No Genesis A+ Games?

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Re: No Genesis A+ Games?

Postby VideoGameCritic » January 10th, 2021, 1:02 pm

Another way to look at this is that the Genesis library is so consistently good across the board, it's hard to identify a title that's stands out so far ahead of everything else.

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Re: No Genesis A+ Games?

Postby Retro STrife » January 12th, 2021, 6:54 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Another way to look at this is that the Genesis library is so consistently good across the board, it's hard to identify a title that's stands out so far ahead of everything else.


To play devil's advocate: If that were the reason, the same might be true for other systems, like say the SNES or PS2. I love the Genesis, but I think it's hard to say its library is higher quality than the SNES. And even if it was, that's arguably more reason to add an A+ game. For the SNES and PS2, there are three A+ games each.

By the way - for some ideas, you listed several Genesis games in your list of Top 50 Console Games: Sonic 2 (#4); NHL '94 (#10); the first Streets of Rage (#18); NBA Jam: TE (#19), and Road Rash (#31). Sonic 2 at #4 seems like a worthy candidate for sure. For me, Road Rash is an A+ too.

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Re: No Genesis A+ Games?

Postby Hagane » January 13th, 2021, 2:45 pm

I liked how he choose Street of Rage 1 over SOR2 in his Top 50, SOR2 is a total Final Fight rip-off with slower gameplay, SOR1 however great game, has it's own personality, much better music and you can call the cops for special which is a unique thing for a beatemup.

Road Rash however just didn't age that well, clumsy animation, it seems like it's missing some frames, looks like 20 fps or something, music sucks btw, it uses that awful Gems sound software where the bass sounds like farts, also gameplay gets old pretty fast. Can't understand how it made to his Top 50.

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Re: No Genesis A+ Games?

Postby jon » January 15th, 2021, 9:51 am

What I think is interesting is that neither the Neo Geo or the Genesis has an A+ game but they have a ton of A games. Perhaps other than the Neo Geo the Genesis is the most arcade like console. There’s something about these Neo Geo games that I can understand why arcade games would be given A’s instead of an A+. I understand why. One other thing is that while NHL ‘94 is amazing and I have great memories playing it in the early 90’s I’ve played better sports games.


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