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* ''TabletopGame/SherlockHolmesConsultingDetective''


* ''VideoGame/EarnestEvans'' (A Japan-only game which would later be ported to the US Genesis, albeit in a [[BadExportForYou stripped-down]] state.)

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* ''VideoGame/EarnestEvans'' (A (a Japan-only game which would later be ported to the US U.S. Genesis, albeit in a [[BadExportForYou stripped-down]] state.)



* ''VideoGame/FinalFight CD'' (Unlike the SNES port, this version had all three characters without the need of having a re-release with Guy in it. Also includes the 2-Player Mode and Industrial Area stage, with the latter featuring Rolento as the boss.)

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFight CD'' (Unlike (unlike the SNES port, this version had all three characters without the need of having a re-release with Guy in it. Also includes the 2-Player Mode and Industrial Area stage, with the latter featuring Rolento as the boss.)



** ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' (A CultClassic among both JRPG fans and Sega collectors. Although it did not sell as well as ''Sonic CD'', its success guaranteed numerous ports to other consoles as well as a sequel.)

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** ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' (A (a CultClassic among both JRPG fans and Sega collectors. Although it did not sell as well as ''Sonic CD'', its success guaranteed numerous ports to other consoles as well as a sequel.)



* ''The Misadventures of Flink'' (known simply as ''Flink'' for the US release)

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* ''The Misadventures of Flink'' (known simply as ''Flink'' for the US U.S. release)



* ''Road Avenger'' (aka ''Road Blaster FX'' in Japan)

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* ''Road Avenger'' (aka (a.k.a. ''Road Blaster FX'' in Japan)



* ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' (Notable in that it was the only English version of the game; in fact, this version was made specifically for North America and Europe without a Japanese Mega CD release.)
* ''Sol-Feace'' (Later released as ''Sol-Deace'' for the Genesis, the port itself being an exclusive title in the United States.)

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' (Notable (notable in that it was the only English version of the game; in fact, this version was made specifically for North America and Europe without a Japanese Mega CD release.)
* ''Sol-Feace'' (Later (later released as ''Sol-Deace'' for the Genesis, the port itself being an exclusive title in the United States.)



* ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'' (Very close to the arcade original in terms of gameplay, and with some sweet extras that the Saturn version lacked. A fan-favorite of both 32X owners and ''Virtua Fighter'' fans.)
* ''Virtua Racing Deluxe'' (Contains the three tracks from the arcade version, plus two 32X exclusive levels and two extra cars)

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* ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'' (Very (very close to the arcade original in terms of gameplay, and with some sweet extras that the Saturn version lacked. A fan-favorite of both 32X owners and ''Virtua Fighter'' fans.)
* ''Virtua Racing Deluxe'' (Contains (contains the three tracks from the arcade version, plus two 32X exclusive levels and two extra cars)



* ''VideoGame/{{Darius}}'' (Originally a fan-produced ROM before being [[AscendedFanon adopted by M2]].)
* ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' (More specifically, a port of Sega's 1988 arcade version. Not based on the unreleased Mirrorsoft prototype as claimed by the info screen for the game, but rather made from whole cloth by M2.)

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* ''VideoGame/{{Darius}}'' (Originally (originally a fan-produced ROM before being [[AscendedFanon adopted by M2]].)
* ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' (More (more specifically, a port of Sega's 1988 arcade version. Not based on the unreleased Mirrorsoft prototype as claimed by the info screen for the game, but rather made from whole cloth by M2.)


* ''VideoGame/AlteredBeast'' (not only a launch title, but also the original pack-in game for the console prior to Sonic)

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* ''VideoGame/AlteredBeast'' (not only a launch title, but also the original pack-in game for the console prior to Sonic)''Sonic'')



* ''VideoGame/CrazyBus'' (An infamous home-brewed Mega Drive title from below the equator. WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd had a memorable rant while playing it, even for him.)

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* ''VideoGame/CrazyBus'' (An (an infamous home-brewed Mega Drive title from below the equator. WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd had a memorable rant while playing it, even for him.)



* ''[[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Ghouls 'n' Ghosts]]'' (A launch title for the Genesis/Mega Drive. A near-perfect conversion of {{Creator/Capcom}}'s arcade classic.)

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* ''[[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Ghouls 'n' Ghosts]]'' (A (a launch title for the Genesis/Mega Drive. A near-perfect conversion of {{Creator/Capcom}}'s arcade classic.)



* ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'' (A pioneering beat 'em up game, famous for its near-perfect Genesis/Mega Drive conversion. A notable launch title for the Mega Drive in Europe)

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'' (A (a pioneering beat 'em up game, famous for its near-perfect Genesis/Mega Drive conversion. A notable launch title for the Mega Drive in Europe)



* ''VideoGame/{{Langrisser}}'' (AKA ''Warsong'')

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* ''VideoGame/{{Langrisser}}'' (AKA (a.k.a. ''Warsong'')



* ''Last Battle'' (An early launch title for the console, notable for being a DivorcedInstallment of a ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' video game, sans the story and violence.)
* ''VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}'' (The Genesis/Mega Drive version famously includes [[http://www.deveria.com/alexis/lemmings/lemmings/gen/gencodes.html 100 unique levels]].)

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* ''Last Battle'' (An (an early launch title for the console, notable for being a DivorcedInstallment of a ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' video game, sans the story and violence.)
* ''VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}'' (The (the Genesis/Mega Drive version famously includes [[http://www.deveria.com/alexis/lemmings/lemmings/gen/gencodes.html 100 unique levels]].)



* ''Menacer 6-in-1'' (a six game cartridge that is only playable with the Sega Menacer light gun. Notably, the game "Ready, Set, Tomatoes" is a SpinOff of the VideoGame/ToeJamAndEarl games)

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* ''Menacer 6-in-1'' (a six game cartridge that is only playable with the Sega Menacer light gun. Notably, the game "Ready, Set, Tomatoes" is a SpinOff of the VideoGame/ToeJamAndEarl ''VideoGame/ToeJamAndEarl'' games)



** ''VideoGame/MortalKombat1'' (Complete with the gore, although it needed a cheat code. Became a KillerApp for the Genesis/Mega Drive in its later years due to its lack of censorship.)

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** ''VideoGame/MortalKombat1'' (Complete (complete with both the gore, gore and fatalities, although it needed a cheat code.CheatCode. Became a KillerApp for the Genesis/Mega Drive in its later years due to its lack of censorship.)



** ''[[VideoGame/DoctorRobotniksMeanBeanMachine Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine]]'': A localization of ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo''.

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** ''[[VideoGame/DoctorRobotniksMeanBeanMachine Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine]]'': A ''VideoGame/DoctorRobotniksMeanBeanMachine'' (a localization of ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo''.)



** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1'' (The flagship game, and standard pack-in game for the console during the 90s. Best-selling Genesis/Mega Drive game of all time at 20,000,000 units worldwide.)
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' (Second-best selling Mega Drive game at 6 million units. Like the game before it, it became the pack-in game for the Model 2 Genesis bundle.)
** ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'' (Sold separately as ''Sonic The Hedgehog 3'' and ''Sonic & Knuckles'' respectively. The latter notably uses custom "Lock-On Technology" built into the cartridge.)
** ''VideoGame/SonicEraser'': A Japan-only puzzle game released exclusively as a downloadable title for the Sega Meganet service.

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** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1'' (The (the flagship game, game of the franchise, and standard pack-in game for the console during the 90s.TheNineties. Best-selling Genesis/Mega Drive game of all time at 20,000,000 units worldwide.)
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' (Second-best (second-best selling Mega Drive game at 6 million units. Like the game before it, it became the pack-in game for the Model 2 Genesis bundle.)
** ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'' (Sold (sold separately as ''Sonic The Hedgehog 3'' and ''Sonic & Knuckles'' respectively. The latter notably uses custom "Lock-On Technology" built into the cartridge.)
** ''VideoGame/SonicEraser'': A ''VideoGame/SonicEraser'' (a Japan-only puzzle game released exclusively as a downloadable title for the Sega Meganet service.)



** ''VideoGame/StriderArcade'' (Another killer app for the console: a near-perfect port of the hit arcade game. First Genesis/Mega Drive game to use an 8-Megabit cartridge.)
** ''[[VideoGame/StriderReturns Journey From Darkness: Strider Returns]]'' (A sequel outsourced to US Gold. Not well regarded)

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** ''VideoGame/StriderArcade'' (Another killer app (another KillerApp for the console: a near-perfect port of the hit arcade game. First Genesis/Mega Drive game to use an 8-Megabit cartridge.)
** ''[[VideoGame/StriderReturns Journey From Darkness: Strider Returns]]'' (A (a sequel outsourced to US Gold. Not well regarded)



* ''Super Thunder Blade'' (A third-person reinvention of Sega's ''VideoGame/ThunderBlade'' arcade game. One of the original launch titles.)

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* ''Super Thunder Blade'' (A (a third-person reinvention of Sega's ''VideoGame/ThunderBlade'' arcade game. One of the original launch titles.)



* ''VideoGame/{{Vectorman}}'' (A swan song for the console in its waning years. Most notable for using fluid pre-rendered sprites.)

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* ''VideoGame/{{Vectorman}}'' (A (a swan song for the console in its waning years. Most notable for using fluid pre-rendered sprites.)

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* ''VideoGame/{{Animaniacs}}''


* CopyProtection, This is actually ''averted'' with the Sega CD. If you're able to burn a Sega CD ISO file to a CD-R and pop it into the system, the system will play it like it would any legitimate copy of the same game. There's no UsefulNotes/RegionCoding, either. To be completely fair, most early CD-based systems were in a similar boat, since [=CDs=] were expensive and difficult to copy at the time - but one suspects that this would've still massively bitten Sega in the ass if the Sega CD had actually taken off.

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* CopyProtection, This is actually ''averted'' with the Sega CD. If you're able to burn a Sega CD ISO file to a CD-R and pop it into the system, the system will play it like it would any legitimate copy of the same game. There's no UsefulNotes/RegionCoding, either. To be completely fair, most early CD-based systems were in a similar boat, since [=CDs=] were expensive and difficult to copy at the time - but one suspects that this would've still massively bitten Sega in the ass if the Sega CD had actually taken off.

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* CopyProtection, This is actually ''averted'' with the Sega CD. If you're able to burn a Sega CD ISO file to a CD-R and pop it into the system, the system will play it like it would any legitimate copy of the same game. There's no UsefulNotes/RegionCoding, either. To be completely fair, most early CD-based systems were in a similar boat, since [=CDs=] were expensive and difficult to copy at the time - but one suspects that this would've still massively bitten Sega in the ass if the Sega CD had actually taken off.


** Sharp-minded readers will note that the default controllers are gamepads and not joysticks (although they did have an arcade stick controller available), thus the only logical conclusion is that the ad was aiming for an ejaculation joke.

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** Sharp-minded readers will note that the default controllers are gamepads and not joysticks (although they did have an arcade stick controller available), thus the only logical conclusion is that the ad was aiming for an ejaculation erection/ejaculation joke.


* ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''



** Sega was much more lenient with what content could be included in their games, as hinted by SNES Aladdin vs. Genesis/Mega Drive Aladdin. (Chucking apples at guards, parkouring off their heads, and sliding down clotheslines is a lot truer to the spirit of the movie than Al hacking them to death with a scimitar the whole game.) Nintendo famously edited out the gore in ''Street Fighter II'' and ''Mortal Kombat'', whereas Sega didn't, at least not entirely (see below). However, Sega did draw the line at nudity. When the computer game ''Stormlord'' was ported to the Genesis/Mega Drive, Sega forced Razor Soft to give the fairies clothing (in the original game, they were nude). Oddly enough, ''Mystic Defender'', an early game for the console, had a very brief bit of female nudity at the end.

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** Sega was much more lenient with what content could be included in their games, as hinted by SNES Aladdin ''Aladdin'' vs. Genesis/Mega Drive Aladdin.''Aladdin''. (Chucking apples at guards, parkouring off their heads, and sliding down clotheslines is a lot truer to the spirit of the movie than Al hacking them to death with a scimitar the whole game.) Nintendo famously edited out the gore in ''Street Fighter II'' and ''Mortal Kombat'', whereas Sega didn't, at least not entirely (see below). However, Sega did draw the line at nudity. When the computer game ''Stormlord'' was ported to the Genesis/Mega Drive, Sega forced Razor Soft to give the fairies clothing (in the original game, they were nude). Oddly enough, ''Mystic Defender'', an early game for the console, had a very brief bit of female nudity at the end.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' (Capcom) vs. ''Streets of Rage''.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' (Capcom) ({{Creator/Capcom}}) vs. ''Streets of Rage''.



###''[[VideoGame/TinyToonAdventuresBusterBustsLoose Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose!]]'' (SNES) versus '' Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure'' (Gen), both developed by {{Creator/Konami}}.
###Two {{Action RPG}}s based ''{{TabletopGame/Shadowrun}}''. See the [[{{VideoGame/Shadowrun}} dedicated article.]]
###''Jurassic Park'' was the same way: completely-different games on seperate platforms.

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###''[[VideoGame/TinyToonAdventuresBusterBustsLoose Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose!]]'' (SNES) versus '' Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure'' (Gen), (Genesis), both developed by {{Creator/Konami}}.
###Two {{Action RPG}}s based on ''{{TabletopGame/Shadowrun}}''. See the [[{{VideoGame/Shadowrun}} dedicated article.]]
###''Jurassic Park'' was the same way: completely-different games on seperate separate platforms.


** ''Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi''
** ''Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master''

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** ''Shadow Dancer: ''VideoGame/ShadowDancer: The Secret of Shinobi''
** ''Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master''''VideoGame/ShinobiIIIReturnOfTheNinjaMaster''


** Sharp-eyed readers will note that the default controllers have gamepads and not joysticks (although they did have an arcade stick controller available), thus the only logical conclusion is that the ad is aiming for an ejaculation joke.

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** Sharp-eyed Sharp-minded readers will note that the default controllers have are gamepads and not joysticks (although they did have an arcade stick controller available), thus the only logical conclusion is that the ad is was aiming for an ejaculation joke.

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** ''[[VideoGame/StrikeSeries Jungle Strike]]''
** ''Urban Strike''


* ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' (More specifically, a port of Sega's 1988 version. Not based on the unreleased Mirrorsoft prototype as claimed by the info screen for the game, but rather made from whole cloth by M2.)

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' (More specifically, a port of Sega's 1988 arcade version. Not based on the unreleased Mirrorsoft prototype as claimed by the info screen for the game, but rather made from whole cloth by M2.)

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[[folder:Sega Genesis Mini Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Darius}}'' (Originally a fan-produced ROM before being [[AscendedFanon adopted by M2]].)
* ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' (More specifically, a port of Sega's 1988 version. Not based on the unreleased Mirrorsoft prototype as claimed by the info screen for the game, but rather made from whole cloth by M2.)
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* ''VideoGame/AfterArmageddonGaiden''


* WolverinePublicity: Sonic the Hedgehog made a ''lot'' of [[http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_cameos_and_references cameo appearances]] in unrelated games, including as an [[NonPlayerCharacter NPC]] chilling on a beach in ''Crusader of Centy''. (It's the closest Sonic ever got to starring in the [[EasternRPG JRPG]] genre.) He even appears in the Sega CD/Mega-CD and Sega Channel boot ups. He was their main draw.

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