8 Sega Genesis Hidden Gems That Missed The Market The First Time Round

Musings of a Mario Minion

Sega Genesis Classics hit major consoles last month, but you wouldn’t have guessed it. Sure, we don’t expect the higher powers of games journalism to take a look at a 20 year old console in the month of E3, but the silence around the compendium got me thinking of all the Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive) gems that have been forgotten over the years.

1) Ristar

Ristar Header Sega Genesis

Sonic, but… not… and also a star. That’s probably the sentiment that roadblocked Ristar‘s deserved ascension to glory on its release in 1995. The market was full of platformers attempting to cloak a Sonic copycat in a new skin and cash in on the move-fast-die-quick hype. Unfortunately, Ristar became collateral damage in this market saturation.

It wasn’t just his video game that couldn’t get off the ground, Ristar himself couldn’t jump. That made for an intriguing gameplay mechanic in the era of jumping…

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