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The Memories

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7:21 pm
July 12, 2009


Mike

Admin

posts 81

As I have stated on the show a few times, the Sega Genesis was my first 16 bit console. It holds a special place in my heart full of memories with my friends and staying up late nights playing Sonic, toejam and earl and streets of rage.

With the inclusion of sega in the retrocast I will be sure to reminisce fondly about the days I spent playing the good old genesis.

Anyone have any Genesis stories to share?

7:47 pm
July 12, 2009


nintenjo

Retrososo

posts 33

As I didn't grow up with many video games at my youngest ages, a genesis was my first system ever, I'll also never forget that giant octagonal ring accessory that one would stand in and punch, kick etc and play fighting games

9:46 pm
July 12, 2009


hemrawc

Retroman

posts 125

The Genesis was the first 16-bit system that I witnessed, which makes sense because it was released before the SNES.  Anywho, I remember back in the early 90's at a family reunion at a beach when one of my cousins brought his genesis.  I was amazed when he spent the entire evening and part of the night beating Sonic The Hedgehog.  As a young kid I thought he was SO cool!  Oh, the good ole days…

1:12 am
July 14, 2009


JungleRatRob

Utah

Retroposer

posts 91

Like I mentioned in my audio-mail I was a Nintendo fanboy but the reason is that I had a Nintendo and a Gameboy when I started seeing those ads like 'Sega does what Nintendon't' or Gameboy is for sucks 'cuz it doesn't have colors. Since they were insulting Nintendo and I owned one I felt insulted myself.

When I first saw Sonic 2 I was like: man that… does look cool… but it's the enemy! So while my friends and I tricked ourselves into thinking that games like Comix Zone, Virtua Racing and Vectorman weren't good we still had our 'guilty pleasures' on Genesis. Personally I always liked Cyborg Justice, Shining Force and Shinobi III. Even my Nintendo-nazi friends liked Altered Beast, General Chaos and Road Rash. In the end (around the time I bought a Dreamcast) I decided that the  Nintendo vs. Sega fight had been pointless all the time. All the systems had at least some good games on them and all systems had a lot of crappy games too. Both companies over-hyped up their hardware too. Neither Virtua Racing or Star Fox looked as good as DOOM did on a 486.

PS: I think that ring that nintenjo mentioned was called \"The Activator\". Someone posted the instructional video that came with it.
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Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well.
*Isaac Asimov

11:06 am
July 14, 2009


nintenjo

Retrososo

posts 33

JungleRatRob said:

Like I mentioned in my audio-mail I was a Nintendo fanboy but the reason is that I had a Nintendo and a Gameboy when I started seeing those ads like 'Sega does what Nintendon't' or Gameboy is for sucks 'cuz it doesn't have colors. Since they were insulting Nintendo and I owned one I felt insulted myself.

When I first saw Sonic 2 I was like: man that… does look cool… but it's the enemy! So while my friends and I tricked ourselves into thinking that games like Comix Zone, Virtua Racing and Vectorman weren't good we still had our 'guilty pleasures' on Genesis. Personally I always liked Cyborg Justice, Shining Force and Shinobi III. Even my Nintendo-nazi friends liked Altered Beast, General Chaos and Road Rash. In the end (around the time I bought a Dreamcast) I decided that the  Nintendo vs. Sega fight had been pointless all the time. All the systems had at least some good games on them and all systems had a lot of crappy games too. Both companies over-hyped up their hardware too. Neither Virtua Racing or Star Fox looked as good as DOOM did on a 486.

PS: I think that ring that nintenjo mentioned was called “The Activator”. Someone posted the instructional video that came with it.
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That's the one!

8:49 pm
July 14, 2009


hugues

Retroman

posts 110

Ah, the Activator. I was working at an Electronics Boutique (now GameStop) when that piece of junk was released. It came out right around the time of the Mortal Kombat/Street Fighter craze. The box made it look like if you punched your character punched but it didn't work anything like that. We read the manual and it was crazy how it actually worked.

I think we sold exactly one of them before they were recalled (meaning we sent them back to the manufacturer, not they were recalled for safety reasons).

9:07 pm
July 19, 2009


Rubyclaw

Retrososo

posts 48

The two most significant Sega memories I have are with the Genesis, one is when my brother got one for his birthday one year (sometime while the model 1 was still in production). It was so cool to see a 16-bit console in our household after having played the NES for so long (I don't remember if we had the SNES beforehand though).

The other is a lot more scarring: it was watching my brother play the Splatterhouse games. They freaked me out so much as a kid, and I was never smart enough to just look away or stay away from where he was playing them – I had to watch. It was because of those games that I lost significant interest in the Genesis and I haven't seemed to be able to play one for more than a half hour after having it shelved for months, even years on end.

10:44 pm
September 29, 2009


Nick

South Carolina

Retroposer

posts 59

I have no retro sega memories except Dreamcast ones.  The DC was the first Sega console I ever bought.  Even now, I only have the Dreamcast and a Sega Nomad.  I did make a deal for a Sega Master System and some games, but I'm still waiting on that to arrive.  I also just bought an ac adapter for my Nomad.  Figured I better because I have been finding Genesis games at the local Goodwill stores.  Bought Pirates Gold today and then found out that it's one of the rare games on the Genesis.  Not too bad for $3!  Even came with the box and manual.  Sadly, no map though.  :(

10:54 pm
October 10, 2009


retro junkie

Retrolite

posts 3

My first 16-bit console was the Genesis also. Hellfire was the first game that I purchased for mine. After the SNES hit the store shelves, I had to have one of those too. I can still remembering how I scraped together enough cash to get the Nomad when it first came out. I still pull them out for a day of Sega madness at times. Still living and playing in the past. That is what being retro is all about. ** you don't have permission to see this link **

"Only I, retro junkie, can pilot the only prototype battleship in existence against the angry ugly brain damaged horde of aliens that are bent on destroying our part of the galaxy and annihilate earth!"

6:50 pm
December 7, 2009


psychodiagnostik

davidson county NC

Retrolite

posts 7

Wow…  where to begin…  I remember seeing a picture of the Genesis in VG & CE one summer in the late '80s, in a article that showed a Genesis and TG-16 on the hood of a Lotus Esprit.  I was SICK with anticipation, I worked part-time after school and weekends all Fall so I could buy one when they came out.  I bought one that December at launch, along with Last Battle, which was reviewed in the VG & CE that made me want one so bad. 

As far as memories, playing Last Battle to completion over and over and over that winter while listening to ZZ Top at top volume is up there.  My all-time favorite Genesis game is Might&Magic 2: Gates to Another World.  I played that game SO damn much, my non-rpg playing friends were totally baffled over the gameplay and puzzled by the crazy references at the same time.  They always got a kick out of me talking about questing for the enchanted loin cloth of \"The Long One\" and getting thru Yekop & Yebmug's dungeons.

Good times…


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