Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 109

Thread: Genesis Doesn't

  1. #1
    ServBot (Level 11)
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    3,414
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default Genesis Doesn't

    Since all is fair in love and the 16-bit system wars, I thought there should be a list of worst Genesis games to go along with the worst Super NES games list someone started earlier. So, what Genesis games do you feel aren't welcome at the first level, let alone the next one?

    My choice has to be Dark Castle by Electronic Arts. I was actually looking forward to playing this, as Mac owners had nothing but good things to say about their version of the game, and from the box it looked like an appealing blend of old and new ideas. Unfortunately, the game wasn't anywhere near as entertaining as I thought it would be... in fact, it turned out to be one of the worst Genesis games ever released, no small feat when you consider unlicensed bombs like Far Sight Technologies' Action 52.

    Dark Castle is like what would happen if you dipped Prince of Persia in toxic waste. It's got weak graphics, tiny characters, and gameplay that's alternately frustrating and idiotic. In one stage, you're surrounded by a swarm of bats flying overhead, and you're supposed to dispatch them all with rocks to proceed. Unfortunately for you (and luckily for them), aiming and throwing the stones is so bloody hard that you might as well roll up your sleeve and let the bats feast on your arm... it would be less painful. Other stages involve similarly frustrating challenges, and remind you of why Electronic Arts has all but abandoned action games to make endless sequels to John Madden Football.

    JR
    The Gameroom Blitz. Here. Go. Now.
    http://grblitz.overclocked.org

  2. #2
    Pac-Man (Level 10)
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    The Midwest
    Posts
    2,187
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    well whatever....everybody knows that "Genesis does what Nintendon't"
    Midwest

  3. #3
    ServBot (Level 11)
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    3,414
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Hold on there... I'm not bashing the Genesis. I just thought a list of its worst games would go nicely with the worst Super NES games list someone had started earlier.

    JR
    The Gameroom Blitz. Here. Go. Now.
    http://grblitz.overclocked.org

  4. #4
    Insert Coin (Level 0)
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    71
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Pit Fighter
    The Ooze

    ...

    There's a looong list, for all systems.

  5. #5
    Banana (Level 7) Richter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    1,571
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Toys

    *shudders*

  6. #6
    Pac-Man (Level 10)
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    On the border between sanity and insanity
    Posts
    2,489
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Shadow of the Beast 2 was the single worst game I'd ever played. I also hate Blaster Master 2 for being a terrible sequel to a great game.
    "First, we have aspirin. A common cure for things that aspirin cures. Leads to.....rabies."

  7. #7
    drowning in medals Ed Oscuro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    16,550
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default Re: Genesis doesn't

    It's interesting that Dark Castle showed up; I recently read a glowing review of a color update for the Macintosh. It's...well...I remember playing a game that seemed to be a 2D sidescroller in black and white on a school Mac; had you trying to dodge swinging blades and such. A forumer mentioned the possibility this was Dark Castle; now I'm quite certain this wasn't Dark Castle at all since the character was actually a large size - I remember him as being somewhat lanky and actually tall, probably nearing twice the height of the PoPersia kid and the same width (in pixels). The game also - as I recall - was as graphic as the grayscale would allow.

    Dark Castle, on the other hand, seems to have a tiny character that doesn't look terribly well animated; some people enjoy the "gore free" atmosphere but I feel it's quite simply ugly, especially given the surroundings - for goodness sake, aren't dungeons supposed to be gory? A great example of taking an engine that would've made the original Dracula developers at Konami die from shame, and completely failing to understand what sort of features are appealing to action gamers. While the system includes a Cybernator-style ability (so I gather) to aim up and down and throws in (pardon the pun - it was uninDENTional) physics for projectiles for good measure, the idea you're playing as a character who must throw rocks like some clueless schoolboy is not winning me over to this title. Now perhaps (most certainly) there are some enchanting bits I've missed, and perhaps the game has some well designed levels. Perhaps this brewer who throws barrels is actually my mother's uncle, too. Not bloody likely, seeing that he went down over enemy territory in World War II. Erm. I think I'm safe in giving a caustic (and admittedly underinformed) opinion, because even from a distance and from the glowing review this game is remarkably shoddy and uninspired.

    What's more, Cat Maneki's description of fighting a screen full of bats seems to confirm my suspicion (and let me vent a gripe that many folks seem to share with me) that the developers REALLY WANTED TO MAKE A GAME, but just didn't have the understanding that makes an engaging tech demo into a similarly engaging game. So throw in one part action, one part puzzling, and inscrutable - erm, make that "play time extending" game control, and you've got a disk that should prove great for saving Claris Works documents (in the case of the Genesis cartridge, perhaps you can use it as a paperweight, though why anybody would want to look at this cart while trying to draw inspiration is beyond me). This sort of approach led to Tetsuo Gaiden (or is that Tetsuo Geiden?) on the CD-i, or Daikatana on the PC; that "lots of folks do it, so we can too!" mentality doesn't seem to pay off very often.

    What this all means to me is that the Mac, like the PC, really did the same sorts of games as the PC, but in smaller quantities and thus less successfully taken overall. Duke Nukem's original PC outings were nice, but I have no wish to visit the Dark Castle or any of its ports.

  8. #8
    drowning in medals Ed Oscuro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    16,550
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default Re: Genesis doesn't

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Oscuro
    some people enjoy the "Pacino free" atmosphere
    Erm. Why did I write Pacino? I seriously don't know.

    "Joo wanna waste my time? Okay."

  9. #9
    Ladd Spencer (Level 17) Captain Wrong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    twiddle your ball sack Indiana
    Posts
    9,092
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Xbox LIVE
    Captain Wrong
    PSN
    Captain Wrong

    Default

    Earth Defends/Defence

    (to be fair, it's unlicensed, but geez, I can't think of a bigger stinker in the Genny's library.)

  10. #10
    Kirby (Level 13) Push Upstairs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    somewhere between the past and the future
    Posts
    5,464
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Sword of Sodan

    Possibility is infinity! You must be satisfied!

    You just can't handle my jawusumness responces. -The Sizz



  11. #11
    Cherry (Level 1)
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    302
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    M1 someting Tank - Crap
    So you think your a Dj? Go to My Djset.com and upload your mix, See if your good enough for the real world!
    Stuff for Sale

  12. #12
    Late to the party DigitalSpace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    10,626
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Back in the day, my brother was a big Power Ranger fan and wanted this game for Christmas. It was just another crappy Street Fighter II ripoff. Slow and boring.

    I also didn't care for Sonic 3D Blast. It may not be the worst Genesis game, but in my opinion, it's the worst Sonic game on the console.
    Last edited by DigitalSpace; 06-03-2010 at 11:23 AM. Reason: Nearly six years after I made this post, a spelling error has been fixed.

    Collection List | Twitter
    Check out the new N64 Rumble Pak. See how it feels to feel what you see.

  13. #13
    Alex (Level 15)
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Providence RI
    Posts
    7,099
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Xbox LIVE
    SoulBlazer07

    Default

    I always thought Koei games handled MUCH worse on the Genesis as opposed to the SNES.
    "Four o'clock and all is well.....wish I was in bed, Sir."
    -- Guard in the Imperial City, Oblivion

  14. #14
    Strawberry (Level 2) nildem's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Raytown, MO, USA
    Posts
    497
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post
    Xbox LIVE
    nildem
    PSN
    nildem
    Steam
    nildem

    Default

    Bubsy II
    Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
    Heavy Nova
    Ka-Ge-Ki: Fists of Steel
    Last Action Hero
    Last Battle
    Pit Fighter
    RBI Baseball series (Genesis versions only)
    Revolution X
    Rise of the Robots
    Sword of Sodan
    T2: Judgement Day
    Time Killers
    Unnecessary Roughness '95
    Virtua Fighter 2 (Genesis version only)



    Very bad games. Dear god they're bad. Somehow a friend of mine managed to rent almost every single one of these 'back in the day'. We wasted HOURS playing these damn games, actually beating a couple of them.

  15. #15
    Peach (Level 3) NeoVenom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Bogota, NJ
    Posts
    679
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Xbox LIVE
    N30V3N0M
    PSN
    Zenphez
    Steam
    N30V3N0M

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by charitycasegreg
    well whatever....everybody knows that "Genesis does what Nintendon't"
    I'm sorry, but I gotta respond along with this. Many games that were release on both SNES and Genesis were usually better for SNES. SNES has better graphics and better sound effects. Everytime I play a Genesis game, I'm pretty sure I hear the same sound effects on another game.

    One example of a game that suckz for Genesis and is extremely good for SNES is Rock N Roll Racing. When the announcer talks during the race, for Genesis, you hear a pause in the music. SNES doesn't do that, and the music sounds 100X better on SNES than on Genesis. And the sound effect, oh man, the sound effects.

    In my opinion, Mortal Kombat II is wayyyyyy better on the SNES and not on Genesis. If you compare on graphics on the first Mortal Kombat, the graphics were better on SNES than on the Genesis version.

    Don't get me wrong, Genesis is good in certain ways, but SNES dominated.

  16. #16
    Peach (Level 3)
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    795
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    RE: Neovenom- how much is gamefaqs paying you? x_x :P

    RE: Nildem- Im not sure about Bubsy II, T2 and Dragon. Bubsy II wasnt great, but it was better than the first :P

    T2 is passable only because without it theres even less menacer games to play, and Dragon because it was 3-player (if im not mistaken).

    Ill toss in World Cup Italia '90 on Mega Drive (aka Sega Championship soccer?).
    Top down soccer has never been so awful.

    Im also surprised nobody's mentioned Shaq Fu. That game evil in its purest form

  17. #17
    Peach (Level 3) NeoVenom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Bogota, NJ
    Posts
    679
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Xbox LIVE
    N30V3N0M
    PSN
    Zenphez
    Steam
    N30V3N0M

    Default

    Shaq Fu suckz for both SNES and Genesis.

  18. #18
    Alex (Level 15) boatofcar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Hurricane, WV
    Posts
    7,749
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post
    Xbox LIVE
    boatofcar

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVenom
    Quote Originally Posted by charitycasegreg
    well whatever....everybody knows that "Genesis does what Nintendon't"
    I'm sorry, but I gotta respond along with this. Many games that were release on both SNES and Genesis were usually better for SNES.


    In my opinion, Mortal Kombat II is wayyyyyy better on the SNES and not on Genesis. If you compare on graphics on the first Mortal Kombat, the graphics were better on SNES than on the Genesis version.

    Don't get me wrong, Genesis is good in certain ways, but SNES dominated.
    ...which is why I always pass up the 6 or 8 Genesis consoles at every thrift I go to...if it was so much better than the SNES, why does no one want them anymore, as opposed to NES (which I see at thrifts but are always priced twice as high as Genny's) or SNES, which I hardly ever see in the wild? IMO, the SNES has aged MUCH better than the Genesis.

  19. #19
    Pac-Man (Level 10) Nez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Glendale, Az
    Posts
    2,699
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Prince of persia is much better on the genesis. The Snes version sucks.
    (Oo (xxx) oO) (Oo (xxx) oO)
    .o xxxxxxxx o . o xxxxxxxx o

  20. #20
    Luigi (Level 20) Custom rank graphic
    kainemaxwell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    12,600
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    11
    Thanked in
    8 Posts

    Default

    Pit Fighterr for any system was sucktastic, especially Game Boy.
    My Gaming Collection (Now at Google Drive!)

Similar Threads

  1. Sega Genesis cartridge doesn't work
    By darkshadow1804 in forum Technical and Restoration Society
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-26-2016, 01:16 AM
  2. Sega Genesis Doesn't show up video
    By darkshadow1804 in forum Technical and Restoration Society
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-28-2010, 07:59 PM
  3. Someone doesn't know what they're getting
    By Gamereviewgod in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-10-2005, 06:41 AM
  4. Doesn't look like a Sega Genesis 3-Game Lot to me...
    By esquire in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-07-2003, 11:04 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •