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Sega Genesis – Games, Console

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On December 1, 1991, Sega Launched the Mega-CD of Genesis in Japan and on October 15, 1992, the CD was launched in North America. Later on, in 1993, it was released over Europe.

Sega Genesis Original

  • The hardware was adapted from 16-bit arcade board.
  • For the support of Genesis, two network services were created- Sega Meganet and Sega Channel.
  • The microprocessor is a 16/32-bit Motorola 68000 CPU clocked at 7.6 MHz
  • The whole Sega Genesis console consists of 72 KB of RAM, 64 KB of video RAM and has the capacity to display 61 colors.
  • A radio frequency output port is also provided at the back of the Sega Genesis console.

Sega Genesis Flashback

  • 85 built-in games are integrated into it.
  • The inclusion of two high performance 2.4GHz wireless controllers was done.
  • It also included 720p HDMI output, scanline filtering and save/pause/rewind system for each of the Sega Genesis games.
  • The user can add his own games with the help of an optional SD card.
  • A built-in rechargeable battery was placed which ensured the ignorance of any kind of disturbance to the fun.

Sega Genesis Classic

  • Extremely lightweight and very much easy to carry anywhere.
  • A fully-functional top-loading cartridge slot is present in the Sega Genesis classic game console.
  • Horizontal Flip Mode was introduced. This means that the user can play the game with the titles horizontally flipped.
  • Offline and online multiplayer system enhancements were made.
  • It can also be played and plugged into the TV of the user.

System Specifications of Sega Genesis

  • Media – ROM cartridge.
  • CPU – Motorola 68000 with 7.6MHz.
  • Display – Progressive: 320×224 (NTSC) or 320×240 (PAL) pixels, 512 color palette, 61 colors on-screen.

Interlaced: 320×448 (NTSC) or 320×480 (PAL).

  • Sound – Yamaha YM2612 Texas Instruments SN76489.

Sega Genesis Games

Following is a list of some of the popular games of Sega Genesis:

  1. The Sonic Series (Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, and Sonic & Knuckles).
  2. Earthworm Jim.
  3. Super Street Fighter 2.
  4. Mortal Kombat 2.
  5. Aladdin.
  6. Streets of Rage 2.
  7. Battle toads.
  8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist.
  9. NBA Jam TE.
  10. Castlevania: Bloodlines.
  11. Golden Axe.
  12. Zombies Ate My Neighbors.
  13. Battletoads & Double Dragon.
  14. Double Dragon.
  15. The Lion King.
  16. Toejam and Earl.
  17. Altered Beast.
  18. X-Men 2: Clone Wars.
  19. Comix Zone.
  20. Contra: Hard Corps.
  21. Ghouls ‘n Ghosts.
  22. The Revenge of Shinobi.
  23. Gunstar Heroes.
  24. Shining Force II.
  25. System Requirements

The user needs the following system requirements in order to play Sega Genesis:

  • CPU: Info.
  • RAM: 1 GB.
  • OS: Windows XP or higher.
  • VIDEO CARD: 32MB or greater graphics card with DX 9.0.. Phantasy Star IV.

Threats to Sega Genesis

There were mainly two threats to the Sega Genesis games. Following were the threats:

  1. The introduction of Nintendo brought a major threat to Sega Genesis which created a major competition in the market.
  2. The release of the PC engine created a major downfall in the market of gaming.
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