The History of the Sega Video Game Consoles
The SG-1000 was released in 1983. The console has 97 game titles. Sega was new in the game but they had some solid games that was able to compete with Atari. Sega made arcade games and it made the SG-1000 in order to jump directly into the video game market. Not a bad start and truth be told it is a classic console that is much sought after by game and toy collectors.
The top video games released on this console are:
1. Congo Bongo
3. Golgo 13
4. Monaco GP
5. Girl's Garden
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Improving Along the Way
SG-1000 2 (1984)
The SG-1000 2 was released in 1984. This console improved the controllers and cosmetically it looked better as well. Unfortunately, Nintendo was coming along and this console was not gonna be around long. A stop through console only meant to cover a small area of time until the release of the Master System which was levels above anything Sega ever made.
The best video games released on this system are:
1. Champion Boxing
3. The Castle
4. Champion Pro Wrestling
5. Space Invaders
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Fun Game Playing
Master System (1986)
The Sega Master System was released to the public in 1986. This was a true 8-bit console that took Ataris place in sales and it stayed a strong number 2 against the Nintendo which had the hit, Super Mario Brothers. The color, sound playing experience and graphics were vastly improved over the previous generations consoles.
The top games that were made for the Master System are:
1. Alex Kidd
2. Phantasy Star
3. Spy vs Spy
5. Ninja Gaiden
Video Game Console
Sega Genesis (1989)
The Sega Genesis was released in 1989 and its direct competition became the Super Nintendo. Sega, for a time anyway, had the top selling game console with the Genesis which came packed with 2 controllers and the game Altered Beast. Finally, Sega struck gold with the release of Sonic the Hedgehog. Overall, this is the best selling console Sega ever produced. I like the Dreamcast as my favorite even though I thoroughly enjoyed many Genesis and Sega CD titles. At first Sega Genesis had a 3-button controller with buttons ABC. Later, the controller changed to a 6- button and the buttons were ABC and XYZ.
Top 10 Sega Genesis Games
Sonic the Hedgehog
Streets of Rage 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic and Knuckles
Mortal Kombat 2
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Sega CD (1992)
The Sega CD, which is an add-on for the Genesis, was produced and put on store shelves in 1992. It had better color and sound than the Genesis. Genesis had a cartridge but Sega CD was the first foray into CD games at the time. The big thing with this system was that it utilized Full-Motion video which was relatively new at the time.
The top games for this CD-ROM based system are:
1. Night Trap
3. Cliff Hanger
4. Bram Stoker's Dracula
5. Sonic CD
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Sega 32X (1994)
The Sega 32X was made to be plugged into the top of the Sega Genesis and it came out for sale in 1994. It had poor sales and faded because a lack of game titles. It was improved graphics over the Genesis but not over the Sega CD by much at all.
The games that were the best on this gaming console are:
2. Corpse Killer
3. Star Wars Arcade
4. Virtua Racing
5. After Burner
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Video Game Planets Align
Sega Saturn (1995)
Sega Saturn was true 32-bit CD power and it hit stores across the nation in 1995. It only had a four year life span but it spurned out some great games in that time and the controller was a perfect fit, in my opinion. Sega made some entertaining games for this system and if not for the emergence of the PlayStation, Sega would have still been a large company.
The best video games that came out on the Saturn are:
1. Daytona USA
2. Virtua Fighter 2
3. Resident Evil
4. Sonic 3DBlast
5. Duke Nukem 3D
Sega's Final Dream
Sega Dreamcast (1999)
The final and easily best console Sega invented was the 128-bit Dreamcast and it went on sale in 1999. This was my favorite because it was the first system to get consoles internet connected, games were awesome and the graphics were ahead of their time.
The best games that Sega came out with for the Dreamcast are:
1. Sonic Adventure
2. Resident Evil: Code Veronica
3. Rayman 2
4. Crazy Taxi
5. Grand Theft Auto 2
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