The Launch of the Sega Genesis (1989)

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Classic Gaming Quarterly : Don't forget that you can support the show by purchasing an official "Classic Gaming Quarterly" t-shirt! This is a completely re-written and re-produced Genesis launch video that was made from scratch. The old one was delisted after the release of the Master System episode, and I made sure to have this one ready to go to take it's place. The SMS, GEN, and SAT videos now make for a nice contiguous trilogy, with the Dreamcast episode set to finish out the series next year.

millgiass : The Genesis is a really beautiful looking piece of gear.

Dominik Sobolewski : Shinobi 1 should have been a launch title. It would have pushed units.

Quiet Don : So many memories. My dad bought all of these. Good times

Ross TheNinja : Americans can't pronounce Sega. It even tells you how to pronounce it when you start up a game.

gugulubugulu yum yum : I don't know why but I really want to go to make a new console just because I like how they look they always look so weird to me I don't know why

ZDimensional : The genesis wasn't the first 16 bit console

Martell Tha Cool : Sega Genesis sounds much better than Sega mega drive. definitely appreciate the name change


Igor Souza Lima : I am from Brazil. Here, we have tectoy and this year they released sega mega drive this year again and a game, Winder Boy 3, Monica na terra dos monstros.

Desmond Shannon : Genesis can't do this on Nintendo...Genesis Does What Nintendon't! man Sega knew how to get under their skin with that shit haha!

EmperorMAR : wow i always thought the 2 headed blue thing in altered beast was a bull

pyrointeam : Why you Guys always leave Sonic the Hedgehog out, when it was one of the most successfull games and the reason why many of us bought the console?

X360ps4 Ps10Gxbox : Seemed like a well put together video and informative in you're own way thanks I enjoyed this look at sega

ja Jïp : Happy days playing my megadrive back in the 90s. I wish I could go back to those carefree days, no terrorism no new world order to worry about sigh.

Matt : Great video. This really takes me back. It's like I'm 8 years old again. I grew up on the Atari, NES, and PC in the 80's, but the Genesis will always hold a special place in my heart.

rockbass : Genesis: G.O.A.T.

Wenceslao Futanaki : snes, genesis and turbografx, best era of videogame ever. unlike xbone and ps4 which are pretty much the same shit, each one of these consoles had its own personality going on, love all the three!

3DO! : one.... Sonic 1 Shinobi TMNT

Carlos Munoz : Great video. keep them coming. I enjoy very much

TherealCCChasarrived : only real gamers beat last battle back in the day.

bergcycles1 : Sega sports games were bar none, better than any other system back in their time. Much respect. NHL 95'. ForLife!

MegaCrasherMusic : New sub here and already hooked on your channel! Keep the vids coming

Stephen P : Revenge of Shinobi was the best, hands down! Period. Nothing beats that game. Nothing.

Unseen Samurai : I love these reviews of past systems. I grew up on both SNES and Sega Genesis also the Sony PlayStation 1 when I was kid but not all at once.

Forman's Basement : I always thought the turbografx-16 was an 8 bit machine with 16-bit graphics

L.E. Miller : Heck yeah, Thunder Force!

Oliver Hernandez : Atari was the first like video game console and it was ok

Global Warming Skeptic : Launch Genesis to Sonic might as well be called an entirely new system, because they didn't understand how to use the hardware to build good games until that point.

Tremolo814 : I don't really play sport games but that baseball game looks fun! I might add it to the Genesis collection

Abdalla Mohammed : High Definition graphics.....hahahahaha

Brad Strawn : i would buy a system to play a new altered beast or golden axe

ben owen : Yay My fave 16 bit console, the Mega Drive (Genesis).

THE BWE : What nintendont

Kingslayer : Loved my Sega Genesis. Sonic 1-3, Sonic & Knuckles, Aladdin, Quackshot, Cool Spot, Mortal Kombat w/ blood, Street Fighter II Special Champion Edition with 6-button controller, Shinobi, Madden, and many more!

Ellipsis of Triple Tap : Gotta sigh when I see the hindsight reviews from MEGA Magazine, as it reminds me how negative many UK Amiga magazines were back in the day (near the end). As a side note, I have most of them that you showed and hundreds more... and I'm glad I do!

Luis Ramirez : You kind of sound like the guy that explains what happened during the previous episode of dragon ball z.

Trenton : yeah, as a kid, me and my siblings had Atari, NES, Genesis, and SNES. All great consoles in their time. Altered beast and Strider had the best soundtracks on genesis.

The Pumpking King : 5:11 Duane Dibbley....... ?????

Julio C : genesis had the best street fighter and mortal kombat versions.

Zed X-R : I don't get all the Altered Beast hate either. Its not a groundbreaking piece of video game art, but isn't a crappy mess either. I really enjoyed the arcade version and the Genesis port was a way to play it at home.

Peter Lawrence : 13:35 "Although the Genesis wasn't actually capable of it, gave the illusion of true 3D." The demoscene group Titan would like to have a word with you ;)

Mr Eighty : The design is based off 80s CD players

evil3drummer : Did Sega hire Peter Griffin to be their director of American marketing?

August West : i was never a big "Altered Beast" fan, but the second that music started playing, I had a huge rush of awesome childhood nostalgia wash over me. The Sega Genesis just flat out kicked ass.

Axel Sonic : Please do a video about the launch of the Sega Dreamcast. I'm begging you! 😇👍🏻

Desmobrain : Liked and Sub'd.

LSSJ Gaming : I love both Sega and Nintendo. They have two of the best 16 bit console and Gc Ps2 era consoles

kelly shea : my first game console! my first game was Sonic 3 and i had this game pack that came with maybe 16 games. i remember playing the living shit out of Golden Axe and that ninja game