Sega Mega Drive also known as Sega Genesis in North America. The Genesis was a 16-bt console created to rival the TurboGrafx 16. In 1990, Nintendo released the Super Famicom (or Super Nintendo Entertainment System—SNES), which was Genesis' major rival throughout the 16-bit era. Even though the Genesis was released earlier than the SNES, Sega had a hard time overcoming Nintendo's dominating foothold on the video game console market, which in the late-1980s was 95% in North America and 92% in Japan. By 1992, Sega slashed Nintendo's market by garnering 55% (going as high as 65% in 1993) of the market in North America. The Genesis also did well in Brazil, Europe, and Australia, however, it failed to put a dent on Nintendo's market share in Japan.
In 1993, the Genesis was redesigned and released as the "Sega Genesis 2". By 1994, Nintendo had regained a lot of its lost market share by slashing Sega's share from 65% to 35%. In 1996, Sega discontinued support for the Genesis. But in 1998, Majesco released a budget version of the Genesis, called "Sega Genesis 3".
Throughout the lifetime of the Genesis, Sega had developed and launched two unsuccesful well-known add-ons, the Sega 32X and the Sega CD. It also released the peripheral, Sega Meganet, which was a modem for the Mega drive. It was only released in Japan and Brazil.
The SEGA Mega Drive Portable (Portable Sega Genesis) is a handheld video game console pre-loaded with 20 classic games from SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis. There is no need to buy game cartridges or download sega roms. Mega Drive Portable also has an Audio / Video out connector and with the included cable the player can be connected to any TV. You can play classic SEGA games anytime, anywhere with the new Mega Drive Portable video game player.
- Plug-n-Play portable video game system
- 20 built-in 16-bit SEGA licensed games
- Built-in speakers
- TV out connection
- Powered by regular 3 x AAA size batteries.
- Official product, containing games authorized by SEGA
- Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
- Alien Storm
- Altered Beast
- Arrow Flash
- Columns III
- Crack Down
- Decap Attack
- Dr. Robotnik´s Mean Bean Machine
- Ecco Jr.
- E-SWAT: Cyber Police City Under Siege
- Gain Ground
- Golden Axe
- Jewel Master
- Kid Chameleon
- Sonic and Knuckles
- Shadow Dancer – The Secret of Shinobi
- The Revenge of Shinobi
In response to Nintendo's Game Boy released in 1989, Sega developed and released their first handheld to the market called Game Gear. Initially released in 1990 in Japan, it was later released to the North American market in 1991 and subsequently to Europe and Australia in 1992. It was the first mainstream handheld system to be released with a color screen, something their main competitor, Nintendo, wouldn't do for its Game Boy line until the Game Boy Color debuted in 1998. It also generated its own light without the need for attachments, which Nintendo did not do until the Game Boy Light came out. Essentially the Game Gear was a portable Master System, although the color palette was larger and thus allowed for better looking graphics. Since the Master System and the Game Gear were both based on a similar Z-80 architecture, a third party released a peripheral called the Gear Master Converter, which allowed the Game Gear to play Master System cartridges. Sega, impressed with the technology, purchased the rights to the adapter and marketed it as the Master Gear Converter.
Although technically superior and having better features than Nintendo's Game Boy, the Game Gear was plagued by a short battery life of approximately 3 hours. The required 6 AA batteries made the Game Gear enthusiast a rare one. Overall, the Game Gear was an impressive piece of technology for the time. It was on the market for a good 4 years and had a respectable software library, which included versions of the popular Sonic the Hedgehog series.
SEGA Roms including zip game files of Sega Genesis and Game
No Saturn CD-roms
have been archived as the cds and the iso files that will have to be created
would be too big to store on the webspace we have. If you need to download
sega genesis roms that are not listed here or saturn isos - you have to install
mIRC and find these files on the fservers in irc. sega master system / game
gear roms are the oldesnt and smallest.
iPhone Emulators - Genesis, nes.app , snes, gba sp and even n64 emulated on iPhone & iPod