SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive)

The Sega Genesis, known as the Mega Drive Designed by an R&D team supervised by Hideki Sato and Masami Ishikawa, the Genesis was adapted from Sega's System 16 arcade board, centered on a Motorola 68000 processor as the CPU, a Zilog Z80 as a sound controller, and a video system supporting hardware sprites, tiles, and scrolling. It plays a library of more than 900 games created by Sega and a wide array of third-party publishers delivered on ROM-based cartridges. Several add-ons were released, including a Power Base Converter to play Master System games. It was released in several different versions, some created by third parties. Sega created two network services to support the Genesis: Sega Meganet and Sega Channel. In Japan, the Mega Drive fared poorly against its two main competitors, Nintendo's Super Famicom and NEC's PC Engine (aka TurboGrafx-⁠16), but it achieved considerable success in North America, Brazil, and Europe. Contributing to its success were its library of arcade game ports, the popularity of Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series, several popular sports franchises, and aggressive youth marketing that positioned the system as the cool console for adolescents. The North American release in 1991 of the Super Famicom, rebranded as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, resulted in a fierce battle for market share in the United States and Europe that has often been termed as a "console war" by journalists and historians. As this contest drew increasing attention to the video game industry among the general public, the Genesis and several of its highest-profile games attracted significant legal scrutiny on matters involving reverse engineering and video game violence. Controversy surrounding violent games such as Night Trap and Mortal Kombat led Sega to create the Videogame Rating Council, a predecessor to the Entertainment Software Rating Board. 30.75 million first-party Genesis units were sold worldwide. In addition, Tec Toy sold an estimated three million licensed variants in Brazil, Majesco projected it would sell 1.5 million licensed variants of the system in the United States, and much smaller numbers were sold by Samsung in South Korea. By the mid-2010s, licensed third-party Genesis rereleases were still being sold by AtGames in North America and Europe. Many games have been re-released in compilations or on online services such as the Nintendo Virtual Console, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and Steam. The Genesis was succeeded in 1994 by the Sega Saturn.

Emulators for SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) games

Emulator Console Platform FileSize Emulator
Gens 2.14 for SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) on Windows Gens 2.14 SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) Windows 0.5MB Download
GENPlusDroid for SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) on Android GENPlusDroid SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) Android 2.2MB Download
Fusion 3.6.4 for SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) on Windows Fusion 3.6.4 SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) Windows 0.4MB Download
Gens Plus 0.9.6.1 for SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) on Windows Gens Plus 0.9.6.1 SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) Windows 0.5MB Download
HazeMD for SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) on Windows HazeMD SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) Windows 4.4MB Download
Gens32 v1.86 for SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) on Windows Gens32 v1.86 SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) Windows 2.1MB Download
RetroDrive5 for SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) on Windows RetroDrive5 SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) Windows 0.3MB Download
DGen 1.33 for SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) on Windows DGen 1.33 SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) Windows 3.9MB Download
AGES v029a for SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) on Windows AGES v029a SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) Windows 0.3MB Download
RetroCopy v0.945 for SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) on Windows RetroCopy v0.945 SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) Windows 13.6MB Download
FB Alpha 0.2.97.43 for SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) on Windows FB Alpha 0.2.97.43 SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) Windows 4.8MB Download
Higan v106 for SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) on Windows Higan v106 SEGA Genesis(Mega Drive) Windows 1.3MB Download