What are the worst Genesis games?

#1 Posted by CaptainSidekick (28 posts) -

My friend is trying to collect the worst games for each system, and we're sort of stymied by the Genesis. It helps that most "Worst Genesis Games" lists appear to be written by folks who have no concept of the progression of design and technology, or are just games they didn't like on a personal level. I wouldn't put Jurassic Park and Altered Beast on that list, not compared to games like Atari 2600 ET and N64 Daikatana and Superman.

#2 Posted by Flacracker (1658 posts) -

Streets of Rage

#3 Posted by Jams (2960 posts) -
#4 Posted by Rihanna (85 posts) -

I think Jeff said this game was pretty bad:

#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
Fucking terrible.
#6 Posted by SuperJoe (874 posts) -

I only owned one Genesis game, Altered Beast, but rented many. Last Battle was the worst one I rented. It's a bad 8-bit game in 16-bit clothing. Has no ironic value either like Pit Fighter or Shaq Fu. There was another game that was equally bad where you're a robot punching other robots, but I can't remember the name.

#7 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@SuperJoe said:

There was another game that was equally bad where you're a robot punching other robots, but I can't remember the name.

Cyborg Justice. It's Cyborg Justice.

#8 Posted by ProfessorK (822 posts) -

I don't think it any worse than this. Even Pit Fighter is good in that Street Fighter the Movie kinda good. This game is pure ass.

#9 Posted by SuperJoe (874 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: That game looks alright actually. The one I'm thinking of was on a 2D plane like Last Battle and was very simplistic.

#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@SuperJoe said:

@Video_Game_King: That game looks alright actually.

Trust me: it is not. There's so much wrong with it that it's difficult to figure out if there's anything right about it.

#11 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -
#12 Posted by BadSniper52 (607 posts) -

For me It Shaq Fu, I remember going to my friend's house and saying " Oh shit, Shaquille in a game!" After playing it I didn't know what to say.

How could they make a crappy game with a face like this!

#13 Posted by CaptainSidekick (28 posts) -

All of these games seem so amazing. You've at least inspired him (the dude looking for the worst) to hunt down Cyborg Justice.

@BadSniper52: That picture is also amazing. Was not expecting a fullscreen Shaqqing when reading replies.

#14 Posted by zombiesatemycereal (426 posts) -

Sonic 3D blast.

#15 Posted by MocBucket62 (1203 posts) -
@zombiesatemycereal said:

Sonic 3D blast.

This
#16 Posted by CaptainSidekick (28 posts) -

So, are these games that you all personally consider bad, and if so, is it because they're very 90s, or because they are unholy trifectas of crap? The measuring sticks which we're using are ET and Superman 64, both of which lack in gameplay, graphics, and sound, in comparison to games of the equivalent era.

Because it was a pre-Internet age, it's hard to find the rage against games during the same time. As a non-Genesis owner, I remember folks who liked Sonic 3D Blast, Cyborg Justice, and those who even have some fondness for Shaq Fu.

#17 Edited by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

Rise of the Robots is pretty terrible. To this day I don't believe that people actually "played" that game, they only looked at it until a certain point was reached at which it became unbearable to interact with.

#18 Posted by Catarrhal (826 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:

There's so much wrong with it that it's difficult to figure out if there's anything right about it.

Absolute bullshit. There must be hundreds of Genesis games worse than Cyborg Justice.
#19 Edited by Ben_H (3343 posts) -
#20 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Fucking terrible.

Treasonous! Sir, if my monocle had not flown off due to my indignation at your scandalous assertion, I would challenge you to a bout of fisticuffs!

#21 Edited by Alkaiser (358 posts) -

@CptBedlam said:

Rise of the Robots is pretty terrible. To this day I don't believe that people actually "played" that game, they only looked at it until a certain point was reached at which it became unbearable to interact with.

Oh god. OH GOD. I forgot about this game until you mentioned it. All my years of therapy, wasted. Wasted I tell you!

I can still hear him at night.
#22 Posted by psylah (2170 posts) -

Boogerman?

#23 Posted by Ben_H (3343 posts) -
@psylah said:

Boogerman?

That game was bad, but not aggressively bad like Awesome Possum was.
#24 Posted by NTM (7342 posts) -

@SuperJoe said:

Last Battle

Yeah, I have Last Battle, and it's shit.

#25 Posted by GunstarRed (5120 posts) -

Jewel Master.

#26 Posted by mtcantor (947 posts) -

Cyborg Justice is great.

This is an odd topic. There were a ton of bad Genesis games. Pick nearly any awful mascot character platformer. Decap Attack, Boogerman, etc.

Also, Pitfighter.

#27 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@Alkaiser said:

I can still hear him at night.

Dude, what the fuck is that... thing?!

#28 Posted by CaptainSidekick (28 posts) -
#29 Posted by Alkaiser (358 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@Alkaiser said:

I can still hear him at night.

Dude, what the fuck is that... thing?!

Thats what happens to Mr. Robot when you fail to rise.

#30 Posted by A_Talking_Donkey (262 posts) -

I find it odd how many of you guys actually listed good games as the worst on the Genesis. Decap Attack and Cyborg Justice are both great games, Boogerman is solid but nothing special.

Actual bad Genesis games: Heavy Nova, Bubsy 2, Awesome Possum Kicks Dr.Machino's Butt, Dark Castle, and Shaq-Fu.

#31 Posted by SarjuTheRapper (279 posts) -

your friend has an eccentric hobby! cool stuff

#32 Edited by doosmacleod (188 posts) -

Barney's Hide and Seek.

You are Barney.

You seek people who are hiding. You find them by walking past them. It was dreadful even for a child's game.

#33 Posted by A_Talking_Donkey (262 posts) -

Well, if we're going that route, Color A Dinosaur and Art Alive are both pretty terrible.

#34 Posted by SockemJetpack (408 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: I actually really liked Cyborg Justice when I rented it all those moons ago. Customizable robot parts in a beat 'em up was mind blowing at the time. I will agree that if I played it now I probably wouldn't be as psyched.

That being said I didn't like Vectorman. Or Ecco the Dolphin. Yeah I said it.

#35 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@SockemJetpack said:

Customizable robot parts in a beat 'em up was mind blowing at the time.

Of course, it's hard to take that seriously when every other feature in the game actively tries to destroy any advantage or enjoyability such a feature would grant.

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