Every Game in Sega Genesis Classics! | Gameplay and Mini Reviews | Shotana Studios

Every Game in Sega Genesis Classics! | Gameplay and Mini Reviews | Shotana Studios


So, I just got the recently released Sega Genesis Classics Collection for the PS4. And I wanted to go through and choose my favorites from the list, since the game allows you to make a personal selection. Now I am by no means a Genesis guru, in fact I am a bit of a noob, so a lot of these games, I will be playing for the very first time. So enjoy this look at what makes my list of my first impression faves in this compilation.

Also I just need to add this fact, but this game is now playable in VR with the PSVR. Holy crap is it immersive. I mean sure its pointless to an extent, but its pretty cool.

I wouldn’t count this as an overall review, but more like a mini review of all the games and first impressions of everything from the graphics, to the music, to the gameplay.

This was originally livestreamed off a PS4 Pro, in 60 FPS.

This is now being released for the Nintendo Switch which has me now wondering if I should buy it for that now. I love the VR aspect, but having this collection of games on the go is very tempting.

Overall Games List:
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Soldier
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Beyond Oasis
Bio-Hazard Battle
Bonanza Bros.
Columns III: Revenge of Columns
Comix Zone
Crack Down
Decap Attack
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
Dynamite Headdy
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Fatal Labyrinth
Gain Ground
Galaxy Force II
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Gunstar Heroes
Kid Chameleon
Light Crusader
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Shining Force
Shining Force II
Shining in the Darkness
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic Spinball
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Space Harrier II
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Super Thunder Blade
Sword of Vermilion
The Revenge of Shinobi
ToeJam & Earl
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
Vectorman 2
Virtua Fighter 2
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
Wonder Boy in Monster World

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  • Shotana Studios1

    January 10, 2019

    Chapter List:
    Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle 2:00
    Alien Soldier 7:45
    Alien Storm 12:55
    Altered Beast 16:50
    Beyond Oasis 20:40
    Bio-Hazard Battle 27:48
    Bonanza Bros. 30:28
    Columns 35:24
    Columns III: Revenge of Columns 37:50
    Comix Zone 42:00
    Crack Down 49:38
    Decap Attack 53:11
    Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine 59:10
    Dynamite Headdy 1:02:19
    ESWAT: City Under Siege 1:07:46
    Fatal Labyrinth 1:11:41
    Flicky 1:16:00
    Gain Ground 1:17:48
    Galaxy Force II 1:18:44
    Golden Axe 1:22:21
    Golden Axe II 1:23:18
    Golden Axe III 1:24:53
    Gunstar Heroes 1:27:14
    Kid Chameleon 1:34:00
    Landstalker 1:38:06
    Light Crusader 1:47:18
    Phantasy Star II 1:52:52
    Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom ^
    Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium ^
    Ristar 1:57:56
    Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi 2:03:23
    Shining in the Darkness 2:06:32
    Shining Force 2:11:44
    Shining Force II 2:16:05
    Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 2:32:00
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2:38:25
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2 2:39:52
    Sonic 3D Blast 2:41:07
    Sonic Spinball 2:43:45
    Space Harrier II 2:45:15
    Streets of Rage 1 2:47:05
    Streets of Rage 2 2:48:35
    Streets of Rage 3 2:50:20
    Super Thunder Blade 2:52:02
    Sword of Vermilion 2:53:08
    The Revenge of Shinobi 2:59:07
    ToeJam & Earl 3:00:30
    ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron 3:03:05
    Vectorman 3:06:40
    Vectorman 2 3:08:55
    Virtua Fighter 2 3:11:22
    Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair 3:12:41
    Wonder Boy in Monster World 3:16:25

    Final Favorite Picks: 3:18:35

  • Super Sonico2

    January 10, 2019

    I was wanna buy game… until I watched your review. Thanks, I think.

  • Marcus Alcontar Jr3

    January 10, 2019

    Bruh I love gain ground but U shut that down to hard XD

  • Linus Magnell4

    January 10, 2019

    I find Alien Storm ok in terms of gameplay but the music and atmosphere of the game is really cool. Great retro scifi theme. And the monster designs is something out of The Thing.

    Dynamite Headdy is all new to me, and it looks 100% batshit crazy. Really cool.

    Eswat gets better at Stage 3 once you get the Power Suit and Jetpack. I really enjoy it, but I also grew up with it so I might be biased. And just for info, you can press Up + Jump to jump higher or jump over fences. Thats how you get on with the Stage 1 where you got stuck.
    Same with Alex Kidd although it is insanely hard and unlike Eswat I never managed to beat it. Great notsalgia for me nontheless.

    Galaxy Force II, Space Harrier II and Super Thunder Blade all got really cool ports for the 3DS system in the Sega Classics 3D collection. They are amazing on that system due to the 3D depth feature. But vanilla I agree they are mostly showcase.

    Golden Axe hasnt aged as well as Streets of Rage imo, but is has a great soundtrack nontheless.

    Phantasy Star IV not on the list? Reconsider! it is an amazing game in every respect (and better than 2). One of the best for the entire System.

    Sonic Spinball is really original, and flipper is very retro in itself. Its a good game!

    Gain Ground is a cult classic btw :'D

  • Rєαl Ɓєηנαмιllιση5

    January 10, 2019

    Man, Alex Kidd has not aged well, lol.

  • Pink Shark Gamer6

    January 10, 2019

    That INTRO 😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • wii12457

    January 10, 2019

    This would be perfect to review any Sega Genesis games AVGN style. Just hook up your Playstation camera, set it to mic mode, fire up this and you're the next AVGN!!

  • KC Mac9298

    January 10, 2019

    Shining Force II is the best game on the system. Glad you included Toe Jam and Earl II, great game, no clue why people like first one.

  • Dennis Nunez9

    January 10, 2019

    Really cool that you devoted so much time to play and review every game which helped me a lot to decide if I should pick it up or not(I did!). And unlike most YouTubers, you were actually funny. Good stuff!

  • borntorazehell77710

    January 10, 2019

    Shotana Studios Your voice sounds so much like Brian from Family Guy!

  • Shotana Studios11

    January 10, 2019

    I just need to add this fact, but this game is now playable in VR with the PSVR. Holy crap is it immersive. I mean sure its pointless to an extent, but its pretty cool.

  • Tim Duncan12

    January 10, 2019

    Thanks for the review. A lot of these games look ass, honestly.

  • CMRetro Gaming13

    January 10, 2019

    nice review. Beyond Oasis is sooooo good.

  • wii124514

    January 10, 2019

    Here is a small tip: on some games, at the game over screen you may see continues. If there any numbers beside it, it has limited contibues. Do NOT WASTE THEM ON THE VERY FIRST STAGE OR LEVEL!!!

  • WeX15

    January 10, 2019

    Beyond Oasis is incredible! Search for your sequel on Sega Saturn (Legend Oasis). Sega bring this to us ?!

  • 0976rob16

    January 10, 2019

    No Strider games no Mortal Kombat games no Double Dragon 1 or 2 no Street Smart and no Eternal champions I'm sure other people can think of a dozen more that aren't on here it should be the entire collection everything put out by Sega on the Master System and Genesis especially if they're going to charge 30 damn dollars that's a rip-off.

  • hatibonuco Ramos17

    January 10, 2019

    Alien soldier have a lot of moves if you dont master them you're dead meat!!🤣🤣

  • GroveStreetGang18

    January 10, 2019

    For shinobi 3 you can double tap and hold forward to run, down plus attack in the air to dive kick, and double jump and attack to throw multiple shrunkens

  • Michael Anderson19

    January 10, 2019

    Atered Beast was the packed in game at first then Sonic in the usa

  • Shotana Studios20

    January 10, 2019

    Are you on a Sega binge? Check out my recent Dreamcast video!

  • Sircreepington9th21

    January 10, 2019

    I hope that we get DLC for the Power Base Convertor, Sega CD, and/or 32X.

  • El Cisco Kid22

    January 10, 2019

    Nice video. Hey man! Do you know how you can communicate with SEGA so we could ask them for more dlc genesis games and to make your own control custumization layout with the rapid fire? Just like the SEGA previous collections.


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