Questions tagged [sega-genesis]

A gaming console by Sega first released in 1988, known as the Sega Mega Drive outside of North America. Use this tag for questions about the hardware and addons to the Mega Drive/Genesis. For questions about a game, use the game's tag instead.

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Can a VGA monitor be used with a 16-bit console?

Planning to buy this bad boy - Sega Mega Drive II The problem: Not sure if it will work with my VGA Monitor. Don't have a TV. I'm assuming it would work if I buy this AV 2 VGA Converter and connect ...
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Can you identify this Sega Genesis (Mega Drive) game from 1991 or before?

This is a screenshot from a Polish magazine (Top Secret #5 from 1991. Page #2). It is a Sega Genesis (Mega Drive) game. The game is surely in color, just the screenshot is black&white. The game ...
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Are the old Sega games free to use or they are still under some license?

I just noticed that there are free software to use old Sega games on Windows such as fusion364 (I think it is a free software because it is said at this link, please correct me if it is not). Now the ...
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Why do older generations games have a common look and feel by console?

I’ve been getting into retro gaming in the last few years (the options for emulators are just so cheap and good) and I’ve noticed more and more that there is a common “look and feel” to games released ...
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Which is the original "L’Abbaye des morts" game?

The game L’Abbaye des morts can be found implemented for many retro and modern systems. For example: Commodore 64 Sega ZX Spectrum It is visible that the game is implemented by different people or ...
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Sega 32x passthrough works but 32 bit cards don't

I have a Sega 32x that I bought off ebay as not working. I have tried it in a Megadrive Genesis, with and without MegaCD and also in a Megadrive II with and without MegaCD. Passthrough (with Genesis ...
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Connect SEGA MegaDrive 2 to hdtv

I've recently bought a Megadrive 2 but when i try to connect it to my tv via RCA cable, always remains with no signal. This is my MegaDrive: This is my Megadrive back: This are my TV components: ...
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What does buying a wish in Sega's Aladdin do?

In Sega Genesis's version of Disney's Aladdin, the player on multiple occasions encounters a merchant who will offer either an extra life for every five rubies Aladdin collects, or a scroll labeled ...
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How do I not die from lasers?

In Syndicate (1993) on Sega Mega Drive (Genesis), in the later missions the enemy agents are armed with lasers that can kill your agent with one shot. Worse, sometimes they take out more than one ...
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What value of surface gravity does Möbius have in the Sonic games (esp. w.r.t. ver. 1991)?

I'm trying to compare/contrast the surface gravity of Sonic's Möbius with that of Marioworld. There's an excellent article [1] that analyzed Marioworld's surface gravity across several games, wherein ...
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Why Are SNES and Genesis "16-bit"? [closed]

As a hardware and software engineer, I'm mystified by the claims that both the SNES and Genesis are 16-bit consoles. As best I remember the stats: SNES 16-bit registers and arithmetic 8-bit data bus ...
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How to map certain Kega Fusion functions to a gamepad?

I'm using Kega Fusion, a Sega Mega Drive/Genesis emulator, which has specific hard-coded keyboard presses for a certain functions (e.g. Backspace = Fast Forward, F5/F8 = save/load state, etc.). Is ...
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Everdrive save states, how is it possible?

In a previous topic, we have an explanation on why a device between the console and the card game cannot save the current state of the game : Save States for older game consoles? [...] Saving ...
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How should foreign consoles be powered in Britain?

I am part of a community charity, GeekZone, that collects retro consoles, including but not limited to the NES, Megadrive, Atari 2600 and N64, for example. Unfortunately, many games were not made ...
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What are this passwords' meaning in Splatter House 3

I mean these ones. Example: I reached the 6th level (The Mask) with Jennifer (mother) dead and David (son) alive. The game gave me this password: TETUYA. However, this cheat page tells this password ...
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Connect SEGA Mega Drive 2 to smart TV

I have an old console, SEGA Mega Drive 2: The outputs: How can I connect to my LG 55UH605V television? Which type of cable/converter do need I to buy, for the best experience?
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How do I kill the sandworm?

In 'Dune : The Battle for Arrakis' for Sega Genesis, a sandworm seems to randomly come and eat units that stay too long on the sand. They also seem to have a health bar and can be targeted and shot at....
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What is Blast processing?

Back in the Super Nintendo era, Sega's whole Marketing campaign hinged on one thing: Blast Processing. I don't think I've ever seen it explained. It was just "WE GOT IT AND NINTENDONT." So, What is ...
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Will US Genesis or Sega Saturn controllers work with my EU Mega Drive?

I live in Spain and want to expand my Mega Drive collection. However, my controller does not work properly. My question is: Will Genesis (US) or Saturn controllers work with the Mega Drive?
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Is it possible to record console gameplay with PC [duplicate]

don't know if I am asking in the right place but would appreciate help, I want to record the gameplay from my sega megadrive and gamecube using a PC.I have the software to screen record my PC screen ...
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Do the levels depicted on the Jungle Book box art exist in the game?

Since I was a kid I've always wondered why 2 frames of the cover of the game (the 1st and the 3rd ones) aren't as shown in the actual game: For example, I can swear that is no way there was a spring ...
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Genesis and Mega Drive Classics Collection: PAL or NTSC versions? Are games in these two packs the same?

Are these games PAL or NTSC versions? Or maybe it's PAL for the Mega Drive collection and NTSC for Genesis ROMs? Are there any other differences between games in those two Sega bundles? I wasn't able ...
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Did the Hyperscore actually work?

This might have been a UK-only device, but the Hyperscore (by Hasbro) was a cartridge that you plugged your game in to and then inserted into the Super Nintendo or Mega Drive (Genesis). You played a ...
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Playing games on older consoles with newer TVs with S-Video or better quality?

I am moving into an apartment with a den, which will make a great man cave. My big screen has an s-video input, but I won't be using that in the den. I will be using my pc monitor which does not have ...
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Shining Force 2: Where am I? What next?

I just loaded up a Shining Force 2 savegame from YEARS ago. The problem is, I have no idea where I am, what I'm supposed to be doing, etc. Can anybody look at this screenshot (okay, picture of my TV) ...
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Will a Sega Genesis cartridge work on the 32X

Can you plug in a regular genesis 16-bit cartridge into a 32X for better performance or graphics? I'm seeing people on YouTube play Genesis games on the 32X but I'm not sure if their ports. In other ...
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Can you get all Chaos Emeralds without completing every level?

Can you do this, perhaps via the level select code? Or must you complete the whole game again?
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How many possible times can one play through Altered Beast?

My brother and I played through this and got part way through the second run before we died completely. Is there a limit on the number of play throughs, where meaningful changes will occur to the ...
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Kega Fusion not quitting on "Escape" when launched with -fullscreen

I'm building an arcade cabinet and using Kega Fusion, but I need an easy way to exit the emulator. There is no way to use Alt+F4 for quitting the emulator, due to hardware limitations (I'm using I-Pac ...
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What advantages do the different copilots have?

Before starting the game, you can scroll through the list of available copilots to choose to have on your mission. By default, we are paired with Xavier Thomas, or 'X-man', seen below: There are a ...
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Why do Electronic Arts games for Genesis (Mega Drive) have a different cartridge size?

Why do Electronic Arts games for Genesis (Mega Drive) have a different cartridge size? Jungle Strike Cartridge: NHL95: The Immortal: "Normal" USA/Europe cartridge:
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Sunken Bridge Level on Pirates of Dark Water

How do you get past the sunken bridge level for pirates of dark water on sega genesis? I've been stuck on this level for ages and I can't get past it.
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Save States for older game consoles?

Is it at all possible to save a state in a game for older consoles? I'm talking about old school game consoles like NES, SNES and Sega MegaDrive. I know it's not built in, so maybe somebody knows of ...
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What PSU do I need for a Sega Megadrive/Genesis?

I see a lot of Megadrives on sale at eBay as console only without PSU. Does the PSU have a standard shaped/sized socket? i.e. Can I buy a generic PSU to use this console, or will I need an official ...
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I'm finding Brutal: Paws of Fury very hard, what am I doing wrong?

I bought Brutal: Paws of Fury about a year ago, but put it away because it was too damn hard to beat the game (I only got to level 3 by mind-numbingly blocking all the time and inserting a punch per ...
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Does the 4-gem piece in Columns 3 actually exist?

Back on ye olde Genesis, the game Columns 3 has a peculiar image on the backside of its box: This screenshot (located on the top right of the box) depicts both players having pieces that have extra ...
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What are the differences between Sega Mega Drive and Genesis, their cartridges and compatibility?

I've been playing Nintendo for my whole life, so I have no idea on Sega (other than they were the sworn enemy back in the console wars). I'm collecting old videogames and have decided to buy a Mega ...
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