All this talk about the Sega Genesis is giving me goosebumps!
In an IM with ChristianScott (at this very moment in fact), he mentioned that most people who have Genesis own Sonic and 3 sports games. I'm thinking: what a shame - so many great titles that will never be played or noticed.
So let's start noticing the less obvious ones. I'll start.
Splatterhouse 3: My God. I liked Splatterhouse on the TurboGrafx-16 and was a little less impressed with the "sequel", which was remarkably like the original, when it appeared on the Genesis. Then they turned around and created a brand new experience in Splatterhouse 3. Not only are you up against an odd assortment of mutants but you've ALSO got the clock working against you! The gameplay style is much better as well, adding a map of the building that you can navigate differently each time you play. Add to this the fact that you're now playing "Streets of Rage" style instead of just a simple punch, kick, or weapon and you've got one HELL of a game. Literally. Splatterhouse 3 was a Genesis exclusive. If you have a Genny, go check this one out.