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18 Reasons Why Sega Genesis Was The Best Console Ever

Nearly 25 years after its release, the Sega Genesis still dominates the gaming industry... and millennial's nostalgic dreams.

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2. It captivated users with completely ridiculous & disgusting game premises: Boogerman, ToeJam & Earl, Earthworm Jim...

Who wouldn't want to burp and fart on toilet trolls to kill them? And collecting plungers instead of coins or rings was a lovely touch. Not to mention ample snot, trash, fecal matter and, of course, boogers.

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And most importantly, aquired valuable driving practice! Young female millennials learned to drive with Barbie in the trademark pink convertible – weaving in and out of traffic, avoiding on-coming traffic, swerving away from pedestrians. Talk about real world preparation!

7. Perfect Controller: Comfortable, functional & just the right amount of buttons

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This controller pwned Nintendo's palm-jabbing hard corners. And the circular D-pad was not only functional but made diagonal moves possible. Kudos, Sega. Kudos.

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"BOOM-SHAKA-LAKA!"

"Covered you like a rug!"

"And the survey says.... DENIED!"

"Friends don't let friends drive and dunk!"

"Is it the shoes?!"

"He's building himself a house... one brick at a time!"

"Just like your mother's top drawer - nothin' but nylon!"

Best. Announcers. Ever.

18. One Word: SONIC.

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That's right Sonic - you know you're #1!

Our beloved little hedgehog is now 22, and still going strong!

Alone or with sidekicks, he's still racing around and collecting rings, taking names and kicking ass!

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