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23 Satisfying Mega Drive Memories That Nintendo Kids Missed Out On

Will anything in life ever top knocking your mates off their bikes on Road Rash?

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1. Launching the cow in Earthworm Jim.

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SNES fans: Before you say anything, please note that the Mega Drive version came first, and had so many mad moments. Fighting a snowman in hell, anyone?

2. Winning a chaos emerald in Sonic 2's special stage.

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Everything about it felt great, and the little jingle was awesome too.

3. And combining older games with Sonic and Knuckles to get surprising results.

This was satisfying until you fought the Death Egg with Knuckles, and his feeble jump let you down.
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This was satisfying until you fought the Death Egg with Knuckles, and his feeble jump let you down.

4. Fighting the Seven Force boss in Gunstar Heroes.

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It was literally seven bosses in one: A robot, gun, urchin, tiger, crab, eagle, and a beast with a spiked tail. In short, it made Bowser look like a piece of crap.

5. Pulling off your first fatality in Mortal Kombat.

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The first SNES version didn't even have fatalities, and it replaced blood with "sweat." What was the point of that?

6. Knocking your friends into livestock and cars in Road Rash.

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What made it even sweeter was the fact that running back to your bike was painfully slow and, well, just plain painful.

7. And kicking thugs off their bikes in Streets of Rage 2.

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So satisfying, as was the police car mortar attack in the first game.

8. Unleashing a max level spell in Golden Axe.

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It was so much fun that you didn't even feel bad about kicking all those imps in the face for potions.

9. Playing as the raptor in Jurassic Park.

And eating those annoying little dinosaurs ("compys") to get health.
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And eating those annoying little dinosaurs ("compys") to get health.

10. Discovering the infinite shuriken cheat in Shinobi 3 and Revenge of Shinobi.

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Shinobi = the only game series to ever feature a ninja who surfboards while fighting robots.

11. Playing four-player Micro Machines thanks to the J-Cart.

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Hurtling around a breakfast table dodging Cheerios is much better with pals.

12. Making all the bad guys dance in Moonwalker.

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You could even make police attack dogs dance in the "Beat It" stage. Hilarious.

13. Causing the vortex in Ecco the Dolphin.

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It was a bit sad to see Ecco's pals flying away, but it was also very cool.

14. Saving Minnie in Castle of Illusion.

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Although tbh from the upside down toy land to the world made of cake, the whole game was one long, memorable, and satisfying journey.

15. And beating the incredibly sadistic flying carpet/ lava level on Disney's Aladdin.

It was like Nirvana when you finally made it through the lava.
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It was like Nirvana when you finally made it through the lava.

16. Perfecting a rap battle in Toejam and Earl: Panic on Funkotron.

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"Toejam is a poindexter, Earl is a weiner."

17. Blowing up the White House in Jungle Strike.

Oops. Better fly that chopper off to the border quick, mate.
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Oops. Better fly that chopper off to the border quick, mate.

18. Defeating the Gatekeeper boss in Dynamite Headdy.

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Don't let his daft appearance fool you: This fight was a deeply rewarding test of patience and skill.

19. And fighting any of the bosses in Rocket Knight Adventures.

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Every battle was simply epic, particularly the Mecha Pig boxing match.

20. Watching Flashback's mind-blowing cutscenes.

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How on Earth did they manage to do this in 1992? Plus, the Death Tower game show stage was a total highlight.

21. Not to mention the iconic and meaningless "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" intro to Zero Wing.

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The intro was so random, which is what made it so entertaining. Plus it had so little to do with the game, which was actually pretty decent.

22. Playing games after bedtime and not getting caught thanks to this headphone jack:

Finally, a way to listen to that sweet, sweet Streets of Rage 2 soundtrack without getting grounded.
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Finally, a way to listen to that sweet, sweet Streets of Rage 2 soundtrack without getting grounded.

23. And, of course, surviving the epic battle with Metal Sonic.

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No rings, a complex attack pattern, and the fate of Moebius on the line? Nintendo kids, you wouldn't have had a chance in hell. *drops mic*