11 Sega Mega Drive Games that are ripe for a console revival

The classics in need of a comeback.

The Sega Mega drive in all its glory.
The original Sega Megadrive Accept no alternatives. Image Sega

Consoles have come a long way since the 16-bit glory days of the Sega Mega Drive, or Sega Genesis as it was known in the US, but the system continues to evoke memories of a bygone era of gaming brilliance.

And while the makers of stone-cold classics like Golden Axe and Altered Beast have tried, and failed, to recreate the magic of these low-res originals, loaded reckons there are still plenty of familiar titles out there that are ripe for a Playstation 4 or Xbox One reboot.

Here are just 11 that immediately come to mind.


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ESwat: City Under Siege

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A side-scrolling shooter to rival the best on the Mega Drive, this kid-friendly riff on RoboCop arrived in 1990 before being resurrected in a virtual console version on the WII in 2007. A 3D update would go down a storm.

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Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.