1990s Critics Review Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Genesis Games (A – M) – Defunct Games


If, thirty years ago, you had told me that I would be able to play some of the best Sega games on a Nintendo console, I would have called you a liar. There is no way. And yet, here we are in 2021, and you can get fourteen Sega classics on the Switch. Released today, the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack features fourteen amazing Genesis games, including arcade ports like Golden Ax, platform heroes like Sonic the Hedgehog 2, run ‘n gun shooters like Gunstar Heroes, epic adventures like Phantasy Star IV and two of Konami’s most popular franchises. To celebrate the expansion pack’s debut, we’re going to be browsing the pages of magazines like Electronic Gaming Monthly, Die Hard Game Fan, Sega Force, Mean Machines Sega and more to see what critics were thinking about these games when they first released. for the first time. . So come on join me as I watch the first half of the upcoming Genesis games with Nintendo’s expansion pack followed tomorrow by the exciting conclusion. Meet the Nintendo Switch Online Review Team! 0:00 – Introduction 1:18 – Castlevania: Bloodlines 3:23 – Contra: Hard Corps 5:17 – Mean Bean Machine by Dr Robotnik 7:07 – Ecco the Dolphin 9:02 – Golden Ax 11:02 – Gunstar Heroes 13 : 37 – MUSHA 15:55 – Preview / Question of the day Join our brand new Discord server: https://discord.gg/6pCvtET Defunct Games is on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/DefunctGames Defunct Games is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/defunctgames Defunct Games is home to thousands of reviews, articles, comedies, podcasts, features and more: www.defunctgames.com #NintendoSwitchOnline #ExpansionPack #SegaGenesis.



  1. Just out of curiosity do we know who did the emulators for these games? I kind of doubt it's M2, but I'm curious as they have been the sega go to for porting older games to newer hardware with any degree of accuracy

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  3. I already have the Genesis collection purchased from the Nintendo store so I already have most of these games and then some for the Switch. So not much reason for me to get the expansion. Ocarina of Time just isn't enough for me.

  4. MUSHA is a nice inclusion but overall it's very similar to what you get with the stand-alone Genesis Collection, feels odd to double dip there if you have that already. I get that more stable online play will be enough for some people, though.

    Some of those games like Hard Corps you'd really want to include the (better) international versions, so here's hoping they're smart enough to do that.

    Also, I will fight you about Golden Axe 2. It may be blander in graphics and sound effects; but the improvements in gameplay are all there.I can't believe that dipstick of a reviewer gave the original a higher score for that crappy tacked on cheesefest of an extra stage, too. 😐

  5. And 30 years ago, with Sonic being Sega's answer to Mario, I'm sure you wouldn't believe that blue hedgehog would be gracing Nintendo either, but here we are. These ones, I'm not as familiar with as the N64 ones yesterday, dad's Sega collection most was SegaCD games, but I see Sonic 2 for tomorrow, which I am familiar with, and if I had a Switch, would for sure be getting this for.

  6. Really surprising to see what the critics thought of MUSHA. I didn't grow up with the Genesis as I had a Super NES during the time, but when I did finally jump into the Genesis library years later I've got to say MUSHA is one of those shooters I come back to over and over again. Certainly it's one of my favorites on the system. If it wasn't for CGR back in the day I never would have discovered this gem … Or Truxton for that matter ?

  7. For the new Nintendos switch pro 4k and the new Nintendo switch expansion pack for Nintendo direct n 2021 and 2022 I want on the Nintendo switch and the Nintendo switch pro 4k and Nintendo switch OLED and the switch the online virtual console games services I want is original game boy GBA GBC Sega wii wii u SNES NES Ds N64 and game cube and the Nintendo switch and Nintendo switch OLED and switch pro games I want is Pokémon remakes Nintendo land remake ducktails remake Pokémon space Pokémon time Pokémon multiverse Dragon ball super KAKAROT and GTA TRILOGY and a new Yoshi game Ben10 GTA5 Dragon ball XENOVERSE3 and GTA6 duck tails remake SPONGEBOB square pants the movie remake SPONGEBOB Square pants revenge of the Flying Dutchman remake NICKTOONS unite remake Ed EDD n EDDY the miss ED adventures remake Super smash bros ultimate 2 kids next door operation video game remake the Simpsons hit and run remake Pokémon XD and Pokémon Colosseum remake Pokémon brilliant diamond and shining pearl and Pokémon legend of ARCEUS Pokémon universe Zelda breath of the wild 2 Super Mario odyssey 2 Sponge bob squarepants battle for bikini bottom 2 remake Splat toon3 Metroid prime 4 Super Mario galaxy 2 remake new Pokémon Snap 2 Pokémon master collection a new Donkey Kong game fire emblem Mario kart 9 remake Super Mario all stars and viva Piñata Kirby classic collection Dragon ball fusion 2 Lego super Mario world Pokémon universe Banjo Kazooie star fox for the Nintendo Nintendo switch and Nintendo switch OLED n 2021 and I hope for the Nintendo switch OLED is portable so u can play on tv and play it on the go and I want the price to be for the Nintendo Switch OLED is around like $350 to for the Nintendo Switch OLED and I want the switch OLED to be release n time like n early October release date for the switch OLED n 2021 release date and I hope we get is the return of online virtual console games on the new Nintendo switch OLED model with a theme shop Bluetooth Mii plaza Mii verse street pass and folders and the online virtual console games services for GBA I want is Pokémon emerald Pokémon Leaf green Pokémon Fire Red Pokémon Ruby Pokémon Sapphire Pokémon gold Pokémon crystal Pokémon silver Pokémon red blue yellow and the Simpsons Mario fairly odd parents Ed Edd and Eddy jaw breakers kids next door operation soda Metroid 2 balloon kid Pokémon TCG Pokémon pinball and Kirby Dream land and Kirby Dream land 2 Super Mario world 2 6 golden coins the Simpsons Wario land Zelda links Awakening Tetris tiny toons adventures baba’s big break looney toons TAZ mania mega man duck tales for the game boy online for Nintendo switch n 2021 and 2022 and I hope the extra price for 1 year for Switch online services will be like $40.00 or $30.00 and I want for a new services to put on is original gameboy GBA GBC and GameCube for the new switch online expansion pack services

  8. It's a solid lineup of Genesis games although considering how often Genesis games get released in some format (not saying that's a bad thing!) it's a little hard to get excited seeing so many repeats. Hopefully they put some Sega CD on here, specifically Snatcher and Ground Zero Texas, although I doubt that would happen.

  9. Its 2021. And 30 years later MUSHA (aleste) is still the best vertical shooter of all time. Its definitely the masterfully composed soundtrack, the cracking sound effects and the fact that in MUSHA every pixel is art.

  10. You use the lightning chaser in gunstar heroes? Always annoys me having to double tap and hope it locks on to the correct enemy when there's multiple enemies on screen.

    Castlevania bloodlines deserved all the praise it got.

    Not sure what the gripes EGM had on the controls for golden axe. They even play the arcade? The characters were slower and heavier feeling and several attacks like the jumping attacks didn't connect unless the enemy was super close. The genesis version they were nimbler and the weapons seemed to have more reach. My jaw dropped when I saw death bringer could also do magic.


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