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6 Can’t-Miss Sega Genesis Games on Nintendo Switch Online

Wondering which Sega Genesis games to play on Nintendo Switch Online? From RPGs to action games, here’s where to start.



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Phantasy Star IV Sega Genesis Nintendo Switch Online

Phantasy Star IV

Phantasy Star IV isn’t just Sega’s attempt to cash in on the RPG craze of the 90s. Rather, it holds a spot as one of the finest 16-bit RPGs ever made, proudly standing alongside more recognizable titans like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI. First released in a sea of near-identical high fantasy worlds, Phantasy Star IV’s sci-fi setting immediately set it apart from the crowd – and its deeply emotional plot dealt with themes and events that would make Final Fantasy VII so infamous several years later. The game also features a unique first-person combat system built around deep yet intuitive combo systems akin to Chrono Trigger, along with an auto-battle strategy system similar to the command system introduced in later Dragon Quest titles. The game can undeniably get a bit grind-heavy, and its random encounters can feel annoying, but modern conveniences like save states can take the edge off and make it easier for players to appreciate this roleplaying epic for the classic it is.

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Campbell divides his time between editing Goomba Stomp’s indie games coverage and obsessing over dusty old English literature. Drawn to storytelling from a young age, there are few things he loves as much as interviewing indie developers and sharing their stories.