Being the successor to the Nintendo Entertainment System's main rival, the Sega Master System, it would only make sense that Sega's next system would try to outdo the NES. And while the Sega Mega Drive (known as the Sega Genesis here in the United States), may have outdid the NES at first, it was unfortunately blown out the water by the capabilities of the SNES. But for a couple years, the Sega Genesis was the top gaming console in terms of quality and performance. While we have already have presented the 10 Best NES Intros, with the 10 Best Sega Genesis Intros, we see a distinct change in introductory sequences where both gaming demos and storyline sequences start off the titles after the infamous "Sega" jingle. Be ready for some badass MIDI audio, because we're Mega Driving our way through the 10 Best Sega Genesis Intros.
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday
Strategic Simulations, Inc.
The introductory sequence to Countdown to Doomsday contained the perfect balance of cheese and awesomeness that it had to start off our list of the 10 Best Sega Genesis Intros.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Meeting up with Knuckles for the first time and watching him steal all the Chaos Emeralds was an unforgettable moment in Sonic history.
The Adventures of Batman & Robin
The Adventures of Batman & Robin introduction had everything you could ask for of a 16-bit Batman title: Batman and Robin looking down from a rooftop, and a breakout from Arkham Asylum.
Sega's version of Ghostbusters not only surpassed its Nintendo counterparts, it set the stage for a unique, non-movie based experience.
X-Men 2: Clone Wars
A bit more fast-paced than the original Genesis classic, Clone Wars' intro was straight from Cerebro, and its upbeat, cyberpunk MIDI soundtrack reflected the techno-organic threat of the Phalanx.
Toejam & Earl: Panic on Funkotron
Johnson Voorsanger Productions
The silliness of the second Toejam & Earl title will always be remembered, which is why Panic on Funkotron makes our list of the 10 Best Sega Genesis Intros.
Sega's answer to the run-and-gun may not have survived to modern times, but Vectorman still had one of the best intros on the Sega Genesis.
Offering a random fighter beating up the Sega logo each time you loaded the game, Eternal Champion's intro was unforgettable.
One of the greatest titles on the Sega Genesis, it's only fitting that Comix Zone has an awesome intro with an Elvis impersonator singing "Sega" at the beginning.
Sometimes, the first is always the best. And while Sonic 2 may have been the better platformer, the first Sonic defined the Genesis and introduced us all to Sonic. Its simplicity, nostalgic charm, and its introduction to the blue blur are just a few reasons why Sonic the Hedgehog tops our list of the 10 Best Sega Genesis Intros.
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