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"Change the way you play."

The short-lived 32X add-on for the Mega Drive was a huge blunder for Sega. It was meant as a stopgap system, something to give players a taste of the future (polygon graphics n' stuff) before the 5th generation came out. Trouble is, there was no gap: in Japan, it came out a few days after the Saturn and the PlayStation. In the USA, nobody was impressed either, as it came out a full year after the 3DO and the Jaguar. It was soon discontinued, ending up with a pitiful library of 34 games, only a few worth getting. It could also be combined with the Mega-CD for a monster of a system with six games, none worth much attention.

The 32X ListEdit

Box Art Title Genre Description
Afterburner-32x After Burner Complete Arcade Shooter Near arcade perfect port of a classic. Also re-released on many other formats.
Bcracers-32x B.C. Racers Racing A Mario Kart style racing game with a good sensation of speed and a prehistoric setting. Also available on PC and 3DO but the 32X version is the best one.
1033087784-00 Blackthorne Adventure / Platformer Good Blizzard platformer with the manliest man wielding a shotgun. You should save your kingdom from orcs with shotguns and free your people. Cause you are a king. Who was trapped in the earth realm. I know that does not make much sense but this game rocks! And this version has one unique level, which can't be seen in the SNES and PC versions.
Doom-32x Doom FPS Missing a level or two but it has the gore the SNES version hasn't. However, the music sounds like farts. As always, the PC version is the best.
KnucklesChaotix Knuckles Chaotix Platformer Like Sonic, but you tag-team between players to clear randomly selected stages. Has damn cool music. Is the first game to feature Vector, Espio, and Charmy, who would reappear in some sonic games later one, such as Sonic Heroes (playable) and Shadow (not playable). Only game to have Mighty the Armadillo, or 'sonic with a red hoodie'. SegaSonic the Hedgehog (yes, really) is an arcade game with Sonic, Mighty and a flying squirel named Ray (yes, really).
Kolibri Kolibri Shoot 'em Up Play as a bird and shoot flies... Made by the people behind Ecco.
MetalHead-32x Metal Head Action Play as a robot mech thing, in 3D!
Mortal Kombat II for Sega 32X Mortal Kombat II Fighting The best port of the best Mortal Kombat ever. Nuff said.
NBA Jam for Sega 32X NBA Jam Tournament Edition Sports Hey! Hey you! Do you want to be on fire? Do you want to throw 3 points like it's no one's business? Well, now you can! The most goofy take on basketball out there by midway. It's 2on2 street basketball but with NBA stars. Take your friend with ya and start jamming. Boom-shacka-lacka.
Shadow Squadron 32X Shadow Squadron 3D shooter A good space 3D shooter, some of the best 32X visuals, and quite more enjoyable than Star Wars Arcade.

Known as Stellar Assault in Japan and Europe. Also on the Saturn.

Spaceharrier-32x Space Harrier Arcade Shooter Near arcade perfect port, shooting things is fun! WELCOME TO THE FANTASY ZONE! GET READY.
Tempo-32x Tempo Platformer Platformer with nice music theme, though some of the tunes are a bit awkward. It's arguably Japan's answer to our goofy-cool stuff like Earthworm Jim, with similar humorous elements, such as what may be the weirdest invincibility ever. A sequel is on Saturn, Super Tempo, but it plays notably different. A "remix" is on Game Gear, called Tempo Jr., but it sucks.
Virtuafighter-32x Virtua Fighter Fighter This was pretty much the reason to own a 32X! Forget about the Saturn port, this is the definitive home version. Although the graphics and sounds are weaker here, the gameplay is identical to the arcade, unlike the rushed Saturn port.
Virtuaracingdeluxe Virtua Racing Deluxe Racing Like the Genesis/Mega Drive version but with better graphics and such, still not a perfect port, for that try the Saturn version.
WWF WWF Wrestlemania Arcade Fighting Great arcade port, this game was somehow popular back then. And hey, it was done by Midway, so quality is on a high level! Nice cheesy wrestling action, which doesn't take itself serious.
Fourth Generation
Consoles Philips CD-i - Commodore CDTV - Pioneer LaserActive - Sega Mega Drive - SNK Neo Geo - Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Funtech Super A'Can - NEC TurboGrafx-16
Handhelds Bit Corporation Gamate - Nintendo Game Boy - Sega Game Gear - Hartung Game Master - Atari Lynx - Welback Mega Duck - Watara Supervision
Computers Commodore Amiga - Atari ST - BeOS - Fujitsu FM Towns - Sharp X68000

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