While the SNES seems to get the most attention for its RPGs, the Sega Genesis has a ton of great roleplaying classics too. Many of the best ones, however, never made it to North America during the console’s original run. Here’s a few awesome ones you can try out on the Genesis that are definitely worth your time.
Today, we’ll look at three high quality RPGs for the Sega Genesis. These games have been translated to english and their Roms are easy to find. You can even get two of these on an actual Sega cartridge!
This week’s Rom Hack Roundup has two excellent and innovative RPGs for the SNES. Last week, we looked at Square’s lost 90s output and today we look at two of Enix’s greatest works that never made it to North America. These two companies were console RPG mammoths in Japan and they created some of the most beautiful and engrossing games on the SNES.
Although these games never came out on the SNES in North America, some dedicated Rom hackers have translated the script so you can play them without learning Japanese. Read on and check them out!
Jack of all trades, Jason Hendrich created this love letter to SNES RPG’s with music by Dale North. Jason directed, wrote, animated, acted in and conceptualized the short.
“Skarr needs the great weapon Lævateinn in order to protect her people. However it is protected by the mighty Jötunn, a fallen race. Now Skarr prepares for her final battle with the one called Sinmara, the last of the Jötunn, who is quietly mourning the loss of her people.” (Via Youtube)