Sega Genesis


Sega Genesis is actually the first ever 16-bit gaming console. Although the TurboGrafx-16 came before the release of the Sega Genesis (also known as Sega Mega Drive), it is not really a 16-bit system; despite the fact that its graphic card was 16-bit, its CPU was 8-bit. In addition, even though the TGX16 was released into the Japanese market before the release of the Mega Drive, the Sega was released a few weeks ahead of the TGX16 in North America.

In 1988, the SEGA Mega Drive was launched in Japan with poor sales. The TurboGrafx-16 (the Japanese called it the PC Engine) dominated the Japanese market, which was launched a year before and was outperforming the Famicom (Japan’s NES), and had a market share Sega found impossible to penetrate.

In August 1989, after ten months, the SEGA Genesis was introduced by SEGA in the North American market, with their unique co-op arcade hit called Altered Beast. Michael Katz, the CEO of United States department of Sega, assembled an impressive marketing campaign, focusing majorly on games designed for the American market with the help of celebrity names to boost game sales. And it resulted quite well. A big archive of Sega Genesis ROMs is always available on our website. You can find the most popular games as well as some rare and exclusive releases of Sega MegaDrive ROMs.

Enjoy your favourite Sega Genesis games. We have put together a collection of 947 Sega Genesis roms, which you can download for free. Using Sega Genesis emulator (download here) run your favourite games on your PC, Mac, iPhone or Android device. You can sort rom games by genre or region. Our collection includes such best Sega Genesis ROM games as: Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (JUE), Sonic The Hedgehog 3, Sonic The Hedgehog (JUE), Streets Of Rage 2, Sonic And Knuckles & Sonic 3 (JUE) and many others.