As of right now the SNES Classic has managed to sell over 4 million units worldwide since its release back in late September of 2017. If the SNES Classic can hit 4 million within four months then we can only imagine how much the retro based game console will sell by the time 2019 starts up.
It wouldn’t be much of a surprise to some people if the SNES Classic managed to hit 10 million at some point due the great titles that are featured on the retro based game console. On top of the games that are already on the SNES Classic people can also add countless other titles on the retro based game console due to a hack that was discovered shortly after is release.
Both Super R Type and Gley Lancer were great rail-shooter games back in the early 90’s when the genre itself was still popular. In terms of which game is better between Super R Type and Gley Lancer is hard to decide because both game seemed equally challenging and fun. In terms of which game has better visuals and graphics really depends on whether you are more of a SNES or Sega Genesis fan.
But in terms of popularity many can argue that Super R Type was more popular then Gley Lancer. Back in the early 90’s Super R Type was released in countries such as America and Europe while Gley Lancer remained an Japanese exclusive for the Sega Genesis in 1992. While Gley Lancer was eventually released outside of Japan in 2008 it was a game that could have been very popular in countries like America in the early 90’s. Even though, Gley Lancer & Super R Type cool rail shooter games it’s hard to choose one over the other.
When it comes down to the platform genre of gaming Alisia Dragoon was probably one of the most underrated games that was released for the Sega Genesis back in the early 90’s. Not only did Alisia Dragon have impressive sprites, graphics and gameplay but the plot was very basic and straight forward. One of the more interesting facts about the plot of the game was that the heroine was the daughter of a sorcerer as opposed to being a paragon cookie cutter female protagonist that you would see in other games.
In this game the main character Alisia has to defeat the main antagonist Baldour and his followers. Alisia Dragoon is generally regarded as an easy game but it’s also one of those games looked like it had the potential to evolve into an actual series for the Sega Genesis.
The Killer Instinct series was such a huge success in arcade centers along with the Super NES worldwide following its release in the early 90’s. The graphics and sprites looked so realistic that it looked One it could have worked on the PS1. For whatever read Rare had decided not to make the decision to port Killer Instinct for the Sega Genesis or even Sega CD.
When it comes down to fighting games some might argue that the SNES was better than the Sega Genesis. After we did get to see games on the SNES such as Street Fighter Alpha 2, Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension and other that were great but were not found on the Sega Genesis.
Captain Commando is easily one of the most underrated fighting games of the early 90’s. This game was available in arcade centers in 1991 and was not ported for the Super SNES until around 1995. By the mid 90’s the 2D side scrolling beat em up genre was starting to decline and more people started to turn to 3D gaming. While Captain Commando was a very fun title it was not quite as popular as other games such as TMNT: Turtles in Time, Final Fight, Streets of Rage 2, etc.
While Captain Commando my have been worthy of a sequel making a 3D successor for this game my not have worked ou back in the 90’s. However, if Capcom were to release a 2D Captain Commando sequel in this day and age it would probably turn the heads of many retro gamers from the 16 bit era.
The Mega Man X series is arguably one of the best in regards to the 16 bit platform genre of gaming. If Mega Man X I-III was released in arcade centers they could have possibly have had more success than it did on the SNES. After all if games like Donkey King Jr. could work in arcade centers Capcom could have hit the jackpot with games like Mega Man X.
But at the same time if the original Mega Man X was not released exclusively for the SNES back in the early 90’s the game may not have sold as much as it did following its release in late 1993-early 1994.
The Streets of Rage series is a classic from the early 90’s that many retro gamers enjoyed on the Sega Genesis during the 16bit era of gaming. While the Streets of Rage series was competing with Final Fight which was featured exclusively on the SNES some people wonder whether or not Street of Rage could have worked on the 16 bit Nintendo console.
While the SNES had some pretty cool beat em ups such as TMNT: Turtles in Time, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the Movie, Super Double Dragon, Captain Commando, Final Fight and many others; it would be safe to say that the Street of Rage series could have easily worked on the 16 bit Nintendo console. However, Streets of Rage e may have not achieved the same level of success as it did on the Sega Genesis. The graphics, gameplay and especially the soundtrack made the Street of Rage series stand out from just about any beat em up title from the early 90’s.