5. Comix Zone
It’s actually shocking that Sega by no means tried to show Comix Zone into a franchise simply based mostly on the idea alone. A comic book e book artist who’s trapped inside his personal creation and has to defeat hordes of enemies, combating from panel to panel? It’s a improbable concept that lends itself to infinite new sequels and gameplay mechanics. Comix Zone can also be one of the crucial visually placing video games of the 16-bit period that knew precisely lean into the comedian e book aesthetic
Unfortunately, the sport bought poorly on account of its launch late within the lifecycle of the Genesis, although Sega has by no means been shy about re-releasing Comix Zone. Odds are in case you personal any kind of Sega compilation, you possibly can play it proper now, however a follow-up has by no means been greenlit. However, Sega did announce a movie adaptation in 2022, and if that ever sees the sunshine of day, we’d lastly get a long-awaited remake or sequel.
Vectorman was the uncommon console unique that arrived on the finish of the Genesis’ lifespan that was really a important and business success. Everyone liked the character, the vector graphics and animation had been among the many greatest on the console, and it was an general enjoyable shooter-platformer. A Genesis sequel (that, sadly, wasn’t fairly nearly as good) even hit a 12 months later.
More than every other recreation on this checklist, Vectorman appeared poised to be Sega’s subsequent large franchise. At one level, a third recreation within the sequence was even deliberate for both the Saturn, Dreamcast, or PS2. The PS2 model was even proven off at E3 2003, with these in attendance making constructive comparisons to Halo. Sadly, inside restructuring at Sega of Japan killed the undertaking a few months later, and ever since, Sega appears to have little interest in reviving the once-promising character. Bummer.
3. Beyond Oasis
The Genesis and SNES had been in such a heated rivalry, that every console needed to have some kind of response to the opposite’s large exclusives. There had been infinite debates in schoolyards about whether or not Sonic or Mario had the higher video games. But attempt although they may, Sega by no means fairly put out a recreation to rival A Link to the Past. Don’t get me incorrect, Beyond Oasis is de facto good. It’s wonderful by itself deserves with its distinctive Arabian setting and magic assaults which can be really extra paying homage to Secret of Mana. But it’s simply not fairly Zelda good. Then once more, not a lot is.
But Beyond Oasis was ok to warrant a sequel on the Saturn a couple years later. Of course, nobody performed The Legend of Oasis as a result of solely roughly 50 Saturn consoles had been ever bought within the United States. Because of the obscurity, Sega may be reluctant to fund a new Oasis recreation, but when it simply constructed on what was already right here and moved it into 3D, it could be actually fascinating to see how it could examine to fashionable motion RPGs.