LOSER: A Sega Genesis Tribute

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This is a tribute to the runner up of the 16-Bit console war, the Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive). This is a collection of 39 tracks, new and old, for a console constantly considered full of suck. Does this album prove otherwise!? I like to think so.

Huge thanks to Shawn Phase of Temp Sound Solutions for mastering the enormous collection, as well as Doctor Octoroc (and dog Ein) who provided the album art [Click here for slightly NSFW art]! Also thank you to all the artists on this compilation of course! You all rock! and finally thanks to Clov3r who created this alternate album art last minute.

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Shaun Carley – Blast Processing
MC Cheshire Grin – The Verses of Genesis
Spheres of Chaos – Spring Yard Zone (Sonic The Hedgehog)
Videogame Orchestra – Title Theme Remix (Battle Squadron)
Big Head Mode – Here’s Johnny (John Madden Football)
Joey Classic – Wholesome & Hearty
Mecha_B.E.A.R. – Afterburner Medley
nestengu – Level Complete + Title (Streets of Rage)
MisterB – Tricked Warrior
CygnosiC – Inside the Tree (Shadow of the Beast)
The Red Wings – Wilderness (Golden Axe)
8-Bit Duane – Billie Jean (Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker)
Two Playa Game – Action Power Up (Space Harrier)
Big Head Mode – Mystic Cave Zone (Sonic The Hedgehog 2)
This Place is Haunted – Ecco the Dolphin II
Elfonso – Labyrinth Zone
The Red Wings – The Genius of Doctor Robotnik (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
Shaun Carley – Lvl. 9 Let’s Go! (Lemmings)
bucky – Friendly Fight (Warsong)
DJ Transfer – Thray (Rune’s Theme) (Phantasy Star IV)
Videogame Orchestra – Shinobi – Theme [remake]
NESMETAL – Idaten (Shinobi III)
The Runaway Five – Casino Night (Live) (Sonic The Hedgehog 2)
Boofnasty – Altered Beast
Paddle Royale – The Earth is Flat (Toejam & Earl)
Mecha_B.E.A.R. – Fairy Forest (Shining Force 2 Medley)
Tibone – We Are Turtles (TMNT: The HyperStone Heist)
Spheres of Chaos – Chemical Plant Zone (Sonic The Hedgehog 2)
nestengu – Turtle Village 1+2 (Golden Axe)
Doctor Octoroc – Heavy Weight Trance (Street Fighter II)
Nameless – 4 The Stellar Phantastic Beta Version
Red Hero – Ruins (Altered Beast)
Temp Sound Solutions – Phantasy Star 4: Cybernetic Carnival
The Adventures of Duane and BrandO – Sonic
Kapow – Sonic is Alive (Sonic & Knuckles)
Xiro – Tidal Surge (Vectorman)
Professor Edit – City Streets (Vigilante Level 1)
OverCoat – Swellsbeck
HipHopMcDougal – See My Power

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  • PimpUigi

    How is the Genesis considered full of suck???
    Go talk to some old heads, and see what console they owned in the early to mid 90′s
    You won’t hear much about SNES being preferred, unless you talk to RPG players, which back then, were few and far between.

    In America, Genesis won.
    In fact, Genesis won in North & South America period.
    24 Million Genesis to 23.35 Million SNES

    And they won in Europe, and Other
    Other sales…
    10.44 Million Mega Drive to 8.58 Million SNES

    The only place they lost (and it made them lose the generation) was Japan.
    3.58 Million Mega Drive to 17.17 Million Super Famicom

    Total that’s
    38.02 Million to 49.10 Million
    (wikipedia won’t let us update the numbers, even though we have sources, don’t always believe what you read on Wikipedia)

    Sega also won revenue wise in the USA
    There’s sources, and data posted about that too.
    Link provided at the end of my comment.

    And that’s not so bad, considering Sega got owned in Japan.

    No one in the 90′s would consider the Genesis “full of suck.”
    The title “Loser” bothers me, and I don’t even feel like listening to the album. I will, out of principal, but damn.

    Source of my information…
    http://segatastic.blogspot.com/2009/12/mega-drive-sales-figures-update.html (all his sources are listed as well, and all their sources are also sighted)

  • PimpUigi

    I’m glad I downloaded and listened to the whole thing.
    Please be aware the zip file is Mac format (Mac is fail,) so it’s weird. The files are still in there though.

    I love these pieces of music.
    20 DJ Transfer – Ray
    25 Paddle Royal – The Earth is Flat
    30 Doctor Octoroc – Heavy Weight Trance
    32 Red Hero – Ruins

    Again, hate the name Loser, and hate that people who like the Genesis feel that they have to be in “second place” when the console won the battle in America, Europe, and basically everywhere except for Japan.

    • http://gamemusic4all.com genoboost

      I should probably explain here that “Loser” is more of a joke title. Especially for the fact that we can all still get a bit emotional over how much we loved the Genesis back in those days. Mostly though, it is a joke title, to the people that do consider it sucky. We tried to collect a ton of great songs to prove that the games and the music from those games were more than awesome.
      Like it says in the description “This is a collection of 39 tracks, new and old, for a console constantly considered full of suck. Does this album prove otherwise!? I like to think so.”

      Anyway, glad you did decide to check out the album, Doctor Octoroc’s track is a personal favorite of mine as well.

  • PimpUigi

    Yea, I would hate myself if I was a Loser who decided not to appreciate someone’s hard work over something as trivial as a title. lol

    Again, great stuff.
    Thanks. : )

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  • Kooner

    this album was amazing. i hav it on my ipod. i love the sonic rap, the sonic songs by spheres of chaos, and billie jean (ps: rip michael jackson)!

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  • http://smashkote.webs.com Smashkote.youtube

    Yea, it was the Sega Saturn that sucked bbut anyway wanna dl this.

  • jimmyjo

    Sega did not “suck” segas hardware and games shat all over nintendo, look at nintendo now, they are facing being drivin out of the video game industry for ever due to xbox and sony now. SEGA WILL ALWAYS BE BETTER THAN NINTENDO!

  • jimmyjo

    GAME GEAR SHITS ON GAMEBOY, game boys will make u blind lol

  • http://oldgamz.com Moe

    Are you kidding SEGA Genesis was the best console at that time we kept using it in the middle east till the begining of 2000, I never heard of SNES till 2009, i think that because the Genesis was very famous at that time.