Top Ten Things SEGA is Best Known For

Sega is pretty much only known for making Sonic the Hedgehog games at this point. Still, I thought it would be fun to see what else the company and its brand are known for.
The Top Ten
1 Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

Sega isn't really known for making anything else? That seems insulting against the Sega Genesis, the Virtua Fighter series, the Streets of Rage series, the Ecco the Dolphin series, Vectorman, Aladdin, Shenmue, NBA Jam, the Sega Saturn, and the Sega Dreamcast. Now Sega's last two game consoles didn't do well by game console standards, but they're still well known game consoles.

He was really popular decades ago, and he's had a few solid games recently. But his brand has been tarnished by a slew of mediocre games over the past two decades. (We'll see if that upcoming Sonic movie is any good. Fingers crossed.) Sega and Sonic are almost synonymous with each other. Unfortunately, Sega isn't really known for making anything else.

2 Sega Genesis

Sega made many consoles, but the Genesis is the one everyone seems to have played and cherished growing up.

3 Sega Title Theme

Who could forget that iconic tune?

4 Sega Logo Sega Games Co., Ltd., originally short for Service Games and officially styled as SEGA, is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with multiple offices around the world.

Wow! I didn't know until now that the word SEGA was short for something.

Short for "Service Games." A striking and memorable visual.

5 Dr. Eggman Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is a fictional video game character and the main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, created by Sega.

Almost all Sonic characters look exactly the same. The one exception is Dr. Eggman, who is one of the most iconic villains in the gaming industry.

6 Sega does what Nintendon't (Slogan) Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and software company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

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This famous slogan made Sega a beloved underdog in the console war against a gaming industry giant.

Sixteen-bit arcade action. you can't do this on nintendo, genesis does! what nintendon't!

7 Virtua Fighter

This game is revolutionary in the fighting genre.

8 Sega Dreamcast

Yes, it was their last console, but it was, without a doubt the perfect console to end on. Sega consoles sure went out with a bang.

Even though it became a failure, Sega Dreamcast is a revolutionary game console.

Sega's nail in the coffin in console making.

9 Sega Saturn

This console is mostly known for marking the beginning of the end of Sega when it came down to making video game consoles.

10 Shenmue

While it didn't save Sega as a console maker, it revolutionized video games.

A true game changer for video games.

The Contenders
11 Fall from Grace

Unfortunately, it is a well-known fact that Sega is a shadow of its former self. The company's brand is associated with a fall from former glory. Hopefully the company will turn this around one day, but that most likely won't happen any time soon.

God I miss the old Sonic Team. Oh, who am I kidding, I never knew the old Sonic Team, I was born in 2010! (But I want them back anyway)

This is the worst thing that Sega is known for.

12 Super Sonic

The greatest character that Sega is known for.

The best character in the Sonic series.

How is he not in the top 10 part of this list?

13 Sonic '06

Sega is known for many Sonic games, both good and bad, but it seems like Sonic '06 will haunt them forever. It was universally panned, and many fans consider it the point where Sonic games started declining in quality. It was not only the worst Sonic game in history, but unfortunately one of the most memorable.

14 Streets of Rage

A cool beat em' up, and one of the best ever.

15 Streets of Rage 2

A cool beat em' up that's even better than its predecessor.

The greatest beat em' up that Sega is known for.

16 Video Game Music

No doubt that Sega made great music, even after their string of games declined in quality and quantity.

17 Super Monkey Ball
18 Extreme Commercials

Hey! Still don't have a Sega CD?... What are you waiting for? Nintendo to make one?

Youtube them, and you'll see what I mean.

19 NiGHTS (Nights into Dreams)

To all those arguers out there, NiGHTS is a he. and a she. and also a they. truth is, NiGHTS is whoever and whatever you want them to be. NiGHTS is a character you can relate to, and admire. if you say NiGHTS is male, you are correct. If you say NiGHTS is female, you are also correct. The magnificent thing about NiGHTS is that they can be whoever you want. (at least they were until Sega gave them a voice)

NiGHTS (from the game Nights into Dreams) was the unofficial second mascot of Sega. Her look was inspired by the performers of Cirque du Soleil. She's probably the only non-Sonic character who might still be recognized. Not bad for only having two games.

20 Crazy Taxi
21 Ecco the Dolphin

Another thing that Sega dropped the ball on. Had Sega not of dropped the ball on several of their non-Sonic properties, Sega would still be making game consoles. 3D entries of games Sega dropped the ball on could of made up for the string of bad and mediocre Sonic games.

22 Alex Kidd

I get that Sega ditched Alex Kidd as the leading mascot, but ditching him completely was a very dumb move in hindsight. Ditching Alex Kidd is one of Sega's worst decisions.

Alex Kidd deserved better than to become an afterthought to Sega.

The forgotten mascot. It could of had a great run in the 3d world.

23 Vectorman

The best shooter that Sega had ever done. It's a shame the series never went anywhere after the Sega Genesis.

Sega really dropped the ball with Vectorman. Ditching Vectorman is another one of Sega's worst decisions.

24 Virtua Fighter 2
25 NBA Jam

The greatest sports game that Sega is known for.

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