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.

He is very fast and very gentle.
So I want to meet him and dance with him.
This dream will come true!

2 Sega Title Theme

Who could forget that iconic tune?

What does the fox sega

3 Sega Genesis

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

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

Nintendo was founded in 1889 as Nintendo Karuta by craftsman Fusajiro Yamauchi and originally produced handmade hanafuda playing cards. After venturing into various lines of business during the 1960s and acquiring a legal status as a public company, Nintendo distributed its first console, the Color TV-Game, in 1977. It gained international recognition with the release of Donkey Kong in 1981 and the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Mario Bros. in 1985. ...read more.

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!

6 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.

This is the worst thing that Sega is known for.

7 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.

8 Video Game Music

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

9 Virtua Fighter

This game is revolutionary in the fighting genre.

10 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.

The Contenders
11 Sega Dreamcast

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

Sega's nail in the coffin in console making.

12 Shenmue

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

A true game changer for video games.

13 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?

The coolest thing about Sonic.

14 Innovation
15 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.

16 Streets of Rage

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

17 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.

18 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.

19 Super Monkey Ball
20 Loyal Fanbase
21 Crazy Taxi
22 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.

23 NiGHTS (Nights into Dreams)

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.

24 Furry Fan Art

Sega are the only ones brave enough to harness the power of furries.

25 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.

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