Top Ten Things SEGA is 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 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.

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. - ShuhBanggg

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

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.

When Sega comes in mind. Sonic is what you think of first - LightningStrike

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2 Sega Title Theme Sega Title Theme

What does the fox sega

Who could forget that iconic tune? - ShuhBanggg

3 Sega Logo 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. - ShuhBanggg

4 Sega Genesis

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

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

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

I had no idea of the slogan - darthvadern

6 Dr. Eggman 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. - ShuhBanggg

7 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. - ShuhBanggg

8 Video Game Music
9 Sega Dreamcast

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

Sega's nail in the coffin in console making.

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 Virtua Fighter
12 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. - ShuhBanggg

13 Sega Saturn
14 Innovation
15 Loyal Fanbase
16 Extreme Commercials Extreme Commercials

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

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

17 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. - ShuhBanggg

18 Super Monkey Ball
19 Super Sonic Super Sonic

The best character in the Sonic series.

The coolest thing about Sonic.

20 Streets of Rage
21 The Number of Bad Sonic Games

Unfortunately, this is true. At least most of the bad Sonic games aren't that well known.

22 Furry Fan Art
23 Crazy Taxi
24 Segata Sanshiro Segata Sanshiro
25 Streets of Rage 2
26 Dreamcast
27 Jason Griffith Jason Griffith

This guy will always be the voice of Sonic!

28 The Color Blue
29 Alex Kidd

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.

30 Vectorman

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

31 Game Gear
32 It was founded in Honolulu, Hawaii
33 Knuckles the Echidna Knuckles the Echidna Knuckles the Echidna is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a red anthropomorphic echidna who is determined and serious, but sometimes gullible. He has the ability to glide and climb up walls, and is a powerful fighter due to his spiked hands.

He went from being a cool, smart Echidna to a big dummy. Who thought that was a good idea?

34 Metal Sonic Metal Sonic Metal Sonic is one of Eggman’s fastest and most powerful creations. Programed to be better than Sonic in any aspect possible, he can shoot electro balls, shoot electricity downward, do a boost, and make himself invincible. He fight’s Sonic each time he gets stronger, and when he gains enough power, more.

Dr.Robotnik's greatest creation.

35 Aladdin

The Sega Genesis game is one of the biggest games on that console.

This is a Disney movie…

A video game adaptation was made for genesis, snes and master system

36 Sega 32X
37 Jet Set Radio
38 Virtua Fighter 2
39 Shadow Shadow Shadow the Hedgehog is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. He is an artificially created black and red hedgehog whose hover shoes propel him at extreme speeds that rival those of Sonic.
40 Sonic X Sonic X Sonic X is a Japanese anime television series created by TMS Entertainment and based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series published by Sega.
41 NBA Jam
42 Ecco the Dolphin
43 Sega CD
44 Creativity Creativity
45 Tails the Fox Tails the Fox Miles "Tails" Prower is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series, and the title character's best friend and sidekick.
46 Atlus Atlus

Sega completely owns Atlus and is its parent company. Atlus is a game developer known for its Persona and Trauma Center games, among others. - ShuhBanggg

47 Disney video games
48 Sega Master System
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