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 Things SEGA is Known For

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.

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

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

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

2 Sega Title Theme

What does the fox sega

Who could forget that iconic tune? - ShuhBanggg

3 Sega Genesis

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

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. - ShuhBanggg

5 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 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

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. - ShuhBanggg

He has diabetes

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 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 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 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.

13 Innovation
14 Super Sonic

The best character in the Sonic series.

The coolest thing about Sonic.

The greatest character that Sega is known for.

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

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. - ShuhBanggg

16 Streets of Rage

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

17 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.

18 Super Monkey Ball
19 Loyal Fanbase
20 Extreme Commercials

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

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

21 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

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 Crazy Taxi
24 Vectorman

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

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

25 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.

26 Virtua Fighter 2
27 Furry Fan Art
28 NBA Jam

The greatest sports game that Sega is known for.

29 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

One of the best platformers on the Sega Genesis.

30 Segata Sanshiro
31 The Number of Bad Sonic Games

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

32 Jason Griffith

This guy will always be the voice of Sonic!

33 Game Gear
34 Dreamcast
35 The Color Blue
36 It was founded in Honolulu, Hawaii
37 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?

38 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.

39 Sega Master System
40 Kid Chameleon
41 Sega 32X
42 Jet Set Radio
43 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.
44 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.
45 Sega CD
46 Creativity
47 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.
48 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

49 Disney video games
50 Nightshade
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