We were a Sega family.
  1. Alex Kidd in Miracle World
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    The theme song. The colors. The in-retrospect very unusual reliance on rock-scissors-paper to resolve disputes with level bosses. And just a great, happy, interesting game. I love this game more than all others combined. (Sega Master System)
  2. Ladybug
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    My favorite arcade game. Very derivative of Pac-Man, but with the ability to use geometry to your advantage in closing doors on enemies after you pass through them. I've never found it since I played it in the late 80s at the Lighthouse Inn in Chatham, MA. (Arcade)
  3. Great Baseball
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    I loved the names of these players. A slow game, like baseball itself. (Sega Master System)
  4. Pac-Mania
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    Or "Bouncing Pac-Man," as @jesseno and I called it when we discovered it an arcade. It later came to Sega Genesis, but it wasn't the same. (Arcade)
  5. Toejam and Earl
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    The jazziest, funkiest Sega Genesis game. It had a Herbie Hancock knockoff soundtrack and a lot of playful touches. Actually, only playful touches. We all loved it in my family. (Sega Genesis)
  6. NBA Jam
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    One of the last games I loved. Loved the secret codes. Really fun. Also really captured the aesthetic of late 90s NBA - slick, colorful, like basketball cards come to life. (Sega Genesis version)
  7. Super Mario Bros. 2
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    I know. It's the one no one liked. I loved it. I played it at any friend's house I could. Always played as the Princess. I don't know what else to say here. (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  8. Super Mario Bros.
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    Magic. I'm not immune. (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  9. Miracle Warriors
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    The only time I've been immersed in a role playing game. The music, the mythology. Out of character for me but I was obsessed with it for a season or two. (Sega Master System)
  10. Mario Kart
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    Only socially. (Super Nintendo)