ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
JP Mega DriveBahamut SenkiSegaA fantasy war simulator with 8 different armies to choose from; units can rank up and become stronger, combat is both turn-based and real-time
JP Mega DriveBattle Golfer YuiSantosTee off against other battle golfers, raise your level to make more trick shots, and stop a mad scientist from destroying the world! With golf!
GenesisBeyond OasisAncientTop-down ARPG, level/rank is based on the number of hearts you collect
GenesisCadashTaitoSide-scrolling ARPG with multiplayer potential
GenesisExileTelenetTop-down when exploring, sidescrolling ARPG in dungeons - featuring real-world locations and censored themes!
GenesisFatal LabyrinthSegaSemi-roguelike ARPG, levels are shown as "ranks," items found can either greatly help or hinder you
GenesisLandstalker: The Treasures of King NoleClimax EntertainmentIsometric and very Zelda-like, gathering items increases both life and strength
JP Mega DriveLangrisser IINCSSRPG that plays very similarly to its predecessor, albeit with some class rebalancing
GenesisLight CrusaderTreasureYet another isometric Zelda-like with understandably bad jumping, items that upgrade stats, and elemental combos to customize magic
JP Mega DriveMadou Monogatari ICompileADORABLE AF, monster capturing mechanic, non-traditional stats/xp gain
GenesisMaster of MonstersSystemSoftSRPG with different monster types and hex-based grid movement
JP Mega DriveMonster World IVWestoneA far different protagonist from the rest of the series and toned-down RPG elements (purchasing equipment is still possible), but enhanced platforming
GenesisNew HorizonsKoeiAKA Uncharted Waters: New Horizons; hope you like boats! Better sound on SNES than this version
GenesisPhantasy Star IISegaThe Sci-fi JRPG, text-based adventures featuring characters from the game also exist
GenesisPhantasy Star III: Generations of DoomSegaWent for a more traditional fantasy slant as opposed to the sci-fi seen in the rest of the series
GenesisPhantasy Star IV: The End of the MillenniumSegaIf you liked the other games in the series, you'll love this one!
JP Mega DriveRent-A-HeroSegaDo errands for the local populace to upgrade your super suit! Fighting game-like battles, very tongue-in-cheek
GenesisShining ForceClimax/Sonic Software PlanningEpic SRPG with unit promotion
GenesisShining Force IISonic Software PlanningSimilar to the first, with hidden characters and potentially branching promotion
GenesisShining in the DarknessClimax/Sonic Software PlanningFirst-person dungeon crawl, first game released in the Shining series (but not first chronologically in story)
GenesisSorcerer's KingdomNCSSRPG where each character's individual move phase leads to the entire enemy's movephase, stat leveling is FFII-like
GenesisStar OdysseyHot-BLocalized 20 years after initial release in Japan (as Blue Almanac), enemy level scales to player
GenesisSuper HydlideT&E SoftRemake of Hydlide 3, with a morality, encumbrance, hunger, and day/night system. IT'S NOT ALL THAT GOOD.
JP Mega DriveSurging AuraJapan Media ProgrammingEach action in combat takes time to do - and can be interrupted! It's also really pretty too
GenesisSword of VermilionSegaOverworld traversal in first and third-person, combat is done ARPG-style
JP Mega DriveTougi-Ou: King ColossusSegaAnother Ys wannabe
GenesisTraysiaTelenetFairly standard, grid-based combat
GenesisUncharted WatersKoeiHistorical JRPG
JP Mega DriveVixen 357NCSMechy SRPG with permadeath, an official localization was planned in 2019 but abandoned
GenesisWarsongNCSAKA Langrisser I
GenesisWonder Boy in Monster WorldWestone Bit EntertainmentNo forms to change into, but gives you a familiar and the ability to actually learn spells along with multiple towns to visit, the core gameplay remains the same
GenesisYs IIITelenet/FalcomPlays like the other releases, but with arguably better music and game balance