Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Games That Are Still Exclusive - Complete List

Sega Genesis Mega Drive Exclusive Games

Although the Sega Genesis (known as the Mega Drive outside of North America) came out all the way back in the late 1980's, there's still quite a few games that still remain exclusive to the console. After doing many, MANY hours of research, here's our complete, definitive list of all of the games that are only available on the Sega Genesis (we'll be counting games that were also released in the arcades as exclusive as long as the Genesis/Mega Drive version is the only home release of the title).

So, what Sega Genesis/Mega Drive games are still exclusives? Quite a few, although it's interesting to note that many of these are either sports games or licensed games. Which makes sense, as there isn't much point in re-releasing an old sports game with outdated rosters, and obviously there are licensing issues that probably make it not worth the trouble to re-release stuff like Bonkers or Animaniacs. Still, it's pretty crazy how many exclusive sports games and licensed games the Genesis had during its lifetime.

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Exclusive Games Released in North America and/or Europe:

-Titles that were released in Europe but not North America are in italics

-Titles that were released in North America but not Europe are in bold

*Titles that were also released in arcades are noted with an asterisk*

The Adventures of Batman & Robin

Air Diver


Arcade Classics

Ariel The Little Mermaid

Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf

Arrow Flash

Art Alive!

Asterix and the Great Rescue

Asterix and the Power of the Gods

ATP Tour Championship Tennis

Australian Rugby League

Awesome Possum... Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt

Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP II

Ball Jacks

Barney's Hide & Seek Game


Batman Returns

Beast Wrestler

Beauty & The Beast: Belle's Quest

Beauty & The Beast: Roar of the Beast

Beavis and Butt-Head

Bill Walsh College Football '95

Bimini Run

Blades of Vengeance

Blaster Master 2

Bloodshot (AKA Battle Frenzy)

Body Count


Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs

*Caliber .50

Captain Planet and the Planeteers

Chakan: The Forever Man (there's a version on the Game Gear but the levels are different)

Chi Chi's Pro Challenge Golf

Coach K College Basketball

College Football USA 96

College Football's National Championship

College Football's National Championship II

Combat Cars


Crystal's Pony Tale

Cyborg Justice

Dashin' Desperadoes

David Robinson's Supreme Court

Death Duel

Desert Demolition Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote

Devilish: The Next Possession

Dick Vitale's "Awesome, Baby!" College Hoops

Dinosaurs For Hire

*DJ Boy

Double Clutch

Double Dribble: The Playoff Edition

Dragon Ball Z (AKA Dragon Ball Z: Buyū Retsuden & Dragon Ball Z: L'Appel du Destin - France/Spain/Portugal/Japan only)

Dragon's Revenge

Duke Nukem 3D (exclusive recreation of the original game made by Tec-Toy for the Brazilian market)

Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun

Earnest Evans

Earth Defense

El Viento

Elemental Master

European Club Soccer



F-117 Night Storm

F-22 Interceptor


FIFA Soccer 95

Fighting Masters

*Fire Shark

The Flintstones

Funny World & Balloon Boy



Gauntlet IV

General Chaos

Generations Lost


Goofy's Hysterical History Tour

Greatest Heavyweights

*Grind Stormer

High Seas Havoc

IMG International Tour Tennis

Instruments of Chaos starring Young Indiana Jones

Jennifer Capriati Tennis

Pigskin Footbrawl

Jewel Master

John Madden Football '92

King Salmon: The Big Catch

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Magic School Bus, (Scholastic's) The: Space Exploration Game

Mario Andretti Racing

Mario Lemieux Hockey


Mazin Saga: Mutant Fighter

McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure

Menacer 6-Game Cartridge

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

Mike Ditka Power Football

Muhammad Ali Heavyweight Boxing

Mutant League Hockey

Mystic Defender

NBA Action '94

NBA Action '95: Starring David Robinson

NFL Football '94 Starring Joe Montana

NFL '98

NFL Sports Talk Football '93

NHL All-Star Hockey '95

NHL Hockey

Nightmare Circus

Outback Joey

OutRun 2019 (technically this had a re-release in 2005 as a TV plug-n-play game, but meh, still counts)


Pat Riley Basketball/Super Real Basketball


Pelé II: World Tournament Soccer

PGA Tour Golf III


The Pirates of Dark Water (completely different from the SNES version)

Pocahontas (there's a Game Boy version that functions as a demake, but it's pretty different)

Prime Time Football '96

Pro Moves Soccer

*The Punisher

*Quad Challenge

Rambo III

Ranger X

Red Zone

The Ren & Stimpy Show: Stimpy's Invention

Rings of Power

Road Rash 3

RoboCop Versus The Terminator

*Rolling Thunder 2

Rolling Thunder 3

Rolo to the Rescue

*Saint Sword

Sampras Tennis 96

Scooby-Doo Mystery

Sesame Street: Counting Café

Shadow Blasters




Sorcerer's Kingdom

Splatterhouse 2 (included as an unlockable in the 2010 reboot)

Splatterhouse 3 (included as an unlockable in the 2010 reboot)

Sports Talk Baseball

*Street Smart



Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers

Task Force Harrier EX


Taz in Escape from Mars

Team USA Basketball


*Time Killers


Tiny Toon Adventures: ACME All-Stars

Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure

Tommy Lasorda Baseball

Toughman Contest (also available on the 32X)

Toxic Crusaders

Trampoline Terror!


Triple Play Baseball '96

Triple Play: Gold Edition

Trouble Shooter/Battle Mania: Daiginjō

Vapor Trail: Hyper Offence Formation

Virtual Pinball

VR Troopers

Wacky Worlds Creativity Studio

Warrior of Rome

Warrior of Rome II

Whac-a-Critter: Mallet Legend

Whip Rush

Wimbledon Championship Tennis

World Championship Soccer 2

World of Illusion


X-Men 2: Clone Wars


Notable Japan-Only/Asia-Only Mega Drive Exclusive Games:

Making a complete list of Japan-only/Asia-only Genesis exclusives is quite the undertaking and there simply isn't a lot of (if any) information available for many games that were only released in Japan/Asia. As such, we've decided to simply go with a list of some of the more notable games released only in Asia that are known to be exclusive.

Games that have received fan translations or are easily playable without knowing Japanese are in bold

Advanced Daisenryaku: Deutsch Dengeki Sakusen (English translation patch available)

Bahamut Senki (English translation patch available)

Battle Golfer Yui (English translation patch available)

Chibi Maruko-chan: Waku Waku Shopping

Chōkyūkai Miracle Nine (difficult to navigate menus but actual gameplay is understandable)


Cutie Suzuki no Ringside Angel

Dahna: Megami Tanjō (English translation patch available, although easily playable without)

Dangerous Seed

Eliminate Down

Fastest 1

The Hybrid Front

Kyūkai Dōchūki

Madō Monogatari I (English translation patch available) (the last official Mega Drive game released in Japan)

Mamono Hunter Yōko: Dai 7 no Keishō

*Master of Weapon


Mystical Fighter

Nakajima Satoru Kanshuu F1 Grand Prix

Nakajima Satoru Kanshū F1 Super License

Osomatsu-kun: Hachamecha Gekijō

Party Quiz Mega Q

Rent A Hero (English translation patch available)

Slap Fight MD

Surging Aura

Tel-Tel Mahjong

Tel-Tel Stadium

Thunder Pro Wrestling Retsuden

Tōgi Ō: King Colossus (English translation patch available)

Twinkle Tale (English translation patch available)

Uzu Keobukseon (only released in South Korea)


Vixen 357 (English translation patch available)

XDR: X-Dazedly-Ray

Yū Yū Hakusho Gaiden

Yu Yu Hakusho Makyō Tōitsusen (English translation patch available, although not necessary)

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