Saturn followed the Genesis with a bit of haste and some decisions from its makers and distributors put its name in the mud. But once you know the most popular Sega Saturn ROMs that really impressed the players, you might reconsider your impression about it.
The console was released in Japan in 1994 and a worldwide release next year and offered 32-bit gameplay. It was a powerhouse for that time flaunting two CPUs and six more processors.
It became a success in the home country due to the diverse options of games for the players. At the same time, the global response was not as great. But when we dwell into details, we find that it is not because of the games but for other reasons.
Most Popular Sega Saturn ROMs
So here we will list for you, some of the best games that this console brought for its users. The list could be quite long, but due to space constraints, we will limit it to the top ones.
So without further ado, let’s get to the list of most popular titles you should try.
NiGHTS Into Dreams
An action game that follows the teenage characters Claris Sinclair and Elliot Edwards who enter a place where all the dreams take place. This place is known as Nightopia.
Here they will join hands with an exiled Nightmaren named Nights to stop the evil ruler Wizeman. This evil is planning to Nightopia which will not bode well for the real world too.
A 3D gameplay with a time limit at each level the NiGHTS Into Dreams got praise for its amazing graphics, an attractive soundtrack, and an atmosphere that could be easily related to the dreams of the player.
This is not just another fighting title made for Sega Saturn. What makes it special is that the Fighters Megamix that it is a crossover of different arcade blockbusters by the company.
So here you can enjoy characters and styles merged from other titles. Here you can dodge the opponent and strike them with a counter-attack while in the middle of the fight.
Fighters Megamix comes with multiple modes with splits into nine tracks. Each track here consists of a total of six fights against the current character whereas in the final you will be up against a surprise one. Once you beat them all, the next track will be unlocked for you to try.
This is a fighting video game in 3D mode. It has freeform martial arts styles with enclosed arenas and an armor mechanic for the players to handle.
Here you have kick, punch, attack, and guard buttons to move your character which totaled to 9 in the gameplay. The characters wear armor that can break away, making them more vulnerable to attacks and thus damage while under attack.
The combatants have to face the opponent in an enclosed arena and a human-like meter at the top of the screen shows you the severity of the damage to the armor. If you don’t think you can make it, you can use playback as well as training mode to start with.
Hudson Soft created this action title for the console in 1996 which was globally released the next year. The best part of this title is the multiplayer option. Using the multiplayer feature you can add up to ten players and have a great fun time.
Bomberman has a total of three modes to offer to gamers. The first one is a battle mode where with two multitaps up to ten human players can be added. You can also go against the CPU-controlled opponents here.
The other mode is a story mode where you can go as a single-player or two-player. Here you have to blow up Zarfs while avoiding or neutralizing enemies. In the third and last Master mode, the player has to finish levels in the shortest possible time to get a rank.
This is a 2D side-scrolling beat them up title. Here the storyline of the game can be changed by the action of the gamers. Such as, opting between multiple branching paths or killing the people to change the Karma meter.
It has two modes. One is the story mode as mentioned earlier the player can choose between multiple paths and decide where to go and where not and what action they take or refrain from.
And the other is versus mode where the gamers, up to six, can battle by picking a character. Here you can fight for a fixed duration or chose to battle till the death option.
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So these are the most popular Sega Saturn ROMs that the lovers of old games can try at any time. For that, all you need is an emulator on your digital device, and then get the ROM and you are ready to have some fun.