Today is a special day in gaming history: On November 30th, 1990, the Sega Genesis (a.k.a. the Sega Mega Drive) was released in the PAL retail region of the world. Although it was previously released in Japan in 1988, and released in North America in 1989, its official release in the rest of the world marked the day when the Genesis finally accomplished its intended goal:
giving millions of kids something to do that was way cooler than homework taking over the world. We spent a good portion of our childhood playing those 16-bit classics until our eyes were bloodshot red and our thumbs were covered with blisters, so it's only right that we celebrate today by counting down the 25 best games on the console. Not just because those were great times, but because things things were oh so simple then. *Blue blur flies past screen* SEGA!