Shadowrun for Sega Genesis

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One of my all-time favorite classic games is Shadowrun on Sega Genesis.

It's an open world RPG with a detailed character advancement, player classes, upgradeable weapons and cyberware and magic (which i don't mess with).

One of my favorite features is that when you get a cyberdeck going, you can jack into ATMs and punch in IP addresses to computer systems to hack in "VR." If you don't have an address, you can search random systems and do netrunning against random computers, then sell the data you steal to a data dealer on the street.

For a console game from 1994, this makes it truly epic.maxresdefault.jpg
 

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One of my favorite features is that when you get a cyberdeck going, you can jack into ATMs and punch in IP addresses to computer systems to hack in "VR." If you don't have an address, you can search random systems and do netrunning against random computers, then sell the data you steal to a data dealer on the street.
Wow.. the system is even called the Matrix. Definitely going to check this out!
 
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Yeah Shadowrun is one of the best and most influential cyberpunk worlds, right there with Neuromancer (and the rest the W.Gibson's stuff).
 
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Definitely a game I played a lot of back in the day. It has a lot of rough edges and I think issues that sometimes still exist in open world games today, but at the time I felt like this game nailed a lot of tone and difficulty.
 

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I've been meaning to try this out via emulator for years. I played a bit of the tabletop game back in the 90s, and loved Shadowrun: Dragonfall.
 
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One of my all-time favorite classic games is Shadowrun on Sega Genesis.
Would you recommend one play this in 2020? Would it hold up? I think I saw a total conversion mod of Shadowrun (Steam) of this? It blows my mind that the Genesis even had RPGs like this, we just jammed Mortal Kombat, Earthworm Jim, and Sonic on it, back in the day!
 
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If you like old-school games, it's definitely worth checking out.
The Harebrained Schemes Shadowrun, Shadowrun: Dragonfall and especially Shadowrun: Hong Kong are wicked, wicked awesome RPGs. Very refreshing and worth checking out. But, they're not conversions of the Genesis one. They're all new (a few years ago).

Don't confuse it with the SNES version, which isn't nearly as rad.

Flying through the Matrix in your silver avatar and approaching the nodes of the computer system with programs loaded into your cyberdeck? Super awesome.
 
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If you like old-school games, it's definitely worth checking out.
The Harebrained Schemes Shadowrun, Shadowrun: Dragonfall and especially Shadowrun: Hong Kong are wicked, wicked awesome RPGs. Very refreshing and worth checking out. But, they're not conversions of the Genesis one. They're all new (a few years ago).
Oh yeah I know about the new ones, I do own them but haven't played them yet, I was referring to this particular mod, is this the recreation of the snes/genesis one?

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=317632217
 
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Woah! How did I miss that?? Thanks for the lead!

That's the SNES version, but it's still worth playing. I'm on team Genesis, but I'll definitely be playing this too.
 
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By the way, in the game, when you hear that weird set of words as part of the music, it is actually saying "schatten lauf", which is German for "Shadow Run".
 
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