I want to buy a Sega Saturn. What are some good games on this system?
Shining Force 3
Shining the Holy Ark
Panzer Dragoon Saga
This covers the best of the Saturn. Each of these are tremendous games.
Bulk Slash is ace as fuck.
shit's expensive these days though
It's my #1 Saturn game though.
as for somewhat cheaper stuff
>Virtual On (controls a bit weird without the twinsticks, but it's totally playable on pad)
>Virtua Fighter 2 (piss cheap and really good)
>Fighting Vipers (love this game)
>really, almost any of Sega's Model 2 arcade ports are pretty cheap and good
>Galactic Attack (got a bit expensive recently though)
>Panzer Dragoon (and Zwei)
>Burning Rangers (JP version, mostly playable without moon but it's a bit harder because of the navigation system)
>tfw can't justify the controller to myself because money
not that i remember, ecco 2 was on cd only and then there's the dreamcast game
oh and the game gear one
me neither, isn't there a controller type that resembles the twinsticks though? i was sure it had one
A ton of the good games are either rare, expensive, or japan-only. Be prepared for that.
Personally, I recommend installing a modchip so you can play burned games, and also getting an action replay to get rid of region locking and acting as a 4MB expansion (there are a lot of fighitng games that use it, also irem stuff) as well as being a better alternative to the internal battery-backup save system.
The modchip is easy to install. Only need to solder the power line to the power supply. It's braindead simple.
As for games, check out the recommended vidya wiki. But in general, it has tons of great 2D stuff, especially shmups and fighting games. Also panzer dragoon, which is like starfox but you're riding a fucking dragon instead of piloting a starfighter.