The Genesis had a pallette of 512 colors, of which it could display 64 colors
at any one time. As time went on, however, the programmers figured out a way to display all
colors at once. This can be seen in games like Ecco the Dolphin.
Its main processor was a Motorola 68000, which was also used on the Macintosh Plus
and Macintosh Classic from Apple. It had a resolution of 320 x 224 pixels.
As time went on, Sega released new versions of its 16-bit hardware. One of the most
convenient ones was the Genesis CDX, which combined a Genesis and a Sega CD on a single, portable
unit. As a bonus, you could also listen to audio CDs on the road.
Sega later released the Genesis Nomad, a portable Genesis with its own
screen. Most Genesis games run in it without problems. Unfortunately, you cannot
connect a Sega CD player to it.
The Genesis ended up having more that 500 games.
These are some of my favorite games for the Sega Genesis, listed by category: