Sega Mania Podcast

Ep. 10: Helmet Special

June 24, 2022

Happy Friday, Maniacs (Sorry, Tim)! The Sega Mania Podcast is back with more of what you love from the guys you tolerate. Well, less of them this time as it's a five-man pod. It's just a little Steve and Sam-less, it's still good, it's still good! 

First up, we chat about the long-ago promised Game We Missed: M.U.S.H.A. This blistering vertical-scrolling shooter gets a proper going over by the lads, with a hefty inserted discussion on how expensive retro games are these days, and the most we've personally ever paid for one. 

The rankings return with easily the worst batch yet, as we crowbar the following stinkers in somewhere near the bottom (and move on, as Rob would say): Kid Chameleon, Klax, TaleSpin, Road Rash II, Bart vs. The Space Mutants, and WWF Super Wrestlemania. Ok, so Klax and Road Rash II are alright. 

Lastly, we have a listener question asking us what our favourite games ever are and why. If you want to ask us a question, please send them in to Don't forget we have a Patreon too, where you can support us for a whole heap of cool rewards and listen to an exclusive 'Meet the Maniac' episode all about our beloved Rob Kirkup. 

Here's the rankings list (pre-pod) that you can follow along with:

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  2. Streets of Rage
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog
  4. Revenge of Shinobi
  5. QuackShot Starring Donald Duck
  6. ToeJam & Earl
  7. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  8. Thunder Force IV
  9. World of Illusion
  10. Columns
  11. Golden Axe
  12. Alien Storm
  13. Spider-Man vs The Kingpin
  14. Road Rash
  15. Strider
  16. Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun
  17. Dick Tracy
  18. World Cup Italia '90
  19. Ghouls 'n' Ghosts
  20. OutRun
  21. Alien 3
  22. Atomic Runner
  23. Super Hang-on
  24. ESWAT
  25. The Terminator
  26. Taz-Mania
  27. Space Harrier II
  28. Galaxy Force II
  29. Decap Attack
  30. Turrican
  31. Splatterhouse 2
  32. Batman
  33. Super Thunder Blade
  34. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  35. Shadow of the Beast
  36. Steel Talons

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