In 1988, Sega took Nintendo by storm and released the Sega Genesis. The conflict between the two companies created a video game console war for the ages. I learn about the cultural impact the Genesis had from comedian Hannibal Burress and play Mortal Combat for the first time against Mari Takahashi from Smosh Games. Fellow HRposts creator Jake Baldino from Gameranx teams up with me to test some questionable Sega Genesis gaming accessories.

  • Javier Marquez
    Javier Marquez

    What is the name of the song that sounds at the beginning of the video?

  • Kwizzle Dizzle
    Kwizzle Dizzle

    There's some revisionist history in this one. Genesis had great games but as I remember Super nintendo was still on top. Plus I had MK 2 and 3 on SNES. Not as if Nintendo only had family games... Not to mention skipping Saturn.... Dreamcast was the bomb though....

  • Carlos Cordoba
    Carlos Cordoba

    “The dreamcast was not well received” Lady, you couldn’t be more wrong.

  • M.E

    As i remember there was CD reader ones too! mega SEGA or something like that

  • Siosal01

    This was my console of choice growing up. I would have told you exactly what made this console special: -Despite being older than the SNES achieved things in games thought to be damn near impossible back then. -First console up introduce wireless controllers -First console to introduce online -First console to introduce downloadable content (Sega channel) -First console to allow upgrades via components -First console with a CD ROM -First console to go 32 bit I could go on, but the thing was ahead of the game in so many ways. Classic.

  • HB

    Not knowing mortal kombat has nothing to do with age. We still have Mortal Kombat releases till this day. Marques is acting as if he was born in 2050 not 1993

  • Ese Ukey
    Ese Ukey

    This is cool... Just thinking. Didn't hear about PS2 and the street fighters... anyways.

  • Rohaldos

    20:45 thats not true, the Dreamcast was doing well in terms of sales (not revenue because Sega was actually losing money for every Dreamcast sold), Playstation was competing with the Sega Saturn so you skipped a very important Sega console. Sega with the launch of the Dreamcast tried to get back market share lost to Sony with the playstation as the Saturn did not do well in the Western World but it was a very popular console in Japan. One important factor that killed the Dreamcast was the DVD player that was not present in the Dreamcast (its was using GD-rom disks) but it was present in the Playstation 2 in fact back in the early 2000 Playstation 2 was the cheapest DVD player on the market.

  • Caleb Baker
    Caleb Baker

    When she said “Little business that could” Just saying they could afford to make mediocre sales as opposed to their rival on every system they ever made and finally said maybe this ain’t for us 20 years later after Nintendo and Sony Mercilessly beat them into submission while Microsoft watched and waited for the same thing to happen to them

  • Brandon Taylor
    Brandon Taylor

    I'm 25 too I had a genesis as a kid & a n64 I was in heaven lmao

  • Chavis Jones
    Chavis Jones

    I remember playing Sonic The Hedgehog on the Genesis as a kid. It was mind blowing. Now fast forward to 30 years later, that game is still worth of play no matter what the new generation of gamers think.

  • Milena M.
    Milena M.

    I’m as old as MKBHD so I didn’t play the console but I played Sega games on my PC through an emulator. So i did too grow up with Streets of rage, Sonic and other bizzare games like Ecco and Bonanza Bros 😂 also I loved MJ’s Moonwalk (“Michael!”) and Andre Agassi tennis lol

  • Juan Gallardo
    Juan Gallardo

    i died at 11:42 with the Mexican joke HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

  • Juan Gallardo
    Juan Gallardo

    the comment about Genesis users is 100% true hahahaha

  • KAZ

    as if she chose the same character every single time

  • Jacob Baranowski
    Jacob Baranowski

    I sold my SEGA collection back in the day for a PS2 and two games, Vertical Fighter 4, and Tecken 4. I have been trying to rebuy my collection back from my childhood.almost complete again. But I also aqiyered some new games in the process. I am a SEGA kid and always will be.

  • Daniel Mihalko
    Daniel Mihalko

    Damn just completely skip over the Saturn? There timeline is very inaccurate in this game. The dream cast did not really compete against the ps1 at first, the Saturn did.

  • Parag K
    Parag K

    brings back tears of nostalgic joy ...thanks fr making this great series -and best thing is it's free

  • KracusOmniax

    I still have mine

  • Seminole Gamer
    Seminole Gamer

    "Blast processing"

  • Sam Cyanide
    Sam Cyanide

    Sixteen bits.

  • Vigtornilliaa

    I have a Sega Dreamcast, original Xbox, original Xbox 360, Xbox 360 E, original xbox one and a Nintendo DSI and Nintendo 3DS .. I’m also going to get a Sega Saturn and Sega Genesis and waiting for the next Xbox not getting the Xbox series S or X

  • Mileamb Watson
    Mileamb Watson

    The inquisitive voice selectively stay because security concordantly preach qua a defective move. helpless, numerous jail

  • lamar 1960
    lamar 1960

    this video made me so sad thinking of my childhood friends

  • Bryan Geisler
    Bryan Geisler

    fun fact: the sega genesis was actually their 4th console, cause there was an sg-1000 2 and 3, the sg-1000 3 was rebranded to the master system in other countries besides japan

  • Jay B-Clay
    Jay B-Clay

    The Genesis will always rule over the SNES

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  • Fossil-bit

    The Dreamcast was actually very well received! It was piracy and the lack of a DVD player among some other issues that was its demise.

  • khush bothra
    khush bothra

    "Genesis can do what Nintendon't" Oooooffff!!!

  • Chris

    Still have my Genesis my dad bought me and my sister in 1991!! Still works 100% ! The Nostalgia is real! 🔥

  • Alexander Post
    Alexander Post

    Man I wish SEGA were to survive as a hardware maker. I wonder what they'd make today

  • Robert E
    Robert E

    I saw one or 2 videos before this on my suggested; and how corny this is. Like really? You never touched a sega, doesn’t know how to power it on! never played Mortal Kombat? Last time touched a controller was 95?! Are y’all just trying to be so edgy by being ironic? Never watching a marques brown video ever again.

  • JoeyG

    This is by far the best retro gaming video I litteraly have seen. It was almost therapeutic to watch if that makes sense. Need to check if you made one for other retro consoles. Well done.

  • DragonBusa

    "Check underneath the chair" is so stupid, makes the person look blind wtih tunnel vision

  • Aled D
    Aled D

    Love it but it's called MEGADRIVE!!! 😁

  • s c
    s c

    Why is the viewcount hidden?

  • Cujobob

    The Saturn competed with the PlayStation, the Dreamcast was surpassed by the PS2. The Dreamcast was absolutely amazing, but the Xbox and PS2 released later and one upped them spec-wise.

  • Duane Locsin
    Duane Locsin

    Support 'Games preservation' Allows access of classics for subsequent generations to discover as well as for its historical value. - It is a cultural medium as important as film, music and text.

  • Molotoval

    RIP the dreamcast


    I was a die hard SEGA GENESIS owner and absolutely loved it, and was IN LOVE WITH MORTAL KOMBAT, to this day I’M UNBEATABLE IN ANY MORTAL KOMBAT GAME!!!!!!!!!!

  • J F
    J F

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2, NHL 94, TMNT Hyperstone Heist, Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition, Mortal Kombat 2, Castlevania Bloodlines, Phantasy Star IV, Ghouls N' Ghosts, Contra Hard Corps.

  • Abdelmoumene El Mamoun
    Abdelmoumene El Mamoun

    Thanks for taking us back to the golden age😁

  • nice doge
    nice doge

    haha i loved altered beast as a kid. didn’t play the original genesis but walmart used to sell those tv plug in game consoles and had a genesis one…anyone remember that? lol

  • Amir Sela
    Amir Sela

    For me it will always be Sega Mega Drive

  • Amy Miller
    Amy Miller

    The memories! Watching someone discover this magic for the first time, so many years later, there are no words. Great video!

  • Tom H
    Tom H

    Mortal Kombat on a 3-button controller?

  • Telaney Shay
    Telaney Shay

    My 1st genisis i got from funco land in richfield Minnesota, and the model 2 i got for Christmas.... great times

  • leutrim topalli
    leutrim topalli

    My first console back in 1999 🥺

  • Helliant1

    You forgot to mention the game on the Sega CD called Night Trap, part of the creation of the ESRB! There is news footage of people who clearly never played the game who stated that the goal of the game was to rape the characters to advance!

  • Helliant1

    Appreciate the matte black, that’s the only color the thing came in!

  • samuel gebru
    samuel gebru

    "Clink clink instant cash grab", sadly explains the current candy crash saga and the like

  • T S
    T S

    Awful boring video

  • T S
    T S

    There is no way in hell that one in three households had a Nintendo. Stupid dumbass would claim that

  • PhySicS ArIeL
    PhySicS ArIeL

    What a great episode man. Brought back some great memories

  • KG

    You can't play mortal kombat with the 3 button controller!

  • jowi jos
    jowi jos

    It's sounds "NEGGA" to me 😂😅

  • Michael Interbartolo
    Michael Interbartolo

    I bought mine freshman year of college with CD ROM and the 32bit add on thanks to march madness winnings

  • neurological loopholer
    neurological loopholer

    I get tired of Sega Genesis/Mega Drive always being associated with black people no matter what region almost in an old school stereotypical propaganda type advertising way. It's a Japanese console. It still is better than super nintendo in almost every spec as far as hardware is concerned. I can compare them without doing a video just comment

  • Jonny Walker
    Jonny Walker

    Also Dreamcast was so a head of it time with the online gaming. Like a decade before it's time

  • Jonny Walker
    Jonny Walker

    The way to turn the Sega on is the harmonica blow into the cartridge, then you place it in the slot and slap the top of it

  • Jonny Walker
    Jonny Walker

    Sega Genesis was the first console I ever played on

  • Lincoln Scott
    Lincoln Scott

    Where is all the love for the Atari 8 & 16 bit PC line of home computers that had tons of games. it eventually led to the Atari Jaguar console

  • Marshall Smith
    Marshall Smith

    Dreamcast was good console with good games but it broke too often

  • Jim Bobby
    Jim Bobby

    Marques looks lost because he missed out on the best era ever

  • Matthew Popsicle
    Matthew Popsicle

    Say gaaaaaa

  • John Walsh
    John Walsh

    Gustavo, the drywall guy 😂 😂 Hannibal is a hoot. He's like the coolest cucumber in the cucumber patch and he can still make you crack up uncontrollably 😂 😂

  • Jim Rassinier
    Jim Rassinier

    This is a very amateur view on retro history skipping over many consoles, etc. Hold your lane. This isn't it.

  • Jim Rassinier
    Jim Rassinier

    Jesus. How old are you???

  • Andrew Tijerina
    Andrew Tijerina

    “I remember being in a Mortal Kombat tournament at the local Blockbuster...” geez way to make me feel really old...

  • RedWolf777SG

    Sega does, what Nintendo don't... 😅😅

  • Jhon Josef Caluya
    Jhon Josef Caluya

    You madlad, you ordered a Model 1. The rarest iteration of the Genesis

  • E J
    E J

    I was fortunate to have both 😂

  • Vinay Bharadwaj
    Vinay Bharadwaj

    Where can I buy this console?

  • DesertF0x Gaming
    DesertF0x Gaming

    Great production! More of these please!

  • Nat

    How we the same age and I played it but he didn't.? I had a Genesis, I am lost haha🤔

  • Zihuan Sanderson
    Zihuan Sanderson

    i love that i love mkbhd and mari

  • Eugene Elkin
    Eugene Elkin

    NICE AWES0ME 🍨🍨🍨🍚🍔🍔🍟🍟🍟🍟🏁 💨 🍮 🥧 🍡 🍧 🍨 🍦 🍰 ❗ 🐬 🌹 🌷 🍁 💐🍂 🐡🐄 🐅 🐆 🐯 🍣 🍣 🍣 🥘 🍨🍨🍨

  • digital subliminal messages
    digital subliminal messages

    S T O P. R A P E I N G. B A B I E S You came in through/ the emulator , I had / on my "Dell"/this was supposed to be your second cover / haaaa/

  • Kevin Soto
    Kevin Soto

    this kid must have lived under a rock if he never used these consoles XD

  • Jude Tarkoh
    Jude Tarkoh

    MKBHD! you're a genius!

  • GD M
    GD M

    Grew up with one of these, 35. Makes me feel old seeing one again 😂 (Sega Megadrive in the UK)

  • FJ R
    FJ R

    What's the music theme towards the end of the video? Someone let me know please

  • Charm Chaz
    Charm Chaz

    Lets not talk about the snes or n64 or the gameboy

  • Mi Box
    Mi Box

    Best reason for Genesis over SNES was the red blood over grey blood in MK

  • sup530

    I like how y'all acted like the Sega Saturn never existed lol

  • Ninjardo Olive
    Ninjardo Olive

    “Competition breeds innovation”

  • Jorge Cardenas
    Jorge Cardenas

    Plot twist: a kid told marques he is old. So he made a show that makes him seem young as hell


    I definitely cringed when you tried putting a cartridge in with the power already on.

  • Chobaca

    In Europe it was called Sega mega drive...and I have one

  • guitarboyjeff

    Yeah and Karen from The Lost World Jurassic Park was such a troglodyte for not having SEGA!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Flickering PussyCat
    Flickering PussyCat

    I hate ads right from the strt... 🔥MKB🔥 Ok, u play police game...

  • Al

    this video puts a smile on your face . well done

  • Troy Thirkield
    Troy Thirkield

    Childhood memories

  • Shin m0h
    Shin m0h

    Mari knows. Scorpion is the way.

  • Joshua Oloruntoyin-Balogun
    Joshua Oloruntoyin-Balogun

    I have never also played mortal combat before

  • Avi

    The production value of this Retro Tech video series is insane man. Well done. And SEGA!

  • Billy Batson
    Billy Batson

    Sega's biggest issue for me as a kid is that they had terrible games. I honestly can't think of one game that I really looked forward to playing except maybe Herzog Zwei. For SNES, I can think of dozens that I still play even today, especially in the RPG genre.

  • Mitchell Mitchell
    Mitchell Mitchell


  • LordMaxin

    This guy is cringe... Just turning it on and putting the game in and out... I also love how the Likes and Dislikes have been disabled! lol