Play Sega Genesis Games on Windows 10
Edited by Jay
Sega Genesis (Sega Mega Drive outside North America), the successor to the Sega Master System, is a 16-bit video game console that was released in 1989. For those of us old enough to have owned a Genesis console, or if you're a vintage game enthusiast who managed to pick one up, you'll know just how much fun the system is. Sega was one of the leaders in arcade game scene in the 90s, and the Genesis console was based on the very same hardware (Sega System 16 Board).
If you never owned or didn't hang on to your Genesis console, all is not lost. Users can enjoy the system in all its glory by using a video game console emulator, directly on a Windows 10 PC. A gaming console emulator can emulate a console's hardware on a computing device (desktop, laptop, phone, tablet, etc.). Video game emulators run on what is known as ROM files, which are files that contain the data from game cartridges. ROM images are the digital versions of games and are necessary for game play with an emulator.
In the following VisiHow guide, we're going to show how to play Sega Genesis games on a Windows 10 computer. For this article, we used a Clevo laptop and two Sega emulators; Fusion and Gens. Feel free to check out our tutorial on Playing NES Game on Android if you prefer to use your mobile device.
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Play Sega Genesis using the Fusion Emulator
- 1Open a web browser and visit the following link. When the page loads, click "Kega Fusion 3.64 Windows" under Downloads.Advertisement
Play Sega Genesis using the Gens Emulator
- 1Open a web browser, visit this link, then click on "Gens 2.14 win32 binary".