List of Games on both Genesis & SNES

These lists are based on original lists by user SonicMegaDrive on I did additional research to fill in some missing info and add some additional lists.

The main inspiration for creating/finding these lists was because I already knew that a lot of games were ported to multiple platforms, and there is always the question of which port should you get.

As a Sega fan, of course I give the edge to the Sega system, all other things being equal.

What threw a wrench in the gear was discovering that some ports of the same game are actually completely differnt games! In some cases one is better than the other, and you might have missed out on the superior SNES version, having though owning the Genesis version was sufficient (or vice versa). In other cases, both versions are good, but are such completely different games, that it is worth owning both, not just one or the other.

If you let the Sega and Nintendo fanboys duke it out, it all turns into "all X ports are shitty". But from a slightly less biased point of view, I can make the following generalizations:

Genesis generally had better shooters and sports games.

SNES generally had better platformers and RPGs.

Genesis was faster, so gameplay and response was generally better

SNES had better graphics and sound, so it usually looked and sounded better


Games with similar ports on both SNES and Genesis:


3 Ninjas Kick Back

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

Addams Family, The

Adventures of Mighty Max, The

Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle and Friends, The

Aero the Acro-Bat

Aero the Acro-Bat 2


Aerobiz: Supersonic

American Gladiators

Andre Agassi Tennis

Art of Fighting


Ballz 3-D

Barkley: Shut Up and Jam!

Bass Masters Classic

Bass Masters Classic: Pro Edition

Batman Forever

Battletoads/Double Dragon

Best of the Best Championship Karate

Bill Walsh College Football

Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure

Boxing: Legends of the Ring

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Brett Hull Hockey '95

Brutal: Paws of Fury

Bubsy II

Bubsy: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind

Bulls vs. Blazers and the NBA Playoffs

Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball

Captain America and the Avengers

Champions World Class Soccer

Championship Pool

Chavez II

Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool

Chester Cheetah: Wild Wild Quest

Chuck Rock

Clay Fighter



College Football USA '97: The Road to New Orleans

College Slam

Cool Spot

Cutthroat Island

David Crane's Amazing Tennis

Death and Return of Superman, The

Demolition Man

Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf

Doom Troopers: The Mutant Chronicles

Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

Earthworm Jim

Earthworm Jim 2

ESPN Baseball Tonight

ESPN National Hockey Night

ESPN Speedworld

ESPN Sunday Night NFL

Family Feud

Fatal Fury

Fatal Fury 2

FIFA International Soccer

FIFA Soccer '96

Flashback: The Quest for Identity

Flintstones, The

Foreman For Real Boxing

Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball


Fun 'n Games


Genghis Khan 2: Clan of the Gray Wolf

George Foreman's KO Boxing


Great Circus Mystery starring Mickey & Minnie, The

Great Waldo Search, The

Head-On Soccer

Hit The Ice

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York


Incredible Crash Dummies, The

Incredible Hulk, The

Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings



Jeopardy! Deluxe Edition

Jeopardy! Sports Edition

Joe & Mac

John Madden Football

John Madden Football '93

Judge Dredd

Jungle Strike: The Sequel to Desert Strike

Justice League Task Force

Kawasaki Superbike Challenge

King of the Monsters

King of the Monsters 2

Last Action Hero

Lawnmower Man, The


Lemmings 2: The Tribes

Lethal Enforcers

Liberty or Death

Lion King, The (Disney's)

Lost Vikings, The

Madden NFL '94

Madden NFL '95

Madden NFL '96

Madden NFL '97

Madden NFL '98

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Math Blaster Episode 1

Mickey Mania: Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse

Mickey's Ultimate Challenge

Micro Machines

Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament

Miracle Piano Teaching System, The

MLBPA Baseball


Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat 3

Mortal Kombat II

Ms. Pac-Man

NBA All-Star Challenge

NBA Hang Time


NBA Jam Tournament Edition

NBA Live '95

NBA Live '96

NBA Live '97

NBA Live '98

NCAA Final Four Basketball

NCAA Football

Newman Haas IndyCar featuring Nigel Mansell

NFL Quarterback Club

NFL Quarterback Club '96

NHL '94

NHL '95

NHL '96

NHL '97

NHL '98

NHLPA Hockey '93

Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing

No Escape

Nobunaga's Ambition

Operation Europe: Path to Victory 1939-45

Out of this World



Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures

Pagemaster, The

PGA Tour '96

PGA Tour Golf

Phantom 2040

Pink Goes to Hollywood


Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure



Primal Rage

Prince of Persia

Pro Quarterback

PTO: Pacific Theater of Operations

Race Drivin'

Radical Rex

Raiden Trad


Revolution X featuring Aerosmith

RoboCop 3

Rock 'n Roll Racing

Roger Clemens' MVP Baseball

Romance of the Three Kingdoms II

Romance of the Three Kingdoms III

Samurai Shodown

Saturday Night Slam Masters

SeaQuest DSV

Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye


Side Pocket

Simpsons, The: Bart's Nightmare

Simpsons, The: Krusty's Super Funhouse

Simpsons, The: Virtual Bart

Soldiers of Fortune

Spider-Man/Venom: Maximum Carnage

Spider-Man/Venom: Separation Anxiety

Spider-Man/X-Men: Arcade's Revenge

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Crossroads of Time


Steel Talons

Street Figher

Sunset Riders

Super Baseball 2020

Super Battleship

Super Battletank: War in the Gulf

Super High Impact

Super Off-Road

Super Smash TV

Super Street Fighter II


T2: The Arcade Game

Tecmo Super Baseball

Tecmo Super Bowl

Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special Edition

Tecmo Super Bowl III: Final Edition

Tecmo Super NBA Basketball

Test Drive II: The Duel

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

Tick, The

TNN Bass Tournament of Champions

Top Gear 2

Toy Story (Disney's)


Troy Aikman NFL Football

True Lies

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

Uncharted Waters

Uncharted Waters: New Horizons

Urban Strike: The Sequel to Jungle Strike



Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars

Wayne's World


We're Back! A Dinosaur's Tale

Wheel of Fortune

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?

Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits


Wolverine: Adamantium Rage

World Cup USA '94

World Heroes


WWF Royal Rumble

WWF Super Wrestlemania

WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game

Y's III: Wanderers From Y's

Zero: The Kamikaze Squirrel

Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension



Games on SNES and Sega CD/32X:


AD&D: Eye of the Beholder



Fatal Fury Special

Final Fight

Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV

SimEarth: The Living Planet

Star Trek Starfleet Academy

Wing Commander


Games that were on both the NES and Genesis:


Bart vs the Space Mutants

Batman: Revenge of the Joker


Battletoads/Double Dragon

Championship Pro-Am

Double Dragon

Micro Machines

Ms. Pac-Man





Games that are similar, but have some differences:


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (SNES)

& Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Hyperstone Heist (Genesis)

Thunder Spirits (SNES)

& Thunder Force III (Genesis)

Street Fighter II Turbo (SNES)

& Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition (Genesis)


Games that are complete different on each platform:


Adventures of Batman & Robin, The (SNES, Genesis, SMS, Sega CD)


Alien 3


Batman Returns

Beavis & Butthead, MTV's


Bram Stoker's Dracula (Sega CD)

Hardball III

Home Alone

Jungle Book

Jurassic Park (SNES, Genesis, Sega CD)

Mighty Morphin Power Ranges

Mighty MOrphin Power Rangers: The Movie

Ninja Warriors (SNES, Sega CD)

Paperboy 2

Pirates of Darkwater

Popful Mail (SNES, Sega CD)

Robocop vs. Terminator

Scooby-Doo Mystery



Street Racer


Taz Mania

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (NES, SNES, Genesis)

Terminator, The (Snes, Genesis, Sega CD)

Terminator 2: Judgement Day


Games below had a significant advantage on one system:


Alladin (Genesis)

Earthworm Jim (Genesis)

Mortal Kombat (GenesiS)

Primal Rage (Genesis)

Raiden Trad (Genesis)

Rock 'n' Roll Racing (SNES)

Samurai Showdown (Genesis)

Sunset Riders (SNES)

Super Smash TV (SNES)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (SNES)
What a big job done Jedi Master Thrash(and SonicMegaDrive) !! I looked for missing stuff I had in mind but didn't see something to add yet.