Similar to some of the other guides I’ve put together, this time I focused on releases that Virgin Games published. Virgin also developed a handful of games that other publishers released but for this guide, I’ll just be focusing on the ones for which Virgin Games was the publisher.
There are 17 Virgin Games releases for the Genesis, three of which also have cardboard releases, for a total of 20 games to collect. I’ve listed the releases below in alphabetical order, and added each release year in parenthesis (from Wikipedia).
1) Caesar’s Palace (1993) + Cardboard release [slide]
2) Chi Chi’s Pro Golf (1993)
3) Chuck Rock (1991)
4) Chuck Rosk II: Son of Chuck (1993)
5) Cool Spot (1992)
6) Cyber-Cop (1992)
7) Dune: The Battle for Arrakis (1993)
8) Global Gladiators (1992)
9) Jammit (1994)
10) Jungle Book (1994) + Cardboard release [slide]
11) Lion King (1994) + Cardboard release [slide]
12) Muhammad Ali Heavyweight Boxing (1992)
13) Out of This World (1992)
14) Robocop Versus The Terminator (1993)
15) The Terminator (1992)
16) Tyrants: Fight Through Time (1992)
17) World Trophy Soccer (1992)
Here are all of the releases, in alphabetical order.
Caesar’s Palace got two releases. The clamshell release has no inserts and a color manual. The cardboard release has a Majesco Sales GENESIS Classics registration card and the manual is in black and white.
These next four releases all include no additional inserts.
Chi Chi’s Pro Tour Golf, Global Gladiators, Tyrants, and World Trophy Soccer
The following five releases all include a Virgin Games Product Registration card and a Muhammad Ali Poster. A couple of the releases include additional inserts, which I’ll note below.
Chuck Rock, Cool Spot, Cyber-Cop, Muhammad Ali, and Out of This World
Chuck Rock also included a patents card.
Muhammad Ali also included a Muhammad Ali sports card.
Out of This World has an epilepsy warning card.
Chuck Rock II and The Terminator both include a Virgin Games Product Registration card but no poster. The registration cards are the same as the ones in the above listed five games.
Dune includes an “are we having fun yet?” poster and a Virgin Games registration card.
The registration card packed in with Dune is different from any of the other Virgin Games registration cards.
Jungle Book includes the “are we having fun yet?” poster and a Virgin Games registration card. The cardboard releases includes a Majesco Sales GENESIS Classics registration card.
The registration card for Jungle Book is a bit smaller than the most prevalent registration card.
The clamshell release of Lion King includes four inserts (three pictured). The cardboard releases includes a Majesco Sales GENESIS Classics registration card.
Gargoyles insert, Lion King guide book offer, and Lion King registration card. Jungle Book poster not pictured.
Here is an image pulled from an eBay listing that shows all of the inserts included with the clamshell release.
Lion King has its own registration card. The card specifically mentions Lion King and in the bottom left it has the number LK-2000.
Jammit includes only the CD Music Sampler and no other inserts.
Robocop Versus The Terminator has its own poster and registration card.
The registration card is slightly different from the “standard” Virgin Games registration card.
Open to any comments and input! There may be some mistakes in the guide as it was largely self-researched as I tried to complete my collection. Always glad to make it better