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Sega Charts (originally The Sega Charts) was a feature in Sonic the Comic that listed the most popular Sega games that week. The charts were taken directly from chart compilers ELSPA (and were sponsored by Penguin biscuits) and showed the top ten titles from each of the major Sega consoles in the last week. The first four issues only contained information for Mega Drive, Master System and Game Gear games, but Mega-CD titles made their introduction in Issue 5. In Issue 76, the defunct Master System made way for the Sega Saturn, ensuring the feature remained at four charts. With the decline in Sega's popularity, STC reduced the number of charts to two, removing the information for the Mega-CD and Game Gear. By Issue 109, the charts were removed completely and would never return.

The charts were a regular feature in the Control Zone, always shown to the right of Megadroid's introduction. The entire comic got a remake in Issue 58 and the charts were no exception, with all the symbols getting a revamp. Different symbols represented games that went up, ones that went down, non-movers, re-entries and new entries.

Mega Drive games

Over the course of the feature's run, 128 different games made their way onto the Sega Charts page:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was the longest featuring game, appearing on 45 different occasions.
  • Micro Machines 2 was the most popular non-Sonic game, appearing 31 times.
  • FIFA '95 held the top spot for a record 9 fortnights. From its first appearance, it made it to the list for 29 consecutive issues.
Title First Issue Last Issue Weeks in chart Peak position Review Zone
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Issue 1 Issue 108 45 3
Road Rash 2 Issue 1 Issue 99 21 2
PGA Tour Golf 2 Issue 1 Issue 24 16 1
Streets of Rage 2 Issue 1 Issue 108 16 4
Ecco the Dolphin Issue 1 Issue 13 12 3
Tiny Toons: Buster's Treasure Issue 1 Issue 11 9 3
Lemmings Issue 1 Issue 15 4 7
World of Illusion Issue 1 Issue 3 2 9
European Club Soccer Issue 1 Issue 14 2 9
Mega-Lo Mania Issue 1 Issue 1 1 8
Desert Strike Issue 2 Issue 17 17 2
Super Kick Off Issue 2 Issue 12 10 1
Another World Issue 2 Issue 3 2 4
Speedball 2 Issue 3 Issue 3 1 10
Flashback Issue 4 Issue 13 10 1
Fatal Fury Issue 4 Issue 8 5 3
Cool Spot Issue 6 Issue 30 9 1
Jungle Strike Issue 7 Issue 41 19 1 85%
Micro Machines Issue 7 Issue 50 25 2 95%
Bubsy the Bobcat Issue 9 Issue 13 5 3 88%
Moonwalker Issue 9 Issue 10 2 7
Mortal Kombat Issue 12 Issue 38 16 1
Jurassic Park Issue 12 Issue 43 4 3 75%
Gunstar Heroes Issue 13 Issue 13 1 6 80%
Ultimate Soccer Issue 14 Issue 16 3 3 75%
NHLPA Hockey 1994 Issue 14 Issue 15 2 8
Alien 3 Issue 14 Issue 14 1 7
WWF Wrestlemania Issue 14 Issue 14 1 10
Aladdin Issue 15 Issue 30 16 1 90%
Davis Cup World Tour Issue 15 Issue 15 1 7 92%
The Terminator Issue 15 Issue 15 1 9
Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition Issue 16 Issue 61 16 1
F1 Issue 16 Issue 20 6 2 92%
Mickey & Donald Issue 16 Issue 39 3 5
John Madden '94 Issue 17 Issue 17 1 10
FIFA International Soccer Issue 18 Issue 42 21 1 95%
Sensible Soccer Issue 18 Issue 33 16 1 80%
Sonic Spinball Issue 18 issue 46 15 3 80%
Robocop V Terminator Issue 19 Issue 42 6 7
Toe Jam & Earl 2 Issue 21 Issue 56 10 5 85%
Zombies Issue 21 Issue 22 2 6
Eternal Champions Issue 22 Issue 56 12 3 85%
Winter Olympics Issue 22 Issue 58 11 1 68%
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Issue 24 Issue 42 18 1
Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 25 Issue 43 8 2
PGA European Tour Golf Issue 26 Issue 57 22 2 81%
Zool/James Pond 3 Issue 26 Issue 36 6 7 83%/87%
Haunting Issue 27 Issue 28 2 9
X-Men Issue 27 Issue 2 1 10 70%
Subterrania Issue 28 Issue 29 2 9
Virtua Racing Issue 30 Issue 34 5 1
Ryan Giggs World Class Soccer Issue 30 Issue 32 2 5 65%
World Cup USA '94 Issue 31 Issue 69 8 3 80%
Dune 2 Issue 31 Issue 33 3 6 91%
Pete Sampras Tennis Issue 32 Issue 57 8 1 91%
Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy Issue 34 Issue 35 2 2 90%
The Chaos Engine Issue 34 Issue 35 2 6
Streets of Rage 3 Issue 35 Issue 36 2 3 85%
Terminator 2 Issue 35 Issue 48 2 7
Chuck Rock Issue 35 Issue 35 1 10
Gunship Issue 36 Issue 46 2 9
Gods Issue 36 Issue 36 1 8 86%
Super Street Fighter 2 Issue 37 Issue 39 3 1 92%
Jungle Book Issue 37 Issue 39 2 2 92%
Mortal Kombat 2 Issue 39 Issue 45 7 1
Urban Strike Issue 40 Issue 53 10 2 91%
Sonic & Knuckles Issue 41 Issue 98 40 1 91%
The Lion King Issue 42 Issue 108 28 2 90%
Mickey Mania Issue 42 Issue 82 18 3 91%
FIFA Soccer '95 Issue 43 Issue 71 29 1
Earthworm Jim Issue 43 Issue 46 4 4 94%
Micro Machines 2 Issue 44 Issue 93 31 2 94%
Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker Issue 44 Issue 55 10 4
PGA Tour Golf 3 Issue 45 Issue 71 20 5
Rocket Knight Adventures Issue 46 Issue 46 1 8
Cannon Fodder Issue 47 Issue 69 11 3
Rugby World Cup '95 Issue 47 Issue 69 11 2
B.O.B. Issue 48 Issue 48 1 9 73%
Mutant League Football Issue 48 Issue 48 1 10
Ren and Stimpy Issue 51 Issue 51 1 9 88%
International Rugby Issue 51 Issue 51 1 10 76%
Road Rash 3 Issue 52 Issue 64 11 1
Sylvester & Tweety Issue 53 Issue 69 2 8 91%
Ballz Issue 54 Issue 56 3 2 86%
Marko's Magic Football Issue 54 Issue 54 1 8 79%
Puggsy Issue 7 Issue 54 54 10
Brian Lara Cricket Issue 56 Issue 76 19 1 83%
Theme Park Issue 57 Issue 72 15 1
Street Racer Issue 59 Issue 77 11 5 93%
NHL '95 Issue 59 Issue 65 6 8
Fever Pitch Soccer Issue 59 Issue 61 3 6
NBA Live '95 Issue 59 Issue 60 2 8
Rise of the Robots Issue 62 Issue 67 5 8
Pete Sampras Tennis '96 Issue 62 Issue 86 4 5 68%
NHL '96 Issue 62 Issue 63 2 9
Primal Rage Issue 64 Issue 66 3 4
Batman Forever Issue 65 Issue 65 1 5
Micro Machines '96 Issue 68 Issue 108 18 3 98%
Mortal Kombat 3 Issue 68 Issue 72 5 1
FIFA '96 Issue 70 Issue 93 24 1 90%
PGA Tour Golf '96 Issue 71 Issue 87 12 5
Ms. Pac-Man Issue 71 Issue 85 4 6
Jurassic Park 2 Issue 71 Issue 71 1 9
Taz in Escape From Mars Issue 72 Issue 101 18 3 70%
Premier Manager Issue 72 Issue 78 7 2
Ecco 2: The Tides of Time Issue 73 Issue 83 11 5
Earthworm Jim 2 Issue 73 Issue 73 1 10
Psycho Pinball Issue 74 Issue 80 5 9
Toy Story Issue 79 Issue 106 23 1 85%
Australian Rugby League Issue 80 Issue 84 5 4
Dynamite Headdy Issue 80 Issue 96 5 7
Brian Lara Cricket '96 Issue 82 Issue 92 11 1 82%
Mega Bomberman Issue 84 Issue 108 19 1
Total Football Issue 85 Issue 85 1 7
Olympic Summer Games Issue 86 Issue 90 5 1 87%
Worms Issue 88 Issue 101 12 2 85%
Lotus Turbo Challenge Issue 92 Issue 108 7 3
Disney Collection Issue 92 Issue 108 6 9
Sonic 3D Issue 94 Issue 108 15 1 95%
Premier Manager '97 Issue 94 Issue 106 12 1
FIFA '97 Issue 95 Issue 108 14 1
Micro Machines Military Issue 98 Issue 101 4 4
Comix Zone Issue 100 Issue 105 6 3 91%
Virtua Fighter 2 Issue 100 Issue 100 1 8
Vectorman Issue 102 Issue 106 5 4
Stargate Issue 102 Issue 103 2 10

Saturn games

After the Saturn games' introduction in Issue 77, 64 titles appeared in the chart:

  • Sega Rally appeared in the charts for 20 weeks in a row, before disappearing completely.
  • Virtua Cop 2 held the No.1 spot for the longest time, keeping it for four consecutive weeks.
  • The original Virtua Cop was the longest-appearing title never to make it to the top, spending 17 consecutive weeks at no more than No.2. It would come back for one more week after its initial run.

The chart has been adjusted to account for possible printing errors in Issue 97 and Issue 106, each having identical charts (including changes in position) to their previous issues.

Title First Issue Last Issue Weeks in chart Peak position Review Zone
Sega Rally Issue 77 Issue 96 20 1
Virtua Racing Issue 77 Issue 77 1 2
Sim City 2000 Issue 77 Issue 81 4 3
Wing Arms Issue 77 Issue 80 3 4
FIFA Soccer '96 Issue 77 Issue 93 15 2
Worms Issue 77 Issue 82 6 6
Firestorm: Thunderhawk 2 Issue 77 Issue 81 4 7
Hang On GP '95 Issue 77 Issue 94 1 8
Virtua Cop Issue 77 Issue 94 18 2
Theme Park Issue 77 Issue 102 3 10
D Issue 78 Issue 79 2 4
Virtua Fighter 2 Issue 78 Issue 93 15 4
F1 Challenge Issue 78 Issue 80 3 6
Wipeout Issue 79 Issue 85 7 1 99%
Magic Carpet Issue 79 Issue 81 3 3 94%
X-Men: Children of the Atom Issue 81 Issue 85 5 1
Panzer Dragoon 2 Issue 82 Issue 86 5 1 93%
Shellshock Issue 82 Issue 83 2 5
Euro '96 Issue 83 Issue 87 5 1 93%
Street Fighter Alpha Issue 83 Issue 86 4 2
Daytona USA Issue 84 Issue 84 1 10
Guardian Heroes Issue 85 Issue 89 5 1
The Need For Speed Issue 85 Issue 105 6 1
Baku Baku Issue 86 Issue 89 3 5
Shining Wisdom Issue 87 Issue 88 2 3 84%
Gun Griffin Issue 87 Issue 87 1 4
Mortal Kombat 3 Issue 88 Issue 91 4 1
Loaded Issue 88 Issue 95 5 2
Road Rash Issue 88 Issue 89 2 6 87%
Athlete Kings Issue 89 Issue 102 10 1
Destruction Derby Issue 90 Issue 100 8 1 75%
Bust a Move 2 Issue 90 Issue 90 1 4
Discworld Issue 90 Issue 91 2 7 85%
Story of Thor 2 Issue 90 Issue 90 1 9
Olympic Soccer - Atlanta '96 Issue 90 Issue 90 1 10
NiGHTS Into Dreams Issue 91 Issue 103 11 1
Exhumed Issue 91 Issue 101 5 1
Alien Trilogy Issue 91 Issue 108 7 3
Space Hulk Votea Issue 92 Issue 92 1 8
Virtual Golf Issue 93 Issue 93 1 10
Daytona USA Champ. Edition Issue 94 Issue 101 7 1
Tomb Raider Issue 94 Issue 108 13 1
Worldwide Soccer '97 Issue 94 Issue 103 9 2 92%
Fighting Vipers Issue 94 Issue 108 9 4 95%
Virtua Cop 2 Issue 96 Issue 103 7 1
Command & Conquer Issue 96 Issue 107 8 4
Actua Golf Issue 96 Issue 99 3 6
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Issue 96 Issue 108 3 7
Virtual On Issue 98 Issue 98 1 10
Doom Issue 99 Issue 101 3 6
International Victory Goal Issue 101 Issue 101 1 5
Sega Ages Issue 101 Issue 101 1 6
Dark Saviour Issue 102 Issue 103 2 1
Sonic 3D Issue 102 Issue 107 5 2 85%
Die Hard Arcade Issue 102 Issue 107 3 3
Soviet Strike Issue 103 Issue 107 4 2
Die Hard Trilogy Issue 104 Issue 108 5 1
Manx TT Issue 104 Issue 108 4 1
FIFA '97 Issue 104 Issue 108 4 2
World Cup Golf: Professional Issue 104 Issue 107 3 8 87%
Fighters Megamix Issue 108 Issue 108 1 1
Bomberman Issue 108 Issue 108 1 2 81%
Hardcore 4X4 Issue 108 Issue 108 1 10

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