I haven't played the original SF2 in perhaps 25 years--once I got my cart of Turbo the original was completely irrelevant.
I've been told the Madden football games were better on Genesis but I'm probably never going to find out. Not sure about baseball games....hockey? Weren't the NES hockey games the most well regarded?
I definitely recall Genesis games getting called out for their music a lot at least, certainly a lot of Capcom Genesis games at that.
I really have no idea how fighting games that had 6 punch/kick strength levels even ported to Genesis.
MK1 is...a game I probably won't play ever again. MK2 is certainly better and MK3 too, even though MK3's popularity seemed to slowly dissipate over time in a way MK2's didn't. By the time the next generation systems were coming out the MK franchise had had its day and stuff like MK: Mythologies - Sub Zero and Mortal Kombat Trilogy got bad reviews quite a lot of the time as I recall. People were MK'd out and Tekken somehow became king.
Forgot to mention Super Punch Out and, if only for me, Kirby's Dream Course in the 1994-95 crowd.