Sega is taking the unorthodox step of allowing fans to vote on their site for the very next Xbox Live Arcade game that comes out of the publisher’s Genesis library.

From The Genesis Poll: {link no longer active}

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Sega Genesis, we’re putting the power back in the fans’ hands and letting you determine the next title we’ll release on Xbox LIVE Arcade! Just pick from the Genesis classics below and cast your vote between August 14th and August 21st.

This is a great way to get users excited about an upcoming release, as well as a chance to remind everyone of the very significant back-catalog Sega has with the Genesis.  Our only beef: are these options the best they could come up with?

Earthworm Jim, The Revenge of Shinobi, Streets of Rage, Shining Force, Toejam & Earl, Golden Axe II, Wonder Boy?

Why didn’t they do anything similar for the Dreamcast 10th anniversary last week? Oh, and we’re casting our vote for Earthworm Jim!