What is your Favorite Past Generation Console?

Discussion in 'Past Generations' started by Alu, Nov 12, 2009.

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Which is your favorite system?

  1. Atari

    5.9%
  2. NES

    8.8%
  3. SNES

    32.4%
  4. N64

    11.8%
  5. Playstation

    14.7%
  6. Genesis

    11.8%
  7. Gameboy (any kind)

    2.9%
  8. Gamecube

    5.9%
  9. Playstation 2

    5.9%
  10. XBox

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Alu

    Alu Alu sucks Super Moderator Premium Member

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    The title says all.

    Which system brings back the best memories for you? Which one did you spend the most time playing as a kid (or even adult), and does it translate into still playing it today?


    Personally, my favorite system has got to be the SNES. There were so many just plain good games on it including some of my all time favorite games of A Link to the Past, Lufia 1 & 2 and Super Mario World.

    That's not to say I don't love the other systems as well...Sonic Spinball is a game I could just play forever; Faria is a not too heard of game that I loved on the NES; The all time best of the Castlevania series was on playstation, Symphony of the Night; and the N64 had Mario 64, Goldeneye, Turok 2 (god I love that game) and Perfect Dark.


    So they all have a special place in my heart, but the SNES is the one that wins me over the most I feel.
     
  2. Pochitos

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    The NES will always remain as my favorite console, both Past Gen, and Modern Gen.
     
  3. alextheglicher

    alextheglicher Banned

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    Game boy color has good games I still play on GBA
     
  4. Alu

    Alu Alu sucks Super Moderator Premium Member

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    This made it seem like you'd vote for GameBoy...instead you voted for playstation.

    Interesting.
     
  5. Holly

    Holly Resident Blonde Premium Member

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    I voted PlayStation as that is the console I was introduced to RPGs on and my favorite games are on. My NES is a very close second (Parents couldn't afford SNES/Genesis so I missed out on the 16 bit generation)
     
  6. Methos

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    NES.

    It's all I wanted when I was six, but my parents got me an 8-bit Sega instead. I had to wait till I was almost eleven to get an NES, but I played the heck out of it. I rented a different game every weekend, beat a lot of the games, and fell in love with quite a few challenging ones.

    When I got a job and started making money, it was pretty natural to me to buy all the old games I loved. More recently, it's become kinda hip to collect for NES. All I wanna do is get the old games I loved, but now it'll cost me a ton.

    Thanks, nerdy game hoarders.
     
  7. trackcar666

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    When I was in Junior High school, everybody was selling, donating or even giving away all their old systems, but I kept my SNES, Genesis and PS1. I didn't need to have the newest system with the best graphics to be happy. I was very content playing Castlevania 4 while everyone else I knew was playing GTA3 (great game too!!!). I look back now and I know I made the right call.
     
  8. Argh

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    SNES as it's the only one I've owned.
     
  9. Tubby23

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    N64 for me.
     
  10. Northern Lights

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    I went for Playstation, although Gameboy nearly took it, purely for Pokemon.
     
  11. Tubby23

    Tubby23 Break the Walls Down Premium Member

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    I had Conkers Bad Fur Day on N64, hence it received my vote.
     
  12. Sanjuro

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    My favorite past gen system is the Dreamcast, from the awesome US releases to the excellent import only titles make it a excellent system. Plus, the fact that games are still being produced for it like the upcoming "Sturmwind" and "Gunlord".
     
  13. lufia

    lufia NES guru and resident genious

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    My favorite past generation console would be the nes, without a doubt. It had the highest number of quality games made for it by far. The Snes would be a close second, due to all of the really great rpgs that were made for it.
     
  14. Argh

    Argh Never Serious Premium Member

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    Your user name, for example.

    Also 666 posts! :devil:
     
  15. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

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    Atari 2600,no question :)
     
  16. Fool's Requiem

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    Posting for activity and because I haven't posted in this thread yet.

    Voted Dreamcast, but the SNES and N64 are really close.

    Dreamcast- Soul Calibur, Marvel vs Capcom, Crazy Taxi, first console to make use of a keyboard and mouse attachment (makes Unreal and Quake playable), cool memory device that was totally 90s. Bad controller though.
    SNES- Has the best game of all time, IMO, with Super Mario World. Also has like 50 versions of Street Fighter 2. Donkey Kong Country, Link to the Past, Super Metroid, etc.
    N64- Mario Kart 64. Nuff said.
     
  17. Apollo

    Apollo Omnipotent Moron Administrator

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    ^Necro posting?!?!? The horror!

    For me it's a tie between SNES and Genesis, with the edge going ever so slightly to the SNES. Both fantastic systems with plenty of great games, I just wish Sega had done a bit more to bring Alex Kidd into the fold :(
     
  18. Fool's Requiem

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    Gotta start somewhere.

    Alex Kidd was losing popularity. People didn't take to it as much as they did for Mario. Sonic was much more edgy and was why he became popular.

    Funny saying that now as Sonic is far from edgy now, lol.
     
  19. Apollo

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    I know Sonic was replacing Alex Kidd, but to almost completely ditch him as a character was a bad choice. The Alex Kidd games on the Master System were fun, there's no reason they couldn't have continued putting out Alex Kidd games on the Genesis, even if they were parodies like Alex Kidd in Shinobi World. That one was actually really fun to play, IMO.
     
  20. Fool's Requiem

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    They did have an Alex Kidd game on the Genesis. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle came out on the Genesis... even if it did have an abysmal ending.
     
  21. Apollo

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    Yep, I have that and it was definitely awful. It just would've been nice if they'd kept the lighter side of things going. Have him jump into other random Sega worlds and do things. He was a fun character in the early days.
     
  22. Jawneh

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    I have to go with N64 myself with SNES coming as a good second. I probably would even put NGC as my second choice. From these three, I have the most fond memories playing the N64 followed by NGC. There were plenty of fun and awesome times on the SNES as well, but I got mine towards the end of its life cycle, so the N64 left a bigger impact on me.

    On the N64, I had some of the better games, from Goldeneye to Perfect Dark, both Zelda games, Pokemon Stadium, the awesome F-Zero game, Donkey Kong 64, and Mario Kart. I had some more less known games that were amusing as well, but I can't really remember them. Hexen was among the first games I owned on it and it was stupidly fun to play with a couple friends.
     
  23. narcoticcoin

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    i gotta go with the ps1 so many of my favorite games and so much time spent with it.
     
  24. Alu

    Alu Alu sucks Super Moderator Premium Member

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    Haha wow. I started this thread over 5 years ago. Gotta add some more "Classic Systems" up there these days.
     
  25. Spiner202

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    Does 360 count yet?

    Either way, I would have to go with the N64. It's probably not really fair for me to compare it to other systems since it was my childhood, but most of my favourite games are on that system and my friends and I still play it occasionally.
     
  26. Alu

    Alu Alu sucks Super Moderator Premium Member

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    I'd go with a minimum of two generations ago...

    So:
    Gamecube
    Playstation 2
    XBox

    Those would need to be in there.
     
  27. Apollo

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    I'd call that the last really strong gaming generation. All three companies were solid and pushed each other. Sure, the GC failed a bit, but the games were still awesome and they got 3rd party support.
     
  28. Alu

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    It was a fairly strong generation right there. It was also the Gen that was mostly responsible for my college gaming...so there's that.
     
  29. dimmerwit

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    I still liked the last generation, though. It was the time when console gaming finally caught up somewhat to the PC in terms of online gaming, which in itself was a pretty enormous shift. Ok so stuff like Halo 2 had existed but Xbox Live did not nearly have the scale on the first Xbox as the 360, and the PS2's online service was even more anonymous.
     
  30. Apollo

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    It was a huge shift, definitely, but since games are still being made for it, we can't really call it a 'past generation' as yet.