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. Spiner202

    Spiner202 Ex-Moderator Premium Member

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    Agreed. I think this is why (to many) the PS4 and Xbox One don't really feel like next-gen consoles. They're really an extension of the PS3 and Xbox 360, primarily because support for those systems is still going very strong. For me, I can honestly say my experience from N64 -> PS2 -> Xbox 360 was incredibly different each time, whereas my PS4 experience is not all that different from my 360. I wouldn't mind a bit more diversity in games, but I'm not really looking for a radically different experience anymore. In fact, all I really want is more time to game.
     
  2. Fool's Requiem

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    The PS2 was the only console going strong towards the end of that generation.

    Edit: Alu, what the hell, dude? Put the Dreamcast back on the list or let me change my vote. I am not much of a Gameboy fan.
     
  3. Alu

    Alu Alu sucks Super Moderator Premium Member

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    I ran out of places for options :(

    But now you can change your vote.
     
  4. Fool's Requiem

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    That works. :)
     
  5. shortkut

    shortkut idea man Moderator Premium Member

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    it has to be NES for me. I spent most of my childhood playing that. Never got SNES, had to play that at a friend's house, and finally got genesis around the time segaCD was transitioning to dreamcast
     
  6. BigDaddy

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    I can't decide between NES and N64. I never got the SNES and was only able to occasionally experience it at a friend's house.

    NES: Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, and 3, Turtles 2 and 3 (shoutout to @shortkut's sig), and the greatest sports game of all time: Tecmo Super Bowl.

    N64: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, Goldeneye, Super Mario 64... N64 was the golden age of multiplayer games: Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Mario Kart 64, NFL Blitz, NBA Hangtime, Super Smash Bros., Gauntlet Legends, Rush 2, Star Fox 64, Battle Tanks, Bomberman 64, Turok 2, Mario Party, All Star Baseball, Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball, Wave Race 64, etc.
     
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  7. dimmerwit

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    I have to agree. I think the rapid takeup of both the PS4 and the Xbox One has taken the industry by surprise, and because they wanted to be conservative in terms of generating sales they have released most of the "big" titles for the 360 and/or PS3 as well. Then again, it's usually 2 years at least until we see the first really massive period of next-gen only games, a bit like holiday 2007 where we saw Halo 3, Mass Effect, Orange Box, CoD4: Modern Warfare, Assassin's Creed, Super Mario Galaxy, PGR4, Ace Combat 6 and Bioshock.
     
  8. Quagmire

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    I voted for Genesis since it was my first console. PS1 is a close second, even though it is a better system overall, some games don't hold up, but the jrpgs still all play well.
     
  9. shortkut

    shortkut idea man Moderator Premium Member

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    Chrono Cross and Legend of Dragoon <3

    I remember the chrono series forum with @RedRooster and the LoD forum with @Sigs Minock and @Dragoon Taryn (who it won't let me tag)
     
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    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    I love Chrono Cross, one of my favorites. FFIX, VIII and VII, Grandia, Persona 2, FF Tactics, Tactics Ogre, Suikoden 1 and 2, and many many more!
     
  11. Milo Rambaldi

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    I'm torn. I started getting into games around the ending of the NES. Actually, the NES may have been dead, but we never had the SNES, so...

    I remember playing so many awesome games on that system. Wheel of Fortune, Wizards and Warriors, Zelda, Venice Beach Volleyball...

    But, then the N64 came along, and that had so many awesome games to it as well. Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart, Super Mario 64, Chopper Attack... All games I used to spend HOURS playing. And of course, with the save features, it made it possible to really expand the capabilities and depth of the games.

    So, ultimately, I had to choose the N64. NES and Gamecube were close 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
     
  12. Spectro

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    PS2 and SNES are my favorites. So many RPGs.
     
  13. Gorge

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    For the longest time the SNES was my favorite old console. So many good games, but they were also really hard for my adolescent brain. The more I think on it, the more I realize I had more fun with the N64. Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Mario party, Ocarina, Goemon, Goldeneye, Wave Race, Turok, all these games my brother and my friends would play for hours.
     
  14. Kat

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    The PS2 is definitely my favorite old console (weird to think that it qualifies as that now). It may even be my favorite console ever. It just had sooo many great games; you really couldn't beat the selection. It used to be that there were so many great games that I could never pick which ones to get. Now I go to the store looking for a new game and can't even find anything I like and don't already have.

    The only console I ever had older than that was a NES, and I only had Mario 1, 2, and 3, Tetris, and Duck Hunt. I certainly logged a lot of hours on just those games, though. My family moved when I was 17 and I couldn't figure out where it ended up; turns out it was in a box on the porch in the rain for months. =( =( So sad.
     
  15. Madden 07

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    Oh man this is a tough one for me. I vividly remember my grandparents having an NES and whenever we would have family get togethers my cousins and I would all play Contra or SMB3. That being said though, I had a SNES at my house and that's what I grew up playing mostly, but then there's the N64 which came out right about the time I started being able to enjoy games more so I definitely have fond memories for it as well. Maybe I'm just looking through rose colored glasses, but the 90's are definitely my favorite era of gaming.
     
  16. shortkut

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    that's because games were fun, had replay value, and didn't charge you to play on a server if you just wanted to play on your own
     
  17. Kat

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    I remember loving SMB on my NES sooo much, and years later I ended up in a hotel where you could rent NES games. So, of course, I rented SMB3. That game was... not fun. I have no idea how I played the hell out of it for so long.
     
  18. Madden 07

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    I think you're the only person I've ever heard say they don't like SMB3 :p
     
  19. Kat

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    How many people that like it have played it within the last ten years?

    Maybe it was just running on a bad emulator. I remember the controls being really laggy and it made it almost impossible to play.
     
  20. Madden 07

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    Sounds like there might have been some technical issues because I've gone back and played it recently and found it to be a very polished experience.
     
  21. Apollo

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    I play it every so often on my NES, it's perfectly fine for me :).
     
  22. Kat

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    Hmm, I guess I need to find a NES and try it on that.
     
  23. Fool's Requiem

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    SMB3 was a great stepping stone to the awesomeness of Super Mario World. Being able to revisit levels you previously played in order to get more lives or just for fun is much better than the completely linear way the previous two games were done like.
     
  24. Ants!

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    SNES all the way. Soooo many awesome games especially RPGs. Super Metroid, A Link to the Past, Chrono Trigger, Earthbound, Lufia 1 and 2, Breath of Fire, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, Secret of Mana, Super Mario RPG, TMNT Turtles in Time, Actraiser, Megaman X 1, 2 and 3, and more that I'm sure I'm forgetting now but will remember later.
     
  25. Klowny

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    Tough call, but I'll go with the original playstation over the NES at a very close second.

    Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, Need For Speed, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Twisted Metal. All great franchises that have gone to hell in a handbasket on later platforms.

    The SNES had a few incredible classics that I played the daylights out of, but just a few. The NES had tons of great games. Never should have sold them off.