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Which did you prefer? I had them both, and in all honesty, I cannot select one over the other, too many variables.
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Well, both were a bit before my time. My grandma used to have my cousin's old Genesis though and I used to play that for hours as a kid. Sonic 1, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage and bunch of different sports games were definitely cool. I probably haven't played the SNES specifically but Nintendo's Classic games are really hard to match. Mario, Legend of Zelda, and Metroid are pretty hard to compete against. ( That's just naming a few) Emulator wise I really prefer what the SNES/NES had to offer, but as far as playing on a console I think I would prefer the 3 buttons of the Genesis to the 4 of the SNES.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by MindlessChaos 15 months ago
Nintendo had the best characters bar none no contest.
Mario, Link/Zelda, Star Fox, Donkey Kong, Samus, Kirby.
Those shits were epic.
If you were a sports fan, had to be Genesis. NHL and Madden series were too good.
Super Nintendo. For me, it's a no-brainer.
Mario Kart for Super Nintendo was one of the funniest games ever
I loved both, but it seemed more of my favorite games were on Genesis. But I loved tons of SNES games, too. Both consoles were the shit.
Fuck why did you remind me of how much I miss my childhood?
Part 2 coming soon.
This post was edited by Ted Brogan 15 months ago
Probably why you hang out on a message board with no friends. Me? I prefered to go outside and meet people. Make a friend. Learn how to socialize, touch a girl
This post was edited by Tanfan 15 months ago
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
Genesis had shining force and shining force 2. The two best rpg turn based games EVER made
That makes the sega genesis the winner. Plus they had herzog zwei
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Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis... When I was dead broke man I couldn't picture this. 50 inch screen money green leather sofa.
This post was edited by Sparty2QP 15 months ago
While the Sega Genesis was a great system, they simply couldn't compete with the insane titles that were released for the SNES, which has not only some of the best games of that era, but some of the best games ever made. This list is insane, and skips a bunch I'm sure:
Super Mario World
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy VI
Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
Super Mario Kart
Donkey Kong Country
Secret of Mana
And every single one of those was an exclusive (of course they were; Nintendo used some absolutely dick tactics to ensure that). I honestly think the SNES is the best console of all time (closely followed by the PS2). Sega put out an absolutely worthy opponent, and had Nintendo released the equivalent of their Gamecube, or even the N64 during the period, I think Sega might still be around today. However, they just had no response for the wave after wave after wave of absolute hits that was thrown at them. They panicked, and in response started releasing insane add-ons and updates, which only exacerbated their problem (consumers never bought into one, because six months later the update was available).
This of course all leads to the Sega Dreamcast, one of the most underrated consoles ever released. Ironically, had Sega not panicked, they might have been able to release the Dreamcast a bit earlier, when it would have been competing against the N64 and Playstation, which it would have destroyed. But, they didn't, and now we get Mario vs. Sonic in the olympics as a consolation prize.
I can't imagine what it must have been like for you to still be learning such basic skills at the age of 40.
Genesis hands down, as said above, the sports games were ages better, not only than what was on SNES at the time, but than what any system would release until PSX/PS2, Sonic games for the Genesis were much more fun than the Mario games of the day, and on top of that there was an array of great fighter games that the SNES couldn't compete with. They both had very strong RPGs, but has anyone played Jungle Strike or Desert Strike? Genesis takes it on versatility.
I never had a Super Nintendo because I played sports and had friends and the Sega was enough for me. Didn't that have the hockey game where you could make Wayne Gretzky's head bleed? That was sweet.
I played Desert Strike for hours. The Mortal Kombat series was much more enjoyable in Genesis than it was on SNES.
I had both consoles and got plenty of use out of both of them.
I used to go to my cousin's house and play Sega for hours, staying up as late as possible by drinking weird blends of Mountain Dew and things that have less caffeine than Mountain Dew. But I think the other properties of Tang and Tabasco really helped me stay alert for Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars.
Yes. I'm fat now.
No way dreamcast beats 64...goldeneye son... goldeneye.
Don't forget Mutant League Hockey!
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Street Fighter II on SNES.
I liked Sonic more than Mario so Sega was my console. NHL 96 was my game of choice though. SNES did have DK Country and Earthbound which were both awesome.
This post was edited by Eggy 15 months ago
Perfect Dark >>>>>>>>>>> Golden Eye
(Yes, I realize this ad is referencing the original Nintendo.)
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I'm reading the Ultimate History of Video Games right now. Sega wasn't panicking, and in America would routinely beat sales of SNES. The only reason SNES sales worldwide did more than Genesis is because Sega didn't make a dent in the Japanese market which was 95% SNES, 3% turbographix32, and 2% Sega (roughly).
Sega was doing the add ons (like the Sega CD, Neptune, the Genesis 32x, and the Saturn as a new console), for two reasons. First was because they had too many cooks in the kitchen, and a very American corporate culture. Nintendo was run as a typical Japanese company, and when they were done with 16 bit, focused exclusivly. on 64 bit. Second was, ironically, the large base of genesis customers. Sega execs knew that their next console would be CD driven, and would not be backwards compatible with Genesis. They were worried about people balking over plunking down for Saturn, so they wanted to keep some focus on the Genesis (they employed the same tactice with the Master Drive [Sega's competitor to the NES] in South America).
Jesus, I can't believe I now know, and typed, all that.
I owned an SNES growing up, so it's hard to beat memories of DKC, Super Mario World, Bulls vs Blazers, Mario Kart, Spanky's Quest, and the other lovable cartoon mascots from SNES. That being said, we have a Genesis, and not an SNES, in our apartment.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by RBW Spartan 15 months ago
You should know a lot about both systems since the underage boys and girls you "played" with were into video games at that time.
There's a toilet in the kitchen!
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