in that order
in that order
No particular order:
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Top 10 in order of gameplay.
1. Commodore VIC 20
2. Sega Saturn
3. Sega Genesis
4. Atari 2600
6. Sega Dreamcast
7. Nintendo Gamecube
The VIC 20 has the simple aesthetics of the 2600 with the added bonus of making your own games in, like, 30 minutes. Any of you who know me know I'm the VIC guy.
The Saturn had incredible variety for international releases. By far, the most interesting console from a collector's view point.
The rest of the list is just fun. I can't believe so many of you didn't include the Astrocade. 3DO? Channel F? Seriously? I guess we all have our own tastes. If the list continued:
12. Atari 7800
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In order but the order and list changes constantly.
9. Sega Master System
10. Gameboy Advance
Don't know how I managed to completely blow by this one in the past...
First, we will start with the essence, or what I consider prime.
All hail the 68k
Genesis and Neo Geo. These two will forever have a home with me. No matter how much I expand or how deep I cut my collection down, they will remain. And for the most part, untouched. Just recently got my very own AES a few weeks ago and I'm really regretting holding out so long before diving into one. Sure, I've had access to MVS emulation for a while, but absolutely nothing compares to actual hardware. AES is the apex of cartridge based consoles. It's unique, scarce, beautiful and imposing in stature. It's a regal and proper lady, where as the slutty Genny is fast, cheap, easy to get into and readily available. Can't live without either, each for different reasons.
The rest is in constant flux, but this is what I feel like ATM:
Wii (GC BC) Ironclad released for VC helped pull me back in...
PS2 (PS1 BC)
PC Engine/Turbo Duo
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It's hard to tell what my favorites are. Here they are, in no order:
Game Boy Color
Neo-Geo (I've played a lot of the games, despite never owning one)
Game Boy Advance
Yeah, I honestly haven't played much outside of Nintendo systems. I've been expanding my tastes since 2008 though.
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I'm going to put in some controversial choices in here. My list, in order of listing.
• Atari 2600 - My first real console, and my first video game love affair.
• Texas Instruments 99/4A - My first computer. I played a hell of a lot of games on it, and even wrote a few sucky ones myself.
• Atari 7800 - A better continuation of the Atari 2600 legacy than the 5200 was, and some really great games.
• Intellivision - Never had one growing up, but got one in the late '80s along with an INTV catalog that I made use of!
• Dreamcast - enough said.
• Lynx - My first portable, and I used the hell out of it.
• Jaguar - I've always loved this underdog console, plus it introduced me to 3D gaming.
• Commodore Amiga 1000 - A computer, but mainly used as a game machine. And so many good games came out for it.
• Sega CD - I'm skipping over the Genesis and going straight for the CD-ROM peripheral. I had a fascination with the Sega CD after I bought a Laseractive with a Sega module. And I don't have a problem with FMV games like so many people have.
• iPod Touch - Not a game console at all, but I still play a lot of games on it. I almost always have it on me whenever I leave the house.
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Where the sky shines gold not blue
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In a realm beyond sight
Where the sky shines gold not blue
With the triforces might
Makes mortal dreams come true
Not in order of preference...although I sure do love that 2600.
Im just going to do vintage since I just can't put my head around grouping vintage with modern....
Not in order...
Turbo grafx 16, neo geo pocket, 3do, nes, snes, 2600, n64, gameboy, nomad, saturn
Nintendo: NES, SNES (Model 1 and 2), N64, GCN, Wii, Gameboy Classic, Gameboy Pocket (Model 1 and 2), Gameboy Color, GBA, SP (Model 1), DS, DS Lite, DSI
Sega: SMS (Model 1), Genesis (Model 1, 1.5, 2, 3), 32X, Saturn (Model 2), Dreamcast, Nomad, Game Gear
Atari: 2600 (Heavy Sixer, Sixer, Four Switch, Sunnyvalle, Vader, JR Short rainbow, JR, Sears Four, Sears Sixer), 5200 (4 Port), 7800 PRO
MIS.: Magnavox CD-I, 3DO FZ-1, 3DO Goldstar, TG 16, Intellivision, Action Max, XBox, 360, PSX, PS3, PSP, Wonderswan B/W, Game Com, NEO GEO Pocket Color
In no order:
- Gamecube (This, is definitely my favorite console though)
- Magnavox oddysey 2
- Dream cast
- Steam (Does this count?)
And for no reason, my favorite game for each console (in order of the listed consoles):
- Luigi's Mansion
- Mario Kart 64
- Quest for the Rings
- Super Mario RPG
- Mario and Luigi Super Star Saga
- Kung Fu Chaos
- Ty 2 Bush Rescue
- LSD: Dream Emulator
- Luigi's Mansion 2 (when ever that comes out T_T)
- Super Meat Boy
Atari 400/800/XL/XE etc.
When it came to trying out all the Pre-NES systems, for me it was the XEGS that shined. Games looked better than their Atari 2600 counterparts and there was still plenty of great games on the system.
NES is what I grew up with in the late 8-bit/early 16-bit era. Too many favorites to count it out.
Across all handhelds, Game Boy is just the one that has more classic favorites for it. Game Boy Advance was cool and had good looking games for a handheld, but just wasn't as comfortable as the original. I like my Game Boy games on the Super Game Boy.
Genesis was my first system. I really enjoyed the Sonic games, some of the cartoon character based games like Taz-Mania and Jungle Book were decent. Great shmpus on it too.
SNES hogged the attention from the Genesis once I started getting those first party titles that had the game save backup feature. Games seemed longer than the Genesis ones and action was still really good.
Neo Geo was a system I missed out on until later years, but the games look so nice and are so fun to play that I give it props for being a true arcade experience.
PS1 just has so many good games for it and such a large library that it has to make this list. From December 1999 to date I've spent more time playing this than anything else.
N64 was a system I was very excited about when I was first able to try it. Mario and many other favorite characters adapted to 3D well and a small handful of games was so good I just had to include it. I just love playing Super Mario 64, both Zeldas, Mario Kart, Diddy Kong Racing, Goldeneye and others just "one more time"
PS2 Out of the 6th generation consoles, I found the controller I was used to from PS1 being the most comfortable. That and the fact that this system got the most games and has so many good titles makes it have to be included. The only reason it doesn't get more play than my PS1 is just because I want to experience the other PS1 games I haven't played yet first in most cases. Still some series that moved on to PS2 are so good that I had to continue them as soon as I could.
PS3 Out of this current generation, this system gives me the most of what I care about. I like 1 player games rather than playing online. And I like still keeping my controller. I felt I just had to include one of the newer consoles on my list because let's face it. I play games from every generation. I like RPGs the most along with fighters, platformers and puzzle games. This system's got 'em. When it comes down to it, I just really like sticking with that controller design.
4. Mega Drive
10. Master System
In this order:
NES. My starting system. Introduced me to Megaman. Instant first.
SNES. So much of my life has went into SNES RPG's that it has to rank up here.
Playstation 3. Why not PS1, because it can play PS1. First game for it was Legend of Dragoon. Always loved Playstation since.
Nintendo 64. Goldeneye. Ocarina of time. How did this get in 4th place.
XBOX. Guilty pleasure. Halo 2. Drunken LAN parties. In it for the memories.
PSP. Moddable. Portable. Fits my big hands better than a DS.
Vectrex. Oldie but goodie. I have spent hours trying to get the world record on Mine Storm. One of my all time favorite games.
Dreamcast. Marvel vs. Capcom. Sonic adventure 2. All the wonderful shooters and fighting games. Great system.
Sega Genesis. Just a classic. Thanks to the sonic games and castlevania bloodlines, it has made my list.
3D0. I know right, such a bad system. Well, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, the best Wolfenstein 3d port, and Bust a Move put this on the list for me.
1. Sega Saturn: Sega pretty much gave us their version of a Neo Geo. The system was great for playing arcade games and Sega had some pretty cool home games for the system as well.
2. SNES: I was a Genesis owner first and I didn't see the need to own this console the first year it came out. Man, was I glad I picked it up the following year, because there were so many greats on this little console that could. Genesis fans may hate on the SNES soundchip, but I think it sounds great.
3. PS3: I'm not talking about the gimped version they have now, I'm talking about the 60 gig model with 98% backwards compatibility. The original Playstation probably has one of the greatest selections of software for any console, outside of the 8-bit computers. There's something for everyone on this system, even the critics. Having a system that can play PS3, PS2 and Playstation 1 games is a great option.
4. C64: I know, some may call it just a computer, but this was my gaming console after the 2600 market imploded. Before there was MAME and ports to the Playstation, Dreamcast and such, this was my arcade playing console. The soundchip was amazing for its day and there's a lot of great games that show it off.
5. Genesis: I didn't actually buy the Genesis when it first came out, but I did purchase it from a friend who had bought one when they were giving away 2 free games. I came with Altered Beast, Phantasy Star II and Super Thunderblade (The SNES isn't the only console that has Super games). I was an Amiga gamer, before I bought this console, so I was pretty amazed at how polished the titles were. It was quite a step up from anything I'd played before.
6. Xbox 360: Some like to call it a PC in consoles clothing, but gaming is still in its roots. PSN is a pretty good network, but LIVE set the standards for everyone else to follow. While I do enjoy the retail releases for this system, it was games like Pinball FX2, Pac-Man CD and Geometry Wars that set the standards for downloadable games.
7. NES: When I'd first seen the NES at a local department store, I wasn't all that impressed. Yeah, the Duck Hunt game looked interesting, but I saw no reason to own ROB the robot. I was a C64 gamer at the time, and couldn't see a big difference in the graphics. Then I play Super Mario Bros Vs. at a Peter Piper Pizza gameroom. That was one of the most amazing arcade games I'd played in a long time and like Donkey Kong, it captured my interest and my tokens. There's a lot of great games on this system, from Capcom to Konami, this system had it covered.
8. Gamecube: What? You say. I can't remember a time (maybe the SNES) when a console would have several games that just floored you. Zelda: The Wind Waker may have had a broken ending, but the trip to get there was quite amazing. The animations, the music, the ingenious level designs, this was the Zelda I'd been waiting for. When I'd heard that a company called Retro Studios was working on the next Metroid, I said to myself, WTF?! After playing the game, I can say that not only did they do an amazing job, but this may be one of the best Metroid games ever made. Rogue Zquadron II, nuff said.
9. Dreamcast: If I'd made this list in 2002, this system would have been near the top. Phantasy Star Online was and probably still is, my most played game ever. Then you had soon to be classics like Shenmue and Jet Grind Radio. It had a lot of great arcade games as well. Many years later, a lot of the software has been ported or updated. Time hasn't been too good for the little white box that could.
10. N64: I seriously thought about putting another console here, maybe the VCS, or the Xbox, but there were a few titles on this system that I'll always have fond memories of. The N64 as a whole, was a disappointment for me, because it didn't feel like the SNES and a lot of the 3rd party support (like Square) moved over to Sony's camp. I still enjoy playing Pilot Wings, Wave Race, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64, but some of the other titles haven't aged as well.
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Here is my list in no order
It seemed like the system was around the longest and had so many good games for it. It started my love for video games and everything from the huge library of games, the quality first party accessories, the Nintendo Seal of Quality, to having it's own magazine, Nintendo Power.
I never made it to the 32 or 64-bit gaming systems, but decided to get the Sega Dreamcast. The physical design of the system was very nice, I thought the controllers were great, and loved the VMU's that were like mini-gameboys. Shenmue was one of the best next generation video gaming experiences ever. I only had Shenmue and Resident Evil: Code Veronica for the system but they were both really great games to play.
3) Sega Genesis
Honestly, when I finally got around to buying the Genesis's first wave of games, I wasn't very impressed. Revenge of Shinobi had pretty muddy graphics. Golden Axe and Space Harrier were cool though. But once they started they're push against Nintendo the competition seemed to stimulate the quality of games. Sonic 2 and 3, Splatterhouse 3, Castlevania Bloodlines, X-Men, they were on a roll.
4) Super NES
Didn't want to admit it back then, but this was the ultimate 16-bit system. Even though they shied away from more adult themed games, it was rare to play a crappy looking SNES game. The design of the system was flawless, and it had the best graphics at the time.