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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickstilwell1 View Post
    Except for Wario Land, Mario Clash, and Knuckles Chaotix.
    And red alarm, teleroboxer, galactic pinball

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    I guessed it.

    The only place I ever saw it (and played it) was in a Radio Shack in the Baldwin Place Mall. I did sort of like Blackjack on it...sort of.

    But hey, it was 1977. Any such game was cool. Guess you had to be there.

    In a way, a close second had to be Coleco's Telstar Arcade. It had a cheap quality to it, and was rather limited in what it could do- although ironically, 2/3 of the kinds of games it could play were the ones that dominated the 1990s arcade scene and beyond!
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    The Socrates was pretty bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantastic_Duck View Post
    Yeah. Yeah. True, Sega 32X had a handful of good titles. But that's it.
    I have tried a few VB games and while a few were indeed cool, ANY SYSTEM that makes me bloody eyes water after 15 minutes sucks balls.
    Nintendo deserved the ridicule and humiliation for that one.

    And I think the Jag was horrid, it had about the same amount of games as the Sega 32X, with a similar percentage being pretty darn good titles.

    Glad someone agrees with me, in a round-about way, that the Sega CD was pretty sweet.
    Well I'm a Sega fanatic so I really enjoy the Sega CD and 32x for what they are (I actually prefer the 32x to the Sega CD but that's just me, I really LOVE Knuckles Chaotix, and all the arcade ports on there, especially Star Wars Arcade, and Sega CD has Sonic CD, Eternal Champions, Silpheed, and Snatcher along with some great RPGs) and the Virtual Boy is also a very enjoyable system for me. It is a tad straining at times and hard to see what's going on sometimes, but nonetheless the games are very good.

    I'm not sure if the Jaguar had as many good titles as the 32x, but I think it had a lot more bad ones in comparison. 32x did have some crappy games, but Jaguar has some of the WORST games of all time, namely Club Drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom View Post
    Sega CD was indeed an excellent add-on, not only that, it featured great games, and was revolutionary as it popularised CD console gaming...no, PC Engine did this not....
    ummm PC Engine did do this. It was hugely popular. Remember PC Engine CD rom is what we are talking about and not Turbo Grafx CD. If I post a list of great games on the PCE CD, it would be a long list.

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    Would it really be fair to post a pre-Golden Age "Pong System" from some nobodies as a "Worst"?

    I kinda feel like part of the "worst" aspect is not just how bad it is on a purely objective scale (If we went by that, certain Tiger Handhelds and hardly-working duds would be easy tops), but also the more subjective "disappointment" factor - the thing that keeps things like the Sega 32x and the Nintendo Virtual Boy at the tops of many people's lists is how there were many "high expectations" that were not realized, not just among the companies but the general public.

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    I love this graphic so much...





    How embarrassing!

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    I have been collecting game systems since around 1984.
    Of all the systems I purchased,,,several were soo bad that I threw them
    in the garbage can. I did not want to continue the pain of
    playing these systems, or selling them to another nice gaming person.

    R-Zone,,,,,,,Virtual Boy,,,,,,,,,,Odyssey2,,,,,,,,

    all 3 were sent to the land fill,,,,and I sleep better for doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick 2007 View Post
    I have been collecting game systems since around 1984.
    Of all the systems I purchased,,,several were soo bad that I threw them
    in the garbage can. I did not want to continue the pain of
    playing these systems, or selling them to another nice gaming person.

    R-Zone,,,,,,,Virtual Boy,,,,,,,,,,Odyssey2,,,,,,,,

    all 3 were sent to the land fill,,,,and I sleep better for doing it.

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    What did you find so terrible about the Odyssey2?
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    Odyssey 2 is great, has great games, second best selling console in Europe

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    I loved Club Drive! Sure, it was a little glitchy from time to time. I still think it's a lot of fun. The art style is awesome, and its mechanics are actually pretty good. It's not the kind of racing experience you get from something great like Sega Rally, but it's fun nonetheless.

    The Odyssey 2 is amazing. Chances are, Rick, that you just played some really crappy games. You should really try emulation and give it another shot. K.C.'s Crazy Chase is out of this world fun. Best maze game ever. K.C. Munchkin is also awesome, as is Killer Bees. There's a bunch of other good stuff too. You just gotta find it. Avoid junk like Blockout!/Breakdown! and Alien Invaders Plus! There's some cool homebrew stuff like Amok and Mr. Roboto, if you're into that. There's even a cheapish multicart available with (outside of some of the most recent homebrew) every Odyssey game, which I recommend highly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staxx View Post
    My vote would be the 3DO M2 for the worst. Pricewise and what software you can buy for it, if any.
    It is not really fair to include the M2 in this conversation, since an actual console version was never released to the public. Besides the 3-4 arcade machines, the FZ-35S is basically the only functional, standalone M2 system that was available to the public (kiosk unit used in car dealerships and similiar). Dev units and the like were available (FZ-21s, FZ-DR21, FZ-55, etc.). No M2 games were released for it, though enthusiasts have developed/released some games in the past few years that will run on the FZ-35S.
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    Well I've heard a lot about the Atari 2600 Jr. Compared to the original model it seems that it was really cheaply made and breaks really easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneDavid View Post
    I love this graphic so much...





    How embarrassing!
    Atari Video Computer System - 1.19 MHz
    RCA Studio II ------------------ 1.79 MHz

    How in the hell is it faster than the 2600 when it's vastly inferior in processor architecture. How.

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    Hello Ryaan1234

    My console must have been on the verge of failure. I had soo
    much screen interference that my games were unplayable.
    The controllers were hard wired to the console and were very difficult to use.
    I also had a Huge add on piece that fit over the unit. It was some sort of
    typing/voice module if I remember.
    Nothing worked,,,,,,, so in total frustation I dumped the whole system along
    with about 12 games in the garbage. I payed $15 for the console and around
    $5 for 12 games. GOOD RIDDANCE. It was a waste of space in my game closet.
    I have no regrets.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marriott_Guy View Post
    It is not really fair to include the M2 in this conversation, since an actual console version was never released to the public. Besides the 3-4 arcade machines, the FZ-35S is basically the only functional, standalone M2 system that was available to the public (kiosk unit used in car dealerships and similiar). Dev units and the like were available (FZ-21s, FZ-DR21, FZ-55, etc.). No M2 games were released for it, though enthusiasts have developed/released some games in the past few years that will run on the FZ-35S.
    Yeah, including the 3DO M2 is ridiculous.
    *giggle*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcade Antics View Post
    All consoles mentioned so far = wrong.

    The worst game console ever is the Action Max. Runner Up: R-Zone.
    Win, except I would reverse those two.

    Seriously, no one contest that the R-Zone is the worst system ever.

    NO ONE.

    R-Zone
    ActionMax
    Game.com
    CD-i

    And then it gets a little fuzzy with ties after that.

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    Your list is probably pretty accurate, rbudrick, if you're excluding 80s gaming computers, but I feel I should probably defend the CD-i because I think it's still 100x better than a game.com. The CD-i has a single AAA (top twenty five of all time, easy, in my opinion) game in Dragon's Lair II. Also, a lot of the other stuff is pretty darn good, like the Zelda side scrollers, Voyeur, and various other fmv-heavy games that often get overlooked.

    In fact, I think I might rank it above the Jaguar in terms of overall library of games. The worst thing about the CD-i was the terrible infrared remote that made most games near unplayable unless you find a lucky spot close to the console from which to aim the remote. The wired controller is much harder to find. That remote totally doesn't compare to the Jaguar's surprisingly amazing pad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick 2007 View Post
    Hello Ryaan1234

    My console must have been on the verge of failure. I had soo
    much screen interference that my games were unplayable.
    The controllers were hard wired to the console and were very difficult to use.
    I also had a Huge add on piece that fit over the unit. It was some sort of
    typing/voice module if I remember.
    Nothing worked,,,,,,, so in total frustation I dumped the whole system along
    with about 12 games in the garbage. I payed $15 for the console and around
    $5 for 12 games. GOOD RIDDANCE. It was a waste of space in my game closet.
    I have no regrets.

    Rick
    If you threw out the voice module then you sure screwed yourself over; those things go for some decent scratch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NerdXCrewWill View Post
    Your list is probably pretty accurate, rbudrick, if you're excluding 80s gaming computers, but I feel I should probably defend the CD-i because I think it's still 100x better than a game.com. The CD-i has a single AAA (top twenty five of all time, easy, in my opinion) game in Dragon's Lair II. Also, a lot of the other stuff is pretty darn good, like the Zelda side scrollers, Voyeur, and various other fmv-heavy games that often get overlooked.
    I'll let you defend much of the other things with the CD-i without comment, as I didn't get to explore the library too much, but... I tried playing the CD-i Link: Faces of Evil and Zelda: Wand of Gamelon and got so frustrated at the -very start- of them that I could be driven to violence by them. The main problems with it are the controls being just barely able to work, and terrible difficulty and lack of balancing. I feel these are as bad as much of the NES catalog with "LJN" marked as publisher, and can't understand how anyone could think these games are better than Zelda 2 on the NES, as some would say; In Zelda 2 I at least feel like I can control Link.

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