Console Rivalry - SNES vs Genesis/Megadrive

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    Goldberg said:

    Retro Console Rivalry - SNES vs Genesis/Megadrive

    With The Pony Station 4 and the Xbox O'Crap One just around the corner, I thought I would post some (biased towards Nintendo) my Dad is bigger than your Dad vid's I found on Youtube. If you have half hour to spare give them a viewing.


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    Ive not watched it yet, but thanks anyway.

    Also, if Snes has not won, it is wrong. And I had both. Oh what it was to be spoilt.

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  3. Goldberg's Avatar

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    He gives the Genesis the point for styling of the console. Against the NTSC USA version of the SNES I agree, against the European/Japanese version..... debatable (But I would probably still go for the Genesis).
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    Gberg you are WRONG WRONG WRONG.

    Idiot!

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  5. Goldberg's Avatar

    Goldberg said:

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    Poll time!
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    Hahaaa, we are the only ones that have voted and you sir, are still wrong!

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  7. Goldberg's Avatar

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    I love the SNES, I do actually prefer the styling but I did say in the thread I might sway towards the Megadrive so I will vote for it
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    inspectercoley said:

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    I had the Mega PC back in the day (386 PC mixed with an integrated MegaDrive) but prefered the games on the SNES.

    In terms of appearance Megadrive for me tho.

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    My issue is this.

    Snes - Key Figure, Mario - Objective, to rescue the princess from the monster, in this case Bowser. This has a nice story, it shows Mario loves the princess and princess does not see looks over midget fatness. All kids can play the game and hope they will have a princess like them

    Megadrive - Key Figure, Sonic, Objective to get all the rings and defeat the monster, Dr Robotnik who wants your ring!!

    I am worried about big fat guys interested in the young gamers ring!

    I think my case is a strong one.

    Styling was not an issue, as with Mario and Princess, looks do not matter, its what inside and we won't concentrate on your ring!

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    For me Street Fighter 2 decides it.

    On the SNES the controller let it down. On the Megadrive the graphics were not as good.

    From being a spectrum gamer, I was used to graphics being substandard, but the gameplay trumped the rivals.

    So, Megadrive wins.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Overdose View Post
    For me Street Fighter 2 decides it.

    On the SNES the controller let it down. On the Megadrive the graphics were not as good.

    From being a spectrum gamer, I was used to graphics being substandard, but the gameplay trumped the rivals.

    So, Megadrive wins.

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    WHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaT

    SFII Was supreme on the Snes, it was much easier due to the control pad to pull of Ken and Ryu's Fireballs and Uppercut moves! That aside, if you were passionate, you would have got two of these - Super Advantage Arcade Sticks

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    Quote Originally Posted by QfanatiQ View Post
    WHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaT

    SFII Was supreme on the Snes, it was much easier due to the control pad to pull of Ken and Ryu's Fireballs and Uppercut moves! That aside, if you were passionate, you would have got two of these - Super Advantage Arcade Sticks

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    No one I knew had SNES anyway... They weren't cool in my school!


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    No one had either in my school. I lead the way.

    And I lead the RIGHT way!

    Looking at Googles data of sales of the megadrive by area, I cannot see any concentration of hubs, what area do you speak of.

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    flukesy said:

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    Great to see another Nerd/James Rolfe fan on the forums!

    I'm will have to fall on the SNES side on this one. Better all round game selection, only really falling down on ahooters
     
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    cronus71 said:

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    Never owned a Nintendo console, but I did have a Megadrive. I still remember when I put Sonic on for the first time greeted by that audio "SEEEEGAAA". Loved EA Sports NHL games on it.
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    DJ Overdose said:

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    Side by side, scrolling was a bit flakier (that a word?) on the SNES. But SNES had better colour.

    Sega had form from the arcades. Nintendo had nothing but game and watch...


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    Goldberg said:

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    Just for those voting/voted, the vote is about the look of the units and not what they do
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    cyprus said:

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    I only owned a Megadrive and loved it to bits but always felt the SNES was the better console.

    4 player Micro-Machines and Pete Sampras with friends was always amazing for a 10 year old too!



     
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    I remember the Christmas I got my Megadrive, remember unless you had an independent games shop or parents that would buy you an import one for silly money from a magazine, you had to wait nearly 2 years for the SNES!

    On the build up to the Christmas I was asking relatives for money rather than gifts and I had a huge pile of games ready for Christmas day.
    Think I went out and bought the following games, the console came with Sonic and Altered Beast if I remember rightly:

    Buster Douglas Boxing
    Streets of Rage
    Golden Axe
    and a few others!

    I used to love the carts with the joypad ports and also the EA carts as they had the yellow tab that I always though was some funky chip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldberg View Post
    Just for those voting/voted, the vote is about the look of the units and not what they do
    Shut up'a' ya face!

    @ Cypress, nice pics!, I had MM2 for the MD but not that cart! Never knew those existed.

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