+2 for the Dreamcast. Find one somewhat cheaply on eBay and grab some of the more awesome titles and you're set. Failing that, a SNES is always a surefire winner.
Of course if you really want to go out there, see if you can hunt down a decently priced Turbografx-16 + CD drive or PC-Engine Duo-R (same thing, just different regions).. Some classic (and hard to find) stuff right there.
If I had to pick anything from that list though, I'd pick none. I wouldn't buy an optical media based device that old because I doubt you can buy the dvd drive for them anymore if the laser is burned out (my xbox won't read discs anymore) and all the nintendo * consoles have is mario & donkey kong so thumbs down.
Game Boy Micro only supports Game Boy Advance games. With the Game Boy Advance SP you can play Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games. Also, not all Game Boy Advance accessories work with the Game Boy Micro.
@xutech im an automan fan from way back. so job isnt done here soz.
true on mac and me but i said one of the worst movies. so 'no', back at you.
as for classic consoles.
snes would have to win imo.
would you really play any old skool game more than mariokart and mario allstars?
the only one i can think of is rygar on the lynx as it goes with my arcade pedigree from the 80's. back when most you cunts were playing operation and thinking its the latest in games, until mousetrap came out.
if mame was a console, id choose it.
Sega Mega Drive. By far gets the most usage out of all my old consoles. N64 gets a decent run with goldeneye and mario kart, but boozy 4 player shared controller micro machines never disappoints. Mortal Kombat 1-3, SF2 are big hits too.
Master system has good retro appeal, but isn't as genuinely fun as the others. SNES is ok, but doesn't have as many good multiplayer games. Original xbox is good, modded with heaps of emulators, but it's just not the same without the right shaped controller. xbox games are a little too new to have any retro charm, though operation desert storm 2 rocks.
Old gaming nights are fun, and invariably 3 thing happen - epic micro machines til 3am, 2 player coop NBA Jam til well past dawn and a playthrough of ninja turtles.
Also, the old segas are really easy to mod for AV outputs.
NBA Jam was the shit. Back when basketball games were good. I remember I made my own character, had a massive head, and had the worst stats possible. Like 1 everything and named her Bertha. She was horrible at shooting, running, jumping and pretty much everything else and yet somehow managed to get her the MVP award for that game.
I remember watching Mac and Me as a kid and enjoying it, with exception of the part where the alien gets sucked into the space thing nasa has lurking around on the moon or where ever it was. That part fucking terrified me into sleepless nights.
PS1 or PS2's have the most ridiculous list of titles to choose from, but neither really rates as a classic...
For mine, it's down to SNES or Master System, and as I haven't previously owned a SNES, that's where I'd spend up.
lol thermite. I remember watching Mac and Me as a kid and yes I saw it before ET as well (actually I don't think I have ever seen ET in it's entirety, only in bits and pieces) and I saw it recently and it was the biggest pile of crap I had ever watched.
The Sega Megadrive should get a mention - even though it didn't reproduce high end arcade fighter games as well as the Nintendo SNES/Famicon did, it was upgradeable and good value. It was sad to see Sega disappear, but they spawned millions of hardcore PC gamers in their time. last edited by koopz at 15:10:09 25/Jul/10
Agreed - I started on a megadrive then moved onto the PC and became extremely competitive ( 2nd in Australia in quake2 among lots of other quake related trophies)
I now hold over 20 World Records in Dirt 2
Probably lots of megadrives still going out there.
I've been hunting games lately for both Snes and sega master system. I'm trolling ebay trying to find good bargins for all the games I remember playing as a kid and loving them, as I plan on setting up a AVGN style console corner in my room. So far I got 5 games all boxed with manuals and all inserts and i've got another 8 or so on my list.
I think it's fair that an outdated console can be judged by the ROMs that are popular. For instance, if you look at the emulators and releases available for SNES games versus PSX, you'll find tons for the former.
Similarly you'll find people still go after the original Sonic games, Alex Kidd, Altered Beast...
Based on that I'd be saying SNES all the way, when you consider titles like Zelda, Secret of Mana, NBA Jam, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Mario Kart, Metroid.
NES you still get people looking for Battletoads, Mario 2/3...
On that point Raven, PSX (and later consoles) never had the crisp clean emulators that the earlier consoles had. Not sure about now, they're probably still broken, I spent several weeks trying to get an N64 emulator working back mid-Xbox-gen but quit out of frustration.