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which classic console is better
ChipsnDips
Melbourne, Victoria
24 posts
i hav been thinking very hard i might want to get a classic console but i dont know which one i hav been thinkng about these:

Xbox

Gamecube

SNES

Nintendo 64

PS One

GB advance sp

Gameboy Micro

and Playstation 2 i know ps2 is not very classic but it looks ok and games are very cheap.

Which one do u think and where would u buy it from.
09:38pm 24/07/10 Permalink
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m3nt4l
Brisbane, Queensland
129 posts
I would get a Nintendo 64 over a gamecube
a ps2 over a ps1
a snes over an xbox
and I wouldn't bother about gameboys

My choice would be N64, ps2 and Snes or emulate if you only want to take a trip down memory lane for one or two games?
09:43pm 24/07/10 Permalink
ctd
Brisbane, Queensland
8967 posts
Sega Saturn
09:49pm 24/07/10 Permalink
Reverend
Gold Coast, Queensland
1689 posts

Intellvision RAWKS
09:53pm 24/07/10 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
5918 posts
SNES is the only classic one you listed, and even that is from the 90s. S***, Xbox is newer than QGL. Some of these happened after 9/11. And where are the Segas?


Xbox - 2001
Gamecube - 2001
SNES - 1991
Nintendo 64 - 1997
PS One - 1994
GB advance sp - 2003
Gameboy Micro - 2005
Playstation 2 - 2000

Hardly classics.
09:54pm 24/07/10 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
18435 posts
sega master system yo!
10:03pm 24/07/10 Permalink
imitation
Brisbane, Queensland
4276 posts
NES was the classic console for me
10:07pm 24/07/10 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
4911 posts
Dreamcast?
10:15pm 24/07/10 Permalink
acetame
Brisbane, Queensland
1869 posts
get the atari jaguar or panasonic 3do
10:17pm 24/07/10 Permalink
RUSTA
Brisbane, Queensland
144 posts
Megadrive was pretty good. Streets of rage, Sonic, Ghouls and Ghosts etc

Had to be posted :)



last edited by RUSTA at 22:49:29 24/Jul/10
10:29pm 24/07/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15237 posts
Dreamcast?


+1

Dreamcast was awwwwwwwwesome.
10:37pm 24/07/10 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
12596 posts
forgetting the ps2 because it's pretty much an outlier compare to all of those others, the ps1 beats them all
10:40pm 24/07/10 Permalink
Crizane Tribal
Brisbane, Queensland
3246 posts
IMO SNES, PS1 and PS2 are the best old school consoles.
10:58pm 24/07/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Brisbane, Queensland
2663 posts
+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.
11:09pm 24/07/10 Permalink
simul
Brisbane, Queensland
904 posts
Dreamcast FTW
11:10pm 24/07/10 Permalink
MatchFixah
Brisbane, Queensland
3844 posts
Best console ever is snes.

KI, DK Country, mario brothers, mario kart, street fighter, Zelda, fzero etc etc etc
12:12am 25/07/10 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
5922 posts
hahaha powerglove, never heard of it or that movie, looks awesome
12:53am 25/07/10 Permalink
RUSTA
Brisbane, Queensland
145 posts
hahaha powerglove, never heard of it or that movie, looks awesome


Movie is called The Wizard (Produced by Nintendo). Stars Fred Savage (Princess Bride, Wonder Years). Powerglove was a NES accessory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Glove

last edited by RUSTA at 01:16:10 25/Jul/10
01:14am 25/07/10 Permalink
lewd
Brisbane, Queensland
1140 posts
^ and is one of the worst movies ever made.......
06:52am 25/07/10 Permalink
xutech
Brisbane, Queensland
7 posts
No, Mac and me was the worst movie ever made. It was a kids movie rip off of ET where the alien has to eat BIG MACS or it will die.

Imagine watching that movie for over an hour.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_and_me

If you want a good cringe worthy old style computer game tv show, check out

AUTOMAN.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQb1ZD9W8_c

My work here is done.
07:57am 25/07/10 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
16654 posts
sega megadrive.

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.
01:28pm 25/07/10 Permalink
koopz
Brisbane, Queensland
8933 posts
SNES, though only because I loved Mario kart, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter 2 on it.

I made my choice based upon the home consoles ability to reproduce arcade games.

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. Nintendo just seem to spawn more console users it seems :(

It's better to burn out than fade away

last edited by koopz at 15:10:09 25/Jul/10
03:07pm 25/07/10 Permalink
ChipsnDips
Melbourne, Victoria
25 posts
i forgot to list dreamcast

not interested much in sega consoles

i like gamecube cos super mario sunshine and mario kart double dash look cool.

i like ps2 cos cool and cheap games.

xbox cos mad games.

gameboy sp and micro i dont know which one but micro u can change the faceplates.

snes dont know much about it.

PS one looks quite mad.
03:11pm 25/07/10 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
5190 posts
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.
03:19pm 25/07/10 Permalink
supreme
Brisbane, Queensland
2613 posts
ps1 has destruction derby WIN
snes also rocks, i still have mine
03:24pm 25/07/10 Permalink
koopz
Brisbane, Queensland
8935 posts
snes also rocks, i still have mine


I threw mine out when I discovered emulators, though it's nice being able to legally buy old SNES games on the Wii now.

I'd prefer that they were available on PC/Steam however.

Would I spend a casual $200 rebuying my SNES collection on Steam tomorrow if it was available? Yes - yes I would.
03:35pm 25/07/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2012 posts
Snes is the only classic console on the list so I pick that. However even if given the choice between NES, Snes, SMS, Mega drive i'd still pick Snes hands down. SMS close second.
03:49pm 25/07/10 Permalink
lewd
Brisbane, Queensland
1142 posts
@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 c**** were playing operation and thinking its the latest in games, until mousetrap came out.
if mame was a console, id choose it.
04:07pm 25/07/10 Permalink
JaC
Brisbane, Queensland
287 posts
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.
08:23pm 25/07/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2013 posts
NBA Jam was the s***. 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.
10:31pm 25/07/10 Permalink
b*****
Brisbane, Queensland
35 posts
"Classic" consoles? Sheesh. The OP must be pretty young to consider some of those classics. :D
10:35pm 25/07/10 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
5935 posts
No, Mac and me was the worst movie ever made. It was a kids movie rip off of ET where the alien has to eat BIG MACS or it will die.


F*****g false. It had to eat coke and skittles. Although there are a few scenes set in McDonalds.

I grew up with Mac and Me, and never saw ET till I was a teen. It's actually a fantastic movie. Makes me feel warm inside to watch it these days.
10:45pm 25/07/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2014 posts
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 f*****g terrified me into sleepless nights.
10:56pm 25/07/10 Permalink
Stop Looking At Me Swan
Brisbane, Queensland
74 posts
Sega Game Gear
08:54am 26/07/10 Permalink
IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
134 posts
IMO The SNES is the clear option of that list.

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.
06:58pm 26/07/10 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
3497 posts
SNES is the way to go but found buying a wii was cheaper and most of the cool games are emulated on the Wii for a few dollars anyway :)

Bought Super Mario, Super Street Fighter II and Mario kart for n64 and SNES and am thinking of buying DK
02:25pm 27/07/10 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
18036 posts
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.
03:30pm 27/07/10 Permalink
tekkag
1 posts
Couldnt argue with a sega master system, Double Dragon and the in-built Alex the Kid. ah memories!!!!
01:11pm 03/09/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6233 posts
Young kids these days, how dare they pull out lines like "classic console" when they are only 15 years old.

SNES > Dreamcast > Mega drive.
01:34pm 03/09/10 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
5529 posts
SNES, no contest. SNES has so many classic, amazing games.
01:47pm 03/09/10 Permalink
Martz
Brisbane, Queensland
2895 posts
Sega Saturn - Basically a snes but heaps better
03:02pm 03/09/10 Permalink
taggs
4488 posts
SNES, no contest. SNES has so many classic, amazing games.
03:17pm 03/09/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Brisbane, Queensland
2719 posts
I'd almost go with the "pick which ever console has the most games you want to play" line personally.
03:27pm 03/09/10 Permalink
mac daddy
6 posts
What about ATARI brahhhhhh
08:04pm 20/01/11 Permalink
fade
Brisbane, Queensland
5342 posts
why revive a thread that has been conclusively resolved, 360 is the better console.
08:06pm 20/01/11 Permalink
Rob
Melbourne, Victoria
1 posts
snes would have to be my favorite
still got a Atari 2600 been awhile since i last played it tho
gameboy was alright but i liked my sega game gear better i could watch tv on it
01:11am 02/02/11 Permalink
CHUB
Brisbane, Queensland
7456 posts
SNES
+
Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country 2
Donkey Kong Country 3

All you need in life.
09:00am 02/02/11 Permalink
iTOM
Brisbane, Queensland
851 posts
ecco the dolphin with gameshark. AWESOME
09:24am 02/02/11 Permalink
Dethon
44 posts
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.
10:47am 02/02/11 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2077 posts
I can't really comment on this thread other than the last console I played a lot before moving to PC was the SNES (which was awesome)..

Classic consoles to me are:
Atari 2600 (my first console)
SEGA Master System
NES
Sega Megadrive (probably spent more playing hours on this than the others)
SNES
11:14am 02/02/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2453 posts
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.
11:20am 02/02/11 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
5001 posts
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...

Something to consider I guess.
11:28am 02/02/11 Permalink
CHUB
Brisbane, Queensland
7457 posts
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.

ZSNES is perfection.
12:14pm 02/02/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
13711 posts
ecco the dolphin with gameshark. AWESOME


that was the weirdest game ever, never quite figured out what the f*** you're meant to do
01:44pm 02/02/11 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
3889 posts
Classic consoles to me are:
Atari 2600 (my first console)
SEGA Master System
NES
Sega Megadrive (probably spent more playing hours on this than the others)
SNES


agree with my first console being NES and crying for like 3 years wanting SNES for xmas
01:47pm 02/02/11 Permalink
CHUB
Brisbane, Queensland
7459 posts
that was the weirdest game ever, never quite figured out what the f*** you're meant to do
Hah I know pave, especially when they used to play it on that kids gameshow "AMAZING".

Looks like the point was to swim really fast and fluid, sandbox style, didn't seem to have a goal /shrug.
02:15pm 02/02/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
13714 posts
it came with the sega megadrive games pack i bought for the ps3

i thought i'm all smart and s*** now, this game will be easy now that i'm not a kid

still just aimlessly swam around not quite knowing what to do
02:25pm 02/02/11 Permalink
koopz
Brisbane, Queensland
9248 posts
still just aimlessly swam around not quite knowing what to do


it's a Sony!


09:45pm 02/02/11 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
13719 posts
.. crazy man koopz strikes again
09:47pm 02/02/11 Permalink
Jerry
Queensland
4066 posts
xbox with chip + xbmc... maximum potential i think

you cam emulate most of the other consoles on it.

You could even emulate most of them on a pc - so why bother?
10:02pm 02/02/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2454 posts
Playing it on the PC is 1 thing but having the actual console and game is so much more satisfying I feel.
10:16pm 02/02/11 Permalink
giant
Victoria
1 posts
Anyone selling nes/snes/n64 stuff?

I can buy from ebay/tradingpost/gumtree/paypal/cash.

PM me or email me chrisypants@hotmail.com
09:51pm 26/02/11 Permalink
tashy
Sydney, New South Wales
6 posts
Get the ps2 its epic and the games are cheap
03:41pm 18/05/11 Permalink
Outlaw
Gold Coast, Queensland
484 posts
Hope you realise most of the 'Classic' games have been remade. Some remade in HD for ps3 and probably xbox aswell.
'MegaDrive Classics' has alot of the old games for PS3
04:15pm 18/05/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
16552 posts
Dreamcast

/thread
04:19pm 18/05/11 Permalink
BladeHunter
Sydney, New South Wales
4565 posts
XBox because you can emulate all the other consoles on it.

Edit, didn't see page two, Jerry beat me to it :)
04:45pm 18/05/11 Permalink
MARLINBLADE
Queensland
163 posts
I also have the xbox with emulators but for mine it's only really worth it for MAME and my X arcade stick... Epic win right there and full of awesomeness...

But i wouldn't bother with SNES emulators on it etc cause it's soooo much better to play on an original with an original controller.

I say SNES for best console, and Mario Kart definately the winner for my time, but i can't go passed the PS1 for FF7 either... man what a game....
04:58pm 18/05/11 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
1010 posts
f*** that, Sega Mega CD was the s***, +1 if you remember that beast.
05:07pm 18/05/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1777 posts
Yay for thread necrosis!
05:07pm 18/05/11 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
323 posts
Gameboy - Pokemon Yellow
PS1 - Crash Bandicoot
SNES - All mario titles
05:22pm 18/05/11 Permalink
livelongbasher
Melbourne, Victoria
30 posts
Colecovision ftw
05:41pm 18/05/11 Permalink
shody
Brisbane, Queensland
44 posts
05:45pm 18/05/11 Permalink
RockitMan
Brisbane, Queensland
6033 posts
Super Famicom, Neo-Geo or Sega Mega CD!
06:23pm 18/05/11 Permalink
Fixah
Brisbane, Queensland
5689 posts
ChixnD****

Wait that ain't no classic console.
06:28pm 18/05/11 Permalink
BladeHunter
Sydney, New South Wales
4566 posts
I love MAME and my XArcade but I spend more time playing Kings Bounty in DGen on my PSP than I do any other game. Dunno why I am just addicted to it :).
11:07am 19/05/11 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
283 posts
snes or dreamcast,
11:17am 19/05/11 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
7594 posts
Atari 2600.
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