sega vs. nintendo

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nintendo 35
sega 9


a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Thursday, 18 February 2010 23:10 (ten years ago) link

GENESIS DOES WHAT NINTENDON'T

Hangin' with Tommy Cooper (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 18 February 2010 23:16 (ten years ago) link

http://www.kevkage.com/kev%20files/reels/mariosonic.png

circa1916, Thursday, 18 February 2010 23:24 (ten years ago) link

http://www.braxtanfilm.com/pics/mario_vs_sonic.jpg

circa1916, Thursday, 18 February 2010 23:25 (ten years ago) link

i had a genesis, not a snes, and while it did what nintendidn't, super mario world vs altered beast = NO CONTEST

mo collier mo problems (s1ocki), Friday, 19 February 2010 00:30 (ten years ago) link

also sonic sucked shit a bit

mo collier mo problems (s1ocki), Friday, 19 February 2010 00:30 (ten years ago) link

http://www.topnews.in/files/sony_logo_1.jpg

forksclovetofu, Friday, 19 February 2010 00:32 (ten years ago) link

though really, nintendo

forksclovetofu, Friday, 19 February 2010 00:33 (ten years ago) link

I just answered the one I grew up w/,Nintendo.

Dark Notion (Abbott), Friday, 19 February 2010 04:26 (ten years ago) link

me too

^^potentially not true at all, sry^^ (Z S), Friday, 19 February 2010 04:28 (ten years ago) link

I never liked the "SEGA!!!" commercials, either. When those were playing on tv I was engulfed in the middle of epic RPGs and the very worst advertisement for the other console was something suggesting fleeting intense thrills. A more effective advertisement for me would be "Seeeeeggaaaaaaa....you'll neeeeeeveeeer cooooome baaaack". My mom never would have purchased a second system for me anyway (damn right, too) so I guess it's a moot point.

^^potentially not true at all, sry^^ (Z S), Friday, 19 February 2010 04:31 (ten years ago) link

was mad jealous that genesis got mortal kombat WITH BLOOD whereas SNES MK just had these greyish sprays of gooey sweat

dyao, Friday, 19 February 2010 04:35 (ten years ago) link

that's another good poll: would you EVER even CONSIDER buying a SECOND SYSTEM for your children? xp

dyao, Friday, 19 February 2010 04:36 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, that's true. I remember months of checking all the magazines at Wal-Mart for cheat codes to allow blood on SNES, disappointed every time.

^^potentially not true at all, sry^^ (Z S), Friday, 19 February 2010 04:36 (ten years ago) link

sheeeeeeit, i wouldn't allow my child to grow up in the tyranny of a single system house anymore than I would allow them to torture kittens. That shit ain't right!

forksclovetofu, Friday, 19 February 2010 05:16 (ten years ago) link

ok clay davis

Nhex, Friday, 19 February 2010 05:27 (ten years ago) link

i had genesis AND turbografx

f1ocki (s1ocki), Friday, 19 February 2010 05:46 (ten years ago) link

thank u bar mitzvah

f1ocki (s1ocki), Friday, 19 February 2010 05:46 (ten years ago) link

you spent ur bar mitzvah money on a turbogrfx?!

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Friday, 19 February 2010 07:49 (ten years ago) link

tough call, old sega better than nintendo in my eyes. minus points for making me purchase the 32X joke.

nintendo wins just for the great little thing called a DS

but i accidentally voted sega anyway!

bracken free ditch (Ste), Friday, 19 February 2010 10:29 (ten years ago) link

master system vs NES- prob Sega
Game Gear vs Game Boy- Sega better system, game boy kills it for games. Nintendo
Megadrive/Genesis vs SNES- Sega tbh
evrything since- Nintendo in a walk.

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Friday, 19 February 2010 10:46 (ten years ago) link

Nintendo; Sega was kinda the "evil empire" for me as a kid ("this Sonic is such a Mario ripoff" I'd think) though I did envy Madden on the Genesis. I loved my Dreamcast though, RIP.

begs the question, when is enough enough (Euler), Friday, 19 February 2010 10:58 (ten years ago) link

tbh was very jealous of game gear and its 30 minute battery life

←→ + P = ☽☽☽☽☽☽☽ (dyao), Friday, 19 February 2010 10:58 (ten years ago) link

up until N64, sonic > mario for me tbh.

30 min battery life? played it at home plugged into the wall.

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Friday, 19 February 2010 11:00 (ten years ago) link

haha wasn't meant as a diss! full color portable gaming in 1992 was like, jeeeeez

←→ + P = ☽☽☽☽☽☽☽ (dyao), Friday, 19 February 2010 11:02 (ten years ago) link

never had a console, home computers all the way.

otoh i did start that 'mario [...] never meant shit to me' thread, had a soft spot for sonic. plus, sega rally.

take me to your lemur (ledge), Friday, 19 February 2010 11:05 (ten years ago) link

xp but again i don't remember a single decent game for it apart from the 4-in-1 that included columns and the tennis game.

although hwe rarely got consoles when they were new, over the years we had:

Atari 7800 (awesome)
Game boys (awesome, still play)
Game gear (long gone)
Megadrive (pretty good, got years out of it)
SNES (picked up for a fiver in the late 90's with about 100 games lol college)
PS1 (awesome)
N64 (fuck the haterz, this is my favourite non-portable console)
PS2 (pretty good, don't really have the time at this stage though)
DS- (great)
Wii (pretty good)

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Friday, 19 February 2010 11:10 (ten years ago) link

oh my brother did have a gamecube, that was actually pretty rubbish iirc.

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Friday, 19 February 2010 11:11 (ten years ago) link

road rash!

but you know I didn't care after I started playing link's awakening

agree with you about n64 love I was gonna do a DC vs. N64 but no way I could pick DC conscionably xp

←→ + P = ☽☽☽☽☽☽☽ (dyao), Friday, 19 February 2010 11:12 (ten years ago) link

link's awakening might well be my favourite game across any system

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Friday, 19 February 2010 11:32 (ten years ago) link

^ got a gameboy color & links awakening (and 2 other games) for £4.99 from oxfam a couple of weeks ago.
wasn't expecting much but absolutely loved it, as good as link to the past.

zappi, Friday, 19 February 2010 12:46 (ten years ago) link

i get lost when trying to remember some of these zelda games, i think i really loved links awakening but can't recall if i'm thinking of oracle of seasons.

which one had the part where you're inside some kind of revolving large barrel, and you need to rotate it to find the correct way out?

or was that minish cap?

they're all amazing though

bracken free ditch (Ste), Friday, 19 February 2010 12:54 (ten years ago) link

link's awakening is the first zelda game on the original gameboy

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Friday, 19 February 2010 12:56 (ten years ago) link

there is a big fish, you get to eat it at the end

←→ + P = ☽☽☽☽☽☽☽ (dyao), Friday, 19 February 2010 12:59 (ten years ago) link

Games I loved in the 90s - Nintendo
Games I loved in the 00s - Sega

(Er, games I loves in the 80s - Microdeal)

JimD, Friday, 19 February 2010 13:54 (ten years ago) link

lol

bracken free ditch (Ste), Friday, 19 February 2010 14:16 (ten years ago) link

i'd start a poll for best 80's software company, but i fear i'd be giving into my too often head rearing nostaligic self

bracken free ditch (Ste), Friday, 19 February 2010 14:17 (ten years ago) link

Voted Dreamcast.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Friday, 19 February 2010 14:40 (ten years ago) link

i guess i did have a gameboy which i <3ed muchly

f1ocki (s1ocki), Friday, 19 February 2010 14:57 (ten years ago) link

nes vs. master system
SNES vs. genesis
gameboy vs. game gear
N64 vs. dreamcast

the only one sega even has the chance of a look in is N64 vs. dreamcast but N64 had ocarina of time so

any other analysis stands only as proof of the existence of ur own tiny balls

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Friday, 19 February 2010 16:13 (ten years ago) link

SATURN

bracken free ditch (Ste), Friday, 19 February 2010 16:35 (ten years ago) link

N64 vs. saturn, yeah. N64 wins by a country mile

it should be gamecube vs. dreamcast, dreamcast probably takes that one. just

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Friday, 19 February 2010 16:36 (ten years ago) link

N64 vs. saturn, yeah. N64 wins by a country mile

you
are
smoking
glue

bracken free ditch (Ste), Friday, 19 February 2010 16:38 (ten years ago) link

maybe if you're talking in the context of jap saturn and shmups but otherwise nahhhhhh

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Friday, 19 February 2010 16:40 (ten years ago) link

how long till the retro services on current gen consoles start to dole out saturn games

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Friday, 19 February 2010 16:41 (ten years ago) link

supposed to be really difficult to emulate, something to do with the dual cpu

zappi, Friday, 19 February 2010 16:58 (ten years ago) link

I have 10 cpus in my tiny balls, get on with it

←→ + P = ☽☽☽☽☽☽☽ (dyao), Friday, 19 February 2010 17:01 (ten years ago) link

sega 'nostalgically', nintendo 'critically'

thomp, Friday, 19 February 2010 17:09 (ten years ago) link

so, you know, sega

thomp, Friday, 19 February 2010 17:10 (ten years ago) link

moon landing, more like

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Saturday, 20 February 2010 15:30 (ten years ago) link

keep it to the modern family thread

Nhex, Saturday, 20 February 2010 15:31 (ten years ago) link

I had a lotta fun on the Genesis and Dreamcast but Nintendo all the way.

Sega Channel could maybe have swayed me but I never had that.

Möbius dick (╓abies), Saturday, 20 February 2010 15:48 (ten years ago) link

game gear could have been awesome if the battery lasted more than 2 seconds

game gear had the master system converter, and was the first colour hand held. ahead of its time. i have a lot of respect for the way sega constantly innovated and stood by their mistakes - unlike nintendo who practically laughed gunpei yokoi out of the bulding as soon as the virtual boy flopped

anita bonghit (rionat), Saturday, 20 February 2010 20:00 (ten years ago) link

out of the building, more like

anita bonghit (rionat), Saturday, 20 February 2010 20:00 (ten years ago) link

sega cld have done a better job of mkt research tho realistically i mean they had the raddest consoles with the raddest games from saturn on but no1 bought them ;-;

just supersayin (Lamp), Saturday, 20 February 2010 20:01 (ten years ago) link

I bought a DC for Crazy Taxi but I stayed for the Jet Grind Radio. RIP.

begs the question, when is enough enough (Euler), Saturday, 20 February 2010 20:04 (ten years ago) link

although I bought the dolphin game but couldn't figure out how to get past the second board, or even to win the damn practice race. It was fun to swim around though.

begs the question, when is enough enough (Euler), Saturday, 20 February 2010 20:05 (ten years ago) link

i bought a dc because owning a saturn taught me absolutely nothing

just supersayin (Lamp), Saturday, 20 February 2010 20:06 (ten years ago) link

dreamcast was DOPE: Chu Chu Rocket, Soul Calibur, Crazy Taxi, JGR, Shenmue, Seaman, SF3 Alpha, Rez, Power Stone, Dino Crisis, Grandia II...

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 20 February 2010 20:23 (ten years ago) link

DC game I should probably be embarrassed that I loved but fuck it: 18 Wheeler

begs the question, when is enough enough (Euler), Saturday, 20 February 2010 20:28 (ten years ago) link

its kinda bcum standard gamer challops 2 say but dc really did have an unfuckwithable line-up for the whole 18 months it was on the mkt. and btw on-line standard, vmus, fishing controllers, samba de amigo &c &c sega put mad innovation into the console.

realistically tho no1 can fuk w/the snes for all-time

just supersayin (Lamp), Saturday, 20 February 2010 20:33 (ten years ago) link

vmus were pretty strange: I had two of them but never really played any of the games on them and kinda thought wtf at the whole idea

begs the question, when is enough enough (Euler), Saturday, 20 February 2010 20:35 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, at first it's kind of a neat thing to see but it wasn't really utilized at all. Nintendo tried to use a similar idea with the GC/GBA connectivity with horrible results.

Nhex, Saturday, 20 February 2010 20:37 (ten years ago) link

DC, oxymoronically, ahead of its time and behind it simultaneously

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Saturday, 20 February 2010 20:55 (ten years ago) link

there's a good doc up on youtube abt the rise and fall of the DC btw

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Saturday, 20 February 2010 20:56 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3NfgF08EQE

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 20 February 2010 21:12 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e27kjhZXQqE

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 20 February 2010 21:13 (ten years ago) link

i will say that the dreamcast might be my all-time least favorite controller.

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 20 February 2010 21:19 (ten years ago) link

yeah seriously.

great lil' system while it lasted though!

nitzer ENBB (latebloomer), Saturday, 20 February 2010 21:27 (ten years ago) link

I bought it on day one and played the shit out of Soul Calibur for years

nitzer ENBB (latebloomer), Saturday, 20 February 2010 21:29 (ten years ago) link

why was the cord attached facing the player and not the system? Never got that.

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 20 February 2010 21:31 (ten years ago) link

yeah! that always confused me too.

nitzer ENBB (latebloomer), Saturday, 20 February 2010 21:36 (ten years ago) link

I bought it on day one it started selling for $50 (i.e. the day it was discontinued).

The controller sucked but it's been a great toy for my son, who used it as "his xbox" before he was old enough to know better.

begs the question, when is enough enough (Euler), Saturday, 20 February 2010 21:43 (ten years ago) link

That's adorable.

Dark Notion (Abbott), Saturday, 20 February 2010 21:54 (ten years ago) link

18 Wheeler

lol loved this too

crazy taxi mini games, just fucking addictive beyond belief.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Saturday, 20 February 2010 22:00 (ten years ago) link

I played the hell out of Crazy Taxi to get that S-ranking... I think the bowling minigame made me turn it off for good, though.

Nhex, Saturday, 20 February 2010 22:20 (ten years ago) link

dreamcast controller is my second favorite controller of all time ;_;

__ ― (dyao), Sunday, 21 February 2010 03:56 (ten years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 23 February 2010 00:01 (ten years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 24 February 2010 00:01 (ten years ago) link

No contest.

Jeff, Wednesday, 24 February 2010 00:02 (ten years ago) link

jesus

bracken free ditch (Ste), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 00:18 (ten years ago) link

faith in board reaffirmed

Nhex, Wednesday, 24 February 2010 00:29 (ten years ago) link

segdon't

nitzer Ed (s1ocki), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 02:39 (ten years ago) link

i somehow completely, completely missed this so 36-9 really

Paradise can't mean straddling felled treetrunks in dentalfloss thongs (Will M.), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 06:02 (ten years ago) link

the real way to know is WHOSE PORT OF MK2 WAS BETTER and then the answer becomes clear. FATALITY

Paradise can't mean straddling felled treetrunks in dentalfloss thongs (Will M.), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 06:03 (ten years ago) link

there's a reason sega had to quit making games systems.

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 09:53 (ten years ago) link

sony vs. microsoft next?

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 17:17 (ten years ago) link

more like your mom vs a jar of mayonnaise

F → F−F++F−F (Lamp), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 17:18 (ten years ago) link

seven months pass...

So: Sonic 4 apparently doesn't suck, if reviews are to be believed. Has anyone tried it?

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 12 October 2010 20:59 (ten years ago) link

Oh for cripes JUST UPDATE THE PSN STORE WILL YOU

yeah, yeah, i don't have anything better to do

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 12 October 2010 23:28 (ten years ago) link

My considered verdict: eh is ok

Physics are weird, it feels slow, level design is too reliant on bottonless pits (Casino Street zone is cordially invited to lick me), music is bland and unmemorable, yet still the best the franchise has been in 15 years.

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 03:17 (ten years ago) link

Dimps can make decent Sonic games (see also sonic advance series and sonic rush 1)

my sex drew back into itself tight and dry (abanana), Thursday, 14 October 2010 02:53 (ten years ago) link

It's all over here except for the final boss, and I'll be damned if I can remember a single tune from the soundtrack. Which, considering that the series used to sound like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsS-UDyNKf0
and this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih8c6I1zH7I
and this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONQKGcuHsg0

Is just incredibly depressing.

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Thursday, 14 October 2010 03:46 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqMGYy5btJQ&feature=colike

PSOD (Ste), Thursday, 5 July 2012 22:37 (eight years ago) link

YES

arby's, Friday, 6 July 2012 01:20 (eight years ago) link

re: upthread, i tend to just assume people who didn't like the dreamcast controller have fat deformed midget hands

thomp, Friday, 6 July 2012 09:57 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

No idea where to put this, so this will have to do...

This is an insane amount of work to put into such a ridiculous product:
https://www.theverge.com/21519010/sega-game-gear-micro-review

DJI, Friday, 16 October 2020 17:09 (six days ago) link


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