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Posted 2/24/16
So essentially this is a place to talk about your favorite systems from generations past. Compare. Contrast. Debate which ones were the best, and please be civil. Are you an Atari or a Calico Vision fan? Nintendo or Sega? PS2 vs X Box? This is about systems past. When a new generation begins the ones from our current get added to the list. So Wii Us, X Box Ones, and PS4's are not an option Right Now, but when the next generation comes out they become an option.

So what is your favorite retro system, and why? Were you a pure fan of that system or did you have some love for the competition? Did you come to love some of the other systems? Personally my favorite system of all time is the Super Nintendo. The SNES was, and still is, my favorite system to play. I love the simplicity and compexity of the games. From Super Metroid, Super Mario World, and The Legend of Zelda a Link to The Past to the third part games like Super Castlevania, Final Fantasy 3 (VI), and Chrono Trigger. To me nothing beats the joy it gives.
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Favorite system - PS1. It was like Square was putting out an awesome game every single month. Games were no longer $70 like on the Super Nintendo. Plus so many new IPs were born on the PS1.
Posted 2/24/16
My favorite game system is the PS2. The first game I played was Dead to Rights on my PS2 fat. In 2004 when my state had I think 5 major hurricanes in a row, the only thing that kept my from going crazy was playing Midnight Club when the power was on. I really really disliked the Xbox, I thought everything about it was terrible. I went to one of my friends house to play Halo for the first time. At the time it was the worst game I ever played, and I still don't like any Halo game. The only thing that made me ever want an Xbox was Star Wars: Republic Commandos, but I bought that on PC so I didn't need an Xbox. I recently started collecting PS2 games, the rarest one I have is Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly.
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Posted 2/24/16

glenn119 wrote:

Favorite system - PS1. It was like Square was putting out an awesome game every single month. Games were no longer $70 like on the Super Nintendo. Plus so many new IPs were born on the PS1.


I seem to remember the SNES games being cheaper that that, but maybe the crimson nostalgia goggles are on. Still PS1...It had what was tied for number one in my favorite Castelvania Games of all time. Super Castlevania and Castlevania Symphony of the night. Two greatest games of the fanchise.


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My favorite game system is the PS2. The first game I played was Dead to Rights on my PS2 fat. In 2004 when my state had I think 5 major hurricanes in a row, the only thing that kept my from going crazy was playing Midnight Club when the power was on. I really really disliked the Xbox, I thought everything about it was terrible. I went to one of my friends house to play Halo for the first time. At the time it was the worst game I ever played, and I still don't like any Halo game. The only thing that made me ever want an Xbox was Star Wars: Republic Commandos, but I bought that on PC so I didn't need an Xbox. I recently started collecting PS2 games, the rarest one I have is Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly.


Oh my God yes Fatal Frame. The horror game I always wanted to see turned into a movie. I was in the Game Cube Camp during that time, and hated X Box at the time. Now I love all the systems of that era. It was a great time to be a gamer. Game Cube, X Box, PS2, and The overlooked underated Dreamcast. Still though PS2 the system that we love because it had one of the best game catalagues of all time. Like shooters it had great ones. Like RPG's amazing selection. Love Racing, PS2 was the system to own.
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My favourite console of all time is the PS2. I guess it's just all the great games.
Posted 2/25/16 , edited 2/25/16
Ps2 my dad bought it back when it first came out and we had it all the way up to 2013 when we threw it out because game stop didn't want it. They did take some of the games though. Just not the ps1 games.

Anyway talk about a durable game system lol. Surving from the first day we bought it till 2013 when we got rid of it because well no one was playing it sadly. I mean seriously we didn't have to buy a new one or anything it seriously lasted from day 1 till 2013.
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Posted 2/26/16 , edited 2/26/16
Got an old Atari VCS at home. Love those old systems.
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Posted 2/26/16

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Ps2 my dad bought it back when it first came out and we had it all the way up to 2013 when we threw it out because game stop didn't want it. They did take some of the games though. Just not the ps1 games.

Anyway talk about a durable game system lol. Surving from the first day we bought it till 2013 when we got rid of it because well no one was playing it sadly. I mean seriously we didn't have to buy a new one or anything it seriously lasted from day 1 till 2013.


I'm sorry but a little part of me is crying that it go thrown out. I don't play my N64 much anymore, but every once and a while the itch is there and I just gotta put in Golden Eye or Harvest Moon or Donkey Kong. It just makes me cry to see that one of the greatest systems of all time was still working and thrown out.


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Got an old Atari VCS at home. Love those old systems.


Amen. That was the first system we ever owned in my house. My brothers worked for over twenty years until his college flooded and it got ruined...I shed a manly tear for day...
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It would have to be the Super Famicom, which I grew up with, but I did have the original Nintendo console. Back in the 90s, I thought the Sega consoles had sleek designs.
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Posted 2/26/16
That is a dead tie between the PS1 ( Final Fantasy and really anything by Squaresoft for the win) and the xbox. The hard drive on the Xbox was fantastic and being able to burn music to it was just awesome. I really hated the memory cards the other systems used but PS1 at least had enough good and original ip that I put up with it.
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Going to show my age here a little but the first video game action i ever saw was on an Atri ST model games came in 2 different formats the floppy disc and the flat disc to name but a few games Rainbow Islands, Sim City, Squeek, Rick Dangerous and lemmings were some of the games me and my siblings punch countless hours into.
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Super NES marked the point where I started getting passionate about video games. A few reasons why...

1. I wasn't all that selective during the NES era. Sometimes I asked for a game just based on the box, or an advertisement. It took a few years for me to figure out what sort of gameplay types I enjoyed.

2. I had enjoyed 8-bit graphics, and was really impressed by 16-bit graphics. More colors, larger characters that moved, a larger variety of special effects...

3. I liked 8-bit music, but grew to appreciate 16-bit sounds even more. The atmospheric music in Final Fantasy 4 and Castlevania 4 seemed remarkable.

4. A handful of unusual games that I didn't appreciate at first, but which now seem fascinating. On the Ball was a puzzle game in which the player had limited controls -- one had to learn inertia, gravity, and how to rotate the maze with just the L and R buttons. Ogre Battle initially left me baffled with its tarot cards. Then I learned how complex its gameplay was. It's an RTS with turn based combat. The player will not necessarily win by fighting every enemy. There are many factors that determine whether the main character is considered heroic or villainous, including alignment and reputation.


dotsforlife wrote:

Got an old Atari VCS at home. Love those old systems.


I had an Atari 2600 Junior in working condition for a few years. When my family purchased it (around 1986), nearly all of its software was discounted, so they probably got a dozen cartridges for a modest amount of money. Some of my first video games included the system's best titles (Pitfall, River Raid, Space Invaders), but also some mediocre ones.
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Posted 2/27/16
Megadrive, purely for sonic the hedgehog.

Talking about PlayStations being retro makes me feel too old.
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caddyalan wrote:

Super NES marked the point where I started getting passionate about video games. A few reasons why...

1. I wasn't all that selective during the NES era. Sometimes I asked for a game just based on the box, or an advertisement. It took a few years for me to figure out what sort of gameplay types I enjoyed.

2. I had enjoyed 8-bit graphics, and was really impressed by 16-bit graphics. More colors, larger characters that moved, a larger variety of special effects...

3. I liked 8-bit music, but grew to appreciate 16-bit sounds even more. The atmospheric music in Final Fantasy 4 and Castlevania 4 seemed remarkable.

4. A handful of unusual games that I didn't appreciate at first, but which now seem fascinating. On the Ball was a puzzle game in which the player had limited controls -- one had to learn inertia, gravity, and how to rotate the maze with just the L and R buttons. Ogre Battle initially left me baffled with its tarot cards. Then I learned how complex its gameplay was. It's an RTS with turn based combat. The player will not necessarily win by fighting every enemy. There are many factors that determine whether the main character is considered heroic or villainous, including alignment and reputation.


dotsforlife wrote:

Got an old Atari VCS at home. Love those old systems.


I had an Atari 2600 Junior in working condition for a few years. When my family purchased it (around 1986), nearly all of its software was discounted, so they probably got a dozen cartridges for a modest amount of money. Some of my first video games included the system's best titles (Pitfall, River Raid, Space Invaders), but also some mediocre ones.


Amen to all of those. The SNES like I said it my personal favorite. It was the beginning of the configurations of controllers as we really know them with the button arrangements and his some the most fun games around. Glad to see more Super Castlevania love also. It's my favorite in the whole series. FFVI though is probably my favorite game on the whole system by far...than and Super Mario All Stars, I'm just a sucker for the classics


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Megadrive, purely for sonic the hedgehog.

Talking about PlayStations being retro makes me feel too old.


One Playstation being retro makes you feel old, believe me when the Genesis (Megadrive) SNES, and Turbografix 16 became old school I almost cried. Now that my handheld systems have better graphics I cry even more.

Also as I mentioned I may be a hardcore SNES fan, but Sega had a great system with the Genesis. After all Phatasy Star II, Vectorman, Eccho, and of course that Blue Hedgehog. Loved playing them over at my friends house. He even had The Sega Channel. It's so weird remembering that crazy thing.
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Posted 2/29/16 , edited 2/29/16
PS2 is retro now? God, I'm old.
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