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Either/Or: Super Nintendo versus Genesis

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Overall, which is the better system?

Super Nintendo.
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Genesis.
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Re: Either/Or: Super Nintendo versus Genesis

Postby Antero on Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:19 am

Ekkssvvppllott wrote:Could be a tough call. May simply boil down to the games.
What else is there to consider?

The Super Ninetendo has a horde of classic games - serious fucking classics that still are awesome - and even shitty Super Nintendo games were often fun regardless.
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Postby Chromodynamic on Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:55 am

Chrono Trigger
Final Fantasy VI
Super Metroid
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Earthbound
ActRaiser
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario World
Secret of Mana

All of these games completely annihilate anything the Genesis had to offer (sorry, Shining Force).

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Postby Nico Adie on Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:12 pm

SNES had Donkey Kong Country and Super Tennis.

SNES
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Postby night_tools on Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:39 pm

Chromodynamic wrote:Earthbound


Official first mention of Earthbound in this thread.

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Postby Ekkssvvppllott on Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:58 am

Bradley R. Weissenberger wrote:
Ekkssvvppllott wrote:I find it ridiculous that a grown man who owns a Babe Ruth ducky would reproach anyone for engaging in a discussion like this.

Gift of cherished friend.

Acknowledged maybe ten seconds per month (ducky -- not cherished friend) while soaping/rinsing nutz, typically.

Also not "Babe Ruth Ducky 2008 - World Destroyer Collision 4: Enemies At War".

Ekkssvvppllott wrote:[Y]ou do plenty of stupid shit. Perhaps you occasionally hang out at sports bars, for instance.

Valid, but I can't remember the last time that I spent time at at this/these sportz bar(s). Was it Busters or The Crescent? However, I did hang out with my cool friend Robbie tonight. We told stories. I also spent some time with my iron-fed lawn, Andrew The Dog and Jonathan Broxton's okay fire-lit relief app3aranc3. I chose these things from among a set of pre-programmed options that I control with a small electronic paddddler, much like an elevator or Dick Cheney's heart.

He said as he typed on the internet.

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You see, it turns out that I am only a 2d-scroller fanatic.

Now back to the yak-milk self-flagellation.


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Re: Either/Or: Super Nintendo versus Genesis

Postby Ekkssvvppllott on Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:08 am

Antero wrote:
Ekkssvvppllott wrote:Could be a tough call. May simply boil down to the games.
What else is there to consider?


Maybe one could compare which console's controlller it feels the most gratifying to have stuck up one's anus for an afternoon.

(Sega all the way in that case.)
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Postby ergo space pig on Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:56 pm

Genesis had its moments, but SNES was truly a magical system. It had similar kinds of good games that the NES had except more expansive and a little bit more consistent. There were also about 100 different good super famicom games never released for the SNES in the US that have been translated and can be emulated.
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Postby SecondEdition on Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:04 pm

All my friends had Genesis, so that was what I got used to.

SNES is probably a superior system, but I always liked Genesis more.
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Postby HOUSTON_M on Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:21 pm

I liked both of these consoles.

Some of the early games for each were downright poor: Ultraman V Altered Beast, anyone?

I was fond of the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Master System as well.

I like playing the games I never had on emulators and revisiting the ones I did play; often with a sense of unfinished business.

The SNES had the Capcom and Konami games and that swings it for me.
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Postby washwhatyoueat on Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:16 pm

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I think I may start a poll about whether I should be embarrassed by enjoying videogames.


Dude, do it!

Anyway, the nod goes to the SNES, but only by a Jibbles eyelash. The SNES had the fancy Mode 7 effects and the Genesis had a much faster processor. Sega had Phantasy Star, Sonic, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, and a ton of killer arcade ports. Nintendo had the luxury of having the NES as the more successful predecessor to pilfer titles from (Metroid, Zelda, Mario, Castlevania) to make sequels out of and...

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Postby unarmedman on Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:17 am

Bradley R. Weissenberger, you have posted to this thread 3 times, which I believe means we owe you no less than 3 deaths.

You really want to love video games, I just know you do.
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Postby Red Square on Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:26 pm

SNES by a huge long Jimmy Durante-style nose...

Super Metroid was one of the best damn games ever...FFIII was also one of my favorites...

also i have played on both systems and SNES had a much higher replayability factor that Sega just never ever had...
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Postby Germ War on Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:24 pm

SNES is probably my favorite video game console of all time. I had one growing up that my step-dad took away from me. I bought my own in 1998 that I still own today, along with about 21 or so games, though there are many, many more awesome ones for the system.
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Postby jpardey on Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:43 pm

Chrono Trigger and Super Metroid
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a million Sonic the Hedgehog slash fan fiction writers

Genesis, obv.
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Re: Either/Or: Super Nintendo versus Genesis

Postby MJongo on Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:11 pm

Super Mario World
Zelda: A Link to the Past
Super Metroid
Earthbound
Kirby Super Star
Yoshi's Island
Donkey Kong Country 2
Super Mario RPG

I would take any one of the above over the entire Genesis library.
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Re: Either/Or: Super Nintendo versus Genesis

Postby Anthony Flack on Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:38 pm

SNES is the better machine. Nintendo has always been one of the finest developers of video games in the world, so the SNES has several games which are among the best of the era. Super Mario World, Zelda LTTP, Super Punch Out!! and so on.

Genesis is all right. It has Gunstar Heroes, and Super Shinobi and a few other decent things. Perversely, I think I might prefer the PC Engine to the Genesis though, and even more perversely I prefer the Saturn to the Playstation.

The Donkey Kong Country series might be even more overrated than the Sonic series.

I find myself returning to the NES' funny little games more often than the SNES. And I think the N64 is better than all of them.
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Re: Either/Or: Super Nintendo versus Genesis

Postby Me Again on Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:59 pm

The type of person who can do a wake and bake and play Ecco the Dolphin or Zelda III all day without a care in the world -- let's face it, there are plenty of times when we'd all like to be that guy.
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Re: Either/Or: Super Nintendo versus Genesis

Postby DregsInTheCrowd on Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:33 pm

Super Nintendo wins hands down, but spare a thought for astoundingly good late-Genesis titles like:

- Gunstar Heroes (the best shoot-'em-up on either system)
- Vectorman
- Comix Zone
- Rocket Knight Adventures
- X-Men 2: Clone Wars
- Castlevania: Bloodlines
- Adventures of Batman & Robin
- Toe Jam & Earl
- Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (essentially the platform's Ninja Gaiden)

Genesis was a great system. But SNES feels like home to me.
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Re: Either/Or: Super Nintendo versus Genesis

Postby MJongo on Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:38 pm

Anthony Flack wrote:Perversely, I think I might prefer the PC Engine to the Genesis though, and even more perversely I prefer the Saturn to the Playstation.


I definitely agree with the former. The best PC Engine/Turbografx 16 games have held up amazingly well over time. Bomberman '94, Dragon's Curse, Galaga '90, Alien and Devil's Crush, and about a dozen shmups are just as fun today, possibly even more so, than when they first came out. By contrast, I can't name a system that's aged worse than the Genesis. Waaaay too many ports of terrible late 80s/early 90s arcade games (stuff like Altered Beast where skill and reflexes came second to eating up quarters for continues were the "highlights" of its library before Sonic came along) and especially an inexplicable lack of battery-backed saving, (Sonic 3, the Phantasy Star series, the Shining Force series, and a few other games here and there being the only exceptions) which means games that take longer than a couple hours to beat are few and far between. By contrast, not only does every one of the SNES games I listed in my previous post utilize save files, but nearly every other Nintendo-published game on the system does as well.

The latter opinion, though, hell no.
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Re: Either/Or: Super Nintendo versus Genesis

Postby Anthony Flack on Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:58 pm

I recognise it is a perverse choice, and probably only even tenable if you're in Japan, which I was at the time I was collecting these games. The Saturn has loads of excellent shmups, arcade ports and other 2d games which you won't see on the PS1 (because SCEA prohibited 2d games).
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