Originally Posted by Antiriad
the subjective part of me prefers the Mega Drive as it was 'cool'.
Coolness applies to the MK1 Megadrive... the MK2 was a cheap cut-down mess with inferior audio circuitry (did not sound as sharp!).
As for looks i think both the Megadrive and Snes were excellent... except the US Snes as it looked absolutely horrible! Just as bad as the Turbografx 16