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View Poll Results: Favourite console
Atari 2600/5200/7800 7 13.21%
Colecovision 1 1.89%
NES 0 0%
Master System 2 3.77%
SNES 11 20.75%
Megadrive/Genesis 10 18.87%
Neo Geo 4 7.55%
PC Engine/TurboGrafix-16 1 1.89%
Saturn 5 9.43%
Playstation 12 22.64%
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Old 13 December 2001, 13:41   #21
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Youīre right, the games are REALLY expensive, but the most are worth every single $$$
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Old 13 December 2001, 16:47   #22
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Another one: Anyone remember the Emerson Arcadia?
I never saw one, but it seemed to be a textbook on how not to launch a console. So its not a fave, but I wonder how many of youse played it?
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Old 13 December 2001, 17:17   #23
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I cant vote as it keeps saying my session appears to be invalid
(Its always done this)

But its got to be the Atari 2600 as its the first console I ever had..
I Loved playing Jedi Arena and Plaque Attack.
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Old 14 December 2001, 19:54   #24
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If you love the NeoGeo you better buy an MVS arcade board. It's damn cheap and so are the games. Having a NeoGeo home console it's just a luxury (Retroman likes to live with style, it seems )

You can get an MVS one slot for about 150/200 dollars, and games cost between 10 and 80 dollars (for the newest ones, let them rot some months and teh price will drop to 40)

Then all you need to build is a Supergun, or get a cabinet.... whatever suits your wallet
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Old 15 December 2001, 14:57   #25
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The NeoGeo Homecarts arenīt more expensive then the MVS ones, only the newer ones You can get the older ones at Ebay for less than $40 ! And @Akira yep, I like my style, even if itīs chaotic
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Old 16 December 2001, 13:35   #26
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And where is the CD32 in this poll? sure it was just a stripped A1200 with CDROM but it still rocked.... for a while, They should have given it a bit more ram and a 030 CPU.... It would have lived longer then IMHO. Other than that I would say the SNES was the best due to the Fact that the games were so damn good ( them japs know what we want ).
 
Old 17 December 2001, 19:08   #27
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Big grin

i'm sure at one point i've owned and loved every single one of these fantastic machines, however right now i am liking my playstation more than the rest. psx has become the classic console of the nineties, and although there is some real stinker games out there (tomb raider, for instance), there has been some almighty games released that prove to even the most diehard sega & nintendo fans (like i once was) that this is a cool machine. "metal gear solid", "gran turismo 2" and "legacy of kain: soul reaver" spring to mind as classics on this machine.

it has to be said that SNES will remain in my heart for ever as the best 2d console around, beating the living crap out of sega's megadrive counterpart
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Old 17 December 2001, 19:31   #28
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Hey nintendo lickers, check this for different opinions about your machine

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?...0&pagenumber=2
 
Old 17 December 2001, 19:36   #29
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The NeoGeo Homecarts arenīt more expensive then the MVS
Well, crap ones like Magician Lord (sorry ) perhaps, but in most cases MVS carts are much much cheaper.

Try getting PULSTAR for your home system, tell me how much it hurts!
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Old 17 December 2001, 21:18   #30
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Hmmm, PULSTAR MVS @ EBay = 80 EUR
PULSTAR HomeCart @ Local NeoGeo-Dealer (used) = 70 EUR

so what ???

//edit : and btw. ...... Magican Lord is one of THE best Jumpīn Runs on ALL systems (only my 2cents )
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Old 17 December 2001, 21:37   #31
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That wasnt fair, getting it locally is always cheaper look at ebay...
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Old 17 December 2001, 21:41   #32
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Sorry but ther was no PULSTAR HomeCart on Ebay these days hehe
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Cheater. because it's rare. You better grab that one for 70, it's a STEAL and it's THE NeoGeo Shooter. Grab it go go go go now!
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Old 17 December 2001, 21:48   #34
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Sorry, but I recently bought LAST RESORT (which IMO is THE shooter for NeoGeo) and 2 more A1200 So Iīm VERY short on money at the moment
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Old 18 December 2001, 04:15   #35
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Oh, finally someone who agrees with me, I thought I was the only one who thought Last Resort was the best Neo-Geo shmup.
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Old 18 December 2001, 06:10   #36
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Roll eyes (sarcastic)

but it's not... Blazing Star is the best shmup on the neo.

pulstar is more of an r-type style shooter (where you have to memorize all the enemy patterns in order to have a chance of beating the level).

and Retroman: Magician Lord? It was good, but it was tough as all hell.. AND you couldn't score past 150000 or the game would become incredibly f***ing cheap. You learned to pass up the treasure points if you wanted to survive longer(!) I consider Jumpman/Jumpman Junior (on the Commodore 64) easily the best of that genre...

(I once owned a neo-geo home MVS & 10 carts... traded it for D&D: Tower of Doom (USA)... then I donated the board to CPS2Shock, now everyone can play it on their PC)

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Old 18 December 2001, 07:32   #37
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How can u say Magician Lord is cheap and Blazing Star is the best Neo-Geo shmup?

Blazing Star is DAMN cheap, after stage 4 the game gets just impossible, it's not a matter of skill, it's a matter of how many coins you have to put in the slot.

If it wasn't that cheap, I'd say it's the best Neo-Geo shmup, but with that dificulty level, I go for Last Resort.
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Blazing Star is an R-Type style shmup as well, with the manic level notched up quite a bit only. But it's still pattern-based horizontal shmup action. I havent seen attack waves being generated randomly in there, have you?

Last Resort is good, but Pulstar is THE BEST one. Shatterhand and Retroman, eat your words
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Hmm, I just grabbed PULSTAR out of my Rom Collection and give it a shot ........... guess what happened

LAST RESORT is STILL NO.1
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I like several of the listed consoles there... particularly Master System, SNES, Genesis/Mega Drive, Saturn, & PlayStation (I've never really played the other ones very much or at all), but I have voted for the good 'ol Mega Drive since it was the first true console I ever played on and which introduced me properly to the whole console gaming world. I still remember buying it with my family from the first Future Entertainment Show in Earl's Court back in the end of '92 - although it was a Christmas present so it's not like I immediately took it out of the box when we got home.

One of the first games I ever played on our then brand-spanking new Mega Drive was Sonic 2, although I also got Sonic 1 around the same time as well, I think it came with the machine.

I also love the Saturn for some of its great games and music, in particular NiGHTS and its Xmas sibling, Christmas NiGHTS. Utter beautiful classics if you ask me - the series should return ASAP, and it should be as good as the original Saturn offerings.

Shame this isn't a multiple-vote poll similar to DPainter's New Year's one...
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