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Old 30 August 2007, 17:40   #1
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Your favourite mainstream machine of the 80's and 90's : Round 1 *READ THE TOP POST!*

As the title says. We all know there are a lot of Amiga fans here, but outside of the Amiga, what computers/consoles were your preferred gaming platform of choice?

These are from the 80s & 90s

It's the same as my previous 'polls'. Post your top two favourite mainstream systems from the list below to go into the second round. The top 'few' will go into a proper poll for voting.

Here is a list of systems you can choose from. If you think I'm making a huge mistake by missing one out, please, let me know! I've missed some out that are borderline such as the Commodore C16, which wasn't really mainstream (for example!). I also haven't included addons such as the Sega Mega-CD or 32x, since you had to own a Megadrive to use it.

Anything only released in Japan doesn't count either.

Acorn
BBC Micro (All models), Electron
Amstrad
CPC 464/664/6128
Apple
II, Macintosh (OS9 and earlier)
Atari
2600, 5200, 7800, XE/XL, ST(x), Lynx, Jaguar
Commodore
VIC-20, Plus/4, C64, C128
NEC
TurboGrafx-16 (PC-Engine Incl. Duo)
Sinclair
ZX80/81, ZX Spectrum (Any)
Sega
SG-1000, Master System, Game Gear, Megadrive (Genesis), Nomad, Saturn, Dreamcast
SNK
Neo Geo, Neo Geo Pocket Color
Sony
Playstation
Nintendo
NES (Famicom), Gameboy/GBC, SNES (Super Famicom), N64
Other
Colecovision, MSX 1/2, Dragon 32/64, IBM PC/Compatible, Philips CD-I, 3DO, Intellivision, TI-99/4A, Tandy CoCo

If it's not on this list, please suggest it and I'll see if it fits

EVERY VOTE WILL COUNT SO DON'T WORRY IF YOU'RE BOTTOM OF THE LIST OR IF YOUR POST IS IN THE MIDDLE OF SOME TROLLING

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Old 30 August 2007, 17:44   #2
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I'll start!

Commodore 64 & Sega Megadrive
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Old 30 August 2007, 17:44   #3
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I loooove my PSP... I love it so much I bought a new one right after I lost my first one (fell off a boat .. had a new 4gb memory stick and game cd in it too ).....

but I bought a new one and hacked it.... I loooove it.... heck, PSP "fat" has TV out, like the new PSP Slip has... of course PSP Slim's tv out is better..

But, if I have to choose from the list... I'd say Commodore 64, which I play alot on the PSP... all of the above systems can be played on the PSP, without speed loss or anything.
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I don't see Atari XE/XL, Coleco Vision, SG-1000, Lynx on the list
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1. C-64
2. PC-Engine/PC-Engine Duo
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Old 30 August 2007, 17:50   #6
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I don't see Atari XE/XL, Coleco Vision, SG-1000, Lynx on the list
Added, except for SG-1000 which was Japan only unless I'm mistaken.

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But, if I have to choose from the list... I'd say Commodore 64, which I play alot on the PSP...
I have made the bold text in the original post bigger Post your TOP TWO from the list
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not only in Japan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SG-1000

1. Amstrad CPC
2. Atari XE/XL
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Yeah I saw, but didn't edit my message as I don't want to choose 2 systems . I don't care for the other ones.
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Old 30 August 2007, 17:57   #9
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Commodore Plus/4 - Icicle works, all day, everyday!!

http://plus4.emucamp.com/software/Icicle_Works


and Bandai Missile Invader!

http://www.imarshall.karoo.net/SIMULATOR.htm

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you forgot to add IBM/PC!
I had a pc in the '90's , never failed me... 80s was too early for me :P
so for me: PC and Gameboy !
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you forgot to add IBM/PC!
I had a pc in the '90's , never failed me... 80s was too early for me :P
so for me: PC and Gameboy !
Whoops!
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Need to be added:

Sega Multimega, Sega Nomad
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Look here for more classic machines:

http://darkwatcher.psxfanatics.com/console/psx.htm
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Where's IBM PC/XT/AT and compatibles?

If you add them, I vote for

1) IBM & compatibles
2) Nintendo SNES

If not, nuts to you and your stupid* poll.



(*) 'Course I'm only calling it stupid if you won't.
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Need to be added:

Sega Multimega, Sega Nomad
I'll add the Nomad, but the Multimega was in no way 'mainstream'!

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Where's IBM PC/XT/AT and compatibles?
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Thanks, but if it's mainstream we'll all of at least HEARD of it

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Commodore Plus/4 - Icicle works, all day, everyday!!

http://plus4.emucamp.com/software/Icicle_Works


and Bandai Missile Invader!

http://www.imarshall.karoo.net/SIMULATOR.htm
GTF outta here

If I don't limit the consoles, we'll probably end up with one vote for every obscure console under the sun which means the poll will be useless
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Where's IBM PC/XT/AT and compatibles?

If you add them, I vote for

1) IBM & compatibles
2) Nintendo SNES

If not, nuts to you and your stupid poll*.



(*) 'Course I'm only calling it stupid if you won't.
You are too young, 25+ only.
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GTF outta here

If I don't limit the consoles, we'll probably end up with one vote for every obscure console under the sun which means the poll will be useless

WTF!!!?? the Plus/4 is as common as muck!! It has to be added!

- I will concede on the Bandai!
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WTF!!!?? the Plus/4 is as common as muck!! It has to be added!
Added, but you smell of wee and poo
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