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View Poll Results: Your favourite console ?
Sega Saturn 8 13.11%
PSX/PS1 45 73.77%
Nintendo 64/DD 11 18.03%
Amiga CD32 12 19.67%
3DO 0 0%
Atari Jaguar/CD 2 3.28%
Neo Geo CD 3 4.92%
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Old 25 July 2009, 15:05   #21
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Sorry the CD32 could challenge both the SNES and MegaCD, in fact most versions on CD32 were superior to MegaCD versions.
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Games could have been better on CD32 over SNES, but programmers just couldn't be bothered.
Games do or undo consoles, the SNES was a clear winner there.

Had Commodore included a small quantity of fast RAM to their console (even 128k would have been enough) and improved the sound chip a bit (like adding real stereo panning + eventually a 3 channels 8 bit SID) would have made the CD32 a much better console.
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Old 25 July 2009, 15:13   #22
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Why did the CD32 need a better sound chip? It had CD Audio
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Old 25 July 2009, 15:22   #23
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Paula was an old chip and rather outdated when the console was released, having panning registers and like 3 more channels would have helped bringing a much better sound fx experience (like for placing sound sources depending on the player position).
Also maybe all developers didn't have the opportunity to record CD sound tracks ?
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Old 27 July 2009, 02:33   #24
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Both the Sega CD and CD32 were pretty bad in my opinion. But the CD32 always had the edge hardware wise. The CD32 can also be used as a full A1200 (if you wanted too?).

Anyway i love Sega systems but i thought the Sega CD's colour pallette was poor and the single speed CD drive was also nothing to shout about. (I can just about forgive SNK for the 1x CD drive in the Neo Geo CD because the games were great! )
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Old 27 July 2009, 09:49   #25
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Anyway i love Sega systems but i thought the Sega CD's colour pallette was poor...
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Number of simultaneous colors on screen: 64 out of 512
Which is the same as the MD. All these FMV games looked really ugly with the low resolution and the few colors. The only real advantage to a MegaDrive was the CD audio and maybe the bigger storage capacity. Well, Lunar 1 & 2 are still nice games to play on it
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Old 27 July 2009, 13:01   #26
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Which is the same as the MD. All these FMV games looked really ugly with the low resolution and the few colors. The only real advantage to a MegaDrive was the CD audio and maybe the bigger storage capacity. Well, Lunar 1 & 2 are still nice games to play on it
I agree with those two games there were a few good releases, but they still looked horrible A CD32 had a nice 24-bit coloour pallette of 16.7 million colours to play with, typically 256 on screen compared to Sega's 64 and the CD32 could also manage higher resolutions The CD32 can also handle over 262 thousand colours on screen in HAM-8 mode but i am not sure if any games utilized that many??

But still, i suppose it is the games that make the console
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Old 27 July 2009, 13:10   #27
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Gotta go with the N64, simply because it was the most fun period of gaming I'd ever had with my mates.
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Old 27 July 2009, 13:25   #28
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Gotta go with the N64, simply because it was the most fun period of gaming I'd ever had with my mates.
You had mates? Christ, its a proper revelation this thread isn't it?
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Old 27 July 2009, 13:40   #29
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"have" mates.

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Old 27 July 2009, 13:59   #30
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Da mighty Playstation ruleZ them all
Why?? Well I never needed a console back then coz I had my miggy and just like that C= was no more. So I needed something else to fill the gab and I never really have been a big fan of gaming on the PC, so I rented a psx with ridge racer and I was totally blown away by the speed of that rollercoaster ride of a game, hell even doom was good on this little gray box
I agree with Galahad, that there have been released alot of crap and dissapointments on the psx and I also agree that the saturn looks as if it should have beaten the crap out of sony's gray little box, but back then, this was the king. With kickass games like resident evil,crash,ridge racer,tomb raider,tekken,GT,Silent hill and countless rpg's and offcoz the best game ever made Metal Gear Solid, I'm still impressed with what they managed to squeze out of this box and I still play some of these games today on emulator
hehe just thinking back on my first meeting with psycho mantis gives me the chills So hell yea the psx rulez them all for me
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I agree with those two games there were a few good releases, but they still looked horrible A CD32 had a nice 24-bit coloour pallette of 16.7 million colours to play with, typically 256 on screen compared to Sega's 64 and the CD32 could also manage higher resolutions The CD32 can also handle over 262 thousand colours on screen in HAM-8 mode but i am not sure if any games utilized that many??
Sounds like one of my "playground" rants back in the day.

Voted N64, forgot to vote PSX. PSX mainly for the original Wipeout and the time in my life that represented. N64 for F Zero X, Goldeneye (only fps I've ever liked properly), Diddy Kong etc.
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Old 27 July 2009, 14:05   #32
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I love the PlayStation, the N64 and the Saturn and own the lot.

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Old 27 July 2009, 14:18   #33
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Had an N64, PSx and essentially a CD32 (A1200 with CDROM)

marketly speaking, the PSX owned in 1995-2000, right up until the PS2 came out.

in the sense of games though theres some great titles on all of the above, but I think I would have to admit, the PSX with its tomb raiders and wipe-outs steals it for me
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1. Nintendo 64 because of Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask and GoldenEye

2. Playstation because of Symphony of the Night*, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Alundra, Final Fantasy VII-IX, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Gran Turismo, Colin McRae Rally and WipEout

3. Saturn for its awesome controller which I nowadays use to play SF4 on PC and PS3

*: Although Symphony of the Night contains (few) additional areas and a third playable character in the Saturn-version the Playstation-version still is superior (faster load times, more animation frames, transparency effects).

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In my opinion 4th gen consoles and home computers are the best retro gaming machines. I still prefer Amiga/SNES/MegaDrive/PC Engine/Neo Geo to Playstation and N64 because the majority of PS1-games are horribly ugly 3D-games and the N64 has a very tiny games library (also "Super Mario Kart" is way better than "Mario Kart 64").
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Sounds like one of my "playground" rants back in the day.
Aaah the memories
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Old 27 July 2009, 15:34   #36
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PS1 had Metal Gear, Resident Evil, Silent Hill and the like - games which took some thought to complete. I still have my PS1 and PS2 here, love them both.
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Playstation for sure. It's really what got me back into games. I didn't get a N64 for some time until the artificial Nintendo shortages stopped. And even then it was easier to find a Japanese console than find one in stores or fight for one on eBay.
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Old 27 July 2009, 17:59   #38
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Playstation of course. Countless number of hours of great fun. In addition, a huge library of games.
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Old 28 July 2009, 00:04   #39
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What the pissbox are you lot doing? It's either CD32 or get the hell off the forum, surely!???!
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I used my CD32 to play CD's...
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