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« on: Mar 12, 2009, 01:16:09 PM »

For most people, consoles like Turbo Grafix 16, Neo Geo, Sega Saturn, Atari Jaguar, and Panasonic 3DO are unheard of... but for some reason I am obsessed with them, getting emulators for these consoles and playing games that I otherwise would have never played as the consoles were too expensive when they came out and were pretty much already obsolete by the time they were released. Did anyone else own these consoles? If so, or if you have played games on emulators for any of these obsolete consoles, what were the best games for each one?
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 12, 2009, 01:16:48 PM »

I used to love my Dreamcast.
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 12, 2009, 02:16:25 PM »

Bomberman on Saturn is the pinnacle of the series.  Power Stone was an innovative fighting game for the Dreamcast, using the 3D plane and terrain obstacles.  The only thing I think of when I hear Neo-Geo is the Fatal Fury series.  TG16 didn't have too much for memorable games other than Alien Crush, a solid pinball game.
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 12, 2009, 03:04:52 PM »

I used to own a Lynx.  Rygar was the only game I owned and it was pretty badass back then.
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 12, 2009, 06:14:25 PM »

As far as forgotten consoles, I own a Turbo Duo (Turbo Graphix+Super CD), Sega Saturn, Panasonic 3do and a Sega Master System.  I love consoles that never quite made it.  It's just something about games that nobody else really had (or not many) that drove me to the system.  What I found was a lot of cool games not available anywhere else.  Turbo Duo and Sega Saturn really standout because they were so import friendly to boot.  That's something really missing these days is all of these consoles who region code their BS.  So unneeded. 
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 12, 2009, 09:49:15 PM »

Damn but you guys make me feel old.
I still have an Atari 2600 and about 300 carts.
Add to that a Colecovision and Atari 5200 and 7800 and I feel like Grandpa.
Hell I even have an Atari ST Computer that still works (plus an old 800 computer)
Of course, that doesn't mean I don't enjoy my PS3 :-)
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« Reply #6 on: Mar 13, 2009, 08:23:25 AM »

Damn but you guys make me feel old.
That's because you are.
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 13, 2009, 08:26:28 AM »

Ouch...he's distinguished I say.  Where as me, I'm just an old fart who chases young skirts. 
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« Reply #8 on: Mar 13, 2009, 09:34:43 AM »

I sold off my Intellivision collection last year, sad but necessary.  I don't have any classic consoles anymore, though I wish I still did.
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 13, 2009, 12:32:11 PM »

Splatterhouse on TG16 gave me a boner.
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« Reply #10 on: Mar 13, 2009, 12:39:01 PM »

Oooooo, forgot about Splatterhouse!  That was pretty epic for the time, but the gameplay leaves a lot to be desired after a revisit.
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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2009, 10:44:10 AM »

I love the PS2 very much and the ole Nintendo of course.  Is it wrong, but I have a very soft spot for the Turbo Duo (TG-16 w/ super cd).  As far as handhelds, GBA all the way.  (I'm not on board with the DS).  I mean I play my 360 right now 90% of the time, but i would put it only in the heavy like context. 
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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2009, 03:53:41 PM »

I really liked my 3DO and Saturn. Also have fond memories playing my friend's Turbo Grafix 16 (those Hu cards were awesome) and his Neo Geo.

Dreamcast was fun for a while, too. Rogue Spear, Typing of the Dead (sadly never ported to any of system!), the Sonic game. Oh, and Shenmue was kind of interesting and seemed to introduce concepts like arcade mini games and the Parrapa-style 'event' things.

 
I used to own a Lynx.  Rygar was the only game I owned and it was pretty badass back then.

Rygar has awesome music for NES.
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2009, 12:42:32 PM »

I still have a 3do and a Saturn.  My Saturn I still love.....my 3do...unless I really get a hunkering for Wolfenstein or Road Rash, I really can't think of a reason to play it and I probably have 50 games.  Never had a Dreamcast though, but I was always curious.
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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2009, 02:23:22 PM »

Still bust out te 3DO every few years, because the version of Wing Commander III on it is the best one released.

I'd probably also play Shockwave and Shockwave II, but I think I lost them. Hah. Yeah, and Wolfenstein was one of the better ports of that game, as well.
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