Thread: What was your 16-bit console?

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    so for those of use who're old enough to remember the 16 bit console wars (like me), what was your system of choice? The two main contenders were the snes and the sega genesis. But don't forget about the turbografx 16. Also what's the reason for you being on a certain consoles side?

    Anyway mine was snes. Basically because the NES is what turned me into a gamer. And ALL of my friends until 1992 were mega nintendo nuts. So literally until 1992 all I ever saw was nintendo.
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    Definitely SNES.
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    Like any sane person, SNES.
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    Quote by Mezase_Master
    Like any sane person, SNES.


    But people who had the Genesis were even more sane.


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    No, they looked like your avatar whenever they were about to play. When people were about to play the Super Nintendo, they got in a Mario costume and busted a groove.
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    Like any sane person, SNES.

    We had a Genesis instead of an SNES. We didn't get an SNES until 1997. Looks like I'm insane in the membrane.
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    Had a lot of fun with my SNES. Good times a plenty.
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    I'm a Sega Nut.

    Why? Because I had an SNES for 6 years and even though the graphics were great, the battery save in it would fuck-up and everything that was saved was erased which made me get rid of it.
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    I had a Genesis. I don't remember what year I got it, but I want to say it was before SNES even came out. For those of us who can remember the late 80s, the 1st Sonic was unbelievably different than anything we were used to on the NES. I clung to the Genesis during the console war. We had the bloody Mortal Kombat, what appeared to be better sports games, and Streets of Rage 2.

    That said, I distinctly remember going to friends houses who had SNES and playing games like Star Fox, SMW, Zelda 3, EVO, and Mario Kart. Deep down I always wanted an SNES and finally got one when I was in High School in the late 90s when Funcoland was giving away all that "old" stuff.

    To this day I still buy SNES games on Ebay, and even have the SNES plugged in to my TV. While my Genesis is away in storage.
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    The snes. I had a genesis, but never used it as much as I did the snes.
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    Even though it was actually 32-bit, it was around during the 16-bit era, so I guess I could say the Atari Jaguar... yeah, I know, I sucked.
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    Wasn't it 64-bit?
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    My 16-bit console was a Super Nintendo.
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    was?

    WAS?

    There is no WAS. I'll tell you what my 16 bit system IS...its a nintendo Super Famicom thats what it is, and I just took a break from playing it to come check out the boards here, then I am off for some more Revenge of Double Dragon.

    was..bah, I scoff at any other "system" if you could even call them systems.

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    Genesis. And, if I had it to do over again, I'd still go with the Genesis. In fact, I wouldn't even bother with an SNES today were it not for their excellent RPG library. (Even though Phantasy Star IV blows away any RPG the SNES put out).
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    I was Sega through and through. Still am.

    I got my Genesis for Christmas when I was 6 in '94. I didn't get an SNES until summer of '06.

    My best friend had a Genesis and SNES but most of the games were for Genesis, so naturally I became accustomed to that and wanted it.

    Like someone else said, if I had to do it again I'm stickin with Sega. Always will.

    SEGA!!!!!!
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    I had the Genesis but some of my friends had the Super Nintendo so I got to play a lot of each system. I'd say the SNES was better, just had a much more deep and diverse library of games than any system ever.
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    GENESIS DOES WHAT NINTENDON'T!!!
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    Quote by MrCleveland
    I'm a Sega Nut.

    Why? Because I had an SNES for 6 years and even though the graphics were great, the battery save in it would fuck-up and everything that was saved was erased which made me get rid of it.


    wow, that's actually never happened to me. My mario world cart is from 1991 and the f#cking thing still saves. I recently got a sonic 3 cart off of ebay that didn't save so I had to go out and buy another one. Also it's pretty much impossible to change the save rom in the sonic 3 cart (only genesis game I have that actually saves). But changing a dead snes cart battery is fairly easy to do.

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    I had a Genesis. I don't remember what year I got it, but I want to say it was before SNES even came out. For those of us who can remember the late 80s, the 1st Sonic was unbelievably different than anything we were used to on the NES. I clung to the Genesis during the console war. We had the bloody Mortal Kombat, what appeared to be better sports games, and Streets of Rage 2.

    That said, I distinctly remember going to friends houses who had SNES and playing games like Star Fox, SMW, Zelda 3, EVO, and Mario Kart. Deep down I always wanted an SNES and finally got one when I was in High School in the late 90s when Funcoland was giving away all that "old" stuff.

    To this day I still buy SNES games on Ebay, and even have the SNES plugged in to my TV. While my Genesis is away in storage.


    I remember the late 80's quite well. But honestly back then I was busy playing mario 2 and classic NES games. Honestly I havn't found a sega game I really like that came out before '92. Both my snes and genesis are hooked into my tv and both get lots of use.

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    was?

    WAS?

    There is no WAS. I'll tell you what my 16 bit system IS...its a nintendo Super Famicom thats what it is, and I just took a break from playing it to come check out the boards here, then I am off for some more Revenge of Double Dragon.

    was..bah, I scoff at any other "system" if you could even call them systems.



    yes I have a tricked out super famicom as well. I'm talking about DURING the great 16 bit console war

    honestly if I had been around sega nuts as a kid and had been introduced to the genesis games I love today I would have had both systems for sure. I still remember that first time I experienced sonic 2, I couldn't stop....couldn't.....stop!!!!! That's basically the reason I got a used genesis in the first place.

    And last I checked the atari jaguar is two 32 bit processors. So it's pseudo 64-bit
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    Quote by Drakon


    I remember the late 80's quite well. But honestly back then I was busy playing mario 2 and classic NES games. Honestly I havn't found a sega game I really like that came out before '92. Both my snes and genesis are hooked into my tv and both get lots of use.




    Well I think Sonic was released in '91. So I was wrong by saying late 80s. When did you first see Sonic 1? You said Sonic 2 turned your head around. Don't get me wrong I was busy playing Classic NES games at the time as well. But I had one friend who had a Genesis before all of us, and when we saw Sonic for that first time we all forgot about our Nintendos for a little bit.

    Altered Beast was another one I remember being very different looking to my 8-bit eyes.
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