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    The 16-bit War: MegaDrive/Genesis or Super Nintendo?

    These days, we have 10 years-old kids who're fighting with each other, whether the PS3 or 360 is better. ''The PS3 has better graphics'', ''The 360 is better with online-gameplay''. But the thing is: they both have about the same games availible. You want to get Black Ops or GTA IV? It's there for both consoles. Of course they both have their own icons as well, but the majority of the titles are for both consoles. I wouldn't care if I own a 360 or PS3, as I don't care too much for both, anyway. And they both offer somewhat of the same stuff. An advantage of the PS3, however, is that it gives you free online-gameplay.

    A real console-war, is the Master System against the NES and the MegaDrive against the Super Nintendo, but I'm gonna focus on the MegaDrive and Super Nintendo. They both had their positives and negatives. Both were original as well. They had their own game series, and they both had their own capabilities. The MegaDrive was able to process games faster, but the Super Nintendo made it possible to see real 3D-polygons on your screen. The MegaDrive had Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of Rage, Strider, M.U.S.H.A., WonderBoy, Shinobi and so forth. The Super Nintendo had Super Mario, Final Fight, Final Fantasy, Donkey Kong Country, Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda and go on. If you wanted to play a certain game in the days, you had to own its console. It might sound stupid, but that's what made the war special.

    Now I gotta admit that I'm a SEGA-fanboy, but I think the Super Nintendo was really, really awesome as well. They both qualify as my favourite consoles in history. So my question here is: what was your favourite console of the 16-bit era? Was it the Super Nintendo or the MegaDrive? As I already said, I think the MegaDrive was better, but that's only because I liked its games better than the games on the Super Nintendo.
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    Well, I only owned (and still own!) a SNES, so I am obviously biasses, but I'd say the SNES :P
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    i had a mega drive in my dads years ago with the cd connection with it
    had a master system sonic built into it

    but i would choose the mega drive out of the 2 had some great games
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    I still have my MegaDrive with the MegaCD attachment, but the MegaCD wasn't THAT great, I guess. I happen to have about 6 MegaDrives now (yes, it's my favourite console, lol), but only one MegaCD. Also have a 32X lying around, but that's total , haha. I own 3 Super Nintendos. Both really great consoles in my opinion!
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    My favorite console of the time was the Neo-Geo. I no longer own an AES but I have a MVS. Second would be Genesis w/CD. I'm a huge Sega fan boy but the Neo was better. There are a handful of great and necessary CD games like Snatcher, Sonic CD, the Working Designs games like Popful Mail, and so forth. Third would be the TurboGrafx-16 but HuCards are annoying and easily misplaced/lost. Finally comes the SNES at the bottom of my list.
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    I didn't care for the TurboGrafx, so I actually forgot about it; the same with Neo-Geo. Not too much great games out for 'em, at least for me. I have to admit that the MegaCD had some good games like Sonic CD, Android Assault and Mickey Mania (which was for the MegaDrive as well, I believe), but nowhere near as much as the MegaDrive. MegaDrive has Streets of Rage, and I completely fell in love with those games since the first day I played them. I also love Gain Ground and Thunder Force III and IV for the MD.
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    SNES ftw, or super famicom depending on where you are from.

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    That's for each their own, I suppose. Most people seem to prefer the SNES over the MegaDrive, but the MegaDrive is so much better in my book.
    But I think it's got more to do with nostalgia. The console you owned in the days, is probably the one you like best. I owned a MegaDrive when I was like 3 years old,
    but it broke on me after a few years. I think like 2 years ago, I decided to pick it up from the cellar, and give it a go to try and repair it. The attempt was succesful,
    a lot of the capacitors had leaked, so I had to replace them. And now I own 6 or 7 of it, I don't actually know. So nostaligc for me. And ever since I started collecting MegaDrive games,
    I also got myself a SNES. And now I'm pretty much addicted to both.

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    SNES for me!! lol Its actually kind of hard to compare them... different games ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shift_Lock View Post
    SNES for me!! lol Its actually kind of hard to compare them... different games ...
    Exactly, that was what I was trying to explain as well.
    They both had their own icons. The PS3 and 360 share most of their games.
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