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SNES vs. Sega Genesis

Discussion in 'Retro Consoles' started by Spyro, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Spyro

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    There doesn't seem to be a poll option, so lets just post our opinions. Only answer if you have played both.

    I have to go with the Genesis. I have played both many a-time and I can't seem to convince myself that the SNES was better. Sonic II, Street Fighter, NBA Live, it just doesn't get any better. Super Mario World was cool, but it got very frustrating and had no replay value.

    What do you think?
     
  2. som1

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    well in my opinion snes was better

    mostly cause i dont like sonic games and street fighter seems like the only good one on the console

    and snes had donky kong country and super metroid, (some of my favorite games)
     
  3. Conan the Librarian

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    own both....

    SNES has better Graphics, sound, controller, game selection, play control.

    Genesis had blood in Mortal Kombat. oh and "blast processing"......
     
  4. My god the Wii owns...

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    Wow, okay.

    Street Fighter was on SNES.
    NBA Live was on SNES (Sports games back then sucked anyway).
    Sonic II: The only game you listed that was good, let alone a Genesis exclusive. And Super Mario World is known for its awesome replay value. Ever heard of speed runs?

    Check this out:
    (NSFW, Foul Language): http://screwattack.com/Flash HTML/ANN/WiiSalute.html

    It's aimed at the Wii, but he makes some good points.
     
  5. wario2ooo

    wario2ooo vote for me....Wario!

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    hmm...i got both too

    i'll go with the snes

    sega had add on like the 32x and the sega cd.....that sucks alot of energy to play and.....the add on......there just bad
     
  6. kevinl1981

    kevinl1981 Maniac Mansion Rules!!

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    I had both as well and I liked SNES better. And as far as Super Mario World not having any replay value I have to disagree. I have played that game numerous times. Yes it is frustrating but it still has great replay value.
     
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    the "VS" was not nesesary, you meant
    SNES > Genesis, right?
     
  8. supanova

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    I own both.

    The games mentioned (apart from Sonic) were on the SNES anyway, and seemed better (I know that's already been stated).

    I don't mind the megadrive as some games are pretty fun on it, but the SNES pwns it more so.

    FYI, California Games on the Mega Drive is rubbish compared to the NES version, take that anyway you like. Still a great game though.

    And basketball games, for any console, back in 92/93, were all the most frustrating things in the world. I'd sooner die.
     
  9. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    Since the Sega Mega Drive was my very first console, I am going to go with that one just for the sake of old times. But the SNES is also great though.
     
  10. Robotnik

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    SNES was definetly the better console. I remember my brother got the Sega and I got the SNES around the same time, and whenever a game was released for both consoles, we were always pissed if we got the Sega version. The SNES versions were just worlds better, especially the Mortal Kombats.
    Sonics 1-3 were great games, but whenever they had equal games SNES games were just that much better.
     
  11. Conan the Librarian

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    replay of Super Mario World? Well, I have been with 2 girlfriends now, who I said....."hey did you ever play video games?" and they BOTH said, Super Mario World......I played 2 player with 2 different girls and beat it all over again..........the most recent on the Wii, the one before on the actual Super NES.

    You cant argue with playing Super MArio World as a date with some hot-ass bizatch.

    I have gotten 0%pussy from Golden Axe and Altered Beast.....FYIs
     
  12. Monsteroids

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    SNES with Star Fox, Super Metroid, A Link to the past, SMW, SMK, FF4, Act Raiser, Mario All-Stars, and Super Castlevania. Genesis is sooo close though with Sonic(all of them), Golden Axe, Altered Beast and Ristar
     
  13. supanova

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    That sounds about right.

    **** Altered Beast.
     
  14. Evolve82

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    OMG what an easy question.... SNES rules and kicks ass every time out of the Genisis!
     
  15. Conan the Librarian

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    still, all due respect to Genesis......it was awesome for its time and kind of changed the landscape of the early 90's making things totaly "rad"..........its REAL legacy was forcing the 8 bit NES to compete. We got quality games from both systems that may never have existed the way they do, unless there was that competition.

    On from SegaCD and 32X, that's another story........
     
  16. DBloke

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    Mega drive was and still is good.
    SNES had some good games but I didnt like the RPGs on it and the d pad wasnt to good for fighting games.
    True the Mega drive wasnt techicaly better than the SNES (the sound of Fei long on Super Street fighter 2 sounded like a traped wasp)but then again the better hardware dosent allways win.
    Also The mega drive had Gunstar heros, Streets of rage 2, Shining force and Phantasy star
     
  17. Conan the Librarian

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    You didnt like FFII or III at all? Those were the only two SNES RPGs I think I played, but I loved them. I still prefered all the NES RPGs however.

    The Controls for fighting games? didnt you have to hit start on the Genesis controller to toggle between the 3 punch buttons and 3 kick buttons? I had no prob with controls for the fighting game craze.

    Gunstar and Streets of Rage 1-3 are ok..........there are many better Genesis games I would name before those........
     
  18. DBloke

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    No
    The combat bores me
    The Megadrive had a six button pad.
    Latter Megadrives came with it as standerd
    GUNSTAR OK
    STRETS OF RAGE 2 OK
    Flys off to go punch a mountain
     
  19. sherwood3570

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    I was waiting for Dark Prinny to hop on this subject heh. Genesis all the way.

    all your base are belong to us.
     
  20. Fox

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    Ahem

    I'm going to go with GENESIS.
    SNES was great and all, but I didnt like Super Mario World at all... I did like...
    1. Drakkhen
    2. StarFox
    3. Super Mario 3 (world, bros, I dunno)
    4. Zelda: Link to the Past
    5. DK Country 2
    6. Super Black Bass 2
    7. Lost Vikings ll

    Genesis I liked...
    1. Sonic 1,2,3, & Knux, & Spinball
    2. Ultimati Qix
    3. Shining Force
    4. Streets of Rage ll
    5. Space Harrier ll
    6. Road Rash
    7. Vectorman 1&2
    8. Shinobi lll
    9. Shadow Dancer
    10. Earthworm Jim
    11. Pigskin
    12. Dynamite Heady
    13. Chakan
    14. Landstalker
    15. Ristar
    16. Comix Zone
    17. Rocket Night Adventure & Sparkster
    18. Flicky (it was fun no matter what you say)
    19. Knuckles Chaotix
    20. Sonic CD
    21. Beyond Oasis
    22. Gunstar Heroes
    23. Columns

    Genesis also had (drumroll)...
    SEGA CHANNEL!
    How's that for kickass.

    (Reminder: OPINION!)
     
    #20 Fox, Aug 26, 2007
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