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Best Looking Console

Post by AmigaJay » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:16 pm

Not sure if this has been put forward before in any detail, but I was going through some pictures of older consoles and thought wow, these old machines look great compared to the naff looking machines of the Xbox/PS3 and possibly the wii.
I have to say the combo format of the Megadrive and Mega-CD1 is indeed very nice, its the futuristic look of the Japanese Sega Mark 3 (basically an earlier revision of the Master System)that caught my eye, check this baby out, this is a stunning piece of hardware and gets my vote!

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Re: Best Looking Console

Post by C=Style » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:20 pm

Out of all the consoles I;'ve owned I'd say the Dreamcast was probably my favourite, it was small, had a really cool design, nice curves ;) lol. I'd say the PS3 is actually a superb looking machine too! I didn't used to like it but now I think it looks very classy with the piano black finish. The Japanese Megadrive was an awesome looking machine too.
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Re: Best Looking Console

Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:23 pm

Can't say there are too many consoles that have impressed me with their looks - that Sega machine above looks ghastly!

The Speccy 48k (rubber key variety) however is a thing of beauty.....
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Re: Best Looking Console

Post by Fred83 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:33 pm

thaught the CD32 was a cool looking machine,shame it wasnt powerful underneath

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Re: Best Looking Console

Post by Space_turnip » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:36 pm

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Who's with me?

Ahem.
I second the Dreamcast. Wonderful looking box of...er...dreams.
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Re: Best Looking Console

Post by BennyTheGreek » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:38 pm

I love the styling of the gamecube - especially my res evil 4 version......

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Re: Best Looking Console

Post by krusty40 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:38 pm

The original playstation. Grey box that changed the world. People gasped in its presence. You dont get that with other consoles.
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Re: Best Looking Console

Post by slightly delayed » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:41 pm

C=Style wrote:I'd say the PS3 is actually a superb looking machine too! I didn't used to like it but now I think it looks very classy with the piano black finish.
hmm the ps3 looks like a brevil , i may be going out on a limb here but the gamecube is a pretty sexy beast, a lot prettier than the ps2 or xbox,

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Re: Best Looking Console

Post by famicom69 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:43 pm

Famicom.

I love the look of the original. Red/gold pads that slotted neatly on the side of the console itself. Beautiful.

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Re: Best Looking Console

Post by necronom » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:46 pm

PS3, followed by the PS2. The PS1 looked a bit crap, but still better than a lot of the others at the time.

I've never thought consoles looked particularly good. Stick a keyboard on them and they look much better :)
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Re: Best Looking Console

Post by AmigaJay » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:00 pm

In reply to others;
Jap Megadrive 1 - was very nice, alot better than the euro and us versions (as the norm!)
Dreamcast - yeah nice and small, good design
Speccy 48K - well it was small and compact, it may have looked ok, but the rubber done nothing for me!
CD32 - as much as i loved mine, it was poorly designed, trying to be a hybrid looker of a megadrive and god knows what else! i liked the look of the rumoured picture before it came out better!
MD2 combo - yeah doesnt look too bad, though the MD1 combo is still better!
Gamecube - it was an extra off Terrahawks for gawds sake! the only half decent one was the panasonic (gold or silver i think it was that played dvds)
Original PS1 - people gasped at its power not the look of the machine! it was grey, flat and ahem pretty uninspiring tbh!
PS3 - George and foreman nuff said!
Original Famicom - A lot N's stuff it looked very tomy plastic stylee to me!

I do like the Panasonic 3DO model which is nice, also the white pc engine and cd-rom add on combo is very 'cute' oh and the white saturn looks alot better than the dull black model we got in the west.

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Re: Best Looking Console

Post by WildWillyWilson » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:11 pm

My Japanese Megadrive- the best looking console there was/is, I had a UK version as a kid and it looked crap compared to this. The large 16-Bit sign & dark red and blue colouring just looks the business:

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Though I do like my PS3 as well tbh.

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Re: Best Looking Console

Post by NorthWay » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:07 pm

If you can vote for machine with addons, then I'd say the Colecovision with an ADAM :-)

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Re: Best Looking Console

Post by C=Style » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:11 pm

WildWillyWilson wrote:My Japanese Megadrive- the best looking console there was/is, I had a UK version as a kid and it looked crap compared to this. The large 16-Bit sign & dark red and blue colouring just looks the business:
Oooh yes! I remember when that 16-bit sign was something to be proud of. It was a total beast of a machine, fond memories of playing Super Monaco GP on import and being blown away. MD had real attitude, It made the SNES look like a girls machine let's be honest. :P
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Re: Best Looking Console

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:13 pm

I'm with Space Turnip!

Although I'd also put forward:
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