Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

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Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

Post by JenGamer » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:46 am

From Sega's first console released in the UK to their last, which one do you personally prefer?

Which do you think had the better game library?

Which do you think had a higher quantity of bad games/shovel ware?

Which do you think had the better control pad?

Which console gives you more warm memories?


Some Standout Master System games for me: Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic Chaos, Castle Of Illusion, Land Of Illusion, The Lucky Dime Caper, Asterix, Master Of Darkness, Gauntlet, Wonderboy 3, R-Type, Alex Kidd, California Games, Psycho Fox

Some Standout Dreamcast games for me: Sonic Adventure. Sonic Adventure 2, Shenmue, Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, Skies Of Arcadia, Power Stone, Soul Calibur, Phantasy Star, House Of The Dead 2, Resident Evil, Virtua Tennis etc.

Some bad/shovel ware Master System games for me: Back To The Future 2 and 3, Cyber Shinobi, The Flintstones, Ace Of Aces, F-16 Fighter, Alex Kidd High Tech World, Running Battle etc.

Some bad/shovel ware Dreamcast games for me: Spirit Of Speed/Roadsters/Exhibition Of Speed. ECW Hardcore Revolution/Anarchy, Fighting Force 2 etc.

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Re: Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

Post by gmintyfresh » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:40 pm

Amstrad CPC

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Re: Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

Post by outdated_gamer » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:54 pm

gmintyfresh wrote:Amstrad CPC
In console context, that would be the GX4000. :wink:

Nothing bad on CPC though. It did have the most colorful graphics, best keyboard and standard monitor compared to other, more popular 8-bit home computers. :wink:

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Re: Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

Post by Stevearcade » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:03 pm

Never had a Dreamcast so will say Master System as I had one, plenty of games and loved it.

Mind you, from what I gather the Dreamcast is an awesome and highly underrated console. Seems those who had one, loved it and from what I've heard, it was a big console in Japan, still has a vibrant second hand market for games and independent games developers were still making games for it as late as a couple years ago. I could be wrong with that bit though?

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Re: Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

Post by retrosofer » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:04 pm

This isn't right surly? Can these face off against each other? Surly its like a hedgehog and a hourse willy waving each other :shock:

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Re: Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

Post by DPrinny » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:36 pm

Dreamcast as it has a Master system emulator.

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Re: Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

Post by HEAVYface » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:53 pm

Dreamcast.
master system would be better if the graphics weren't so flickery, but I did lust after one back in the day if only for r type.

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Re: Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

Post by killbot » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:01 pm

Both systems are hamstrung by a lack of third party support (the MS because Nintendo had most licencees on exclusive agreements, the DC because publishers like EA had their fingers burned with Saturn and stayed away) so live and die by their Sega exclusives, and that largely means arcade ports. The MS doesn't have anywhere near the grunt required to get close to the arcade games of the time whereas the DC basically was a contemporary Sega arcade board brought home. So I'd give it to the DC.
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Re: Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

Post by samhain81 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:22 pm

Bit of a wierd contest, but in terms of ration of good to bad games, I'll easily go with Dreamcast

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Re: Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

Post by Sephiroth81 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:40 pm

Both have a fairly limited selection of actual quality games compared to other systems of their respective generations (although the Master System fared a bit better).

I would have to go with the Master System....Dragon Crystal, Sonic 1/2 and Alex Kidd were pretty entertaining.

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Re: Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

Post by Nemesis » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:06 pm

Dreamcast, because it had an excellent selection of fighting games.

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Re: Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

Post by Liamh1982 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:25 pm

retrosofer wrote:This isn't right surly? Can these face off against each other? Surly its like a hedgehog and a hourse willy waving each other :shock:
Yeah, I thought it was a bit "apples and oranges" too. Mind you, even though I like both the SMS and DC my two favourite Sega machines came in-between so personally it's a bit of a moot point.

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Re: Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

Post by crusto » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:38 pm

Master System, for two reasons.

1. Phantasy Star
2. Y's

Oh, and don't forget dragons trap.
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Re: Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

Post by gmintyfresh » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:53 am

retrosofer wrote:This isn't right surly? Can these face off against each other? Surly its like a hedgehog and a hourse willy waving each other :shock:
That's why I said Amstrad CPC it seems as relevant as comparing the MS to DC!

A very unusual choice of faceoff

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Re: Master System VS Dreamcast! Which Is Your Favourite?

Post by Sephiroth81 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:34 am

retrosofer wrote:This isn't right surly? Can these face off against each other? Surly its like a hedgehog and a hourse willy waving each other :shock:
You seem well versed in animal anatomy :P

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