Super NES vs Mega Drive

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And the winner is...

Super Nintendo
32
52%
Mega Drive
22
36%
Undecided
3
5%
Something else
4
7%
 
Total votes: 61

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Super NES vs Mega Drive

Post by outdated_gamer » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:46 pm

It's the classic retro console battle fought yet again. :wink:

On one side, we have the Super Nintendo (aka SNES), on the other the Sega Mega Drive (aka Genesis for US people). Both systems had many games, some of which true gems, Arcade-quality graphics and sound (not really, but let's pretend they did, eh? :wink: ), lots of novel attachments (e.g. CD drives, in-cartridge enhancement chips, mice, motion pads, light guns, ect.) and so on.

But you can pick only one. Which one will it be?


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Vote/discuss. :wink:


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edit: voted for the SNES. Even though I like the MD, I find SNES had the higher quality games in general and the MD fell kinda short in terms of colour output, sound and control. But I must admit I almost rather play MD games these days.

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Re: Super NES vs Mega Drive

Post by slacey1070 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:14 pm

PC :D

I like them both.... Not sure I could separate them...
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Re: Super NES vs Mega Drive

Post by outdated_gamer » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:32 pm

slacey1070 wrote:PC :D
Not really a fair battle if we involve it, eh? :wink:

Though, a good PC back then costed a real fortune. And these consoles still had a fair share of appealing exclusives going for them. Even multi-format games were interesting on each system as devs actually bothered to make the different versions feel unique (opposed to today's simple "downscaling").

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Re: Super NES vs Mega Drive

Post by Sel Feena » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:35 pm

Both consoles are aces, but I feel obliged to point you kind sirs in the direction of this thread :wink:
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Re: Super NES vs Mega Drive

Post by Son_of_Shinobi » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:03 pm

Neither - Neo Geo FTW

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Re: Super NES vs Mega Drive

Post by speedlolita » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:08 pm

They're both utterly fantastic. Not being old enough to have owned either first hand back in the day, I have mixed feelings on them.

The SNES seems to be the jRPG powerhouse of the time, while I think it's safe to say that the Mega Drive has the superior platformers and arcade ports of the time.

My current gaming tastes would dictate that I prefer the Mega Drive - but owning either is a win as far as I'm concerned.

That said, I currently own neither. :lol: Guess I prefer my PC Engine Duo R? :lol:
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Re: Super NES vs Mega Drive

Post by The Laird » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:10 pm

Sel Feena wrote:Both consoles are aces, but I feel obliged to point you kind sirs in the direction of this thread :wink:
Classic thread! And Mega Drive still wins!!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Super NES vs Mega Drive

Post by crusto » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:37 pm

Well, there wasn't a poll attached to that one so that's a good enough reason for me to post in here :)

I voted undecided as I had too much fun with both to pick a clear winner. One day it would be SNES the next it would be MD, the third and fourth would be PCE....

But one thing I would say is the MD's Achilles heel was it's sometimes weedy sound chip.
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Re: Super NES vs Mega Drive

Post by dste » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:57 pm

SNES as it's my favourite console.
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Re: Super NES vs Mega Drive

Post by sirpigmeat » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:59 pm

Had a megadrive back in the day and its got some of my favorite games of all time on it... but I got a Snes a few years later and it trounced it... Just so many brilliant games...

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Re: Super NES vs Mega Drive

Post by Liamh1982 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:17 pm

They both exist so we're ALL winners! :mrgreen:

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Re: Super NES vs Mega Drive

Post by RodimusPrime » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:22 pm

Both fantastic, but the Snes edges it for me.

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Re: Super NES vs Mega Drive

Post by pratty » Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:00 pm

SNES all day long. It just has far more games that appeal to me.
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Re: Super NES vs Mega Drive

Post by Son_of_Shinobi » Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:46 pm

ok, joking aside - Megadrive hands down

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Re: Super NES vs Mega Drive

Post by Misery » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:53 am

SNES.

I had a Genesis, but it was very rarely used. I found very few games on it that I had an interest in, and there werent any that kept my interest long. It's gone unused for years.... I dont even know if it still functions. ...and I really dont care much, either. ....also, there was the issue of the sound. Regardless of game, the damn thing always sounded like it needed cough drops. I generally turned the volume way down when using it.

The SNES I have lots of games for, and it gets used when I'm feeling un-lazy enough to hook it up. And it's of the final generation of consoles that I actually held onto, instead of selling off after tiring of them.

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