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Whats your favourite failed system?

Post by nesmaster » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:32 am

Mine has to be the neo-geo aes. Its got great games but they are too damn expensive!!

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Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:40 am

Definately the CPC :wink:
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Post by ShadowMan » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:54 am

Hard to say, depends how you define "failed".

Even though it actually kinda did well, I'd say the Dreamcast. It was the most advanced console on the market (for its time) and it has one of my favorite games selections of all time. Its just to bad it ultimately died :cry:

Handheld wise I was dissapointed at the fact SNK stopped producing games for its Neo Geo Pocket Colour. It has the best pad (or stick) on a handheld and is unparralelled for fighting games (SNK Vs Capcom is still my fav handheld fighter of all time) and a small yet sweet games library.
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Re: Whats your favourite failed system?

Post by Type2XS » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:14 am

nesmaster wrote:Mine has to be the neo-geo aes. Its got great games but they are too damn expensive!!
Personally I wouldn't call the Neo Geo AES failed. The life cycle of roughly 14 years is more than most other systems can dream of. Yep, the price of some games is expensive, but that doesn't necessarly make it fail.

For me it was definitely the last Sega Systems. Either Saturn and Dreamcast should have fared much much better. But I still like them :)

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Post by Dizrythmia » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:19 am

I agree, the AES wasn't a failure, it was an expensive machine that catered for a market that could afford arcade perfect games hence not many people owned one.

The NGPC on the other hand was a failure, but it narrowly edges the Virtual Boy (for Wario land) & the GX4000 (for Pang & Switchblade) out of the way thanks to it's utterly brilliant SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Milennium & fast paced Gals Fighters.

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Post by Smurph » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:38 am

I'm with Shadowman, the NGPC was a fantastic little machine.

Very fond of the WonderSwan too.
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Post by EvilArmourKing » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:38 am

The Mega CD was DEFINATELY a failed system.

However, it was one of the first CD based console add-ons.

It had some stand out games (Snatcher, Final Fight CD, The Terminator, Shining Force, The Space Adventure, Sonic CD, Robo Aleste) buried under all the usual FMV bobbins.

Sadly, it's price meant that it was destined to die a slow death.

It's a shame, as with a few more AAA titles, this could have been saved.

A version of Street Fighter 2 that was planned could have done wonders for the machine, and a port of MK2 would also have helped sales.
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Post by Shin_Gouki » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:42 am

I've always had a soft spot for the poor misunderstood 3DO. :D
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Post by Dizrythmia » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:44 am

Smurph wrote:Very fond of the WonderSwan too.
Like the Neo Geo, could the Wonderswan be considered a failure? It was only released in Japan with the intention that it would be used for Japanese RPGs primarily from what I understand...

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Post by JackPainter » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:45 am

Does the Game Gear count?

Anyway, the Game Gear. First gaming device that I ever played. Yeah, it was a brick, it had a short battery life but it was still awesome. It was back lit and it had great graphics! That type of technology was mind blowing at the time.
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Post by The Last Ginja » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:46 am

The 32X. Nah not really. :wink:

Dreamcast. Without a doubt.

It was cut down in its prime and a lot of games looked better on the DC than they did on the PS2. Soul Calibur* and Headhunter spring to mind.


*I know SC1 wasn't released on the PS2, but it looks better than it's sequel.

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Post by EvilArmourKing » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:07 am

The Konix MultiSystem.


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Post by SirClive » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:15 am

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Post by oli_lar » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:20 am

The PAL version of the Turbografx 16, I guess, though I'm not really bothered by the majority of TG16 games anyway....

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Post by Mr L » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:25 am

I like my Virtual Boy just because its that little bit different.

I would have to agree with everyone on the Dreamcast though.

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