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Prowler
03-03-2017, 04:22 PM
Many of us here are Nintendo fans. So folks, which one was your favourite?

I'm undecided between the SNES and the GameCube. Both consoles marked Nintendo's priem as far as 2D and 3D gaming goes, respectively, imo.

In 3rd place I'd put the 3DS.

The GBA was also pretty damn good for its time but I missed out on several of its classics, I'm afraid. And the N64, while great for its time, it hasn't aged as well as the SNES and the GC did. Besides most of its best games have been ported/remade in more modern consoles. anyway.

Btw, one rule, focus on EXCLUSIVE games only. Don't use the Virtual Console as an argument for picking Wii, Wii U or the 3DS. Remember those games are originally from other consoles, and some of them not even Nintendo consoles.

EDIT: F*ck wanted to make a poll, but I messed up. Oh well.

Wesley
03-03-2017, 04:32 PM
The GBA is my favourite with the GameCube in 2nd place. They both had a wide variety of great games.

ssjup81
03-03-2017, 05:31 PM
SNES for a home console.

DestronMirage22
03-03-2017, 07:30 PM
NES, baby!!! :D
(GBA SP is a close second)

Powder
03-03-2017, 09:26 PM
I'm gonna go with SNES > Gameboy > 3DS > Wii > Gamecube/Wii U > N64 > GBA/DS > NES

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-03-2017, 09:29 PM
SNES all the way, yo.

Prowler
03-03-2017, 09:37 PM
I'm gonna go with SNES > Gameboy > 3DS > Wii > Gamecube/Wii U > N64 > GBA/DS > NES
GameCube on the same level as Wii U, which is also ranked above the N64? And you rank the original Wii above all of them and also above the original DS? And the original Game Boy(I'm guessing you're also including GBC in that?) in 2nd place above every Nintendo console except the SNES? That's really interesting and I dare say a tad unpopular. Could you elaborate? I'm curious.

I've never gotten a Wii U(only domestic Nintendo console I've never owned), so I cant' exactly comment on it. The original Wii is fine for what it is, but I'd take SNES, the GC and N64 in its prime any day as far as Ninty domestic consoles go.

Original Game Boy... what did I even play on that? Black and white Tetris and Super Mario Land? By the time my brother got Pokémon Red we already had Game Boy Color, I think.

NES, baby!!! :D
(GBA SP is a close second)
The NES still has some games that have aged fairly well such as the 3 SMB games and the Mega Man games, but no way I'd play any of the CastleVania NES games over SCIV or any of the NES Zelda games over ALttP; Ocarina, etc.

Powder
03-03-2017, 10:05 PM
GameCube on the same level as Wii U, which is also ranked above the N64? And you rank the original Wii above all of them and also above the original DS? And the original Game Boy(I'm guessing you're also including GBC in that?) in 2nd place above every Nintendo console except the SNES? That's really interesting and I dare say a tad unpopular. Could you elaborate? I'm curious.


Well, I enjoy both consoles equally more or less equally, with respect to 1st party content. Well, Wii U might even have the advantage, actually. Yoshi, Kirby, & Donkey Kong are my 3 favorite series', & none of them got proper/traditional titles on GC. Wind Waker & Twilight Princess are top-tier games, but each have versions on other consoles, so they don't help.

I really liked Wii's motion controls, & it had a super solid 1st party catalog. 2 LOZ's, 2 Kirby's, multiple ridiculously innovative Marios, Wario, DKC, Smash, buncha Pokemon stuff, Metroid, they put a lot of focus into their properties. It has a very classic feel to me.

The original Gameboy is something I grew up with, so it's extra precious to me. But I genuinely favor it/play it more than most other consoles. There are just sooooo many good games, & like the Wii, virtually none of the key characters were ignored. Introduced Pokemon & Kirby. So many great third party games based on cartoons & stuff too. I grew up on it alongside SNES, so there's definitely a nostalgia/familiarity bias, but I love their offerings the most, plain & simple. I play the hell out of em both.

I never had an N64, so I've only played the essentials via remakes & VC (more or less the same deal with NES). Third party titles I had on Playstation. I didn't get a DSi until less than a year before the 3DS came out, so I barely got to explore its library. I've got some essential 1st party stuff, but I'm not terribly attached to it. Don't get me wrong though, I do enjoy these systems plenty!

I'm not saying that's my order for what is objectively best or anything, it's just my preference based on how frequently I still play them & stuff.

Prowler
03-03-2017, 10:18 PM
Well, I enjoy both consoles equally more or less equally, with respect to 1st party content. Well, Wii U might even have the advantage, actually. Yoshi, Kirby, & Donkey Kong are my 3 favorite series', & none of them got proper/traditional titles on GC. Wind Waker & Twilight Princess are top-tier games, but each have versions on other consoles, so they don't help.

I really liked Wii's motion controls, & it had a super solid 1st party catalog. 2 LOZ's, 2 Kirby's, multiple ridiculously innovative Marios, Wario, DKC, Smash, buncha Pokemon stuff, Metroid, they put a lot of focus into their properties. It has a very classic feel to me.

The original Gameboy is something I grew up with, so it's extra precious to me. But I genuinely favor it/play it more than most other consoles. There are just sooooo many good games, & like the Wii, virtually none of the key characters were ignored. Introduced Pokemon & Kirby. So many great third party games based on cartoons & stuff too. I grew up on it alongside SNES, so there's definitely a nostalgia/familiarity bias, but I love their offerings the most, plain & simple. I play the hell out of em both.

I never had an N64, so I've only played the essentials via remakes & VC (more or less the same deal with NES). Third party titles I had on Playstation. I didn't get a DSi until less than a year before the 3DS came out, so I barely got to explore its library. I've got some essential 1st party stuff, but I'm not terribly attached to it. Don't get me wrong though, I do enjoy these systems plenty!

I'm not saying that's my order for what is objectively best or anything, it's just my preference based on how frequently I still play them & stuff.
I know it's just your preferences. I was just wondering what made you prefer some to others, that's all. :)

sdp
03-03-2017, 10:30 PM
Nintendo 64; I was old enough to appreciate the games yet I was still a kid. The best of both worlds. No amount of games or power will ever top the game system you played with kid eyes.

I grew up (http://miscrave.com/nintendo-console-launches/) with the NES and SNES and finished my childhood with the N64. Gamecube and Wii in my teens and Wii U in my 20s.

Prowler
03-03-2017, 10:48 PM
Nintendo 64; I was old enough to appreciate the games yet I was still a kid. The best of both worlds. No amount of games or power will ever top the game system you played with kid eyes.

I grew up (http://miscrave.com/nintendo-console-launches/) with the NES and SNES and finished my childhood with the N64. Gamecube and Wii in my teens and Wii U in my 20s.
I was born in 1990 but, thanks to having an older brother, I was playing NES, Game Boy, Genesis/Mega Drive, Saturn, Game Gear and SNES games before N64 ones. But yes, the Saturn/N64/PS1 generation was the first one I actually lived through... although I had NO IDEA what was going on and that the three were competing against each other, so it didn't matter much. I didn't get around the concept of "console wars" until about 2004 or so when I was the only kid in my class and possibly the entire school who owned a GameCube instead of a PS2 or even an Xbox, and thus got weird looks or mocked "haha that console sucks". Just like I had no idea the SNES and the Mega Drive were at war with each other until I began reading about the video game industry and its history around 2006-2007.

Yes, living through the Nintendo 64 was awesome. It's like one day I was playing Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario World, and the next day my brother gets home with this new console called Nintendo 64 and he pops Super Mario 64 into it... holy sh*t :o

Also, I didn't get the chance to play A link to the Past until 2002 or so, so my first Zelda was the first NES game and my second Zelda was Ocarina of Time. Imagine my reaction to that game as well :lol:

Oh, not Nintendo, but screw the haters. I'll ALWAYS have a soft spot for the Sega Saturn!

The Deadman
03-03-2017, 11:11 PM
N64/Gamecube

Turo602
03-04-2017, 01:39 AM
Gamecube for me. I grew up with an NES and Nintendo 64 in the house but we didn't have many games or much variety. However, that changed with the Gamecube and I have so many fond memories with it. It was a simpler time and video games were beginning to look beautiful and play great. The Wii and quite possibly the Wii U were probably just as great, but they just can't replicate what I experienced with the Gamecube.

AT-Man
03-04-2017, 07:58 AM
Switch, even though I don't own it or haven't even seen one IRL. It will clearly be the best one they have ever made.

Prowler
03-04-2017, 02:24 PM
Switch, even though I don't own it or haven't even seen one IRL. It will clearly be the best one they have ever made.
I admire your optimism, but it's really early to say that still, and you haven't even played it yet.

AT-Man
03-04-2017, 03:12 PM
I admire your optimism, but it's really early to say that still, and you haven't even played it yet.

I'm gonna play SNES and GBA classics with it on the toilet, as well as the new Zelda. It's a no contest.

But if we're gonna go with the consoles I have owned and played enough to know, then it's Gamecube and 3DS.

DarkFell
03-04-2017, 03:13 PM
The N64 is my current fave console. The SNES and Gameboy Color are close second.

Still wanna get my hands on a Wii though.

GoldMutant
03-04-2017, 05:19 PM
In terms of the home consoles, it's probably the NES or the Wii as they were the ones I played the most during my early childhood. I always played NES at my grandparents place; the Wii was owned by my best friend, so I got some exposure before I got my own. The other Nintendo home consoles I can't make a full on judgment as I never played too much from them, didn't get them until much later, or never owned them.

The DS Lite has been my main Nintendo console in terms of handhelds, but I want to get more for the 3DS.

Andrew NDB
03-04-2017, 06:43 PM
Probably NES, shortly followed by SNES. And no, nostalgiac hipster weirdos, that does not mean I want to see a bunch of new video games done in "retro" 8-bit or 16-bit style in 2017.

Prowler
03-04-2017, 07:00 PM
Probably NES, shortly followed by SNES. And no, nostalgiac hipster weirdos, that does not mean I want to see a bunch of new video games done in "retro" 8-bit or 16-bit style in 2017.
How do you feel about the GameCube, the GBA and the DS consoles?

Andrew NDB
03-04-2017, 07:08 PM
How do you feel about the GameCube, the GBA and the DS consoles?

I enjoyed a Gamecube for a little while. It seems like not very long before the Wii came out. Luckily, that was backwards compatible with it. Got decent mileage out of the Wii.

Only ever played GBA and DS on emulator. Seemed fine.

Prowler
03-04-2017, 07:23 PM
I enjoyed a Gamecube for a little while. It seems like not very long before the Wii came out. Luckily, that was backwards compatible with it. Got decent mileage out of the Wii.

Only ever played GBA and DS on emulator. Seemed fine.
The GameCube came out in 2001 and the Wii in... 2006? 2007? That's 5-6 years in-between them. I mean, the N64 came out in 1996 and the SNES in 1991-1992(Western world). "Only" six years or so separate both the Wii and the Wii U as well.

By the time my family got the Wii I was more on a retrogaming phase and around 2009-2011 I felt I was outgrowing games. So yeah, I mostly use(d) it to play GC titles and Virtual Console games.I oughta play Mario Galaxies and the Metroid Prime trilogy someday.

Never owned a DS or a Wii U. I've only played a bit of DS and I might buy some DS games to play on my 3DS someday. As for the WIi U... well of its exclusives which don't have 3DS ports nowadays? Pokken and Star Fox Zero? Even Hyrule Warriors, Mario Maker and Yoshi's Wooly World have 3DS versions now.

The GameCube kicked ass. It was a pity that it didn't get lots of great 3rd party titles, but it still had a solid library. Better than Nintendo 64's overall. I've pretty much played every must have N64 title except maybe a couple(Conker's and Perfect Dark), but I haven't played some classic GC games such as Luigi's Mansion, Etenral Darkness, Viewtiful Joe and RE4. Now, the N64 certainly gives me more nostalgia overall, but I'd take the GC any day over it if I had to choose between taking either to a deserted island.

Btw, for some reason, I've never really seen you much as someone who plays lots of games. I honestly expected you to say that you never played or owned the GameCube or played GBA or DS even on emulators. Btw, GBA emulation is kinda crappy since you're looking at a small window on a big screen.

So, how do you feel about the Nintendo 64?

ABrown
03-05-2017, 09:30 PM
Too hard for me to choose between the original NES and the Super NES. I like my video games simple. I mean as systems progress, I can't deny that the games certainly look cool. But I don't have anywhere near as much fun as I have with the first two systems.

Storm Eagle
03-05-2017, 09:58 PM
Too hard for me to choose between the original NES and the Super NES. I like my video games simple. I mean as systems progress, I can't deny that the games certainly look cool. But I don't have anywhere near as much fun as I have with the first two systems.

That reminds me about this conversation I wad having with my cousin back in 2009. He asked if I remember when we thought those games were the coolest ever, and I told him they still are. He was surprised that people still have a soft spot for those games and their simple designs. He said he doesn't think he can enjoy those games after being spoiled by the more modern-looking gamess.

As for my favorites, it might be both the NES and the SNES, since those were the Nintendo consoles from when I was young. That being said, a part of me would like to include the N64 as well, since it was the one that was active all throughout my college years.

Prowler
03-05-2017, 10:10 PM
That reminds me about this conversation I wad having with my cousin back in 2009. He asked if I remember when we thought those games were the coolest ever, and I told him they still are. He was surprised that people still have a soft spot for those games and their simple designs. He said he doesn't think he can enjoy those games after being spoiled by the more modern-looking gamess.

As for my favorites, it might be both the NES and the SNES, since those were the Nintendo consoles from when I was young. That being said, a part of me would like to include the N64 as well, since it was the one that was active all throughout my college years.
For me it depends. I'll never get tired of playing older 2D Mario games or the NES Mega Man games, even enjoying those I didn't get a chance to try out for the first time ever until 2008 or so. I also didn't get the chance to play Donkey Kong Country until 2011 or so and loved it. But couldn't get myself to enjoy the NES CastleVania games. They've aged poorly control wise, imo. Super CastleVania IV, however, plays just fine.

It depends, really. I love several classics I grew up with, but modern games are fun too. The thing is, I've been playing Nintendo games since I was a kid, so it's hard for a Mario or a Zelda game to kick my ass nowadays... well those later levels in Super Mario 3D Land kinda do, as do some of those Super Mario Challenge and recommended user levels on Mario Maker, but you know the drill :tlol:

Anyway, the point is, older games had more of that mystique to them. Has to ask someone else or read a magazine for hints in case you got stuck. With modern games, you can't figure out how to beat a boss or pass a level? Well just go on youtube. Also, micro-transactions are such a ripoff. But on the other hand, you can easily save the game in modern games and there's no "one hit deaths" and having to go all the way back after dying as much as there was back in the day. For most games there's no longer the sense of the game actually being over anymore. With change, some good things are lost but other good things are gained.

As much as I loved the Nintendo 64, I sadly cannot agree with you on this one. Sure Banjo and Mario 64 are still fun but I can't help but feel I'd rather be playing something else instead when I happen to play them, especially Banjo. Makes me sad and wondering "will we ever see a modern day version of this game?. 3D games from the N64/Saturn/PS1 generation are the ones I go back to the least, by far.

Shark_Blade
03-06-2017, 06:20 AM
I gotta say WiiU as the graphic is superior compared to Wii. As for the handheld, I like the 3DS more than the DS for the same reason.

I haven't got the Switch yet, but I like what I've seen so far.

TheCanadiandrome
03-09-2017, 10:45 PM
N64 number 1, SNES number 2, GBA SP number 3 and NES number 4