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Re: NES vs Genesis 1989-1991, what did or would you choose?

by Boyward Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:55 pm

I bought my Genesis at Toys R Us during a rare window of time when the price for the Altered Beast Genesis had dropped to $150, but you could mail away for a free copy of Sonic the Hedgehog once it finally came out. It took Sonic several months to get to me, so in the meantime I bought and played through Quackshot Starring Donald Duck. Months later, once the Sonic game was finally delivered, it was in box with the regular box art-- not the "Not for Resale" version.

The games that originally interested me in the Genesis were: Altered Beast, Rambo III, Mickey Mouse in Castle of Illusion, and Golden Axe. I didn't know much about Sonic the Hedgehog at the time, but my friend said it was supposed to be "the best game ever."
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Re: NES vs Genesis 1989-1991, what did or would you choose?

by Nintendork666 Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:39 pm

Grew up with an NES and then a SNES, but the Genesis is an absolute goldmine of hidden gems

As long as I have RPGs, I'm happy. Genesis for me
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Re: NES vs Genesis 1989-1991, what did or would you choose?

by msimplay Fri Jan 27, 2023 7:25 am

Well this time was special I didn't really care which console I had I just wanted one because for what felt like tge longest time I wasn't allowed one.
However I had some experience in the Arcades so I got a taste for Sega games like Shinobi ajd Shadow Dancer.
My friend had a Master system with Shinobi on it and Ghoul's n Ghosts. To my eyes these games were indistinguishable from the Arcade as they played very well however they lacked the 3 button layout of the Arcade which made using Magic difficult.
Also Golden Axe was terrible on the Master System the controls just were not responsive and the graphics were choppy although I had no idea at the time those were the reasons I knew something was wrong with the game.
So I got the bug to want Arcade in the home the Megadrive was the ultimate in my mind at the time and that was further cemented playing on the kiosks that shops had.
So I played Truxton in a shop called Tandy and that was it I started asking my parents for a Mega Drive.
Then the unthinkable happened a game called Street Fighter 2 came out and got addicted to it playing it at the local Bowling alley any time I had spare change.
I was still set on getting a Mega Drive however Street Fighter 2 came out on the Snes which meant I did a 180 :lol:
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Re: NES vs Genesis 1989-1991, what did or would you choose?

by RobertAugustdeMeijer Sun Jan 29, 2023 9:55 am

I love these stories, thanks everyone for replying!!
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