Racketboy Asks: What Classic Console Do You Play Most?

My goal with this little site it to provide a place that is as useful and practical as possible for anyone that is looking to build upon or maximize their classic gaming collection.   However, since we have such a diverse readership here, I thought it might be a good idea to run a poll every now and then to see what consoles you have the most interest in – either that you currently have or what you plan on getting in the future.

This is the first in a series of polls that I’ll post every now and then.   I’m curious

Just choose one of options below (I know it’s probably hard to choose one) and feel free to justify your choice in the comments section below.

What Classic Console Do You Play Most?

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67 Comments

Franco says:

Racketboy, Just wanted to know when it was going to close. The poll can’t stay open forever. If it did then the percentages would be screwed up.

Dr Haisook says:

Sonic on the Megadrive (Genesis) is still as fun as ever 🙂

stalepie says:

Why does the Dreamcast get so much attention?

stygimoloch says:

N64, then SNES and MD about equally.

Franco says:

“Why does the Dreamcast get so much attention?”

Many reasons:

1. Great titles
2. High Entertainment value
3. Being the Underdog
4. You can do a lot with it (Emulators / Homebrews)
5. Huge online Community of fans
6. Its Cheap
7. Collectors item
8. Games are still coming out for it (Redspotgames.com / Hucast.com)

I can keep going but you get the point

Jose says:

The right way to ask the question would’ve been, why does the Dreamcast get more attention than the SNES and Genesis? The system was out for what? Less than two years? Yet it seems that many people prefer its modest library to the sizeable ones of the 16-bit juggernauts. N64 fans make the argument that quality over quantity made it a great console, but that console doesn’t get nearly the respect that Dreamcast gets. It’s strange how both systems are RPG-starved and yet only the N64 gets criticized for it. The Dreamcast has somehow been propelled to legendary status over the past decade, and I’m not sure why. It must be the only console that “failed” and yet often finds itself mentioned among the best of all time. Amazing. The only similar situation I can think of is what happened with the TV show Firefly.

Franco says:

^ See the problem with your thesis is that you believe its a failure when as stated in my above post its far from it. I don’t want to defend the DC too much since I have already been drooling over it already but it seems that I’m forced to now since you just used the F-word. “Failed” and in a historical sense its completely inaccurate. The Dreamcast was never a failure for as you can see its on the top of the list, everyone who is a gamer has one, and games are still coming out for it. Also the DC was not RPG starved in any way. It had a multitude of RPGs but the only ones that ever get mentioned are Grandia II and Skies of arcadia.

I think the poll says it all anyway. How can something be a failure and be on the top of the list. It just defies logic.

Leon says:

PS1, N64, Genesis, Saturn, SNES, Arcade games, all on my computer. I have all of the real hardware listed except for those Arcade cabinets (>_>), but since I switch between them too much and can’t count on cartridge batteries, the lifespan of the consoles themselves, and I can’t keep plugging them back and forth due to limited inputs. So one S-video cable to the TV from the computer does everything I want it too. As for the N64, I rather emulate it as well due to the better graphics and the fact that that I have 1.7 plus Glide 64 which runs every game I threw at it with almost no problems. Saves wear on my TV inputs since without them, the TV is useless to me, and keeps everything in place. Just kinda longing to play some RPGs on my PS2, but that is not going anywhere.

h8b1llg8ts says:

I actually play more oXbox games then anything else. But I still have my Sega CD/Genesis/32x hooked up. Along with my Saturn, Dreamcast, PS2, oXbox, and 360. And only with my Dreamcast and PS2 do I have to switch out the RCA’s by hand to play.

Not to bad since I’m running a 42″ LCD 1080p with limited RCA options now a days.

breakwind says:

I mostly play my ps1 games on my ps2 console.Then next would be Super Gameboy/Super Nes,Sega Saturn.

Joey says:

2% for the NEO GEO?!?!?!?!?! Jesus Christ on a crutch!!!!!! Samurai Shodown 2 PEOPLE!!!!!!!

jason link says:

In all I am a huge gamer ! My all-time favorite system is the Sega Saturn. So I have played that the most as far as old school systems. I do play my NES,Genisis,SNES,Turbo Grafx16,N64,Dreamcast,Xbox,Gamecube,360 & Wii a lot too !
Last year I got a Virtual Fighter 2 arcade machine for my game room. All systems have their stand out , exclusive games. So I try to get as many systems and the best games for them ! Even the games I have on my Wii virtual console, aren’t good. But they don’t beat playing the games on the original systems and original controllers.

Franco says:

“2% for the NEO GEO?!?!?!?!?! Jesus Christ on a crutch!!!!!! Samurai Shodown 2 PEOPLE!!!!!!!”

Speaking of Samurai Shodown, anyone else get the anthology?

I did, and yes, it rocks!

Viva La Dreamcast!

Logan says:

The right way to ask the question would’ve been, why does the Dreamcast get more attention than the SNES and Genesis? The system was out for what? Less than two years? Yet it seems that many people prefer its modest library to the sizeable ones of the 16-bit juggernauts. N64 fans make the argument that quality over quantity made it a great console, but that console doesn’t get nearly the respect that Dreamcast gets. It’s strange how both systems are RPG-starved and yet only the N64 gets criticized for it. The Dreamcast has somehow been propelled to legendary status over the past decade, and I’m not sure why. It must be the only console that “failed” and yet often finds itself mentioned among the best of all time. Amazing. The only similar situation I can think of is what happened with the TV show Firefly.

Wow, tell me how the Dreamcast was RPG-starved when it had classics like Skies of Arcadia, Grandia II, Phantasy Star Online, Shenmue, and Omikron: the Nomad Soul as well as action-RPG hybrid EGG and shmup-RPG hybrid Armada. It also housed the decent Evolution series; I don’t know anything about the game Silver, but it too was on the Dreamcast. Also, a port of Baldur’s Gate had been in the works for the system before its demise. Not a very valid argument, sir.

Also, regarding your statement about the N64’s quality over quantity – here’s the thing about the Dreamcast: it had both. Never before, and never again will gamers see such an absolute explosion of triple-A titles, oozing with innovation and personality, in such a ludicrously short period of time. In the five years the N64 was on the market (Super Mario was released in 1996, Paper Mario was released in 2001), the N64 produced roughly half the amount of critically-acclaimed titles as the Dreamcast did in two and half (Sonic Adventure was released in late 1999, Rez was released in early 2002). Thus, logically speaking, the Sega Dreamcast is twice as good of a system as the N64 was.

racketboy says:

Well, at least the Dreamcast had two big RPGs in Skies of Arcadia and Grandia 2. More than you can say about the N64.

Also, in my mind, many of the best N64 games were replicated and/or improved on Nintendo’s subsequent consoles while many Dreamcast classics remain exclusives.

Also, the affordability of the Dreamcast (and the ability to play burned discs) probably improves its replayability.

David V says:

I voted “Other” for my Atari 5200.

dV

HMD says:

i dont actually still hav my dreamcast but i play the emulator even though i hav a ds psp ps2 and xbox not 360

to me the sega consoles will never die after all the losses after heavy competition and problems like production and Sega is still in the gaming business making some of the best games for other consoles if they made a new console then they will hav some of the best games

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