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SNES vs Mega Drive

quigley4949 |  Jul. 15, 2011 at 07:52

which is better. i gotta say i loved my snes back in the day. mario kart on snes is probably one of my favourite games of all time. so many good memories with friends

Most Useful Answer matthewbeeching  Jul. 15, 2011 at 13:04

The Snes is probably my favourite console of all time. My favourite titles are: Rock N' Roll Racing, Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Turtles in Time, Super Probotector, Zombies, Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, Sunset Riders, Super Parodius, Yoshi's Island, Tiny Toons: Buster Busts Loose, Another World, Batman Returns, Donkey Kong Country, Shadowrun and the Super Star Wars series. Titles such as Starfox and Stunt Race FX are almost unplayable in this day and age but were incredible back in the day. There are almost too many titles to mention! (I also have no idea how I managed to buy them all when I was a kid).

The Megadrive received many alternative versions of the above titles but I always felt they lacked the quality of their counterparts. I have a lot of love for Streets of Rage and Sonic 2 though.

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JoshuaClark  Jul. 15, 2011 at 09:08

I'm a Sega kid through and through. Although I have fond memories of myself and three of my (then miniature) friends huddled around a SNES, screaming with laughter over a game of Mario Kart, I have even fonder memories of my uncle and I battling our way through Thunder Force III.

Then there was Road Rash, Desert Strike, and of the course that spiky blue critter that lost his way later on. Toejam & Earl, good Disney games like World of Illusion, Gunstar Heroes etc etc... The Mega Drive was a huge part of my childhood, and I suppose that's what it comes down to for people our age: Which console did you grow up with?

There's no denying the SNES's dominance in the RPG market though. Final Fantasy 3, Chrono Trigger, Gaia. Sega never came close on that front.

MattGardner  Jul. 15, 2011 at 10:23

Mega Drive for me too. Never owned either of them, but my best mate at the time had an awesome setup and we'd play Streets of Rage 2 and Captain America and the Avengers for HOURS. Throw Sonic, T&E, Ecco, Golden Axe, Aladdin, Earthworm Jim, After Burner II and - bizarrely a childhood favourite on the MD - NHL 94 into the mix and it was awesome.

emmajk42  Jul. 15, 2011 at 11:01

Mega drive! Streets of Rage stole weeks of my life. Golden Axe too...

JoelEdge  Jul. 15, 2011 at 11:21

Sega.

The Master System was technically superior to the NES and had amazing games like Alex Kidd in Miracle world, the Wonderboy series, Phantasy Star, Fantasy Zone & Sonic the Hedgehog. I'm still scouring ebay for reasonably price Master System 3D glasses.

The SNES had some good JRPG's & Mario Kart but the Mega Drive had awesome Treasure games, Buck Rogers, the Streets of Rage trilogy, Shining Force & the Sonic series.

jonnyboybinns  Jul. 15, 2011 at 13:03

I was jealous of my mate SNES, Street fighter just played better with the pad and Mario World was incredible, but i was (and stil am) loyal to my Megadrive... Road Rash 2, Toe Jam and Earl, Sonic 2, Streets of Rage, Mega Bomberman - played them all to death and there seemed to be tons more games for it

matthewbeeching  Jul. 15, 2011 at 13:04

The Snes is probably my favourite console of all time. My favourite titles are: Rock N' Roll Racing, Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Turtles in Time, Super Probotector, Zombies, Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, Sunset Riders, Super Parodius, Yoshi's Island, Tiny Toons: Buster Busts Loose, Another World, Batman Returns, Donkey Kong Country, Shadowrun and the Super Star Wars series. Titles such as Starfox and Stunt Race FX are almost unplayable in this day and age but were incredible back in the day. There are almost too many titles to mention! (I also have no idea how I managed to buy them all when I was a kid).

The Megadrive received many alternative versions of the above titles but I always felt they lacked the quality of their counterparts. I have a lot of love for Streets of Rage and Sonic 2 though.

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IssuetheQuietus  Jul. 15, 2011 at 13:23

SNES for me. I was fortunate enough to own both, but judging simply on the time I spent on it, SNES would win by quite some distance. I still play Streets of Rage 2 fairly regularly, and occasionally Gunstar Heroes, but it doesn't really compare with how many times I've run through Zelda, Super Metroid, and Mario World. I would also guess that the popularity of the consoles is still indicated by the hacking of said games, as there seem to be some big, dedicated sites for the SNES, but a lot less for the Megadrive.

RiKx  Jul. 20, 2011 at 09:35

Frickin loves rock'n'roll racing!!!!!!!

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