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View Poll Results: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary console?
Sega Genesis. 29 39.73%
Super Nintendo. 34 46.58%
I played both equally. 7 9.59%
I didn't have either one. 3 4.11%
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Old 03-10-17, 08:15 PM   #1
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During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary console?

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Old 03-10-17, 09:00 PM   #2
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

Primary was Genesis. Then when I saw Super Mario World I was pretty impressed by the "scaling" effects. Graphic effects that were only found on Arcade machines. At that time Genesis couldn't do scaling effects like SNES.

Scaling was always found on Sega arcade games like Altered Beast and Alien Syndrome, Outrun, Daytona 500 etc. Those arcade effects however were never transitioned well on the home Genesis console. I think Genesis started incorporating SNES like effects in their 16MB and 32MB cartridges.

What fucked up SNES was the slow processor which couldn't handle many moving pixels on the screen. Super Ghouls n Ghosts which was graphically nice had horrible slow down enough to kill the mood to play the game. Actrasier was another one and many more.

Both systems were flawed. SNES was more powerful (graphics were more arcade like due to the higher colors over Genesis). In the end SNES had more fun titles including a whole slew of RPG games.
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Old 03-10-17, 09:44 PM   #3
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

SNES, but put in plenty of time on my Genesis as well.
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Old 03-10-17, 09:57 PM   #4
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

Still have both, but barely played the Genesis.
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Old 03-10-17, 10:10 PM   #5
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

I did Genesis, but i couldn't tell you why exactly? In fact not sure why I got any of the systems I did through the years. Hmmm...
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Old 03-10-17, 10:16 PM   #6
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

SNES por vida.
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Old 03-10-17, 10:25 PM   #7
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

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I did Genesis, but i couldn't tell you why exactly? In fact not sure why I got any of the systems I did through the years. Hmmm...
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Old 03-10-17, 11:38 PM   #8
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

Genesis - Sonic was it and most of the games I liked were on that system.
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Old 03-11-17, 01:20 AM   #9
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

Genesis. The only Nintendo console I have ever owned was a Game Boy Advance SP.
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Old 03-11-17, 04:44 AM   #10
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

Sega Genesis.

I had an NES prior, but Sega's advertising had me thinking that the Genesis was the "cool" system.
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Old 03-11-17, 05:43 AM   #11
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

Genesis for sports games. SNES for everything else
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Old 03-11-17, 09:08 AM   #12
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

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Genesis for sports games. SNES for everything else
Same for me and since sports games are my thing my Genesis was used more.
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Old 03-11-17, 09:51 AM   #13
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Sega.
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Old 03-11-17, 10:30 AM   #14
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

Never had a Genesis, so Super Nintendo it is.
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Old 03-11-17, 10:38 AM   #15
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

Genesis. Had an NES first and got the Genesis as a Christmas gift. I don't recall asking for one really though. I think my grandparents knew my brother and I liked video games and got it for us. Never owned Super Nintendo but always kind of wanted one.
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

SNES. There was a Genesis in my home, but it was my brother's and I barely played it. RPG is my favorite genre, so it was no contest for me.
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Old 03-11-17, 07:43 PM   #17
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

SEGA! I'm sure mostly due to the commercials and info I had at the time.

I got into the 16-bit gen kinda late, after the Model 2 and Sega CD had come out.
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Old 03-11-17, 11:22 PM   #18
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

We had both, and I don't think we really favored one over the other. Having both also allowed my brother and I to rent a game for each so we could each play them independently.
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Old 03-12-17, 03:37 PM   #19
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

Genesis all the way. When I found out Nintendo was censoring their version of Mortal Kombat, they lost me. I never did buy another Nintendo system (after the NES) until the Wii. Then I realized my mistake and wondered why the fuck I drank the Kool-Aid and bought it.
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Old 03-12-17, 07:06 PM   #20
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

SNES. Had a Genesis (along with the CD player and 32X ) later on but I was always Nintendo first.
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Old 03-12-17, 07:29 PM   #21
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

SNES all the way. Hard to beat Nintendo's IPs. I didn't care about sports or fighting games so the Genesis had little appeal for me.
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

We only owned a SNES in my family. I played Genesis at friend's houses, but we picked SNES for Street Fighter and Legend of Zelda.
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Old 03-13-17, 01:16 PM   #23
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

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Genesis for sports games. SNES for everything else
Yep, this. Genesis had a shit-ton of unique sports games (especially baseball and boxing) that the SNES didn't.
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

While the Genesis was the better machine overall for sports games, Ken Griffey Jr. baseball was the goat of 16-bit baseball games IMO.
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Old 03-13-17, 02:39 PM   #25
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Re: During the 16-Bit era, was the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo your primary consol

When it was current generation, I owned the Genesis. I really enjoyed it. When I was older, I acquired a SNES and I preferred it to the Genesis. But I enjoyed both consoles for the time I owned them.
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