Super NES vs Sega Genesis: Which side you were on

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#1 Posted by ebaillargeon20 (25 posts) -

We all know who won the console wars. It was Nintendo. But originally, Sega was winning, with customers preferring to buy Sonic the Hedgehog rather than Nintendo's Super Mario World. Unfortunately, however, Sega was not prepared for the release of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior on Nintendo's SNES.

But enough history lessons. Which side were you on back then: The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or the Sega Genesis?

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#2 Edited by getyeryayasout (10022 posts) -

SEGA!

Had to use my Blast-Processing to get in before lock.

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#3 Posted by SolidTy (49307 posts) -

I had both. They each had games I had to have. Turbo even had BONK!

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#4 Posted by getyeryayasout (10022 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

I had both. They each had games I had to have. Turbo even had BONK!

I had 'em both too. Bought the Genesis first though. Come to think of it it's the first console I bought with my own money, eventually added a Sega CD and a 32x. Sold that monstrosity when I picked up my PS1...If I could build a time machine, I'd go back and kick my own ass. :(

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#5 Edited by Opus_Rea-333 (1234 posts) -

SNES

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#6 Posted by Shewgenja (14988 posts) -

I had both, but Genesis first.

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#7 Posted by charizard1605 (73959 posts) -

Super Nintendo.

It was the PS3 of that era, while the Genesis was the 360.

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#8 Posted by getyeryayasout (10022 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

Super Nintendo.

It was the PS3 of that era, while the Genesis was the 360.

Mode 7 scrolling and that divine sound thanks to the APU, such a great system.

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#9 Edited by RossRichard (3365 posts) -

SNES.

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#10 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (6946 posts) -

I had a SNES, I loved the SNES and N64. 100% sheep back then.

It was weird the SNES was supposedly more powerful, but they could both do certain things the other couldn't. Like in Batman Forever, the Mega Drive (Genesis) version had speech "The Bat wants to play, we'll play", but the SNES had better graphics I think.

Looking back there was this game I really liked on the MD where you played these space ships facing off, some where alien and had different abilities.

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#11 Edited by SolidTy (49307 posts) -

@getyeryayasout said:

@SolidTy said:

I had both. They each had games I had to have. Turbo even had BONK!

I had 'em both too. Bought the Genesis first though. Come to think of it it's the first console I bought with my own money, eventually added a Sega CD and a 32x. Sold that monstrosity when I picked up my PS1...If I could build a time machine, I'd go back and kick my own ass. :(

Well, the Genesis released first so I had it first as well! I remember reading about the legendary Super Nintendo in Japan in magazines before it came to the west, lol. I remember buying a six button controller later one and I remember the days when there was no such six button Genesis controller. Pushing Start to switch from Kicks to Punches, lol.

I also added a Sega CD (Sewer Shark, Batman, etc) and 32x (Knuckles comes to mind).

It was a monstrosity, all those cables. lol, If I had a time machine, I might go watch that fight with yourself and buy some more Crystal Pepsi!

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#12 Posted by MrYaotubo (2867 posts) -

Mega Drive,it simply had a much more interesting library for my tastes,barely anything interested me on the snes.

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#13 Posted by silversix_ (21543 posts) -

wasn't even gaming back then

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#14 Posted by Malta_1980 (11889 posts) -

I always was a SEGA Fanboy when I was young...

1st console was Sega Master System, then got the Megadrive, Gamegear, Saturn and the highly underrated Dreamcast !!!

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#15 Posted by Mr_Huggles_dog (7084 posts) -

SNES....only b/c I never even knew about the Genisis until way down the road.

Either way....the SNES was the best.

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#16 Posted by jdc6305 (4214 posts) -

I had both but my genisis just collected dust. I eventually traded it for a gameboy.

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#17 Posted by Zelda187 (1047 posts) -

SNES

Best console ever made

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#18 Posted by Gaming-Planet (16583 posts) -

I had a Sega Gen although I preferred the SNES game library more.

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#19 Edited by PAL360 (27964 posts) -

I had both. Megadrive was my favourite, mostly due to games like Streets of Rage 2, Sonic trilogy, Aladdin, The Story of Thor, Kid Cameleon, Desert, Jungle and Urban Strike, etc. Loved my Snes too, though, but i was never a big fan of JRPGs.

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#20 Posted by l34052 (3583 posts) -

Sega for me

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#21 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

I had both and the Sega was my favorite by far. Really one of my all time favorites.

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#22 Edited by bulby_g (1845 posts) -

I used to get all the Sega consoles and my brother used to get all the Nintendo ones when we were growing up. I wouldn't say I favour one over the other though despite always going Sega, very fond memories of both.

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#23 Posted by Bigboi500 (35091 posts) -

Nintendo.

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#24 Posted by ConanTheStoner (11313 posts) -

I was all about the Genesis... until I got a SNES, then it was game over. Easily my favorite console ever. Nintendo, Squaresoft, Capcom and Konami were all in beast mode.. then you had Rare, Quintet, HAL, Lucas, all doing good stuff.

Genesis was no slouch, it was a bad ass must own system, but the SNES was just insane.

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#25 Posted by Heirren (21347 posts) -

Don't have time to type anything up at the moment.

What I will say is that this era was a spectacular era for games. It still has yet to be topped and likely never will.

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#26 Edited by naz99 (2492 posts) -

I was on the Amiga at the time,but I used to rent both these consoles every weekend from my local video store.it,s a close one but I will give it to the mega drive sorry I mean Genesis :p loved the snes for its rpg's but the bulk of games I played were action games and the mega drive had some amazing ones.

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#27 Edited by Fezzinator101 (195 posts) -

Sega Genesis for me.

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#28 Posted by sailor232 (6063 posts) -

Mega Drive, Snes never took off here in New Zealand for some reason.

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#29 Posted by freedomfreak (47845 posts) -

I was just born.

Couldn't have been on any side.

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#30 Posted by PsychoLemons (2888 posts) -

SNES. Mainly because it had more variety and longevity.

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#31 Posted by starwolf474 (983 posts) -

I had both and I enjoyed both, but I definitely preferred my SNES more.

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#32 Edited by yokofox33 (30762 posts) -

SNES. Liked the games better and I had been a Nintendo fan already.

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#33 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

genesis of course. snes was for nerds

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#34 Posted by LJS9502_basic (156227 posts) -

Genesis all the way.....one of the best consoles ever. Though I did eventually get the SNES.

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#35 Posted by Wiiboxstation (743 posts) -

@Malta_1980:

I have the same story as you I grew up with Sega. They had so many amazing games on genesis. It's too bad Sega don't still make hardware.

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#36 Posted by Sollet (7994 posts) -

SNES!

Dem JRPGS! And other goodies.

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#37 Edited by jg4xchamp (56743 posts) -

Snes had Super Metroid and Megaman X, Snes wins.

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#38 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

@jg4xchamp said:

Snes had Super Metroid and Megaman X, Snes wins.

which actor is that in your sig/avatar?

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#39 Posted by jg4xchamp (56743 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786 said:

@jg4xchamp said:

Snes had Super Metroid and Megaman X, Snes wins.

which actor is that in your sig/avatar?

Mads Mikkelsen: You might know him as the bad guy in Casino Royale. My avi/sig is from the tv show Hannibal, which is fucking fantastic.

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#40 Posted by Aljosa23 (27430 posts) -

Genesis for me by a tiny bit. I enjoyed the arcade-like games of SEGA vs. Nintendo's output more back in those days.

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#41 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

@jg4xchamp said:

@ghostwarrior786 said:

@jg4xchamp said:

Snes had Super Metroid and Megaman X, Snes wins.

which actor is that in your sig/avatar?

Mads Mikkelsen: You might know him as the bad guy in Casino Royale. My avi/sig is from the tv show Hannibal, which is fucking fantastic.

ahh i knew i had seen him somewhere but i couldnt remember so it kept bugging me. thanks

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#42 Posted by drinkerofjuice (4567 posts) -

SNES. Better games, better Aladdin, so on and so forth.

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#43 Posted by intotheminx (2402 posts) -

I was too young to care about which system had which games. I was in elementary school lol. Anyway, my parents got me a Genesis bundled with Sonic 2. Good times.

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#44 Posted by jsmoke03 (13695 posts) -

i had the genesis...but i wished i had snes too....

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#45 Posted by brimmul777 (2786 posts) -

I had them both.I liked The Sega Genesis better.I found that the older game players went towards the Sega Genesis and the younger group went with the Super Nintendo.Or maybe I'm wrong,I don't know.Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

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#46 Posted by sSubZerOo (45998 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

I had both. They each had games I had to have. Turbo even had BONK!

Me too.. I had better memories with Sega due to the awesomeness of the "Sega Channel".

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#47 Edited by LJS9502_basic (156227 posts) -

@brimmul777 said:

I had them both.I liked The Sega Genesis better.I found that the older game players went towards the Sega Genesis and the younger group went with the Super Nintendo.Or maybe I'm wrong,I don't know.Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

That's how the generation played out for the most...yes.

SEGA does what Nintendon't. Best. Marketing. Slogan. Ever.

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#48 Posted by Legend002 (12633 posts) -

We was only allowed to have one or the other growing up and the elder sibling made the decision. He made the wrong one. =(

Unfortunately, I was a Genesis kid.

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#49 Edited by GoldenElementXL (6527 posts) -

Both!

Well actually I was always a little partial to Sega.

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#50 Edited by Pray_to_me (3607 posts) -

FF4,FF6, Actraiser, Super Metroid, Street Fighter, Earthbound, Mario Kart, Secret of Mana, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.... Man the Snes was a beast.

Only PS3 competes as a console with so many amazing games.