Super NES vs Sega Genesis: Which side you were on

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#51 Edited by farrell2k (5860 posts) -

Snes, although I wish I went with the underdog, the Genesis. It had Lunar the Silver Star, the second best RPG ever made, not to mention that the Phantasy Star series was way better than Final Fantasy on the Snes.

#52 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71275 posts) -

i was a SNES guy when i was young

#53 Posted by roulettethedog (10965 posts) -

I was all about Nintendo. I was even subscribing to Nintendo Power during SNES generation. I left Nintendo after the N64.

#54 Posted by ProjectPat187 (1977 posts) -

I had all 3 consoles Genesis, SNES and Turbo Graphix 16, The SNES by far was my favorite, but all 3 had great games on them I had to play.

#55 Posted by comp_atkins (31349 posts) -

genesis for me. blood replaced with sweat in mortal kombat? wtf is that nintendo?

#56 Posted by Renegade_Fury (17117 posts) -

On August 14th, 1989, exactly 25 years ago, the greatest console of all time was released in NA: The SEGA Genesis.

#57 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7157 posts) -

I was all about the Genesis, but I also really wanted an SNES. My parents wouldn't let me have both, but I still rented the SNES to play the big games like Super Punch Out, Super Mario World, Street Fighter 2, etc, and I had a lot of friends with the SNES, so I got to play quite a bit of it. I preferred the Genesis games then for the most part, but the SNES games have held up better, imo.

#58 Edited by MiiiiV (416 posts) -

Back then it was snes all the way, though I appreciated some genesis (or mega drive as it was called here in Europe) games when I was over at friend's places.

#59 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

SNES. I didn't really care for Sega, but I did like Mortal Kombat on that system more than the SNES.

#60 Posted by glez13 (8768 posts) -

SNES. My neighbor had the Genesis, so we teamed up and got to play a lot of stuff.

#61 Edited by glez13 (8768 posts) -

SNES. I didn't really care for Sega, but I did like Mortal Kombat on that system more than the SNES.

Mortal Kombat on Genesis was crap first you had those mini graphics and then the gameplay was completely different from the arcades. The only good thing was that it had blood and original fatalities.

#62 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9557 posts) -

I recall that my family had an SNES, but I never played it because I was a baby still, lol. One of my first gaming experiences was Duck Hunt with a gun peripheral. That SNES broke and we bought a PlayStation.

#63 Posted by KingsofQueens (2214 posts) -

Owned both, but the Genesis I got first, worked my ass off sweeping floors and doing paper route just to buy one. Also the PowerBase Converter won me over since I had backlogs of SMS games. Definitely the Genesis! Added to that, I eventually got the Sega CD.

#64 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150727 posts) -

@glez13 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

SNES. I didn't really care for Sega, but I did like Mortal Kombat on that system more than the SNES.

Mortal Kombat on Genesis was crap first you had those mini graphics and then the gameplay was completely different from the arcades. The only good thing was that it had blood and original fatalities.

Really? It's usually said it's the version to have played.

#65 Posted by DocSanchez (1590 posts) -

I had a mega drive but respected the SNES and would have had as much fun with it as the Sega no doubt. They both had good libraries.

#66 Edited by GreySeal9 (24191 posts) -

@ConanTheStoner said:

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.

This is well put.

I see why people like the Genesis so much, but the lack of RPGs limits its appeal for me.

#67 Posted by ConanTheStoner (4947 posts) -

@glez13 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

SNES. I didn't really care for Sega, but I did like Mortal Kombat on that system more than the SNES.

Mortal Kombat on Genesis was crap first you had those mini graphics and then the gameplay was completely different from the arcades. The only good thing was that it had blood and original fatalities.

Really? It's usually said it's the version to have played.

It is.

Both versions sucked compared to the arcade, but the SNES version was unreasonably slow. It's not like the gameplay was good, or even remotely complex to begin with, so the differences on the Genesis weren't a big deal and tbh, the SNES version played just a differently from the original as the Genesis... and while blood and fatalities may seem trivial, those were the biggest selling points for the game at the time.

The SNES version had better graphics and sound, but the Genesis version was the better game.

#68 Edited by GreySeal9 (24191 posts) -

@farrell2k said:

Snes, although I wish I went with the underdog, the Genesis. It had Lunar the Silver Star, the second best RPG ever made, not to mention that the Phantasy Star series was way better than Final Fantasy on the Snes.

I don't think I've ever read something I disagreed with more lol.

I love Phantasy Star IV and I even have a strange fondness for Phantasy Star II, but Final Fantasy IV aged much better than Phantasy Star II, which is very difficult to play nowadays, and Phantasy Star IV, while an excellent RPG in its own right, isn't quite on par with the masterwork that is Final Fantasy VI. Its battle system is arguably better, but it just doesn't do story, visuals, pacing, or music nearly as well.

Final Fantasy V and Phantasy Star III are widely seen as the weak links, but Final Fantasy V has excellent gameplay and one of the best customization systems ever; its just the story that's weak. Phantasy Star III doesn't have anything going for it at all.

I will say that Phantasy Stars I and II were much more advanced that the Final Fantasy games on the original NES, but by the time the SNES era rolled around, I think that Final Fantasy clearly pulled ahead.

#69 Posted by Flubbbs (3058 posts) -

grew up on nothing but Nintendo.. only Sega consoles i ever owned were a Game gear and a Dreamcast

#70 Posted by cainetao11 (17360 posts) -

Genesis. I didn't buy a Nintendo console until the Wii. Always been an underdog lover I guess.

#71 Edited by cainetao11 (17360 posts) -

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

Holy manure dude!! So I was cold calling for a stock broker in a firm in Li in like 1992, and there was this kid that worked with us that was very naïve and had a giant head. My buddy Tyrone always called him BONK!!! Oh shit it still cracks me up!!

#72 Edited by bforrester420 (1457 posts) -

I was a Genesis guy back then, also ended up adding the Sega CD attachment. I had a neighbor who had an SNES and we'd trade consoles occasionally. Each had their Pros and Cons. Super Mario World and Mario Kart were must-haves though. In hindsight, I'd rather have had the SNES, but having access to one made the Genesis the must-have for me.

#73 Edited by sixringz1 (1114 posts) -

@drinkerofjuice:

first time in my entire life that I've heard someone say Aladdin on snes was the superior version. Whether it be professional reviews, gamer's preferences or sales numbers, they all favored the genesis. But hey that's your opinion

#74 Edited by SolidTy (42823 posts) -

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

Holy manure dude!! So I was cold calling for a stock broker in a firm in Li in like 1992, and there was this kid that worked with us that was very naïve and had a giant head. My buddy Tyrone always called him BONK!!! Oh shit it still cracks me up!!

Bwahahaha. Poor Bastard.

#75 Posted by cainetao11 (17360 posts) -

@SolidTy: I wish I had a pic of him for you. Tyrone would say "you look like BONK, bro, so don't talk to anyone about women"

We would crack up!!

#76 Posted by sHaDyCuBe321 (4104 posts) -
#77 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8434 posts) -

Definitely snes, though I didn't own either till much later. I did get Nintendo power and dream of playing the games lol I went to friends houses and played snes. I only knew a few people with a genesis so I rarely played it.

#78 Posted by RyviusARC (4513 posts) -

I had both consoles and enjoyed both, but the SNES has more of the games that I liked.

I got the Genesis before the SNES was even released so the visuals left a bigger impact on me.

The SNES is more technically advanced which is no surprise since it is newer.

The SNES also had a much more capable sound chip but sometimes I enjoyed the raw fm sound from the Genesis.

#79 Edited by PAL360 (26833 posts) -

@sHaDyCuBe321 said:

@PAL360: Aladdin was a multiplat

Different games and different devs. One was one of the best games of the 16bit era, and the other was one of the worst!

On a side note, Aladdin would have been excelent material for system wars :p

#80 Posted by Heil68 (43996 posts) -

Genesis all the way.

#81 Edited by AutoPilotOn (8434 posts) -

@PAL360: I had Aladdin on gamegear. I liked humming the music lol. I think I could play the game from start to finish in about 15 min though even as a kid.

#82 Edited by PAL360 (26833 posts) -

@AutoPilotOn said:

@PAL360: I had Aladdin on gamegear. I liked humming the music lol. I think I could play the game from start to finish in about 15 min though even as a kid.

Lol. I never played that version, but it's all about 15 minutes, i may watch it on youtube :p

#83 Posted by AcidTango (567 posts) -

Both were great systems but I went with the SNES.

#84 Posted by Boddicker (2693 posts) -

SNES all the way.

Nintendo had me so brainwashed as a kid I never even considered the Genesis.

Then Sony came along with the PS1 and my faith in Ninty was shattered and has not returned to this day.

#85 Posted by Snugenz (11859 posts) -

Had both but SNES first, was still kind've a Nintendo fanboy back in the day, i remember having big debates about MK on the SNES vs. MK on the MD at school and it always came down to blood vs. graphics lol

#86 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8434 posts) -

@PAL360: it may have been longer lol. It has been like 20 years I played it but I remember it being short even as a kid with little attention span.

#87 Edited by jhonMalcovich (4641 posts) -

Sega

#88 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26437 posts) -

I didint know about these wars when they came out. I just had fun playing both.

#89 Posted by bunchanumbers (804 posts) -

I was genesis. Actually I was Sega from Genesis on. Genesis, Saturn, Dreamcast too. The only thing I wished were on Genesis was the FF games. Hell Square in general. Otherwise Genesis was a great system. Landstalker is still a fun game for me.

#90 Edited by nintendoboy16 (26494 posts) -

@glez13 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

SNES. I didn't really care for Sega, but I did like Mortal Kombat on that system more than the SNES.

Mortal Kombat on Genesis was crap first you had those mini graphics and then the gameplay was completely different from the arcades. The only good thing was that it had blood and original fatalities.

Thankfully MK2 SNES added the blood.

#91 Posted by aroxx_ab (9489 posts) -

Had both...

#92 Posted by LordQuorthon (5322 posts) -

I had a Super Nintendo and my neighbor had a Genesis. I liked them both. However, if I had known that system wars in the future would consist on people counting pixels on nearly identical versions of the same boring games, I would have taken a more belligerent stance just to squeeze the last drop of awesomeness from the greatest system war ever, the 16 bit war.

#93 Edited by 93BlackHawk93 (5413 posts) -

SNES

#94 Edited by WallofTruth (1574 posts) -

Sega, though the SNES was damn close but I preferred multiplats on the GENESIS.

#95 Posted by Solaryellow (477 posts) -

I feel sorry for anyone who wasn't able to experience both since they did compliment each other nicely. Of course not everyone had the liberty of such an expensive venture (in the early 90's) but it was a fun ride. Both Nintendo and Sega were firing on all cylinders. The games were great. The systems were great and the commercials were unbelievable. Each system offered what it competition did not and it wasn't like now where you can pretty much get away with either a MS or Sony product and be gtg.