The best Nintendo home console

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Poll: The best Nintendo home console (46 votes)

NES 9%
SNES 37%
N64 15%
Gamecube 15%
Wii 15%
Wii U 9%

Which Nintendo home console do you think is the best?

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#1 Posted by Jaysonguy (39454 posts) -

SNES

Every other console has had large flaws

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#2 Edited by -ParaNormaN- (1496 posts) -

Kind of tied between the Gamecube and N64. Playing shooter games with 4 friends is always fun. We still play Goldeneye and Nightfire at get togethers. They're just really good party consoles.

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#3 Edited by starwolf474 (983 posts) -

The N64 since it was the party machine! Many of my greatest gaming memories are from playing N64 games with friends.

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#4 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4954 posts) -

I had most fun with my Wii, so I voted that.

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#5 Posted by superbuuman (6167 posts) -

SNES :)

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#7 Edited by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

Wii

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#8 Edited by BlackGenjii (256 posts) -

@starwolf474 said:

The N64 since it was the party machine! Many of my greatest gaming memories are from playing N64 games with friends.

Same here.

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#9 Edited by TJDMHEM (1871 posts) -

the n64.

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#10 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (16317 posts) -

Gamecube. One of my favourite consoles of all time.

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#11 Edited by Napajeni (25 posts) -

I said:

I mean, no one was incredibly brainless enough to vote for the Wii U. Somehow, that part of my post reeks of foreshadowing....

Damn it; who knew I'd end up being right....

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#12 Edited by tocool340 (21217 posts) -

@starwolf474 said:

The N64 since it was the party machine! Many of my greatest gaming memories are from playing N64 games with friends.

Pretty much this and even by myself I had a good time with games like Ocarina of Time, Majora Mask, Perfect Dark, Jet Force Gemini, Beetle Adventure Racing, Donkey Kong 64, Forsaken 64, Super Mario 64, Star Fox 64, and plenty others. Those games there I probably logged in 1000's of hours of game time in them....

But the Gamecube is just about toe to toe with N64 in terms of how much fun I had with it.Twilight Princess, wind waker, Smash Bros. Melee, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 4, Star Wars: Rouge Squadron 2 and 3, Viewtiful Joe, Burnout 1 and 2, Battalion Wars, Fire Emblem PoR, Metroid Prime 1 & 2, Star Fox Adventure, Lost Kingdom 2, F-Zero GX, and Tales of Symphonia are games that I EASILY put in over 500+ hour playing by myself or with others. Honestly, and realistically, Gamecube should clearly be number 1. But N64, IMO, still had the best quality titles that I've played from an initial playing experience hence why it get a very slight edge...

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#13 Edited by Bardock47 (5429 posts) -

Personally, probably the Gamecube. I had alot of great times with it.

Objectively, the Wii. Can play Wii and GC games and the VC eventually had a sizeable amount of N64,SNES,and NES games. Everyone wins.

Potentially, the Wii U. Once the VC takes off and includes GC games, as well as the current library it will be able to play games from all of the nintendo consoles.

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#14 Posted by Jaysonguy (39454 posts) -

@Bardock47 said:

Personally, probably the Gamecube. I had alot of great times with it.

Objectively, the Wii. Can play Wii and GC games and the VC eventually had a sizeable amount of N64,SNES,and NES games. Everyone wins.

Potentially, the Wii U. Once the VC takes off and includes GC games, as well as the current library it will be able to play games from all of the nintendo consoles.

It wont, just like the Wii wasn't worth it for NES, SNES, and N64 titles.

The Wii U wont get the entire library of anything except a very small list of Wii U games.

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#15 Posted by Napajeni (25 posts) -

@Jaysonguy said:

It wont, just like the Wii wasn't worth it for NES, SNES, and N64 titles. The Wii U wont get the entire library of anything except a very small list of Wii U games.

Who would dare to think otherwise? The Wii U has ZERO potential; it has had this same potential for two years straight so far. With a needless gimmick for a controller in its gamepad controller, nonexistent third party support (no kids, multi-plats don't count, especially with the Wii U getting the bottom of the barrel versions of them), dire emphasis on its E-Shop just like the 3DS, no built-in hard drive in 2014, and a growing amount of consumers raising their brow at it as a result, not even a prayer is going to bless it with this potential some like to think it truly has.

Do people not see it? Nintendo is in a ravenous frenzy trying to get someone to acknowledge this thing's existence. Never before have they been forced to whore their first party guns so aggressively, much like they only know how to do lately. Those Mario Kart 8 and New Super Mario Bros. U bundles didn't appear because Nintendo finally acknowledged that look in their fan's eyes....

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#16 Edited by hydralisk86 (8816 posts) -

@Jaysonguy: I never owned a Super Nintendo, but i felt it had many good games for it, Donkey Kong, Final Fantasy, zelda, fighting games, Final Fight, Metroid, etc.

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#17 Posted by joseph_mach (3894 posts) -

SNES all the way. In my book, the jump in game quality, originality, etc was way bigger from the NES to SNES, than from any other Nintendo console after that. You can just about trace most of the same features you see in every Nintendo game now back to their SNES versions. Heck, you can trace many controls, features, moves, etc back to the NES versions of their games. Mario games (Super Mario, Mario Kart, etc), Zelda games and many of their other first party games haven't changed all that much since their Nintendo 64/Gamecube releases. Of course, they look nicer, had a few features , and the 3D graphics are different as compared to their older 2D counterparts, but there hasn't been a major change in many of their games other than the method we play them with (i.e. controllers). SNES...best console Nintendo ever released. All that being said...it's a tie for second place with the N64/GC. Lol.

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#18 Edited by smitherton4 (67 posts) -

Nes has the best selection and the top loader gets rid of that console's major flaw.

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#19 Edited by MWright469 (168 posts) -

Gotta rep the 'cube on this one. Although every pre-Wii Nintendo console was fantastic, especially the N64, the Gamecube just brought it all home for me. People treated it like a disadvantage, but that console was so small, light, and portable. It was great for bringing over to friend's houses and whatnot. It also had a great controller, only marred by the horrible C-Stick (however, a tip for anyone interested, you can open the controller up and replace the C-stick with another GC analog stick, it fits exactly the same and makes the controller even better). The best part was, of course, the games. No game system since the SNES has had so many killer titles. Metroid Prime, Mario Kart DD, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Eternal Darkness, the list goes on. There were even classic multi-plats like Timesplitters and Red Faction 2.

The cube really had it all. Anyone who was younger in the late 90's and early 2000's remembers great days playing with friends huddled around a Gamecube for long stretches into the night.

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#20 Edited by Randolph (10542 posts) -

@Napajeni: It reeks of advance flaming, don't do it. It's not up for a debate, you know what I'm talking about. Insults in advance are still insults.

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#22 Edited by YoshiYogurt (6008 posts) -

1. SNES

2. Gamecube

3. NES

4. wii

5. N64

WiiU will likely be last, although it's lifespan isn't over yet. 2nd place could be either the NES or gamecube, both have amazing games and flaws.

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#23 Posted by pierst179 (10805 posts) -

1- SNES

2- Nintendo Wii

3- Gamecube

4- NES

5- N64

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#24 Posted by outworld222 (2889 posts) -

I say it's a close battle between the Wii and the Gamecube. I say it is definitively the Wii though.

I don't think it's the N64, because it is unplayable because of the "frame rate" today. Gamecube had some great games, I give it that, but Wii just eclipsed it and brought some amazing innovations in Hardware.

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#26 Edited by Megavideogamer (6374 posts) -

Super Nintendo is Nintendo's best home console of all time.

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#27 Posted by SloganYams (981 posts) -

The Super Nintendo is the perfect video game console. After that I'd say Wii (yeah, I would), than NES, than GC, with N64 in last (not counting Wii U because it's not old enough to be properly stacked against the others).

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#28 Posted by AMGMercedes (30 posts) -

Nostalgia is all that keeps the SNES from being seen how overrated it really is. The N64 is obviously Nintendo's best, arguably the finest console ever made.

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#29 Posted by SloganYams (981 posts) -

@AMGMercedes: Funny, I would say nostalgia is the only thing preventing people from seeing that the N64 has only a small handful of games that are still fun to play. Aside from the first-party Nintendo games and the Rare platformers, N64 games have aged like milk.

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#31 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

If Nintendo would get their act together with the eshop, it'd be wiiu because of the VC. As of now? Probably the wii. Not only does it have the ace wii games, but a lot of great nes, ms, snes, genesis, tg16, snk, n64, and arcade games. In reality, and outside of sales, it is actually a very good console.

Best console from my experience though? Probably the snes or nes or n64. One would think the n64 is out of question, but it brought a level of quality that put the competition to shame. It was the console that was like discovering videogames all over again for the very first time, for a lot of seasoned gamers. Tons of brand new genres and amazing multiplayer.

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#32 Edited by Litchie (21606 posts) -

Iunno. GameCube is my favourite, though.

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#33 Posted by younginflavor18 (25 posts) -

I would have to say the Super Nintendo is the best Nintendo console that I have ever played because of Mode 7 in certain video games that featured that ability such as Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, F-Zero, Stunt Race FX, Killer Instinct, & Super Castlevania IV with specific boss battles.

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#34 Edited by juboner (1183 posts) -

The N64 has my most memorable experiences and i started with the NES. Sure it did not have a whole lot of great games but the ones it did have make up for that because they where game changers. Once the N64 came out I had no reason to play psx, also mine broke just after the N64 came out. I really like the SNES but back then I did not enjoy those rpg's like I do now.

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#35 Edited by Napajeni (25 posts) -

Heh....what a funny and sore little moddy. Anyway....

juboner said:

The N64 has my most memorable experiences and i started with the NES. Sure it did not have a whole lot of great games but the ones it did have make up for that because they where game changers. Once the N64 came out I had no reason to play psx, also mine broke just after the N64 came out. I really like the SNES but back then I did not enjoy those rpg's like I do now.

This is funny. I can't remember but....maybe five games, first party titles at that, that were actually worth remembering and playing on the N64 vs. the countless franchises and games on the PS1. Let's not pretend that the PS1 didn't completely obliterate the N64. The N64 was merely what the Dream Cast was to Sega - poorly executed and unexplored potential.