1AdamThu 9th Apr 2009 Which retired Nintendo home console is the best? NES SNES N64 Cube Wii and DS are excluded because they are still living platforms that can't properly be judged yet. Gameboy and Virtual Boy are left out because they aren't home consoles and aren't fair to compare, either.My opinionI am torn between the NES and the SNES. Gun to head though, I'd take the SNES, especially since it has Mario All-Stars to blur the lines a bit. All the best series that started on NES got solid representation on SNES, plus some new ones like Mario Kart and Earthbound (new to US, anyway), plus lots of good RPGs, though at the time I wasn't really a fan.N64 and GCN weren't bad systems and had some fun games, but the style of games drastically changed, which was a bit off-putting though they were still good if not as good as they once were. Mario became about collecting things moreso than platforming. Zelda became about puzzles than exploration and combat. Metroid became something else entirely. The jump to 3D meant that, although pixel art was coming a long ways and still with room to grow, we were back to basics since polygons were so new, resulting in some ugly games. 3D also introduced the problem of "the camera," which though Nintendo handles better than many others, I find, it is still a bit clumsy. And the general lack of third party support, at least compared to the golden days, was the worst part.Anyway, short answer: I love my SNES.Votes So FarNES: 8SNES: 25N64: 14Cube: 5(Last updated after Post #78) Edited on Fri 29th May, 2009 @ 03:33 by Adam Come on, friends, To the bear arcades again.