Topic: What's Your Favorite Nintendo Console?

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@Zuljaras I just ignore 9 year-old trolls like him in all honesty

Nice list too! I take it you didn’t play the other consoles? Switch honestly deserves #1. It’s just a really good console.

@Laoak the 64 really did not age well I agree. And most of its games have bad either sequels or remasters, making it useless to go back to it.

Thank you for posting positively on the Wii U! It really doesn’t get the love it deserves.


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@Apportal_SMM2 never owned them. Also I have zero knowledge about the GameCube library.



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just give me gamecube..please.

1. Buy Wii, GC memory card and GC controller for playing Gamecube games
2. Find from Ebay

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2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat

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Did Black Knight lament again about his negative thinking Nintendoomed just now ?
I didn't see his post.
Maybe it has been removed after being reported.
And geez...
He was clearly a Troll.

Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat

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@Anti-Matter yeah I reported him so apparently they deleted his comment.
He’s mad because he made a thread asking what games should he get, and I told him we already had a thread.
So, again, he started talking about how “Nintendo is great and ****”
He needs to become a meme or something 😝


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Switch > SNES > N64 > Wii U > NES > GC > Wii

The Switch is arguably the best gaming platform Nintendo has ever produced, full stop. The SNES was the beautiful next-step from the NES, every well-known Nintendo franchise from the NES was bigger and better. N64 was an amazing couch co-op machine; many evenings were spent playing four-player Golden Eye, Star Fox, WCW vs. NWO, Mario Kart 64, etc. Wii U was Nintendo's return to the core audience after the Wii's waggle controls.

NES, the og, it saved the video game industry from the crash of '83. Respect.

GC, hmm I loved the games, but despised the controller.

Wii, waggle controls, Nintendo embraces the casual gaming crowd; hard pass, never bought the platform.

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Initial thought on ranking is this:

2. Switch
3. Wii
4. Gamecube
5. Wii U
6. N64

I've never owned a NES so it goes unranked. My reasons for the others are: the Wii plays Gamecube games so its ostensibly the same but better. Wii U would be higher but most of it's best games were ported. Also, the Switch makes the gamepad look and feel so silly now. The N64 games have aged like milk. Between the Snes and Switch it could go to either one for me, but that I still look for 16 bit games i've never played on the SNES made me pick it today.

Edit - it occured to me after typing, that I almost always prefer Nintendo's handhelds. 3DS? DS lite? GBA? Awesome systems.

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@Losermagnet the SNES is definitely iconic. And yes, the Wii DOES play the GC games, but I honestly just really don’t like the Motion Controls. Especially when it isn’t optional and you HAVE to use them.

But I agree with your point on the Wii U. It’s a nice game pad, but looks like a joke compared to the Switch’s slick design.

Thanks for posting mate!


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1. GCN
2. Nintendo 64
3. Wii U
4. Switch (tentative placement)
6. Wii
7. NES


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Serious List:

1. Switch
2. Gamecube
4. N64
5. Wii
6. Wii U
7. NES

Current games: Everything on Switch

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@Apportal_SMM2 no prob. I hate motion controls too, actually. Way too many games arbitrarily had them. For me that was a dark time to be a nintendo fan.

My Gamecube doesnt work, so my Wii has seen more use as a GC. I've got a component cable for it even so it's pretty sharp.

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Never owned an NES, so that will be omitted

1) Switch
3) N64
4) Wii
5) GCN
6) Wii U


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6)Wii U

Based on what I played the most and my own experiences with them.



Gonna list them the same way I did with my 3D Mario game list, from 7 to 1. Once again, I like all 7 of them. It was tough making this list.

7) Nintendo 64

A lot of great games on here (Super Mario 64, both Zelda games, Star Fox 64, etc.), and it was the first console I ever got for myself. But like a lot of people, I just don't care for the controller, particularly the analog stick. It's very fragile and it wears on my thumb easily. Plus, a lot of games can have low framerates too - sometimes that got really bad. The N64 didn't age too well if you ask me, but I do appreciate its legacy.

6) NES

If it weren't for the NES, we wouldn't be gamers now, would we? It introduced us to Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Mega Man, Castlevania, the list goes on and on. A lot of NES games are still great to go back to (such as Super Mario Bros. 3), but there are also quite a few that hasn't stood the test of time in my eyes (example: Metroid). The original model of the NES (I'm not talking about the Famicom) didn't have the best build quality either, and of course, there's that blinking light of doom. Some signs of aging yes, but it did a ton right.

5) Wii

When the Wii was first announced as the Revolution, I was real skeptical about its controller being all motion-based. (I tried the EyeToy for PS2 way back in the day and I hated it.) To my surprise, the motion controls worked quite well, for the most part anyway. It gave us some really good Nintendo exclusives as well (Wii Sports, Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, Mario Kart Wii, Kirby's Epic Yarn, among others). It introduced us to the Virtual Console, so we can play our favorite Nintendo classics without having to dig up our old systems. Oh and it had GameCube backwards compatibility...assuming you have the original model. Yeah, it wasn't the most powerful console at the time, sometimes the motion controls are jank, and it had a lot of shovelware garbage, but I think the good outweighed the bad here.

4) Wii U

The first Nintendo console to be HD. It was sweet to see our favorite Nintendo universes in high definition for the first time, and it gave us some real classics (Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Pikmin 3, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, etc.). It's fully compatible with Wii games and controllers too, Virtual Console games included, which is a major plus (only bad part being no GameCube support). It gave us excellent remakes of Wind Waker and Twilight Princess as well. Though the GamePad controller can occasionally be clunky, it's surprisingly comfortable to hold, and I really digged the off-TV play feature.

3) Nintendo GameCube

Not only did the GameCube had a lot of quality games on it (Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Mario Sunshine, Mario Kart: Double Dash, Metroid Prime, Pikmin 1 and 2, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, F-Zero GX, etc.), but its controller is miles better than that of the N64's (sans the microscopic D-pad). The GameCube overall aged much better than the N64, I think. I had a lot of good memories with this console too - for one, I remember being particularly pumped for when I unlocked characters and stages in SSBM, it was quite the rewarding experience. Many GameCube games still look great today, too.

2) Nintendo Switch

We're not done with the Switch yet, which is the only reason why it's 2nd place here. But man, I'm really pleased with it so far. Plenty of awesome games for it, from exclusives (best examples include Super Mario Odyssey, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Mario Maker 2) to Wii U rereleases (Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, as well as DKC: Tropical Freeze and Captain Toad) to a ton of indie games. It's the home console that doubles as a handheld too, so it does what the Wii U did with its off-TV play, but better. I say it has the potential to be Nintendo's best console ever.


Do I need to say it? The SNES is home to some of the best games of all time, and it happened to be the first console I ever played. Awesome Nintendo-made games left to right (Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, F-Zero, Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country trilogy, etc.), and excellent 3rd-party offerings are here too (Mega Man X, Chrono Trigger, Contra III, Super Castlevania IV, etc.). It did what the NES set out to do, but on a much grander scale with not just more advanced graphics and sound, but with an even better controller too. At the very least, it's my favorite retro console of all (though I like other consoles such as the Genesis, as well). It would be super rad to see the Switch's successor be like this, too!

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The 64 did have great games, and a lot of them started the basis of so many good franchises, but yeah the controller and graphics got old real quickly.
The switch has had a lot of great AAA games, and a ton of good Indies, but I personally would love to see more. A new Mario kart, donkey Kong, Zelda, 3D Mario, and a bunch others to make it the best console for me in turns of games.
Thank you mate for taking your time to give me and in-depth review BOTH times. 😃

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1 SNES: best 2D graphics and best classic sound. So many masterpieces here.
2 GameCube: awesome 3D games, impressive graphics, good controller. Variety: Metroid Prime, Wave Race, F-Zero, Eternal Darkness... not just Mario and Zelda like on Switch.
3 Nintendo 64: awesome 3D games, too. In spite of the old graphics, most are more fun than today's successors.
4 Wii U: HDMI Virtual Console and backwards compatibility and some exclusive gems. Underrated and under-sopported.
5 Wii: a mixed bag of great games and shovelware. Questionable controls.
6 Switch: disappointing exclusives, expensive ports, poor retro offering, low-quality hardware and joy-cons.
7 NES: I didn't play it back in the day but I see that most games have aged badly except Super Mario Bros. 3 and a few others but, on the other hand, it started Nintendo's modern gaming so it's the iconic console that started Nintendo's glory.

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I only have Wii, Wii U and Switch, and they're all great so I'm not sure how I'd rank those three, but I think the Wii U is my favourite (in terms of the actual console's features). It obviously has the smallest library of quality games but in I love the Gamepad, it adds a lot of new possibilities for games even though it was underused by many developers. Plus the Wii U has full Wii backwards compatibility, Virtual Console, and free online.

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5. N64
4. Wii U
3. Nintendo Switch
2. Gamecube
1. Wii

To be fair to the N64, I owned one shortly before the Gamecube came out so I didn't experience its library to the extent of the others listed. Gamecube and Wii are both very memorable to me, but the Wii edges out the Gamecube for its social experience. It wasn't just the ability to play online with people I had chat with on forums, but also waking up to that blue light notification before going to school. That would always light up the living room early in the morning and I remember being excited to see what message I had gotten on the system. Comparing libraries, I do think the Gamecube had more quality titles that I enjoyed, but the Wii has Xenoblade Chronicles. I really enjoy motion gaming as well when it fits the experience.

The Switch has the potential to be number 1 at least in terms of Nintendo's consoles, it may be impossible for it to become my favorite overall Nintendo system, but it needs to really pick up either this year or next. It needs at least another year like 2017 to be in the conversation for me.

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