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Topic: So where do you stand on the whole Snes vs Megadrive

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StArHaMa

Snes wins the rpg battle hands down Zelda, Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Romancing Saga, Super Mario rpg, Secret of mana, Phantasia.

The Megadrive (aka Genesis) wins with the beat 'em ups Streets of Rage, Art of Fighting, Super Street Fighter 2,
Comix Zone, Fatal fury, Samarui Showdown.

All the brilliant platformers are on the Snes Super Mario All Stars, Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island, Donkey Kong, Castlevania and Kirby Superstar, the megadrive (Genesis) had Sonic 1,2,3 and a far better version of Aladdin, Tetris won against Columns, and Racing goes to the Snes probably, with Super Mario Kart.

Everybody talks about the uncensored version of mortal kombat 1 being on the megadrive well mortal kombat 2 was released uncensored on the Snes and also don't forget killer instinct.

So where do you guys stand on this topic?.

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Eel

It's funny because we obviously had a Genesis as kids, in the I-literally-still-have-it kind of way, but I have absolutely no memories of it at all.

Don't get me wrong, I was born in 1990 so I was too young to play them on their heyday, but at the very least I have vague memories of watching my brother playing A Link to the Past and Super Mario World... And beauty and the beast... And aladin...

Ironically, I have more memories of the NES. Since that's what we played the most once I grew up enough to understand long term memory. Yeah idk why either.

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roy130390

SNES for me. Super Metroid wins the battle alone, and yet there's still Yoshi's Island, Demon's Crest, Turles in Time (it's on both console but that means I had nothing to be jealous for) Megaman X and Killer Instinct to confirm that decision easily.

@Meowpheel So we are both from Mexico, born in 1990 and an older brother to used to hog the SNES. I do have lots of memmories of the SNES though, but then again it was our only console until 1998, when I got a Playstation as a birthday gift.

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StArHaMa

Don't forget shaq fu it was on megadrive and the reason I bought it was the price £5 90p that was cheap back in the days.

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LzWinky

SNES blows the Genesis/Mega Drive out of the water

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I bought a Mega Drive after owning a SNES for 3 years because I wanted to experience Ecco, McDonalds land, and THE MEGA CD!

This may have coloured my opinion, but SNES all the way.

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I was raised by SNES during my childhood.

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spizzamarozzi

I used to have a Mega Drive in those days (1992 - 1997) and I loved it very much, but the SNES clearly had a much better library. I'm just skimming through a couple of TOP-100 lists for both consoles and, as much as I loved Sega, it's obvious the SNES was better.

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shaneoh

Had the Megadrive growing up, obviously played some SNES games since, but if I had to do it all again I'd still chose the MD. A lot of time was spent playing Golden Axe and Streets of Rage with friends.

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SNES hands down for me. The Genesis had some great games, but nothing could top games like Mario World, DK Country Trilogy or ALttP.

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Sega CD. Best of the 16 bit era

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Tasuki

@Horsemeat First of all there are some flaws in your statement, Street Fighter 2, Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, Samurai Showdown are not beat'em ups, they are fighting games. Comic Zone is a platformer and Zelda and Secret of Mana are not RPGS they are adventure games. Also the thing that made the Genesis was the sport games and you didnt even mention them. Your point comes of better if you know what you are talking about.

As for which side of the fence I was on, I was the kid on the fence. I had both systems and enjoyed them equally, for various reasons. I played the Genesis for sports games like Tommy LaSorda Baseball and Joe Montana Football. Their platforming exclusives like Aladdin, Castle of Illusion etc. And then SNES for RPGS mainly, their exclusives like Super Mario World, Zelda and Mario Kart, and arcade ports like Turtles In Time, Knights of the Round etc.

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StArHaMa

Tasuki wrote:

@Horsemeat First of all there are some flaws in your statement, Street Fighter 2, Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, Samurai Showdown are not beat'em ups, they are fighting games. Comic Zone is a platformer and Zelda and Secret of Mana are not RPGS they are adventure games. Also the thing that made the Genesis was the sport games and you didnt even mention them. Your point comes of better if you know what you are talking about.
As for which side of the fence I was on, I was the kid on the fence. I had both systems and enjoyed them equally, for various reasons. I played the Genesis for sports games like Tommy LaSorda Baseball and Joe Montana Football. Their platforming exclusives like Aladdin, Castle of Illusion etc. And then SNES for RPGS mainly, their exclusives like Super Mario World, Zelda and Mario Kart, and arcade ports like Turtles In Time, Knights of the Round etc.

You might want to correct Damien on secret of Mana not being an rpg

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/08/secret_of_mana_is_ge...

I never played any sports games on either platform so didn't mention them back then the games you bought or your parents bought you head to finish them before you could ask for a new game £50.

Thanks for the corrections.

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Bolt_Strike

Neither. 4th gen was overrated.

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Eel

Ugh yeah, like, seriously, what's a Dialga.

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Tasuki

@MegaTen That must be a UK thing, fighting games like Street Fighter were never referred to beat'em ups here, usually Fighters or Tournament Fighters. Beat'em ups were used more for games like Final Fight, Streets of Rage etc.

@Horsemeat: I lot of people make that misconception just because a game has fantasy type elements like magic, warriors and mythical races they assume they are an RPG, but RPG is the playstyle. RPG games have command menus like Pokémon or early Final Fantasy gamed, which Secret of Mana does not, just like Zelda games.

As for sport games that was Genesis main drawn were the sport games but that was also how they tried to market themselves as a more mature console then Nintendo. Yeah Nintendo had some great sports games like Ken Griffey Jr Baseball but Genesis just had better ones of more variety.

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Ralizah

Grew up with a Genesis, but the SNES clearly had the superior library. There are things I like more about the Genesis, though. Like the huge number of hidden gems. Two favorites that immediately came to mind: Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday, a fun RPG with a ton of customization for character building and an SRPG-esque battle system; Zero Tolerance, a solid, Wolfenstein-esque sci-fi FPS. And, of course, it has Toejam and Earl, which I consider to be one of the greatest rougelikes ever made. Certainly the best multiplayer rougelike.

I also loved the grungy, distinctive sound of game music on the system. It's inimitable.

@Tasuki Secret of Mana is classified as an action RPG by pretty much everyone. Also, plenty of RPGs over the years have eschewed slower, menu-based combat for more direct, real-time combat.

With that said, the definition of the genre has become so broad these days that just about anything seems like it can be classified as some sort of RPG.

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StArHaMa

Tasuki wrote:

@MegaTen But it also referred to it as a fighting game too

so we are good to use those terms then.

@MegaTen yeah Sega won the cover and case battle.

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ogo79

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SNES blows the Genesis/Mega Drive out of the water

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
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