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    • #425742
      Anonymous
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      >That kid who owned a Sega Saturn
      Was anyone on Ganker that kid?

    • #425743
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Didn’t even know it existed at the time, lmao.

      Now Dreamcast, that was the fuckin shit.

    • #425744
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Me. We had a Megadrive, Saturn, Playstation, Gameboy + Color, PS2, PC, XBOX and Dreamcast for my childhood.

    • #425745
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I was an adult when the saturn came out its was a good system. i also had PS1 and N64

      • #425752
        Anonymous
        Guest

        You ever listen to Retronauts?
        I was a big fan of 1up podcasts, before magazines went bankrupt

        • #425762
          Anonymous
          Guest

          nope

    • #425746
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I have yet to even see a Saturn

    • #425747
      Anonymous
      Guest

      why did sega of america even bother with the saturn, it had no fucking games

      • #425753
        Anonymous
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        Sega should have went with the 32X, skipped the Shiturn, and released the 3dfx-based Dreamcast instead of PowerVR.

        Sega would’ve never died if they’d done this.

      • #425874
        Anonymous
        Guest

        dreamcast has 700 games, saturn has 1000+ games

        • #425877
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Over 1000 games in the library and nothing at all worth playing. What a fucking pathetic console and a shitstain on Sega’s great legacy.

    • #425748
      Anonymous
      Guest

      It’s incredible how SEGA consoles in Europe went from being the household name to a literally who when the Saturn launched
      PS1 completely dismantled more than a decade of SEGA dominance in Europe in a single year

      • #425751
        Anonymous
        Guest

        There were still plenty of Sega diehards around but man it really is amazing just how quickly Sega went down. Nintendo losing dominance in the US was a much, much slower process, in Europe Sega just fucking vanished overnight.

        • #425756
          Anonymous
          Guest

          The N64 was more relevant than the Saturn in Europe, that’s how much of a fiasco it was
          Nintendo whose biggest achievement in Europe before the game boy was having Famicom bootlegs all over flea markets sold by chinks and gypsies lmao

          • #425759
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >Famicom bootlegs all over flea markets sold by chinks and gypsies lmao
            That’s fucking SOVL right there. Such a shame those things tended to break down after less than a year of use.

            • #425764
              Anonymous
              Guest

              I still have mine and I’m sure it still works, the shell I later discovered to be mimicking the super famicom, complete with the red eject button and everything
              I spent countless hours playing contra force, tecmo world soccer and a funny jap game of street basketball where you punched each other and every team had a unique power to shoot and dunk

          • #425765
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Man I just love walking into a chink shop and seeing a basket full of those 9999 in 1 bootleg carts.

      • #425758
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Very true. Of my group of friends most had Mega Drives and paired it with a Gameboy, mostly for Pokemon. Once PS1 hit it became Sega who. Not really sure how they managed to do it so quickly in Europe, even without factoring in Sega flopping with the Saturn and Dreamcast. It really was like an overnight sensation.

        • #425763
          Anonymous
          Guest

          A lot of countries they were dominant in were poor as shit and kept buying Mega Drives well into the 5th gen. Both the PS1 and PS2 exploded in sales after the cheaper models came out (granted they were already selling well before then) so if Sega had done the same perhaps they would have done better but the way things were the Saturn was just a crazy expensive console that most people didn’t even know existed.

        • #425851
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Sony bought their way into the market for Europe, for all the bitching and whining Sonyfags do about Microshit buying ZeniMax, Sony did the same thing with Psygnosis.

      • #425790
        Anonymous
        Guest

        They ran the town with Genesis. I had a PSX and an N64 and still wanted a Genesis for toy story and sonic. Saturn was poorly handled as fuck. They launched the system at E3, the same day they announced the price, so stores had to rush to get them stocked. Then they announced the price was $400 and all sony had to do was walk up and say "$299". One of the most infamous mic drops in gaming history.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExaAYIKsDBI&ab_channel=SoldierMWS

        Did you ever import anything?
        Also your dad sounds pretty based

        Nah I was too young and stupid to get japanese games overseas and my dad wasn’t about to pay for it. Hell I didn’t even know the Saturn came from Japan at the time. He came in clutch sometimes, he did end up getting us a N64 with DK 64 eventually, then got us Ocarina and Majora from a pawn shop. As well as finding a wii around christmas when no one had them. My dad is the whitest Nigga in existence though. He was a founding member of Napster, claiming he wasn’t stealing music, he was "sharing" it with other people that owned the music and sharing was legal. Then he rented Space Jam and played it on one VCR, while the other watched and recorded so he could save $20. His defense there was that by renting it from blockbuster he had temporary ownership and could do what he wanted with the things he owned.

        • #425798
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Your dad sounds really based anon.

        • #425806
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Your dad sounds pretty cool.
          >founding member of Napster
          Oh shit. Thank your father for me for all the music I downloaded back in the day.

        • #425807
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >"$299"
          >Refuses to elaborate further
          >Leaves
          What the fuck happened to this attitude?

    • #425749
      Anonymous
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    • #425750
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Not me. Didn’t even know anybody who had one. Did know a kid with a 3DO though.

      • #425769
        Anonymous
        Guest

        My brother had a 3DO, Road Rash was surprising good on it, as was Need for Spped and Return Fire.. terrible system though

        • #425781
          Anonymous
          Guest

          How was it terrible? I have one now and find it just fine for an early CD based system. And at least I can get games for it unlike the Saturn, which I also now have.

    • #425754
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >that kid with that had a saturn and only virtual hydlide

      • #425847
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I had 2 copies of corpse killer for some reason. I would have killed for virtual hydlide instead I mostly just replayed clockwork knight and panzer dragoon over and over

    • #425755
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I was a kid with a PlayStation in the mid 90’s, ONE friend and his brother owned the streets only N64 and no one owned a Saturn. Genuinely had no idea it existed.
      We were all more aware of the dreamcast because it’s games actually appeared in store shelves but again, no one i knew owned a dreamcast either.
      I did not read up on the Saturns existence until the early to mid 2000’s, had assumed they skipped between Genesis/Megadrive and Dreamcast.
      Have still never played one in all these years.

    • #425757
      Anonymous
      Guest

      One of my friends had one. I remember playing clockwork knight, sega rally, and two player time crisis 2.

    • #425760
      Anonymous
      Guest

      The Saturn people were always the most hardcore gamers. It was almost a status symbol. And they were all old and weird… uh kind of like us. The thing is though anyone who was that deep into gaming didn’t even bother with the US version, they’d import. The terrible US library doomed it.

    • #425761
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yo.

    • #425766
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Both me and my brother had saturns, then he got an n64 and i grabbed the psx

      • #425767
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Sounds like you won out.
        Hope he liked Mario64

        • #425768
          Anonymous
          Guest

          We played so many jank shitty acclaim fighters back in the day it was sick.

    • #425770
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I had a Genesis and a Dreamcast. I wish I had a Saturn back then, though.

    • #425771
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Play bulk slash

      • #425812
        Anonymous
        Guest

        good taste

    • #425772
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Owned N64 and Saturn and Ps1 at various points. I feel like the quality of games on Saturn was more varied than the other two. There were some truly abysmal games, right alongside ridiculously good stone cold classics like Sega Rally. When a Saturn game (or port) was good, it was really, really good.

    • #425773
      Anonymous
      Guest

      all the alpha chads owned a chadurn. nintendo kids wouldn’t understand.

      • #425774
        Anonymous
        Guest

        The top sega game is a niche VN about the Japanese mafia with mini games. I wouldn’t call that winning

        • #425778
          Anonymous
          Guest

          imagine unironically ignoring sega’s arcade legacy, so many companies owe them for pioneering loads of 3d shit alone

        • #425794
          Anonymous
          Guest

          yakuza is better than any of your nintroonshit. miyamoto would never allow a game with that much testosterone to be made at nintendo.

    • #425775
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Are there any decent Saturn emulators, bros? I feel like I’ve missed some good stuff since I’ve never played one.

      • #425780
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Yabause or Retroarch’s modified mednafen core Beetle-Saturn. The only game I’ve had chug on it is Burning Rangers, which runs almost perfect but 59fps means some really crunchy audio in it for some reason.

    • #425776
      Anonymous
      Guest

      That was me. My progression was NES -> Saturn -> PS1. The only reason I can figure my dad got a Saturn is because it flopped so hard in the US and was discounted tremendously. The man was a pawn shop king. If he could get something on sale or used, he did. It actually had some decent games, it’s really a shame that the full catalog never made it to the US because the launch was so sloppy.
      >clockwork knight 1 and 2
      >scud the disposable assassin (dad wouldn’t let us play M games, but this one was gory as fuck for T)
      >nights into dreams
      >sonic 3d
      >virtua cop
      >virtua fighter
      >Bug!

      • #425779
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Did you ever import anything?
        Also your dad sounds pretty based

    • #425777
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Genuinely don’t even remember it being sold in stores at the time where I was

    • #425782
      Anonymous
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      My friend got one at launch. Ended up never using it and getting an extreme green n64 eventually. Only game I ever played on it was Nights but I had a N64 and a PS1.

    • #425783
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >that kid who used rare candies on all his Pokemon
      >that kid who ran like sonic
      >that kid who was weird and self deprecating all the time
      >that kid who would daydream about playing a rock song and their classmates loved it
      >that kid who deepened his voice when he was called on in class
      >that kid that liked blink 182 too much
      >that kid that wore band shirts every day
      >that fat goth girl
      >that kid that died during your time at school
      >that kid who always touched his friends
      >that girl who had mental health problems because she was raised by a single mom

      • #425787
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >That kid that died during your time at school
        Fuck I remember that, she just fell over and shit her pants in the middle of the library. They got the AED and it didn’t do anything and she went out on a stretcher.

    • #425784
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I had snes, gameboy, gbc, gba, n64, saturn, ps, and dc.

    • #425785
      Anonymous
      Guest

      My friend Michael had one. I loved panzer dragoon.

      Side note: Mike is in jail now. Could be a coincidence.

      • #425786
        Anonymous
        Guest

        You ever visit Mike in jail?
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_of_mercy
        Visiting people in Jail is a corporal act of mercy. It’s like grave digging, good for the soul

        • #425789
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I actually just found out recently. Been writing letters.

    • #425788
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I was. Panzer Dragoon Saga was a religious experience for me. Blew my fucking mind away.

      • #425836
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I actually hated Saga the first time I played because it was nothing like 1 or 2. I also wasn’t big on RPGs. But by the time I got to the desert the game clicked with me and I was completely obsessed.

    • #425791
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Who else had this battery chugging machine?

      • #425795
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Don’t know how or why my dad got one, but I did. We only had one game, some baseball game, and then casually let it rot by the wayside. It was a monster at eating batteries though.

      • #425867
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Still do. Also have the Nomad.

    • #425792
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >blocks your path

      • #425808
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >KB Toys
        They deserved to fucking die.

    • #425793
      Anonymous
      Guest

      i had a saturn growing up
      ama reddit

      • #425800
        Anonymous
        Guest

        You ever play Virtual On?

        • #425811
          Anonymous
          Guest

          No, I really wanted to play it as a kid, but never got the chance to buy it. I think a friend of mine had it but I wasn’t that close with him that I just could pop into his house.
          I bought it a few years ago when I went to Japan but haven’t played it yet since I bought a lot of stuff and still haven’t gone through all of it. Also bought the DC Virtual-ON.
          It always looked like a beautiful game, I hope the gameplay doesn’t disapoint.

          • #425816
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Super potato is pretty overpriced, but walking around a store and seeing Arino on every TV is nice
            It’s also nice when walking through Don Quijote, when the one section of the store has the Dragon Quest theme on loop
            I just miss Japanese Arcades

            • #425822
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Yes Super Potato is overpriced, I didn’t find a single cheap game worth buying in tokyo or osaka’s stores. I bought most of my haul at book offs and hard offs. I got a few in mandarake as well in the top floor. Since I was a broke bastard at the time I was mostly trying to get as much cheap games as possible and didn’t really invest in a big fish. I managed to bring like 35 games with me I think.
              I do regret not getting a white saturn though.

          • #425819
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Nothing about the controls or the game mechanics feels intuitive, but if you stick with it it’s an incredibly rewarding experience.

            • #425824
              Anonymous
              Guest

              I’ll keep that in mind, as I grow older I keep losing my patience and don’t invest as much time trying to stick to a video game, I will most often than not just disregard them if I’m not immediately having fun.

    • #425796
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Having a dreamcast growing up was way cooler. Saturn just had the extra niche factor.

    • #425797
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >yakuza is better than any of your nintroonshit. miyamoto would never allow a game with that much testosterone to be made at nintendo.

      • #425802
        Anonymous
        Guest

        why did you quote me with a portrait of yourself?

    • #425799
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No, I wasn’t born when the Saturn released.

    • #425801
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I lived in Atlanta and I never saw a Sega Saturn or Sega Saturn game out in the wild. Not once.

      First time I saw one was when Funcoland opened up in like 2002.

    • #425803
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Me, and sonic racers is still my jam. CAN YOU FEEL THE SUNSHINE?

      • #425813
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >For the longest time I would swear I had a Saturn despite having no memory of it
        >But I knew I had played Sonic R
        >Later find the game in storage
        >There was a PC version that I completely forgot

    • #425804
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Me. Sega is love. Sega is life. Patrick K. Lawson is a fucking smelly lying melanoid.

    • #425805
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I was that kid. I had Xmen Children of the Atom. Virtua Fighter, Daytona, Panzerdragoon, Clockwork Night, Nights, and Ghen War.

    • #425809
      Anonymous
      Guest

      euro here, i have never seen one IRL
      once i saw a dreamcast at a gaming convention, but that’s it

      • #425817
        Anonymous
        Guest

        What else have you seen in Europe?

        • #425818
          Anonymous
          Guest

          lots of bootleg psx games, we had like, millions of those here

        • #425826
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Imagine being so cucked that you don’t go around with your boys and burn all these tent cities to the ground.

          • #425828
            Anonymous
            Guest

            psycho

            • #425834
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Pleb

            • #425835
              Anonymous
              Guest

              What’s your excuse for tolerating these barbarian invaders?

      • #425829
        Anonymous
        Guest

        saying "i’m from europe lol here we didn’t have it" is a little retarded
        especially at the time most countries had completely different markets, and a lot of eurpean countries sega did incredibly well while others it didn’t even get in. trying to apply an entire continent to this particular subject is very silly
        here in portugal saturns still to this day sell for like 40€ in used retro stores, they’re absurdly common, it sold a lot here

        • #425831
          Anonymous
          Guest

          portuganon.. if you look it up, your country is literally the only one in all of europe that actually bought the saturn

          • #425837
            Anonymous
            Guest

            yeah but not the dreamcast as the other guy was saying. mega drive also did pretty well in a lot of countries. the master system for whatever reason did well in the UK.

          • #425839
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Source? Hadn’t heard of this.

    • #425810
      Anonymous
      Guest

      yep, i was that kid. grew up as a segafag so i bought a saturn as soon as it came out.
      i remember going to school with my video game magazines and showing friends games that are only going to be out on the saturn.

      then awhle later, my friend got a playstation with FF7 and i got jealous. the only RPG i had was shining the holy ark

    • #425814
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I had one when it’s lifetime was nearly over. Would have liked enjoying it at it’s peak but I did play most of the classics on it.

    • #425815
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I wish I was

    • #425825
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’d be more interested what it was like being the kid with a CD-I, Neogeo, Atari Jaguar or 3do.

    • #425827
      Anonymous
      Guest

      My father bought "us" one for House of the Dead. Its funny because he warned me it probably wouldn’t be as good as the arcade but my 11 year old peabrain didn’t understand what that meant…its house of the dead, just at home, surely? Even if it wasn’t that great, the novelty of Virtua Cop, House, and Daytona at home was pretty awesome. He also scored us a copy of Saga without knowing it was going to be rare or anything like that. 1998 was pretty awesome for vidya.

    • #425830
      Anonymous
      Guest

      You know what I miss? When consoles weren’t glorified PC’s. Put the game in and you’re off to the races. If the next console gen returned to physical media without the need to download shit, I’d buy it day one. I don’t even care if the games needed to come in the size of a brick, I’d buy it.

      • #425833
        Anonymous
        Guest

        i dont miss that at all

        • #425838
          Anonymous
          Guest

          How even? That was one of the big upsides to consoles, none of the tinkering and downloads and installs that came with PC gaming.

          • #425844
            Anonymous
            Guest

            sounds like youre just mad because you have a small brain and you didnt know how to connect to the internet. lol

    • #425832
      Anonymous
      Guest

      My highschool girlfriend did. She challenged me to some Sailormoon fighter. Ended with her giving me an angry blowjob after a few rounds heated rounds. I destroyed her. Thank you, Sailor Jupiter.

    • #425840
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I played virtua fighter on it
      Still don’t get why Saturn went for quads instead of triangles

      • #425841
        Anonymous
        Guest

        It was built as a 2D system. Sega threw in 3D as an afterthought

      • #425843
        Anonymous
        Guest

        i imagine they were just adapting the sprite system they already had and slapping a z-buffer on it
        don’t forget the console started as a 2D powerhouse and shifted it into 3D at the last minute

        but regardless of that, there was still going on a quads vs tris mini cold war at the time in emerging 3D technology space. it wasn’t necessarily obvious who would win at the time

        • #425853
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >i imagine they were just adapting the sprite system they already had and slapping a z-buffer on it
          stop using terms you don’t understand

    • #425842
      Anonymous
      Guest

      When I was a kid I was living in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, one of the closest Russian regions to Japan, and my father used to take bussiness trips there. For a year or so that was his primary job. He was helping his friend to get imported goods for his store such as cassette players, video recorders and other stuff. Mostly electronics. That is how I had a Saturn for 2 weeks. Time flies crazy but I still remember the joy and excitement. Parents restricted to invite my friends from school to play it because they would break it or something, but I didn’t listen and we played the only CD I had, that was some action horror game.

    • #425845
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I had the CDi.
      That’s was about it for non-standard consoles. Then PS1, PS2/Gamecube blah blah

    • #425846
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yes, I remember most stores stopped carrying Saturn games and I was one of the only people who rented Saturn games from our local rental shop. In 1997 when they announced they were discontinuing the Saturn my parents bought a bunch of games from them heavily discounted. Most of them weren’t good

    • #425849
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Bug and bug too really filtered me on some parts despite stacking lives,also i wish i could go back and buy more games for it

      • #425850
        Anonymous
        Guest

        those games are fucking terrible i hate bug so fucking much

    • #425852
      Anonymous
      Guest

      A childhood friend of mine had one, but his folks were rich and he had all sorts of import stuff as well with exotic consoles
      >Sonic R
      >Daytona USA
      >Virtual On
      >Nights into Dreams
      >Night into Dream Christmas
      >Burning Rangers

      • #425854
        Anonymous
        Guest

        What’s that kid doing these days?
        Corporate exec?

        • #425855
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Pretty sure he moved country and became a hippie lol

    • #425856
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yes me, and I got to use the superior 2d/Fightan controller.
      You DO own the official bluetooth Saturn pad right bros?

      • #425858
        Anonymous
        Guest

        i used to own a retrobit saturn but it broke down after a month, nowadays i just use a stick

    • #425857
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Any must play games that are exclusive of the Saturn?

      • #425859
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Panzer dragoon trilogy, especially Zweii and Saga, burning rangers, night into dreams and Christmas nights

      • #425860
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Panzer dragoon saga
        Burning rangers
        That bomberman game if you have friends
        Dragon force
        Guardian heroes but iirc it also got ported to xbox?

        • #425875
          Anonymous
          Guest

          pd saga and burning rangers are not so great but dragon force is a must play

          • #425881
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Dragon Force has a superior remake on PS2. No reason to play it on the Saturd anymore.

            • #425883
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Assuming its like the die hard one,what exactly the remake adds

              • #425887
                Anonymous
                Guest

                I think it has one or two new characters that you can’t recruit(only fight against), redrawn artwork and voice-acting

            • #425886
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Indeed, why play a game on the Saturn when you can play it on another console in a language you can’t even understand?

      • #425861
        Anonymous
        Guest
      • #425866
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Saturn Bomber man
        Robitka
        Battle Arena Toshinden (remix)
        Virtua Fighter 2
        I hear Panzer Dragoon Saga was good but I never had it
        Virtua cop with the blue gun

    • #425862
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Never had a Saturn but I borrowed one from a cousin back in the 90s so I got to try it out. Virtual On, Virtua Fighter, Daytona, Clockwork Knight. Think he had some sports games too but I didn’t play them.

    • #425863
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yes, I was. I’ll tell you more: I had Daytona USA and I enjoyed it. It’s like to admit to have a weird fetish, but so much so that. Anyway, a year after I bought it it was clear that it was destined to fail, so I sold it and moved on to the enemy buying a PlayStation. No regrets, it won the 5th gen for good reasons other than piracy.

    • #425865
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I was that kid. My parents gave me the choice between this and a PRAYSTATIORU and I went with this. (they got a ps also a few months later tho along with GTA1 cause my dad was based and wanted to play it too)

    • #425868
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Anyone remember a game called Imp? Think I remember that being alright

    • #425869
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Shitty arcade ports, shitty weeb jarpigs, the list goes on…

      • #425871
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Dunno bro saturn was fantastic when it came to arcade fighting game ports

        • #425872
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Had to buy a ram cart for them though, and even then they still didn’t look as nice or smooth as arcade.

    • #425870
      Anonymous
      Guest

      it was me

    • #425873
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Indeed. I still have it, in fact, though the laser stopped working a few years ago

      • #425882
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Buy an ODE.

    • #425876
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Nights got obliterated by Super Mario 64

    • #425878
      Anonymous
      Guest

      My cousin was. Can’t say I was ever impressed by it, but we had some fun playing on it. We played some fighter jet game, think it was called Tomcat? I wanna say Timesplitters was another game he had for it, but I can’t remember if that was on his Saturn or some other system he had at the time.

      • #425879
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I’m sure Timesplitters was a PS2 game

    • #425880
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I wish. It has a far better library than the N64.

    • #425884
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Genesis > Saturn > Dreamcast

      • #425888
        Anonymous
        Guest

        God Tier:
        Genesis

        High Tier:
        Master System

        Mid Tier:
        Game Gear

        Low Tier:
        Dreamcast

        Shit Tier:
        Saturn

        • #425889
          Anonymous
          Guest

          What perfect storm allowed Genesis to do what Nintendon’t?

          • #425890
            Anonymous
            Guest

            The PC Engine completely failed in the west because they delayed it for 2 years for a pointless case re-design.

            Sega literally didn’t even get a foothold in the market in Japan until the Saturn.

            • #425893
              Anonymous
              Guest

              PC engine was never gonna catch on anyway even if it had good marketing. Shit was just too outdated compared to the Genesis and SNES, basically the Dreamcast of its generation.

              • #425897
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Right, that’s why it outsold the Mega Drive. Or how it was technically more capable than both of those consoles thanks to the CD add-on, so much so that Sega released the Sega CD as a failed attempt to capitalise on that market.

                If it’d come out a year earlier, like it should’ve, and they had the CD system out to compete with the Genesis’s launch window, it could’ve been a different story.

                • #425899
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  >Right, that’s why it outsold the Mega Drive.
                  Because the average jap has terrible taste in videogames.

                  >Or how it was technically more capable than both of those consoles
                  Lol, shitty system couldn’t even do parallax scrolling. Nice coping tho NECbeard.

                  • #425902
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    Imagine bragging about parallax when your system can’t even do CD audio and voice acting. The only impressive MD game is Virtua Racing, and that’s because the cart did half the processing work.

                    • #425903
                      Anonymous
                      Guest

                      >voice acting
                      Cutscenes are cringe as fuck and take away from the gameplay experience.

                      >CD audio
                      Chiptunes unironically have more soul, especially based FM Synth.

              • #425898
                Anonymous
                Guest

                The CD-Addon could have made up for it. Still, its library was too jap centric

            • #425900
              Anonymous
              Guest

              That’s not the only reason. Most of the games were weeb rpgs and adventure games which were only popular in Japan back then

    • #425885
      Anonymous
      Guest

      street fighter alpha 2 was best on the saturn.

    • #425891
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I remember not finding a Saturn anywhere. Buying online wasn’t a good option back then, no shop had Saturn for sale miles around me. Genesis was indeed a lot easier to find, comparatively.

    • #425892
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Segata Sanshiro would have saved it if he was in western marketing and they actually translated most of its library.

      • #425894
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Or if Sonic Team had just fucking made a 2.5D Sonic sidescroller instead of Nights into Memes.

    • #425895
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Why did they put the copyright info on the fucking startup screen? Imagine getting it for Christmas 1995 and feeling it’s already outdated after a week.

    • #425896
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Almost. I was leaning toward it in the store because N64 wasn’t out yet and it came with virtua fighter for free. Luckily I went ps1 though.

      • #425901
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Favorite PS1 JRPG?

        • #425904
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Legend of Legaia. Must’ve rented it 3 times and still didn’t beat it. Have to go back and replay it one of these days.

    • #425905
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >that kid that released a Sega Saturn emulator for the PS3 years after the PS4 was released
      https://youtu.be/jrH_fOn1FV4

    • #425906
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >muh redbook audio
      Meanwhile, the SNES version of Dracula X has better music than Pshit Engine’s:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LuFBlUNoRY

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