What was like growing up with Sega consoles?

What was like growing up with Sega consoles?
I never hear much about these consoles outside of Sonic and the Genesis' BLAST PROCESSING ads, so I'm curious about it.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sorry I'm not Brazillian so I don't know.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it was like owning any other console. i had a few games for my genesis and sometimes went to my neighbors house to play SNES. sometimes they came to my house and we took turns on games.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was normal. Everyone I knew growing up had an SC-3000 or a Master System if they were wealthy. Some really nerdy kids had Commodore 64s and nobody had a Nintendo.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    sega genesis was my first console. it turned me into a sonicfag that i am today.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone back in the day had a Super Nintendo and a Genesis, it wasn't anything more than that.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What was like growing up with Sega consoles?
    Like being fed soiglop every morning for breakfast

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got a model 3 genesis for my fifth birthday. It was pretty cash. I played the shit out of Mortal Kombat 2, NBA Hangtime and Golden Axe

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What would be different about it compared to growing up with Nintendo consoles? You'll have to be more specific

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I knew nobody who grew up with Game Gear as their primary handheld. Even Sega fans knew Game Boy was better.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The second model of the Lynx was the best.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >6 AAA BATTERIES
      shit was doomed from the start

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The batteries were one thing, the real issue was the horrible screen ghosting.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had a SNES, but my brother that lived with my dad like two hours away had a Genesis. I think I eventually got my own of the smaller model, but outside of that, I don't think I owned anything but the Dreamcast. The Dreamcast was fuckin' rad though, easily the best console to rent shit for. It's a shame you can't find legit copies of the games anywhere online for a reasonable price. I've been meaning to look into buying a bunch of CD-Rs so I could just burn games onto blank discs, but I keep forgetting whenever I'm out.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The one big weakspot for Sega is that during the Genesis era, you had basically nothing for RPGs except Phantasy Star and Shining Force. Granted I still think those 2 are some of the best RPGs ever made, but it was still hard to watch RPG fans feast on the SNES.

    Basically the big difference I would say is that it was harder to find common ground with other Genesis owners than for SNES owners. With SNES you had the big Nintendo characters and basically everyone who had the console was sure to be playing Mario/DK/Kirby. On the Genesis everyone played Sonic but there was much less unity aside from that, you didn't have other games you could gurantee other Genesis owners had.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was mad at first when I somehow ended up with the wrong system and all my friends were playing Bing Bing Wahoo, but then I played Shadowrun, Kid Chameleon, Ecco, Sonic, Altered Beast, a bunch of other games. I remember when MK came out and the Sega version was objectively better. Played Tomb Raider on Saturn for the first time.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    4th gen was pretty evenly split between between Genesisfags and SNESfags. Some kids had both but most only had one.
    The differences in ports were pretty significant. Sometimes they were completely different games with the same name.
    Sega had some really wild in-your-face ads. And the game library pretty much fit that tone. Earthworm Jim, Booger Man, Comix Zone, Vector Man, etc... Nintendo did extreme marketing as well, but there was a real disconnect between the Nintendo games and the Nintendo ads.

    Really the only Sega systems I'm familiar with was the Genesis and the Dreamcast. Genesis felt like it was neck-to-neck with Nintendo. I was really impressed by the music that came out of that thing. We were often bobbing our heads as we played Streets of Rage III. https://youtu.be/kRrf-WxRsgs

    I still listen Genesis music on YouTube and watch demoscene shit. https://youtu.be/OGDtViPngi8

    Dreamcast was well liked when it was released, but that was because it was first out the gate for 6th gen. It was considered to have impressive graphics when it was released and the launch library was interesting enough but nothing to go out and buy a Dreamcast right away. Sure enough it got quickly overshadowed by the PS2, Xbox, and even the GameCube.

    I knew nobody who owned a Saturn.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      TiTAN is absolutely sick

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Consensus is weird kids owned Sega systems. One of my friends did, he was homeschooled and generally weird, but his dad was wealthy and became well-connected, so he's in the entertainment industry now...though doesn't have appear to achieved much success. So it's a toss-up.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was normal I guess. I was an idort which was a luxury at the time. Sonic 3 is still one of my favorite games of all time.

    >t. Anon from Brazil

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Genesis and its various addons felt like it had a bit more edge than Nintendo's offerings. I had an NES and then SNES, but I got a Genesis around the time that they started packing in Sonic 2 with them. I even got a Sega CD at one point, which was nice because it allowed me to play some games that were otherwise only available on PC (like The Secret of Monkey Island). I didn't have a Saturn growing up, but I did get a Dreamcast before a PS2. The Dreamcast didn't feel edgy at all, but it did have a very unique vibe to it, almost futuristic in a way that even later consoles wouldn't capture.

    I should say that I also had a Game Gear rather than a Game Boy (I did get a Pocket around the time that Pokemon Red/Blue came out), and that was kind of shit. I enjoyed playing Streets of Rage 2, Surf Ninjas and one of the Jurassic Park games on it though.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In my experience only rich kids had Sega consoles.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only ever saw a Master System at someone's house two different times growing up. Everyone else had an NES.

    I had an NES, Genesis, TG-16, SNES, and a Saturn. I think I was the only one in my friend group who had any non-Nintendo systems.

    I have some of my fondest gaming memories on the Genesis. Playing through Toejam&Earl with a friend, RPGs like Phantasy Star, Shadowrun, Shining in the Darkness. SNES had more and often better of the kind of games I liked (RPGs, action-adventure like Zelda), but the Genesis willl always hold a special place alongside it.

    The Saturn I didn't play as much, but I enjoyed my time with Tomb Raider, Rayman, and Virtua Fighter 2.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i love the nes, tried the master system recently and im digging it too, great games on it.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I mean, pretty normal feeling. It's not as if we knew the game industry was going to get way worse starting around 2008, we were just happy to see a cool console. Imagine how you feel about the current generation of games you play, and apply that to uh... well maybe not actually considering the sad state of the industry right now. Playing stuff like Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble, Earthworm Jim, Vectorman, etc. felt COOL, as in genuinely cool. No microtransactions, no battle passes, you just got the fucking game you paid for.

    I don't have as much fondness for my sega genesis as I do for my Dreamcast though. Dreamcast felt way ahead of it's time, and just had banger game after banger game. Also, the dreamcast had online features that we wouldn't see again till the Xbox 360.

    That being said, even my pre-pubescent ass would have had their balls drop instantly and came hard even thinking about something like a Steam Deck back in the day. If you think the steam deck battery life was bad, imagine having to constantly replace EIGHT AA batteries at a time for a tiny little screen if I recall correctly. Now literally any device on the planet can play Genesis games, no matter how cheap, tech is just so far ahead of where it was when I was a kid. A shame all it's being used for is the most heinous fucking bullshit imaginable. Like, really think about how amazing smartphones are in terms of power compared to what we used to have for dedicated gaming platforms, and think about how awful it is that what people choose to do with that power is give you dopamine farm gacha games with heavy amounts of microtransactions and ads. It's just the kind of shit that drains the optimism out of you over time. If you wanna know why there's so many jaded boomers, it's because of that kind of stuff. Every console generation felt new and revolutionary, then 8th gen happened and it just felt like 7th gen 1.5, and 9th gen happened and it was just so underwhelming, nobody cares.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Also, the dreamcast had online features that we wouldn't see again till the Xbox 360.

      LAN parties were great but calling players moron gays on og Xbox Live was a thing of beauty.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        most underrated console of all time

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've had zero battery issues on my handheld.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's normal when your expected battery life is below one hour. Before the battery bulges and explodes, that is.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Genesis was great, but the SNES was one of the greatest consoles of all time. There is no contest.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Don’t be silly, the Mega Drive was better for everything except story games like VNs and JRPGs.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        definitely the most overhyped console of all time

        the Genesis was mostly just an arcade in your home. The games were very arcadelike. The SNES actually tried to be a home console. The SNES had way more memorable games.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Name five that aren't first party or Square RPGs.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          depends on what genres you like. each one is like half of a perfect console.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Given that SEGA heavily focused on the Arcade market before they took off with home consoles, most of their games were oriented around that.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      definitely the most overhyped console of all time

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was a Sega fan fag from master system to Dreamcast
    It was excruciating

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pirates Gold! Is one of my GOATS. I really wish a proper remake was made of it.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was great. In the UK Sega was the lead and everyone had a Mega Drive. Hanging out at your mates house playing Streets of Rage into the middle of the night was comfy as fuck. Everyone was into Sonic, there were 2 cartoons on saturdays a comic every other week and a bunch of cool as fuck games. Going the rental shop you had hundreds of games to pick from and try every week, all of them almost as good as going to the Arcade which would be a special event. Going to the arcade and playing Mortal Kombat then coming home and beating the shit out of friends and doing bullshit finishers.

    The saturn was a huge jump up, playing shit like Fighting Vipers and knocking the clothes off all the girls was great, Christmas NiGHTS was comfy as fuck. And then the Dreamcast came out and blew everyone away with incredible arcade games. I still remember playing Soul Calibur for the first time, the graphics were insane. They looked amazing. That move where Sophitia wraps her legs around your head and slams her pussy into your face and grinds your face into the ground still makes me diamonds today.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Still can't believe I got to play this game in public. It's just panty shots and face mounting. Fucking incredible.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >rentals
      There's one thing I miss. For movies it made sense Netflix killed them off, but I think game rentals still have a reason to exist.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Zoomer here. Which genesis model should I get? I heard the 1st model has the best sound quality and you can even get stereo out of it and connect it to your amp. And how do you get RGB out of it?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You know you can emulate it on a potato right?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        emulation can't beat real hardware

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It’s your money to burn, I guess.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          For pretty much all pre-2000 systems with a few notable exceptions emulation is functionally perfect and all games perform perfectly unless you were a clock-cycle autist.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I owned a genesis and played on CRT's when I was a lad.

          Emulation is very good. Even when I was a teenager, Genesis emulation was good. I'd rather play Sonic on my 72 inch TV with steam deck emulation than dig my Genesis out of storage.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            A genesis looks best hooked to a CRT with SCART. HDTVs don't do it justice.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I've gamed on Genesis longer than you've been alive. Aside from the dithering effect we have in sonic waterfalls, I don't notice a difference and that's good enough for me. Preach to someone who cares kid.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                dont make me start posting side-by-side dithering comparisons

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              If your so dead set on playing on console, don't RGB mod it. Devs designed it to be display on consumer CRTs over RCA or SCART cables.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                SCART is RGB, though

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                genesis dont need mods to do rgb

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >devs wanted their games to look like garbage in composite
                Why do you think screenshots on the back of boxes and manuals were all taken in RGB?
                Why do you think arcade cabinets all had RGB monitors?
                Why do you think all magazine advert screenshots were taken in RGB?
                You're a clown. mate.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      For model 1 stereo you must use the 3.5mm jack in front.
      Keep in mind that there are model 1s with shit audio. Pic related, you want one like the top example, the bottom (VA7) is the shit audio type.
      Model 2 is fine if you do the mega amp mod.

      For RGB, you can do mods or use the HDRetrovision cables (pricey).

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Keep in mind that there are model 1s with shit audio. Pic related, you want one like the top example, the bottom (VA7) is the shit audio type.

        I know. The thing to look out for on model 1's are the "High Definition Graphics" logo and the serial port. and what about the CDX?

        >Model 2 is fine if you do the mega amp mod.
        never heard of that

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          HDG logo doesn't really matter. Very early consoles had it, but some later ones (that aren't VA7s) don't have it. The ports in the back are the telltale element.

          Mega amp mod: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FtqOvBZ5zU

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Oh, and I forgot the Triple Bypass. This mod not only affects audio, but video as well - in case you want the RGB stuff.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    SEGA were ahead of their time. They did things that other companies wouldn't. Took insane risks.
    Revisionist Youtubers like to shit on them now, purely because they grew up with Nintendo and are biased, but they were the last soulful brand in video games.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yeah, they dont know shit.,

      emulation can't beat real hardware

      as someone who owns a genesis but emulated titles for it first, some emulation is very accurate. i play more games on my mega everdrive, probably the best of both worlds

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have three of these. genesis, saturn, dreamcast. nomad might be worth something but the rest are shit lol.

    as a kid i was always a pc player. genesis and ps1 a friend of mine had and we played a lot of streets of rage / golden axe

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sega Genesis was an awesome system.

    There was OTHER cool stuff on SNES, but Sega had more than enough to keep you entertained.

    Boogerman was every juvenile boy's dream game.

    Check out jungle strike and urban strike as well (desert strike is the first game, but as per protocol back then games strictly improved as they went forward and desert strike is a bit dated). You have to remember, for the time, these games were very intentionally leveraging the user's imagination, it was a level of immersion that has gone away with improved graphics.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have very fond nostalgia tinted memories of the SMS, gamegear, and genesis. the 32x felt like a mistake but i still enjoyed it. saturn was... ok.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Has some decent games for it, SEGA has its gems like Nintendo does. If you do choose to play some of them, just beware that they don't exactly have the memory capacity like SNES games do, so you will only get mostly games that will be more password oriented, with no real internal battery like how Nintendo consoles had for some of their games. RPGs for SEGA consoles aren't as common compared to how Nintendo and SNES got FF and many other RPGs. SEGA is more action oriented given that they were making more arcade games than home consoles at first.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A lack of games and jealousy over my friends SNES

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't have one but i still loved them, and played them constantly at my mates places.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    lots of begging for ports.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yes, nintendo kids begged for sonic ports

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