Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits

Anything to do with games at all.
User avatar
kommissarboris
Member
Joined in 2009
Location: belfast

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by kommissarboris » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:26 pm

to be honest, the top 5 machines they have there, if i remember back, everyone and their brother had one of those consoles.

i still don't understand though, if its going along the lines of consoles every brit owned how the hell theres no mention of the Speccy or C64 or amiga as every strawberry floater at the turn of the 80's/90's had one. except me, amstrad supermacy 8-)

unless they don't count the home computer, in which case it can be ritten off as a bull gooseberry fool list as no self respecting british list of retro gaming wouldn't have atleast one in the top five.

AND if it was for consoles only, then WTF is the atari 2600 doing so high, i love the atari 2600, but no, its not higher than any of the consoles on that list, the saturn comes higher than it, strawberry float it the turbo grfx comes higher than it and it sold IIRC, 7 units in britain.

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament.

Image
User avatar
IGM
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by IGM » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:21 am

kommissarboris wrote:to be honest, the top 5 machines they have there, if i remember back, everyone and their brother had one of those consoles.

i still don't understand though, if its going along the lines of consoles every brit owned how the hell theres no mention of the Speccy or C64 or amiga as every strawberry floater at the turn of the 80's/90's had one. except me, amstrad supermacy 8-)

unless they don't count the home computer, in which case it can be ritten off as a bull gooseberry fool list as no self respecting british list of retro gaming wouldn't have atleast one in the top five.

AND if it was for consoles only, then WTF is the atari 2600 doing so high, i love the atari 2600, but no, its not higher than any of the consoles on that list, the saturn comes higher than it, strawberry float it the turbo grfx comes higher than it and it sold IIRC, 7 units in britain.


And I can confirm I bought 6 of them.

I totally agree the Speccy should be in there - it was an amazing machine. The 48k :wub:

Though I did enjoy the 128k (+2!) it was a little less unique.

Image
Glowy69
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: B6

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by Glowy69 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:54 am

Fatal Exception wrote:The Saturn was garbage. Where the strawberry float is the Dreamcast though?


I trust you played the likes of Burning Rangers, Panzer Dragoon, VF, NiGHTS :wub: Grandia?

If not shush with your gooseberry fool opinion

Fabian Delph is a banana split.

Drumstick wrote:I'll go on record in stating that Villa won't finish inside the top 6 this season.

Image
User avatar
TheTurnipKing
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by TheTurnipKing » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:02 am

TheTurnipKing wrote:Retrose tinted glasses there, I feel. It had some good games, but if you look at say, Burning Rangers today, you'll realise that it's a horrible looking, totally unplayable mess.

A FANTASTIC idea, completely strawberry floated by the platform it was rendered on.




Not pictured here: Horrible, D-pad controls and clunky handling.


I've never seen a game more clearly begging for a hi-def remake. Imagine what you could do with modern physics processing for modelling the movement of the fire (and water), analogue controls and a nice, hi-res clean aesthetic?

The only thing is, I wouldn't trust SEGA with it.

Last edited by TheTurnipKing on Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:06 am, edited 2 times in total.
Glowy69
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: B6

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by Glowy69 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:05 am

But I played it. And I loved it. Another triumph for Sonic Team and its muscial department too :wub:

Fabian Delph is a banana split.

Drumstick wrote:I'll go on record in stating that Villa won't finish inside the top 6 this season.

Image
User avatar
TheTurnipKing
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by TheTurnipKing » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:06 am

glowy69 wrote:But I played it. And I loved it. Another triumph for Sonic Team and its muscial department too :wub:

People played Tomb Raider as well. They wouldn't today, though.

Glowy69
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: B6

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by Glowy69 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:07 am

TheTurnipKing wrote:
glowy69 wrote:But I played it. And I loved it. Another triumph for Sonic Team and its muscial department too :wub:

People played Tomb Raider as well. They wouldn't today, though.


True. But we arent on about today are we? At the time, and I finished it, I loved it, of course you could see there was problems with it, they were pointed out in the review, didnt detract from my enjoyment though

Fabian Delph is a banana split.

Drumstick wrote:I'll go on record in stating that Villa won't finish inside the top 6 this season.

Image
User avatar
TheTurnipKing
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by TheTurnipKing » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:09 am

It's a shame you weren't one of the interviewees then, isn't it?

Glowy69
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: B6

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by Glowy69 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:11 am

Oh well, Ims sure its a mess now, but these games were a massive part of my childhood and are probably the reason I love it still today.

Panzer Saga
RE
Tomb Raider
Burning Rangers
NiGHTS
Grandia
Sega Rally
Worldwide Soccer :shifty:

After playing the mega drive these were massive steps forward, and I still remember them fondly.

Fabian Delph is a banana split.

Drumstick wrote:I'll go on record in stating that Villa won't finish inside the top 6 this season.

Image
User avatar
Jazzem
Member
Joined in 2008
Contact:

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by Jazzem » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:22 am

Hell yeah at the Mega Drive love 8-) Though SNES should be higher, and yeah Saturn should be on there.

User avatar
Rik
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by Rik » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:24 am

Those who slate the Saturn were not in the scene and didn't play the massive selection of awesome 2D games that came out of Japan. Radiant Silvergun, Hyper Duel & Street Fighter Zero 3 for starters.

It was the last great 2D home console.

Neogaf: Riky
User avatar
Fatal Exception
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Racist chinese lover
Location: ಠ_ಠ

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by Fatal Exception » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:27 am

But seriously, the Saturn was a disaster. The Dreamcast knocked spots off it.

The above post, unless specifically stated to the contrary, should not be taken seriously. If the above post has offended you in any way, please fill in this form and return it to your nearest moderator.
Image
Glowy69
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: B6

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by Glowy69 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:04 pm

Fatal Exception wrote:But seriously, the Saturn was a disaster. The Dreamcast knocked spots off it.


It was a different generation :fp:

Fabian Delph is a banana split.

Drumstick wrote:I'll go on record in stating that Villa won't finish inside the top 6 this season.

Image
User avatar
Carlos
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: SanCarlos

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by Carlos » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:27 pm

Rik wrote:The first two are ok, then it all goes horribly wrong.

How can Game Gear be above Saturn, that is obviously factually incorrect.


Its a British-centric list and reflective of this country's 80's and 90's gaming tastes and ownership.
SEGA were more popular than Nintendo up until 1995 so the MD trumps the SNES in popularity; The Saturn was better than the Game Gear but the thing was dead as soon as the Playstation launched. The GG was more popular and thus achieves a higher position.

Its like some of you have somehow blanked out the 90's. ALL my mates had a MD and hardly anyone had a SNES. I think I knew one person with a Saturn whilst pretty much everyone at school had a Playstation. The N64 made some headway with the rich kids thanks to GoldenEye and to prove some things never change, my PC owning mates would continually boast about the superiority of their Pentium 2, 3DFX setup for Quake 2.

Image
User avatar
Drunken_Master
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by Drunken_Master » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:54 pm

Carlos wrote:
Its a British-centric list and reflective of this country's 80's and 90's gaming tastes and ownership.

SEGA were more popular than Nintendo up until 1995 so the MD trumps the SNES in popularity; The Saturn was better than the Game Gear but the thing was dead as soon as the Playstation launched. The GG was more popular and thus achieves a higher position.

Its like some of you have somehow blanked out the 90's. ALL my mates had a MD and hardly anyone had a SNES.


How does that explain the popularity of the Neo Geo in the list?

Image

Prime Directives : Prosecute those who steal memes from other forums. :fp:
User avatar
Peter Crisp
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by Peter Crisp » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:58 pm

I think the Neo-Geo is more a case of it being popular because it was so expensive. I've never owned or played on one but I remember it because it was so inaccessible and beyond the means of anyone I know.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
User avatar
Rik
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by Rik » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:14 pm

I had a NeoGeo CDZ and a Neo Geo, the best games (KOF) were ported to Saturn so I sold them.

Neogaf: Riky
User avatar
chalkitdown
Member
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Cork

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by chalkitdown » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:21 pm

TheTurnipKing wrote:
Not pictured here: Horrible, D-pad controls and clunky handling.


Are the sound effects when you collect crystals ripped directly from Starwing? :lol:

User avatar
Drunken_Master
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by Drunken_Master » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:25 pm

Rik wrote:I had a NeoGeo CDZ and a Neo Geo, the best games (KOF) were ported to Saturn so I sold them.



Wow. You have a Neo Geo home console system. Those things are worth shitloads.

:lol: @ the CDZ. Loading times on that were horrendous.

Image

Prime Directives : Prosecute those who steal memes from other forums. :fp:
User avatar
TheTurnipKing
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Sega Mega Drive named favourite retro console by Brits
by TheTurnipKing » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:27 pm

Drunken_Master wrote:
Rik wrote:I had a NeoGeo CDZ and a Neo Geo, the best games (KOF) were ported to Saturn so I sold them.



Wow. You have a Neo Geo home console system. Those things are worth shitloads.

:lol: @ the CDZ. Loading times on that were horrendous.

Ironically, they didn't need to be. But Neo-Geo games were optimised under the assumption of cartridge loading times allowing massive high detail assets. Early CD ROM technlogy really wasn't able to shunt them about about a reasonable speed so, yeah, most games suffered horrendously.

It brought down the cost of the games, but players paid a high price reguardless.


Return to “Games”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BAKA, Denster, Duke Washington, Edd, gamerforever, ITSMILNER, JediDragon05, KjGarly, Mafro, Monkey Man, MSN [Bot], Pedz, Ploiper and 32 guests