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NES or SNES - what's your preference?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Grabbrass, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Grabbrass

    Grabbrass

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    And don't say Genesis. :steamed: .... :supergrin:

    Even if Genesis was your fave back in the day vs. SNES, that's not the comparison I'm looking for. Just bouncing this NES vs. SNES thing out there cuz I'm considering an investment in one or the other - so, if you were stranded on an island that just happened to have electricity and a functional CRT television, would you rather have, an NES or an SNES to play on, and why? (assuming you could have any games for the system you wanted)

    Also don't get into emulation - the whole point of my interest is playing on the actual hardware, as God and Shigeru Miyamoto intended.


    I'll reply sometime later with my own vote.
     
  2. Upgrayedd

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    I'd say NES. I don't have one anymore, but I still have a couple of the games. Zelda and Battle of Olympus. If you get a system, I'd be happy to send my old games to you.:wavey:
     

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    NES. Still play my original one.

    Though, I have replaced the pin thingy, so now I don't have to get lightheaded from blowing in the cartridges.
     
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    I had the 16 bit console (SNES?). I had Mortal Kombat and the wife played the Mario Brothers games. I remember Super Mario World very well.

    I considered Mario Brothers a "girls game". Wife would play it and get frustrated. So one night I'm watching her play. She has to time a leap from a spring and jump over a river. She continually missed, getting poor Mario killed, so I made some comment to the effect she was starting her jump too early.

    In her frustration she said, "Well if you think you can do better, you try it".

    Big mistake. I became a Mario Brothers addict and would often play well into the wee hours until I had defeated all the games they made for that console. Couldn't get enough.
     
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    NES, still have mine from about 89/90ish, I was about 4/5 years old and that was the coolest thing ever, plus i just liked the games for that sys better...
     
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    NES!

    Lots of memories with that thing. I still have it, whether or not it still works I am not sure. If I ever get a hankerin' to play some classic video games, I use an emulator.

    All the Mario games...and YES I actually thought Mario 2 was great!
    Tecmo Super Bowl
    Tetris
     
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    It's amazing that NES consoles still work after 25 years and an Xbox 360 is good for about 2 years at the most.
     
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    I'm fond of both... NES had duckhunt (that damn smartass dog pissed me off)

    SNES had street fighter and mortal kombat
     
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    NES. Still have mine hooked up.

    But hands down, my favorite game ever is Tetris on the original Game Boy.
     
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    SNES


    The breadth and depth of games vastly increased with the SNES. While Super Mario 1 & 3, Legend of Zelda, and Metroid (others too) games were groundbreaking on the NES, the successor games for the SNES are better. Then there are other entries in the genres pioneered on the NES; Chrono Trigger for example, is just awesome.




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    Chrono trigger is the bees knees. I love nes for memories but SNES games were much better

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    SNES..... Just because Final Fantasy III was the best game of all time.

    Super Mario Kart was a ridiculous amount of fun as well.
     
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    Nes has a better nostalgia factor, but the Snes had better(and more) games. I'd pick the snes if access to them all were easy
     
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    NES, still have mine and about 50 games :supergrin:
     
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    SNES is my vote, but neither will make much of an "investment". I do have much love for the NES though!
     
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    There were some good games and memories on the NES, but there were more great games on the SNES.

    There are only a handful of games on the NES I would really enjoy playing today, and most of those have re-releases, improved sequels, or better games in the same style available on the SNES.
     
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    Systems are not that expensive. But SNES games, particularly the 1st party Nintendo games and the better RPG's, are VERY expensive.

    But I agree with you, my pick is SNES.

    As for whoever said neither would make much of an investment - I never said it was I was expecting a return, other than the entertainment, and the coolness of giving my grandchildren the chance to experience the real thing someday (I don't have any yet).

    The reason I'm asking about this - I'll be in Japan in June for a couple weeks and I'll definitely be buying an SNES (well, japanese Super Famicom). I'll also be buying some doo-dads for my Sega Saturn. And, I might also buy the "Famicom AV" which is the 2nd gen, updated version of the NES that, in Japan, had AV outputs instead of RF. But it's about $100. Buying both will cut into the game cart budget.

    1st world problems, I guess.
     
  20. skeeter7

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    I went from NES to Genesis and skipped over SNES so I guess my vote has to go with NES by default.