What Old School consol should I get?

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Jun 22, 2009
  1. CheatingSoi
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    So I sold some stuff on ebay and have a little cash and now I want to add another console to my collection. So far I've got (Not including portables) Wii, 360 PS1, PS One, PS2, NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Atari 2600, Genesis and Dreamcast. So I have recently been starting collecting older consoles. But I am not sure what to get and what a good price is. I need a sega Saturn to complete my sega's or I could get an Atari 5200 or 7800 but I'm not sure what one. I like the 5200 just because its HUGE! I could also for a different console or maybe even not a console at all. I just have no idea what to go with. Any ideas? keep it mind I have my room set up to display all of my consoles so they are not just sitting in some closet.
     


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    get the atari jaguar
     
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    Get the old school original brick game boy and some original games. The nostalgia is definitely worth the 10 bucks you can get one for on ebay.
     
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    You forgot the Sega master system.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Master_System

    I'm happy I still have that one with 15+ games and i play sometimes with it.

    Also look for Xbox 1. Many guys out there sell it for 50 euro and if you modchip it, you can make it an AWESOME!!! media player for your home but also has all kind of emulators to play games from all the old school consoles till N64.

    Of course other choices are gameboy original/color/advance ,neogeo /neogeo pocket, maybe an add on for your Genesis like Sega 32X or Sega cd, gamegear that's the most famous i think.

    I hope find a third made console that can run all kind of retro games with retro controllers. Like a dedicated emulator. I find something like that only as handheld and this is GP2X (Wiz) and others like these

    http://www.ohgizmo.com/2009/06/10/handheld...s-on-the-cheap/
    http://technabob.com/blog/2008/01/22/handh...tor-goes-solar/
    http://www.thebanzaieffect.com/articles/oo...o-digital-a320/
     
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    Magnavox Odyssey
    (: the very first gaming system! I think lol well its really old i'll tell you that im talking like 1970's lol
     
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    Damn, I just don't know what to go with.
     
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    I'd say xbox, and then softmod it if you're into the whole piracy (I mean backup) scene. You could also go for a more obscure console like a CD32 or CDI, I got a CDI just to put my friends through the horror of the CDI Zelda games.
     
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    what is the difference between PS1 and PS One?
     
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    PS1:
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    PSOne:
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    Think of it like a "PS1 Slim".

    As for the OP:

    Get a Commodore system. They're awesome [​IMG]
     
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    Go for the Saturn, otherwise Segata Sanshiro will show up to your house and kick your ass [​IMG].


    And then import Policenauts for the reason about Snatcher below.
     
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    Get a Sega CD, Snatcher, and a Sega Menacer, or the Konami Justifier. Then experience one of the most amazing yet underrated games of all time in all it's glory.
     
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    Between the Atari 5200 & 7800, I would definitely go with the 7800. I liked the games on the 5200 better, but the joysticks for it SUUUUUCKed! There may be an aftermarket solution to the joystick problem, but I can't vouch for that. Also the 7800 plays 2600 games, something else in it's favor.

    My personal favorite old console is the 3DO, but it did have issues with the CD drive sucking very badly. Again, there may be a fix out there but I haven't looked.
     
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    Virtual Boy.
     
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    I'd get a NES and a SNES. It's always great playing older games from the actual console.
     
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    Buy a Turbo Duo/PC engine. There are many great CD games along with many Hu-Card (cartridge) games as well. Truly a neglected system with an amazing library of games.

    Sega Saturn would be a good choice as well.

    Don't buy a Jaguar, 3DO, CDI, or Virtual Boy (should I even have to say this LOL). Thats just my opinion, but I see little reason to buy any of those even for the most hardcore collector.
     
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    Second all of this. Saturn is great, as was the TG16.
     
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    Saturn!!!
     
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    TurboGFX/16 or Duo is indeed a good choice, one of my favorite games is on it, Devil's Crush Pinball, though it's also on Wii as a download along with a bunch of other TurboGFX games that have been bastardized to some extent or another.

    Also I'd agree about the Jaguar, CDi and Virtual Boy, unless your quest is more in the "collecting" realm, and in that case get the Virtual Boy.

    3DO had some great games though, Immercenary, PO'ed, "D", Road Rash, Need for Speed, Shockwave, Escape from Monster Manor, Way of the Warrior. I had a LOT of fun on that machine. It had a lot of games that were exclusive to it, or if not exclusive, had the best version at the time.
     
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    Thanks everyone. There is a game store near me that sells old consoles. They Sell NES SNES Genesis Saturn Dreamcast Xbox Gamecube PS2 PS1 and others and the only one they are sold out of is the Saturn. I go back there every once in a while but they are always sold out. Apparently they had one in but sold it last weekend. They're prices are awesome too. 40 bucks for the system, the cables and a controller or 2. Anyway, I found one on ebay for buy it now for 45 bucks free shipping. I'll probably go with that. But then again, I could just get like dozens of old games or something. Its too hard to decide what to buy when on eBay.
     
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    Agreed on the 7800 over the 5200 and with the 3DO recommendation. I loved my 3DO. True, there may not a huge library of good games but there were a couple of high quality gems that made the 3DO worthwhile.


    I'd suggest a TurboDuo, though they've gotten a bit pricey. You could always save some cash and go for a TG-16 and get all the add-ons that make it a TurboDuo-lite.
    Also, get a TG-16.
     

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