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  1. EUR/JPN

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  1. Boesy

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    I gotta say I never liked the design of the U.S. SNES because it looked like a bootleg and some kids toy whereas the EUR/JPN SNES you can tell it's a sequel of the NES. Plus, the cartridge design of the EUR/JPN version look better (what I'd expect a genuine cartridge to look like) while the U.S. version resembles somewhat a LEGO put together.

    And.. I just hate the purple buttons. The colored buttons on the EUR/JPN just look more appealing and memorable, as well as colorful.

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    P.S. I grew up with the original design of the SNES, but I very well could have preferred the U.S. had it been better.
     
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    Such a boring and beaten-to-death opinion.
     
  3. Boesy

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    So, what's the answer overall?
     
  4. zoogie

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    I prefer what I grew up with (US). It's probably just nostalgia, but I do like the muscle car aesthetic of it. I read somewhere that was what the designer was going for -- trying to appeal to the US market by conveying CPU power with the muscle car inspiration.

    As a negative, I do agree that the purple buttons were a mistake, they should have been light-grey like the eject button.
     
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  5. MockyLock

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    JAP/EUR design.
    There's not even a discussion.
     
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    I live in the US, I was in my mid-late 20's during the SNES/Genesis era. I owned an SNES then. I own two Super Famicoms now, and one Super Famicom Jr. which is an unfortunate ugly wedge of a thing but has great video signal (I modded for s-vid and RGB).

    I agree, no contest.
     
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  7. Dust2dust

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    Nostalgia dictates that you go with what you owned back then, so naturally, I prefer the american design. But I agree I would have preferred colored buttons to the purple ones. Talking about the buttons, I think it was a great idea to have the X and Y buttons concave, and the A and B convex. Was it the same with the european controllers?
     
  8. Boesy

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    No, the EUR/JPN SNES didn't have that concave feel.
     
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    Everything in the JAP/EUR design is round and smooth.
    Acutally, it is feminine and sensual...
     
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    Europe cus I grew up with it : D
     
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    While I agree that the Super Famicom is a much nicer looking design than the NA SNES, to say it "you can tell it's a sequel to the NES" is wrong - it was a 'sequel' to the Famicom, which looks nothing like the NES.
     
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    This human is wise. Heed his words and take them as gospel.
     
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    Why doesn't my snes look like tht color :lol:its because its been sitting in a cupboard for prob 20 years - the jopad on the USA one def should hav had 4 different colors and has anyone ever noticed tht if you look at the eur snes it has same colors as playstn original just the green color a different shade mayb they thought nintendo would sue them :lol:overall the eur one because of the jopad colors but I had to buy a usa one because I was obsessed at the time with 60hz speed
     

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    Know. Have, Grew with US ver...
    But definitely the EUR version is way cooler and better.


    Who knows? Maybe if I had grow with the EUR I'd think the US version looks better?
     
  15. Tom Bombadildo

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    I prefer the US console, personally (though I hate the ugly ass purple switches), but the colored button SNES controller will always be superior to the US one.
     
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    Yellowness. Something to do with ageing and if you keep cartridges in a shelf against light then they'll get discolored even faster like I've seen in some stores. I don't even say anything because.. why bother, the clerk/owner probably wouldn't care either.
     
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    Also, for future reference, when making a line in an image editor, usually, pressing Shift makes you draw in a straight line.
     
  18. DANTENDO

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    is tht why yr called eyeliner :lol:
     
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    From here.
    But I accept your retort nonetheless. Thank you.
     
  20. Taleweaver

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    Easy pick: Europe.

    I'm quite sure I'd be jealous of the design if I didn't grew up with it. That purple & grey is just...not my taste.

    (not that I really care how a console or a computer looks, as far as I'm concerned. But since asked, I'll share my opinion :) ).
     
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