Retro consoles
macGamr Offline
#1
Newcomer
*
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
The game of life
XP: 142.13 XP
Every one of us would've owned one of these things that actually defined gaming. Which ones did you own? And what were your memories of them?

For me, I had the SNES as I mentioned earlier and was the only one I had too. I had played on the PS1 and N64 at a friend's house though, those were good times. Even of Super Mario 64 ^_^
>>mindsConnected<<
The new tech/general community forum, for the masses.
Gamers welcome.
#1
macGamr Offline
Newcomer
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
The game of life
XP: 142.13 XP
Every one of us would've owned one of these things that actually defined gaming. Which ones did you own? And what were your memories of them?

For me, I had the SNES as I mentioned earlier and was the only one I had too. I had played on the PS1 and N64 at a friend's house though, those were good times. Even of Super Mario 64 ^_^
Quote
Nightingale Offline
#2
Resident Manic Farmer
*****
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Terraria Splatoon Overwatch 
While growing up, I had a Famicom, which was my pride and joy.

When that broke (the true tragedy of having the controllers permanently attached to the console itself is that you could completely destroy the whole thing once the main wire died... and it did) we got a SEGA Genesis, which I recall being remarkably cheaper when compared to the SNES.

Between both consoles, I played some of the best games I have ever laid eyes on: Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Frontline, Sonic the Hedgehog, Road Rash 3... and who knows how many more.

When I got my first job, I started retro-collecting: Now I own an NES, another Famicom, a SEGA Genesis Model 2, a Dreamcast, a PS1, PS2, PS3, Gameboy Pocket and even some Tiger handhelds Tongue
When leaves have fallen.
And skies turned to grey.
The night keeps on closing in on the day.
A nightingale sings his song of farewell.
You better hide from her freezing hell. ~ Ice Queen, Within Temptation.


#2
Nightingale Offline
Resident Manic Farmer
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
While growing up, I had a Famicom, which was my pride and joy.

When that broke (the true tragedy of having the controllers permanently attached to the console itself is that you could completely destroy the whole thing once the main wire died... and it did) we got a SEGA Genesis, which I recall being remarkably cheaper when compared to the SNES.

Between both consoles, I played some of the best games I have ever laid eyes on: Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Frontline, Sonic the Hedgehog, Road Rash 3... and who knows how many more.

When I got my first job, I started retro-collecting: Now I own an NES, another Famicom, a SEGA Genesis Model 2, a Dreamcast, a PS1, PS2, PS3, Gameboy Pocket and even some Tiger handhelds Tongue
Quote
macGamr Offline
#3
Newcomer
*
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
The game of life
XP: 142.13 XP
I feel bad for not owning an NES or MegaDrive to be honest... but at least I had experienced them through emulators Wink Although, I had a Famiclone known as the Power Joy II, that I had for my Christmas in 2001. Didn't really make much use of it, other than playing TwinBee on it.
>>mindsConnected<<
The new tech/general community forum, for the masses.
Gamers welcome.
#3
macGamr Offline
Newcomer
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
The game of life
XP: 142.13 XP
I feel bad for not owning an NES or MegaDrive to be honest... but at least I had experienced them through emulators Wink Although, I had a Famiclone known as the Power Joy II, that I had for my Christmas in 2001. Didn't really make much use of it, other than playing TwinBee on it.
Quote
Yuri Offline
#4
Settled In
***
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
Overwatch
Favourite Platform(s)
Switch & PC
Animal Crossing Bioshock Splatoon 
For me the oldest console I ever played physically was my brother's NES and apparently they used to be a SNES, but that apparently died or something? I never seen it and I believe they also had a Sega Genesis.

Speaking of Retro has N64 and Gamecube reached retro status yet?
[Image: tumblr_p8fg4v7T1S1twth3vo6_500.gif?w=872&ssl=1]
#4
Yuri Offline
Settled In
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
Overwatch
Favourite Platform(s)
Switch & PC
For me the oldest console I ever played physically was my brother's NES and apparently they used to be a SNES, but that apparently died or something? I never seen it and I believe they also had a Sega Genesis.

Speaking of Retro has N64 and Gamecube reached retro status yet?
Quote
percussive maintenance Offline
#5
RIP TotalBiscuit
******
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
OpenRTC 2, Parkitech
Favourite Platform(s)
Glorious PC Master Race
Doom Half Life Spyro The Dragon 
(06-09-2018, 09:29 PM)Yuri Wrote:
For me the oldest console I ever played physically was my brother's NES and apparently they used to be a SNES, but that apparently died or something? I never seen it and I believe they also had a Sega Genesis.

Speaking of Retro has N64 and Gamecube reached retro status yet?

No they never will, I am old enough as it is!

Well my "retro" gaming console was PC.... my dad teaching me the DOS commands to bring up Wolfenstein 3D...and some other games that are mostly just vague memories now.

Oh and Ski Free and 3D Pinball: Space Cadet...
Zaythus Network Community Lifeboat man I suck at advertising stuff...
[Image: pcmascot.png]
Putting the 'Percussive' in 'Maintenance' since Before (most of) you were born.
Any post do not reflect the views of Zaythus Netwroks Inc nor it's new Murderous OverLoard Tap A Talk (hereby referred to as "TAT").
Any posts do not necessary reflect the views of the poster, after all he does shitpost from time to time, like right now.

Percussive maintenance - the art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.
We need Tables!
The community's grumpy old man who goes on long winded rants.
WARNING: This post contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
[Image: DVjkd5Z.gif]
#5
percussive maintenance Offline
RIP TotalBiscuit
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
OpenRTC 2, Parkitech
Favourite Platform(s)
Glorious PC Master Race
(06-09-2018, 09:29 PM)Yuri Wrote:
For me the oldest console I ever played physically was my brother's NES and apparently they used to be a SNES, but that apparently died or something? I never seen it and I believe they also had a Sega Genesis.

Speaking of Retro has N64 and Gamecube reached retro status yet?

No they never will, I am old enough as it is!

Well my "retro" gaming console was PC.... my dad teaching me the DOS commands to bring up Wolfenstein 3D...and some other games that are mostly just vague memories now.

Oh and Ski Free and 3D Pinball: Space Cadet...
Quote
queenzelda Offline
#6
Lady Queen
*****
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
[PS4] Dragon Quest XI
Favourite Platform(s)
PS4, PS3, Wii, DS, & 3DS
Horizon Zero Dawn Pokémon LittleBigPlanet 
I still have my Atari 2600, SNES, NES & SEGA GENESIS that all work just fine. My first 'retro' system was a SNES though. I've got a different SNES system then the one I had originally since then (of course).
[Image: queenzelda_with_mage_primrose_by_queenze...cjlwz7.png]

[Image: skylanders_trap_master_queenzelda_by_que...cjlsa2.png]
#6
queenzelda Offline
Lady Queen
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
[PS4] Dragon Quest XI
Favourite Platform(s)
PS4, PS3, Wii, DS, & 3DS
I still have my Atari 2600, SNES, NES & SEGA GENESIS that all work just fine. My first 'retro' system was a SNES though. I've got a different SNES system then the one I had originally since then (of course).
Quote
macGamr Offline
#7
Newcomer
*
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
The game of life
XP: 142.13 XP
(06-09-2018, 09:29 PM)Yuri Wrote:
Speaking of Retro has N64 and Gamecube reached retro status yet?
The N64 was discontinued in 2002/03, so definitely. The GameCube also when it was the end for that in 2007 worldwide.
>>mindsConnected<<
The new tech/general community forum, for the masses.
Gamers welcome.
#7
macGamr Offline
Newcomer
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
The game of life
XP: 142.13 XP
(06-09-2018, 09:29 PM)Yuri Wrote:
Speaking of Retro has N64 and Gamecube reached retro status yet?
The N64 was discontinued in 2002/03, so definitely. The GameCube also when it was the end for that in 2007 worldwide.
Quote
Dragon Lord Offline
#8
Lv. 99 Weeb
****
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
Shining Resonance Refrain | The Caligula Effect | Revenant Saga | Star Ocean: Anemnesis
Favourite Platform(s)
PS3, PS4, Vita
Hastune Miku Hastune Miku Hastune Miku 
Atari 2600
NES
SNES
Sega Genesis
N64
PS1
Gameboy
Gameboy Color (if you would count this as separate from the GB)

I had most of the systems when I was a kid and actively played them all.
[Image: DragonLord1389.png]
#8
Dragon Lord Offline
Lv. 99 Weeb
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
Shining Resonance Refrain | The Caligula Effect | Revenant Saga | Star Ocean: Anemnesis
Favourite Platform(s)
PS3, PS4, Vita
Atari 2600
NES
SNES
Sega Genesis
N64
PS1
Gameboy
Gameboy Color (if you would count this as separate from the GB)

I had most of the systems when I was a kid and actively played them all.
Quote
Mr EliteL Offline
#9
Administrator
Administrators
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
Tekken 7 | BBCTB | Super Bomberman R | Others likely
Favourite Platform(s)
DS/3DS/PS3/PS4
Uncharted Rayman Tekken 
Atari 2600 and PS1 was all I played on, and no longer have them. My brother took those with him when he moved out. Sister still has her PS2 which is backwards compatible, if I ever wanted to play my PS1 games. Although really I should've bought my own PS2 when I could. I suppose I can get either now from a stall at a convention, if I wanted. Eh, but I'm not desperate for one.

Atari and PS1 though, those were the days. Especially with the Atari joystick and button, such a simple and fun controller. Huge block of a cartridge as well. XD
[Image: Hazamasig.png]
#9
Mr EliteL Offline
Administrator
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
Tekken 7 | BBCTB | Super Bomberman R | Others likely
Favourite Platform(s)
DS/3DS/PS3/PS4
Atari 2600 and PS1 was all I played on, and no longer have them. My brother took those with him when he moved out. Sister still has her PS2 which is backwards compatible, if I ever wanted to play my PS1 games. Although really I should've bought my own PS2 when I could. I suppose I can get either now from a stall at a convention, if I wanted. Eh, but I'm not desperate for one.

Atari and PS1 though, those were the days. Especially with the Atari joystick and button, such a simple and fun controller. Huge block of a cartridge as well. XD
Quote
Moonface Offline
#10
Long live the dragon king!
Administrators
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
No Man's Sky (PS4), Octopath Traveler (NS)
Favourite Platform(s)
PlayStation | Nintendo | PC
XP: 740.89 XP
LittleBigPlanet Ratchet & Clank Crash Bandicoot 
If we're only counting 5th Gen, then the only console I owned was a PS1. I've played N64 a little bit since being with Shira, and I've sometimes played old consoles at places like hospitals or conventions. Oh, and seeing it mentioned I've played some Gameboy here and there after Shira gave me her one. XD
[Image: Spyro.png]

I, the Philosophical Sponge of Marbles, send you on a quest for the Golden Chewing Gum of the Whoop-A-Ding-Dong Desert under the sea!

[Image: ForumAbilitiesSig.gif]
#10
Moonface Offline
Long live the dragon king!
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
No Man's Sky (PS4), Octopath Traveler (NS)
Favourite Platform(s)
PlayStation | Nintendo | PC
XP: 740.89 XP
If we're only counting 5th Gen, then the only console I owned was a PS1. I've played N64 a little bit since being with Shira, and I've sometimes played old consoles at places like hospitals or conventions. Oh, and seeing it mentioned I've played some Gameboy here and there after Shira gave me her one. XD
Quote
queenzelda Offline
#11
Lady Queen
*****
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
[PS4] Dragon Quest XI
Favourite Platform(s)
PS4, PS3, Wii, DS, & 3DS
Horizon Zero Dawn Pokémon LittleBigPlanet 
I still have my original PS1, though Jing had to replace the laser since it started not to read PS1 discs a few years ago. I also still have my original phat PS2 & it works just fine. I traded in my original purple gamecube for the Legend of Zelda special edition disc & it came with a black gamecube. I gave my DS to my nephew, & I gave Jing my Star Wars Darth Vadar PSP edition when I got a different PSP. I also have my original Xbox 360, but I didn't get that until about 2 years ago. XD
[Image: queenzelda_with_mage_primrose_by_queenze...cjlwz7.png]

[Image: skylanders_trap_master_queenzelda_by_que...cjlsa2.png]
#11
queenzelda Offline
Lady Queen
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
[PS4] Dragon Quest XI
Favourite Platform(s)
PS4, PS3, Wii, DS, & 3DS
I still have my original PS1, though Jing had to replace the laser since it started not to read PS1 discs a few years ago. I also still have my original phat PS2 & it works just fine. I traded in my original purple gamecube for the Legend of Zelda special edition disc & it came with a black gamecube. I gave my DS to my nephew, & I gave Jing my Star Wars Darth Vadar PSP edition when I got a different PSP. I also have my original Xbox 360, but I didn't get that until about 2 years ago. XD
Quote
Moonface Offline
#12
Long live the dragon king!
Administrators
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
No Man's Sky (PS4), Octopath Traveler (NS)
Favourite Platform(s)
PlayStation | Nintendo | PC
XP: 740.89 XP
LittleBigPlanet Ratchet & Clank Crash Bandicoot 
(06-16-2018, 08:40 AM)queenzelda Wrote:
I also still have my original phat PS2 & it works just fine.
I'm always impressed when people still have working fat PS2's. I went through so many of those because they always broke down.
[Image: Spyro.png]

I, the Philosophical Sponge of Marbles, send you on a quest for the Golden Chewing Gum of the Whoop-A-Ding-Dong Desert under the sea!

[Image: ForumAbilitiesSig.gif]
#12
Moonface Offline
Long live the dragon king!
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
No Man's Sky (PS4), Octopath Traveler (NS)
Favourite Platform(s)
PlayStation | Nintendo | PC
XP: 740.89 XP
(06-16-2018, 08:40 AM)queenzelda Wrote:
I also still have my original phat PS2 & it works just fine.
I'm always impressed when people still have working fat PS2's. I went through so many of those because they always broke down.
Quote
ShiraNoMai Online
#13
The Waifu is HERE!
Moderators
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
Pokemon Crystal
Favourite Platform(s)
SNES | PS2 | Switch
XP: 653.59 XP
Uncharted Terraria The Legend of Zelda 
(06-15-2018, 05:13 PM)Moonface Wrote:
Oh, and seeing it mentioned I've played some Gameboy here and there after Shira gave me her one. XD

Sir, that was a Gameboy Advance SP, not a Gameboy. What are you, a mom? Tongue

I have (and still have): SNES, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, Gameboy Advance SP, N64, and a PS2. The only thing I don't have anymore is my original Gamecube because I loaned it to a friend (whom I'm not in contact with anymore), along with a couple of really good games for it (just the discs, I have empty cases now..). Everything still works. The SNES and N64 take a bit of "percussive maintenance" to get going these days, though. The N64 especially, which sucks. >.<

Oh and I also have my original fat PS2 :3
[Image: z1x0gCB.jpg]
#13
ShiraNoMai Online
The Waifu is HERE!
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
Currently Playing
Pokemon Crystal
Favourite Platform(s)
SNES | PS2 | Switch
XP: 653.59 XP
(06-15-2018, 05:13 PM)Moonface Wrote:
Oh, and seeing it mentioned I've played some Gameboy here and there after Shira gave me her one. XD

Sir, that was a Gameboy Advance SP, not a Gameboy. What are you, a mom? Tongue

I have (and still have): SNES, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, Gameboy Advance SP, N64, and a PS2. The only thing I don't have anymore is my original Gamecube because I loaned it to a friend (whom I'm not in contact with anymore), along with a couple of really good games for it (just the discs, I have empty cases now..). Everything still works. The SNES and N64 take a bit of "percussive maintenance" to get going these days, though. The N64 especially, which sucks. >.<

Oh and I also have my original fat PS2 :3
Quote
Kazan X. Lemuris Offline
#14
Newcomer
*
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
XP: 297.06 XP
Pokémon 
I've still got my Mega Drive (Genesis), complete with the SegaCD attachment. I also have a Dreamcast lying around somewhere in storage, and possibly my strangest one is a Neo Geo Pocket Color. I bought it from a friend in college, and it's such a cute little machine.

I have an N64 somewhere also, though I tend to hurt people with my opinions of it. Namely that Diddy Kong Racing was leagues better than Mario Kart. I mostly only played Fighters Destiny on it though. I bought it as a big bundle with a pile of random boxless games after saving my allowance for ages. Ocarina of Time, Pokémon Stadium, Fighters Destiny, Diddy Kong Racing, Pokémon Snap, Star Fox, Turok, and Harvest Moon 64 are the ones I remember.
#14
Kazan X. Lemuris Offline
Newcomer
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jun 2018
XP: 297.06 XP
I've still got my Mega Drive (Genesis), complete with the SegaCD attachment. I also have a Dreamcast lying around somewhere in storage, and possibly my strangest one is a Neo Geo Pocket Color. I bought it from a friend in college, and it's such a cute little machine.

I have an N64 somewhere also, though I tend to hurt people with my opinions of it. Namely that Diddy Kong Racing was leagues better than Mario Kart. I mostly only played Fighters Destiny on it though. I bought it as a big bundle with a pile of random boxless games after saving my allowance for ages. Ocarina of Time, Pokémon Stadium, Fighters Destiny, Diddy Kong Racing, Pokémon Snap, Star Fox, Turok, and Harvest Moon 64 are the ones I remember.
Quote
Grungie Offline
#15
Newcomer
*
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jul 2018
XP: 247.18 XP
GBC
SNES
N64
Gamecube
PS1
PS2

I still have my games for all of them.
#15
Grungie Offline
Newcomer
Posts:
Threads:
Joined:
Jul 2018
XP: 247.18 XP
GBC
SNES
N64
Gamecube
PS1
PS2

I still have my games for all of them.
Quote


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 2 Guest(s)