The best console Nintendo ever made?

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#1 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -


#2 Edited by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

For those of you who scream at me to make a games poll instead of my usual political type ones, this one is for you.

What would be your favourite Nintendo console of all time?

Many of you shouldn't even be old enough to have played the NES or Game Boy, but don't let that stop you. It doesn't matter that some are home consoles and others handheld, it is about which one you had the most fun with. It doesn't even really mean which had the best games. Think more about how it looked, what the controller was like, what peripherals were fun …….. just the element of enjoyment.

After much thought, I have chosen the Gamecube. It is the console that really got me into games and JRPG. I loved the controller and especially the Wavebird. Most importantly was the greatest peripheral ever, the Game Boy Player. I still use it. Playing my entire Game Boy collection of 200 games on the big screen is a joy. Still, it was really hard to pass the DS, GBA and Wii.

Over to you and no, I left no options for the haters.

Edit: Sorry for the screw up on C - that is SNES 1990-92: 49 mio units sold.

#3 Posted by Gargantuan (1887 posts) -

I've played one of the Smash bros games on the Gamecube about an hour and Wii Sports about 20 minutes.

I had more fun with the Gamecube so I vote for that.

#4 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2699 posts) -

I've never owned one I particularly liked, so I'm not really eligible to vote.

#5 Posted by Marcsman (3296 posts) -

Gotta be the SNES IMO.

#6 Posted by Mister_V (1437 posts) -

What.. No option for the virtual boy, fuck this poll.

#7 Edited by BeachThunder (12437 posts) -

Even though the 3D itself is pretty pointless; I would actually say the 3DS. It has all of the qualities of the DS, and then some. It has compatibility with DS titles and there's already a vast array of quality virtual console titles (especially for ambassadors) + other great downloadable games.

Although, the eShop could definitely use some work; it's certaintly a far cry from being Steam for 3DS. Oh, also, the web browser is also garbage. But besides that, the 3DS is pretty good...

@Mister_V said:

What.. No option for the virtual boy, fuck this poll.

Oh, you sound angry; I bet you're

#8 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@BeachThunder I c wut u did thar
#9 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@Mister_V said:

What.. No option for the virtual boy, fuck this poll.

So you're the one! I am such an arsehole I also forgot to add the Game & Watch .......... consider me chastised!

#10 Edited by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

Never in my life touched or played a Nintendo console/game. PC gamer since I was 4!

#11 Posted by AngelN7 (2973 posts) -

N64 my "first" console

#12 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

Never in my life touched or played a Nintendo console/game. PC gamer since I was 4!

That's 'cause you is hardcore man. I can just see you playing Doom as a 4 year old ........... so cute (jk).

Ever played Nintendo games on your PC? If so, did they ever tempt you to pick up a cheap console and give it a go?

#13 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Contrarian said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

Never in my life touched or played a Nintendo console/game. PC gamer since I was 4!

That's 'cause you is hardcore man. I can just see you playing Doom as a 4 year old ........... so cute (jk).

Ever played Nintendo games on your PC? If so, did they ever tempt you to pick up a cheap console and give it a go?

My first Doom was Doom 2 actually, and I played it when I was 7 not 4. I had horrible nightmares everynight, so much that my mom took away my old PC so I can only play the game when my big brother was around.  
I remember playing a Mario game, jumping over turtles and into pipes, didn't really grab me as a kid, was more interested in Doom 2, Commander Keen 4 and Prince of Persia, followed by Age of Empires and Max Payne later on.
#14 Edited by kgb0515 (405 posts) -

Sadly, I AM old enough to remember Nintendo and the OG Gameboy. I even had an Atari 2000, but SNES was the big eye opener for me. I remember getting Super Metroid for my 11th or 12th birthday, and playing that thing over and over until I could get 100% of the collectables and still get the best ending where Samus removes her entire suit. I had an unhealthy attachment to that game. Still do.

#15 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Come on that's easy, SNES.

#16 Posted by csl316 (9498 posts) -

SNES. The NES might have been more influential, but the competition with Sega really brought out the best in Nintendo.

#17 Posted by Galiant (2195 posts) -

I say SNES because nostalgia.

#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#19 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Contrarian said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

Never in my life touched or played a Nintendo console/game. PC gamer since I was 4!

That's 'cause you is hardcore man. I can just see you playing Doom as a 4 year old ........... so cute (jk).

Ever played Nintendo games on your PC? If so, did they ever tempt you to pick up a cheap console and give it a go?

My first Doom was Doom 2 actually, and I played it when I was 7 not 4. I had horrible nightmares everynight, so much that my mom took away my old PC so I can only play the game when my big brother was around.
I remember playing a Mario game, jumping over turtles and into pipes, didn't really grab me as a kid, was more interested in Doom 2, Commander Keen 4 and Prince of Persia, followed by Age of Empires and Max Payne later on.

Did you consider killing your mother? It seems the only reasonable option to me.

#20 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

SNES.

Don't worry, I caught your mistake and fixed it.

#21 Posted by Stonyman65 (2873 posts) -

SNES obviously, however N64 is second place.

#22 Posted by RedCream (694 posts) -

No idea that Gamecube sales were that low compared to their releases. On topic, I'd say SNES cause Super Metroid.

#23 Posted by GooieGreen (454 posts) -

@Mister_V said:

What.. No option for the virtual boy, fuck this poll.

Not just me? Thank GOD!

Or Satan. Whoever you thank when people online agree with you, even if it is slightly ironic.

#24 Posted by Grilledcheez (3958 posts) -

I was pretty young when I had my SNES and have more great memories of the N64 and even Gamecube (both of which I didn't personally own)!

#25 Posted by kindone (2841 posts) -

SNES. Is this really a question?

#26 Posted by deox (229 posts) -

This one is easy, it has to be SNES!

#27 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

SNES for all the great RPGs, Super Mario World and Link to the Past, which I still play every year. It was also the last Nintendo home console that had decent third party support so you didn't have to wait months and months between good games.

#28 Posted by Otacon (2209 posts) -

Snes, without a doubt. Then gba... Because it was a little snes.

#29 Posted by SpartanAmbrose (834 posts) -

Easily the SNES.

#30 Posted by ozzdog12 (864 posts) -

Its a toss up between SNES and N64. While, I probably played more of the 64, I think the nostalgia and 'pure' gaming the SNES offered gives it the edge. I've often debated whether I should buy a SNES again..

#31 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Contrarian said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Contrarian said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

Never in my life touched or played a Nintendo console/game. PC gamer since I was 4!

That's 'cause you is hardcore man. I can just see you playing Doom as a 4 year old ........... so cute (jk).

Ever played Nintendo games on your PC? If so, did they ever tempt you to pick up a cheap console and give it a go?

My first Doom was Doom 2 actually, and I played it when I was 7 not 4. I had horrible nightmares everynight, so much that my mom took away my old PC so I can only play the game when my big brother was around.
I remember playing a Mario game, jumping over turtles and into pipes, didn't really grab me as a kid, was more interested in Doom 2, Commander Keen 4 and Prince of Persia, followed by Age of Empires and Max Payne later on.

Did you consider killing your mother? It seems the only reasonable option to me.

Well of course, but I promised myself to only do it using a BFG, and I haven't found one yet, all these years later. But the search must go on.
#32 Posted by Wikitoups (883 posts) -

New was my first console and the most memorable.

#33 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Contrarian said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Contrarian said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

Never in my life touched or played a Nintendo console/game. PC gamer since I was 4!

That's 'cause you is hardcore man. I can just see you playing Doom as a 4 year old ........... so cute (jk).

Ever played Nintendo games on your PC? If so, did they ever tempt you to pick up a cheap console and give it a go?

My first Doom was Doom 2 actually, and I played it when I was 7 not 4. I had horrible nightmares everynight, so much that my mom took away my old PC so I can only play the game when my big brother was around.
I remember playing a Mario game, jumping over turtles and into pipes, didn't really grab me as a kid, was more interested in Doom 2, Commander Keen 4 and Prince of Persia, followed by Age of Empires and Max Payne later on.

Did you consider killing your mother? It seems the only reasonable option to me.

Well of course, but I promised myself to only do it using a BFG, and I haven't found one yet, all these years later. But the search must go on.

Well, they do say that revenge is a dish best served cold. Now I have an image of you as Stewie from Family Guy in my head!

#34 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I've liked every Nintendo home console better than the last. The Wii for me.

#35 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1256 posts) -

i think it is the N64!

#36 Edited by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@Claude said:

I've liked every Nintendo home console better than the last. The Wii for me.

The Wii knew it could count on you and thanks you personally for its support. It was afraid it wouldn't get a single vote!

Now we just need a psychic or time travelling overlord to come and tell us how great the Wii-U is.

#37 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

For me, Gameboy-- always.

#38 Posted by Lokno (386 posts) -

Wow, love the SNES sweep. Makes me wonder why indie games always go for the 8-bit retro instead of 16-bit retro. Outside of it being easier, obviously.

#39 Posted by kgb0515 (405 posts) -

Oh, and Chrono Trigger. I mean, c'mon!

#40 Posted by AndrewB (7691 posts) -

I'll be interested to see if the original Gameboy is still as low as it is after this thing gets more votes. Even knowing how amazing the SNES is, and coming close to saying the Gamecube myself, the Gameboy is just in a league of its own.

#41 Posted by sonicrift (305 posts) -

I voted for the SNES. I didn't even get one of my own till 2003. I love it. On modern televisions, with exceptions, I think it has the best 2D graphics of all the pre-PS2 systems, and I know how crazy that sounds. I doesn't even have nostalgic value for me.

I got a Genesis in '92, and so did all my friends. A few of my friends got SNESs for Christmas in '95, and I didn't feel left behind until then. Donkey Kong Country and Super Mario RPG blew me away. Everyone who had bragged about having Mortal Kombat before was now bragging about Killer Instinct. I had never played an RPG, and these friends were showing me Chrono Trigger. I was so jealous, and I knew my parents wouldn't get me one, and I knew I had to get Nintendo's next system. And I did. 3 days before street date. And it was awesome at first, but as time progressed.. Well... The games weren't there.

#42 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8607 posts) -

Gamecube.

#43 Posted by Cyrus_Saren (540 posts) -

Obviously, the SNES.

#44 Posted by Cincaid (2959 posts) -

Grew up with a NES and later SNES, and my nostalgia votes on SNES. Still remember how freaking ecstatic me and my older brother was when we got one for christmas the same year it was released. We played F-Zero for days on end! And yes, I'm old! Born 1982.

#45 Posted by colubroid (39 posts) -

Had to vote Snes, but it's sad that NES and GBA aren't getting any votes.

#46 Posted by Ninja_Welshman (500 posts) -

Snes. I refuse to accept any other answers.

#47 Posted by nail1080 (1975 posts) -
#48 Posted by DeF (4979 posts) -

we have a problem here: some think about the games they played but read the question as clearly referring to the actual device itself.

thus -> gamecube!

controller feels awesome, it had a GBA player, easy access to import games, cool colors and

#49 Posted by Slag (4891 posts) -

Oh whoops I thought this was "best" in the sense of most important to the World. That's why I chose Gameboy

my personal favorite is the SNES, but I do feel the original Gameboy was the best in terms of impact console Nintendo ever developed.

#50 Edited by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@DeF said:

we have a problem here: some think about the games they played but read the question as clearly referring to the actual device itself.

thus -> gamecube!

controller feels awesome, it had a GBA player, easy access to import games, cool colors and

A man who thinks like me ............ probably not good for you, but hey, well done good sir!

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