I thought it would be fun to see what RGB’s favorite game consoles are, collectively. Favorite could mean a lot of things - maybe the console was your favorite as a kid; maybe its library holds up the best in your eyes; maybe you appreciate its historic impact. All definitions are accepted!
Here’s the format:
Everyone lists their top 3 consoles IN ORDER. This is because each selection will be weighted - 3 points for #1, 2 points for #2, 1 point for #3. Your reasoning for the selections are encouraged for discussion purposes! For the sake of simplicity, systems with add-ons like Genesis/32X/CD will count as one system. Game Boy and Game Boy Color are two different platforms. Which platform you consider black cartridge games to be on is your decision to make. PC isn’t eligible for this.
Let’s give it 3 weeks. After that, I will count the votes and the list will be determined!
Nintendo 64 - not the deepest library in the world, but it has the most games in my top 10 or 20 favorite games list. Has some of the best single player and local multiplayer games ever in my opinion. It carved a nice niche for itself that generation by having quality 3D action games and 4 controller ports.
SNES - While I like the N64 more for its top games, the SNES probably has the most “great games” in my opinion. In general, it feels like a polished 8 bit generation system with more depth thanks to its controller having so many more buttons. The good games generally have killer killer music to boot. As silly as it sounds, Donkey Kong Country 2 changed the way I felt about game music forever.
PlayStation - It took me a while to land on PS1 because my 3rd favorite system isn’t as clear cut as the top 2. While I’m not much of an RPG or racing game person, I think the PS1 has a lot of great games. Other than Nintendo and Sega, it had every Japanese publisher’s best games during that time period. I thought about putting the Switch here, but I still think it needs a few more great games to qualify.
Look forward to seeing what you all have to say