What system is the most fun to collect games for?
My vote is for the Sega Genesis.
I love how the games tend to be cheap and come in those clam shell boxes. They look good on the shelf - unlike my SNES games with the ratty boxes. Most games are easy to play (3 buttons) and there are a lot of hidden gems to discover. Also, the system and it's controllers are inexpensive and durable.
I would also have to say the Sega Dreamcast because the games have such an arcade vibe to them that it really has the pick up and play mentality that I tend to gravitate towards.
Don't wanna derail this thread but...
Model one is a bit better. It has headphone jacks for stereo sound.
If your going to be serious about collecting for it I'd recommend getting a modded one with an S-video output and stereo av outputs. (I've read scart to rgb is possible as well.)
Oh and stay away from the Model 3. It's the worst and it's not compatible with Sega CD.
I'd say if you are planning on getting a Genesis you should pick up the model 1 if you are just planning the genesis and 2 if you are considering a Sega CD (or you could do both). The Sega CD add on for the model 1 is pretty nice looking but can be harder to find and can run you into a lot more money. I had a model 1 growing up and loved it, right now I have 2 model 2's and no 1's. Still, either the 1 or 2 are pretty solid options although many prefer the model 1 because of the additional features. It really comes down to the games which both obviously play. People were right about the model 3... Do not get unless you want to either complete a Genesis console collection or you just want a small, compact unit.
I concur, i'm having fun collecting older PC games from the 2000s like Soldier Elite, the Tribes series, G.O.R.E., Boiling Point, Psi-Ops, Command And Conquer Renegade, Cold Zero, Task Force 121, Afghanistan Heavy Fire, Breed, Code of Honor series, El Matador, etc.