Best game on every console you've owned?

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Re: Best game on every console you've owned?

Postby pacman000 » February 6th, 2018, 10:24 am

From the few games I've played, based on my favorites, weighted a little by historic significance and technical merit:

Atari 2600: Demon Attack

Game Boy: Tetris
Game Boy Color: Pokemon Crystal
Game Boy Advance: Super Mario World
PS1: Crash Team Racing
PS2: Pac-Man World 2
PS3: ??? (Didn't play anything that much.)

Wii: Super Mario Galaxy
Wii U: Super Mario Maker

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Re: Best game on every console you've owned?

Postby Herschie » February 6th, 2018, 1:51 pm

Atari 2600: River Raid
Colecovision: Ladybug
NES: The Legend of Zelda
Sega Master System: Action Fighter
Sega Genesis: Madden 94
SNES: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
PS1: Triple Play 99
N64: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Dreamcast: Dead or Alive 2
PS2: Madden 2005
GameCube: Metroid Prime
Xbox: Call of Duty
Xbox 360: Madden 12
Wii: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
PS3: MLB 12: The Show
Wii U: Super Smash Bros Wii U
PS4: Call of Duty WW2
Switch: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Re: Best game on every console you've owned?

Postby ptdebate » February 6th, 2018, 2:54 pm

Atari 2600: Centipede
Intellivision: Atlantis
Atari 5200: 2-way tie between Missile Command and Defender
NES: Dragon Warrior 3
Genesis: Alien Soldier
SNES: Chrono Trigger
Atari Jaguar: Alien vs. Predator
Sega Saturn: Panzer Dragoon Zwei
PS1: Star Ocean: The Second Story
Nintendo 64: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Dreamcast: 2-way tie between Rez and Ikaruga
PS2: Final Fantasy X
Gamecube: Phantasy Star Online Episodes 1&2
Xbox: KOTOR
Xbox 360: I'm having trouble thinking of one...
PS3: Demon's Souls
Wii U: 2-way tie between Bayonetta 2 and BOTW
Xbox One: I can't think of an exclusive so I guess Overwatch
PS4: Monster Hunter World
PC: Overwatch

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Re: Best game on every console you've owned?

Postby GameOfThrones » February 6th, 2018, 11:24 pm

Oh the megadrive / genesis fave game was either Alien 3 or Judge Dredd. Both games were awesome.
Dreamcast would have to be Shadow Man which was truly awesome game. The best version of the game that was out on any system.
N 64 is Doom but it had some other great games like Star Fox.
The Atari 2600. I was so spoilt for choice. Riddle of the sphinx, Dragon fire. Haunted house, Yars revenge. ET. Raiders of the lost ark, adventure, phoenix, Galaxian. Vanguard. My first console so I had a lot of games on it I loved.

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Re: Best game on every console you've owned?

Postby HawgWyld » February 7th, 2018, 12:00 am

Wow. That's difficult, seeing how a lot of my choices are extremely subjective in that I love some of them because of what they represented at the time I was playing them a lot So, here goes:

Atari 2600 -- Starmaster (Kool-Aid Man comes in a close second because I had to save up points from Kool-Aid packages all summer to get this one)

Odyssey 2 -- Killer Bees (10 times better with the voice unit)

ColecoVision -- Looping (not a great game, I know, but I played it a lot with my little brother)

TRS-80 Color Computer -- Poltergeist

Apple //e -- Taipan

NES -- Kirby's Adventure (primarily because I used to play it when I was hiding from my ex-wife in our bedroom)

Atari 7800 -- Ballblazer

Sega Genesis -- Sonic 3

SNES -- Tecmo Super NBA (primarily because I used to play it when I was hiding from my ex-wife in our bedroom)

PS1 -- Final Fantasy IX (Road Rash is a close second because I used to play this one while hiding from my ex-wife at a friend's apartment). Also partial to Crash Team Racing because I played a lot of this with my wife.

Atari Jaguar -- Tempest 2000

Dreamcast -- Skies of Arcadia (still one of the best games ever) with Hydro Thunder a close second.

Nintendo Gamecube -- Zelda Windwaker

PS2 -- Hot Shots Tennis (just because I wasted hours on this game)

Nintendo Wii -- Wii Sports (spent hours playing this with my wife and kids)

Xbox 360 -- Civilization Revolution

Nintedo Wii U -- Zelda Breath of the Wild

Xbox One -- just got one two months ago, so remains to be seen

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Re: Best game on every console you've owned?

Postby GameOfThrones » February 7th, 2018, 12:34 am

Looping was a great game. It was all about the skill. It never seemed to come up as a lot of people faves but I like it. Along with Cosmic avenger.

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Re: Best game on every console you've owned?

Postby scotland » February 7th, 2018, 7:37 am

HawgWyld wrote:Wow. That's difficult, seeing how a lot of my choices are extremely subjective in that I love some of them because of what they represented at the time I was playing them a lot So, here goes:

Atari 2600 -- Starmaster (Kool-Aid Man comes in a close second because I had to save up points from Kool-Aid packages all summer to get this one)

Odyssey 2 -- Killer Bees (10 times better with the voice unit)

ColecoVision -- Looping (not a great game, I know, but I played it a lot with my little brother)

TRS-80 Color Computer -- Poltergeist

Apple //e -- Taipan

NES -- Kirby's Adventure (primarily because I used to play it when I was hiding from my ex-wife in our bedroom)



Great list, and I'm delighted to see the Odyssey 2, TRS-80 and Apple II on your list.

I am also a big fan of StarMaster. Its really a game I keep going back to. I'm awful, so I was never going to win that Activision patch. Toggling the b/w switch really does add something.

I'm jealous of everyone with an Odyssey 2 voice unit. I have one, but its defunct. I've yet to figure out how to repair it. Killer Bees does seem to be a very popular O2 game, Maybe it came out too late in the console's life and I had moved on to an other system, but its never been my particular favorite. Maybe KC Munchkin or UFO for me, or even Quest for the Rings.

I've never played Looping. I don't own it either, so maybe you've added something to my 'Buy' list.

I've never played Poltergeist on the TRS-80 either. Is it on the Co-Co, because I've been pondering a Co-Co purchase. The TRS-80 was the first computer I ever used, and began learning BASIC on it. While we used to put it down, I've always got a soft spot for it.

Taipan is a neat choice for the Apple II - did you play this in school, by any chance? Probably the first 'trader' game I ever played, and its not all text either. Ship to Ship battles!

And your NES game gets kudos for the story attached to it.

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Re: Best game on every console you've owned?

Postby velcrozombie » February 7th, 2018, 9:52 am

NES - Super Mario 3
Gameboy - Kirby's Dream Land/Final Fantasy Legend (I don't think I could choose, esp. since they're so different from each other)
SNES - Chrono Trigger (I never owned an SNES as a kid - I didn't play this until college on an emulator)
Genesis/Megadrive - Streets of Rage 2 (almost impossible to choose between this and Sonic 2)
Saturn - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (owned it for PS1 - would choose Die Hard Arcade if I had to pick a game I physically owned for the system)
PS1 - Metal Gear Solid (maybe the single hardest system to choose for, but I've never been so blown away by a game the first time I played it as with MGS. Silent Hill, Final Fantasy Tactics and FF7 all deserve this just as much)
Dreamcast - Soul Calibur
PS2 - Resident Evil 4
Gamecube - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Xbox - Silent Hill 2 (I played this on the PS2 but I can't possibly leave off either RE4 or this; if I had to only use a game I physically owned for the system, I'd go with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - a game the Critic hates)
PS3 - Batman: Arkham Asylum
360 - Bayonetta
Wii - No More Heroes (not the funnest game I've played, but it has stuck with me for its idiosyncrasies)
DS - Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (the Critic hates this game and I don't get it)
WiiU - Super Mario 3D World (haven't played BotW or Bayonetta 2 yet)

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Re: Best game on every console you've owned?

Postby HawgWyld » February 7th, 2018, 10:56 am

scotland wrote:
Great list, and I'm delighted to see the Odyssey 2, TRS-80 and Apple II on your list.

I am also a big fan of StarMaster. Its really a game I keep going back to. I'm awful, so I was never going to win that Activision patch. Toggling the b/w switch really does add something.

I'm jealous of everyone with an Odyssey 2 voice unit. I have one, but its defunct. I've yet to figure out how to repair it. Killer Bees does seem to be a very popular O2 game, Maybe it came out too late in the console's life and I had moved on to an other system, but its never been my particular favorite. Maybe KC Munchkin or UFO for me, or even Quest for the Rings.

I've never played Looping. I don't own it either, so maybe you've added something to my 'Buy' list.

I've never played Poltergeist on the TRS-80 either. Is it on the Co-Co, because I've been pondering a Co-Co purchase. The TRS-80 was the first computer I ever used, and began learning BASIC on it. While we used to put it down, I've always got a soft spot for it.

Taipan is a neat choice for the Apple II - did you play this in school, by any chance? Probably the first 'trader' game I ever played, and its not all text either. Ship to Ship battles!

And your NES game gets kudos for the story attached to it.


Thanks for the kind words! By the way, I do miss my Odyssey 2, TRS-80 and Apple //e. Funny story about the Odyssey 2 -- I'm a lawyer now and I was handling a divorce for a client. Her husband left the Odyssey 2 -- voice unit and all -- at their home. I suggested that she leave it with me for "safe keeping." My wife (who runs our office) refused, saying we have enough video consoles at home. I sold my Odyssey 2 years ago and regret doing that -- The Voice was awesome, even if most of the games were marginal at best.

As for Looping, fair warning -- that game is generally hated. I like it simply because I played it against my little brother and he enjoyed that game quite a bit. I suspect the game gets low marks because of how painful the ColecoVision controller can be through heavy use.

Poltergeist was made for the CoCo and I had the ROM-pack (I think that's what Radio Shack called cartridges) of it. That was my first computer and my parents eventually sold it and bought an IBM-PC for me back around 1983 or so. What I remember the most about that machine is that it cost $4,200 for a system with a whopping 256k of RAM, one double-sided floppy drive, DOS 1.1, Easywriter, a CGA graphics card and color monitor and an Epson 9-pin, dot matrix printer. My mom used that computer until she broke down and got something with Windows 98. While that PC wasn't exactly a "game" machine, I did play a lot of "Galactic Gladiators" on it.

Oddly, I played Taipan in college a lot. That is odd because I got my Apple //e in 1987 a few days before I started college and that computer was well on its way out at that time. However, I was one of the few kids around who had his own computer and most students relied on the Macintosh lab on campus for writing papers and such. I loved the //e, though, and still think it's funny that the maximum number of pages I could get out of the word processor (AppleWorks) was 20 due to the memory limitations of the system (an "elephantine" 128k). Also, because I didn't have a hard drive, the spell check was run through a floppy-based dictionary and took forever. I miss that computer a lot -- it had beer spilled on it more than once and just kept going strong.

Now, speaking of all these games reminds me of my favorite inventions in years -- the Hyperkin Retron 5. It might be heresy to essentially play my NES, SNES and Genesis on an emulator when I have the original equipment, but the HDMI upscaling and the fact I can use my original controller make that system a winner in my book.

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Re: Best game on every console you've owned?

Postby matmico399 » February 7th, 2018, 10:57 am

Hawg Your “hiding from my ex wife in our bedroom” comment made me laugh out loud. You were not alone my friend. :D Luckily I Now have a great girlfriend who actually enjoys gaming some.


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