Which is better?
well the Jaguar does have Rayman,
3DO has Samurai Shodown,
32X has Virtua Fighter,
I guess they all suck...but, what do you think?
They all kinda suck, but have a few good games. 32x did have Tempo and Kolibri, but that really ain't much. I guess Jaguar, if only for the aftermarket homebrew games. Although, its two best games (from when it was on the market), Rayman and Tempest 2000, were both ported rather well to Saturn. Then again, 3DO was pretty much a port machine too. Hmm.
The 3DO really was crap... what original games were made for it? Gex? which innevitably made it over to the PSX anyways... and the price! Oh dear the freakin' price. It had some other original games, but they really sucked. Like Jurassic Park, OMG don't make me sick right now.
The Jaguar, I feel bad for this machine, I feel it really did have some potential. Why the hell didn't anyone make games for it? What the hell!
The 32X, well we ALL know why this flopped and had no developers...
So I think I'm gonna have to say... hrmm. They all suck on the same level, BUT the 32X just looks so cute ontop of my genny/CD combo and has Knuckles Chaotix (just love sonic)... so its 32X for me.
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The Jaguar is a personal favourite of mine.. Alien vs. Predator, Defender 2000, Doom, Iron Soldier, Missile Command 3D, Power Drive Rally, Raiden, Rayman, Super Burnout, Tempest 2000, Ultra Vortek, Wolfenstein 3D.. yessir, all good. And who can deny the sheer embarassing entertainment value of Kasumi Ninja? Yeah, the Jaguar's cool. Small library, some utterly terrible games, and questionable hardware design, but hey.. I like 'er.
3DO.. I've lately been thinking about starting up a 3DO collection. There's enough out there among the obvious nuggets of crap that interests me, but I haven't played nearly enough 3DO to give a solid opinion on it. It's curious how the 3DO had such strong support from Japanese developers, especially when you consider that the other early next-gen systems at the time lacked that completely.
The 32X has it's winners, but with an even smaller game library than the Jaguar, egad. After Burner Complete, Knuckles Chaotix, Kolibri, Mortal Kombat II, Space Harrier, Tempo, Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000.. with games like that I can almost look at the 32X as a contender, but ehhh.. at least it beats the CD-I, which was of course the most successful home console, bar none.
I'm voting for Jag out of the three.
why didn't you make this a poll anyways?
Das war der Hammer.
This is a good question. I never did like the 3DO. I thought it was way overpriced even though the technology was state of the art when it came out, it was quickly eclipsed by Playstation and Saturn.
I was rooting for Atari. I really wanted to see them come back and have a successful console and there were a handful of great games for the system. Alien vs Predator, Tempest 2000 and I even liked Iron Soldier.
I never really bought into the 32X when it came out either, mainly because I decided to wait for the Saturn so I didn't get to experience many games for it. I did get to play Doom which was a pretty solid port and Cosmic Carnage which I thought was a pretty crappy fighter.
My vote has to go with the Jaguar. If I were to get one of those systems today to start collecting games for, it'd be the Jag.
I added a poll.
I liked the Jagaur, as it had some memorable games. The controller was just awful though, and most of its great titles have been ported elsewhere. Even the mighty AvP has taken a hit, as it's almost unplayable nowadays due to the appalling framerate. There's also a better version on PC.
The 3DO was crap from the start. For the price they wanted, you got very little. Most of its games have been ported as well, and the only thing that sticks out for me is the godly soundtrack Super Street Fighter II Turbo had-- which wasn't redbook. Oh, and the game had no sound test either. Brilliant!
I'd have to give props to the 32X, due to it's decent library, and the fact that no additional shelf space is required to have it.
32X gets my pic. Melf brought a good point; it takes only Z-space and does have a rare few very good softs for it.
Jaguar has the best version of Tempest ever; easily worth owning the system for just that one game.
3DO; I'd like to think of it as a hyper SegaCD. I don't have much experience with it, but it did have a couple good games. Best port of Samurai Shodown, that el-destructo game I forget the name of it. But the rest of it was just littered with FMV crap.
3DO had Star Control 2. That alone makes it a close contender to me.
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3DO Hands down the best if you ignore the insane price tag.
Star Control 2
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
Those are the ones off the top of my head that ruled.
At the time there wasn't anything that could touch it. We had a Jaguar and 3DO constanly running at the store I worked at where you could see them both run. Hands down the 3DO made the Jaguar look pretty pathetic. There simply weren't enough games for Jaguar. And I won't even mention how much I hate the 32X. Sega's worst moment.
A lot of the Jaguar games I can get on other systems, and I've never looked at what the 3DO has to offer.
But I'm going with the 32X, only a small number of great games, takes up almost no space, and it is not that unreliable. Back in the day I did wish Atari would have made a great console, but the only area it was popular in was homebrew.
Say, wasn't the decryption broken for the CD games, so you don't need a cart anymore? That'd make homebrew a lot cheaper (well, granted you own a Jag CD) and easier.
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I'm just glad I wasn't aware, let alone in the market for a new system, when these things came out. IMO they all suck, and with the exception of the 32X since it's a Sega Genesis add-on, I would only purchase them now to resell them for profit. Outside of being a mad console collector what's the point in having them when their best games have been ported and play/look better on more successful consoles? Just for ultra video game collector geekiness-sake? Bah!
I ask for another option to be added to the poll: "None, the all suck!" :P
I definatly agree!
Das war der Hammer.
3DO has Return Fire, that game is the shit, I tell you. Extremly fun multiplayer.
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