View Full Version : What's your favorite system to collect for?
10-19-2009, 08:32 AM
My personal fave is the nes, with snes in second and the genesis/cd/32x combo in third (I count the genesis with all addons as one system). Nes games are my fave just for the sheer amount available and variety. Snes in second for sheer quality of a lot of the titles, and segas 16 bit system and addons for fun games, the unique sega cd games, and the few 32x games. So what's your faves?
Btw my sega cd and 32x are both new to me as I never had a sega cd as a child and my 32x never worked. I got a model 2 genesis, model 2 sega cd, 32x, 8 genesis games, 3 cd games, and 2 32x games for 66 dollars.
10-19-2009, 08:36 AM
First would be the 2600, it is the classic system incarnate.
Beyond that I would go after oddball systems, originals, firsts and what not. :RY
10-19-2009, 09:09 AM
Well... since you offered the option of Arcade/Pinball, I went with that. There's nothing better than collecting actual pieces of hardware.
I personally don't because I would never be able to afford such an expensive hobby, and also in Mexico, there really isn't a culture of trading arcade or pinball cabs.
10-20-2009, 03:46 PM
I went with the 5200 for a couple of reasons:
1) There are very few ridiculously expensive games.
2) Game are common enough to be available, but not so common you trip over them. It's a nice balance because it's actually fun to find them, but you still do find them (unlike, say Vectrex games, which I never see in the wild). There also aren't so many games for the 5200 that I feel like I'd never, ever be able to complete the collection. It's a doable list... unlike the NES or 2600.
3) I never had one back in the day, so there's a lot of games that are new to me.
4) Most importantly, I've really enjoyed the majority of 5200 games. It's right at the top of my list of most-played classic systems, and for me nostalgia isn't a factor. I got a rebuilt gold-dot controller from Best Electronics and it's worked perfectly for years. I like an awful lot of 2600 games, but most of the stuff I buy for it these days I never play. A lot of the more rare stuff is just awful. The 5200 has a good hit/miss ratio.
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