View Thread : Has there ever been a system with truly NO games worth getting?


A Black Falcon
Just thinking... most all have SOMETHING...

32X doesn't exactly have the biggest lineup, but (after playing most of the games in emulation) if I had one I'd want to pick up (yeah, a lot of 'fly and shoot stuff' games...) Space Harrier, Virtua Racing Deluxe, Virtua Fighter, Shadow Squadron, Star Wars Arcade, NBA Jam TE, Darxide, Kolibri, maybe Zaxxon Motherbase 2000 and Knuckles Chaotix (despite their not being that good)... oh, and a version of Blackthorne with better graphics than the graphics in the other version found on all the other platforms. :)

Sega CD has plenty of good games. So did the 3DO. The Virtual Boy, too, had some that looked interesting... Wario Land, Galactic Pinball, that space shooter (forward scrolling with several 'layers'), Red Alarm, Mario Pinball, Mario Clash... maybe a few others... Baseball? Did Jack Bros. come out? If so that... same with Dragon Hopper and Bound High, but I don't think they did. And I wish Zero Racers had.

CD-i? Uhh... the only ones I know are the abysmal Zelda games, so that's a candidate... Nuon? Nope, it has Tempest 3000 and the VLM3...

So far the N-Gage is a candidate... unless you count decent ports as good games worth getting it for. I don't. :) Oh, how about the great and so successful Tiger Game.com? :)

Oh, and here's an example of how not to write a game review.
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/32x/review/R62395.html

Great Rumbler
That's a really BAD review.

A Black Falcon
Seriously bad. That guy really needs to improve his writing if he want to be taken seriously in a review... of course it doesn't help when he's saying things like "I hate all 3d graphics"... :D

I don't think there would be a way to save that review, really. :)

Ryan
Oddysey 2!

Edit: Did Stealth write that review? Jesus, that's awful.

A Black Falcon
Umm... haven't played anything for the Oddyssey 2... didn't it have like 30 games or something, most all by the same guy? The only one I know of is, I think, KC Munchkin...

And yeah, that's one of the worst reviews I've seen at Gamespot. And the guy goes on and on... usually bad reviewers write very short reviews, but this one's long and it just makes it more painful...

OB1
Well the Lynx didn't have any truly good games...

A Black Falcon
But enough okay ones that it wouldn't have been a waste of money, I bet...

OB1
It was a complete waste of money.

A Black Falcon
You had one?

OB1
Well my older brother did. I couldn't afford to buy any systems for myself. He traded his SNES for one, can you believe it? He quickly got the SNES back though. :D

A Black Falcon
Yeah, the SNES was a bit better than the Lynx... :D

I'd say the Lynx is a candidate, though. Not on the "top" of the list, but it well might make it somewhere...

Ryan
Umm... haven't played anything for the Oddyssey 2... didn't it have like 30 games or something, most all by the same guy? The only one I know of is, I think, KC Munchkin...

And yeah, that's one of the worst reviews I've seen at Gamespot. And the guy goes on and on... usually bad reviewers write very short reviews, but this one's long and it just makes it more painful... When I was very young, two or three years old, perhaps, my grandmother won an Oddysey 2 in some radio contest (the reason being, by this time it was dead, and you couldn't buy games for it) It came with one cartridge that had three games... Speedway: a racing game (the most fun... for about 30 seconds), Spinout: a racing game on a track that handled awfully, and the last was a cryptogram game that was as exciting as waking up in the morning.

Screenshots from that game (and yes, it did have those horrible pink backgrounds!):
http://www.classicgaming.com/o2home/inserts/screens.asp?gameid=44

The Oddysey 2:
http://www.classicgaming.com/o2home/index.shtml

I have to admit a small thing though, as I said, I never had any other games, so I don't actually know if the others are good. Judging by this, I doubt it. The game I had, all three combined, kept three-year old Ryan intellectually stimulated for a whole three minutes.

Though, for posterity's sake, I wish I still had it. I lost it when we moved ten years ago. :(

I wonder how many other people in the world can claim to have owned an Oddyssey 2 but have never even touched a real Atari 2600. :D

A Black Falcon
http://www.classicgaming.com/o2home/gmreview/review.asp?masterid=44&cartid=44

Gives that cart a decidedly average score of 2.5/5... :)

As I said, the best known games was K.C. Munchkin... oh, and I read this interview with the guy who made almost all the Odyssey 2 games somewhere. After the early titles (like that three-pack that was included with the system...), one guy made just about all of the ~24 games that were released... a few were okay it seems (judging on those reviews on that site), but not having played any console before the NES I have trouble judging from that era... the graphics are just SO primitive... :) Need to spend some playtime, and I've never done that.

Ryan
You never played ANY console before NES?

Intellivison was the best of them. :)

Great Rumbler
I think even the Atari Jaguar had one or two good games...

A Black Falcon
Tempest 2000! :) A few others are okay too I think... Defender 2000? Missile Command 2000? Not sure about those... oh, Alien vs Predator was supposedly very good... And VLM2 (BTW VLM is a thing that is a controllable lightsynth (for music CDs)... made by Jeff Minter, VLM2 is included with the Jaguar CD and VLM3 with the Nuon). VLM3 and Tempest 3000 are the only reasons to ever even think about the Nuon.

And I've only played consoles before the NES in emulation. Not counting emulation I've also never played (or barely played, like a few minuites in a store demo) plenty of newer consoles... 3D0 (I think I played one game in a store demo once), CD-i, Jaguar, Lynx, Sega Master System, Nuon, etc... a real Sega CD or 32X... Saturn... TurboGrafx (like the 3D0, one game in a store demo once)...

Ryan
Got Intellivision ROMS?

A Black Falcon
Complete set I believe. 216 games and emulator are a whopping 3.5MB! ... I think I launched the emulator once...

Ryan
Then you'll have no problem zipping them and giving them to me? I've got a few treasured classics, but I'd not mind having them all :)

A Black Falcon
I'll send it via MSN then? Now?

A Black Falcon
Hey OB1...

http://www.gamespot.com/gamespot/features/all/greatestgames/p-36.html