View Full Version : Earliest console/computer you still play?

08-06-2004, 08:13 PM
Sadly enough, for me the oldest console I have currently on active duty is the Dreamcast.

Put me to shame, whats the earliest machine you still use on a regular, and which game(s) do you play on it.

Salsa Party Animal
08-06-2004, 08:33 PM
Nintendo 64 for me as I only had it since November and about 16 games, but not played it much.

Ian(not Ian)
08-06-2004, 08:39 PM
In a physical sense my Atari ST.
On the PC via emulation C64.

08-06-2004, 08:40 PM

I sold/gave away the rest of my stuff. :(

But I am hoping to pick up a dreamcast and N64 during the summer.

08-06-2004, 08:48 PM
When I get the chance, I still stick on the 2600, C64, and SFC.

Don't often get the chance though, I simply don't have room.

08-06-2004, 09:01 PM
speccy 48k

08-06-2004, 09:03 PM
Depends what you mean by regular, but i use the following usually at least once a month or so.

PC Engine
Super Famicom
Playstation (although i usually use the PS2 to play the games instead)

08-06-2004, 09:13 PM
Super Famicom. Got one again recently and I'm loving it. Best console ever?

Been playing Super Mario Kart and F-Zero on it this week. SMK is still as good as it's ever been. :)

08-06-2004, 09:35 PM
snes for me, play it quite reguarly to be honest.

I love completing old games and my collecting habits are starting to worry me tbh.

Ginger Tosser
08-06-2004, 09:43 PM
I dig out the spectrum every now and then, but my Super Famicom is the oldest console on permanent setup.

08-06-2004, 09:47 PM
PC Engine, Mega Drive and soon SFC(when my jr. console arrives).

I find it hard to go back further than these, it's like MD and a few of the others are talking about in the other thread (cba to get in there, its gonna be a bloodbath shortly!), a lot of the earlier games are either somewhat irritating on the eye or have quite unforgiving controls etc or have been surpassed in such a way that you just wouldn't want to bother. Plus I'd rather leave my childhood gaming memories unscathed, I played Chase HQ recently, not a good idea :(

The 3 consoles I listed still have a lot to offer even today in terms of playability, graphics, sound in some cases(try Vampire Killer-aural bliss!) and the most important factor, pure enjoyment.

08-06-2004, 11:45 PM
I have my Master System permanently set up at home, and always have to have a few goes on it whenever I go back. I also pick up the odd cheap game for it from time to time too. I've been planning to mod it for 60Hz for ages now, but never seem to get around to it.

I also keep a very-recently-acquired SFC Jr with me here at university. Area 88 is still a fantastic game 8)

Grey Area
09-06-2004, 09:08 AM
Whenever i'm in the loft the 2600 usually comes out, just for a few games of Asteroids. I know you can get better versions of the game but i just like the music (?) on the 2600 version....builds and builds throughout a round then the last rock gets it and the music stops for a second or so... then starts up at the original headnodding speed. Love it.

09-06-2004, 09:15 AM
C64 and Atari2600... though now I've got the "Cuttle Cart 2", I'm running 2600 ROMs through the 7800 instead...

09-06-2004, 09:29 AM
That would be my AES, naturally.

09-06-2004, 09:32 AM
Rubber keyed 48k Speccy for me, Jetpac, Alien 8, Sabre Wulf, Atic Atic, Commando, Green Beret, top quality all round. Oh and don't forget Moon Cresta :)

Have a mint ZX81 also but it's not been used since Xmas

09-06-2004, 09:54 AM
must be the Amiga, I play Turrican2, LedStorm and Silkworm a lot lately, And last month I hoked up the C64 but I don't have the patience anymore to boot up the games. And I play a lot of games on MAME.

09-06-2004, 11:03 AM
SFC, PC Engine and Neo Geo Aes. I don't really view them as 'retro' consoles, as they have games on them that are new to me - therefore, they are new games.

09-06-2004, 12:33 PM
most of my stuff is set up perminemtley, my nes gets a bit of a play every now and again, megaman 2, supermario brothers ect still keep me entertained, saturn it has to be xmen vs streetfighter or guardian heros in 2 player, ive got my dremcast set up perminatley as well for the odd bout of mr driller and crazy taxi, mega drive, snes, mastersystem, mega cd, n64 all get the odd play but at the mo its mainley the modern consoles that get the most use

not enough hours in the day :(

09-06-2004, 01:24 PM
Saturn and Playstation here.

Admittedly the PS2 is used for the Playstation games but there a ton of games (mostly RPGs) that I have yet to go through.

The Saturn is new to me (got in February) so many of the games I am playing are completely new experiences.

09-06-2004, 01:28 PM
Sadly most of my consoles are cluttering up peoples attics and shelves, whilst I jaunt around the world. Although I still play an Atari 2600 a fair bit, Centipede is an excellent brain in neutral shoot 'em up.

09-06-2004, 03:12 PM
Playstation on a weekly basis, can't get enough of that Guitar Freaks!

On a semi regular basis I play the ZX Spectrum (via DreamSpec and a Dreamcast keyboard)

09-06-2004, 03:30 PM
Actively its got to be my N64. You cant beat a good ol multiplayer Mario Kart 64. Thats all i wanted from the GameCube version as it hugely disappointed me.

Im hoping the DS / N5 Mario Kart game will be just like the 64 version.

09-06-2004, 03:57 PM
Neo, followed by teh SNES.

09-06-2004, 04:17 PM
one and only SNES!

09-06-2004, 05:14 PM

although i sold it, so now it's the DC, but i don't play it.

i guess the earliest console at the moment for me is my XBox (which is 2nd after GC in terms of newness) but i almost always play emus on it so it's different i guess. in that case it'd be Megadrive :p

16-06-2004, 07:43 AM
Vectrex and Colecovision