Games Machine Nostalgia

Do you remember a particular games console that you once used with particular fondness?

Or are you a believer that the newest is always the best?

The Guardian recently published a list of its top 25 all-time great consoles – and it was an interesting mix spanning several decades.

One veteran to make the list was the Atari Jaguar (at number 24), built in 1993 and the last console made by the company, which it called an “intriguing technical oddity” best known for the games Tempest 2000, Doom and Alien vs Predator.

Slightly higher up the list at number 20 is the Sega Saturn, 1994, featuring games Virtua Fighter, Nights into Dreams and Sega Rally.

The Magnavox Odyssey, 1872, in the list at number 18, was the first ever games console, although the games had no sound or colour, but it was the introducer of concept of interacting with graphics on the TV.

In 1996 Nintendo released the N 64, featuring at number 13 in the list and the delivery of a whole host of still popular games including to Super Mario 64, GoldenEye, Banjo-Kazooie, Wave Race 64 and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Then in 1998 came the Sega Dreamcast, at number 9 in the Guardian list, described as “visionary piece of hardware”.

Interestingly, included in the top four of the list is the Sega Mega Drive, released in 1988. Its success and longevity was enhanced when in 1991 the company released games involving its character Sonic the Hedgehog.

The number 1 on the list is awarded to a Nintendo console released in 1990 – but if you want to know which one you’ll have to look at the article here!