Neo Geo AES (1990) vs Sega Saturn (1994) which game console had more success?

When it comes down to video game consoles of the 90’s the Neo Geo AES along with the Sega Saturn might be two of the most underrated consoles of the decade. In terms of which game console was more successful is highly debatable among many retro gamers who grew up during the 90’s. Both the Neo Geo AES and the Sega Saturn where not as popular in countries such as North America in the early 90’s. However, in relation to sales many can argue that the Sega Saturn did better than the Neo Geo did overall.

It has been reported that ever since the Sega Saturn was released back in late 1994 the console had managed to sell over 9 million units worldwide. When the Sega Saturn was first released it was priced around $399 which was expensive but not to the same extent as the Neo Geo following its release back in 1990. When the Neo Geo was first released it averaged around $649.99 in pricing which was outrageously expensive. In fact the PS4 or the Xbox One was never as expensive as the Neo Geo was when both consoles were first released in late 2013. The sales for the Neo Geo was not good in the early 90’s and could have been better if the SNK Corporation was ore cautious about the pricing of the console. In fact, if the Neo Geo was released at the right price it could have affected the whole landscape of the console wars back in the 90’s which was mainly between Nintendo, Sega and Sony during the time.


Could Final Fantasy 4-6 have worked on the Neo Geo back in the 90’s?

Its quite interesting that the Neo Geo does not get talked about as much in this day and age as it should.  When it comes down to game consoles that produced amazing high quality 2D gameplay the Neo Geo was one of the top systems of the 90’s.  However, when it comes down to 2D games for the Neo Geo the fighting titles such as the Fatal Fury and King of Fighters series generally stand out more. While Square was mainly making games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System there was no doubt that the Neo Geo had superior 2D graphics and quality overall.  However, the Neo Geo was not as popular as the Super Nintendo or even the Sega Genesis was in North America back in the early 90’s.

Also, the Neo Geo was simply to expensive following its release since it was priced at $649 when it first came out back in 1990.  When it came down to role playing genre of gaming the Super Nintendo Entertainment System which was also released n 1990 for a reasonable price of $199  it was probably better for Final Fantasy 4-6 in the long run.  When Final Fantasy I-III was released on the NES between 1987-1990 they were considered to be popular RPG titles for the 8 bit console and having 4-6 on the SNES made more sense than being on the Sega Genesis or the Neo Geo.

Could the Ducktales game have worked on the SNES during the 90’s?

There were so many cool 2D platform games that came out during the early 90’s for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System along with the Sega Genesis including the Super Mario Bros and the Sonic the Hedgehog series which are often talked about by many retro gamers. However, titles such as Ducktales 1 & 2 never seems to get as much credit as they deserve for the NES. In fact, some might argue that Ducktales 1 & 2 where more deserving of an SNES port back in the early 90’s.

It’s understandable that the first Ducktales game was released for NES since millions of people already had the console after its release in 1983. However, Ducktales 2 was released in 1994 and people where starting to move away from the NES and towards the SNES during that time period. While it would have been cool to see the original Ducktales game on the SNES it may not have sold as much as it would have on the NES during the time.

Fatal Fury 2 (1992) vs DarkStalkers: The Night Warriors (1994) which game had more success?

When it comes down to arcade classics from the 90’s both Fatal Fury 2 and DarkStalkers: The Night Warriors are recognizable titles from that time for retro gamers. While both fighting titles were underrated or overshadowed by the likes of games such as Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat II there is no doubt that Fatal Fury 2 along with DarkStalkers: The Night Warriors were solid arcade fighting titles back in the day.

In terms of which game was more popular back in the early 90’s many would give the slight edge to Fatal Fury 2 over DarkStalkers: The Night Warriors. In terms of gameplay Fatal Fury 2 seem to have better mechanics especially with the of the two plane system which made each battle feel more realistic. When it came down to 2D fighters in general the Fatal Fury games shined more in arcade centers along with game consoles such as the Neo Geo.

Could Metroid II: The Return of Samus have been more successful on the SNES?

As many people know Metroid II: The Return of Samus was the second installment of the Metroid series which was first released exclusively for Game Boy back in November 1991. Despite, not being quite as popular as the original Metroid game for the NES Metroid II: The Return of Samus is generally regarded as one of the best Game Boy titles of the early 90’s. However, the sequel of the original Metroid game which came out in the late 80’s had seemed more deserving of a release for a home based console such as the NES or even the SNES which was released back in 1990.

Even though, we eventually got Super Metroid for the SNES that did not come until 1994. But since the original Game Boy was starting to become more popular following its release in 1989 it would make sense that Nintendo would release Metroid II: The Return of Samus for the handheld console during the early 90’s. In terms of whether or not Metroid II: The Return of Samus would have had more success on the SNES is questionable. However, Metroid II: Return of Samus was popular enough for Nintendo to release a remake of the game for the handheld 3DS console back in September 2017.

TMNT: Turtles in Time= best multiplayer arcade game of the 90’s?

Back in the 90’s there were countless arcade games that were a ton of fun to play especially with friends such X-Men: Arcade, Final Fight, Double Dragon, Battletoads, The Simpson’s etc. But when it came down to multiplayer beat em up games in arcade centers TMNT: Turtles in Time was a very popular. In fact some might argue that TMNT: Turtles in Time was the best 2D side scrolling beat em up game of the 90’s.

Back in the 80’s and early 90’s The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was at its peak in terms of popularity. The fact that the world got to see a four player side scrolling 2D beat em up game was a very big deal at the time especially considering how popular the animated series was in the late 80’s and the movies were in the early 90’s. Even though, the Double Dragon and the Final Fight series was popular in the early 90’s they did not feature four player gameplay. To this day TMNT: Turtles in Time was and is still refs as one of the best beat em up titles of the 90’s if not all time.

Battletoads (1991) vs Streets of Rage 3 (1994) which beat em up game was harder?

When it comes down to beat em up games from the 90’s Battletoads and Streets of Rage 3 are both considered to be two of the most challenging titles of the decade. There have been many who have argued that Battletoads for the NES is very tough but possible to complete in co-op mode. However, there have been many people who have simply found Street of Rage 3 almost impossible to complete on a level higher than the easy especially the American version of the game.

Each stage of Streets of Rage 3 felt longer than its two predecessors along with the fact that the boss battles seemed more difficult due to how advanced the AI was throughout the game. Even in, co-op mode Street of Rage 3 was quite challenging along with the fact that players were expected to complete the game on the highest difficulty in order to get the best ending. In terms of which game is more popular many people are inclined to argue in favor of Battletoads especially since a majority of NES games from the late 80’s-early 90’s in general were extremely difficult to complete.