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  • Marques: Sega successfully positioned themselves

  • as the sophisticated alternative to Nintendo.

  • But 30 years later,

  • the question of which console

  • is better still persists.

  • So, today we're gonna do

  • our own tests

  • to determine a winner.

  • This is Console Wars.

  • ( music playing )

  • All right, so to jump right into it,

  • we have our debaters Dave and Joe

  • representing Sega and Super Nintendo.

  • So these are the categories we're testing today.

  • Gaming and Graphics,

  • Sound Chip,

  • and the Mascot.

  • So, Dave, I'll start. Gaming and Graphics.

  • ( music playing )

  • This is Sonic 1.

  • ( music playing )

  • Blast processing is how we're able to get

  • all these moving images

  • and tons of things on the screen

  • in quick succession without things slowing down.

  • So we'll see that if you, like, lose all your coins

  • and they're all on the screen

  • - at the same time like that? - Yeah, like that.

  • Did you see that slowdown right there?

  • Did you see that slowdown?

  • I don't know what you're talking about.

  • They can't handle all of the sprites on screen.

  • - And look at that 3-D ring. - Oh, wow.

  • Joe: That ring moving at three frames a second.

  • Three frames is all you need, baby.

  • All right, so now it's time to see the graphics from Super Nintendo.

  • If anybody is standing, please sit.

  • You're about to be blown away.

  • So, I brought Donkey Kong Country.

  • Look at these beautiful 3-D vistas that we're seeing right here.

  • Yes, I don't need to go a thousand miles an hour.

  • Look at these rendered 3-D characters.

  • Look at that high-five. Look at the frame rate of that.

  • What a beautiful fall that was.

  • ( music playing )

  • So, I brought some evidence on my iPad.

  • I have some various sounds associated with each of these two consoles.

  • You can state your case about which one is better than the other.

  • - ( high-pitched chime ) - That's the sound

  • that whenever Sonic picks up a ring, you make that sound.

  • Now, if you go to, like, a gas station,

  • you hear them open the register-- it's that sound.

  • - ( high-pitched chime ) - That little chime gives me such joy.

  • I'm glad your joy comes from a gas station.

  • - ( ring ) - Fantastic.

  • - Just a beautiful-- isn't it? - Simple as that.

  • So that was when the game first starts up,

  • the Nintendo logo comes down. You can hear the difference

  • between the tinniness of the Sega Genesis

  • compared to the robust flavors

  • you get from a Super Nintendo.

  • - ( chime ) - ( high-pitched chime )

  • - ( chime ) - ( high-pitched chime )

  • The sound chip for the Super Nintendo was designed by Sony.

  • The Genesis, I think they just got off the rack parts.

  • Yeah, they just walked into a drugstore

  • - and picked up what they could find... - Pretty much.

  • - ...put it in their console. - Pretty much.

  • ( music playing )

  • All right, so let's start with Sonic.

  • If you could take a step forward.

  • Sonic's cool.

  • He's fast.

  • He's got this cool spiky hair.

  • I mean, check out that spiky hair.

  • I wish I had hair like that.

  • He's a freedom fighter. He fights against--

  • Dr. Robotnik is testing on animals.

  • Sonic says no to that.

  • Sonic just looks like your white friend with dreads.

  • Let's have Mario step up.

  • Let's look at a real American hero.

  • ( music playing )

  • Mario is a hard worker, he's a plumber--

  • one of the hardest, most respectable jobs.

  • And he works with his brother, so he's a family man.

  • He's a drug addict. He's always doing mushrooms.

  • - That's not-- - He also takes prescription pills. Dr. Mario.

  • - He's not a doctor. He's saying he's a doctor. - He's not taking the pills.

  • He gives you a lot of medicine where they counteract each other.

  • Oh, yeah, mixing prescriptions. That's great.

  • ( music playing )

  • So, at the end of the day, there's a lot to like about both of these.

  • Clearly some pros and cons to each.

  • So, between these two for me...

  • ...just because I'm that guy,

  • I would actually probably lean

  • towards me being a Sega Genesis gamer.

  • Mainly because I feel

  • like I would want high-definition graphics,

  • and, of course, it's matte black.

  • So, my winner is Sega Genesis.

  • ( music playing )

Marques: Sega successfully positioned themselves

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/01/15
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