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Will you save the Atari 2600 which has the largest library and the most homebrew but the graphics and sound are painfully bad?
Will you save the Intellivision which has the most innovative games including the first console real time strategy but the video is a jerky 20fps?
Will you save the Magnavox Odyssey2 whose small library is comprised of higher quality versions of 2600 games but that's all it has?
Will you save the Bally Astrocade or Emerson Arcadia 2001 which are like the Odyssey2 but worse controllers and even harder to find games for?
Will you save the Atari 5200 which has some neat and advanced games from the Atari microcomputer line but has crippled controllers that need to be busted open and cleaned every two weeks in order for any button to work?
Will you save the Fairchild Channel F which hosts the most ancient console games in existance and has an innovative controller but good luck finding any of its miniscule library?
Will you save the Colecovision which is the most advanced tech here (nearly 3rd gen) but all the games are arcade ports which are made pointless by MAME?
Will you save the Vectrex which has beautiful and unique vector graphics but is monochrome and has a very small screen?
Will you save the RCA Studio II which with no controllers and monochrome picture is without doubt the shittiest console, not just 2nd gen but perhaps of all time. However, stoic play of this shitbox will have the effect of both hardening your resolve and making even mediocre shovelware games on other platforms feel amazing.
Will you save one of the APF Imagination Machine/1292 AVPS/Interton VC4000/Epoch Cassette Vision/Vtech Creativision, consoles so obscure and foreign that no one ever owned them which give maximal hipster cred but are not capable of doing much beyond taking up shelf space and will never in 100 years have an everdrive made for them?

(If you choose the Coleco or Intelli you may not use their 2600 bootleg adapters)

>> No.4338924
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4338924

I save the Coleco, it was my first console and has great arcade ports.

>> No.4338929

I don't actually own any 2nd gen console, but if I had one it would be the Vectrex for sure. It's an experience quite unlike any other console from any gen.

>> No.4338958

The Colecovision is one of my all time favorite consoles, so that.

>> No.4339064

I grew up with Intellivision and still own one and a large stack of games. I'll always love it.

>> No.4339070

SG-1000. Doki Doki Penguin Land is dope.

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>>4338923
>RCA Studio II which with no controllers and monochrome picture is without doubt the shittiest console, not just 2nd gen but perhaps of all time. However, stoic play of this shitbox will have the effect of both hardening your resolve and making even mediocre shovelware games on other platforms feel amazing.
kek

>> No.4339148

>>4339070
I am impressed by the SG-1000. It has the same hardware as the Colecovision but the games somehow look better.
Sega programmers must have worked very hard to push the system.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCp36CD76vs
I consider it to be early 3rd gen.

>> No.4339151

>>4339148
Colecovision games for comparison:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUMzVkzoRjs

>> No.4339154

The only 2nd gen console I own is the Odyssey 2 so I guess I would keep that.

>> No.4339226

>>4339148
It's not exactly "early" 3rd gen considering it came out on the same day as the Famicom. It was just a piece of shit by comparison.

>> No.4339430

>>4338923
I don't own any 2nd gen console. Except maybe a couple pong clones.
The only one I would keep is the Vectrex, because of the novelty of vector graphics.
All the other consoles of that era are way too primitive for me.
Graphics were almost non existant and game design was really bare bones.

>> No.4339434

>>4339226
The Famicom games from 83, 84 aren't much better.
The difference is that Nintendo stuck with it while Sega kept introducing new hardware.

>> No.4339546

None, I don't like 2nd generation

>> No.4339551

>>4338924
This is exactly what I was going to say. Coleco 4 life.

>> No.4339557

>>4338923
Christ, they all suck. Guess I'll save the Sega out of respect and Zaxxon.

>> No.4339558

>>4339434
The SG-1000's graphics hardware was garbage compared to the Famicom's. They basically had no choice but to release a new console, because the SG-1000 would never have been able to compete. It was 2nd gen hardware in a 3rd gen world, the same price as the Fami but vastly inferior to it.

>> No.4340734

Reminder that SG-1000 is essentially identical to Coleco

>> No.4340754

>>4338923
sg-1000 has some pretty fun games, like one of the best versions of Pitfall 2

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