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Community Level 3D1A1UK

D1A1UK

SEGA SATURN

AdvantagesC opinion

DisadvantagesC above

"...talk to you about the Sega Saturn console. It's not as 'retro' as some gaming machines like the X Spectrum, but it's pretty much forgotten about now, although there must be a few satisfied Saturn owners out there! Ok, so the Sega Saturn may have paled in comparison to it's only rival as it were, the Sony PlayStation, but the console was not a complete flop, although the shelf life wasn't overly impressive. Still, there are many reasons why you should ..." Read review
17.04.2001

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Community Level 2andithegoose

andithegoose

The Sega Saturn

AdvantagesCheap, good looking, CD player for £30!

DisadvantagesOld, bulky, no longer supported

"The Sega Saturn is a dead console: no one supports it, not even Sega. So why should you invest in one? Well, let me tell you a story... I bought by Sega Saturn in the summer of 2000. The sun was out, everyone was care-free. Rabbits hopped along the tree-lined streets of the rural town of middlesbrough(!), and people went about their normal daily business. I walked into the local Chips and went to their display cabinet. There it was: a Sega Saturn, ..." Read review
08.12.2000

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Community Level 4Grix_Thraves

Grix_Thraves

Nah.

AdvantagesOne or two good games.

DisadvantagesImpossible to program for.

"...great sucess of the Megadrive, Sega though they had it easy. They were wrong, and the Saturn remains to be one of the most flawed and underappreitated systems that was ever on the market. The trouble started with the impossible to program system, a lot like the PS2 now, and hardly any games came out for it. Nights was good. I think the Sonic one was ok too. But thats it. Their failure of the Saturn gave the Dreamcast an undeserved bad reputation. ..." Read review
24.09.2000

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Community Level 3Hellzone

Hellzone

Sega Saturn - Blast from the past

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"...release of their ‘Sega Saturn’ Sega Inc have been shunned and put down every step of the way except for their exceptional quality of games which they have now published for other consoles, but these insults were not fair as after buying a Sega Saturn for only £20 second hand, I was astonished by the quality at which it was made. Although the Sega Saturn is slightly bulky (No more so than the X-Box, or should I say ‘X-Bulk’) I consider it a brilliant ..." Read review
26.06.2002

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Community Level 1emmab1985

emmab1985

hmm

Advantagesrayman

Disadvantagesnot many games 2 buy

"I bought this 2nd hand when i just wanted a console to muck around with for a bit and I didn't really have too much money, it was okay when i first had it and then i got bored of it and found it hard to get games for my new console. I do like rayman though. RAYMAN ROCKS!! I am probably going to sell the console now cos i am bored of it. I would reccomend adults who have young kids to buy it cos they dont rreally care about the console and just wanna ..." Read review
20.09.2000

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Community Level 1spicegirl

spicegirl

sad-sat

AdvantagesVery good console

DisadvantagesNot enough games released

"Sega launched the saturn in a blaze of publicicity...indeed it was at the time state of the art in console technology. I bought one the day of the lauch, paying almost £400 for the package. What a fool I was! Within a year it seemed as though Sega had given up the battle against the playstation and almost completely ceased releasing new titles, still trying to sell us oldies like clockwork knight and sega soccer. I doing so they effectivly shot themselves ..." Read review
20.07.2000

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Community Level 2A1H1

A1H1

Great Game machine

AdvantagesOwn memory card built in

Disadvantagesdead in the uk, us and japan

"The Sega Saturn was an amazing console but the public helped by Sega in many respects treated it poorly, with very little support and a very few good games, it seems the Saturn was destined for the cupboard and was never to be seen at highstreet stores again. But it had some great games - some better than the Playstation - like Nights - an original game, Sega Rally, and all the Virtua games. It seems some of these games have been updated on the ..." Read review
27.08.2000

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Community Level 1SkeletonMan

SkeletonMan

Ignorant fools

AdvantagesGames

DisadvantagesDead

"I had a Sega Saturn - it had some of the best games around - classics like Virtua Cop and Virtua Fighter 2 aswell as many great looking adventure games - NiGHTS was good - as was the brilliant Sonic jam and panzer Dragoon Saga. I did swap my Saturn - it died out as not enough were sold - partly due to the incredible difficulty that developers had to program it. The games are cheap now - the console is even cheaper - and it would make a great gift. ..." Read review
12.09.2000

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Community Level 1abigsmurf

abigsmurf

the underated console

Advantagescheap

Disadvantagesno more games being made

"...and an excellent conversion of sega rally . They stopped selling saturn's about a year ago so the only place to get them is in a second hand shop . The good thing about that is that they are cheap and cost a fraction of what a playstation 2 costs . If you want to play some of the best games ever made buy yourself a saturn ..." Read review
12.10.2000

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Community Level 2cebrey

cebrey

YES YES YES!!

AdvantagesIt's cheap and bloody great

DisadvantagesAdmittedly the likes of PS2 are somewhat more advanced, but that's not what the Saturn is about any more

"When the Sega Saturn came out it was a top of the range console that was all the rage. Naturally I couldn't afford one and so I was stuck with the not as good, but still rather groovy, Mega Drive. However, for my last birthday my wonderful wonderful girlfriend decided that she would let me choose what I wanted!! We found a shop in town that sells old consoles, the Mega Drive and Saturn being such examples. The shop had run out of stock for Saturns ..." Read review
14.09.2000

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Community Level 1JimSouth

JimSouth

Great console, great price

AdvantagesCheap, Better controls than playstation.

DisadvantagesOut of date, smaller catalogue of games.

"The Sega Saturn was a great console and although the N64 and Playstation trampled all over it I thought in many ways it was as good as the Playstation. The Playstation was more successful because it was easier to produce games for. But where games have been released on both systems, games such as Resident Evil and Fifa 98, RTWC. I found that the control style and graphics were much better on the Saturn. The machine was destined to "die" after the ..." Read review
29.07.2000

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Community Level 1Abdurrahim

Abdurrahim

The next PC-Engine is Sega Saturn

AdvantagesExcellent Games, will be worth a lot in five years time

DisadvantagesHard to find the excellent games

"...underrated console. Partly because of sega it flopped. They build a console which is hard to program, crap marketing, £100 more than playstation, the first game titles look 8 bit, no wonder the never recovered, but the games,yes the games absolutely phenomenal, Nights!, Virtua Cop Series!, Sega Rally (Hail to the king of rally games), Fighters megamix!, Panzer dragoon, probably the best rpg i have ever played, Capcom and Snk beatumps, no loading times ..." Read review
13.07.2000

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Community Level 2philrange

philrange

The true gamer's choice

AdvantagesGreat, classic games

Disadvantagesstarting to look old now.

"The Sega saturn for some reason was overlooked by the general public, and was overtaken by Sony and Nintendo. The Saturn had some of the best games ever, and still does. Sega Rally is still my favourite game after all these years. It was made in 1995! Gran Turismo for the Playstation came 2 years later and still could not match it. Although I now have a Playstation, because Sega have stopped making games for the Saturn, I still play on it as much ..." Read review
14.07.2000

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Community Level 3MikeScoates

MikeScoates

Good While it Lasted

AdvantagesGood graphics and still plenty of games available

DisadvantagesWill be hard to get hold of in a year or two

"The Sega Saturn was a game machine that was Sega's replacement for the doomed Megadrive with CD add on. While it was around, and it still is in a lot of homes, it did have some ground breaking games developed for it, like Panzer Dragoon and Sega Rally, and these type of graphics had not been seen before on any console. Unfortunately, the console suffered a quick demise with the likes of Nintendo and Sony having a quick look at its insides ..." Read review
08.09.2000

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Community Level 1Seriously

Seriously

The best multi-player console of all time

AdvantagesGreatest multi-player machine of all time

DisadvantagesOne of the weakest single player machines of all time

"The Sega Saturn may have been bulky, unattractive and, in the end, a loser in the war with Sony but it can still have a place in your gaming collection. The Saturn is much more than a 'blast from the past' console. The multi-player games can scorch any party into life. The Streetfighter games are amazing, as the game speed puts even modern day fighters in the shade. Virtua Cop and Virtua Fighter have been improved on numerous machines, but the ..." Read review
30.04.2001

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