|Originally posted by HeadRusch
SMS had that nifty 3D headset to play EDI on......it also had a couple of cool side-scrolling ninja games, and my favorite was that karate game which was alot like Kung Fu, but the boss-battles were more like Street Fighter II (Before there was a Street Fighter II I might add).
PS I dont see an Intellivison on your list.....if you don't own an Intellivision, you are not a gamer :)
Truer words were never spoken!
I have a pair of those Sega SMS LCD shutter glasses. Quite advanced even today.
Here is my list:
Kmart branded Pong with light gun- complete in box
Sears Video Arcade (original 6 switch Atari VCS with Sears name)- in original 1970's box!
Sears version Intellivision (white case) I prefer this model due to the removable 9 pin controllers.
Atari 7800 x 2 with all carts in boxes.
Mattel Brand Intellivision- original style in box
Intellivision II complete in original box
INtellivision Voice module with all carts (love TRON Solar Sailer and B17 Bomber ;) )
Complete ColecoVision in box- Driving contoller, Super Action Controllers, Atari 2600 adapter, 4 unopened ColecoVision replacement controllers
NES (front loader) with NES branded "arcade" joysticks (and original pads)
VirtualBoy complete in box with several carts
Coleco desktop "mini arcade" Frogger, Pac Man, Zaxxon
Coleco Gemini Atari 2600 clone (I liked this one for the combo paddle/joystick controllers)
Arcadia Supercharger cart for Atari 2600
Genesis 3 system x2
Sega SMS LCD shutter glasses (but no SMS system!?)
Sega Genesis Nomad
Vectrex x 2 with most carts and overlays and extra controllers
Atari XE game system complete (no one mentioned this odd piece ;) )
Atari 5200 complete in box with Atari branded matching Tracball
Xbox with 2 steering wheels and Freestyle board controller.
Atari 800XL with matching disk drive, both in box
Amiga 1000 with SCSI sidecar and RAm expansi0on
Apple MAc SE30
Apple Mac 1MB original with signed internal case
And one of the coolest things to me: Working Apple Lisa with extra floppy (found on the curb- someone left it out for trash about 4 years ago!)
Others I can't remember- items are scattered in different storage areas.
Owned at one time but resold long ago:
Panasonic original style 3Do
3DO Blaster card for PC
Philips CDi machine with controllers and VideoCD cartridge.
Sega Master System
As you can see, my preferences lean to "old school", pre 1985. Several reasons: my most vivid memories of gaming were in late grade school and high school, circa 1977-1984, and my interests switched to computers around 1985, focusing on the Atari ST and Amiga (and Macintosh to a lesser extent). This explains my lack of interest in the machines of 1985-1993 (NES, SNES, SMS, etc), except for oddballs like the XE system.
By 1993, my computer focus shifted to the PC, and videogame machines got interesting again with the CDi, 3DO and Sega CD (and Jaguar).
If I could get a 3DO, CDi and Jaguar with most games for cheap, I'd probably fill out my collection. I like to fcus on the historically important machine with something unique about them. The NES', SMS's and Genesis' are cool to have, but are the equivalent of the common, low value basebal cards, for comparision to another hobby.
Having a functioning, complete in box 5200 with working controllers is a feat in itself, and much more cool ;).
And two working Vectrex units helps add character to a collection ;).
The Sega Nomad, for example, is more interesting than a stock original Genesis. The Nomad plays all the Genesis carts, but is a unique, less common piece.
So I tend to focus on the odd variants, like the Coleco Gemini, Nomad, and Vectrex's of the world.