My boomer parents absolutely hated that my brothers and I spent all damn day on that thing. They so regretted that purchase. I remember how frustrated my mother would get that I wouldn't bother to come out to eat, because I was in the middle of marathoning Kid Chameleon. "I can't stop, Mom, we have to return it to Blockbuster on Monday!" Old school gaming was like old school music in that the most gratifying thing about it was that it pissed off our parents. Come to think of it, I don't believe I ever got them to so much as pick up the controller. More for me!>it actually outsold the Genesis there, after all
Really? Now that's crazy. I remember them making add-on hardware like the Sega CD and the 32X just to keep the old Genesis going, because it was such a cash cow. That venerable beast ran for years. The Saturn, on the other hand, kept breaking down for one reason or another. From what I hear, the disk reader was little better than a laser pointer, and you always had to listen for scratching when it was running in case you had to quickly pop the disk out before it got too scored. It had good racing games, though. Daytona USA and Virtua Racing were great. Road Rash was epic just for the music–the album that came built into it was better than the actual game. Sega Rally Championship was a blast, and it's the only reason that I know about how awesome the Lancia Delta was.
Virtua Fighter was cool just for how significantly it changed the fighting genre. Am I wrong in thinking that Pai's counter throw was the first of its kind in fighting games? Putting somebody on the ground with that was good for so much trash talk. "What happened to your combo, bro?"