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Can you name the video game systems (released in the US)?
Enter a system in the box below
Correctly named systems will show up below
Answers do not have to be guessed in order
Does not include special editions, expansions or single game systems
Does not include personal computers, such as the Commodore
Updated November 2012
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Nov 25th, 2008 at 04:14 GMT
what? no tandyvision?
Nov 25th, 2008 at 04:15 GMT
I'm not a coniosseur, per se, but if you include the Game Boy Pocket, shouldn't you include the Advance SP and the DS Lite?
Nov 25th, 2008 at 04:21 GMT
I also wondered about the DS Lite, and the Intellivision 2. Now I see it only comes up when you type "II" instead of "2". :/
Nov 25th, 2008 at 04:47 GMT
I didn't get game gear because i didn't write "sega game gear"
Nov 25th, 2008 at 04:52 GMT
Sega Genesis was the best ever.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 04:54 GMT
There was a NES II, if you're counting the Game Boy Pocket, GBA Micro and N-Gage QD. Same for DS Lite, PSP Slim, GBA SP, Slim PS2, etc. Best solution would be to only count a new console as one that plays separate games, since so many consoles had hardware revisions. Also, there was a Neo Geo Pocket Color and therefore presumably a Neo Geo Pocket but I have not personally seen the latter.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 04:55 GMT
Just read "does not include expansions" yet you have the Sega CD and 32x?
Nov 25th, 2008 at 05:05 GMT
A lot of these are not independant systems, but redesigns of previous systems.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 05:22 GMT
Wow, lots of backlash for this one. I got 20 first try. Kicking myself for missing GBA, Sega Saturn, & Game and Watch.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 05:35 GMT
I ended up getting "Sega Game Gear", but I'd say that if "Game Boy" is acceptable, "Game Gear" should be too.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 05:45 GMT
This one is hard to be perfect, however we agree with most of comments. Removed Sega CD and 32x, as both were indeed just add-ons. Also Game Boy Pocket, as it was only different in packaging from the original Game Boy. Fixed a few typos as well.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 05:47 GMT
There were THREE N-Gages!?
Nov 25th, 2008 at 06:17 GMT
How about accepting game boy coloUr, for us English speakers ;)?
Nov 25th, 2008 at 07:01 GMT
I didn't realize that there were so many odesseys. Missed 3 I should have got. Couldn't remember the names of the original sega "MASTER" system or the game gear. Completely forgot about the lynx. The rest I missed I never heard of. Although I tried the Sega Cd and 32x (after they were removed) and surprisingly got sega genesis 3 (was there a 2?)
Nov 25th, 2008 at 07:15 GMT
got confused by sega releasing a console every 10 mintues
Nov 25th, 2008 at 11:12 GMT
If you're removing the Game Boy Pocket, the Game Boy Micro should probably be removed as well, as it's just a smaller Game Boy Advance. I'd also quibble with the inclusion of the Game & Watch, which wasn't really a system but a series of self-contained games. There was no one machine that ran multiple games.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 12:04 GMT
Can't believe I forgot Sega Genesis!! I grew up on that bad boy. Sonic and Golden Axe FTW!!!
Nov 25th, 2008 at 12:35 GMT
@Thevictor: I think that's also grounds to count Game Boy Advance SP on
Nov 25th, 2008 at 12:43 GMT
Gah, I too forgot Sega Genesis. For the most part, I only got the mainstream lines and their various permeations (Nintendo, X-box, Play Station). I did know Saturn and Dreamcast, and who didn't at least type in Atari?
Nov 25th, 2008 at 14:09 GMT
this list is really incomplete. Not that I was anywhere close to naming them all, but I significant number of consoles I guessed were not included. Granted, most of the ones that were not accepted were versions of another system, i.e. ds lite, psp3000, etc. but based on the criteria used, those should be on the list as well.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 14:17 GMT
man...i thought i was a video game nerd and i havent heard of a lot of these
Nov 25th, 2008 at 14:30 GMT
Honestly, I know a list like this is hard to do....but this is as terrible list. You have things that are just upgrades of the exact same console (like the Game Boy Micro, Master System II and the Genesis 3) and obscure systems that, IIRC, didn't even make their way to the US (like the Mega Duck/Cougar Boy), but you leave out much more important systems like the Playdia, Wonderswan, NeoGeo Pocket Color, Sega SG-1000, Leapster, V-Smile and others. You include the Apple Pippin, which is really a gaming computer, but leave out the far more popular gaming computers like the Commodore 64. And worst of all, you include "N-Gage Next Gen," which isn't even a console! The "next gen" of N-Gage is a software platform available on many of Nokia's smartphones. This just isn't a very well thought out quiz, and it could have been done much better.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 14:35 GMT
Damn...I never even heard of half of these. I wonder if there's anyone out there who owns every system ever released in the U.S. Considering how many hardcore gamers there are, it's very possible.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 14:53 GMT
Couldn't agree with guyleguy (among others) more. While this is a great IDEA for a quiz, the execution leaves much to be desired. Seriously, Game Boy Micro? N-Gage Next Gen (which, aside from just being a service and not a system, is simply called N-Gage and only nicknamed N-Gage Next Gen)?
Nov 25th, 2008 at 15:03 GMT
Ok I made some changes... NGage Next Gen is gone, Micro is gone, and as for the others you mention guyle... they were all released exclusivly in Japan or overseas... this is U.S. only. The Leapster and V-Smile I dont really consider gaming consoles in the grand scheme of things... I agree that this quiz is difficult, and it took me over a week to try and get this as accurate as I could... Please continue to leave ideas I appreciate the feedback
Nov 25th, 2008 at 15:50 GMT
The NeoGeo Pocket Color is definitely not Japan only. I have one; I bought it at Toys-R-Us back in like 2000.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 15:55 GMT
NeoGeo Pocket Color should be on the list, as it had a US release just before SNK went under. And I seriously think including revisions of systems is a bad call. Someone will know what a Genesis is, but most have no clue there are different models :P
Nov 25th, 2008 at 15:56 GMT
The only systems that I missed that I have heard of are the game and watch and atari flashback (I even have one -_-) I was surprised there was no commodore. I typed that beast in numerous times.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 16:11 GMT
The genesis 3 being on here is inconsistent; that was just a redesign. Also, the game and watches were all "single game systems". Neat quiz, though. I was hitting myself for missing the Virtual Boy.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 16:16 GMT
Where is the Atari 1600?
Nov 25th, 2008 at 16:21 GMT
@kontrolfreak66-The 1600 was a prototype, though people also confused the 2600 with it.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 17:05 GMT
Ok I added the Pocket Color Neo Geo... Genesis 3 is gone
Nov 25th, 2008 at 17:30 GMT
Might help if you added a line in the description bullets that indicates that personal computers don't count as game systems. That way people (errr I) wouldn't have spent time guessing early things like Commodore 64, Amiga, ADAM, etc. I had to look up the Atari Flashback, this is the first I've heard of it.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 17:53 GMT
The SNES 2? It did have a few differences to the SNES and not just in the look of the console. If I remember correctly it was lacking an expansion port.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 20:19 GMT
If you type in "Nokia N-Gage" (which was its full name), you don't get N-Gage. Otherwise, I think this is a good quiz, I was kicking myself for forgetting all the Sega consoles!
Nov 25th, 2008 at 20:36 GMT
The only reason I did as well as I did was because hand held systems were included. But I only got 15.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 21:20 GMT
I got 14, which is good considering the fact that a)a few less than half of these came out before I was born and b) I didn't realize it also counted hand-held systems, all of which I could name in about a minute and a half.
Nov 25th, 2008 at 23:17 GMT
Sg-1000? Phillips odyssey? Channel F 2? TV-Boy is another early one, even though they completely ripped off 2600. Anyone notice these? Bally had one, too, the Asteroid or something, in the late 70s... Oh, the Interon 4000. I'm at my uncle's house he's got everything.... hmmm...
Nov 25th, 2008 at 23:52 GMT
CDTV, Pippin, Loopy, Marty, Game Boy Micro, Gamate, Wonderswan/Color, Swan Crystal, Gamewave Family, Evo: Phase One, Vii, Generation NEX, FC Twin, all missing. Sorry, I'm bored and persnickety and have random tech stuff around, but think about adding them?
Nov 26th, 2008 at 01:22 GMT
I used to have a sega genesis that said "Seaga genesis 3". I tried typeing it in but got nothin. Oh well.
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