Mario Party vs. Sonic Shuffle which game was better?

Back in the 90’s and early 00’s we did not get to many party type games so it was pretty cool that we got to witness the emergence of the original Mario Party game back to in late 1998-early 1999. Mario Party was so creative and idea of having mini co-op games with up to four players was also something that replicated in Sonic Shuffle for the Sega Dreamcast back in late 2000.

In terms of which game was better many people would agree that Mario Party was more of a success since the original game has spawned at least nine sequels with everyone currently waiting for the release of Mario Party. Even though, Sonic Shuffle was not as successful as the original Mario Party game seeing a direct sequel for that title on the PS2 or Xbox on the early 00’s would have definitely turned heads.

Should the Mortal Kombat Trilogy have been re-released on the Sega Dreamcast? 

The Mortal Kombat Trilogy series was very popular back in the 90’s since it was released for multiple game including Nintendo 64, PS1 and Sega Saturn.  Despite, how much fun Mortal Kombat Trilogy was there are some who are interested on why it was never released for the Sega Dreamcast.  To be honest it would not have made to much sense to release Mortal Kombat Trilogy for the Sega Dreamcast.  


Mortal Kombat Trilogy was released on multiple game consoles back in 1996 and by the time Dreamcast was released in 1998 we already had Mortal Kombat 4 which was a 3D title that everyone was interested in since 2D gaming was starting to become stale around that time.  Besides Mortal Kombat Gold was released for the Sega Dreamcast back in 1999; if Mortal Kombat Trilogy was released on the Sega Dreamcast cast it could have easily have been overshadowed by 3D titles that were in high demand.  

Should Sega release a mini Dreamcast console?

It seems like retro gaming is starting to become popular again with the releases of the NES Mini, Sega Genesis handheld and the upcoming SNES Classic Edition.  However, when it comes down to retro video game consoles the Sega Dreamcast was probably one of the best game systems of the 90’s.  In fact the Sega Dreamcast was the first 128 bit console to be introduced into the gaming world.  Also, some might argue that in some ways the Sega Dreamcast was a pioneer when it comes down to online gaming with titles such as Phantasy Star Online.  
When it comes down to video game titles for the Sega Dreamcast there were countless games that many people consider classics.  Games such as Sonic Adventure 1 & 2, Crazy Taxi,  Power Stone, Skies of Arcadia, Shenmue and other titles would be something many people would love to see if there is ever a Dreamcast Mini.  

Was the Sega Dreamcast the best game console of the 90’s in terms of quality?

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The Sega Dreamcast is truly one of the few game consoles that does not get the type of credit that it deserves.  When it came down to the console wars of the 90’s the Sega Dreamcast was the very first 128-bit  console ever made.  In fact, the concept of online gaming started off with the Sega Dreamcast and the Dream Arena back in 1999.  Even though, the Sega Dreamcast did not sell as many units worldwide as the PS1 or the Nintendo 64 it was able to play arcade quality games along with being able to have up to four players on a single console without the use of a multi-tap.  With titles such as Sonic Adventure, Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia, Crazy Taxi, Marvel vs Capcom and others the Sega Dreamcast was a console that many people definitely wanted to buy during the late 90’s.

However, it seemed like the PS1 more games in general such as Final Fantasy VII & VIII, the Tekken series, Gran Turismo, Crash Banicoot, Metal Gear Solid and others.   If some of the same games that were released for the PS1 had been featured on the Sega Dreamcast then the console itself could have possibly have sold much more than 9 million units worldwide.

Retro Gaming- NFL Blitz: (1997)

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Back in the 90’s Midway has produced many interesting games in genres such as fighting, sports and racing.  One of the more memorable games that Midway has produced back in the 1990’s was NFL Blitz.  When NFL Blitz was first released in arcade centers in 1997 many people enjoyed the fun and brutality that it had to offer.  With football teams such as the Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers this game was addictive once it was ported to multiple home consoles during the late 90’s.  After its arcade release we got to see NFL Blitz ported to game systems such as PS1, and the Nintendo 64 While its debatable among fans on which version of the game was the best it was still pretty cool to have a console version of this arcade classic.

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One of the coolest things about NFL Blitz was that players were allowed to get away with more during gameplay since the rules deviated from the  traditional NFL format.  It could also be considered a title that casual gamers could get into simply because the violence included in NFL Blitz made people feel like they were playing a fighting game a times.  Since its release in the late 90’s both the PS1 and the Nintendo 64 versions of NFL Blitz had managed to sell over 1 million units worldwide which was impressive.  If NFL Blitz was not a hit in arcade centers before being released for the PS1 and the N64 then it would be questionable on how the game would have done in worldwide sales in regards to home consoles.

What was the best CPS II game of the 90’s?

Generally when it comes down to CPS II games of 90’s it tough to decide which one was the very best.  When it comes down to 2D CPS II arcade titles there were games such as Marvel vs Capcom,  X-Men Vs Street Fighter and Marvel Super Heroes vs Capcom which many people considered to be addictive.

We also had titles such as X Men Children of the Atom which was probably one most popular arcade one on one arcade fighting games next to the Street Fighter series.  When it comes down to worldwide games titles such as Marvel vs Capcom and X-Men Children of the Atom did not do as well as some people would expect.  In fact, some of those games fell below the one million mark for separate consoles such as Sony PlayStation, Dreamcast and the Sega Saturn.


Ever since Street Fighter Alpha 3 was released in the late 90’s it had managed to sell over one million units worldwide for the Sony PlayStation.  This was an impressive feat considering the fact CPS II gaming was starting to become obsolete going into the new millennium.  Since the mid 90’s more people started turning to 3D gaming for popular fighting titles such the Tekken and Soul Calibur series.  While many people have their own respective opinion on which CPS II fighting game was the best the truth is they were all great making it very to choose one.

Was Dreamcast a more superior console than the N64?

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When it comes down to game consoles we all remember how cool the Sega Dreamcast and the Nintendo 64 was back in the 90’s.   The 3D graphics that we saw for games on the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Dreamcast was incredible at the time.   While the N64 was a 64 bit console the Dreamcast was actually the first 128 bit console to had ever been released in gaming markets.  Despite, the Sega Dreamcast having better graphics than the Nintendo 64 it seems like the N64 did better in terms of worlwide sales.

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Since its release back in 1996, the Nintendo 64 has managed to sell over 32 million units worldwide mainly because of great games such as Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Super Smash Bros, Star Fox 64 and many others.  When it comes down to worldwide sales the Sega Dreamcast hit over 10 million units worldwide between 1998 and 2001.  Even though, the Nintendo 64 might have done well than Dreamcast some would argue that it was not the most superior console.  Unlike the Sega Dreamcast Nintendo 64 did not allow people to play video games such as Phantasy Star Online through dial up connection.   The Sega Dreamcast was a pioneer when it came down to online gaming which has shaped the landscape of the gaming industry.  The Sega Dreamcast also had more detailed graphics that could play arcade quality games much better than the Nintendo 64.