Poll: Pick your favorite video game from these classic consoles

By: H&I Staff     Posted: August 16, 2022, 2:20PM

At-home video game consoles are undoubtedly a huge part of the entertainment world today. Millions of consoles are sold each year and the competition is fierce. Some of the world leaders include Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo.

The ultra-modern graphics and online capabilities certainly didn’t happen overnight. It took 50 years of innovation, experimentation and competition for video games to evolve into what they are today.

Through the decades, some classic video games have stood the test of time, and can even be found on the MeTV website! Some classic titles include: AsteroidsCentipede, and Missile Command, along with several others.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most successful and historic video game consoles from the early-Seventies through the mid-Nineties, paired with some of their best-selling games. Now, we’re letting you choose what your favorite games are! Make your selection for each system and see how similar you are to other gamers who take our poll.

Once you’re finished, give the joystick a flick, mash the action button and dust off any old consoles you have for some throwback video game fun.

Happy gaming!

  1. Starting with the console that started it all. What was your favorite game on the Magnavox Odyssey, which came out in 1972?
  2. Everyone played Atari’s Pong, but which version did you prefer? The arcade version released in 1972, or the at-home version released in 1975 exclusively in Sears stores?
  3. With the Pong craze still going strong, a change of pace hit the market with short-lived success. The Fairchild Channel F was released in 1976 and was the first cartridge-based console. Multiple games could be stored on cartridges or “Videocarts.” What game did you play on The Fairchild “Channel Fun?”
  4. Bringing several arcade games into your living room was the revolutionary Atari 2600. What was your go-to game on the Atari 2600, released in 1977?
  5. Mattel Electronics aimed to rival the Atari 2600 with the release of its Intellivision console in 1979. Though Atari certainly won the long game, Intellivision did have some success, with over three million units sold. Did you have a favorite game from this system?
  6. Released in the U.S. in 1985 was the Nintendo Entertainment System, eventually introducing the nation into Super Mario Bros. among other all-time classics. What was your favorite game?
  7. The SEGA Genesis became the company’s most successful console, selling nearly 30 million units. Released in 1989, the Genesis directly rivaled the Nintendo Entertainment System. What was your favorite game for the SEGA Genesis?
  8. A few short years after the Genesis was released, Nintendo came back with another smash success in the Super Nintendo, released in 1991! Of these best-selling games for the system, which was your favorite?
  9. In 1995, Sony got into the console craze with the original PlayStation. What was your game of choice?
  10. Nintendo decided to stick with a cartridge-based console in 1996 with the Nintendo 64. What game did you spend the most time playing?
Poll: Pick your favorite video game from these classic consoles

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