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The Sega Saturn had an unfortunate time in the USA. It just never had the kind of popularity that the Sony Playstation did. This has led to the Saturn being mostly forgotten now. But make no mistake, it is a great system. There are many great games that were released on the Saturn. It's ability to handle 2D sprites and graphics was actually much stronger than the Playstation's, and this shows in the beautiful 2D visuals the Saturn can produce. Some of the fighting games available for it are almost arcade perfect, such as Marvel Super Heroes. Sadly, many of the Saturn's best games were only released in Japan. The good news is that many of those games are available and not too expensive on the internet. If you're going to get a Saturn, get an Action Replay Plus to go with it so you can play Japanese games. Don't worry about not being able to read Japanese; many of the best games don't have much text. They are fighting games like Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter, Pocket Fighter, and Vampire Savior. There are also a great many Japanese space-shooting games available. Of course, there are plenty of USA titles you can buy for the Saturn, such as Virtua Fighter, Sonic Jam, and Resident Evil. The Saturn also has an amazing variety of controllers and accessories for having been around only a short time. I recommend picking up an arcade stick for it, as they are pretty cheap and well-built.
One of the best consoles of all time, with the exception of the Dreamcast! You can obtain a used one for around $50 and back in 1995, in the US, it debuted at $399 plus tax. It is such an underrated console like the Dreamcast! In my opinion, the game library is why I own this console.
Go get one now! It will not disappoint!
It didn't have the best game selection, since sega was going through a rough patch at the time, but the hardware and power this thing bought to the table sure made up for it. the games that were out for the saturn just destroyed anything other companies had out at the time. if you are into old game systems this is a must. for me i collect sega consoles and games so this was a necessity and i don't regret it at all.
Sega saturn is a very nice system.. it was the first dual core cpu on consoles. Iron Storm is the best turn based strategy game EVER....
I wasn't even aware of this system's existence until recently. Apparently it sold very poorly compared to its competitors. Well when I saw that one of my favorite arcade games was available for it, I decided to get one.
I'm more than pleased with this system. Works like a charm, far better than most recent systems I've played. This system was obviously built to last and the only thing I needed to do was replace the battery(a simple watch battery that costs no more than 4 bucks.)
On the games that utilize the system fully, the graphics are simply stunning for their time. Load times are fast (way better than any Xbox or Playstation), and the controllers are probably the most comfortable I've ever used. It even functions as a media player for your audio and video cds.
As for game selection, I think this is the definitive home arcade machine. Whether you like fighters, racing, or light gun shooters, this system has all the classics. There's also some nice originals for it such as Night Into Dreams and Panzer Dragoon.
Pick one up immediately!
The Sega Saturn is a fantastic game console with one of the greatest controllers ever (my personal favorite) and an amazing library of great games, well as long as you are down with importing. The US game selection for the Saturn is little more than terrible 3D games, playstation ports, and a few decent arcade hits. The Japanese library however has a massive selection of shmups, especially bullet hell games that are all fantastic. The Saturn is a 2D powerhouse and produces some of the best looking sprite-based games ever. Highly recommended!
I had to clean up the system, and after doing so it worked perfectly. I loved the games I am able to get for it now days.
What a great system! The Saturn is a perfect system for anyone who likes arcade shooters. The sprite based platforming games on this system are also extremely high quality. If you have the opportunity to buy one... do it!
The best of Sega after the 16bit era, a must have in every collectors collection. A real gem sought after by many collectors. Hurry and get one NOW!!!