Sunday, August 21, 2005

Genesis vs. SNES

A quick thing that I forgot to mention that was also better about Genesis was the fact that Mortal Kombat was allowed to show blood. Because Nintendo was so family-friendly, the SNES version of Mortal Kombat was not allowed to show blood, making it a far inferior game. I hope that most people remember what I am talking about. Believe me, Mortal Kombat on SNES just wasn't the same...


  1. Of course I remember this distinction. I was pissed because my dad (who actually played more video games than I did during my childhood) insisted that we only have SNES, just out of brand loyalty... After several years he relented and we finally got Genesis (along with the extremely short-lived Sega CD), and I was able to discover in the comfort of my own home the superiority of the bloodier Mortal Kombat, as well as the far superior NHL 94, truly one of the great games of all time. Thanks for these trips down memory lane, Rich.

  2. yes, i forgot to mention as well that NHL 94 was a perfect example of the far superior sports games on genesis. in fact, yesterday, i saw NHL 94 for super nintendo in a video game store and did not even purchase it! however, there is one major exception to this rule. in one version of Madden for SNES, you could perform in the scouting combine, which was a ton of fun. i believe that this was madden 95, 96, or 97, but i can't remember.

  3. ok, i am an idiot...i did mention NHL 94 earlier...either way, the rest of my comment stands