Your favorite US Launch Titles Lineup

Discussion in 'Games' started by srobert, Jun 6, 2006.


Which was your favorite US launch titles lineup amongst the following:

  1. Nintendo Entertainment System

  2. Sega Master System

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  3. Sega Genesis

  4. Super Nintendo Entertainment System

  5. Sega Saturn

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  6. Sony PlayStation

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  7. Nintendo 64

  8. Sega Dreamcast

  9. Sony PlayStation 2

  10. Nintendo GameCube

  11. Microsoft Xbox

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  12. Xbox 360

  13. Nintendo Wii

  14. Sony PlayStation 3

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  1. srobert macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2002
    In term of quality and quantity, which was your favourite launch titles lineup amongst the following.

    For simplicity's sake: I've limited the sampling to major third generation and up consoles. These lineups are for US launches only. Portable consoles are not taken into account. Feel free to point out any omissions.

    Third Generation

    Nintendo Entertainment System
    US launch: October 18, 1985
    • 10-Yard Fight
    • Baseball
    • Clu Clu Land
    • Donkey Kong Jr. Math
    • Duck Hunt
    • Excitebike
    • Golf
    • Gyromite
    • Hogan's Alley
    • Ice Climber
    • Kung Fu
    • Mach Rider
    • Pinball
    • Stack-Up
    • Super Mario Bros.
    • Tennis
    • Wild Gunman
    • Wrecking Crew

    Sega Master System
    US launch: June 1986
    • Unknown.
    • Please post game titles
    • in this thread and I'll
    • Update this list

    Fourth Generation

    Sega Genesis
    US launch: January 9, 1989
    • Space Harrier II
    • Tommy Lasorda Baseball
    • Last Battle
    • Thunder Force II
    • Altered Beast

    Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    US launch: August 13, 1991

    • Super Mario World
    • F-Zero
    • Pilotwings
    • Sim City?

    Fifth Generation

    Sega Saturn
    US launch: May 1995
    • Virtua Fighter

    Sony PlayStation
    US launch: September 9, 1995
    • Battle Arena Toshinden
    • ESPN Extreme Games
    • Kileak - The DNA Imperative
    • NBA JAM Tournament Edition
    • Raiden Project
    • Rayman
    • Ridge Racer
    • Street Fighter:The Movie
    • Twisted Metal
    • Warhawk
    • Power Serve 3D Tennis
    • Total Eclipse Turbo

    Nintendo 64
    US launch: September 19, 1996
    • Super Mario 64
    • Pilotwings 64

    Sixth Generation

    Sega Dreamcast
    US launch: September 9, 1999
    • Airforce Delta
    • Blue Stinger
    • Expendable
    • Flag to Flag
    • House of the Dead 2
    • Hydro Thunder
    • Monaco Grand Prix
    • Mortal Kombat Gold
    • NFL 2K
    • NFL Blitz 2000
    • Pen Pen Tri-Icelon
    • Power Stone
    • Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
    • Sonic Adventure
    • Soul Calibur
    • TNN Motorsports Hardcore Heat
    • Tokyo Xtreme Racer
    • TrickStyle

    Sony PlayStation 2
    US launch: October 26, 2000
    • SSX
    • Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore
    • Tekken Tag Tournament
    • Armored Core 2
    • Dynasty Warriors 2
    • ESPN International Track & Field
    • ESPN Winter X Games Snowboarding
    • Eternal Ring
    • Evergrace
    • FantaVision
    • Gungriffon Blaze
    • Kessen
    • Madden NFL 2001
    • Midnight Club: Street Racing
    • MotoGP
    • NHL 2001
    • Orphen: Scion of Sorcery
    • Q-Ball: Billiards Master
    • Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2
    • Ridge Racer V
    • Silent Scope
    • Smuggler's Run
    • Street Fighter EX3
    • Summoner
    • Swing Away Golf
    • TimeSplitters
    • Unreal Tournament
    • Wild Wild Racing
    • X-Squad

    Microsoft Xbox
    US launch: November 15, 2001
    • Halo
    • Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
    • Amped
    • Dead or Alive 3
    • Project Gotham Racing
    • NFL Fever 2002

    Nintendo Gamecube
    US launch: November 18, 2001
    • All-Star Baseball 2002
    • Batman Vengeance
    • Crazy Taxi
    • Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2
    • Disney's Tarzan Untamed
    • Luigi's Mansion
    • Madden NFL 2002
    • NHL Hitz 20-02
    • Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
    • Super Monkey Ball
    • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    • Wave Race: Blue Storm

    Seventh Generation

    Xbox 360
    US launch: November 22, 2005
    • Amped 3
    • Call of Duty 2
    • Condemned: Criminal Origins
    • FIFA '06: Road to FIFA World Cup
    • GUN
    • Kameo: Elements of Power
    • Madden NFL 06
    • NBA 2K6
    • NBA Live 06
    • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
    • NHL 2K6
    • Perfect Dark Zero
    • Peter Jackson's King Kong
    • Project Gotham Racing 3
    • Quake 4
    • Ridge Racer 6
    • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006
    • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland

    Nintendo Wii (Planned Launch Titles)
    US launch: Fall 2006
    • Avatar: The Last Airbender
    • Call of Duty 3
    • Cars
    • Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors
    • Elebits
    • Excite Truck
    • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
    • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
    • Metal Slug Anthology
    • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
    • Rayman Raving Rabbids
    • Red Steel
    • SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
    • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
    • Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
    • Trauma Center: Second Opinion
    • WarioWare: Smooth Moves
    • Wii Sports

    Sony PlayStyation 3 (Planned Launch Titles)
    US launch: November 2006
    • Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
    • Call of Duty 3
    • Fight Night Round 3
    • Genji 2
    • Lair Order
    • Madden NFL 07
    • Marvel Ultimate Alliance
    • MotorStorm
    • NBA 07
    • NBA Live 07
    • Need For Speed: Carbon
    • Rainbow Six: Vegas
    • Resistance: Fall of Man
    • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
    • Tony Hawk's Project 8
    • Warhawk

    This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from Wikipedia.
  2. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Wait, SNES launched with three games? N64 with two? I find that hard to believe...two titles seems too few.
  3. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2002
    Personally, my favorite is the Wii lineup beacuse I'm a huge Dragon Quest / Final Fantasy / Zelda / Metroid fan and I'll be getting them all on Launch Day for the Wii. This is amazing.

    PlayStation 2 would be my second choice simply because it had Armored Core 2. Dang I wanted this game so bad.

    Some other consoles had great lineups but the games mostly fell into categories I wasn't interested in (Fighting, Driving, Sports).

    Writing this poll sure brought back fond memories. :)
  4. Haoshiro macrumors 68000


    Feb 9, 2006
    USA, KS
    NES, SNES, and Dreamcast!

    I really can't decide between those. NES had some all time classics that I still love... But the quality and upgrades of titles like Super Mario World make it a toss up for me... I probably played SMW and F-Zero on the SNES more then all those NES games!

    And the Dreamcast launch... so many games I still love and think are awesome, especially for the time. Sonic Adventure, Soul Calibur, Power Stone, Hydro Thunder... it really had the quantity and quality!

    So I'm at a loss... I just can't choose.
  5. Haoshiro macrumors 68000


    Feb 9, 2006
    USA, KS
    I do agree, out of then Next-Gen launches Wii definitely looks the best by far. If it does launch with all those then it surely will be the winner in terms of launch titles! :)
  6. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2002
    I've taken most of this info from wikipedia. I'll update the first post if anybody can provide me with a link proving that the info is wrong.

    About the SNES, it sure looks like there were very few launch games. It's weird but I cannot think of any other so it leads me to believe that the info is correct.
  7. DougTheImpaler macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2006
    Central Illinois
    As much as I love my Saturn, Virtua Fighter is no launch library. LOL

    That's what they get for having SaturnDay. I wonder if they'd waited til September how they'd have done for a launch library.

    I picked Dreamcast.
  8. Haoshiro macrumors 68000


    Feb 9, 2006
    USA, KS
    As did I.
  9. ManchesterTrix macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2005
    I'm almost positive that Sim City was an SNES launch title.
  10. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2002
    I can't find a precise release date but it does seems that it was released in the same month as the SNES (August 1991). I can't find any comfirmation that it was released on the same day as the console. That game was good. I loved the Bowser rampaging the city scenario. The soundtrack was also excellent. It was nice how it changed with the size of the city (Metropolis was the coolest). I might download it on the Wii's virtual console.
  11. Foxglove9 macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    Gotta go with NES, Genesis and Atari 2600.

    But I don't understand why add PS3 and Wii? They aren't even released yet nor do we have solid dates on any lauch titles nor will we until weeks before release.
  12. Antares macrumors 68000


    Yes, I remember that clearly on launch day. But I think that I remember a third game on launch day....Wave Race 64 being that third game.
  13. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I voted Gamecube. eff the US side of things, I bought my Cube with Rogue Leader and Smash Bros Melee on launch. Smash Bros being, frankly, the best game of last gen. IMO.
  14. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2002
    I'm trying to look it up. So far, it seems it was released in September only in Japan. In was released in November in the US.

    I thought that it would be more representative to include all 3 competing Seventh generation systems. Microsoft touted the Xbox 360 launch lineup as the best ever. I included the Wii's and PS3 for comparison. I removed a few games from the Wii list that probably won't not be ready in time for launch. I'm not sure how certain that PS3 lineup is.
  15. Haoshiro macrumors 68000


    Feb 9, 2006
    USA, KS
    To each their own I guess... but concerning last gen launch titles I'd put Halo 1 above SSB anyday.
  16. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Never really gave a darn about launch but now i'm starting to feel it....but i do know i was hype about my SNES and the titles.

  17. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Oh Halo was good, marred only by the control side of things. I say Smash Bros Melee because it's the only current gen game I still play regularly. It just has something to keep it fresh, such a diverse and original game.

    I might have said the Wii if it was already out. I've never been as excited for a Mario game with Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3 (if following 1 and 2's success) is going to be downright awesome. plus the Virtual Console side of things. AND being the first day I play with the Wii controller - probably the biggest moment in my gaming history since my Amiga.
  18. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    If the Cube had launched with Smash Bros I would have considered that the best launch ever.

    I was living in Europe (Holland/the Netherlands) at the time, so I had to wait for the opportunity to have my mother pick up a Cube the next trip she took to the U.S.- by the time I got my Cube I got Rogue Leader, Super Smash Bros, and Sonic Adventure 2 with it. Was an awesome day.

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