Saturn has lots of fans. Maybe not on here but in general. While the Japanese library has tons of must-haves (you should like shmups) PAL has only a few but those are great and enough to be a great console on its own.
I'm still trying to get all the PAL must-haves but when I'm there the Saturn will be a great addition to my collection
I too have a soft spot for the Saturn. Picked one up used about 5 years ago, and it came with a bunch of games, including Nights! The 6-button controller makes it great for fighting games, but the D-pad was never that good for 3-D games.
It certainly has its hidden gems, but it's easy to understand why it ended up a distant third during its generation. The Dreamcast is what the Saturn should have been... Sega would have been better off holding the Saturn back for a year instead of rushing it out in late '94 / 1st half of '95 in JP and US to try to head Sony off. It ended up backfiring on them big time.
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So many people are praising the Dreamcast, but personally I had a far better time with Sega Rally 1, Daytona USA, Panzer Dragoon 1-Saga, Saturn Bomberman (10 player mode ftw), Worms 1(I hate the never ones with the super small maps), Nights, Dragonforce, Shining Force 3, Winter Heat (winter version of Athlete Kings), Virtua Fighter 2, ..
Here's a list of games I primarily played on my Saturn as a kid.
Virtua Fighter 2
Nights and Christmas Nights
Virtua Cop 1 and 2
Die Hard Arcade
At the time I was into arcade style action games. Had I been older I would have played more RPGs and stuff like that. Assuming I could actually find them. It was rough buying games without the internet.
Sega Saturn emulation has gotten so good I've been able to play games i missed out on like Panzer Dragoon.
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i bought the saturn after my dreamcast. I didnt have any luck finding good games or installing a chip.f... But it does feel magic. Let me share the segata sanshiro.. Its thing I liked most about the system.. Classix stuff