Fourth VideoGame Generation Recap – My Thoughts Overall – Adam Koralik

Fourth VideoGame Generation Recap – My Thoughts Overall – Adam Koralik

This is a discussion topic video about the fourth generation of videogame consoles. This will be part one of my nine part mini-series. This will be a general video about almost all of the six consoles, the Turbografx 16 (PC Engine), Sega Genesis (Mega Drive) plus Sega CD and 32X, Super Nintendo (Super Famicom), SNK Neo Geo AES, Philips CD-i, and Pioneer LaserActive.


  1. PlanetCentral on August 30, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Adam when are we going to see the Sega Wondermega video

  2. Hadiatou Barry on August 30, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Hello from 2020👋🏾

  3. Voan Siam on August 30, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    This generation is a magical generation, it’s generation where if you’re a kid and own one or both of the main two consoles you would be open to some of the best games ever made, in one side you got your Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Donkey Kong Country Trilogy, Chrono Trigger, Metal Warriors, Super Star Wars Trilogy, Final Fight Trilogy, King of Dragons, Super Punch-Out!!, Knights of the Round, Wild Guns, Mega Man X Trilogy, Final Fantasy Trilogy, Star Fox, Killer Instinct, etc., then on the other side you got fresh new faces like Rocket Knight Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog, Vectorman, Ristar, Bonanza Bros., Splatterhouse, Outrun, Phantasy Star, Shining Force, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Shinobi, Warsong, Merc, Strider, Virtua Racing, Eternal Champions, Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, etc. Even games that are based on the same thing are different like Mortal Kombat, Aladdin, Contra, TMNT, Shadowrun, Batman Returns, Shaq Fu, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Castlevania, Sparkster, Home Alone, X-Men, WWF Royal Rumble (SNES had Ric Flair and Mr. Perfect whereas Genesis had Hulk Hogan and Jim Duggan wtf), etc., it’s just mind blowing how different and unique both systems are.

  4. Steve Smith on August 30, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Now 3rd Gen!

  5. zyrgle on August 30, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Sega appealed to an older demographic than Nintendo. Nintendo’s consoles were always for little kids.

  6. Ben Cossette on August 30, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    I know the SNES console is actually there, but it just looks like it was photoshopped into the shot. Maybe because it’s a stark contrast in color compared to the pile of black of the others.

  7. Amiibo Alec on August 30, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    I like how all the consoles are black, and then the gray SNES is sticking out like a sore thumb

  8. Firezahh on August 30, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    WTF there’s XB1 ?!

  9. Oroku Saki on August 30, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    adam bring back the old intro please its like when jordan changed to 45 it just aint the same

  10. Terry The 2D Maniac on August 30, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    you should definitely do a video on the 2nd generation if you own part of the consoles from that generation as I’m pretty sure its very easy to get a hold of the intellvision and collecovision.

  11. paspax on August 30, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    No Amiga CD32 ?

  12. This no gay, this Wesley on August 30, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Best looking consoles of the gen:
    1. SNES PAL/Super Famicom
    2. NeoGeo CD
    4.The rest

  13. Alfredo Junior on August 30, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    1st gen

  14. Alpha AX on August 30, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    3rd Gen recap next! Big fan man

  15. Brada Doyle on August 30, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Hay great videos could you do a third gen video series please

  16. DownrightSuperb on August 30, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Was Nintendo a dedicated game company? Weren’t they a toy company? I thought they’ve been around since the 1800’s or something like that.

  17. Phil Chadwick on August 30, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Nintendo saved the North AMerican market, the European market was different. Yes COmmodore/SInclair/AMstrad went out of business, in the 90s, under the pressure of the Sega/Nintendo invasion. Without that invasion, the big war of the 80s, Atari versus Commodore would have been left alone (Amstrad in the background).

  18. Forever Computing on August 30, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    1st gen ? 3d gen ?

  19. George Nelson on August 30, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    I agree with you 100% Adam! This was the greatest generation for video games! It was kinda like a Cold War but also a World War at the same time!

  20. chaospoet on August 30, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    This is my favorite generation. Of them Genesis is my number one I sunk an ungodly amount of time playing games like X-Men 2 Clone Wars, Shining Force, Dune Battle For Arrakis and Dungeons and Dragons Warriors of the Eternal Sun among others that were Genesis exclusives.

    Turbografx is my number two as my uncle had one and later on a cousin of mine had one so I played a bunch of games back then. Only managed to beat 2: Bonk’s Adventure and Military Madness. And played a lot of Dungeons and Dragons Order of the Griffin that plays very much like the Sega one. Then SNES 3rd.

    I had a friend down the street who had one and while I loved the rpgs it wasn’t my preferred style at that time (except Shadowrun) and the lack of turn based strategy games didn’t help and was not a fan of D&D Eye of the Beholder, but I still loved it just the other two a little bit more.

    And my God did I, and still do, want a Neo-Geo. I’m jealous looking at it.

  21. Wade Dewell on August 30, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    how long will the quickshoot series last?

  22. Mr Balls on August 30, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    do first gen pong consoles

  23. matthew krit on August 30, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Do third generation please I beg you

  24. Trevor Hubbard on August 30, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Found this video when doing a school project related to video games… I think I’m about to fall down the rabbit hole that is your YouTube channel.

    I can already see that you have some great content on your hands, and you’re very passionate about what you’re talking about! Keep it up! 🙂

  25. finalblaziken8659 on August 30, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    the creators of ZX Spectrum were Sinclair Research Ltd who survived the video game crash and the company is still alive Adam

  26. billy the kid on August 30, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    do third gen

  27. Blaise Long on August 30, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Adam, when ever you make these videos i am learning alot about video game history, please make a 3rd generation video!!! 🙂

  28. Elijah Pittman on August 30, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    me I to I think it’s nicer to have dedicated game company’s

  29. Terry The 2D Maniac on August 30, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    also a generation 4.5 or 3.5 video with the amstrad gx4000 and the commodore 64gs and the Amiga cdtv, that would be just a fantastic video series.

  30. Ahmed on August 30, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Hey Adam! I started re-watching your channel after several years. It’s great to see you in videos. I stopped watching years ago because I was broke at the time and seeing cool retro games I couldn’t afford was too much. Now I made it, and I’ve started a beautiful collection! Thanks for doing what you do! I’m the guy who sent you Dark Souls (X360) and The King of Fighters XI (PS2)!

  31. jarvis j on August 30, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Do the psp lol

  32. halo3odst on August 30, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    cctv? so commodore works for the chinese communist party as their main news outlet?

  33. Kay Karen on August 30, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    3th gen

  34. BLKBRDSR71 on August 30, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    The 16-Bit revolution was the dawn of gaming.

    *16-BIT FOREVER!*

  35. Matt Wallett on August 30, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    IDK what my favorite generation is,I grew up with a regular Nintendo (NES) then we got a Sega Genesis then a Nintendo 64. I do find myself going to the 6th gen to play majority of my game time! I thought my beloved ps2 was the way to go until I got a og Xbox and I thought Nintendo had slipped off it’s rocker with the GameCube until I actually played it,I own all these now except for the Dreamcast and I’m looking forward to an experience with it. So Adam,as far as 6th gen what’s ur favorite console?

  36. Spaceexplorer on August 30, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    3rd gen?

  37. mtshark7 on August 30, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    I guess I’ll watch this series in order lol.

  38. Sega 4 Life on August 30, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Everytime i revisit these videos and i watch this specific one…. i expect the turbo grafix to fall over since it hangs over the side like that. Even though i know it won’t.

  39. Brony 22 on August 30, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    will you do the 3rd gen?

  40. Spryte-WiiMix on August 30, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Out of all the gaming generations, I love the 4th one the best. SNES (also my first console) had Mario, Final Fantasy, while Genesis had Sonic, Phantasy Star. Neo Geo had KoF, and PC Engine had Bonk! The last generation where 2D was the main focus, and the last generation to have console makers (minus Pioneer and Phillips) be about games and games only! Also aside from the two I just mentioned, this was also the last generation where everyone used cartridges! Funny how gens later, I still go back and power on my SNES and Genesis on a almost daily basis!

  41. Tom Riddler on August 30, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    I still like to see Sega back and start making consoles. There will come a day when these two companies go head to head with each other again.

  42. Elijah Pittman on August 30, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    1st game I ever was Streets of Rage 2

  43. Elijah Pittman on August 30, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    this generation started me on gaming despite me born in 1996

  44. Ivy Agnes Nguyen on August 30, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    This generation is my favourite generation. I started out with an NES & naturally moved to an SNES in 1994. Friends & family had Genesis, SNES, & even TG16, depending on who. What I liked most about the 4th gen are the polished environments and overall look, as well as even more imaginative gameplay that got going during the 3rd gen. Mario, Sonic (yes I know he came about here, but his games went from pretty nice in 1991 with the 1st one to legendary with Sonic & Knuckles at the end of ’94), Final Fantasy, Zelda, Metroid, Mega Man, Castlevania, TMNT, & loads of others were great before, but became truly established household names by this point. Many games in the 3rd gen have a glitchy charm to them that I like nowadays, but that is mainly out of nostalgia. The 4th gen was where quality control really shows.

    Something else I liked about this generation was that it was so interesting in that there were CD add-ons that were being pushed due to the multimedia craze that was also going on, like today we have ‘Internet of Things’ as the latest big buzzword. Everyone wanted in on the action, from Sega to JVC to Philips to Nintendo to Atari to Commodore to Sony to the companies who made 3DOs, everyone wanted to be on that next cutting edge & were hoping their formula was the one for success. Unfortunately, this also likely meant a lot of money lost between companies making all this stuff that didn’t really succeed, & consumers whose’ wallets were much lighter after buying some of these expensive add-ons or that crazy-expensive 700$ 3DO. I am confused about where this gen end & the next begins due to the timing of the 3DO & Jaguar launches – those came out right as Sega was pushing their Sega CD & their new 32X add-ons, but the PlayStation was over a year away in the USA, possibly 2 years. I think companies learnt from this generation that it is best to just make one console & focus on that.

    The Amiga CD32 was the console version of one of their computers, & it probably would fit in best as 4th-gen, given that the games were still 2D for the most part. I believe there existed the CDTV as well, but the CD32 was more of a console than any of their other stuff. Still supported computer component slike their disk drives, etc, though.

  45. 12me91 on August 30, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    north america probably woulda gone pc or other home computer

  46. Retrogamer Dell on August 30, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    this was my fav generation.

  47. Mick on August 30, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    I started with the snes even though the 5th generation was already out at the time. I’m glad my family waited to get a PlayStation.

  48. Cosmo_Plays on August 30, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    commodore didn’t go bust until 1994, the UK division actually left the company, got bought by a Japanese company in mid/late 1995, and the japanese company then went bankrupt in 1996 and with it basically the Amiga.

  49. Night Shadow on August 30, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    This is where I started, I had a Sega Mega Drive and a SNES.

  50. Joshua Plotkin on August 30, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    What do you do for a living that you can afford all of these consoles and the games for them

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