Most Underrated Video Game Consoles

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21 Bandai SwanCrystal
22 Xbox Original
23 Bandai WonderSwan Color
24 Neo Geo Pocket
25 Atari Jaguar

Quite possibly the most underrated consoles in existence. People look down on this console because of the Do the Math ads and crappy games like Kasumi Ninja and Checkered Flag yet they don't realise there are also some amazing games on the console like Tempest 2000, AVP, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Raiden, Iron Soldier, Rayman, etc. Speaking of Rayman, it was originally going to be a Jaguar exclusive so without the Jaguar, we wouldn't have the Rayman franchise. Also, the controller is not that bad. It's actually quite comfortable and the number pad is useful for switching weapons in FPS games. There were even more great games in development for the console like Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Tomb Raider and Alone in the Dark but they were cancelled because the Jaguar got discontinued. It's a shame this console didn't take off. It could've had a lot of potential but thanks to the marketing blurbs and the fact that is was hard to develop for, it failed. :(

It had potential, but was hard to develop games for. If some game developers weren't as lazy as they were, this could have been a successful console.

Had some good games. Not nearly as bad as people say it is

The jaguar cd is nice:) it has VLM

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26 Panasonic 3DO

During the era of 16 bit console war I remember 3DO graphics just being mind blowing, also it was more of multimedia device you can load pictures n also watch movies or shows! Sure this seems eh now but remember this was way before dvds were ever thought or digital pictures on cd... This system was genius but due to the price tag being outrageous people just simply could not go that route when you got sonic and mario for way affordable...

I agree with you, they accidentally made the price too high and it only had a few games, (including the worst, plumbers don't wear ties) - Harri666

Just don't understand the hate. Just because you couldn't afford it, doesn't mean it's not awesome. It had quite a few good games

Reasons why it sucked
1. The price was 700$
2. The console only had 1 controller input, and If you wanted to play 2 players, you must plus the other controller to the controller input that's on the controller. WHAT THE HELL?!?!
3. Plumbers don't wear ties
4. It had many models, but every one of them had one controller input. LAZINESS INTENSIFIES - MinecraftHater

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27 Bandai WonderSwan
28 Neo Geo Pocket Color
29 The Phantom

Believe it or not, I had actually seen a working prototype Phantom console on eBay a couple or so years ago! - AlexTopTens

If it just saw daylight, PlayStation and the rest consoles would be history.

Oh yes the console that never released back in 2003 in the 6th Gen. Just think if it did would it have been bad or would have been ok? - htoutlaws2012

30 Intellivision

This system was overrated. Play Atari 2600 and ColecoVision instead.

How is it lower than Power Kracker 2013?

Also has one of the most overhated controller ever.

People often ignore this system and go for the collecovision, which is, considering that there are fans of sports and strategy games out there, bizarre.

31 Philips CD-i

Underrated for a reason... Hotel Mario...

Ugh horrid console that deserves to be buried like E.T. - htoutlaws2012

32 Game Boy Micro
33 PlayStation 4

Who put this here? If anything this is overrated.

Really, did a fanboy get this on the list for it to get love? Wii U is better.

Great console but FAR from underrated.

Hey this ain't overrated

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34 Watara Supervision
35 Atari 7800

If the folks doing homebrew games today had worked for Atari back in the day, the 7800 might have given Nintendo more of a run for its money. The 7800 was as capable as the NES, an in a few cases, maybe more so (look at Robotron 2084, the NES would have struggled immensely to pulled that game off). The POKEY chip should have been installed in the system, not the individual games. Games like Ikari Warriors were more faithful to the arcade than their NES counterparts. Oh, and if North America had gotten those European Joypads instead of the long-handled joysticks, Atari 7800 would have been a far greater success.

The controller is kind of bad, but it had good graphics and backwards compatibility with the Atari 2600 games.

Probably the most forgotten of the consoles. - htoutlaws2012

36 PSP

Did a fanboy get in this list and want this console to get more praise? Because this console is overrated by all means! (Still good)

Why because you don't like Sony making their own Gameboy?

What how is this system in any way underrated? It is the 3rd best selling handheld of all time, it is highly praised by critics and gamers, it isn't underrated, a console everyone loves is NOT underrated! The Wii and PsVita are what you call underrated and GameCube and Wii U are also underrated. But how in hell is PSP underrated? This console is OVERRATED (but still good)! But seriously, I am losing faith in humanity!

37 Retron-5
38 Chintendo Vii

Not underrated at all, it's a weird bootleg knockoff of the Wii with games starring these creepy bunnies or whatever they are.

It is a ripoff of Wii. It was made in China, but so was the Wii. Wii is more professionally made than this lousy console.

It is a Ripoff of Wii. Stupid Chinese.

Ripoff consoles are a disgrace to the video game industry.

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39 Virtual Boy

The virtual boy is the reason why Virtual Reality is becoming popular.

Well... this console does deserve the hate it receives. But, it is no where near as bad as the Tiger R-Zone.

Well This Console Actually Has Some Decent Games Like Warioland, Red Alarm, Galactic Pinball and Jack Brothers

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40 Vectrex

The Vectex, a third-generation console that was innovative for having a built-in video screen and laser-sharp vector graphics. It had little third party support, but there were some good games on it. Unfortunately, it was released some time before the video game crash, caused by the market being saturated with badly-made games and too many competing systems. - AlexTopTens

The Vectrex is actually a second generation game console, it competed with other second generation game consoles such as Atari, Odyssey 2, and ColecoVision.

Anyone who watches Classic Game Room should know how awesome this system is.

Unfortunately the crash of 1983 buried the Vectrex to where it couldn't revolutionize anything.

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