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Best Console for Kids (and me!)

Discussion in 'Nintendo Forums' started by rowbos, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. rowbos

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    I have a five year old, and want buy a console for him - with occasional use by myself of course ;)

    Best option in terms of game play/ease of use/availability of games etc?

    Thinking PS/2 - as a few of his friends have these and could swap games etc...

    But I have been reading the recent threads on X-Box is better etc, and now dont know what to go for...

    Any experience/input would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Steve.
     
  2. dennis

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    for the kid?..yeah right!:D to be honest i have all of em,if you have a home cinema system then the x-box is best for 5.1 games otherwise the good old ps2 cant be beaten,most games are coming out for either console,the control pad for the x-box is a bit big for kids small hands but the mad-catz controler is smaller,you can get it from dixons,

    or get both OF EM!:rotfl:
     
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    We got both.
    Had PS2 when released.
    Got Xbox for kids (and moi) last Xmas.

    IMHO the Xbox is much better value for money.
    The controllers are big for sure, look at an Arcade Joystick.
     
  4. Kevo

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    I'm pretty sure the smaller (better) 'S' version of the ms controller is standard issue now with XB console packages.
     
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    Seems like games like mario, zelda, super monkey ball, plus the cacophany of disney games on gamecube with their bright colours and fun gameplay would be good for kids. So get them a gamecube. On the other hand, i've been looking into gamecubes and there is very little stock in shops, and they have stopped production. Also the gamecube has a tiny games library. But then again kids never play more than one or two games coz it takes them the best part of a decade to get past the first level
     
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    I agree with Obiwan, Xbox would be the choice for me for that reason.:)
     
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    Not the kids I know. They fly through games with no probs at all!
     
  8. rowbos

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    OK, leaning towards an XBox now, what good/recommended games are there for a 6 year old to play - I can choose my own :)

    Cheers,

    Steve.
     
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    What about asking the 6 year old?

    And seeing if there friends have got any consoles. Gaming is social, so it would be nice for them to swap games with friends....
     
  10. rowbos

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    Fair enough ... but he will probably choose the most inappropriate gory and bloodthirsty games around :)

    Just looking for some good young games to show him - then let him choose!

    Steve.
     
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    play.com have xbox titles such as crash bandicoot for £10 and ty the tasmanian tiger for a tenner. excellent pre-teen fare. you can pick up fifa 2003 for about £8 second hand in most shops if he's into his football too.
    hope this helps!!
     
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    If it's for the kids, don't write off the PS2 so soon. There's a vast catalogue of PS1 games you can pick up for a few quid each in the second hand shops.
     
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    A game you can't go wrong with that's recently been released is Disney Skate Adventure (available over all formats). I've been playing this for hours! The great thing about it is although it's Disney (and lets face it most Disney games usually suck!) it utilises the Tony Hawk Pro Skater engine for gameplay (tweaked a little to make it easier), this means the kids will love it and the adults can still get loads of enjoyment too!

    It also has a cool 'create-a-skater' option on it so the kid can create her/himself in the game (to a degree).
    Brill Fun! :clap:

    DUH! Forgot to add... remember both the PS2 and Xbox are in for a price reduction in the coming weeks, with the xbox at an amazing £99 apparently :smashin:
     

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