Posted By Rinry about 2 years, 4 months ago
An ancient question now answered: Which console has the toughest cartridges?!
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You’re absolutely INSANE.
…I love you.
Props on the choice of video games and music to accompany the test, by the way!
Like the music choices:
Ecco The Dolphin
A Boy And His Blob
That Hello Jello test was kinda funny.
Rinry you so crazy.
I predict that they well be basically the same as the NES toughness. Cardreges are all basically just circuit boards with different chips on them.
I’m wondering if you cleaned the scorching on the contacts of the SNES cartridge would work again. Also, I thought the jelly would kill them for sure, then again, I thought the fire would kill them for sure as well.
Have to say, I liked the ending. “I’m throwing all my old cartridge games out the window. SAFE!” Nice.
Interesting tests. I look forward to more of your videos.
Meh flawed test, both were a tie..
The snes cart was far more roasted than the genesis cart. so that doesn’t count. As for casing damage, the snes cart casing didnt survive the falling but the genesis cart casing never survived the boiling.
Both carts are equal….
Shame about the results, I guess the fire test should have had the 2 done seperatly? I can confirm cartridges can survive a lot of crap though, I accidently put my copy of gba street fighter alpha in a washing machine and all that happened was it lost it’s sticker!
Very fun to watch as always Rinry, I really love your videos, and you voice is just so insanely cute to listen to.
As far as people going gaga over the old video game carts, yeah they were pretty indestructible but that’s the only thing they had going for them. They’re essentially the digital equivalent of stone slabs. A cart like this is basically an expansion card wrapped up in a plastic shell, all just to to transfer at most a few kb of information. It’s not quite as bad with arcade board systems like the CPS2, where just about all the hardware is in the “Cartridge” board, but it’s only a step below that.
Building an expansion card for each game gets expensive. Remember SNES games were $70 USD. No remember when Playstation first came out and CD games became the rule games dropped price to around $40ish but they eventually creeped back up to $60? That’s inflation. I assure you if we’d stuck with carts we’d be paying $100+ for games. (Or more likely games wouldn’t get made.)
Incidentally CD’s could probably be put into plastic shells, similar to how floppy, minidisc, and umd are in plastic shells, and it would probably work just as good ad they’d be much more durable, not as durable as these carts but pretty durable, but I doubt we will because the cost is a bit more over bare discs and I think content providers are hoping our discs will get damaged so we have to buy new ones.
Good to know I don’t have to worry when my improvised SNES game shelf made of two shoeboxes taped onto each other to stand as tall as an average desktop tips over or when all games fall out when i’m trying to get the one on the bottom out.
But just to be sure, you should make the same tests with european SNES/japanese famicom and mega drive cartridges
This is pretty amazing how well they both handle things, that is up to the fire, which definitely had the Genesis getting a lucky break. Would be interesting to see a rematch…
Genesis versus Nintendo 64. They are certainly more similar in size to each other and would make for a great sequel to this and to see if the Genesis can hold it’s title.
I admit, it’s nice to know I can just toss all my cartridge based games out a window in case of an emergency!
The Mythbusters of the video game world.
Very entertaining, Rinry! Who knew those old carts could take such damage? *goes off to make line Jell-o with a hint of ActRaiser*
I didn’t know you were from Canada. Its cool to have more Canadians on Channel Awesome (Especially people from Atlantic Canada ) .
Tougher? Both systems are nice and I prefer them over cd driven system because cartridges don’t get scratched. I like some games on SNES, others on Sega Genesis. I own a Sega Genesis and keep it in my bedroom.
They don’t make ‘em like they used to…
Great video, Rinry, I love your work!
Haha, very good. If your house is on fire you throw the cartridges out the window. It all makes sense!
this was awsome lol i kind of knew mega drive would win because me and my friend tried to break a game when we were young and we couldnt lol
Really good stuff. Though I feel a re-test of the bonfire should be done.
I’m quite relieved you didnt include Chrono Trigger or FF6 (FF3 USA) in your stress tests! Otherwise,words would be spoken.Followed by ..other words.Followed by..er..nothing.
Anyways first time i’ve heard of you and i enjoyed the video.
But.. But… I love Joe Montana Sports Talk Football 2
Actually when I was watching the outtakes video of this, I thought, “Wait, did she destroy some Chrono Trigger cartridges.” Upon further inspection it was clear it wasn’t so I was relieved. Anyway, good video as always.
When we are all gone someone could still play a SNES game.
More like flawed testing than dumb luck, but otherwise a really good video! Considering they are the same thing pretty much, I’d have preferred you look at the casing, width, space, and size of spots that are vital to the cartridge when actually trying to figure out which is tougher, since those are points you could actually test beyond just abusing them in ways you already proved were unlikely to do much damage anyway.
But totally an enjoyable video regardless and I always light up when I see one of your videos!
I /lol’d at kicking the cartridges down the stairs. Good to know the Mega Drive is still superior.
Superior to what? The Master System? Barely
Sorry what’s that? What cartridge survived a 14 story drop unscathed? was it the SNES? Nah, I didn’t think so!
So Sega might have won that 14 story high battle (and the toughness tests)! But we all know who won the war!
Great video as always, Rinry! I always look forward to ‘em!
Rinry, you are one of the most consistently funny/interesting people on this site. Glad to see BlisteredThumbs picked you up- I started watching you all the way back to your user videos on Gametrailers!
Your roasted marshmallow test definitely should have been more balanced. The SNES cart was completely engulfed, while the Genesis cart was barely licked by the flames, plus on the side of the cart that didn’t even contain the circuit board. I’d say given an even amount of flame the results would have been roughly the same, so in my mind’s eye it ended up being a tie. :3
Suggestions for more tests in the future:
Run them over with an automobile.
Blow them up with firecrackers.
Chuck them into a brick wall like a throwing star.
Drown them for 24 hours in isopropyl (rubbing) alchohol or vinegar.
Haha, that’s a joke right? Her previous video about NES cartridges did all of those things.
Alas, I’ve only recently been introduced to Rinry, so I haven’t seen that one yet. I’ll have to look it up.
Okay, just watched it. Wow, pure coincidence. However, my suggestion was to immerse in alcohol (or vinegar) for 24 hours, not just a few seconds. I also suggested using a firecracker (specifically something explosive), not a standard firework. And though dropping off a building is similar to throwing against a wall, you have to wonder which would have more of an impact. Gravity only has so much of an effect depending on mass, which means that throwing has far more potential if the person (or device) throwing is strong enough. However, after watching both videos I think ultimately dropping and throwing are moot, because the circuit board will be protected from damage by the outer shell in any similar case that involves smashing in a single impact.
Along with alcohol or vinegar, also consider nail polish remover or paint thinner.
Repeatedly smash directly with a large hammer or other heavy blunt object.
Crush as much as possible in a clamp or vise (being sure the circuit board is being crushed).
Another excellent video Rinry, although I’m sure that if both the Genesis and SNES cartridges were in similar places (say on a rack above the fire) they would’ve both been alright
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That was informative! Game cartridges are built to be pretty much indestructible, it seems. In a thousand years, future archeologists will uncover SNES games in a sand-covered, ancient city… and then they will play them on an antique SNES console.
Also, Rinry’s voice is adorable but we knew that already.
While any game (and probably also console) from the playstation upwards will be lost.
Kefka laugh after silly pun= WIN
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