The 10 Best Video Game Console Startup Sequences

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Gamers know this familiar scenario well - your parents decided to reward you for getting good grades by copping you the video game console you’ve been itching to get since forever. You rip open the gift wrapping, lose your mind, and exclaim your love for Mommy & Daddy while you unbox your newest piece of living room/bedroom hardware. 

The magic truly unfolds when you power on that new system for the very first system. Fireworks go off in your brain and your heart beats a mile a minute once your audio and visual senses are treated to the opening intro graphic from your new console. Video game startup sequences evoke feelings of heavy nostalgia and always bring forward a flood of memories for those that spent much of their lives playing their favorite consoles.

We revisited our childhood and came away with 10 of the best video game console startup sequences. It’s time to get all warm and fuzzy inside as you get to see and hear these cool cinematics all over again.

10. Nintendo Entertainment System

9. Game Boy Advance

8. PlayStation 2

7. Sega Dreamcast

6. Sega Saturn

5. Xbox

4. Xbox 360 (Original Startup)

3. Nintendo Gamecube

2. Sega Genesis

1. PlayStation

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