I guarantee you I knew what the Saturn was - there was a display set up at Target that had Nights. It basically seemed like the coolest thing ever, although at 14 or 15, I couldn't afford one. Lucky for me, as I would have been hosed had I bought it; and I would have bought it, since PlayStation seemed like a lame name and no amount of Toshinden was convincing me otherwise.
As for Cannon Spike, I'll probably get this soon. Giga Wing 2 is taking up most of my time presently. I understand why folks like Mars Matrix, but it tends to be brutal and it just hasn't clicked with me yet. So GW it is!