The Best 16 Bit console was…
Had the MD and the SN and for me Nintendo took it much further with the various fx chip,games and graphics processor than Sega struggled to do with the 32x, Mega CD.
I mean Starfox, Mario Kart, Super Mario World, Streetfighter II, Super Star Wars, etc, etc 😯
Loved my MD too but for sheer pushing on with technology Nintendo really did wring out the good old SN.
Struggling to think of MD classics like I can Nintendo. The Immortal anyone?
Never got into Pilotwings 🙄Posted 5 years agoGachetMember
The PC Engine was actually an 8 bit console, but was almost a match for the megadrive in terms of graphics. I’ve still got a handheld one and very much enjoy Splatterhouse and PC Kid 2.
For me the ultimate 16 bit console is a Super Famicom or US SNES, running at 60hz through an RGB cable, giving a much clear picture, no screen borders and about 15% faster gameplay compared to a UK SNES.
Favourite games were Castlevania 4, Contra Spirits, Axeley, Super Street Fighter II, Dracula X, Area 88, Geoman Ninja and Super Mario 4.
Although Super Shinobi, Eswat, Steel Empire and Strider were all very good on the MegadrivePosted 5 years ago
+1 what Gachet says about the American SN and Jap Super Famicom.
I went through 2 of the purple breeze blocks and the brother in law paid 300 sheets for a Jap SF 😯
Vastly superior experience, the official pal versions actually disgusted me back then.
+1 for SUPER Smash TVPosted 5 years agoAlexSimonSubscriber
I’m starting one of my favourite SNES games of all time tonight (this time with my boys watching)
Final Fantasy VI (otherwise known as Final Fantasy III).
Watched the intro last night and was instantly sucked in again!
I still have many of the SNES games and an ugly US SNES (although I’m playing FFVI on the PS3 as it’s more convenient and was only £3.99!)Posted 5 years ago
Yeah it had to be an import SNES, though trying to swap between the two played havoc with one’s SFII combo timings…
There’re a surprising number of 16bit games that still stand up well today. SFII, Mario World, Mario Cart, Sonic, Chrono Trigger… I think 2d was pretty much nailed at that point. There’s not much from the 8bit era that I’d actually play out of choice today, even stuff like Mario Bros feels decidedly dated. And don’t get me started on how replaying Spectrum games crushes happy memories…Posted 5 years ago
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