Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

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Re: Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

Post by Brizoporto » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:16 pm

I was always more of a sega guy but you can't deny the snes had better specs. The sound on the genesis (mega drive) was censored.....though it pains me to say!

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Re: Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

Post by kiwimike » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:36 pm

Brizoporto wrote:I was always more of a sega guy but you can't deny the snes had better specs. The sound on the genesis (mega drive) was censored.....though it pains me to say!
On the machines I always enjoyed both, but was definitely more of a Sega man myself. Never looked at the specs, the MD just had the games I preferred personally. :)

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Re: Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

Post by Brizoporto » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:47 pm

Dude....wonderboy the dragons trap! Epic as hell!

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Re: Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

Post by The Laird » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:31 am

Brizoporto wrote:I was always more of a sega guy but you can't deny the snes had better specs. The sound on the genesis (mega drive) was censored.....though it pains me to say!
You can, they both had their good points.

The SNES might have had a better sound chip and more colours but the Mega Drive had a much faster CPU and proper 16-bit data bus compared to an 8-bit one (hence blast processing). SNES had mode 7 but the Mega Drive had a Z80 co-processor which was used to make 3D games run faster. It's all swings and roundabouts really, they were both great machines and it just comes down to personal preference.

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Re: Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

Post by nakamura » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:07 am

The Laird wrote:
Brizoporto wrote:I was always more of a sega guy but you can't deny the snes had better specs. The sound on the genesis (mega drive) was censored.....though it pains me to say!
You can, they both had their good points.

The SNES might have had a better sound chip and more colours but the Mega Drive had a much faster CPU and proper 16-bit data bus compared to an 8-bit one (hence blast processing). SNES had mode 7 but the Mega Drive had a Z80 co-processor which was used to make 3D games run faster. It's all swings and roundabouts really, they were both great machines and it just comes down to personal preference.
Pretty much this. Playing both over recent weeks and they are both essential consoles. So many fantastic games on each one and so many of them are timeless.
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Re: Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

Post by crusto » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:24 pm

Brizoporto wrote:Dude....wonderboy the dragons trap! Epic as hell!
That was on the master system :)
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Re: Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

Post by LiddlDevil » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:52 am

Treated myself to this yesterday awesome purchase!

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Re: Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

Post by Timothy Lumsden » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:56 am

three different Smiths and no joy - either this is selling out fast or not getting distributed very widely.

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Re: Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

Post by kiwimike » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:25 am

Ordered, it'll be a nice companion book alongside Atari and C64/Spec, and I want to support them as I want to see more of them!

Bookazine on Handheld consoles...? :)

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Re: Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:02 am

kiwimike wrote:
Bookazine on Handheld consoles...? :)
Unlikely. These books are done based on available content, and we're rather light on handheld content.
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Re: Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

Post by The Laird » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:40 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
kiwimike wrote:
Bookazine on Handheld consoles...? :)
Unlikely. These books are done based on available content, and we're rather light on handheld content.
Shame, that would be awesome. I guess us Freelancers need to pull our finger out then :mrgreen:

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Re: Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

Post by kiwimike » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:50 pm

The Laird wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
kiwimike wrote:
Bookazine on Handheld consoles...? :)
Unlikely. These books are done based on available content, and we're rather light on handheld content.
Shame, that would be awesome. I guess us Freelancers need to pull our finger out then :mrgreen:
Damn straight you do :lol:

A pity, it would be a great bookazine.

I'd also like to see an Arcade one, with the classics...And always had this idea a 'British Invasion' one would be cool as well, featuring the 'Runners up' during the C64/Spec era...The Orics, Dragons, Amstrad series etc :)

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Re: Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

Post by fredghostmaster » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:40 am

I'd like to see an arcade one too, I'd definitely buy that.

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Re: Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:51 am

The Laird wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
kiwimike wrote:
Bookazine on Handheld consoles...? :)
Unlikely. These books are done based on available content, and we're rather light on handheld content.
Shame, that would be awesome. I guess us Freelancers need to pull our finger out then :mrgreen:
well both the lynx and game boys have anniversaries this year...
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Re: Mega Drive/SNES Bookazine!

Post by The Laird » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:10 am

Well next year ;)

But yes, very true indeed! They will both reach the grand old age of 25! :D

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