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Re: MegaDrive Wins!

Post by crotea » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:06 am

YouI like both MD and SNES but overall (in my opinion) the SNES had a better library of games.

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Re: MegaDrive Wins!

Post by The Laird » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:20 am

It was definitely the best generation, you had the SNES and Mega Drive AND the PC Engine - doesn't get better than that.

You also had an amazing 16-bit handheld in the Lynx too. 8)

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Re: MegaDrive Wins!

Post by koopa42 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:21 am

I heard the Lynx wasn't true 16 bit

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Re: MegaDrive Wins!

Post by n1nty » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:54 am

Snes, much like Rocky 2, wins in the end :D

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Re: MegaDrive Wins!

Post by Nemesis » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:41 am

The Laird wrote:It was definitely the best generation, you had the SNES and Mega Drive AND the PC Engine - doesn't get better than that.
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Re: MegaDrive Wins!

Post by Liamh1982 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:43 am

If I could have put the MD and SNES equal 2nd in my vote I would have.
I only put the Mega Drive higher cos I have more games for it.

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Re: MegaDrive Wins!

Post by nakamura » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:52 am

The Laird wrote:It was definitely the best generation, you had the SNES and Mega Drive AND the PC Engine - doesn't get better than that.

You also had an amazing 16-bit handheld in the Lynx too. 8)
I am inclined to agree with this. Also PS1/Saturn/N64 was a trio of awesome.
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Re: MegaDrive Wins!

Post by The Laird » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:42 am

koopa42 wrote:I heard the Lynx wasn't true 16 bit
It's as 16-bit as the PC Engine is, same style of hybrid hardware. They both have a custom 8-bit 6502 CPU with 16-bit graphics and sound chips. The Lynx also has a 16-bit blitter chip and 16-bit address space too. So it is every bit as 16-bit as the SNES with it's 8-bit data bus.

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Re: MegaDrive Wins!

Post by thompson9980 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:56 am

RodimusPrime wrote:Its a Validation methoed for weak people.
Well, call me weak!
And I didn't say it was better than the SNES, that sprouted up all by itself. I was pretty much stating that it's better than anything, ever!
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Re: MegaDrive Wins!

Post by koopa42 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:57 am

The Laird wrote:
koopa42 wrote:I heard the Lynx wasn't true 16 bit
It's as 16-bit as the PC Engine is, same style of hybrid hardware. They both have a custom 8-bit 6502 CPU with 16-bit graphics and sound chips. The Lynx also has a 16-bit blitter chip and 16-bit address space too. So it is every bit as 16-bit as the SNES with it's 8-bit data bus.
So it's not then?

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Re: MegaDrive Wins!

Post by The Laird » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:30 am

That is up to you, if you think the SNES is 8-bit then so is the Lynx, they both have 8-bit parts in their design.

The majority of people consider both 16-bit though, not that it really matters because bits are pretty meaningless really as systems like the Intellivision (with it's 16-bit CPU) show.

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Re: MegaDrive Wins!

Post by Stevearcade » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:36 am

thompson9980 wrote: I was pretty much stating that it's better than anything, ever!
:lol: Amen to that Brotha!

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Re: MegaDrive Wins!

Post by thompson9980 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:40 am

This thread has actually spawned a more interesting topic: What defines a console as 'X-bit'?

The Laird has already pointed out a few discrepancies. Another one that comes to mind is the Jag which had a 64bit Data Bus iirc.
Is that enough to class it above the 32bit systems of the time and why is it important? We seem to have moved away from it with the more modern consoles.
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Re: MegaDrive Wins!

Post by The Laird » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:56 am

thompson9980 wrote:This thread has actually spawned a more interesting topic: What defines a console as 'X-bit'?

The Laird has already pointed out a few discrepancies. Another one that comes to mind is the Jag which had a 64bit Data Bus iirc.
Is that enough to class it above the 32bit systems of the time and why is it important? We seem to have moved away from it with the more modern consoles.
It has a 64-bit blitter and object processor too.

Interestingly the Nintendo 64, which many people consider a "true 64-bit system", only has a 32-bit data bus.

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Re: MegaDrive Wins!

Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:58 pm

But Mega Drive wins!
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