In all seriousness, you were hardly comparing like with like by looking at a PC game that came out in 1989 with an enhanced Amiga port that came out two years later at about the same time as the sequel to the PC game, with the latter having 256 colour graphics, and a vastly superior frame rate.Katzkatz wrote:Amiga all the way. Quite possibly - my favourite machine of all time. Not just for all the great games on it, but I did actually use it seriously : word processing with Text Engine, some programming with AMOS, music editing with both NoiseTracker and OctaMED, Deluxe Paint, Vista, etc.
As for the other machines : well, I suppose I can see the appeal of both the MD and SNES. They both had decent abilities. Some good platformers on the MD(Mickey's Castle of Illusion being a favourite of mine). On the SNES, well Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter 2 and Mario Kart were played a lot on a college friend of mine's. Plus, it had the gamepad for those fighting games. I didn't do much 16 bit DOS gaming - I waited for the 32 bit stuff; I did try F15 Strike Eagle 2 - and that seemed terrible(it was CGA and EGA only - and the sound was bad), especially after I had seen the Amiga version. I didn't get to play much on the ST. Everyone seemed to have Amigas back then - compared to the 8 bit days, when Spectrum owners outnumbered the C64 owners; but, I did get to play on a local computer shop's one - and on Gauntlet 2 - it was a special moment. I did know someone with a PC Engine(if you still count that as strictly a 16 bit). R-Type on there was superb.
That's not to say that the Amiga didn't have games that weren't equalled on the PC until years later, if at all. Certainly, if scrolling shooters or platformers were your thing, the Amiga was ahead until well into the 90s. However, I'd think that in any given year, the state of the art PC flight sims were going to be a fair bit better than the Amiga's for the same time frame.
Anyway, in case you've not guessed, I'm going for the PC here. I also had an ST and a Megadrive in the same era, and they've got a lot of good games between them, but neither saw anything like as much action as the PC. Of the machines I missed out on at the time, the Neo Geo and SNES would be the ones that have the most games of enduring quality, but it's difficult to judge them against systems I grew up with. And that's almost always going to be the deciding factor in a poll like this.