Best 16-bit Machine?

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What is your favourite?

PC Engine/TurboGrafx
2
2%
DOS PC
3
3%
Super Nintendo/Famicom
22
25%
Commodore Amiga
29
33%
Atari Lynx
1
1%
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
21
24%
Apple Mac
0
No votes
SNK Neo Geo
3
3%
Atari ST
3
3%
Other?
4
5%
 
Total votes: 88

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Re: Best 16-bit Machine?

Post by PostieDoc » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:24 pm

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Re: Best 16-bit Machine?

Post by davyK » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:39 pm

That's my point. It's fine for a 1 button joystick because depending on the game it's probably the only option. If the joystick is a good one it's workable but I'd know which I'd prefer.

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Re: Best 16-bit Machine?

Post by RodimusPrime » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:46 pm

what about when there is something to climb, or you need to aim up.

I find it awkward and uncomfortable to have to push the joystick up to jump when my character is moving. it just seems cumbersome.

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Re: Best 16-bit Machine?

Post by Megamixer » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:17 pm

I wonder how many people use 'up' to jump in the Smash Bros. games? I know I do and I'm somebody who's not a fan.

It's usually a bigger problem in games that have awful, badly thought-out control schemes in general anyway. Think of the side-scrolling Zelda CD-i games where using the down button activates items, opens the menu and takes you through a door. Games made for the Atari 2600 would have been made with the basic joystick in mind so there should have been no reason for using up to jump being part of 'bad controls'.

Likewise, I would have expected games made for machines with more buttons on the pad to make use of those buttons.
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Re: Best 16-bit Machine?

Post by gman72 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:14 am

when playing 8 bit roms on the JXD I often map up to a button. Feels more natural to me.
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Re: Best 16-bit Machine?

Post by Rayne » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:31 am

I love that the MD and SNES are dead tied 21 to 21 right now.
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Re: Best 16-bit Machine?

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:40 am

RodimusPrime wrote:LOL, strange definition of crushing.
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He'll disappear when he realises it's not working.
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Re: Best 16-bit Machine?

Post by Sephiroth81 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:48 am

To be fair, the difference of 7% is fairly significant - it was only 6% in the general election between Conservatives and Labour, yet it was considered a miserable and disastrous result for the Labour party! :P

If the turnout was better, then maybe the SNES and Labour would have won.....or maybe not :)

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Re: Best 16-bit Machine?

Post by Spector » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:20 pm

Sephiroth81 wrote:To be fair, the difference of 7% is fairly significant - it was only 6% in the general election between Conservatives and Labour, yet it was considered a miserable and disastrous result for the Labour party! :P

If the turnout was better, then maybe the SNES and Labour would have won.....or maybe not :)
And maybe as a reaction, the SNES will relaunch itself with an NES processor from 1983 and hope everyone will like it again! :mrgreen:

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Re: Best 16-bit Machine?

Post by The Laird » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:26 pm

Sephiroth81 wrote:To be fair, the difference of 7% is fairly significant - it was only 6% in the general election between Conservatives and Labour, yet it was considered a miserable and disastrous result for the Labour party! :P

If the turnout was better, then maybe the SNES and Labour would have won.....or maybe not :)
Don't go bringing your left wing drivel in here! :P

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Re: Best 16-bit Machine?

Post by MadManDan79 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:07 pm

Time to bring thhe swingometer in... :wink:

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Re: Best 16-bit Machine?

Post by RodimusPrime » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:51 pm

TBH, the bottom line is that looking at it, we should all be incredibly grateful that we got a chance to grow up with so many great machines while they were current and got to experience the excitement of it all first hand.

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Re: Best 16-bit Machine?

Post by woody.cool » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:54 am

What's with all these "best machine" threads?
We've got "best 90s machine", "best 16-bit machine" - a lot of duplication going on here.

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Re: Best 16-bit Machine?

Post by Sephiroth81 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:34 am

woody.cool wrote:What's with all these "best machine" threads?
We've got "best 90s machine", "best 16-bit machine" - a lot of duplication going on here.
They will continue until one poll finally cracks the Amiga stronghold and dominance on this forum.

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