There's certainly truth in this. Like I said earlier, it would have been interesting to see what kind of games might have appeared on the atari if had held a position as the main rival to the c64. As it stands, however, it doesn't seem to have much to offer past the early to mid '80s, though of course there's always the odd exception.Atari Frog wrote:There's a general consensus most Zeppelin ports could've been done better than the usual four color jobs. The programs play really well and are good games but there was no real competition at the time to push the platform's limits. Give the Atari the C64 market share and you'll see the difference.oswald wrote:on the top 2 pics, I think atari uses doubled scanlines... looks awfull. thats about memory saving flexible screen modes... again the 256 colors look totally useless when the level gfx can only use 4 of them at once..
edit: Mind you, if the A8 had been the main competitor to the c64, we might have seen an overload of quick ports between the two, and a lack of games that made good use of the hardware on either side.