Best 16/32-bit Retro Computer

Discuss and discover all the great games of yesteryear!

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, lcarlson, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed

Best 16/32-bit Retro Computer

Commodore Amiga
38
78%
Atari ST
7
14%
Acorn Archimedes
2
4%
Fujitsu FM Towns series
2
4%
Other (Please specify)
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 49

User avatar
woody.cool
Posts: 8809
Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:29 am
Location: Northampton, UK
Contact:

Best 16/32-bit Retro Computer

Post by woody.cool » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:23 pm

The title sounds odd - but some of these were part 16 bit and part 32 bit (like the Amiga and the ST)

I will start it all off, I've voted the Amiga 8)

User avatar
Sureshot
Posts: 5029
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:52 pm
Location: Mids., UK

Post by Sureshot » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:50 pm

I want to vote for the good ol' Archie, but the Amiga was clearly better.

User avatar
MC1
Posts: 2045
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:04 am

Post by MC1 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:31 pm

I voted Amiga,

But I do have a soft spot for the ST. It was my first 16 bit machine after all and a massive jump up from the Speccy 48k.
Image

User avatar
Antiriad2097
Posts: 26913
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:48 pm
Location: http://s11.zetaboards.com/RetroLeague/
Contact:

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:46 pm

I want to say Atari ST, but as its Retro Gamer I have to choose Amiga. This is to some extent based on never having used any others but those two.
The Retro League - Where skill isn't an obstacle
Retrocanteen, home of the unfairly banned
Tom_Baker wrote:I just finished watching a film about Stockholm syndrome. It started out terrible but by the end I really liked it.

User avatar
SirClive
Posts: 20261
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:25 pm
Location: Planet Sinclair
Contact:

Post by SirClive » Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:47 pm

MC1 wrote:I voted Amiga,

But I do have a soft spot for the ST. It was my first 16 bit machine after all and a massive jump up from the Speccy 48k.
Me too.
Image

User avatar
woody.cool
Posts: 8809
Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:29 am
Location: Northampton, UK
Contact:

Post by woody.cool » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:02 pm

Out of those listed, the Amiga is obviously the best choice.

The Fujitsu FM Towns series are technically superb and even surpass an unexpanded Amiga but they are rare along with the games.

As for the Acorn Archimedes, they are rather under-rated. Alot of Archie games are of Amiga 500 quality 8)

As for the ST - we don't need any introduction on that one - the ST was a bloody good machine (until the Amiga came out :wink: ) but I love the ST and the Amiga.

I've just realised that I missed one quite important (but rare outside Japan) machine off the list - the Sharp X68000. Anyone voting for that will have to use the Other (Please Specify) option!

User avatar
JetSetWilly
Posts: 9535
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:57 pm
Location: We Must Perform A Quirkafleeg!
Contact:

Post by JetSetWilly » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:23 pm

Amiga all the way! me first ever 16-bit machine and is still my all time fav, thanks in part to some excellent coders and excellent games for it. AMIGA FOREVER, BABY!!
JSW's Guff Emporium! <- My bit of t'internet.
IronMaidenRule wrote:I want to be a mighty warrior that can give people Vajjazles with a swing of his mighty sword, and also replenish health with communal Merkins!....I would like to be called....Norman!

User avatar
Belgarath
Posts: 1044
Joined: Mon May 29, 2006 3:22 pm
Contact:

Post by Belgarath » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:23 pm

The X68000 was superb and if I had owned one I would have voted for it, but as it is I went for the Amiga.

Of course if the X68000 had been released outside of Japan you'd probably wouldn't even know what an Amiga or ST was now :)

James Bond
Posts: 637
Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:39 am

Post by James Bond » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:25 pm

Amiga without a doubt, anyone ever play 'Hunter' good censored!
My HD DVD/Blu Ray Collection:

http://romeos.dvdaf.com/owned

User avatar
oli_lar
Posts: 4148
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:26 pm

Post by oli_lar » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:31 pm

FM Towns is superb, though I never owned one at the time of release. I'd follow it up closely with the Archimedes.

User avatar
michaelf
Posts: 95
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:13 am
Location: Leeds, UK
Contact:

Post by michaelf » Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:50 pm

To (re) state the obvious - Amiga. Amiga A500 as the best 16bit computer and Amiga 1200 as the best 32bit machine. The A4000 is/was more expandable but for price / power ratio the A1200 wins.

My 13 year old A1200 (all tooled up in it's power tower et al) is still going strong! :D

User avatar
Sabreman
Posts: 859
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:09 pm
Location: The Diabolical Demon Director
Contact:

Post by Sabreman » Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:09 pm

Of course it's the Amiga. However, I've recently been reacquainting myself with the Atari ST - which I kind of cold-heartedly cast aside when I moved onto the Amiga back in the day. I'd forgotten what a nice, capable machine it was, with some truly classic exclusives.

User avatar
rossi46
Posts: 4375
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:14 pm
Location: melrose
Contact:

Post by rossi46 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:13 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:I want to say Atari ST, but as its Retro Gamer I have to choose Amiga.
True.

I had a 1040STE for music purposes and the odd game of Golden Axe/gods/Speedball 2

But the Amiga wins hands down as a gaming machine. There's a difference between 'best' and 'favourite'
Thoughts and prayers.

User avatar
Dudley
Posts: 8709
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:53 pm
Contact:

Post by Dudley » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:33 am

My last Pentium 4 ;)
Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show
http://yesterzine.co.uk | @Yesterzine on Twitter | yesterzineshow@gmail.com

psj3809
Posts: 18950
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:28 am

Post by psj3809 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:01 am

Snigger, i love seeing biased voting. Acorn Archimedes ? Who voted for that ! Granted that might be the machine they had when they were younger but for gaming its obvious the Amiga was better

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests