Games that are better on inferior hardware

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Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by kebabinho » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:11 pm

Hi,

How about a feature on games that were better on inferior hardware.

For example Sonic on the master system was clearly better then sonic on the megadrive

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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by joefish » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:18 pm

No it isn't! Though Sonic II on the MS was pretty damn good.
Mind you, Sonic on any 8-bit or 16-bit console is odds-on better than Sonic on any console that has dedicated 3D hardware.

The only one I've got is that Commando on the Speccy was way better than any other version, particularly the arcade original.

You'd be hard pressed to put an article together on it though as it's so subjective. Maybe one for Stuart Campbell then... :wink:

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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by merman » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:49 pm

My recent VIC-20 article had a few suggestions where the VIC outshone the C64.
But I doubt the mileage in a full article.
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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by necronom » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:54 pm

The first thing that sprung to mind is that Arcadia on the Vic-20 is better than on the C64.
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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by Belgarath » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:32 pm

The first thing that sprang to my mind was Renegade on the Spectrum which was more fun to play than the arcade original.

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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by markopoloman » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:40 pm

Hmmm, Bionic Commando was better on the C64 than on the Amiga.
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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by RuySan » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:28 am

Many games in the early 16-bit era were better on 8 bit machines. When i bought my Amiga I was so stoked to play some of the same games...but much better. Except normally they weren't. Robocop was my biggest disappointment. I think the Amiga version is clearly inferior to the spectrum.
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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:11 pm

In the early years ST and Amiga games were more concentrating on the graphics than the gameplay. People saw a fame that looked and sounded just like the arcade original - and immediately bought it. Only to find out later that it played nothing lume the arcade game. 8 bit games could never match the original machine so had to play to their strengths - they made games that focussed more on the gameplay. Good example is Commando on Speccy and Buggy Boy on C64

Also original games that appeared initially on the8 bit machines were ported to 16 bit, with higher definition graphics, better colour and (sometimes) better sound. But the gameplay that had made the original game play do great often wasn't there - and the 'superior' graphics and sound often were superior from a technical aspect rather than from how much enjoyment one for from the experience. An example of this is Wizball - much sharper graphics and clearer sound on the 16 bit machines, but the rough-edged graphics and SID made the C64 experience much more pleasurable.
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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by trunky » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:24 am

I'll fight anyone, bare chested, one arm tied behind my back, in a skirt, the old fashioned way, who disagrees with the following statement...

Donkey Kong on the Dragon 32 is as playable as all the other versions.

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Post by themightymartin » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:14 pm

Turtles in Time on the Super Nintendo is better than the arcade version, and both of them are majorly superior to the disgusting XBLA version.
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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by markopoloman » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:17 pm

trunky wrote:I'll fight anyone, bare chested, one arm tied behind my back, in a skirt, the old fashioned way, who disagrees with the following statement...

Donkey Kong on the Dragon 32 is as playable as all the other versions.
But is it mainly green?!
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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by trunky » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:45 pm

markopoloman wrote:
trunky wrote:I'll fight anyone, bare chested, one arm tied behind my back, in a skirt, the old fashioned way, who disagrees with the following statement...

Donkey Kong on the Dragon 32 is as playable as all the other versions.
But is it mainly green?!
Nope. No, no no no no no no and a no.







There's some yellow in there as well.

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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by RodimusPrime » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:04 pm

Castlevania, Battletoads, Contra, Teenage mutant hero turtles were all far superior on the NES than the Amiga.

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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by RuySan » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:08 pm

RodimusPrime wrote:Castlevania, Battletoads, Contra, Teenage mutant hero turtles were all far superior on the NES than the Amiga.
I'm both an Amiga and Castlevania fanboy, and I don't think I ever played Castlevania on the Amiga.
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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by RodimusPrime » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:11 pm

RuySan wrote:
RodimusPrime wrote:Castlevania, Battletoads, Contra, Teenage mutant hero turtles were all far superior on the NES than the Amiga.
I'm both an Amiga and Castlevania fanboy, and I don't think I ever played Castlevania on the Amiga.
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