Games that are better on inferior hardware

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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by markopoloman » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:20 am

trunky wrote:
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 RuySan » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:04 am

RodimusPrime wrote:
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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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utFlAX9RJQM
Music sounds good, even if it's sometimes out of tune, but everything else looks terrible. Those ghosts at the beginning look stupid, are too tall and move way too fast. Dracula looks hilarious, both before and after the transformation. And I can't even imagine how it controls.
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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:40 pm

Castlevania - looks like a fan made game, possibly from one of those create-a-game software packages. Might be an official release, but I never heard of it, and it doesn't look like one.
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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by RodimusPrime » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:29 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Castlevania - looks like a fan made game, possibly from one of those create-a-game software packages. Might be an official release, but I never heard of it, and it doesn't look like one.
Nope, sorry. official game.

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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by gman72 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:29 am

RodimusPrime wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote:Castlevania - looks like a fan made game, possibly from one of those create-a-game software packages. Might be an official release, but I never heard of it, and it doesn't look like one.
Nope, sorry. official game.
Deffo tons better on the NES
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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by trunky » Tue May 02, 2017 6:53 pm

I am also a big fan of the Amiga.


*Looks to the left*

*spies 1200 on desk*

*smiles*

Sorry, what was the question?

Oh yeah, much better on the NES. Never seen it on the Amiga.

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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by Ryan GH » Sat May 06, 2017 12:13 pm

kebabinho wrote:
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
I used to think this too because I made the mistake of playing Sonic 2 on megadrive before Sonic 1. The lack of spin dash killed it for me and so I thought the master system version was clearly better. However, I played Sonic 1 again 20 years later and this time I thoroughly enjoyed it and probably because my sonic 2 experience was now very cloudy after such a long time. Sonic 1 is a kick-ass game and especially if you play it before Sonic 2.

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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by shiftytigger » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:43 pm

Suppose I could drag up the Chase HQ on spectrum was waaay better than most other versions?
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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by NorthWay » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:10 pm

This should be a regular column.

River Raid on the 2600.
I hear the VIC-20 version of Gridrunner/Matrix is the better one.

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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by Ryan GH » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:38 am

River Raid is so good to play totally stoned, LOL!
.....And with stoned friends :-)

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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by NeppyDreamy » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:57 am

kebabinho wrote:
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
It wasn't clearly better, they're both amazing games in their own right (though I prefer the SMS version).
However, I do think this would be a good thing to cover ^^

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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by Ryan GH » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:47 pm

They already have in this month's issue believe it or not. :wink:
Well, sonic on master system anyway. And yes, I preferred it to the mega-drive version but the sequels sucked.

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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by ncf1 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:33 am

Salamander on the C64 in my opinion beats even the arcade, in terms of playability and soundtrack. The graphics on the arcade win, but I definitely believe the C64 trumps the arcade version!

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Re: Games that are better on inferior hardware

Post by NeppyDreamy » Tue May 01, 2018 2:07 pm

Ryan GH wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:47 pm
They already have in this month's issue believe it or not. :wink:
Well, sonic on master system anyway. And yes, I preferred it to the mega-drive version but the sequels sucked.
I haven't picked it up yet :(
might ask to get it later lol

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