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    To me PC-FX always felt as a consolized successor...

    To me PC-FX always felt as a consolized successor of PC-98 more than a straight successor of the PC Engine, especially when comparing the first half of PCE lifespan (in term of game software library).
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    Both Gate of Thunder and Lords of Thunder were...

    Both Gate of Thunder and Lords of Thunder were published on Wii Virtual Console and had the same copyrights (Hudson & Red Company).
    So it's a bit strange.

    Same for including Alien Crush instead...
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    Lack of Gates of thunder and Devil Crush are...

    Lack of Gates of thunder and Devil Crush are perplexing.
    Why would you ever leave out some of the best games on the system when you own the game rights?
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    In reality Nintendo on their website only list...

    In reality Nintendo on their website only list the hardware shipment data from the year 2000 and on ward (if memory serves me right on the year).
    The reason we have a completes history of Nintendo...
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    If they can't secure SNK licenses they could...

    If they can't secure SNK licenses they could include Tengai Makyou Kabuki Ittoryoudan though I wonder if/how many japanese text Konami will really include in the PCE mini western editions.


    Ah...
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    Unexpected so even more awesome. I will get it...

    Unexpected so even more awesome.
    I will get it day one and pick up a Mega Drive Mini later on.

    I hope japanese only games like Rondo of blood and Star Parodier will be featured in the western...
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    Very nice. Can't think of any beside Contra...

    Very nice.


    Can't think of any beside Contra 3 stages.
    The gist is that when developers used Mode 7 to display a background they tended to use it to create the illusion of a 3D floor instead of...
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    As others have said Lynx is impressive for the...

    As others have said Lynx is impressive for the time it was released when considering sprite scaling, less so for 2D graphics due to the low resolution.


    STUN Runner, Xybots, Xenophobe, Rampart,...
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    Google/Sega Chromecast 2: 09/09/19. Believe! ...

    Google/Sega Chromecast 2: 09/09/19.
    Believe!

    All joking aside I expect other big tech companies to jump into console gaming in some ways (like Apple and Amazon) because they are all eyeing the...
  10. I consider the Game Boy Color as a revision, part...

    I consider the Game Boy Color as a revision, part of the Game Boy family.
    Sure there are a lot of games exclusive on it that cannot run on the OG GB but when even a heavy hit like Pokemon Gold &...
  11. Ah ah that's more or less the best Sega achieved...

    Ah ah that's more or less the best Sega achieved though it isn't that much by today standards.


    The problem I have when thinking about Sega "what if" scenarios is that by 1996 it was a deeply...
  12. OP read like a fanfic where it disregard any fact...

    OP read like a fanfic where it disregard any fact that was happening at the time of the "what if" scenario.
    To note that Digimon games were moderately successful in Japan during the late '90s (for...
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    In its current state Project N works without any...

    In its current state Project N works without any additional chip.
    The problem is that Fonzie need to clean up the mess with Paprium before Project N can have any chance.
  14. Keeping in mind when such games were released and...

    Keeping in mind when such games were released and what was available at the time:

    Master System: Phantasy Star
    Mega Drive: Thunderforce IV
    Game Gear: Aladdin
    Mega CD: Soulstar
    32X: Virtua...
  15. Sega (or other console maker/publisher) knows...

    Sega (or other console maker/publisher) knows (well at least knew back in the day) exactly how many cartridges/CDs of their games were distributed worldwide.
    The problem is they never released a...
  16. Sorry for the absurdly late reply but I didn't...

    Sorry for the absurdly late reply but I didn't see your question back then.
    When japanese mags reported Sega consoles shipment data it was never specified if Mega Drive sales figures included...
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    At least not everything is lost with Scalebound.

    At least not everything is lost with Scalebound.
  18. Robocop 3 framerate is sensibly lower than No...

    Robocop 3 framerate is sensibly lower than No Second Prize.
    No Second Prize framerate is incredible for an Amiga 500.
  19. For me No Second Prize is the most impressive...

    For me No Second Prize is the most impressive polygonal game on Amiga 500:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmcS-Br95r4
  20. Yup, Final Fantasy VI: The Interactive CG Game...

    Yup, Final Fantasy VI: The Interactive CG Game was running on SGI Onyx and Indy2 workstations.
    FFVII began on SNES but pre-production was halted to help the completion of Chrono Trigger.
    When...
  21. I always loved Ruff'n Tumble use of colors and...

    I always loved Ruff'n Tumble use of colors and shading:
    http://hol.abime.net/pic_full/screenshot/1201-1300/1292_screen4.pnghttp://hol.abime.net/pic_full/screenshot/1201-1300/1292_screen15.png

    P&C...
  22. Yeah, that's another interesting Mode 7 boss....

    Yeah, that's another interesting Mode 7 boss.
    When I looked at first I was confused at how it worked since only one background layer can be rotated, I realized only later that the main character...
  23. Yes, I love too the use of Mode 7 for the second...

    Yes, I love too the use of Mode 7 for the second boss in Axelay.
    The reason is that it is so well integrated that at first I didn't notice it was using that trick.
    In many cases the use of Mode 7...
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    Virtua Fighter was hugely popular in Japan in...

    Virtua Fighter was hugely popular in Japan in those years.
    The conversions of VF and other Sega 3D arcade hits on Saturn were instrumental to make Saturn competitive with Sony in the first few years...
  25. Speaking of Mode 7 applied to (fake) boss battle...

    Speaking of Mode 7 applied to (fake) boss battle I think Kirby's Super Star's Fatty Whale is one of the best example:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUiowQKBw7U


    Lunar 2 cutscenes are...
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