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Ecco
03-17-2015, 03:10 AM
The system was made to have thousands of colors. What games make use of it?

Columns is colorful and awesome. Sonic 1 has some extra colors etc. I don't like GG Sonic 2 but it has some small differences, including at least a couple of different colors IIRC.

The exclusive Sonic titles are just that, exclusive, and I assume they draw on the giant color palette.

What other games make use of the giant palette?

I'm asking because most games seem like Master System games with almost no changes...

tryphon
03-17-2015, 04:07 AM
It seemed to me that GG had a wider palette, but wasn't able to show at screens more colors than SMS (unless you use some trick like HBLANK color swapping, but I don't even know if it's doable on SMS/GG).

Kamahl
03-17-2015, 10:55 AM
Royal Stone looks pretty good.

http://agtp.romhack.net/images/projects/royalstone/21.png
http://agtp.romhack.net/images/projects/royalstone/5.png

Sylvan Tale too:

http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/retro/user_screenshots/saves34/347312/GAMEGEAR--Sylvan%20TaleEnglish_Mar10%2023_14_05.png

And Zenki:

http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/zenki/gg17.png

Tails Adventures:

http://info.sonicretro.org/images/0/04/Tails_adv_lakecrystal.png

cleeg
03-17-2015, 12:13 PM
backgrounds a little drab perhaps, but I remember being blown away by the digitisation of Mortal Kombat characters. Really not bad at all.

evilevoix
03-17-2015, 01:38 PM
Tempo looks AMAZING!!! What bothers me is that the Sprite Animation is almost as good as the 32X game, how did that happen?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahSnOWSzQVM

saturndual32
03-17-2015, 03:46 PM
Some great examples have already been mentioned. I would also add Donal Duck Deep Duck Trouble, it has very nice looking backgrounds and sprites too. Not sure if it came out first on SMS of GG, or if there are any diferences in the colors used.

Cornholio857
03-17-2015, 07:51 PM
Ristar. There's also some nice graphical effects in the later levels.

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Mr Nuts
03-22-2015, 05:38 AM
I have seen some interesting use of detail and colour after level 1 on Lion King ,also the Sonic games and Fantastic Dizzy.

j_factor
03-22-2015, 04:47 PM
Last Bible Special:

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http://puu.sh/gLjWw/6f3d1d1a00.jpg


http://puu.sh/gLkes/16b1c02a5d.png

cleeg
03-22-2015, 05:32 PM
That's very impressive looking, especially considering the hardware.

Alianger
04-09-2015, 07:20 PM
Legend of Illusion
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/aNEGVYBpzDs/hqdefault.jpg

Aladdin
http://retromedia.ign.com/retro/image/article/918/918381/remember-game-gear-20081009035346227.jpg

Deep Duck Trouble
http://retromedia.ign.com/retro/image/article/918/918381/remember-game-gear-20081009035349180.jpg


You could check vgmaps.com for a quick comparison between SMS and GG.

SegaSonic91
05-04-2015, 11:18 PM
Royal Stone looks better than most MD and MCD RPGs! The actual design of the graphics, although the colour is nice. Zenki, going by that shot, could easily be mistaken for a MD game and that water in Legend of Illusion looks amazing! I was always very annoyed with SEGA for not making a nice side scrolling action Zenki for the Saturn. Especially because the PC-FX game is in stupid price territory and seemingly always will be. The GG game is quite good too! I could easily see a Zenki game on the Saturn modelled after Banpresto's awesome Sailor Moor arcade game. Shame it never happened. A beat em up of that quality was sorely needed in the 32-BIT era!

SEGA.GENESIS1989
05-06-2015, 12:09 AM
Was 'Royal Stone" ever translated to English? It looks great!

RPGbandit
05-06-2015, 01:52 PM
I want last bible special

midnightrider
05-06-2015, 05:05 PM
Was 'Royal Stone" ever translated to English? It looks great!

http://agtp.romhack.net/project.php?id=royalstone

SEGA.GENESIS1989
05-07-2015, 07:26 PM
http://agtp.romhack.net/project.php?id=royalstone

Thanks!

midnightrider
05-07-2015, 08:19 PM
No problem. I don't know if it wouldn't make sense to play Crystal Warriors(which was already officially localized) first though.

SEGA.GENESIS1989
05-07-2015, 11:52 PM
I think it was QuickSciFi who highly recommended it. Have you played Crystal Warriors?

segasonicfan
05-08-2015, 04:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2_yRR63bCM
Jurassic Park is surprisingly colorful!

midnightrider
05-08-2015, 08:50 AM
I think it was QuickSciFi who highly recommended it. Have you played Crystal Warriors?

No, I just know it's Royal Stone's predecessor, but I don't know if the stories pair up at all. After a week or so of not touching anything, and thinking about it the whole time, I finally jumped into Shining Force II: Sword of Hajya last night. Not sure how that compares with the Game Gear's best graphics, but it's certainly noticeably different from the Genesis games.

SEGA.GENESIS1989
05-08-2015, 09:13 AM
It's really good that Melf decided to dedicate a forum to the Game Gear. There are a number of really interesting titles in the Game Gear's library which includes a number of RPGs.

Jeckidy
02-09-2016, 03:39 AM
Tempo Jr. looked brilliant but was unfortunately dull and drawn out compared to its 32X predecessor. A real shame, but not the worst game on the system by any means.

monsterG
05-10-2019, 07:26 PM
Dynamite Headdy is an absolutely gorgeous platformer on GG. This isn't too surprising since the game was made by Treasure. It's unfortunate that the soundtrack was hampered by the hardware.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/jWPZwDvH2qU/hqdefault.jpg

https://archive.org/services/img/gg_Dynamite_Headdy_1994Sega_TreasureJPen

Alianger
05-12-2019, 02:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20CM5W483sE&t=50s
Super Return of the Jedi (besides the single color skies)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NaG-qRG1so
Tails Adventure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhqCOMy842s
Virtua Fighter Animation had nice cutscenes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H-SUfoMci4
VR Troopers