Jan. 15, 2023

What We’re Playing this week

A brief look at Nintendo V SEGA

  • NES V Master System
    • Some might say Master System had superior hardware to the NES
    • Master System was big in Europe, but NES dominated Japan & America
    • Fun fact: Processor (Z80) of the SMS is actually embedded in the Genesis, paving the way for the Power Base Convertor add-on
  • Games
  • Streets of Rage (oh the music is fantastic, composer Yuzo Koshiro)
  • SMS gems: Phantasy Star, Alex Kidd series , Choplifter, Fantasy Zone, Ys Vanishing
  • Genesis:
    • First gen classics: Revenge of Shinobi, Golden Axe, Phantasy Star II
    • Pushing the hardware envelope: Gunstar Heroes, Vectorman, SFII Special Champion Edition, Earthworm Jim, Aladdin
    • Great shmups: Thunderforce III, Gaiares, MUSHA
  • Sega CD classics: Sonic CD, Lunar Series, Silpheed, Dark Wizard, Shining Force CD
  • 32X actually had a few decent games: Virtua Racing Deluxe, After Burner (perfect arcade port), Knuckles Chaotix, Star Wars Arcade


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Links about steamdeck emulation (we may touch on this in the episode)

Steamdeck Emulation Starter Guide
Video version of guide

THEME CREDIT The Distant Night (Final Fantasy VI) [Wiesty, The OC Jazz Collective]

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