Originally Posted by Retro-Nerd
Even the C64
can output interlace, but that's not the point here. On the 16bit computers/consoles it was rarely used for static title screens, option screens etc. which flickers badly on 15KHz screens.
Actually, no. The C-64's "interlace" modes output each field on the same lines every time, not alternating lines. They are just flicking between two images per alternating frame in software, not true interlace.