Actually Lionheart is more a sequel to Rastan Saga.
Don't forget that even an ECS Amiga was way ahead of the coin-op machines of the 80s. Had 68000 CPU as most of the good coin-ops had, an extrmeley capable graphics chipset, not to mention pure multitasking
If a programmer knew how to take care this little beast could make miracles happen. Even now its still a good gaming console, if you are addicted on the retro gaming (no silly Doom clones, no 3D etc).