Originally Posted by Akira
Platformers. So to me the Amiga was a platformer's machine. Just as the Genesis/Megadrive was a shmups console.
I wouldn't classify Megadrive as a shemups console. Megardive was the favourite console for coin op conversions. It had everything, platforms, beat em ups, shoot em ups etc. And don't forget that Sega had Sonic as a mascot, a character appearing in platform games. If you want to speak about the absolute console for shoot em ups, then this is the Saturn.