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Old 03 October 2009, 21:23   #56
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Originally Posted by petran View Post
Well when the NES and Master System came and a few years later the Mega Drive and the Famicom, marketing played a huge part in promoting such titles

Of course I too finished all Mario games on the NES and Castlevania 3 and certainly no Amiga game could have reached such a quality like Konami games.

It is not that the Amiga had bad games per se, it is just that the Japanese games were so much better.

Bingo. You hit two points that it seem everyone who gets in this discussion forgets:

1) Japananese programmers had a much different approach to games than European ones. Even in side-scrollers SMUPS, there's a distinct different feel based on where it was made. It's not really that one was better than the other, it's just that the approach was different.

2) The Amiga's biggest competition was *not* the Genesis/SNES! The NES and Master System were its contemporaries. The Genesis wasn't available in Europe until '90 and the SNES in '92. The NES came out in '86, the Master System came out in '87, whereas the Amiga came out in '85.
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