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Old 02 November 2011, 16:06   #4
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Originally Posted by Thorham View Post
Simple: Amigas are general purpose machines and don't have a chipset that specializes in games. Console chipsets are almost always optimized for gaming purposes.
So the Mega Drive was, on a technical level, superior - at least for fast-paced action games? I suppose not surprising, given as you say it was more optimised, plus it came out 2 or 3 years after the original Amiga.

Apart from audio, were there tricks that the Amiga 500 could do that the Mega Drive couldn't? I guess that copper blended background thing - anything else?

In my opinion A perfect sonic conversion could be made on the Amiga but it would require hard core coding skills, just look at "Kid Chaos" as an example of what can be achieved.
Actually Kid Chaos was the trigger for me thinking about this. I know it was meant to be the Amiga's Sonic, but it seemed to me to be a little slower, plus with less detailed / parallax backgrounds.
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