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Old 21 January 2015, 14:11   #628
lordofchaos
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Originally Posted by john1979 View Post
I agree back when it came out it was a leader, but by the time the two big 16bit consoles came out it was looking dated in the graphics power department and sound channel department. Too many tricks were needed to make Amiga do things like a console and they never came off as looking as good. Probably lack of on screen color pallette, especially when combined with parallax (see Kid Chaos for example) and lack of hardware sprites (+ they were often being used for backgrounds).
If only Magnetic Fields had developed sonic the hedgehog on Amiga with the Kid Chaos engine...

Fast multi directional scrolling at 50fps: Check
Large playfield area: Check
Multi layered parallax: Check
Music and SFX together: Check
Talented artists: Check

A guy can dream!
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