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Old 12 January 2004, 22:00   #1
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Question What backwards compatible Consoles are there?

Am curious...the PS2 being PS1 compatible isnt a first is it? Can someone tell me what others there were?
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Old 12 January 2004, 22:21   #2
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Atari 7800 is 2600 compatible
Colecovision played atari 2600 carts with an addon device
Gamecube plays GBA games with hardware addon
Intellivision I/II played Atari 2600 carts with hardware addon
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Old 12 January 2004, 22:24   #3
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Megadrive/Genesis plays Master-System with an add-on
Game-gear playes Master-System with add-on
SNES plays Gameboy with add-on
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Old 12 January 2004, 22:40   #4
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n64 plays gameboy with add-on

Cd32 plays amiga1200 games with add-on



Xbox plays amigagames
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Old 12 January 2004, 22:44   #5
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CD32 plays Amiga games with WHDInstall and a blank CD
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Old 12 January 2004, 22:53   #6
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is SuperNintendo compatible with the PsOne gamepad? i dreamed that tonight, no joke! saturday i found a boxed snes without gamepad on a banquet for 2 € but i did'nt buyed it
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The SNES was supposed to be backwards compatible with the NES but they messed it up, leaving the SNES with an awful hybrid 8/16-bit processor.
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Old 12 January 2004, 22:55   #8
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Can't believe that nobody has mentioned that the GBA plays Gameboy games (both original and Color). They look stupid sticking out of the back of the GBA though.

And I suppose you could mention that the GB Color plays original GB games.
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Old 13 January 2004, 00:10   #9
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CD32 plays Amiga games with WHDInstall and a blank CD
Well with a SX-1 yo could turn it into a amiga1200 with cd
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Old 13 January 2004, 00:12   #10
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The Dreamcast plays Atari, NES, SNES, Gensis, Saturn, etc.
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Old 13 January 2004, 00:16   #11
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SuperGrafx can play most of the PCEngine titles... (wish I had one)
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Old 13 January 2004, 00:25   #12
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The Dreamcast plays Atari, NES, SNES, Gensis, Saturn, etc.
Thats only through software emulation. You dont think a new PC is backward compatible with an amiga do you?

I assumed being able to use the original game media on a newer system with no modifications was the intent of this thread.
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Might not be a console but weren't the MSX2 compatible with MSX1 software?

And I think I saw a thingie you could buy for the GC to allow you to play SNES games.
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Might not be a console but weren't the MSX2 compatible with MSX1 software?
Not a console, but you´re right

TurboR can play MSX2+, MSX2, MSX1
MSX2+ can play MSX2, MSX1
MSX2 can play MSX1

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Old 13 January 2004, 01:34   #15
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Commodore 128 could run C64 software

I'm unsure about the topic though, besides the lame emulation mentions, I see hardwareadapters mentioned. do they count? PSX needs no addon to play PS1 games. So TRUE backwards-compatible machines I know are:

*Atari 7800 - A2600 compatibility
*Gameboy Color - Gameboy Classic compatibility
*Gameboy Advance - GB Classic and Color compatibility
*Wonderswan Color/Swancrystal - Wonderswan B/W compatibility
*Nec Supergrafx - PC Engine compatibility

And computers:
*Commodore 128 - C64 compatibility
*MSX Turbo R - MSX1/2 compatibility
*MSX2 - MSX1 compatibility
*A1200/4000 - A500 compatibility
(these last two are almost identical specs, should they be considered? differences between MSX1 and 2 are similar to differences between an A500 and an A600)
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Old 13 January 2004, 01:40   #16
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Well if we include computers

Speccy 128 --> speccy 48k
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Old 13 January 2004, 01:44   #17
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ZX81 games on a Speccy 48
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Old 13 January 2004, 01:53   #18
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So we're all over the board here, if we wanted to be strict about this topic then we'd have to delete any mention of a Micro and Handheld's as it really should be CONSOLE's only

OK, so this means EMU's are out too
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why exclude handheld consoles?

I think Anti talks about any games console that had built-in backwards compatibility.
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Old 13 January 2004, 03:17   #20
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I guess cause I never considered Handhelds to be Consoles. To *me* a console is a gaming device that has to connect up to a display, either monitor or TV and handheld's already have a built-in display

But I see your point perhasps this is what is really meant by backwards compatibility
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