Torr Posted May 3, 2017 Share Posted May 3, 2017 The SMS legacy is ports of well-known Sega arcade games like After Burner, Outrun and Shinibi. Similarly, the VCS is known for classic ports of arcade games. The problem is that in most of the better-known cases, superior ports have since been released elsewhere. If only that were true. It IS true those games have their chronological first titles on the SMS, but like the VCS, these titles were ports of arcade games, ports that were also on EVERY damned system of the era. Many people remember Space Invaders.... but what percentage have the VCS version as their best memory? Many people remember Out Run.... but what percentage have the SMS version as their best memory? And if you want to play those games today you have a myriad of options open to you to play them. The NES games (like those on the NES mini) are NES games... if you want to play them, you do it on an NES or an NES emulator. THAT is what helps give the NES (and also the 16 bit generation) it's strong following... you HAVE to play THIS particular version, because it's the ONLY version. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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