carlsson Posted February 13, 2017 Share Posted February 13, 2017 Also anyone who wanted to play SMB was limited to buying a NES (unless you lived in Japan and were willing to settle with Hudson's dull versions for the NEC PC-88 and Sharp X1) which effectively meant it was a killer app in the choice of system to buy, no matter if it was included or sold separately. If Nintendo had any say earlier in the 80's, likely none of the Donkey Kong or Mario Bros games would've been ported to other consoles and home computers. But yes, to me the Video Toaster is not a killer app for the Amiga. Frankly I've never seen one in real life, only read about it. It seemed like expensive, specialized hardware. With a built-in MIDI interface, the Amiga could've been as big among musicians as the Atari ST and Macintosh became. Rather, it was the fact I've got friends with Amigas and the ability to copy games that made me move from the C64 to Amiga. A limited video game like the NES never was an option for me, and PC clones both were too dull and way too expensive. I'm surprised if this generation of financially mid-range youngsters 16-25 didn't exist in the US or either went strictly to console gaming after years of 8-bit computer games, or moved directly to MS-DOS and Windows 3.0. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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