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Topic: NES or Game Boy Color?

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StarDust4Ever

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@kingmike the OP was asking which system was better, NES or GBC. Both are solid 8-bit consoles, but you are comparing them to their 16-bit brethren, SNES, Genesis, TG-16, etc. Of course the graphics will look better on those. Wii looks better than Game Cube, so what's the point? That is why you have to look at the entire library and the time period when comparing consoles. GBC vs. NES is a fairly good comparison. GBC has a better color palette but inferior resolution compared to NES. I only recommended picking up a GBA because it's bacwards compatible and the OP could enjoy a larger library of games. IMO NES is still king of home consoles.

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KingMike

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StarDust4Ever wrote:

@kingmike the OP was asking which system was better, NES or GBC. Both are solid 8-bit consoles, but you are comparing them to their 16-bit brethren, SNES, Genesis, TG-16, etc. Of course the graphics will look better on those.

I'm not comparing NES games to 16-bit and on games. The poster before me was.
(the closest I came was referring to "Vs. Castlevania" which is indeed the NES Castlevania on an arcade machine (like some other "Vs. series" arcade games that use NES-based hardware). I was only telling the poster X68000 Castlevania is not even the same game as NES CV.)

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SuperMalleo

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This is what happens if you let a pirate company port an NES game to Game Boy Color.

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StarDust4Ever

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Kawaii_Neko wrote:

This is what happens if you let a pirate company port an NES game to Game Boy Color.

Wow, that's epicly bad. So many things broken here. It appears you cannot fly or whack enemies with your tail as Raccoon Mario. Music tracks borrowed from lord knows what game instead of freshly composed. It seems you also can't power slide down hills. Also the staggering frame rate, pukey colors, and wtf is up with returning to the title screen when you die? Yet I am such a die hard Mario fan I would probably slog through it all the same if I had this in my collection. Gotta love "Hong Kong Originals" for their half-donkey efforts. There's also a fairly good port of Super Mario World for NES ("good" is a relative term here but it's quite good for a pirate).

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I find both clones quite fascinating, really.

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2Sang

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Game boy color, NES games already got a chance on wii and wii u. Give gbc and gba games another chance.

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StarDust4Ever wrote:

@kingmike the OP was asking which system was better, NES or GBC. Both are solid 8-bit consoles, but you are comparing them to their 16-bit brethren, SNES, Genesis, TG-16, etc. Of course the graphics will look better on those. Wii looks better than Game Cube, so what's the point? That is why you have to look at the entire library and the time period when comparing consoles. GBC vs. NES is a fairly good comparison. GBC has a better color palette but inferior resolution compared to NES. I only recommended picking up a GBA because it's bacwards compatible and the OP could enjoy a larger library of games. IMO NES is still king of home consoles.

The TG16 is 8 bit simple as - it is just good.

The way it is defined is in terms of the CPU. (No matter what the marketing people tried to do).

It can do 512 colours on screen at once which would be 9 bit. It is more like a good NES than a Megadrive (only one background layer).

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KingMike

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The TG16 definitely used a 8-bit CPU.

From the above comment, I'd guess it was actually 481 (32 palettes * 15 colors per palette + 1 BG color) but each color in the palette was a 15-bit value.
SNES had 15-bit color depth, but could show 241 colors at once (16*15 + 1).
Of course, Nintendo and Sega back in the day would tell you the maximum capabilities (colors, resolutions, etc.) of their consoles without regard to if they actually made sense to use in practice. The number of colors limit assumes all palettes are used and there is no repeats among the palettes. If you want two palette-swap characters on screen together, you'll need to use two palettes the appropriate color differences.

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Bass_X0

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StarDust4Ever wrote:

@kingmike the OP was asking which system was better, NES or GBC.

Not exactly. It was more which one would you rather see more games from on the 3DS Virtual Console.

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Geonjaha

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GBC, by far. It's a handheld VC - I'd rather have handheld games, and not NES games available on the Wii and Wii U.

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