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Topic: MegaDrive Games for SNES?

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StarBoy91

StarBoy91

1. Posted:

It's gonna sound very weird coming from me, but:
"Do you believe that it would've been possible to port MegaDrive titles to the SNES console?"

It would sound weird because, as we all know, Nintendo and Sega weren't exactly game publishing buddies back in the '80s and '90s. I just had this thought during sixth period at school today, and it's been bugging me since. I know that the glory days of the '90s have come and gone, but; if Sega and Nintendo were game publishing buddies (and I'm not saying they were before 2001), then I guess it would've been possible for Sega to create their games for SNES besides just the MegaDrive. Then again, I have tons of imagination, but I believe that Altered Beast, Golden Axe, Shinobi III, Ristar, Virtua Fighter 2, and more would've been a possibility on the SNES.

  • Unfortunately, I feel many would disagree with this idea. It's overwhelming enough just thinking about it. But, do you think it would've been possible if Sega wasn't bouting 'gainst Nintendo?

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StarBoy91

StarBoy91

2. Posted:

:-/ Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one who comes up with the threads I make. v_v

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Token_Girl

Token_Girl

3. Posted:

Lots of 3rd party games were made for both systems.

I am way too lazy to think of something clever.
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StarBoy91

StarBoy91

4. Posted:

Actually, I meant games by Sega. But, again, that was a thought.
Still, it would be cool to imagine how Ristar and Shinobi would've appeared on the SNES. I can almost visualize a(n) (imaginary) Golden Axe port on the SNES.

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Ristar42

Ristar42

5. Posted:

Wow, there was rampant fanboyism back then about which third party games had the best version... its a can of worms!

SNES games can certainly add a lot of colour, transparency effects and rotation / scaling, but the Megadrive could certainly throw loads of animated sprites around at once, just look at Streets of Rage and Gunstar Heros.

With hindsight, I really liked both 16bit consoles for their differences. Of course, it wasn't until the Saturn that SEGA could fully realise some of there classic arcades on a home console, such as Outrun.

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Stevie

Stevie

6. Posted:

It definitely would have been possible to make Sega first party titles for the SNES and vice-versa, however as mentioned above, and experienced in third party titles there would be minor graphic and audio difference's between the 2 versions.

It would feel too weird to play Mario on a Mega Drive or Sonic on a SNES though.

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