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Topic: MegaDrive Games for SNES?

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WanderFan91

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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:-/ 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

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

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WanderFan91

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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

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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

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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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