I have been fascinated by the history of the various machines that have battled for our living rooms. Each machine has had its strengths and weaknesses, and as a former programmer, I’m amazed by some of the ways developers have harnessed the power of consoles and pushed them to their limits resulting is some marvelous games.
I usually try to emphasize that gameplay is more important that graphical quality. However, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at games that were the most demanding when it came to a console’s limited system resources.
Best Games for Graphic, Sound, and Overall System Pushing
- Nintendo NES
- Nintendo Game Boy and Game Boy Color
- Sega Genesis / Megadrive
- NEC Turbo Grafx 16
- Super Nintendo (SNES)