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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by QualityChimp View Post
    That distance between gaming in the arcades and at home was a massive gulf in those days.
    Even home ports couldn't replicate that cab. Shame the Konix never happened!
    Absolutely, when first looking through the list I was thinking that this era was probably the time when the gap between arcade and home was at its biggest. 16 bits were quite new and very few people had them, most people still owned an 8 bit machine. Even when the 16 bits became more common, it took until the next generation to get a truly arcade perfect version of games like Outrun. That was about a decade away in 1986! I mentioned in the other thread I was a little too young to fully appreciate the early days of arcades, so mid-late 80s was the golden age for me. As a kid I absolutely loved arcades (and still do )

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by ZipZap View Post
    Even when the 16 bits became more common, it took until the next generation to get a truly arcade perfect version of games like Outrun.
    Most arcade games ended up pale imitations on 8-bit hardware. 16-bit hardware enabled the gap to narrow, but you could still often see a gulf between arcade hardware and home systems. 32-bit hardware then enabled a lot of older arcades games to run perfectly. OutRun on the Saturn finally gave fans of the game a perfect arcade experience after so many less than stellar ports to 8 & 16-bit machines. I loved playing Sega's classic Super Scaler games on the Saturn.

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