So my cat, the real Sonnington, my one and only true son, was going absolutely wild and crazy kitties when I brought the Saturn out.
I couldn't really feel any input lag, albiet, I was playing on a Benq 144hz gaming monitor which may have helped mitigate that. The graphics kind of made me sick to my stomach after an hour or so. You can see in this picture it's almost like a JPEG that was uploaded too many times. The graphics definitely looked and felt fuzzy.
So, I hope that helps you in your decision somewhat. Component or RGB would definitely give a better picture.
Oh, damn, probably would've been good to know this before I bought the scart to hdmi. It was only 20-30 bucks or something. It's being shipped from China as we speak... so I'll let you know how it works out.
While I'm waiting for the scart to hdmi, I've been thinking about just getting an rca cables and picking up a free crt tv from craigslist. They've worked well for me for 20+ years. I guess if it aint broke don't fix it.
Wow, never knew about D-Xhird and Zero Divide. D-X looks pretty good, but I obviously have to vote for the one I've played. Anarchy in Nippon is a nice little novelty game, but nothing to get excited about
With respect, how can you say 'definitely the best out of the three' without having played all of them?
I've played the other two and I thought they weren't very good. Just by looking I can tell it's the best out of the three. I've been playing games for a long time now and I've played a lot of different genres. So when I see gameplay of a certain genre I've played before I can imagine the fun I would be having with it and recognize it as a fun game.
I don't buy into the idea that you need to play a game to tell if it would be fun or if you'd like it or not. Sure maybe Total War or Cities Skylines you can't tell since they're -so- nuanced, but a Space Harrier clone? Yeah, I can tell if I'd like it or not by watching 10-15 minutes of gameplay footage.
I've never seen Night Striker S. At first I thought, "Huh, cheesy Space Harrier clone." But after watching for a little while it looks rather compelling. I'll have to play it sometime. Definitely the best out of the three, imo.
NINJA JAJAMARU KUN is a really awesome platformer. Is it a platformer really? It kind of reminds me of the infinite runners they have today on phones. In any event, it's a blast and well worth the time to invest into it.
Never played Lupin. The animations looks slick though...
NINPEN MANMARU is tough to rate. I played it for maybe an hour and I'm at the age where overly cutesy super light greens and super light blue child colouring is a turn off. By my memory the platforming matched the colouring... far, far too easy. Maybe it became more difficult throughout the game, it was certainly a well coded and well made game for a 3rd party game that never made it out of Japan.
PS, I've been waiting to see a poll with Ninpen Manmaru and Ninja Jajamaru Kun. Both are definitely well done games.
Wow, I thought Elevator Action was an updated Spy vs Spy. It looks -really- good. I'll have to give it a second look.
Skeleton Warriors looks awesome. I never knew it even existed. Thanks!
I think I played Scud before and it felt shallow.
Crusader is really out of place in this poll. The other games are side scrolling action platformers. Crusader is an iso game more akin to Fallout Tactics, IIRC. Being an Origin game that used the Ultima 8 engine; I really wanted to like Crusader. It has a strong cult following and for good reason. The puzzles and world building are really well done. To me, the controls were just too clunky. It's been a long-long time, and I know I owned the Saturn version at one point, but I'm not sure if that's the version I played.
Last Edit: Sept 30, 2017 3:22:48 GMT by Sonnington
It's between SotN and Sonic 3d for me. I don't like Megaman games. The Saturn port of SotN isn't the best, so I usually try to forget it exists. I used to look down upon Sonic 3d, but it's really a lot better than people give it credit for. When people say it's mediocre, it's only mediocre comparing it to the original Sonic titles. A lot of people simply don't like iso platformers, which is fine, but as far as iso platformers go, it's really quite good.