• @KairuByte@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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    138 months ago

    Even funnier with the boasting of “state of the art high resolution graphics” at the top.

    At the time, this want really that inaccurate. There weren’t many video games with the same quality.

    The only reason it’s laughable now is because it’s been 35 years since the claim was made.

    • AtomicPurple
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      58 months ago

      No, it was inaccurate, even at the time. The Famicom was built to cost and and mainly used cheap off-the-shelf components that were already obsolete when the system first released in 1983. The NES released in North America the same year as the Commodore Amiga, a system that actually was cutting edge, and represented a big leap forward in what home computers could do graphically. By the time Mega Man released, the Amiga was on it’s second revision and other home computers were rapidly catching up to it’s capabilities.
      While Mega Man was one of the best games on the NES, it ran at the same resolution as every other game on the system, and was stuck working within the same limited color palette and low sprite limit that were more than five years behind the curve when it released.