Outrun Europa is like taking an introductory course in everything wrong with European design at the time. Anyone planning to get into the Amiga/ST/C64/Spectrum/CPC scene should give it a play, as a way to temper expectations. There were better games, but the standard of an average action game was nowhere near what Japanese developers were doing.
So your grade is more than fair. But I wonder what it'd be, if you'd been raised with those libraries?
BlasteroidAli wrote:I remember the game gear as it swallowed batteries as much as the lynx. It was not much cop in the graphics dept either and had no killer games on it.
Can't disagree more. At the time, Road Rash + Fatal Fury Special + Streets of Rage 2 + the Sonic games still blew the minds of everyone who played mine. There was nothing else like it, unless you could afford a Turbo Express.
And that was enough, back then. Few of us could afford to own many games. But there were still the likes of Shining Force and Shinobi yet to discover.
And not much in the graphics? Those humble 16 colors per sprite still destroyed everything the Gameboy, GBC, and Neo Geo Pocket were doing. In a time when CRT televisions were large, and bulky, curling up in the dark with a plugged in Game Gear was a rare kind of immersion. It was as comfortable as curling up with a book - anyone with an imagination was more than able to meet it half way.