We pride ourselves on educating users about the games & providing a place for PlayStation fans to find new friends to communicate with, and play with online. Pretty, user-friendly and hip. NEC’s PowerVR chips supported quadrilateral rendering modes in addition to triangles for the first two generations. Graphics: 3D Geometry Engine, with 2D rotation, scaling, transparency and fading and 3D texture mapping and shading. Numerous timeless classics were released on that badboy that remain unsurpassed today. a high res background and a low res foreground, saving some on memory that way. I had no idea that the Saturn rendered in quadratics, and even when playing it I always noticed slowdown on some of their full 3D games. The Saturn has Virtua Fighter 2, Fighting Vipers, and Fighters Megamix. It was really easy to read through this without much technical expertise. The findings of “superior ports” are not a result of a great amount of testing on my part, but rather the general consensus that I found among the shmup community. I mean REALLY? There other other N64 games that focus more on improving frame rate, however. The result was that developers wanting to work with 2D games had to save their sprites as multiple polygon textures. Discover the rarest and more valuable games of all time. Ugh, shmups on the PSX d-pad..it makes my thumb hurt just thinking about it. It may not display this or other websites correctly. But overall, the PS1 and N64 had very different setups and development strategies, so they are one of the most difficult console peers to compare. The Sega Saturn and the Nintendo 64 both had certain advantages over Sony’s PlayStation hardware, but Sony managed to find the perfect sweet spot of affordable and developer-friendly hardware that was capable of doing the essential tasks that a 3D-friendly 32-bit hardware should be able to handle. Playstation Profile, Related Posts: I would say Saturn can and could come very close to PSX 3D graphics, but given the effort and time it requires to achieve such an effect is not even worth the developmental time for. The Saturn edged out the PS1 on overall video memory capacity (1.5MB vs 1MB), but the Saturn also had RAM expansion carts (2MB or 4MB of extra video memory) that games had the option of supporting. © 2020 GAMESPOT, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. MMX4 is game that looks completely happy playing within the sandbox of just about every machines limitations. It had better games and I loved playing onil it over the saturn. Are there any sega saturn games that are better than the ps1 ports. Just wanted to mention that I found another (not-so-great) vertical shmup for PS1 (maybe Japan only) at a store the other day. Sega, Saturn, Playstation, Shmups. Your email address will not be published. What an awesome write-up of the technical aspects of these consoles. Oh yeah – they bombed themselves into bankruptcy and bit the bullet – making software for other companies including their arch foil Nintendo. Most of the third party developers and publishers were eager to help Sony create an impressive PlayStation game library as they made their jobs relatively easy. You must log in or register to reply here. Question: Will my games bought on the PSN Store (ranging from Ps1 to Ps3) be compatible with PS5, Rumor: PS4 slated to geta PS1 & PS2 emulator. I like how even this topic is old, the whole debate is an urn containing ashes…the ashes of sega’s ill-fated foray into the console market. For me, it's the PS1 RPG's like FFVII, Suikoden, Vandal Hearts, Wild Arms, FF Tactics, and others which gave the console a huge lead. Let’s keep in mind that the late 90s were when Nintendo execs were stuffing their pockets with Pokemon royalty checks. It’s very possible that, in the right hands, the N64 could have had superior ports of certain PlayStation favorites that didn’t rely on textures or CD audio/video. I wonder how much you can get for it on ebay?” It’s real nice that it has a cult following, but comparing it with the psx is delusional, never mind even suggesting that this is even a fair contest. See our guide to the, Between 1994 to 1998 PS1 games generally have better visual effects than Saturn titles, because pulling off transparencies is extremely difficult on Saturn and few games attempt it, while on PS1 they are commonly used for explosion and lighting effects. Survive Bullet Hell On Your Gameboy Advance Another debatable game that is not clear cut like the 2D games. Get a nice roundup of new retro gaming content once or twice a month. Crash Bandicoot 2 and 3 implemented software Z-buffers in special areas, but the games still suffers from the drawing issues. It seems to me from the games the I know, The World is Not Enough on the N64 was the highest level of 5th gen consoles of a fully 3-d realistic world. CarlosX360 Co. Ltd. owns and operates PS5 Forum. And then they still released earlier than the PS. I just loved some of SEGA's first party titles such as Panzer Dragoon, Daytona, Virtua Fighters, etc.. PS1 all the way. I have read some reports that there was even a Shen Mue game made for the Saturn... What are your thoughts on this? Are you kidding? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b18HMqJW5A, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1318223517. For Sega Saturn on the Saturn, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Are there any sega saturn games that are better than the ps1 ports? This was incredibly crucial for Sony’s timing to break into the console business. PS5Forum is not affiliated with Sony Corp., nor SIE. Overall, as you can see, Saturn has a larger and much more versatile library of shmups, but the PS1 has Raiden, R-Type, Tiger Heli/Kyukyoku Tiger, better versions of the ‘pachis (which should count for like, 10 games by themselves), and several others. I think Sega Saturn was a decent console, but PS1 provided a better playing experience for me. This makes a difference in games like Wipeout; otherwise the Saturn’s Wipeout looks only slightly worse than the PS1 (you have to look closely to see the differences, and they’re not all in the PS1’s favor), but the effects are disappointing in comparison (. Saturn Profile JesusSaves, what does that Saturn have that matches up to Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo 2, Ridge Racer Type 4, Need For Speed 3 and 4, Oddworld, Klonoa, Colony Wars, Final Fantasy, Parasite Eve, Vagrant Story, Chrono Cross, Xenogears, Silent Hill, Dino Crisis, etc? The only Sega console I purchased was the Genesis, and I didn't get a chance to purchase the Sega Saturn because I ultimately went with the PS1. I know for a fact that it was added one later. Did the Saturn really render geometry with squares, rather than triangles? The PlayStation conquered both the Saturn and the N64 on the texture front, but in different ways. Each new console is the same name with a number after it and it always stays in that upper tier. And let’s not forget that the video game market today is basically split between Sony and Microsoft. Dave, you realize this post is comparing the 2D shooters on each platform, right? For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. They ended up grabbing strong support from Squaresoft (Final Fantasy series and many other RPGs and cutting edge titles) and Konami (Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Gradius, Contra, Suikoden, etc) among others. I thought with a Gameshark, you can play imports, no internal mod is needed??? Most people said that the Sega Saturn had superior 2D graphics as compared to Sony. There's a very good youtube channel called Battle of the Ports which shows side by side comparison of PSX and Saturn games. I personally don’t care too much for modern gaming, as games today are starting to all look and play the sad. See full list here I found more interesting games on the PS and so I basically went with it over the saturn. Can you use a GameShark to run imported Saturn games? Although racing, fighting & flying could be realistic, my interest is in a full 3-d worlds not limited to a race track, fighting ring or the sky. I was listening to IGNs GameScoop podcast and they mentioned that the Sega Saturn version of Street Fighter: The Movie - The Game was actually a decent fighting game compared to the terrible PS1 version.It got me thinking, what other games are better on Saturn than PS1… Yeah, I’m sure about the 3D thing — it’s a pretty established piece of trivia. The Saturn was more like a 1/2 step or 3/4 step between generations. Clearly the serious shmupper needs both systems to get the most out of 32-bit era home ports.