> > http://www2.tky.3web.ne.jp/~yosshin/my_works/download.html
> > Originally made for the X68000 computer which was unfortunately only released in
> > Japan.
> I've downloaded Windows version (which is the same with X68000) and I am surprised
> how good it is !
> By the way, X68000 was(is) the best 16 bit home computer ever. X68000 games/ports is
> the closest to the arcade originals (in some cases even better) and Sharp should have
> been considered to release their beautiful computer in the rest of the world.
> Commodore ruled in the 16bit market at that time with their Amiga 500, but Sharp
> would blown away them with X68000.
> Atari ST was a weak concurrent to Amiga and Commodore didn't try better until it was
> too late (A1200). Having Sharp home computer in Europe would changed history of video
> gaming by miles. (so called healthy concurrence)
from a technical point of view, yeah, the x68k is far more suited to arcade ports than anything we had over here, but cost would still have been a thing, I don't believe the x68k was cheap.
the Amiga and ST were relatively cheap, that's how they became popular, but even then people were using 8-bits like the ZX Spectrum here well into the 90s. The cost of localising and releasing games here even if we had the x68k simply wouldn't have been worth it because the userbase would have been too small for it to be profitable.
The more expensive competition we did have, such as the Acorn Archimedes simply didn't take off outside of schools (and no, that definitely wasn't really suited to arcade ports either, but did have a much nicer OS I feel)