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Street Fighter II on the SNES, relatively speaking, was probably the biggest of those, on terms of technical achievement, resulting sales and the game's influence.



 

 

 

 

 

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The COD games on Wii. To have the full Modern Warfare campaign on the little system is still astonishing.

Resident Evil 2 for the N64. While power wasn't an issue, the limited cartridge space sure was. This was exactly the sort of game that was supposed to be impossible on a cartridge.

Much of the Dreamcast library, from Crazy Taxi to Marvel vs Capcom 2. I don't think the console industry has ever seen such perfect ports of arcade games before or since.  While that was basically the benchmark for the console, I think it stood out at the time as something which should have been 'impossible' for a console.



Quake 2 PS1 , driver 3 GBA , super street fighter iv 3DS , i thought they where pretty good.



Xenoblade on 3ds. Absolute mess, but still impressive to see. If it got an HD revamp and was put on Switch it’s be a gorgeous game. Just gotta change those ugly textures and faces



Donkey Kong country on the gbc and half life 2 on the original Xbox come to mind. Oh and the original Xbox version of Morrowind



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curl-6 said:

For almost as long as there have been video games, there have been ports that try to cram games onto hardware far less capable than that which it was originally designed for. Many of these were even considered impossible, only for a determined dev to come along and pull them off.

Which ports impressed you the most in terms of defying your expectations of what the target hardware could handle?

Are you going to participate in this endeavour too?



mjk45 said:
curl-6 said:

For almost as long as there have been video games, there have been ports that try to cram games onto hardware far less capable than that which it was originally designed for. Many of these were even considered impossible, only for a determined dev to come along and pull them off.

Which ports impressed you the most in terms of defying your expectations of what the target hardware could handle?

Are you going to participate in this endeavour too?

curl has a habit of waiting about half a day before he posts his opinion on a topic. Please be patient.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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mjk45 said:
curl-6 said:

For almost as long as there have been video games, there have been ports that try to cram games onto hardware far less capable than that which it was originally designed for. Many of these were even considered impossible, only for a determined dev to come along and pull them off.

Which ports impressed you the most in terms of defying your expectations of what the target hardware could handle?

Are you going to participate in this endeavour too?

Indeed, I usually don't post straight away so as not to influence other's answers. XD

Witcher 2 on 360 and Crysis 1 on PS3/360 seriously impressed me, as games designed to push high end PCs of 2007/2011 squeezed onto 2005 console hardware.

The ports of Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 to the original Xbox were similarly remarkable.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Someone said RE2 for the N64, I'd agree.

Grand Theft Auto 3, GTA:VC, and GTA:SA on a portable phone...

Conker Live and Reloaded. A little joking here, but Rare making games for Microsoft...



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curl-6 said:
mjk45 said:

Are you going to participate in this endeavour too?

Indeed, I usually don't post straight away so as not to influence other's answers. XD

Witcher 2 on 360 and Crysis 1 on PS3/360 seriously impressed me, as games designed to push high end PCs of 2007/2011 squeezed onto 2005 console hardware.

The ports of Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 to the original Xbox were similarly remarkable.

That's fine,I didn't mean to push you for an answer, I was unaware of your modus operandi  and just interested in your input which turns out I happen to agree with .