Before the Xbox 360 vs the PS3, before the PlayStation vs the Saturn, before the SNES vs the Megadrive, there was the Commodore 64 vs the Spectrum. Here in Australia it was barely a competition, but I remember fist fights kicking off in the playground over this debate. Now, thanks to Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry, the arguments are over!
I’m a big fan of Digital Foundry. Sure the in-depth results of game performance are usually used to fuel pointless my console’s better than your console debates, but I find the analysis worth reading. Particularly in this instance, when it’s attempting to settle a debate that has raged since I was seven years old!
Just for the record, I am — and was — a Spectrum fan boy. The results of this testing shook me to my very core.
Face-Off: ZX Spectrum vs. Commodore 64 [Eurogamer]