The Holly and The IG(M) wrote:
I had it on the SNES as well but don’t remember paying that much!
£65 or more for a game (and not even one of the ridiculously priced Neo Geo games!) 15 or more years ago is crazy, when we moan about paying £30 now. I don’t remember being outraged at the time though, even though before the Megadrive/SNES era I had a Commodore 64 and was used to paying £3.99 tops.
Yeah, it was quite a leap from Spectrum games (quattro packs: 4 games for £2.99!) to £50 a game on the snes, but it seemed justified for the added quality somehow.
The quality leap was COLOSSAL.
Add to the leap in visual and audio quality massively superior controls and a complete lack of loading times, and yeah, the 16 bit consoles were finally reaching the point where the increased costs seemed worth it.