What are some good space exploration games on consoles?
A game where i can just fly around and participate in dog fights, upgrade my ship, etc.
It seems that games like this are usually exclusive to PC but I'm hoping there's something close to that concept that was available on retro consoles.
Because OP is looking for console games and the NES is a console.
Because nobody made Elite for the SNES or Gen or PSX or whatever.
Because Ian Bell (who fucking wrote the game) thinks the NES version is great.
Because the NES version looks better than most of the microcomputer versions.
I actually like the NES controls. Two buttons and a D-Pad, consistent interface. Much easier than emulating old microcomputers with their fucked up ancient moon keyboards.
>Because Ian Bell thinks the NES version is great.
>Because the NES version looks better than most of the microcomputer versions.
>Much easier than emulating old microcomputers
Only that the game was designed for a full keyboard. The menu bar in the NES version is crudely emulating an F-key row
Solar Jetman for the NES. You explore planets to find cargo and riches, and then use the money to upgrade your ship. You fight enemies, but some planets have crazy gravity and you're more likely to die from that.
>I'm hoping there's something close to that concept that was available on retro consoles.
When I was a kid I would just chill with the space exploration/dogfight parts of this game and not bother with the shmup parts.