FM Sound Challenge II: Megadrive v Sharp X68000

The sound solutions for both he Sharp x68000 and the Sega Megadrive relied heavily on Yamaha FM synthesiser chips, but not all sound chips were created equal. While the X68000 made use of the YM2151 chip that was used in many arcade machines from the period, the Megadrive deployed the cost-reduced YM2612 – a chip that achieved a similar effect for a cheaper price but with a few…artistic compromises.

Do you know the Megadrive sound well enough to tell the difference between the YM2612 and its more expensive cousin?


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