Certainly the best-selling console of all time, Nintendo Entertainment System is superior compared to it's rivals in it's era, and is attracting game developers, up to now.
The Super NESEdit
Along with the game Super Mario World, the Super NES is the favorite of all during it's life span. It offers very advanced efects unknown to it's rivals.
Unlike it's predecessor, the Nintendo Entertainment System, the SNES has it's own audio chip called the SPC-700 which is created by Sony. The chip's ROM contains audio samples which is accessed to be played with an assembly code understandable by the SNES' CPU, the 65c02, and the SPC-700. The sample was then modified before output to meet the required note specifications. How long is the note? How long do I have to wait before playing the next note? What is the pitch of the note? The modified sample is then passed to the Digital Sound Processor to be either outputed on the left speaker, right speaker, or both. Yes, the SPC-700 can produce stereo sound. Heck, it is also with Dolby! The audio can be compared to MIDI, but way . . . way . . .much better.
SPC-700 Sound ChannelsEdit
The SPC-700 contains 8 independent channels which can play any sample in the chip's RAM. It can also play DPCM samples that should not exceed 64 kB or else you will hear screeching sounds. . .