Honestly this. Genesis sounds likea badass gaming machine and I loveits sound for the same reason people love NES chiptunes. Sure, the SNES has a beefy soundchip capable of a lotof things, but to me it sounds generic as well as muffled and muddy.
For example I love the atmospheric music of Super Metroid and the compositions are great, but the sound quality of that game is shit. It's so flat muffled, likeI have pillows covering the speakers. Very few SNES compositions have any "oomph" to them