1987 saw the launch of some awesome consoles and computers that gamers everywhere saw some amazing releases on. Retroheadz looks back at the best gaming hardware that came out in 1987. We're still in shock that this was over 30 years ago! Commordore 64C 1987 saw an updated Commodore 64 released that did away with the beige bread bin look of the original and got a sleeker more Amiga looking update. It still did the same as the previous version and that’s no bad thing because its one of the best 8 Bit home computers ever. Even if load times on cassette felt like forever, it was still a favourite for many until the early 90’s and still getting homebrew releases on it today. Nintendo Entertainment System Whilst the Famicom came out in Japan a couple of years before and in the UK in 1986, Australia and Europe didn’t get it until 1987 and for many this was the start of a love affair for all things Nintendo. If you want to reminisce the easy way, then all you need is a NES Classic today. However, if you didn’t have one of these or a home computer then you probably had one of the next consoles instead. Sega Master System Also debuting in Europe in 1987, Sega’s 8-Bit Master System really did well over this side of the pond. The system had a bit more power and the games costs less as well. The Master System went on to be home to a whole host of Sega arcade conversions and classics such as Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Operation Wolf, Sonic the Hedgehog, Shinobi and it was also home to the first Phantasy Star RPG. Meanwhile in High Tech futuristic Japan they got the... NEC PC Engine 1987 saw the launch of NEC’s PC Engine in Japan. The console ran on an 8 Bit processor but you would have thought it was more than this as it also had a 16 Bit Graphics chip and really upped the ante. The PC Engine basically kick started the 16 Bit generation of consoles like the Megadrive, Super Nintendo and Neo Geo. NEC's PC Engine did really well in Japan between 1987 and 1994. It was the first console to have a CD-Rom add on and it had games officially coming out all the way up to 1999. That's an epic run that was much better than its successor, the PC FX which was meant to supersede it in 1994. It was also popular in France and saw a limited release in the UK under the US versions name, the TurboGrafx 16. Commodore Amiga 500 The Amiga was legendary as a games machine and 1987 was the year it came out in most places. The Amiga 500 came with 512k of RAM and quickly showed off some amazing graphics from some amazing games. It went on to become a highly desirable piece of kit for late 80’s and early 90’s kids and teens everywhere. From platform games like Zool and James Pond to strategy games like Lemmings and Cannon Fodder, all the way through to point and click adventures such as Monkey Island. It was also home to Prince of Persia, Another World and It Came from the Desert. The Amiga was also home to utility software such as the much loved Deluxe Paint graphics software and music trackers which helped start the rave scene . Feeling the nostalgia? Which machine did you have or which did you dream of having back in the day? Let us know in the comments below.