Color: 8 bit

Hardware theme

1153
games
12
platforms

Alternate names: 256 color, Indexed color, Palettized color

The first video game about Color: 8 bit was released in 1984.

Lasersoft, Brøderbund and The Learning Company has published most of these games

8 bit color was rarely used as non-indexed (332: 3 red bits, 3 green bits, 2 blue bits) direct color display as it severely limited its usefulness with no real benefits. Indexing also allows for very specific color theme usage instead of being locked to very specific colors which was a problem with CGA/EGA.

Parent group

Color depth

Platforms

Mac OS Classic 998
Win3.1 54
Windows 38
MS-DOS 30
Linux 10
Palm 7
NeXT 7
Tandy VIS 3
Mac OS X 3
ZX Spectrum 1
WinCE 1
Mobile 1

By year

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