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#5096861 Learning Assembly on retro consoles?

Posted by on 25 September 2013 - 11:01 PM

My biggest hobby are retro consoles, and I've always wanted to make something on one of them especially the SNES.

I know a tiny bit of C++, and am interested in programming in assembly, and for hobby's sake I want to asm code on consoles.

But I don't know if I should learn 86x assembly first, learn the SNES asm first, or some other console or processor (Maybe the Motorola 68000)

It seems like it would be more important to learn 86x first. The thing is I'm not sure how the whole thing of asm works of course.

I don't know if learning any one of the asm's means I'll know how to asm code everything else, or if each assembly are completely different.

I will say that I do have the Art of Assembly book.


So is it extremely important that I master 86x first before learning to do asm on another console and be able to understand it, or does it not matter which one?

If mastering 86x will make it very much easier to understand other console's or processor's assemblies, then I'll definitly do 86x first.

Other wise, is there any console that is best to learn for a first Assembly?