|At least it's not Vista|
Despite this, it was possible for games to run the Dreamcast-optimized version of Windows CE that Sega and Microsoft had developed. According to Sega Retro, there are around 50 games that do so. Looking over my collection, I posses 4 such games: Armada, Q*Bert, Tomb Raider: Chronicles, and Who Want to Beat Up a Millionaire (denoted by a small text blurb or box on the back of the case - although Armada is merely 'Compatible with' and not 'Powered by'). Unfortunately, not being well-versed in programming and what-not, I could not tell you the differences between these games and the rest of the Dreamcast oeuvre.
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After consulting with a computer technician friend of mine, it seems that some of the disadvantages would have outweighed those benefits: for instance, the initial load screen would have lasted longer. (Although a longer DC start up theme would have been sweet!) And devices that did use Windows CE, such as the Phillips Nino, were largely mediocre or poorly received.
Do you have one of these intriguing games? If you've seen any noticeable differences, feel free to share in the comments below or on the FaceBook group!