I'm interested in creating a retro look for a game, and I'm currently in the process of deciding just how retro (which generation/console). What would make it easier would be if there was some sort of wiki/document on the limitations of each console, such as maximum number of colours total, maximum per sprite, number of layers, max tiles, max tile size, sprite size, etc., etc.. Take the Game Boy for example. 4 colours, yes, and I can find the screen resolution too. But what about all the other limitations?
So if anyone knows any good resources, it would be a huge help. I find that the freedom that today's generation of computers and consoles provides is a little too much, in that I can just keep adding more and more to it, and I'll never finish. I'd love to set a limit, and do the best I can within that limit.