Monday, April 12, 2010

Top Ten Games That Really Need Sequels/Remakes

So, I was looking at my Video Game collection and I realized a lot of the games I grew up playing would be great on this newer, more powerful hardware. So, I figured I'd slap together a quick list. Keep in mind that this list is in no particular order.

10. Mutant League Football: One of Electronic Arts' greatest triumphs was a football game not called Madden. The game features a lot of humorous little tweaks, like bribe and kill the ref plays, exploding balls, and on field hazards. A great game that was way ahead of its time.

9. Strider: Capcom's action masterpiece saw an incredible sequel in 2000, but many didn't play the PS1 version of the game, and even fewer played the arcade version. a sequel should definitely be put in the works, and it should use the SF4 art style...

8. Panzer Dragoon: The best thing Sega did during the Saturn years, and one of the most obscure, yet great games of the last system generation. While the Xbox sequel came and went without much fanfare, this series deserves better than it got in terms of promotion and sales.

7. Intelligent Qube: A little known PS1 puzzle game that deserves the Blu Ray Treatment on PS3...or at least put the damn thing on Playstation Network.

6. Double Dragon: While the original has seen life on Xbox Live Arcade, it's a crime that such a testament to old school arcade gaming can't get a remake.

5. Kid Icarus: Nintendo kinda teased us with the possibility of a sequel to the legendary NES platformer by putting the main character, Pit, in Super Smash Brothers Brawl. However, it's been a while, and we haven't gotten anything yet. I'll look for this like I'm waiting on Dr. Dre to finish Detox.

4. Earthworm Jim: One of the brightest lights of the 16-bit generation was Shiny Entertainment's pet worm. a well woven, albeit irreverent storyline, great gameplay, and a light sprinkling of fart jokes make this one a shoe in.

3. The Old School WWF Arcade Games: As much as I like Smackdown Vs. Raw, those old WWF arcade games made by Technos Japan are some of my favorite wrestling games, period. Get the rights to the source code and put current wrestlers in the games, then put them on the various download services...guaranteed sales.

2. Metalstorm: I reviewed this game before, so you know how I feel about it, but this game would be amazing wrapped in a 2010 graphical update. Keep the same tough gameplay and it will sell itself.

1. Battletoads:
There hasn't been a new Battletoads game since the arcade and Super Nintendo games were released in the early 90s. A recent series of Prank Videos has not only revived curiousity in the prospect of a remake/sequel, but it also begged the question: which system would it be on? Well, to answer that question, since Rare was the original creator of the game, it's a safe bet that it would be an Xbox 360 exclusive since Microsoft owns Rare now. we could get these, I'd be really happy as a gamer...thanks.

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