After a marathon session of gaming on my SNES, I began wondering what it would be like if some of the games from my childhood were remade on current-gen systems.
Looking through my retro catalogue, I would love to see what an up to date version of some of the games would be like. Donkey Kong Country, Super Bomberman are among my favourites to see revitalised. Donkey Kong Country (DKC) on the SNES was revolutionary in terms of graphical prowess. Colourful level design and smooth 3D animation were a big part of what made DKC so great. But, in all honesty there hasn’t been a decent DK game since – c’mon Donkey Konga hardly counts!
Super Bomberman 2 was also a big part of my childhood. Simple, but addictive, gameplay proved great fun with a friend. I wasn’t such a fan of the single player, but it was great boxing in a mate by throwing a bomb across the screen.
I do wonder, though, whether the games would be ruined by simply being on the 360? Would the updated graphics actually show up the games for their faults? Perhaps DK wouldn’t fare so well, but Bomberman could certainly do with a facelift.
I would even enjoy seeing some crappy games being remade. Anyone remember Rise of the Robots and how it was supposed to revolutionise gaming? (Why does everything have to be revolutionary?) Well, it sucked! It sucked sooo bad! Yeah, sure, some of the graphics were pretty cool, but the gameplay was truly awful. The single player ‘campaign’ was boring, uninventive (oh no, not more robots gone bad) and too easy. The multiplayer was just as bad. You could effectively win the bout with the first punch by trapping your opponent on the edge of the screen and beating the crap out of ’em. Either way, I liked the style of the game – it had an edge about it. It could and should have been a better game. Seeing it on the PS3 would be like having a bagful of awesomeness…and a Dime bar cake.
I could go on, but to be honest I can’t be bothered. So what about you? What games would you like to see re-incarnated on the PS3? Would you like any retro games remade on the Wii with complementary motion controls? Comment away!