Attention Nintendo – Bring Back These Games!
For those of you old enough to remember when video games had 8-bit graphics, you probably remember playing some of your favorite games on the original Nintendo Entertainment System. At the same time, you might also recall the kind of sensation that judi baccarat online used to be. In the past few years, numerous famous titles from the NES have begun to re-emerge in updated versions with better graphics. The following is Paddy’s Top Ten Nintendo Games that Need to be Resurrected:
- Dragon Warrior (1989): This was the first RPG that I ever played and I must say it was awesome! This was the kind of RPG where you would have to grind for experience to level up because you would accidently walk into an area and get completely smashed from a higher level opponent. The story was great and it was incredibly addicting. With updated graphics, this game could be a great hit!
- Kirby: Dream Land (1992): Who has ever played a Kirby game and not felt intoxicated. The bouncing, floating pink blob that sucks, swallows, and spits his enemies out with vigor. He has not had many appearances since the NES, other than the Super Smash Bros series and a Nintendo 64 game. Please! Bring him back, Nintendo!
- Contra (1988): Contra was arguably the best side-scrolling shooter that Nintendo ever created. Basically, they put Sylvester Stallone in the Alien movie and BAM! You have this game. Now, imagine this game, with such a huge cult following, being thrown on the market over two decades after the original. New graphics, more guns, and new story would put this game back on the market for the younger generation to enjoy. Xbox has offered an improved version of the original on Xbox Live but it needs to be remade.
- Metal Storm (1991): Like a mechwarrior on crack, you pilot a M-308 Gunner mech that could defy gravity at a whim, flipping from floor to ceiling at a whim. The run-and-gun puzzle game that involved you smashing through waves of robotic adversaries. While there has been many imitators, this game had some of the best graphics for the NES. This one deserves to be updated immediately.
- Crystalis (1990): Another one of my personal favorites from older times, this game was a masterful blend of post-nuclear apocalypse and fantasy. You play a hero looking to recover four elemental swords that can be used to create the Crystalis sword. This game played the story through its ending with perfect, classic poise and made you want to start all over to see it again.
- Ice Climbers (1985): This game was released the fall that I was born thus, it holds a special place in my heart. The only appearance that Popo and Nana have made since their 1985 debut was in the Super Smash Bros series and thus they are in desperate need of a come back. What other game did you get to scale mountains with a hammer to smash little enemies looking to impede your quest for the summit?
- Little Nemo: The Dream Master (1990): It is understandable to have forgotten this little jewel amidst that masses of video games that were cranked out in that year. However, for any of you who have ever seen the movie, this movie and game would make a great new game. It seems a little childish as you run around Slumberland in footie pajamas but Slumberland is a dangerous place… with a little creativity, this game would rock!
- VICE: Project Doom (1991): This is really three games in one, as there was driving levels, sniper levels, and the standard side-scrolling alien ass-kicking shooter/melee actions. The story was almost completely non-existent but with today’s creative drive for story-propelled video games, VICE could easily make a comeback that would turn this classic into a new hit.
- Lode Runner (1987): Such a simple premise for such a complex game of strategy and action. The basic principle was to run around the caves and ladders with nothing but a brick-vaporizing ray gun that you could use to bury your enemies alive and take their gold. Pretty much, it was an earlier version of Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider, without the guns, lions, or boobs. Nevertheless this game allowed you to make your own levels and is just as addictive today as it was 23 years ago. Make a New One!
- Journey to Silius (1990): My number one pick was the almost Terminator game known as Journey To Silius, the fast-paced action, 2-D shoot ’em up. Created by Sunsoft, you will see many Terminator references such as the music and some of the enemies, however, they lost the license. Thank the Maker, they did not scrap this game. This game is for those with the fastest of reflexes. It needs to be remade into a 3D shooter and then will all the world play this gem hidden in the ruffage of mediocrity.
That’s it, everybody! Leave comments on other games from the NES that you would like to see remade for the modern gaming system. Enjoy! Also note, that all of these games can be played on your computer if you download an NES emulator for your Mac or PC.