Remake wishlist?

quecojones writes, Sort of off-topic, but what the hell…

We are going to get FFI and FFII remakes for the PlayStation and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy, but what I want to know is:

Now that Square & Enix are hooking up, is there any hope of them doing the same for the original NES DragonWarrior (DragonQuest in Japan)? So far, I’ve had to resort to ConsoleClassix for my DW fix.

How about the original Ninja Gaiden series?

I’m sure there are many old-school clasics out there that many gamers would love to play on their “next generation” consoles. What would make it onto your wishlist? My picks would be FF3, the Mana games, and the Dragon Warrior games.

13 replies on “Remake wishlist?”

  1. quecojones says:

    My personal pipe-dream…

    First post!

    Seriously though, I would LOVE to see a remake of the original Legend of Zelda (NES), but aside from Sony buying Nintendo, I don’t expect it will ever happen. :(

  2. mbourgon says:

    Shadowrun!
    Header says it all, really.

  3. Babbster says:

    Why Not All of Them?
    My subject may seem sarcastic, but I’m being quite serious. With most classic games that I actually want to play I don’t care about upgrades, so the only technical issue the companies have to address is having emulation software (with a simulation for a battery save put on the memory card in cases where games had saves). Nintendo and Super Nintendo games take up so little space (and have no real retail value in their original form anymore) that one CD-ROM could have every game from a particular company on it with a simple menu from which to select the game you want to play. I know many people who would shell out for a disc like this from several companies (Square, Enix, Tecmo, etc.) and probably at a relatively steep price (say $20 for every 3-5 games, more for big RPGs and less for arcade types).

    They could do it at a rate of 3-5 per disc if they want more discrete units at $20 a piece or 6-10 if they want fewer units at a higher $40 a piece.

    Then again, with the rate that Super Nintendo classics are being put on the GBA for $20-40 per one game, this may be very unrealistic. Come to think of it, the Gameboy Player (attachment to the Gamecube so you can play GB/GBA games on TV) might adequately address this need, especially since Square has already made clear that they want to release more GBA games.

    I’m arguing with myself. Never a good sign. :)

  4. MrChris says:

    Turrican
    I loved that game on my C64, and there just isn’t enough mindless blasting on my XBox.

    Oh and someone needs to bring ‘Stunt car racer’ up to date as well – with a track editor!

    I haven’t played that many early console games but what happened to games in the style of ‘Golden Axe’ and ‘Streets of Rage’, or even ‘Double Dragon’?

    All good for remakes in my opinion.

  5. Trekkie says:

    My List
    I thought I posted a comment but it’s not here. I’d like to see Kings Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, and Space Quest redone in all the 3d glory possible.

    These were the first games I found and played on my CGA capable green screen Compaq Plus.

  6. is says:

    my wish
    There was a game for the Amiga called “middle Earth” or something similar. This game was ahead of it’s time. It was an RPG or sorts and you could travel around the map of Middle Earth picking up items, meeting people, and a lot more. Once Sauron “went public” you even gained the ability to command the allied armies. You could also zoom in to your party and view the fights and stuff. I remember having tons of fun with that.

    • quecojones says:

      Re: my wish

      There was a game for the Amiga called “middle Earth” or something similar. This game was ahead of it’s time. It was an RPG or sorts and you could travel around the map of Middle Earth picking up items, meeting people, and a lot more. Once Sauron “went public” you even gained the ability to command the allied armies. You could also zoom in to your party and view the fights and stuff. I remember having tons of fun with that.

      That sounds interesting… I wonder if there are any Amiga emulators out there and what games are available?

      • is says:

        Re: my wish

        There was a game for the Amiga called “middle Earth” or something similar. This game was ahead of it’s time. It was an RPG or sorts and you could travel around the map of Middle Earth picking up items, meeting people, and a lot more. Once Sauron “went public” you even gained the ability to command the allied armies. You could also zoom in to your party and view the fights and stuff. I remember having tons of fun with that.

        That sounds interesting… I wonder if there are any Amiga emulators out there and what games are available?

        Nothing that I’ve seen. I remember animated and colored graphics when most computers wouldn’t do it very well, if at all. The only other computer I remember being that good was a couple years later when I used an atari, but I don’t remember what model.

      • MrChris says:

        Re: my wish
        Try here: http://www.winuae.net/

        You need to get a ROM from a real Amiga and search for the disk images though.

    • yoggoth says:

      Re: my wish

      There was a game for the Amiga called “middle Earth” or something similar. This game was ahead of it’s time. It was an RPG or sorts and you could travel around the map of Middle Earth picking up items, meeting people, and a lot more. Once Sauron “went public” you even gained the ability to command the allied armies. You could also zoom in to your party and view the fights and stuff. I remember having tons of fun with that.

      If you are talking about the game I am thinking of, it was called “War in Middle Earth.” You started out with a party of Hobbits (Frodo et al) in the Shire with the Nazgul all around you trying to catch you and take the ring. Depending on the circumstances of the game, you would actually gain control of different armies. Sauron had a couple different victory conditions: claim the ring, capture certian strongholds, maybe one or two others. While yours was to get the ring to Mt. Doom.

      I remember in one game, I managed to gather all the free armies, march on Baradur, engage Sauron and his body gaurd in a fight and kill them all, but somehow I still lost the game..

      I still have a copy of the PC version and the map that came with it, but sadly, I’ve been unable to get it to run on anything modern.

      • quecojones says:

        Re: my wish

        I still have a copy of the PC version and the map that came with it, but sadly, I’ve been unable to get it to run on anything modern.

        Is it a large file? Any chance you could email me a copy (or upload it to some web site for downloading)?

        I still have an old 486 lying around here somewhere. Maybe I can get it to run…

        • yoggoth says:

          Re: my wish

          I still have a copy of the PC version and the map that came with it, but sadly, I’ve been unable to get it to run on anything modern.

          Is it a large file? Any chance you could email me a copy (or upload it to some web site for downloading)?

          I still have an old 486 lying around here somewhere. Maybe I can get it to run…

          e-mail me: yog at digitalmafia dot net

  7. GrimSean says:

    I’ve got two:
    R-Type and Dr. Mario. I loved those games, and I think they’d be perfect on GBA as very little would have to be done to make them work on it. An updated version of R-Type for any of the high end console systems would kick ass too (and maybe convince me to buy one)

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