The Top 10 NES Games that Should Make a Comeback

Nintendo has produced many gaming icons like Mario, Link and Samus, all of whom found their start on the NES. While these titles may receive updates every few years, there are several titles that haven’t seen a sequel since the 80’s. This list includes my top ten choices for NES games I’d like to see return. The popularity of these games is such of the same statute as agen casino online terpercaya  which used to be very famous. 

Kid Icarus

This title features the item collection of Zelda, the platforming of Mario, and the shooting of Metroid. The main difference between this title and Metroid, the game whose engine Kid Icarus is based off of, is that the player guides Pit vertically to the top of the level, with almost no emphasis on exploration and more placed on twitch action.

Why it needs to come back: Fans have been clamoring for the return of Pit for decades now, and his appearance in Smash Bros. Brawl only served to increase the fervor. Because this game is so old, Kid Icarus could really be reinvented in any genre. It could be a flying action game, a platformer, or even an adventure game.

Duck Hunt

You hunt ducks in a grassy field- and if you miss a dog will laugh at you.

Why this needs to come back: There was a taste of this in Wii Play, reminding me of how great an update with pointer controls would be. Put it on WiiWare, bring back the dog, include upgradeable weapons, items like a bird caller or decoys and changes of locale and you’ve got a hit on your hands.

Mach Rider

In Mach Rider you race through the desert shooting down enemy vehicles and avoiding hazards like pools of water and oil- set to an awesome soundtrack.

Why this needs to come back: You could literally do anything with this franchise. You could make it a racer, a destruction derby game like Twisted Metal, or even a story driven Mad Max style hybrid of racing and action.

Gumshoe

In this title you protect a detective named Mr. Stevenson as he tries to rescue his daughter from King Dom. It is played with the NES Zapper, making it a very interesting take on the light gun genre.

Why this needs to come back: A grim, noire inspired graphical style, point and click adventure elements and Wii pointer controls for aiming would make this game a prime candidate for an update.

Star Tropics

In this title you control Mike Jones as he faces off against Zoda, the leader of an invading alien race. It plays very similarly to the first Zelda, with the addition of a jump button and towns populated with characters to interact with. It is also much more linear, with game divided up into several chapters.

Why this needs to come back: It has been a long time since Mike Jones has been featured in a game, and he could make the wait between Zelda’s much more bearable. I think it would be neat if Startropics games were more like Wind Waker in graphical style, as well as tone. Startropics could be light and comical, whereas Zelda games are more serious in tone.

Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link

This game once again follows Link in his quest to save princess Zelda from Ganon. This title is different from the rest of the series because of its 2D perspective, light RPG elements and brutal difficulty.

Why this needs to come back: The Zelda games have begun to stagnate. Maybe borrowing a few ideas from this title, like the RPG elements, might give this series the shot in the arm it needs. Zelda games, since Ocarina of Time, have been far too easy- so the next game should take some cues from the difficulty of this title.

Balloon Fight

A game very reminiscent of William Electronic’s Joust, this title puts you in control of an unnamed balloon fighter whose sole purpose is taking down the other balloon fighters on each map. They aren’t the only hazards though- you also have to watch out for balls of lightning and a giant fish.

Why this needs to come back: Although there was a neat Balloon Fight minigame included in WarioWare: Smooth Moves, a WiiWare remake with 8 people online instead of CPU’s would probably be a lot of fun.

Anticipation

Proof that Nintendo was in the casual games business long before Wii, this Rare developed title is kind of like Pictionary. It has the computer slowly draw an image, and the first team to buzz in and guess what it is correctly wins.

Why this needs to come back: With the addition of internet support there could be an infinite number of drawings to guess at. Users could even submit their drawings to a hub for others to download, making this a perfect title for Nintendo to break into the social gaming market with.

Shin Onigashima

Nintendo’s first text based adventure title has you taking control of Donbe and Hikari, a brother and sister duo on a quest to save their adopted parents from an evil dragon.

Why this needs to come back: It featured great music from Koji Kondo, is wildly different from most things Nintendo produces, and titles like Zack and Wiki show how much potential the adventure genre has on Wii. I would love to see this franchise brought back to life.

Devil World

What originally looks like a Pac Man clone, Devil World places you in control of a green dragon named Tamagon who is on a quest to take down the Devil. An interesting twist to the gameplay is the Devil’s ability to scroll the screen up, down, left or right. This can sometimes smash Tamagon, so you must be careful. Tamagon is able to shoot flames, but only after he picks up a cross. This is also the only time he can pick up the pellets littering the stage.

Why this needs to come back: This is the only title developed by famed game designer Shigeru Miyamoto that has not been released in the United States. Nintendo of America did not allow religious imagery in their games at the time, so this game did not make it over. With a fresh coat of paint this would be a great title for WiiWare or DSiWare.

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