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Feature: Obscure Series That Should Return on Wii U

Posted by Javier Santana Panero

Baby come back

Whenever a new system is announced, cyberspace is filled with wish lists of games that ought to be released faster than you can say Miyamoto. Very little is known so far about games coming to Wii U, so speculation is rife even though some classic series have already been heavily hinted at (Pikmin 3) or should be an announcement away (come on, F-Zero). Here's a selection of five lesser-known series that have slipped under the mainstream radar and would be excellent additions to the new console’s line-up.

StarTropics

A distant relative of both The Legend of Zelda and Mother series, the first StarTropics game thrusts average teenager-cum-hero Mike Jones into an island-hopping adventure in search of his uncle, which quickly descends into sci-fi territory with a hint of the absurd. The game was released for the NES in 1990 for Western audiences only, even though it was developed by Japanese designers living in the US, which probably accounts for the zany melange of Americana topics like alien abduction with your average Japanese joke about getting bananas stuck in your ears. A sequel, where Mike gets to travel through time and space meeting Cleopatra, da Vinci and other historical figures, was released so late into the life cycle of the NES that it faded into total obscurity.

Why now?

Resurrecting Pit for Kid Icarus: Uprising on 3DS proved Nintendo hadn’t closed the door to an NES oldie but goodie with uncharted potential. With the Zelda series teetering towards over-exposure and Shigesato Itoi’s refusal to expand the Mother universe, there has never been a better chance for StarTropics’ quirky sense of adventure to shine through.

Why Wii U?

StarTropics is the brainchild of Genyo Takeda, one of the revolutionary fathers of the Wii, and is one of the first and few Nintendo games that require some level of off-screen lateral thinking to proceed in the story — players had to dip a letter included with the original packaging of the game in water to reveal an in-game code. While it's unlikely any hypothetical sequels would ask to do the same — mostly because instruction booklets are seen as an unnecessary evil these days — Takeda must be fully aware of the meta-play possibilities of a controller armed with a gyroscope, an accelerometer, a microphone and a camera.

Ogre Battle series

This strategy RPG series started on the Super NES and has been absent from the gaming landscape for what it feels like an eternity, although a 2010 PSP remake of the second game of the saga (Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together) managed to bring its creator Yasumi Matsuno back from semi-retirement, which gives some hope that licence-holder Square Enix has not forgotten about it. Virtual Console releases of Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen and Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber help, too.

Why now?

A stats-fixated strategy game where players spend most of their time prepping for battles rather than fighting them is a hard sell in these days of instant gratification and short attention spans, but while other Japanese RPG sagas have descended into self-parody the Ogre Battle series has managed to preserve its mystical pedigree by virtue of its sparsity: only five games have been released in the last 19 years.

Why Wii U?

Iwata has pledged allegiance to the die-hard fans with Nintendo’s new console, so he would be a fool not to realise it doesn’t get any more hardcore than the Shakespearean pathos and anorak numbers of Ogre Battle. Even the hardware seems like a perfect match, with either the Wii Remote or the new touch screen controller being a natural fit for such a cursor-friendly series.

Mystical Ninja series

Technically speaking this isn’t a Nintendo property, but Goemon and his motley crew have a special relationship with the Big N — after all, their NES titles put them on the map in Japan while the seminal Super NES classic The Legend of the Mystical Ninja did the trick in the rest of the world, while some of the best entries in the series — the unhinged Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon and its underrated sequel — can be found on the Nintendo 64. At heart, the games are platformers with adventure elements interspersed, but what really sets them apart is their unique feudal Japan setting filled with anachronistic pop culture references and characters one sandwich short of a picnic.

Why now?

At a time when only the Rhythm Heaven series seems to be flying the flag for Japanese zaniness, a healthy dose of ninja cats, bunny men armies, operatic aliens and cross-dressing nuns is exactly what the current gaming world needs more of. That and an in-game laughing track to mark terribly written puns, of course.

Why Wii U?

Two words: Goemon Impact! If you have ever played the N64 games, you will know that the hilarious Power Ranger-styled mecha boss battles are a definite highlight. Just think of the delirium that motion controls à la Punch Out! could bring to the table. Konami, make it happen.

Viewtiful Joe

One of the infamous Capcom Five games developed exclusively for the GameCube, Viewtiful Joe was later ported to the PS2 much to the dismay of Nintendo’s fans, who had elevated it to cult status thanks to a combination of poor sales and a severe thirst for decent beat ’em ups on the system. And Joe was not just decent, but a whirlwind of a brawler, with deceptive retro looks and deep, expertly honed gameplay. It was also 2D before 2D became fashionable again, and so out-there it made an impression before its sequels diluted its inimitable essence.

Why now?

Although the Capcom studio in charge of the original game is history nowadays, most of its team transferred over to independent developer Platinum Games, headed by gaming royalty Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil) and Hideki Kamiya (Devil May Cry). Judging by Kamiya’s tweets, the relationship with Capcom, who retained all IP rights to the series, is less than cordial these days, making the chances of another Viewtiful Joe pretty slim. Rarer things have happened in the games industry though, and the inclusion of Joe as a playable character in both Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Ultimate All Stars and Marvel VS Capcom 3 suggests that even Capcom knows it has unfinished business with its goofy little superhero.

Why Wii U?

A quick look at Joe will suffice to realise his cartoon excesses are perfect for the Wii U, with saturated colours and cel-shading graphics to entice the younger audience and enough meat on the bone to satisfy more experienced players. Unlike Madworld (Platinum Games’ previous outing on the Wii), which struggled to find a completely satisfactory Wii Remote + Nunchuk control system, a Viewtiful Joe sequel would benefit from a traditional button and pad layout on Wii U’s new controller for a more organic experience.

Chibi Robo!

The first game in this off-beat series, starring a tiny domestic robot committed to helping humans like a good-willed Borrower, was released late into the GameCube’s lifespan to a collective shrug, unjustly sealing its fate with the general public. While it’s fair to say the Chibi-Robo! games are a bit rough around the polygonal edges, there's something strangely compelling in their kitchen sink storylines and slow-burn gameplay.

Why now?

Although the Chibi series hasn’t been completely consigned to oblivion (the last entry was a Japan-only DS game released in 2009), it's true that it hasn’t been awash with Nintendo’s attention in the way other IPs from the GameCube era have been. Save for a trophy appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, this dutiful house-robot has remained a cult figure, particularly in the West.

Why Wii U?

A New Play Control! Japanese re-release of the original Chibi-Robo! for the Wii a couple of years ago relied heavily on the Wii Remote (hinting at the point-and-click nature of the original concept for the series), a feature that could be taken even further on the Wii U. The Near Field Communication function of the new controller opens a whole world of possibilities, particularly in a game so closely related with everyday surroundings and electronic equipment. Will Chibi-Robo interact with our stereo in its next outing?

Those are some of our picks for lesser-known franchises worthy of a comeback on Wii U. What do you think, and what game series do want to see on Nintendo’s next home console?

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Shiryu

#1

Shiryu said:

Definetly F-Zero! Damn you Nintendo, 2003 was a LONG TIME AGO! Almost a decade in fact and its still my favourite game of all time. Anyway, great list, I would like to add another franchise that no one remembers any more (sadly neither does the ones who made it in the first place). I would ->LOVE<- to have a new ActRaiser on the Wii U. Can you imagine the possibilities of both having God fighting in the big screen while managing the world from the Sky Palace with the Wii U tablet as interface? You could summon elements in real time that would affect your battles below on the TV screen. Ah, a shame no one ever picks on my ideas...

KeeperBvK

#2

KeeperBvK said:

"a 2010 PSP remake of the second game of the saga (Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together)"

Tactics Ogre is not the same series as Ogre Battle, though. ;) They share the setting and all, but play vastly different.

Lunapplebloom

#3

Lunapplebloom said:

Of all the ones I think Star Tropics. It just clicks with me, and I like it's Zelda like design. Never finished it though.

Grackler

#4

Grackler said:

I am the best, yes, Impact...
Dash!Dash!Dash!
(I <3 Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon!)

DestinyMan

#6

DestinyMan said:

I think Ice Climber needs a comeback. The Ice Climbers have been in two Smash Bros. games while Pit got to be in one and he got his game coming out. It might not have to have the epic makeover that Kid Icarus got, but it can at least have a good game that could bring Ice Climber into the modern age. Even a downloadable game would be nice.

Alienfish

#9

Alienfish said:

If there's one thing that is clear in my mind, it's that every game would be perfect for the WiiU... as long as they put some analog triggers and circle pad buttons on that new controller.

Cia

#11

Cia said:

They are most likely gonna bring F-Zero on the Wii-U, because it's HD. They didn't make it for Wii, because it wouldn't have done anything new. Thank god they didn't ruin it with motion controls... they are just not precise enough for a game like F-Zero.

Fuzzy

#12

Fuzzy said:

Mystical Ninja and StarTropics for me. But it's always interesting to see what they do with a series that has been dormant for a while. Do they try and keep it like the originals, or try and innovate?

EDIT: Also what @NintyFan said. A WiiWare Ice Climbers would be a good fit. Also, another Adventure of Lolo would be great.

Emaan

#15

Emaan said:

HD Remakes are what I want. EarthBound maybe since we can't get any "new" additions to the series. I really want Ice Climbers to get a comeback also, it would be a great downloadable title. I'm hoping for F-Zero also, it just seems fitting with the HD graphics now.

FonistofCruxis

#19

FonistofCruxis said:

Nice article but most of those games don't interest me but Chibo-robo does. I may have to check out the GC one at some point. If only the NPC version got released in the west. The motion controls sound like a perfect fit for that game.
I agree with Nintyfan, a downloadable Ice climbers game could be interesting. Also, I would love to see remakes of the Mother trilogy. Those games look fantastic.

TheChosen

#22

TheChosen said:

Meh. Im getting tired of the constant "Remake this, bring that back" and all that. People cling too much into the past and always demand stuff like this, then get disappointed when it turns out to be not as good as "back in the day".

kdognumba1

#23

kdognumba1 said:

I've been having my eye on the Ogre Battle games for some time now. I really need to pick them up. Agree with this list btw.

coolvw93

#24

coolvw93 said:

i would definately play Ogre Battle if they made it on the wiiU. I also wouldnt mind seeing new Veiwiful Joe game.
I would really like to see a new Hey You Pikachu.... or even an new pokemon trading card video game would be awsome to see again

TrueWiiMaster

#25

TrueWiiMaster said:

I couldn't agree more about Chibi Robo. I had so much fun with the original Gamecube game I actually completed it 100%, something I rarely do. It also seems like just the type of game to find tons of innovations for the new controller. I still haven't gotten the second one, mainly because it was released exclusively through Wal-Mart and had very little to no advertising. I don't think I even knew it existed until I saw it on the shelf well after its commercial failure.

Pogocoop

#27

Pogocoop said:

I would love to see a new Elite Beat Agents game using the Tablet controllers touch screen...

Is that not obscure enough to mention here?

Knuckles

#28

Knuckles said:

I believe an epic F-Zero title is coming to Wii U and a F-Zero game coming to the 3DS. Same with Star Fox, but for the Wii U. Also, wheres our N3DS/Wii U Metroid Nintendo?

Sondheimist

#31

Sondheimist said:

I would be most interested in seeing "Star Tropics" and "Mystical Ninja" revived. "Ogre Battle" would also be cool, though I'm not as familiar with the series.

I recently started replaying the first Goemon game on the N64 and I've been having a blast with it - it's one of those "childhood favorites" that holds up very well today.

Lalivero

#33

Lalivero said:

@TheChosen It could also be seen as breathing some new life into (forgotten) Classics. They don't have to come full time like say Zelda or Mario, but at least pop up here and there in modern times.

@NintyFan One can only dream about a new Ice Climbers adventure, it seems. I would be crazy excited to see a revival of that series, even if it is a downloadable WiiWare or 3DSWare title. I would love to see it become a full fledged game even more though. Is it too much to ask for one modern Ice Climber title?

misswliu81

#35

misswliu81 said:

i think there was a forum post in the wii U section on less known games you want to see on the wii U or something. there were lots of interesting suggestions and ideas.

i'd love to see new viewtiful joe, darkstalkers, rival schools from capcom, fighting vipers, jet set radio from SEGA, as well as star tropics, earthbound, f-zero and golden sun to name but many.

shonenjump86

#36

shonenjump86 said:

I like Star Tropics. It's pretty hard though. Not a bad idea to make a new one. Viewtiful Joe I could not really get into. I don't even like using the character in any of the fighting games he's been on.

Lalivero

#37

Lalivero said:

@misswliu81 The Golden Sun series is among my absolute favorites; never get tired of playing them. I do wish the original was divided into 4 games though, with each being the journey to the next lighthouse. It was also sad to see Saturos and Menardi gone so soon. Even if they were a little too cruel, they made much better villians than Karst and Agatio. :/

shonenjump86

#38

shonenjump86 said:

@ misswliu81
A new Rival Schools would be great and there's a rumour that a new Darkstalkers is being made. I also would like to see Sega bring back Streets of Rage.

misswliu81

#39

misswliu81 said:

@Chriiis it has been a while since we got a golden sun game. but i'd be welcome to a new game, be it on the 3DS or wii U.

@shonenjump86 yes, i read about darkstalkers- i was excited about that announcement. i hope capcom brings it to the wii U, not just the 360 and PS3/PS vita. and streets of rage of one of my favourite beat em' ups, as well as SEGA franchises. would be cool to see streets of rage 4. :-)

LittleIrves

#40

LittleIrves said:

Holy cow the world needs another Chibi-Robo. Such a weird, funny, compelling game. And the tablet would be perfect. Imagine shifting to 1st-person and holding the controller up to the TV screen, enabling "robo-vision" or something, to find certain objects. Reminds me that I need to go back and finish my game...

seronja

#41

seronja said:

first return of F-zero, wave race and 1080 and then all these games mentioned in the article... i would also add okami to the list

MetalMario

#42

MetalMario said:

Honestly, I'd rather see a StarTropics 3 on 3DS, but I just really want a new StarTropics.

gojiguy

#44

gojiguy said:

F-Zero, Gotcha Force, Kirby Canvas Curse, Elite Beat Agents/Ouendan...

I could think of lots.

WolfRamHeart

#45

WolfRamHeart said:

If Kid Icarus can make a comeback then StarTropics can too. Please make it happen Nintendo! Oh and bring back Drill Dozer while you're at it too.

PK_Wonder

#49

PK_Wonder said:

Ice Climber. The ICs are two characters that have great potential for a Kirby-graphics vertical platformer, with much better physics.

sinalefa

#53

sinalefa said:

F Zero is one of the games that make the most sense for Wii U. Usually the F Zero games appear in Nintendo's most powerful systems to show off the hardware, so that would explain the recent omissions. And if for a time they will have the most powerful system in the market, and show off HD graphics running in 60 FPS at full throttle, no game would be better.

rastamadeus

#54

rastamadeus said:

@NintyFan I've been playing the rather fantastic Journey the last few days. I think Nintendo should have a crack at a similar sort of game. Except in the snow. With platforming. And Mii's in Ice Climber outfits (I say Mii as that way it can be as social as Journey and you could meet other Ice Climbers). I really think if they do it properly, and on 3DS, it could work and be a very interesting title.

Nintenbro

#55

Nintenbro said:

I would utterly love to see a remake of, "Jet Set Radio," because I never had the time to complete it on the Dreamcast. Plus, I think it's visual style would shine through very brightly in HD resolution. Or even on the Wii console for that matter.

Chrono_Cross

#56

Chrono_Cross said:

How is Viewtiful Joe an obscure game? Not only does it have multiple sequels but the original is far from obscure. Obviously.

Spoony_Tech

#57

Spoony_Tech said:

Wave Race and Blast Corps are my two biggest. Also haven't had a new star fox or advanced wars in a while.

WaveBoy

#58

WaveBoy said:

I found Viewtiful joe to be a lot more enjoyable than the 2nd...Maybe 'one' VJ was enough for me. :p

Anyways, I'm all for a StarTropics 3. While I loved the original, I still don't know if i wan't to give ST2 a try....It just looks so weak in comparison.

Marow

#59

Marow said:

Pokemon Snap. It would work perfectly with the controller as a camera!

VincentV

#62

VincentV said:

F-Zero deserves an Wii U eShop appearance. While I don't think it has what it takes to be a retail game these days (it seems stuck in limbo between the stuff that makes the cut for download and retail), it definitely deserves a downloadable game at the least these days. Come on Nintendo, make it happen.

BulbasaurusRex

#63

BulbasaurusRex said:

@TheChosen Punch-Out!! Wii, NBA Jam, Goldeneye Wii, New Super Mario Bros. (DS and Wii), and Mega Man 9 & 10 have all been great reboots, and every indication so far says that Kid Icarus: Uprising will be amazing.

@jibberlld5 I agree. We need a NEW Starfox game.

TwilightV

#65

TwilightV said:

Three franchises come to mind: Mole Mania, Shenmue and Space Channel 5.

Thought of two more! Golden Axe and Gauntlet. :3
if you hover your mouse pointer over your comment, you'll see the 'edit' link pop up :3 — TBD

Edit: Using a 3DS, but I got it! Thanks TBD!

NTELLIGENTMAN

#68

NTELLIGENTMAN said:

I totally agree with Viewtiful Joe because you could make a version similar to Double Trouble. But I also want to see the following games on the Wii U.

Gyromite: Use the screen to perform actions that effect the T.V. screen.

Geist: The game should allow you to play as two characters at once or allow you to see ghosts with the screen in front of the T.V.

Custom Robo: I don't know why. I just think you could something cool with the touch screen.

Pikmin: The touch screen should allow you to draw paths for your Pikmin.

Mega Man Battle Network: You should be able to sort through all your chips using the touch screen.

Poke'mon: Pick your moves using the touch screen while the T.V. stays clear.

Fire Emblem/Advance Wars: Move your 2D troops around on the bottom screen then watch the 3D battles take place in HD on the top screen.

Resident Evil 6: Access your items using the touch screen which will act as your briefcase.

Warioware D.I.Y. 2: Make games using the Wiimote, the touch screen, touch screen motion controls, use the tablet's camera as a magnifying glass, etc.

ogo79

#69

ogo79 said:

im gonna have to support this topic, i agree with StarTropics needing a third, and who doesnt want a Mother 4?
a new Double Dragon would be nice as well.
keep the retro coming. thanks.

TimboBaggins

#70

TimboBaggins said:

Legend of the Mystical Ninja on SNES is an excellent game. I want a sequel exactly like that - top down perspective, old school 2d sprites. I never was a fan of the N64 games. As far as ogre battle goes, it was so revered on snes because it was very rare - some cartridges used to go for like $50, maybe even higher now. But, it was never really that great of a game in the first place, just a collector's item. Ice Climbers would make a perfect download release, maybe played directly on the tablet. Viewtiful Joe would be awesome, and I'm open to Star Tropics, it sounds cool but I never played it.

paburrows

#71

paburrows said:

I would love a new Startropics, but I think that it would be better suited for the 3DS.

Retrogamer88

#73

Retrogamer88 said:

yeah some earthbound games on the wii or wii U VC would be nice,and a new ice climbers would be awsome and a new star tropics is what i would love to see happen so i agree with this article 100% and yes a new actraiser would be excellent because there were only two of those, and seeing how capcom is these days i dought there will be any new viewtiful joe games as much as i would love to see it happen, ogre battle would be so awsome on the wii U so what if mainstream gamers have an attention span of a child, and what about advance wars anybody? or wario ware? or even a new mach rider perhaps,

RonF

#76

RonF said:

Tactical Ogre would be a great fit, but then Nintendo own Intelligent Systems could bring Advance Wars and Fire Emblem to Wii U.

JimLad

#77

JimLad said:

My wishlist of retro returns is endless.
If Nintendo could just give us new Star Fox and F-Zero I'd be happy.
Viewtiful Joe with 2 (or more) player is also something I'd like to see.

WiiLovePeace

#78

WiiLovePeace said:

I would absolutely love new entries into the F-Zero, Wave Race & 1080 series', I don't know whether I'm gonna get a Wii-U or not (since I have too many consoles as it is) but would instantly buy one if any of those 3, or all of those 3 dreams of mine came true. C'mon Nintendo make it happen!

Sakura_Moonlight2421

#79

Sakura_Moonlight2421 said:

Still hoping for the Mother series to get a second chance. Or at least be released in Japanese like some of the Virtual Console games have been on the Wii shop.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#80

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

Viewtiful Joe and Chibi Robo would be brilliant. Chibi Robo appeared in a highly rated DSame in Japan didn't he? F-Zero and 1080 would be brill as well. You could argue they've ben forgotten.

Chazroughware

#82

Chazroughware said:

here are the top 7 [forgetton video game series] games i would like to see on the 3ds in 2013-2014
-Ice climbers 3d
-F-Zero 3d
-Double dragon 3d
-little nemo ~ dream master 3d
-punch out
-New metroid game for 3ds
-new megaman title

Bass_X0

#84

Bass_X0 said:

Super Mario Land 3 (Wario Land doesn't count).

Yes it does. Thats what Super Mario Land 3 is. And Super Mario 3D Land is the sequel to the GB Land games. Its not a forgotten obscure series right now. How about Super Mario Land 4 for the Wii U?

-new megaman title

Mega Man Legends 3?

CaPPa

#85

CaPPa said:

I don't think any of my picks are particulary obscure, in fact many seem like no brainers, but this is what I think would work well outside of the big 3 (Mario, Zelda, Metroid) and the games already confirmed.

F-Zero - an ideal showcase for the Wii U's graphical prowess.
Star Fox - as above.
Wave Race - only glossed over in WSR, could use the motion controls well.
Pilot Wings - because I love the series and Resort wasn't quite a complete installment.
Battallion Wars - ideal for the touch screen, traditional and motion controls.
Fire Emblem - strategy games and the controller screen seems like a good combination.
Pokemon Stadium - with support for at least 2 controllers.
Pokemon Snap - using the overlay ability.
Fatal Frame - the controller screen for the camera obscura would be incredible.

Luffymcduck

#88

Luffymcduck said:

No more Startropics please. I hated the first one a lot because of it´s controls and stupid dungeons (you have clear them at once or else all your work was useless unlike in Zelda´s. And after Game Over you start with 3 hearts and the crappiest weapon in the game.). Startropics 2 made some things even worce (I´m walking in the overworld, and fall in a hole 3 times in the same area, and I have to clear a mini dungeon 3 times, blargh). F-Zero should return and Sega should make. After all, they made easily the best F-Zero to date, GX. Viewtiful Joe 3 would be awesome as much as Starfox that´s as good as 64 one. And more Donkey Kong Country and a 3D Mario with open worlds like in 64 and Sunshine.

eviLaTtenDant

#90

eviLaTtenDant said:

Loved StartTopics back in the day. I think it would be great to have as a 3D Classic or a completely new entry in the eShop. It could look and play like the original (still have to get into StarTropics II :|). i just want the 3D effect used for it. It would fit and look beautiful imo.
The move to a to a full polygonal StarTropics game would also be beautiful imo. The boss fights reminded me a bit of Punch-Out!! so maybe its graphical style would fit well too.


For Chibi Robo i think there'd be two interesting scenarios.
1) A nice little clean energy company is in danger of going bankrupt. They're all very warm-hearted persons, just a bit out of it. Chibi would help them by plugging cables in where they belong, finding stuff they lost, ...
When things are working more in their favour it's revealed there's a saboteur in their lines who helped causing the chaos. He finds out about Chibi and wants to get rid of him, but Chibi fights off all his attempts and ends up victorious. :)

2) Mankind has nearly destroyed itself. Seemingly all that's left is one giant wasteland of technology, a young man and a young woman. They build themselves a shelter and Chibi helps 'em. For whatever reason he repairs the computer and they get an e-mail from another surviving group who's an another island. They now work together and rebuild all the fine things that were lost before.


A new Kickle Cubicle game would be awesome too. I don't mind if it's just a remake, this game was too awesome and needs more attention. The touchscreen of the WiiU and / or the 3DS would be a great use for a level editor. Great eShop game in my opinion.

PS: Ogre Battle could also benefit from online quite a lot.
PPS: Of course it would also be great to see a new great entry of StarFox and maybe even Mother.

Olaf-symbiote

#93

Olaf-symbiote said:

StarTropics and its sequel are probably my favorite NES games, they were very well-crafted, witty, and really challenging. I loved all the dialog and the dungeons were very memorable. I would say both StarTropics 1 and 2 were equally great, and I don't get this talk of ST2 being inferior.

I've been dying for a StarTropics 3, but so far Nintendo hasn't released a third entry in this magnificent series, which could change with the Wii U, as the article noted. Whichever way the series would take on a new console doesn't really matter, as long as it provides that familiar StarTropics feeling. I can only hope Mike Jones gets his long-overdue third adventure.

SparkOfSpirit

#94

SparkOfSpirit said:

StarTropics by Retro Studios is my personal dream.

But I would count out Goemon. Konami has all but forgotten about it and Nintendo now even owns the Goemon team who is now named "Good-Feel"- makers of such gems like Kirby's Epic Yarn and Wario Land: Shake It!

MeloMan

#95

MeloMan said:

NL, if I've never said it before, I LOVE you guys... seriously. You have honored the long forgotten and horribly treated StarTropics. Yes, this NEEDS to come back... I'd be just satisfied with HAL sticking him in the SSB series as a fighter. Mystical Ninja.... the humor, the robot battles, the co-op play need to NEVER leave, I could play those games forever... PLLLAAAASSMMMAAAA!!!, lol. And Viewtiful Joe... how short your existence was, but oh how entertaining. Oh and Ogre Battle — after the N64 classic, it's the one that got me into strategy RPGs, and it's real-time maps plus strategy fights are a combo that's rarely seen and extremely fun. I think I beat that game like 7 times or so.

Ok, back to my world of dreams where I can only hope for follow ups :(

ThreadShadow

#96

ThreadShadow said:

Strictly Nintendo:

Star Tropics
Ice Climbers
What happened to the 1080 series? Balance board/motion controls say hello!
Kirby's Dreamcourse has so much sequel potential.
Pilotwings

And personally I'd like to see it revealed that Waluigi is actually Stanley from DK3.

lonlon-milker

#97

lonlon-milker said:

I'm kinda tied of playing old remakes of exitebike. I think exitebike vs machrider is a good idea.

WhiteTrashGuy

#98

WhiteTrashGuy said:

Give me F-ZERO, STAR FOX, and a remake or sequel to SNATCHER. The new controller would be amazing for racing and flight games. And let SNATCHER use the Wii U remote for detective work while sporting a WiiMote for the shootouts. I still have my Sega CD copy!

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