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Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect for Wii U

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Easy wins and fan favourites

In a turn of events that shouldn't surprise any followers of Nintendo, an anonymous source of reasonable repute has recently been quoted as stating that a big-name HD remaster is on the way to Wii U in 2015. We'd suggest this isn't too far off from saying something rather obvious such as "Nintendo is making games that haven't been announced yet", such is the business logic that makes HD re-releases / remasters a likelihood. They can, given the right material, represent an easy win for the company.

It's perhaps remarkable that we've had so few of these HD titles to date. The success-story and only prominent example is The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD; as of the most recent formal update from Nintendo, it had sold 1.22 million copies up to 31st March this year. At that time it was the sixth-highest selling game on the system, and one that had certainly been appreciated by dedicated fans of the company. Wii Sports Club has also been released at retail, but with little fanfare and after a fairly underwhelming staggered release on the Wii U eShop.

Nintendo was keen to emphasize that a great deal of effort went into The Wind Waker HD — upgrading visuals, tweaking mechanics and story progression, implementing Wii U features, these were all cited improvements. The company did a fine job, too, but let's also be completely up front and honest — it's a lot easier to produce a HD remake / remaster than an all-new game, and these titles can be invaluable for filling release gaps.

In light of this rumour and the business sense of using HD remasters to fill out the Wii U library in 2015, we thought we'd pick five examples that we feel are natural choices. To be clear, we've opted for GameCube and Wii titles only; there's good reason for this, as the iterative and similar infrastructure from GameCube to Wii and then to Wii U should in theory allow for easier development. We've seen some requesting Nintendo 64 classics, for example, and while that would be terrific it would also necessitate more work to bring them up to modern standards. If the angle here is that these are relatively quick, easy projects to satisfy fans, Nintendo 64 games don't work.

We've also included at least one example that will prompt reactions of "it doesn't need another re-release". While a fair argument, we feel that some experiences would simply be fantastic when utilising the capabilities of the Wii U, and if it's good enough for The Last of Us Remastered on PS4 to achieve sales success, then the longer delay in releases for all of our suggestions are more than justified. We've also tried to incorporate a mix of sure-fire hits and others that would provide a valuable testing ground for more neglected franchises.

So, let's get on with it.

If this compilation doesn't happen in the next 12-18 months we'd be rather amazed, especially as it'd also represent an opportunity to show a fairly generous spirit in offering both at a standard retail price. The upgrade would look terrific, even though these games were among the most gorgeous on Wii, while some work would perhaps be needed to introduce a 'Wii U mode' for those that'd rather use a GamePad than a Wii Remote and Nunchuk. Star bits could gravitate to Mario naturally rather than be gathered with the Wii Remote, and some gravity-based puzzled that utilise the pointer could be re-worked to incorporate the GamePad's touch screen. Multiple control options would be welcome, in any case.

This release would break the trend of one 3D Mario game per system, but as a reaction to the times and in the quest to give the Wii U a steady flow of games, it may be the moment to bend that rule.

In our defensive introduction that served up the example of The Last of Us Remastered, we were referencing this entry. It'd be a re-release of a compilation, admittedly, but would nevertheless scratch an itch for a franchise that — as far as confirmed projects go — is on ice. That's not to say that a new Metroid game isn't in development right now, but this would fill a gap much in the sense that The Wind Waker HD has helped keep Zelda fans happy as they await the all-new game in the series.

Controls could surely incorporate dual analogue easily thanks to those GameCube origins, with the Wii's pointer option also included, and upgrading the visuals further into HD could breath new life into these classic first-person adventures. Combining the progress and improvements of the Wii release with the Wii U's capabilities would bring us the truly definitive version and the first true Metroid experience in HD.

Nintendo continually renews its trademark on Eternal Darkness, though needs to make use of it in the next couple of years before it's lost. A HD version of the innovative, immersive GameCube title could be the simplest way to do just that, with Nintendo having a range of development partners and second-party studios that could perhaps take on the work. It's still a terrific experience, and would benefit from an overhaul and modern-day improvements; assuming Nintendo's trademark and property ownership converts to having the rights to re-release this game without the input of original developers Silicon Knights, this could be an ideal way to bring the franchise back to life and introduce it to a new audience.

We're very aware that some F-Zero fans would be horrified at this version getting the remaster treatment ahead of its predecessors but, again, we're looking at the easiest, most realistic options. Nintendo has an ongoing and strong relationship with Sega, so a collaboration to take the GameCube title and spruce it up for the Wii U is not beyond the realms of possibility. The F-Zero franchise has been on hiatus for too long, and this could be a relatively low-risk way to test the market and see how many sales could be generated. Perhaps some tweaks to mechanics and difficulty would be handy, too.

This is another franchise that's been left in the cold waters since this title launched with the GameCube. Though aspects of its gameplay would need to be tweaked, a visual upgrade would certainly play well with this one; its visuals were highly praised when first released. We had a taste of jet ski racing in Wii Sports Resort, while download-only effort Aqua Moto Racing Utopia from Zordix AB will attempt to tap into the market. From Nintendo's perspective this could be an ideal budget retail release in the summer months, filling a gap in the dreaded July drought that occurs most years.

So those are just five picks that we think would make sense as HD re-releases in 2015. Let us know which of these you'd like the most in the poll below, and share your overall thoughts — as always — in the comments section.

Which of these HD Remasters would you most like to see on Wii U? (946 votes)

Super Mario Galaxy 1 + 2


Metroid Prime Trilogy


Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem


F-Zero GX


Wave Race: Blue Storm


None of them!


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AlexOlney said:

I'd love the opportunity to play Galaxy with a Pro Controller, as unlikely as it is.



unrandomsam said:

F-Zero GX with Analog Control and Online would be basically perfect. (Ideally with a custom wheel based on the AX one).



Rezalack said:

As much as I'd like to see Galaxy in HD, I'm voting Eternal Darkness. Simply because Mario has already had and will keep seeing releases in HD. Eternal Darkness on the other hand, well.. we'll be lucky if we ever even get a decent sequel.



HarryK said:

I had to go with Metroid, even though I also have my fingers crossed for Galaxy.

I hope it's an older game though. Something from the N64 era with a completely new feeling thanks to the visuals. Majora's Mask would be my favorite by far.



sinalefa said:

No Skyward Sword or Twilight Princess makes this a fail in my eyes

But I go to Push Square to complain about so many ports on PS4, so it would be hypocritical to support them here. I do feel that the jump from SD to HD is bigger than the PS3 to PS4, though.

Yet I like how Nintendo is not filling their system with tons of remasters, partly for being the only current console with backwards compatibility.



Nintendo_Ninja said:

F-Zero seems like the best option. Mario Galaxy and Prime Trilogy are too recent and F-Zero needs love.



OneBagTravel said:

I'm torn between Metroid Prime Trilogy and Mario Galaxy 1+2.

I just picked up Metroid Prime Trilogy and enjoy it immensely.



Insect_Prince said:

I'd much rather see GameCube HD remasters as I missed a load of them and can play Wii games on Wii U anyway.



Yosher said:

Much as I'd like to vote for Galaxy 1+2, those games are still too fresh in my memory and I'd rather have these remastered on the next Nintendo console. For now I'm voting F-Zero, because it's been WAY too long since we got an F-Zero game, and I'd take even a remake of this gem if they're not gonna bother with a new game otherwise.



Mega719 said:

I'm pretty sure whatever the remaster is the internet would go into a frenzy with speculation of a new game of that series ,afterall Wind Waker HD was made to ease the wait for Zelda Wii U. Surprised you haven't mention Star Fox Adventure would would look great today it may appeal to gamers more as 3D transitions have been much more successful. Instead of Sanity Nintendo should revive Shadow of the Externals the apparent successor in it's original form



outburst said:

Eh, Nintendo just released SMG2 Selects last June. Come on, choose another else. Plus, you can still play Wii games on the Wii U, Nintendo just needs to re-release them (Selects. I'm looking at you Radiant Dawn and Pikmin 1&2). More GameCube HDs!



Spoony_Tech said:

I just think the Prime series looks good enough to stand on its own. Mario would benefit the most and the others aren't popular enough for a make over really. Maybe except for Eternal Darkness. Now that I would buy again!



bezerker99 said:

Resident Evil!!

Oh wait, that's already being remade on other platforms. #skippingWiiU



FragRed said:

I don't think Nintendo will do an F-Zero remaster. Don't know if there would be enough Wii U sales from such a game. Also Nintendo are still pushing Mario Kart 8, and another racing game may take away potential sales.

I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be something like Mario Sunshine. It won't be a Zelda title as there already is a new game in that franchise coming next year.



DarkKirby said:

Metroid Prime Trilogy was actually a freaking limited release. OF COURSE THAT ONE.

I plan to never play the Galaxy games again.



gage_wolf said:

Wha? You can, play Galaxy 1 + 2, and the Prime trilogy on your Wii U already and they look great, albeit not HD. Come on voters!



Spoony_Tech said:

What about Twilight Princess. Of all the games listed above that would benefit the most from an HD make over.



Jake_homs said:

Neat choices. I love Super Mario Galaxy 1+2 the most, but I'd also vote for Beyond Good and Evil. Incredible game that deserves more love.



ACK said:

F-Zero GX. All day, all year, all life. I still play the it regularly and will frantically scoop up two copies on release.

That said, Eternal Darkness makes too much sense regarding the rumor. Problem is, the gameplay needs a serious overhaul and the game itself may be better served as a full-on remake rather than a simple remaster. Actually I think a remake could be an excellent jump-start for the franchise... I don't' think a remaster will do that.



allav866 said:

I just bought Metroid Prime Trilogy. If it were remade for Wii U, I'd be more frustrated than anything!



ACK said:

Also, I'm surprised Xenoblade Chronicles isn't getting much mention.



Great_Gonzalez said:

I know it's not a Nintendo game but it is a gamecube game and my favourite of all time..

Oh dear god please!! Skies of Arcadia HD sobs PLEASE!!



TwilightOniAngel said:

I am shocked paper mario thousand year door is not on this list,That game is amazing it deserves a spot than wave racer.



Tsurii said:

Argh...that's the worst line-up, you could've thought of...I just can't decide. I want all of them

I think what I want most would be F-Zero and the Prime Trilogy, tho. It's really friggin' difficult. Guess I won't be able to vote like this



FullbringIchigo said:

Skyward Sword, although how the sword work would be done could be a struggle unless it was mapped to the right stick ala flick it left to do a leftwards swipe

also Skies of Arcadia Legends would be great, a fantasic RPG could do the Wii U well
Luigis Mansion still a good game and the gamepad could make it better (also would be ok with a 3DS version too)
Super Mario 64 (with Super Mario 3D World graphics) it's Mario 64 nuff said
Sonic Colours, great little gem (also a Wii U version of Unleashed and Generations would be nice too)
Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes, "My god it's Metal Gear"

also some ports of some older games ala Mass Effect 1 & 2, Devil May Cry HD & 4, Metal Gear HD 4 and Ground Zeroes (plus The Phantom Pain would be nice) and some of the PS2 Final Fantasy's

oh and Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2 as well (I know wishful thinking but a guy can dream)



retropunky said:

Totally agree. Most Wii titles can be picked up cheap too.

I say bring some Gamecube remasters like Star Fox Assault, Luigi's Mansion, F-Zero GX, Mario Sunshine, Custom Robo, Fire Emblem, or Mario Strikers to name a few.



Remisio said:

I'd love for them to do remasters of the Metroid Prime Trilogy and Eternal Darkness, because they'd be great games to not have to pay 100+$ for.

Speaking of Games I don't want to pay over 100$ for, another one I'd like would be Fire Emblem Radiant Collection including: Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn. Reworking the voice acting (GODDAMMIT MIST) and maybe adding some extra content. It could be a sort of work up to the SMTXFE that we haven't heard about in so long. Also apparently quite a few people didn't know Ike worked out between the 3 year cycle after PoR and before RD and were oh so surprised by his design in the new Smash.

Any of the 3 I'd love, mainly Metroid and FE though. And they can both work as build ups for games we pretty much know are coming (unlike Eternal Darkness).



AG2014 said:

Why would Nintendo Remaster a Wii game for the Wii U if it's backwards compatible with the Wii to begin with?!



Howser said:

You almost had me at WaveRace until it was Blue Storm instead of the original.
Something about Blue Storm seemed soulless to me, compared to the original.



DarkAvenger said:

why f zero gx? i prefer F zero X ... is the best without a doubt, it has a badass spirit, the music is perfect, even the car select music is brutal... f zero gx destroyed all that, maybe is great technically but a remake of F zero X would obviously improve that



ThomasBW84 said:

@abbyhitter I think with Wind Waker HD already out and a new Zelda game coming (apparently) in 2015, it would be absolutely bonkers to release another Zelda remake!



allav866 said:

F-Zero GX could offer much more than the other games.

  • Online races
  • Miiverse Integration, allowing one to share custom vehicles, including decals
  • HD-rendered character videos
  • 5-player local races using GamePad
  • Map on GamePad screen when racing against 4 or fewer friends locally
  • F-Zero AX mode


ThomasBW84 said:

@AG2014 To utilise the system's greater power, control schemes, plug them to a new audience? I do see your point though, but I don't think that's a big concern when trying to fill out the library and keep the 2015 lineup nice and busy.



UnseatingKDawg said:

"This release would break the trend of one 3D Mario game per system"

They already did that on the Wii with Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2...



ricklongo said:

Luigi's Mansion would be my choice given the parameters of the article. From those options, I vote for Mario Galaxy. I haven't even played Mario Galaxy 2 yet, since I'm completely sick of motion controls.

Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword would be at the top of my list, as well.



originaljohn said:

There is loads of Mario on Wii U. I'd go for Eternal Darkness but looking over to my GameCube games, I'd have to admit there is so much more that should be released in HD



Einherjar said:

Galaxy = Well, the two games look spectacular as they are already, i doubt that they could so much better in HD. Maybe as a budle or as a mashup remix, mixing both games together (With joshi playable in G1 stages etc)
They also could benefit from a more flexible controll scheme.

MP Trilogy = The visor perspective alone could benefit from the better graphical power from the WiiU, immersing you as a player even more. Other than that, like with the galaxy games, they still look exceptionally good these days.

Eternal Darkness = Never played it. Skip.

F-Zero GX = This games lives and dies by its visuals. It could greatly benefit from sharper, more crisp visuals and the added power could result in an even faster experience.

Wave Race = Never played it, but with a more dynamic water engine and better physics, this could be a blast.



FragRed said:

I assume that if Nintendo are looking to fill out the 2015 lineup for the Wii U, that they are doing more than one HD remake and that they'll be announcing them before they year is out.

As I said earlier, Super Mario Sunshine would make the most sense and was the game many people thought would be announced at E3. A Metroid remake isn't out the question considering it would fulfil both the market want for a new title and add another mature game to the Wii U library.



DarkCoolEdge said:

No freaking remasters, please. I want new games.

Well, I do want Majora's Mask 3D, but that's it.



cornishlee said:

I understand why it's not listed but frankly the only Nintendo HD remake I'd be interested in right now would be Twilight Princess.



FragRed said:

@DarkCoolEdge I think for now Nintendo has announced all the new games they can realistically make at any one time for a console. So I can understand why they would do more HD remakes.



mainstream05 said:

I'm torn between Super Mario Galaxy 1+2 and Metroid Prime Trilogy. I've never played SMG2, but I'd love to. On the other hand, having played MPT on the Wii, it's hard not to wish it were bumped up to HD graphics.



FX29 said:

Metroid Prime trilogy by far, a Zelda HD collection would also be nice.



WilliamK said:

Super Mario Galaxy 1 + 2 Oh yeah!!!! I own both on the Wii, but now I just don't play those anymore, since they look funky on my big screen TV. ( Not to mention that somehow I no longer like the Wiimote combo... I love the Gamepad as a controller now, but that's just me.



SethNintendo said:

No... Just please no... Just make a new game. Screw the remasters. If I want to play any of those games then I would play them on their respected systems.



Darknyht said:

I would love to see an HD re-release of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles on Wii U with both online multiplayer support and local multiplayer with 3DS connectivity.

Despite having just purchased a used copy of Xenoblade Chronicles, I would also love to see it get an HD treatment as part of the Xenoblade Chronicles X release.



Inkling said:

I wouldn't be surprised if these are filler so there isn't another games drought



GraveLordXD said:

The wii u is backwards compatible so I see no use for most of the games on the list
I rather see a true remaster of the original legend of Zelda in a 3D world like the modern games
Why in the hell do any of us want to see skyward sword, twilight princess or the galaxy games remastered is beyond me just go buy the game for like $10 and play it in the wii u. They play and look fine we don't need remastered games from last Gen and we don't need a port of another port!



Remisio said:

@FullbringIchigo I support all these games that are extremely unlikely to make it...

My dreams are crushed the moment I wish for a third party remake/port. Like let's say te Metal Gear Saga collection would be a great thing to port. But it's depressing. Sega! Give us Skies of Arcadia Legends HD and a port of Valkyria Chronicles amongst other poopoodoodoocacapoopledoopledoggiepoople!! ID BUY IT.



Grumblevolcano said:

Galaxy 1 and 2 are too new for a remaster imo, Metroid Prime Trilogy is already a release and I dislike remasters of remasters. Haven't played Eternal Darkness or Wave Race Blue Storm so I went for F-Zero GX.

I honestly think the most likely option is Super Mario Sunshine due to that it can be tweaked a bit to make it better like with Wind Waker and also everyone seems to like the references in recent games (e.g. Sunshine Airport is one of the few tracks which are chosen too often on Mario Kart 8 online). As for other options that seems rather likely:

  • Luigi's Mansion (Dark Moon is 1 of the few games sold over 1 million copies on 3DS)
  • Twilight Princess (In case of Zelda U delay to 2016)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles (Very hard to find the game to buy at a decent price and Xenoblade Chronicles X is meant to be coming 2015)
  • Paper Mario TTYD, possibly with N64 Paper Mario included (Smash stage and hard to find at decent price)


hYdeks said:

If they re-released Metroid Prime Trilogy for Wii U, I would easily go out and buy a Wii U just for that. A Super Mario Galaxy Collection would be awesome as well



GreatPlayer said:

Mario Galaxy were not that old. If people have the Wii version will a large number of them spend money to buy the Wii U version?

Actually I want to try Yakuza. Majora's Mask may be good too. Skyward Sword may be good (just because I really want to get it and I have not played them)...



Zobocop said:

If an F-Zero GX HD happened, I say leave the difficulty alone. It's probably the hardest game ever made this side of 4th gen, but damn is rewarding when you beat story chapters on Very Hard mode or unlock the AX cup.



Jarod said:

actually playing prime 3 right now and cant help but think about how amazing it would look with an overhaul I remember when it first came out and i thought it looked comparable to 360/ps3 games turns out i was pretty wrong haha



aaronsullivan said:

HD remasters are perfect filler for the Wii U. It needs to have more games and many gamers missed the real games on Wii.

This list is pretty good, too.

Metroid Prime Trilogy would be a dream but as with all these games it's such a tough balance. Do you up the texture resolution because that is probably very time consuming unless you have original assets at a higher rez (and few of these projects have those, I'm betting). You want these to be big leaps without tons of work ideally.

The problem with the Prime games is there are so many technically tricky locations and unique shaders that you'd either want to tweak or at least check to make sure everything works the way it should in great detail. Seems like tough work, but I'd buy it.

Mario Galaxy is ideal because jaggies are the ONLY problem with the visuals. It would look beautiful. Plus the textures are mostly line art so much easier to up-rez.

Love Wave Race but the N64 version was so much more fun. :/

However, though I think this is an ideal time for these HD remasters to happen in the life of the Wii U and I'll take 'em all, I really want the N64 classics to get upgraded.



Grumblevolcano said:

@Zobocop Sapphire Cup on Master, Sand Ocean Lateral Shift and Chapter 7 on Very Hard were downright annoying! Though I agree about keeping the difficulty, maybe add the AX mode (the arcade machine version) in there as an alternative.



GraveLordXD said:

Remastering anything from the NES - GameCube I can understand but not last Gen games
As much as I love metroid I rather see them remaster metroid 2 than prime less time consuming and return of Samus can use an upgrade prime is perfectly fine as is
Also as others mentioned I also rather a Mario sunshine remaster than galaxy
To me it makes much more sense I can still pop in and play galaxy on my wii u right now so I don't see the point



aaronsullivan said:

@Jarod You weren't really wrong. The games at the time of Prime 3's release were comparable. The resolution was worse, but the assets were better than most (lower polygons hidden well most of the time) and the shaders were surprisingly comparable. Of course as first person shooters go, if you buy into the wii remote controls they are SO much better than any dual stick FPS on the PS3 and 360.

Over time the PS3 and 360 games really got pushed much further and the gap widened, however.



Daruncic said:

F-Zero, because I have too many controllers and not enough of them are smashed against my wall or stabbed through my leg...



Alucard83 said:

None of them. To be honest to me Super Mario Galaxy was just a big let down. I didn't like the whole 3D thing. It just didn't feel right for me to play that way. So for me it's a game that should be forgotten.

However I would love to see Star Fox adventures HD remasterd. That is one of the best Gamecube title if you ask me. I loved it very very much!



aaronsullivan said:

Yes, a new Metroid-Zero-style treatment to GB's Metroid 2 would be fantastic, if that's what you're talking about. This should have been done a long time back in my estimation. Thing is, I'd like it on the Wii U eShop rather than the 3DS, but I'll take it either way.

The 1st 2 Prime games did start on the GameCube, though. But I guess it was remastered once already, so...



DuggyFresh said:

Luigi's Mansion and/or Super Mario Sunshine bundled together as HD remakes. That is all.



GraveLordXD said:

@aaronsullivan yes exactly! Also zelda 2 that game Imo was great but had some issues and can sure use a overhaul
Lol its probably just me but if Nintendo remastered all of their old school classics I'd buy every one of them
I'm cool with remakes here and there but not something that just recently came out like what's happening with the ps4



Der_Eisenkaiser said:

I think that all of these would make perfect candidates for HD remasters. Especially the Super Mario Galaxy and Metroid Prime Trilogy games.



SphericalCrusher said:

I would buy all of them. If I had to pick one, I would go with Metroid Prime Trilogy HD since we already have HD Mario.



Whopper744 said:

Majoras Mask. It will never happen though. If it is remade it'll be on the 3DS like OOT sadly. An HD realistic Majoras Mask with other upgrades would be awesome.



NintendoFan64 said:

I kinda want to see a Mario Sunshine remake. I mean, that was the game that made me a Nintendo fan, so just the thought of it being remade makes me rather happy.



earthboundlink said:

Definitely should focus less on the Wii library (which is already playable on Wii U) and more on the GCN library. I also don't think N64 rehashes are out of the question for 3DS, since Nintendo has already done Ocarina of Time and Starfox 64. Bringing them to life on Wii U in HD would indeed take some work though.

So focusing on the GCN library, I think out of this group, F-Zero is my top choice, but agree with others that Mario Sunshine and Starfox Adventures would be great. I think Pikmin 1 and 2 would be great. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door might work and not be too difficult to pull off. I don't think it will be another Zelda game (they've already released OoT3D, WWHD, LbW recently and Hyrule Warriors is coming soon), but it's probably going to be within one of the big franchises with playable Smash Bros. characters.

What about an HD 2D game from the olden days (a la DuckTales remastered)? There's a ton of room for awesome sauce there.



SmithJurd said:

Hi Nintendo Life, your personal opinions designed to elicit discussion amongst your readership are rubbish!! Please get new opinions, preferably something more obvious!

Personally I would love to see The Last Story in HD... Not Nintendo I know but was a Wii exclusive



Megapokepaul said:

I reaaaallllyyyy think that the remaster Will be pokemon colosseum it s logical cause :
1_ pokemon is the best selling game on nintendo consoles after mario and seing the number of 3ds that sold at thé release of X and Y i think it can move a lot of Wii u s A LOT.
2_ pokemon colosseum is the best pokemon games on home consoles .
3_ there is no actual pokemon game on Wii u except for rumble.
4_ remasters are usually from game cube wich is the case with colosseum.



SanderEvers said:


I want NEW games!

NO Galaxy remake. Either a new galaxy game, or no galaxy game at all.
NO Metroid Prime Re-Remake, I got the Wii Remake and the GameCube games. I don't want another remake!
NO F-Zero GX Remake. I hated the original, and I want a new Game!
NO Eternal Darkness remake, I want a new game.
NO WaveRace remake. Or new game, I don't like the series.



aaronsullivan said:

@LDXD @Alucard83
The Mario Galaxy games might be too soon, but I'm interested if Super Mario 3D World is making progress with bringing all those people that didn't buy into Mario 64 and on 3D Marios. Galaxy HD could be a cheap litmus test.

The timing is bad for a Star Fox Adventures HD, however. A proper Star Fox with actual dogfighting is being made for the Wii U now and that awkward mish-mash would send the wrong message about the brand, IMO.



Jason723 said:

They wouldn't remake Galaxy, the Wii U can play Wii games, so maybe they'll remake it for their next system. I think Super Mario Sunshine will get an HD remake. They could also remake Super Mario 64, and call it Super Mario All Stars 2.



Vriess said:

The poll lacks the option "all of the above and more".

On the top of my list is Twilight Princess, but with controller support, like the GC version.



aaronsullivan said:

@SanderEvers and those with the same no-remake-new-games-instead message
HD Remasters take far less resources and can even bring new teams up to speed with the Wii U hardware. New games are coming anyway and the most talented people wouldn't be taken away from them. It could be VERY healthy for the platform to have more attractive games coming. After all, if you haven't played it, it's new to you.



earthboundlink said:

@aaronsullivan Waverace64 was so much better than Blue Storm. I mean, Blue Storm was okay, but it was just... too much or something. Too many characters/coaches, etc. It's like it was trying to be F-Zero on jet skis. The original was just so calm and intense at the same time. One of my top 5 games from the 64 era. I don't even think I want an HD remake. A 3D remake, however...



TwilightOniAngel said:

@nik1470 I don't even care if nintendo released paper mario thousand year door as a VC version or a remastered verson of it.I just want to play it again that's how much i love that game.



Krambo42 said:

"This release would break the trend of one 3D Mario game per system, but as a reaction to the times and in the quest to give the Wii U a steady flow of games, it may be the moment to bend that rule."

Didn't the Mario Galaxy games already do that?

Anyway, I wouldn't buy any of these. I didn't really like the Mario Galaxy games, I don't think the Metroid games need an HD upgrade (they already look great), I loved Eternal Darkness but don't have any interest in playing it again, I never cared much for Wave Race, and, well, F-Zero would be pretty cool, but I seriously doubt they'd ever do that.



SanderEvers said:

@aaronsullivan However I did play most of those games, and I don't feel like buying them again.

Remakes of Wii games are pointless anyway since you can play those on the Wii U. Remakes of GC games that didn't sell good to begin with are also pointless, those won't ship any new consoles. And annoy the fans that already played the original games.



IceClimbers said:

I'd rather see a Super Mario Sunshine remake than a Galaxy remake, though I absolutely love Galaxy.

I want to see Xenoblade Chronicles remade. The game is hard to find and is one of the only Wii games that I can justify having a remake on Wii U.

I think we will see 1 HD remaster at most next year, and then we'll also see Majora's Mask 3D because it can fill in the 3DS's lineup and over half the work is already done because of OoT3D. Plus people are asking for that one.



AJWolfTill said:

Galaxy plays on the Wii U already and looks great as it is. I'd be amazed if there were many Wii U owners who haven't already picked this up who would do so. Sunshine is a more interesting option.

Metroid Prime and Eternal Darkness would both be awesome although neither would be things I would invest in as I've already played those to death.
I haven't played F Zero GX or Blue Storm so I guess I'd consider those.

I think a Rogue Squadron HD collection would be enticing though.



TrueWiiMaster said:

I think Xenoblade would make an excellent addition to this list. An HD remake could fix the popping and aliasing troubles of the Wii version, while also making a rare game (in America at least) easier to obtain.

And, though I'm probably in the minority, I'd actually prefer a remake of Mario Sunshine over a remake of the Galaxy games. The exotic and bright locales would really benefit from an HD version, just as they did in Wind Waker.

Other than those two, and maybe a Metroid Prime Trilogy remake, I'm more interested in Gamecube and N64 games coming to the Wii U in any form, HD or Virtual Console, and new games in existing but neglected franchises (Metroid, Endless Ocean, F-Zero, Chibi Robo, etc).



BakaKnight said:

I was actually writing a comment about how a nonsense remasters are, then I remembered Nintendo so far only did Wind Waker.
It's not that I changed mind... it's just that on other platforms the "remasters" are even for games not even a year old, it's ridicoulus DX
But if Nintendo is gonna keep "remastering" old titles of the Gamecube era or older it's a whole different story; those are gems nearly impossible to find nowaday.
Offering a new chance to players for experience those games would be just amazing ^o^

(True enough we already have the VC actually, but if a game of the N64 would get a whole restyle it would look tempting even if the old graphic version is cheaper on the WiiWare XP).



KillScottKill said:

None of the above. Why even bother naming games that are in the Wii library and can already be played on the Wii U? You know it's not gonna happen. Common sense.

If I had to pick one game to get an HD remake, it's Luigi's Mansion.



SanderEvers said:

@ZenTurtle The WindWaker is an amazing remake and improves a lot from the original game. It's not just a HD remaster. Like The Last of Us Remastered on the PS4, I don't get why that got a 10/10 on Pushsquare since it's not that much better than the PS3 version.



Emaan said:

Where is Twilight Princess? That game NEEDS to be remade. Unlike Wind Waker, the art style hasn't aged well at all.

If we're getting a Super Mario Galaxy 3 at some point, I'd rather have that than remakes of the first two. They look fine as it is on the Wii.

Same goes for the Metroid Prime games, give us a new one instead.

Also, if Nintendo is done making new F-Zero and Wave Race games and HD remakes are our only chance at "new" games happening in these series then I would definitely want Wii U versions of those.



Achoo said:

M Sunshine or F-Zero GX for me. I think Metroid Prime might be a bit dated by now. First person shooters have come a long way since. It would still be good, but more for a nostalgia sake than anything else



Porpoise said:

@Nintendo_Ninja ACTUALLY, Wave Race needs love instead; F-Zero's last title was in 2004, Wave Race's last title was in 2001. So Wave Race is more isolated. WHY NO LOVE FOR THEM HD WATERS??!!?!



FritzFrapp said:

Hideous choices. Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion or Skyward Sword would be the most obvious games for Nintendo to do quick remasters for fast bucks. Moreover, there is exigence for a remaster of latter game, at least for PAL gamers, seeing as the end credits of European copies of Skyward suffered a terribly stuttering framerate. For me, Wave Race and F-Zero were both better on N64, and Eternal Darkness has that cloud over it regarding one of the writers being jailed for child porn.

Personally, I'd like to see these games that definitely deserve another shot at retail on Wii U:
1. Disaster: Day of Crisis
2. Chibi Robo
3. Excite Truck & Bots combo
4. Fire Emblem Path of Radiance & Radiant Dawn combo
5. Kid Icarus Uprising

It's probably going to be Sunshine, I think. Can't wait if so.



King47 said:

Sunshine world do it for me. Also a fi-less skyward sword hd would be nice, but too early.

I really want a path of radiance + radiant dawn hd collection.



Grumblevolcano said:

@BakaKnight I agree that the PS4 and XB1 remasters are ridiculous, especially such as Last of Us, GTAV and Halo Master Chief Collection. Nintendo's approach has been fine (outside of maybe DKCR 3D).



DreamOn said:

Surprised and sad that we didn't see another Game Cube remaster this year. That surely would have been a winning strategy.



ShadyKnights said:

How about no.

Look I enjoy old games, but the fun of them is playing them how they were played and appreciating their style for what it was and how they made things work back in the day. Everything doesn't need shiney pixels or a remastering just cause you had happy memories with it.

Instead of a remastering why not a reboot, or a remake? Take the premise and do something different or unique with it. I love Majora's Mask, but I'd be far happier doing more with Termina than retreading the same ground I know verbatim by now.

Granted, most of these games listed are at least 10 years old, but still, I feel remasters should be more of a side "Oh hey neat they're redoing that." than a "OH MY GOD THEY'RE REMASTERING THIS I NEED TO BUY NNNNNNGH!!!!!" kinda thing.



SavoirFaire said:

Ugh there is zero reason to go back to the Wii already for a remaster. All the great things I have heard about gc games, and the low chance we will see them on VC, they should be the focus. WWHD was great so I will certainly check the next one out. Of the list I would pick the darkness game as I've never heard of it, but it seems to be well regarded.



IxnayontheCK said:

Mario - unlikely. Espec with Maker coming out. Zelda - we've had one. I'm thinking to satisfy "hardcore" fans Prime with online multiplayer will be the go to. OR Eternal Darkness...



StephenYap3 said:

Metroid Prime Trilogy...only for the reason that I missed out on it.

I have no idea how Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 can transition from motion controls to the GamePad.



dkxcalibur said:

I voted "None". Not because I'm against playing any of the games on the list in HD but rather because I'm ready for new games from those series except for Mario who we just saw in the 3D games (Land/World). I keep seeing others throwing Sunshine and Mansion out there, and I would echo their vote here.



Grumblevolcano said:

@Krambo42 The time between the 2 releases are a bit too close together, sure nowhere near as bad as Sony and Microsoft's 1 year old remasters yet I'd say it's fine but on the edge. Would have probably been better as a summer 2014 release to help eliminate the huge 3DS game drought (May-October).



Senario said:

Super Smash Bros Melee? Super Smash bros Melee! (NSTC version works though the PAL version is considered more balanced by some).



BigH88 said:

Thats a bit hard between Galaxy and Prime. But I went with Prime. That series would look absolutely stunning in HD.



dinosauryoshi said:

@ThomasBW84 agreed. It would be crazy to release another Zelda remake, there's plenty enough Zelda love going on at the minute!

Of those mentioned I'd absolutely love F-Zero GX with online etc. That'd be immense. I agree with some of the other comments that it's perhaps a bit soon for a Galaxy remake (although I'd be more than happy to play those amazing games again) and I'd much prefer a HD Mario Sunshine remake. It'd look immense on the Wii U and with a few of the original flaws ironed out could be absolutely amazing.



Grumblevolcano said:

They should definitely keep the Blue Coins if Sunshine HD happens but maybe make Yoshi immune to water this time (he is in all other games).



Mecha_Boo said:

Yeah we need Sunshine and Luigi's Mansion to come out side by side in HD! The Mario Brothers and their backpack machines need to return! The choices aren't very broad for this article.



millarrp said:

I didn't want to pick just one since they all would be nice to see in HD.

Others on my wish list (for all publishers):

No More Heroes 1 & 2
de Blob (1 & 2)
Super Mario Sunshine
Luigi's Mansion
Wii Sports Resort (although I wish this was included in Wii Sports Club)
Wii Play and Wii Play Motion (on one disk)
Excitebike:world tour,excitetruck and excitebots as a collection



ZenTurtle said:

It's a matter of opinion, but I thought the cel-shading went a bit odd though, not in a bad way but there was definitely a difference. It's still fun to play but I never actually wanted it in the first place, seeing as it has aged the best of the older titles (at least in terms of art style). And it could have been so much more: adding in the two planned and coded dungeons not included due to original time constraints for example... Perhaps we'll see an eshop remake of FSA, the most under-appreciated of the games ... Now that is needed.



River3636 said:

Twightlight Princess of course, but having another Zelda seems like an excuse for delaying Zelda U Baten Kaitos 1 and 2 is another quikie



dumedum said:

I wouldn't mind Super Mario Sunshine if it's actually good.
Not interested in any Wii games remastered except perhaps Fire Emblem, because it's sold out.
Other GC games I think I bought them already, so not interested either.



xxAcesHighxx said:

The Galaxy games by a country mile for me! The chance to play them 'off-TV' on the GamePad would be far too awesome to resist.

What d'ya say Nintendo? You know it makes sense!



xxAcesHighxx said:

...or how about a 'Super Mario 3D Collection' consisting of:

— Super Mario Galaxy
— Super Mario Sunshine
— Super Mario 64



River3636 said:

Namcobandai's Tales of Synphonia, Sega's Skies of Arcadia, release both paper Marios for N64 and gamecube



Einherjar said:

@aaronsullivan Why not ? If your argument will be "Its already good" well, i never said it wasnt
But with the added horse power the WiiU is offering, you can develop a dynamic, dedicated physics based engine just for the water.
Let water react to the (possibly dynamic) weather, the trails left by other racers will change the surface of water drastically etc.
No race will be the same, i remember that, in the first one on the N64, bigger waves were always at the same spots and predictable.



machomuu said:

Xenoblade Chronicles, definitely. They would have my money in an instant, that game almost demands an HD remake.



Zed101 said:

Luigi's Mansion, Super Mario Sunshine and Beyond Good and Evil not listed tsk tsk!

Metroid, Galaxy 1 and 2 are already compatible and good enough quality, HD would be nice but for someone who owns the WII versions it may not be a massive upgrade.

Metroid would be better for not using the wiimote and having proper controls, the other games listed do not really offer anything different than I could pick up for £5 second hand on my PS3 or XBOX360

Would like to see a HD Paper Mario compilation, and a HD redux of Pikmin 1 + 2 along the lines of Pikmin 3



Nareva said:

I said none. I'd rather see Super Mario Sunshine or Twilight Princess. The Wii games on the list I've played too recently to pay for an HD version. Give it another generation or two and I'll happily buy an HD Galaxy and Prime Trilogy.



Nareva said:

Mario Kart 64 would be pretty great in HD. Also, Double Dash, which I loved.



xxAcesHighxx said:

I'd also pay handsomely for a remastered Viewtiful Joe on Wii U...

Same goes for Donkey Kong Country Returns... and Luigi's Mansion... and Okami... and Muramasa... the list goes on.

... and on!



BassLostie said:

From the GameCube catalog, I would like to see Paper Mario: The Thousand Year-Door remastered in HD.

And from the Wii catalog, Xenoblade Chronicles remastered in HD.



drewb0203 said:

Super Mario Galaxy remakes? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Two legendary games REMADE would be a waste of time. How about a new Galaxy game?



cyrus_zuo said:

3DS games are more likely to lead the list of HD remasters I think.

  • Luigi's Mansion
  • Kid Icarus
  • Fire Emblem
  • Mario 3D World
  • Dillion's Rolling Western

Similarly Pushmo.
Write it down! 3DS to WiiU HD is coming.



Tiberius30 said:

My personal HD Remastered list:

Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2
F-Zero GX
Wave Race: Blue Storm = Definitely needs updated water/player graphics
Zelda: Twilight Princess
Zelda: Skyward Sword
Paper Mario
Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door
Super Paper Mario
Paper Mario Sticker Star

And that's just my 1st party list...



Cyberbotv2 said:

I literally could care less about any Mario or Metroid remaster. Eternal Darkness remains that overlooked property that for me was the best GameCube game ever made. And why would they only have one remaster set for 2015? Their schedule is likely to be barren.



KodyDawg said:

I'd personally love to see Twilight Princess. Maybe even a Twilight Princess/Skyward Sword compilation? Or maybe not. Skyward Sword could still be considered "too new". For TP, however, it would be cool to either play the GameCube version with the GamePad or a Pro Controller, or the flipped Wii version with more accurate motion controls using the Wiimote Plus and Nunchuck.



Desy64 said:


Mario Galaxy already 100d both, there's no way I'll do those crazy last missions again
Metroid I'll do gladly again
Super Mario 64 remake I'd buy in a heartbeat



whodatninja said:

I already own the Wii games I want really. Mario Galaxies, Skyward Sword, Xenoblade, Metroid and so forth. The U is backwards compatible so i dont see much of a point in doing Wii remasters anyway. (Wiimasters?)

What I DO want is more Game Cube love! Give me Mario Sunshine HD and Eternal Darkness HD!



WebHead said:

I want:
-Super Mario Sunshine
-The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
-Pikmin 1+2
-Kid Icarus: Uprising



paburrows said:

I could see them remastering Majora's Mask for the Wii U, I would rather have it on the 3DS, but the Wii U could be a strong possibility.



edcomics said:

An HD version of Beyond Good & Evil might be fun.... but before that, I'd prefer some NEW GAMES.



retro_player_22 said:

These N64, GameCube, and Wii titles would be fantastic as Wii U HD remastered.

  • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • The Last Story
  • Arc Rise Fantasia
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • F-Zero GX
  • ExciteBots
  • Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn and Path of Radiant
  • Killer7
  • Geist
  • Silent Hill: Shatter Memories
  • No More Heroes 1 & 2
  • Skies of Arcadia Legends
  • Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
  • Pandora's Tower
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn
  • Kirby: Return to Dream Land
  • Sonic Colors
  • Okami
  • NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
  • Viewtiful Joe 1 & 2
  • WWE Day of Reckoning 1 & 2
  • Ogre Battle 64
  • Madworld
  • Doom 64


DarkJamD said:

I would go with Metroid Prime HD trilogy. They could also add some online multiplayer modes and it would be Nintendo's answer to Xbox One's Halo: The Master Chief Collection.



Giygas_95 said:

Hard choice between GX and Prime Trilogy, but I went with Prime. Simply put, they're the most immersive games I've ever played.



arnoldlayne83 said:

I ll add Mario strikers... Strong online support, is gonna feel the gap of no football, teamsport options on WiiU



Stunny said:

Super Mario All-Star like release with: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Galaxy 1 & 2. They can be sold separately too. IMAGINE 8D

I know they won't release such a package, being a lot of work, just daydreaming here.



DarkJamD said:

Ogre Battle 64 could get some10/10 reviews with new HD graphics and full gamepad controls.



doctor_doak said:

Metroid Prime Trilogy HD
F-Zero GX HD
Paper Mario HD Collection (Paper Mario 64, Thousand Year Door, Super Paper Mario)
Sports Collection HD (Pilotwings 64, Wave Race: Blue Storm, 1080 Avalanche)

I really don't think we need an HD Mario Galaxy or Sunshine at this stage. We just got a 3D Mario last year and we'll potentially get a Galaxy successor in 2016. How 'bout serving some under-represented genres like sports, futuristic racing, RPG's and action adventure?



Link506 said:

I'm a big fan of Galaxy 2, and ! was was good and all; but we just don't need it. I think that before a game has a remake, it should be AT LEAST 10 years old. Galaxy 1 isn't ready, and SMG2 isn't anywhere NEAR ready. I want to see some older games remade that we haven't seen in a while.



NES_64 said:

One of the few to vote Wave Race, both games blew me away at the time. I still play them form time to time. Wave Race, 1080 and Excitebike 64 all need an update!



electrolite77 said:

While I would buy Mario Galaxy remakes that allowed play without waggle, Mario Sunshine would benefit far more from a proper remaster. Better graphics, fixed camera, online leaderboards for some levels.

F-Zero GX with online play would be glorious.

Luigis Mansion 1&2 in one pack would do well I think.

Xenoblade Chronicles engine struggles enough to make a remaster worthwhile.

I'm amazed Nintendo haven't done more of this. That the company that gave us tons of SNES games on GBA, New Play Control on Wii, 3D Classics etc. has missed out on a cheap.opportunity to bulk out the Wii U library shows an eye taken off the ball.



Ste said:

I guess it wouldn't by up to nintendo but would I would also like to see Beyond Good and Evil since there is talk of a sequel, if a HD version sells good on wii u it might entice ubi to also release on wii u the sequel



T7L3RB said:

Metroid, Twilight Princess, or Xenoblade Chronicles (would be good for those who want to experience it before X comes out) would be my top picks.



kyuubikid213 said:

If there are any more remakes on the Wii U, I would like for Nintendo to remake games from the GCN back.

We can play Wii games already, so the Wii remakes would only turn the gaming media to rain (more) fire down on the Wii U for not having any games worth upgrading for whereas the One and PS4 are LITERALLY following that path.

I just think it'd be interesting to see the original Zelda remade or even 3D sequel/remakes to SNES classics. I want a remake to truly show how far gaming has come since the last outing the game had as opposed to showing how we can now add a few lighting effects or pretty up the polygons a little more.

I really hope Nintendo's next console is backwards compatible to the Wii U...



Nintenjoe64 said:

I don't really need any of those except Waverace as I have all the other originals except Metroid which I have individually. I voted Metroid Prime Trilogy but only if they added some online features.

I'd like to see them retry Geist. It was let down by a few technical issues that the Wii U could sort out, not to mention that it is a pretty unique game. Like a post above me, I would prefer they went back further and maybe remade some NES and SNES classics in a modern 3D perspective. Games like the 2D Zeldas would still play well despite being based on relatively flat worlds.



KikReask said:

Metroid Prime Trilogy HD and Xenoblade Chronicles HD need to happen, although, I want a Super Mario 64 DS HD on the Wii U, that version of Mario 64 was the best version, but it needed better graphics and actually analogue control. And bring in an F-Zero remake to popularize the franchise, even though that didn't work for Star Fox 64 3D.



Shambo said:

Can't vote. Just can't. Eternal Darkness, Mario Galaxy 1+2, AND MP Trilogy. Also, Sin & Punishment, Fragile Dreams, Muramasa, and quite a few Wii exclusives that really deserve a sequel.



Frank90 said:

Wave Race, F-Zero GX (it's problematic because I want a brand new one), No More Heroes 1+2, Xenoblade Chronicles and The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess (Skyward sword looks almost HD if you ask me)



Tender_Cutlet said:

1. FZero GX- just about the finest Nintendo racer from the last 15 years and still looks and plays gorgeous today. In my opinion Sega's finest work off their own platforms.1080p and 60fps online multiplayer would be absolutely insane.

2. Got to consider more GC classics for this like MGS Twin Snakes, Starfox Assault, Tales of Symphonia or the much misunderstood Mario Sunshine!



Ryu_Niiyama said:

It is bad enough Sony and Microsoft are getting HD remakes of last gen games like Sleeping Dogs definitive edition (though to be honest more people should play that game) , Tomb Raider definite edition, Journey, and the Last of Us. Let us move entries in series sure... but please I would hate for this to be the HD Remix gen (at the very least not of Wii games...if you have to do it go back to Gamecube).

EDIT: I will say if Baten Kaitos got a dual pack HD release I'd sell a kidney for those games. Then the WiiU was first announced I kept hoping they were going to pull that out of their back pocket. Long shot I know but that series was really fun...and hard. Looking at you Holoholo Bird.



R_Champ said:


I agree, I hate the idea and practice of constant HD remakes, ports, etc. And I hate how much praise these rehashes get when amazing new games get overlooked (I bet you right now Windwaker HD made a lot more money than Wonderful 101...which is so stupid IMO) At the same time I wouldn't mind having a reasonably price Metroid Prime Trilogy, or an F-Zero GX with online...BUUUUUT, I'd also rather see a new entry into either of these series rather than ANOTHER HD remaster.



meltendo said:

It really bothers me that there aren't that many remasters. Sony did a remaster of Last of Us in one year. We're probably not going to get a Metroid or Galaxy remaster years from now. My dream would be if they showed us that they were going to remaster nearly ALL of their big titles down the line (even if it means the announced release is 2-3 years from now). Better to be comforted in knowing that they're going to happen than to be given only one remaster at a time.



Turbo857 said:

What's this? No FE: Path of Radiance or Radiant Dawn HD remake suggestions? Remakes of these would be crazy!!!!!



Jason723 said:

@meltendo They remastered The Last of Us, because the PS4 can't play PS3 games. The Wii U can play Wii games, so there is no reason to remake Galaxy.



Yurikun said:

lets go back to the N64 or GNC for some games.
lets get the ARMY MEN games made by 3DO back. You know the plastic soldiers ones. not the RTS or strategy ones but the 3rd person shooters those were fun!
also the BattleTanx games. (also made by 3DO). the 2nd game was set up perfectly for a sequel but never happened because the company went bust so there is a really cheap IP that I would love to see remade. then the GNC had wanted to play the Phantsy Star Online games but they were Japan Exclusives made by SEGA.... come on.... you know you can.



rjejr said:

Super Mario Sunshine.

It's the perfect game for an HD remake, just add a 1st person view to the Gamepad for FLUDD segments. It's ready made for a remake that would partly play as a FPS and show off the "only on the Gamepad" appeal. And that type of game play would also tie in nicely with Splatoon. I wouldn't be surprised if Splatoon was based on FLUDD and those cleaning levels.

I always hated this Sirena beach level:

And the game looked awesome for it's time, I can only imagine how good it would look in HD.

And it's the most different of the Mario games for anyone who hasn't played it. Or has.

Actually a far as I'm concerned SMS HD is a forgone conclusion, it will happen, the 5 on this list are a pipe-dream.



Senate_Guard said:

Honestly, I'd rather have new games than HD remasters.

Making an already great-looking batch of titles that I own (Prime Trilogy, Galaxy 1-2, and GX) and have immensely enjoyed in HD isn't enough to make me buy them again.



PigmaskColonel said:

F-Zero GX HD would be one of the best things to happen on Wii U.

Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 are way too recent to make an HD remake...



Iggly said:

I'm disappointed no one has mentioned Kirby Air Ride or Four Swords Adventures. Surely they deserve a remake/sequel?



Pod said:

One of the few to vote Wave Race. I love the N64 original, but Blue Storm I felt was a rather rushed and disjointed sequel.

That game could do with a brushing up and some fine tuning, and it might be just as delightful as it's predecessor, just in HD and with tilt controls.



SparkOfSpirit said:

I want third party compilations like Viewtiful Joe 1 + 2 and Super Monkey Ball 1 + 2.

How did you guys forget Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door? That would be a day one buy for anyone here.



TheWPCTraveler said:

I want all of them, but there's such a thing as too many remasters.

The one that I want most of all is a Mother series remaster.



UTXGamer said:

Here's a somewhat weird suggestion: Luigi's Mansion collection, both GC and 3DS games get remastered for the Wii U.



ikki5 said:

personally, I'd say anything Wii is too early for a remaster. Though, I would go for Metriod Prime 3... provided it included the gamecube ones.

A remaster of Link to the past in 3D instead of 2D would be awesome and Mario 64 would be a cool remaster though, I think I'd rather a new Mario game in that style instead.



Nico07 said:

So many games in the Wii library could use a nice HD facelift on the Wii U. I had a difficult time deciding between the games on the survey above as i would buy each and every one if remastered.



briwipdx said:

Monkey Ball U. first-person view on gamepad w/ gyro controls. fursure.

i echo most about Wii remakes being pointless and too much of whats happening with P$4/3 and XBOX1/360, i mean u CAN already play them.... remake only if they r rare or unavailable



Grimlock_King said:

Even though it's not on this list. If any game should get the HD treatment on Wii U. It should be Super Mario Sunshine.



mjc0961 said:

"This release would break the trend of one 3D Mario game per system, but as a reaction to the times and in the quest to give the Wii U a steady flow of games, it may be the moment to bend that rule."

No it wouldn't. There have been 0 3D Mario games on Wii U so far. Just multiple 2D games, some with better depth perception than others.



pigwarts5ever said:

I don't see the point in Remastering games made less that 10 years ago no matter how horrid they look (talking about you TP). I also find it even crazier that people want to remaster a 3 year old game that still looks pretty darn good (SS). I would rather have it be done to an older game that needs it.



FJOJR said:

I'd much rather a new F-Zero game be released than see GX be remastered. But with DLC maybe it could just be the 1st step to justify developing new levels (gameplay does not need to be fixed that's for sure). Once again I see no use for the gamepad in that scenario.



Dr_Corndog said:

Super Mario Sunshine.
What I really love about WWHD is how they included so many gameplay improvements--some big, some small--in addition to the HD graphics. Super Mario Sunshine, great as it was, still had several areas that could have been improved. I'd really like to see that.



bbliksteen8 said:

had a Wii but no GC (well obviously a Wii was backwards compatible but as a late Wii adopter it was hard to clear the Wii backlog and do GC games too) and seeing as Wii U is backwards compatible I'd rather see GC games. So...
Luigi's Mansion (the idea of doing a 2 pack remaster with Dark Moon is interesting)
Super Mario Sunshine
FZero GX
Eternal Darkness (super unique game)
Fire Emblem: Path of Radience



FlaygletheBagel said:

I would gladly drop 60 dollars on a Sunshine and Galaxy 1 + 2 remake, but I don't know if I'd do the same with just the Galaxies. They're great games, but they already look pretty dang brilliant on the Wii Mode, and I already own both. I don't think I could justify paying 60, 50, or even 40 dollars for slightly better looking versions. But throw in Sunshine and I'm a hundred percent sold. I'd drop 60 bucks on an HD Sunshine alone.



FlaygletheBagel said:

@mjc0961 Not sure how you figure that, since Super Mario 3D World counts as a 3D Mario game. Hence the "3D" in the title and the fact you can move on a 3-dimensional plane. It may not be the 120-star exploration game that the other 3D Marios are, but that doesn't disqualify it from being 3D Mario.



Yrreiht said:

How about something a bit older? Like Mario Sunshine or DK64? Or how about making a new Metroid Prime instead of re-releasing them again? I have all three of them and the trilogy edition since I love these games so much but I don't need them a third time.



gojiguy said:

"We're very aware that some F-Zero fans would be horrified at this version getting the remaster treatment ahead of its predecessors"

I'm a huge F-Zero fan and GX is undoubtedly the best in the series and one of the best racers EVER MADE.



Kentox said:

I want some NES remakes, like zelda one or battletoads (i know), world cup (the Nintendo soccer game) or N64 games like, shadowgate, wave race, quest, pkm stadium, gamecube sega voleibol, FIFA street (1), for example



Mr_Pringles said:

Well most of them would actually be in the 'remake' section, but I feel Eternal Darkness deserves the HD treatment



SigourneyBeaver said:

From that list only I chose Eternal Darkness because the other games wouldn't benefit as much from the graphical upgrade. The others would still be great games if they had N64 graphics, but Eternal Darkness would benefit greatly from improved lighting and more realistic models.



Bryon15 said:

None of them. I want super mario 64 and the legend of zelda twilight princess in HD.



Pahvi said:

I wonder if it'd be faster to have a remaster of Sin & Punishment (1) than it running on Wii U VC with remappable controls... then again, I don't think its sequel did all that well on Wii?



xerneas said:

Are you serious? Why would they skip the glorious Mario Sunshine and remaster Galaxy instead which even isn't that old?!

I need Sunshine, also Pokemon Colosseum/XD would be amazing. Maybe with some new added mega evos or what not hehe.



Tekken179 said:

It annoys me that Sunshine isn't even up there....

Original Luigis Mansion would also be a pick for me along with the two galaxy games and Metroid Trilogy



SetupDisk said:

Do the people saying no remasters give us new games actually think remasters would take dev staff/resources from new games?

Just don't buy it, there's no logic behind that argument.



Ngamer said:

Mario sunshine in hd would be nice
also a hd remake of zelda ocarina of time and majora's mask



ben- said:

Nintendo only remastered one game so far and that was a research project that turned out well. WW HD was an experiment for how they would make the new Zelda.
So based on that, this is probably also a research project...



erv said:

I need more f-zero. Although more prime or more galaxy would be loveable.



Ralek85 said:

F-Zero and Waverace should get completely new entries.
I don't see the point about a HD remake for a racing game, just make a HD entry built around the console at hand.
The other three though, esp. Eternal Darkness, sound pretty good to me. There is a MP Collection on Wii, so that might be overkill, but hey ...



Mario-Man-Child said:

I have every game on the list except Eternal Darkness, which I did have years ago "It's alright, I wouldn't call it a classic".

I don't want to see any of them games remade, although GX would be good with online play.



Grumblevolcano said:

@Turbo857 That would be one of my top hopes, my list was only what I thought is most likely, not what I actually wanted the most. Especially fix Leonardo and Edward's terrible stats at the beginning of Radiant Dawn (Level 4 characters with level 1 stats).



GoombaJMR said:

i think the nintendolife people dislike paper mario ttyd tbh, which explains why they didn't include it on the list....

well, it's not a random assumption, cause they have made signs that they don't like it in the past



River3636 said:

@BulbasaurusRex that a really good one "Star Fox Adventure" is another option. I think if they make a remaster it is to stall for a New game in a series. So that might work. Metroid trilogy would be another one. Hmmmm Sunshine and Galaxy are possibilities, but it would be a Mario overload on the console. It would have to be something really popular for a cash cow



XyVoX said:

Metroid Prime Trilogy HD 1080p 60 fps with Wii Motion plus controller support aswell as game pad support for those that like twin analogues etc well that and the Galaxys i'd buy in an instant.



BertoFlyingFox said:

I would pretty much like any HD remasters of the GCN library. If we cant get them in the VC, an updated/enhanced version would be the next best thing.



JudgeMethos said:

God, SO much could be done with the sanity effect on the Gamepad. They could literally have a voice start whispering you telling you 'this isn't real' or 'keep may die.' Or even that fly show up on your Gamepad. That game could make PERFECT use of the controller. Just anything. I'd rather they do a remake with BRAND NEW graphics (like they did with Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes) or a sequel though. Don't just update graphics.



Dpishere said:

I can't say that I would want any of these games remade aside from possibly Wave Race Blue Storm seeing as I have played both galaxy games multiple times and also own all of the Metroid Prime trilogy already. Eternal Darkness would be cool seeing as I do have some interest in that one.



MrGawain said:

Thinking about this, at no point does the tweet say it's a Nintendo game, on that it's being remade for the Wii U.

Could it be a Sega game? Or Capcom?



Turbo857 said:


Lol, yep their stats could use a bit of a boost, especially Leonardo. He never gets as good as Shinon or Rolf. But the biggest atrocity is Fiona. Cavalier, great character design, daughter of one of Daien's original Great Riders, and her stats are abysmal. As if she didn't have enough problems already, the few stages where she's actually available in Act 1 include interior stages which give her a -2 movement penalty. Which easily makes her the toughest character to build. If Ninty ever did a remake, they got to give her a little love too.



Big_L91 said:

remastered wii games? the only one worth doing is skyward sword, think anything else and your on crack.



Montegarde said:

@Sonicfan11589 SERIOUSLY! Sunshine seems like the most obvious choice to me. Mario Galaxy would, admittedly, be absolutely gorgeous with the kind of HD sheen that Mario 3D World has, but it's kind of already pretty gorgeous as is. They'd do better to take something like Sunshine and give it polish.



Abziwabzi said:

Agree that Gamecube remakes make the most sense.

That in mind, I'd love to see BATEN KAITOS remade. Yes, not owned by Nintendo but it was an exclusive and it was gorgeous, innovative, and epic!



TheRealThanos said:

I have to agree with @Ralek85 that the two racing games should rather have a new game instead of a remake (and while you're at it Nintendo: throw in another 1080 as well. It's about friggin' time) but Eternal Darkness with sanity effects incorporating the Game Pad would be awesome in my opinion. So much could be done with that, like some of the examples that @JudgeMethos gave.
As for my own GameCube choices: I would like to see HD versions of Geist, the Star Wars Rogue Squadron games, R Racing, Time Splitters, Viewtiful Joe, Skies of Arcadia, Second Sight and I really liked the platformer I-Ninja.
It would also be nice to see a Pokemon game in full HD and as a full fledged open world adventure too, NOT just a battle game or a game with a very thin story line. Also wouldn't mind something like Beach Spikers and I'm kinda partial to Beyond Good & Evil too.
Yeah, it has to be GameCube remakes all the way in my opinion, although because of it being so scarce and being a great title, Metroid Prime trilogy could be given another chance as well, and as a fan of Xenoblade I can't help but wonder how much better that would look in HD...
Other than that I am absolutely stupefied by so many people wanting to see Mario Galaxy AGAIN, that makes no sense whatsoever. Besides the title already being re-released as a budget title, it already looks quite nice on Wii U or on a Wii with a 1080p upscaling module, so not that much will be gained in the graphics department as far as that game is concerned, as @Montegarde already said. And I agree with him choosing Sunshine instead.
@Abziwabzi I'd second that, that was a great game. Maybe if they would indeed remaster it, they could also throw in the sequel Baten Kaitos Origins...
@ThomasBW84 I've translated the original tweet and it is not speaking of "a" remastered title in 2015, but a remastered title EVERY month in 2015.
The translation is something like this:

"It'll be fun but it's #remastered! But it's perfect for filling up the release list.Truly, in 2015 it's a game a month for the Big N"



Bender said:

Although mario galaxy WOULD look great in HD, I feel that of the titles listed, F-Zero would benefit the most..



Grumblevolcano said:

@Turbo857 I forgot about Fiona, she survived the level which she's an "other" character in all of my playthroughs but I never used her after 1st playthrough given how useless she was then. Your comment reminded me about Meg which is equally as useless.



WanderingPB said:

Sure i would be lying to say i wouldnt buy an HD remake of gamecube or wii games but i want new games and experiences first with a little remake to tide me over during a drought or game delay. Im still playing gamecube games on my Wii and found a store that supplies my gamecube fix (cough double dash cough) and have a backlog still for my Wii…and eshop indie games i um will eventually get to.…video games are my vice but im ok with that LOL!!!

@sinalefa as usual i agree with u my friend. Thank u for the shout out in the forums and on ur recommendation i bought Scram Kitty the discount was nice but the recommendation closed the deal!



Ralek85 said:

OMG, you're killing me here man. I don't know why, but I spent basically half the day thinking about the Baten Kaitos games, how much I loved them, and how much I would give to get a new one on WiiU, once 'X' is done.
I had already resigned myself succesfully to the near impossiblity of that ever happening, and was ready to move on with my life, when you just had to drag up all that wishful thinking again.
Now I will probably spend the rest of the day imagining a Baten Kaitos HD collection, bundled with Baten Kaitos 3 (Only on WiiU)! ... From now on, until that happens every day of my life will be a disappointment.
Damn you @TheRealThanos!!



Mario-Fan said:

@Sonicfan11589 I love super mario sunshine. i also love both super mario galaxy. but i dont think any wii game will have an HD remake because you wouldnt see too much of a difference between wii and wii U. Id prefer super mario sunshine and im dying to hear a release about super mario sunshine HD. so im with you on that



Mario-Fan said:

Id love to see a Super Mario Sunshine HD, Luigis Mansion HD, Mario Golf Toadstool Tour HD, and Mario Kart Dubble Dash HD. Id pay $100 if i had to just to get an HD remake of these games. (even though i know they wont be more then $60)



3MonthBeef said:

I'm one of hte few that chose none of the above and here's why:
1) Might as well make SMG 3, plus SMG 2 was recent within reason
2) Metroid Prime Triology, same reason as above
3) The two racing games mechanics are straight forward enough that it would benefit more with a new game the introduces new mechanics.

If they could I rather see:
No More Heroes (utilizing the Wii Motion Plus for better swordplay)
Sin and Punishment (part 1) to keep up pacing with its sequels aesthetic
Castlevania 64 (the intended full version of the game). Wii Motion Plus controls or Pro controller options.



sinalefa said:


Very glad to hear I was useful. Knowing your love for W101 makes me feel you will appreciate this unique, challenging gem. This is the only game where I have bragged of getting 100% on Miiverse. Take care!



JacketsNest101 said:

I would love to see Xenoblade done in HD to get everyone hyped for Xenoblade Chronicles X. However, I do feel that it is a bit early for that to happen though, even when you consider how rare the game is.



SchamMan89 said:

I own all of those but Eternal Darkness (which, truthfully, I'm not that interested in).

A F-Zero GX remake would probably interest me the most if they threw in online functionality.



Gerbwmu said:

If I could have whatever I wanted I'd take a packaging of FE PoR and RD, also a packaging of Luigi's Mansion and Mario Sunshine as the SMB GameCube Collection. And since I'm dreaming can I get a new Advance Wars Wii U and a new Time Splitters



Ralek85 said:

@TheRealThanos I can do that

@Abziwabzi Damn you for mentioning Baten Kaitos! Now I really wanna play those games again, and the WiiU doesn't support GC ... worst of all now I really NEED Baten Kaitos 3 ! =D



TheRealThanos said:

@Cyberbotv2 That is what the original tweet seems to point to, but keep in mind that it is only a rumor for now, although the guy who came up with it does have a knack for getting these things right, so who knows. It might tie in to the change in headquarters and connecting departments/taking on new employees a couple of months ago. If it is true, they may very well already be working on several titles to be able to publish them next year. Remember: the Wind Waker remake took them about 6 months...



jayblue said:

Skyward Sword as I haven't played that one bundled with Twilight princess that would be great.



I-U said:

Super Mario Sunshine would be my choice. I think the most ridiculous choice would be for them to go with the Metroid Prime Trilogy. They should just take one of those three, Metroid Prime preferably, and perfect that game through a HD remake. If they were to tackle all three games, I can basically expect barely any changes to them beyond the visuals.



DarkNinja9 said:

lame choices for sure i would of thought mario sunshine or twilight princess something like that wow....



Morph said:

I would only say galaxy, if the rest were to get instalments on wiiu i'd hope they were new ones



Turbo857 said:


Lol, yup. Meg sucks! Fiona's dismal stats are a more offensive crime but Meg is just as useless if not worse. Yet another character that could use a stat boost in a remastered version.



Itglows said:

I think Galaxy could look amazing redone in HD. The 1st is one of my favorite single player games ever, I'd love to see them spruce it up a bit as the wii was no graphical powerhouse.



Abziwabzi said:

@Ralek85 and @TheRealThanos I'm from Europe so we never got the second Baten Kaitos. A remake with the two would be a super easy buy!

Also, reading all the comments and thinking about potential use of the gamepad... Metroid Prime could make great use of the gamepad as a visor. Though I'd prefer a new one from Retro Studios. And Eternal Darkness has great potential with the gamepad. I could just imagine the message that the gamepad is too far away from the Wii U, etcetera.

To the people championing Super Mario Sunshine, I'd say it's probably the least accessible entry point for a (3D) Mario game. There's also no shortage of Mario games you can play on Wii U with better acclaim. So unless they can really nail a great control scheme, it will probably underwhelm.



Grumblevolcano said:

@Turbo857 Another thing I'd like is the option to "rewind" your progress with a chapter basis. This is a unique concept that Call of Duty Black Ops 2 brought up which you could rewind back to any level and start from there again.

Why I'd like it is due to in my last playthrough, I forgot that Nolan and Calill had Nihil hence the final boss was pretty much impossible (beat it eventually with about 4 characters dying).



TheRealThanos said:

@Abziwabzi Well, @Ralek85 is also from Europe, and although I'm not from Europe, I've been living here for over 30 years now, so I have a PAL GameCube with only the first Baten Kaitos game, but I know of the sequel, which is why I mentioned it.
As for Eternal Darkness and the GamePad: man, so many cool things I could think of. Besides the things you mentioned, there could be interference, false battery warnings, screen going black, upside down, mirror image (or thumb stick controls reversed) and @JudgeMethos's creepy messages through the speakers of the GamePad are also interesting in my opinion. More and more examples keep popping into my head. I should call Nintendo, this is a necessary remake, F**** Mario Galaxy...



renaryuugufan92 said:

Prime Trilogy HD needs to happen, seriously the original wii release is not worth what its going for new now-a-days and i hate buying disc-based games used..



Turbo857 said:


Wow, I'm surprised you only lost 4 characters going into the last battle like that! I think a remaster would benefit from a rewind feature as well as tweaking the game to make more money available. You gotta be very selective with what you purchase in Radiant Dawn as it is. But rewind would be useful for when you forget to find special items on a past stage or when certain characters are equipped with skills/weapons that should've been removed before going into the final stages.

Speaking of characters, I think one of the coolest features of Radiant Dawn was the ability to split your entire army into 3 different squads in the beginning of Act 4. However, some really great characters that were absent for most of the game can be recruited during these stages and if they aren't chosen for the game's final stages, they just get shelved (Renning, Stefan, Volke, Bastion, Geoffrey, and Pelleas). Every time I play through this game (and it's been about 7-8 times) I always wished they would've done another army split when everyone reaches the Tower of Guidance. Something like Ike and Micaiah's squad is outside the main tower while 2 other groups have to tackle 2 smaller towers to unlock it. Some might think additional stages would be overkill but at the very least it would give these awesome characters some well deserved run, imo. And I have no qualms about extending the length of an already excellent strategy RPG.



Tritonus said:

Definitely none of these. While Wind Waker HD was a great idea, I think Nintendo should spend resources on fresh games. None of these games would be able to pull off what they did with WWHD. It's in the art style.



LavaTwilight said:

I'd love Eternal Darkness HD remake but it also needs the 'insanity effects' redone too. Like how it turns your volume down... most TV's don't have volume controls in the way they did back on the gamecube and so it looks dated and ineffective. For this reason I had to vote for F-Zero! I think the game is awesome even in standard def but HD would be simply mind-blowing! Even if Nintendo don't grace us with a brand new F-Zero, then a HD remake of GX would be good enough!



LavaTwilight said:

I'd love Eternal Darkness HD remake but it also needs the 'insanity effects' redone too. Like how it turns your volume down... most TV's don't have volume controls in the way they did back on the gamecube and so it looks dated and ineffective. For this reason I had to vote for F-Zero! I think the game is awesome even in standard def but HD would be simply mind-blowing! Even if Nintendo don't grace us with a brand new F-Zero, then a HD remake of GX would be good enough!



TheRealThanos said:

@LavaTwilight Is that an insanity effect or did you actually double-post?
Seriously though, I agree with you on the necessity of redoing some of them. And F-Zero GX? Yeah, bring it... (and with all the arcade content selectable from the start instead of hidden away like in the GameCube version)



jakysnakydx said:

Nintendo has a bad habit of remaking games too son imo. Supe Mario Bros DX, Link's Awakening DX being at the beginning of the race and Metroid Prime Triology coming out IMMEDIATELY after the third entry released. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3d being another good example.
Wind Waker HD was a good time frame. Skip at least ONE generation please. OoT should have been an HD remake and WindWaker I would have personally enjoyed far more on my 3ds

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