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Topic: Maximo 3/Remasters. perfect for Switch?

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patbacknitro

A lot of people love the Ghost and Goblins series despite its difficulty. However, a lot of people may not remember Capcoms predecessor to the Ghost and Goblins series, Maximo: Ghosts and Glory, and its sequel Maximo: Army of Zin. They were fun games despite being no match for games like Ratchet and Clank, but they were still fun nonetheless. Sadly Maximo 3 was canceled early in development, and since then we have heard nothing of the series return. Recently Capcom has been having mixed reactions with the games it releases such as Resident Evil 7, Street Fighter V, Ultra Street Fighter 2: Final Challengers, and even Super Bomberman R. I believe now would be a good time for Capcom to bring back the Maximo series in 1 way or another. Whether it's by Finishing the 3rd game, or by releasing the first 2 games as remasters. With games like Crash Bandicoot: Insane Trilogy getting a huge amount of fan praise(Even before release) It seems like Capcom would do well in just remaking the first 2 Maximo games. So what do you guys think? What would you like to see from the Maximo series?

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zitpig

I don't think Capcom can afford to bring these back; they didn't sell well on the original formats and they aren't exactly rolling in cash nowadays. Comparing these games to Crash Bandicoot is a very big stretch - those games sold bucketloads and have millions of fans. Maximo has about three

I loved both Maximo games but they were rock hard (and really cheated the player at times, with completely random stuff happening right in front of/around you that were seemingly unavaidable the first time), like the original GnG games. Unfortunately I got the sense that home users wanted something a little easier and reviews at the time pretty much confirmed this. They were neither critcal or commercial successes. I really can#t see Capcom reviving the Maximo brand any time soon.

BTW Bomberman is Konami, not Capcom.

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Lethal

With the shortage of games on the Switch, now is the perfect time to put out a remaster. Do it now before the Switch is flooded with other options.

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patbacknitro

@zitpig But take a look at Beyond Good and Evil. A game that was no match for its competition and didn't do very well, and yet now it's getting a sequel made. If Beyond good and Evil can get a cult following then so can Maximo. And if difficulty and randomness were a problem for you and other players then you must be forgetting its a predecessor to Ghost and Goblins, a not so easy game. And true it wasn't that big of a success, however, anything is possible.

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patbacknitro

@Lethal I agree. Now is the perfect time to strike before all the promised switch games actually start getting released.

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zitpig

@patbacknitro - Beyond Good And Evil 2 has supposedly been in develeopment (allegedly) at least seven years (ish!), with still no release date, by a company with pretty much unlimited money. Capcom is practically bankrupt; it required funding from SONY for SF V and MS paid for Dead Rising 3 and 4. Nobody will pay them to re-produce a series of games that weren't very well received.

BG&E was a critical success, if not a commercial one. It was also a multi-format title, which increases the number of people that are aware of the title. Maximo was PS2 only and not released in huge numbers.

Capcom may well bring back GnG, but not Maximo. It just isn't well known enough.

But, don't get me wrong, while I believe it's had its day, I would love to see the series return. I love the whole GnG series (I did a one level remake BITD), including Maximo. Brave Sir Arthur (& Co) have been missing for far too long. Time to send out a search & rescue party?

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Filth_Element

@patbacknitro I gotta admit I was completely oblivious to these two games. But now after some YouTube video research, this is a series I would be very interested in picking up should it become available through Switch VC or other comparable service. And would be even more excited if they decided to go back to the Maximo 3 project!

To me this seems to have the perfect credentials for cult classic status and would be perfect to revisit. It looks like it needs to be highlighted again as a missed gem ­čĺÄ

Thanks again for bringing this to my attention man!

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kkslider5552000

I mean, it is (in a way) more of a classic video game series that used to be on Nintendo that would come out of nowhere and no one would predict it would do all that well, so it actually would be a good fit to succeed on Switch based on recent titles!

This legitimately makes sense based on the past two months, not even kidding.

Can't wait to see how Bubble Bobble HD and Hydlide Reborn outsell Deus Ex and Splinter Cell's Wii U ports! (the former I could see happening, no sarcasm)

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patbacknitro

@zitpig You would be surprised how well a barely known game could do as a remaster. Remember Wonder Boy:The Dragons Trap? remember how it did just OK on the NES with reviews and sales, but its one of the most praised remasters on the Switch. Maximo did better with critiques and it sold ok(As in not a loss) So having Maximo be remastered or to bring the 3rd game from the dead would theoretically do well. ESPECIALLY on the Switch in its current state.

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zitpig

@patbacknitro.

Wonder Boy was a massive selling series of games on multiple formats, in a number of guises over the last 30 years. Yet again you compare a poorly selling game to a massively well known and popular game. There is NO comparison.

Constantly saying that a certain game deserves a remaster isn't going to make it happen - much as we BOTH would love to see it happen. I suggest that you write to Capcom and see if you get any response and let us know how you get on.

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patbacknitro

@zitpig "Massively well known and popular game" Is that why an Indie studio had to revive the series? The series was not that well known and it definitely was not that popular of a series. And you are mistaken. I am not comparing the 2 series, but I am showing you that a not so popular series can be remastered and sell amazingly well. I find it funny how you still wish to argue despite the fact that my entire argument was that a Maximo Remaster/Maximo 3 would do amazingly well on the Switch. And that's something you can't deny as every remaster has sold very well on the Switch thus far.

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zitpig

patbacknitro wrote:

@zitpig "Massively well known and popular game" Is that why an Indie studio had to revive the series? The series was not that well known and it definitely was not that popular of a series.

It was a HUGE series in the 8 and early 16bit era - some series die, no matter what their popularity. Some deservedly, some not. GnG (and Maximo) fit into the latter gategory.

patbacknitro wrote:

a Maximo Remaster/Maximo 3 would do amazingly well on the Switch

I don't wish to argue with you. I would love to see a return of Maximo (as I've clearly said). I am just not deluded into believing that it would be of any interest to Capcom at this point in time, due to their severe financial issues. Read what I said. Maybe an indie dev could license thr rights and do it, but I suspect that's not going to happen.

BTW "Could". Not "would" - there are no guarantees of success. Ever.

But yes, I am not arguing that the Switch wouldn't be a perfect machine for this game and many, many others like it. There are a massive number of games I'd like to see return/remade/remastered, but don't expect a whinge on a forum to make any difference.

patbacknitro wrote:

]And that's something you can't deny as every remaster has sold very well on the Switch thus far.

That's due to there being very little else being available on the machine at this point in time. Give it six months and we could be flooded with games; remakes and remasters may not sell quite so well then.

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Filth_Element

Right now I'd be happy enough for a re-release of Maximo 1&2! Start the petition and I'll sign right up! Lol
Anyone here play the game? I tragically missed this series.

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kkslider5552000

Just out of curiosity, I tried to look up sales for older Wonder Boy games.

I could literally find no data about that, so...yeah...(though to be fair, I didn't spend too long looking either)

I don't know what that means other than no one cares about how much old games sold unless they were Mario or whatever.

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StuTwo

@kkslider5552000 it's maybe more complicated for a series like Wonderboy/Adventure Island. For a start many of them were originally arcade games and a lot of later Master Systems came with Wonder Boy packed in (even built in?). Who knows how many copies were sold under different names in Brazil?

Whatever the case it was a major series that sold a lot but had a few factors (like being owned by a smaller dev and not having a consistent brand from the beginning) that was always going to limit its potential to become a Mario scale dynasty.

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patbacknitro

@kkslider5552000 Some of the wonder boys series sold decently but the later entries started selling worse as it was not a very popular franchise. Heck if it wasn't packed in with a few systems then it would be even less known and more obscure. That doesn't mean they are bad games, just not as popular as the many other games that competed with it. And the Sega vs Nintendo Wars didn't help games like them either.

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