NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams could have been fantastic: a sequel to one of the all-time great Sega games, NiGHTS into Dreams on Sega Saturn, Journey of Dreams sadly missed the mark by changing the original's addictive score attack focus with a wider range of challenges and scenarios. The short development time mandated by Sega didn't help either, but that hasn't put Sonic Team head honcho Takashi Iizuka off the idea of returning to the jester: in fact, he'd rather like some more.

Personally I’d really like to make a third NiGHTS game, but it all depends on SEGA.

Considering Sega didn't really want Mr Iizuka and team to make the second game, it's unlikely they'd really get behind a third outing. The original NiGHTS was at its best when played with Sega's precision analogue controller, something the Wii's motion controls couldn't match. That said, with the 3DS offering a very satisfying analogue slide pad we can't help but salivate a little at the potential of a 3D-enabled NiGHTS.