Is The Farm Simulation Genre Of Gaming Underrated?

When it comes down do various gaming genres within this day and age there are so many interesting ones such as action-adventure, platformer, fighting, RPG’s along with first and third person shooters. One of the many gaming genres that seem to be very underrated in the minds of some is farm simulation. Games such as the ones included in the Harvest Moon series are interesting because they allow players to not only become a protagonist but also gives them the responsibilities while letting them know skilled they are in cultivating crops.

The Harvest Moon series has been around since the mid 90’s on the SNES and has spawn a series of great sequel since its inception. The Farming Simulator series which first started back in 2012 has also been impressive for those who are die hard fans of the farm simulation genre in general. In terms of whether the farming simulation genre of gaming will become more popular over time is something that is hard to predict right now. But there is no doubt that the farm simulator genre deserves more credit than it gets.

Could Super Mario Land have been a success on the SNES?

There have been countless Super Mario titles that have been very successful for over the past 25 years that are seen as Nintendo classics to this very day. Back in the 80’s we got the Super Mario Bros Trilogy for the NES which was later re-released under Super Mario All-Stars in the summer of 1993. Also, we got see the release of Super Mario World for the SNES back in 1990. Super Mario World was the best selling game on the SNES and sold over 20 million units worldwide since its release.

If With the success of games such as Super Mario World, Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Kart there was no need to have Super Mario Land on the SNES. In fact Super Mario Land stood out more because it was an exclusive on the original Game Boy system. On the SNES Super Land definitely would have been overshadowed by countless other RPG’s and platform titles that were also on the 16 bit console during the early 90’s. Super Mario Land could have definitely sold over one million units on the SNES but it may not have been as successful as it was on the original Game Boy console.

Could Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow have been a success for the SNES?

When it comes down to big Game Boy titles back in the 90’s Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow are some of the many games that instantly comes to mind. Pokémon Yellow was probably stood out more than Red and Blue mainly because players started the game off with Pikachu opposed to having the option of choosing between three other creatures in the beginning of the game. Ever since Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow were released between 1996-1998 they had easily become the most popular Game Boy titles of the 90’s.

There are some who question whether or not Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow could have had as much success on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System during the mid to late 90’s time period. On one hand the SNES started to decline in popularity around the mid 90’s everyone were purchasing PS1’s along with N64’s. But on the other hand if Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow was released in the early 90’s they could have been very popular on the SNES. However, there were games such as Super Mario World, F-Zero, Secret of Mana and others that could have easily overshadowed Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow as well.

Which Nintendo console had the best controller design?

Wait comes down to designs for video game controllers it seems like Nintendo has changed their style various times over the past couple of decades. The original NES design had a nice rectangular shape while the SNES controller had a more oval shape with more buttons than the NES D-Pad. The N64 Controller was unique since it included a rumble pack that made the features of certain games more exciting. However, trying to grip a N64 controller was extremely difficult to some people and was criticized by some who were more used to the previous designs of the NES and the SNES D-Pads.

However, some would argue that the N64 controllers were less complicated to use in comparison to the D-Pads for the GameCube console. Also, a majority of Controllers that came before the Wii console were more traditional. The Wii has players utilize nunchucks and a remote for gameplay which some would argue is very creative. But in terms of which Nintendo console has the best controllers really depends on which style of gaming one is more comfortable with. The Joy-Cons on the Switch console are also nice but some might argue that they are too expensive. Rating the various Nintendo controllers in order would be very difficult for some gamers since Nintendo has changed their style numerous times over the past 20 years.

Will the rail shooter genre of gaming ever be revived?

When it comes down to old school gaming genres that has really declined in popularity for over the past two decades 2D rail shooters are definitely high up on the list. Ever since the 80’s and early 90’s 2D rail shooters have dramatically declined in popularity and it seems like ever since the mid 90’s various gaming genres such as fighting, action adventure, stealth, first person shooters had started to increase in popularity. Throughout the 00’s and 10’s it seems like mainly shooters and RPG’s has gained more popularity than any other genre of gaming.

Its possible that rail shooter titles can standout more on consoles such as the Nintendo Switch versus the Xbox One or the PS4. But the idea of rail shooter games becoming more popular on a mainstream level in countries such as the United States seems highly unlikely especially in this day and age. A majority of gamers in America tend to favor story driven games that are realistic opposed to 2D side scrolling shooter titles with little to no plot.

Could Marvel vs Capcom 3 have worked on the Nintendo Wii-U?

When we think about the biggest crossover fighting games to have been released in the 10’s decade Marvel vs Capcom 3 is one of the top titles that instantly comes to mind. Since its initial release back in February 2011 Marvel vs Capcom had become very popular on game consoles such as the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Also, between late 2016 and 2017 Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 was released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One along with Microsoft Windows.

For whatever read Marvel vs Capcom 3 never made for the Wii or the Wii-U and there are those who believed it could have really stood out had Capcom made the decision to make it happen. Despite, being rated T Marvel vs Capcom seemed somewhat family friendly and was an addictive fighting game that would have been awesome to see on the Nintendo Wii-U a few years ago.

Could WCW/NWO Revenge have worked on the PS1?

There is no doubt that WCW/NWO Revenge was one of the hottest titles for the N64 back in the late 90’s. Since its release for the Nintendo 64 WCW/NWO Revenge has managed to sell over 1.8 million copies worldwide since its release back in the Fall of 1998. The inclusion of of various match types along with a Championship mode were among many things that made WCW/NWO Revenge an exciting fighting title to own for the N64 especially for fans of pro wrestling.

As popular as WCW/NWO Revenge was for the Nintendo 64 there are some who wonder whether or not the game could of had the same level of success on the PS1 back in the late 90’s. On one hand WCW/NWO could have worked on the PS1 but the visual quality and graphics would have definitely pales in comparison to what we got on N64. Also, we got to see WCW/NWO Thunder on the PS1 that same year so having the Revenge game for the 32-bit console would not have made much sense.