Will the Resident Evil 3: Remake be more successful than the original?

As many people know Resident Evil 3: Remake is currently one of Capcom’s hottest upcoming games in relation to 2020. Resident Evil 3: Remake a game that many people have high expectations for especially considering how successful Resident Evil 2: Remake was following its highly anticipated release for the PlayStation 4 & Xbox One back in January 2019. The Resident Evil 2: Remake had reportedly reached at least five million in sales by December 2019 and was considered to be one of the hottest survival horror games of that year in general. In fact, the remake of Resident Evil 2 reportedly surpassed the original version of the game in sales; PS1 version sold slightly less than five million overall in terms of sales. However, the original version of Resident Evil 2 still sold more than Resident Evil 3: Nemesis from 1999. While the breathtaking visuals from the intense Nemesis trailer is something that everyone is talking about there have been some question when’re not the Resident Evil 3: Remake will have more success than the original game.

As the original Resident Evil 3 game is concerned the game was mainly praised with minor drawbacks as it related to voice acting and lack of depth within the story compared to Resident Evil 2. Most likely, these are issues that Capcom will have taken care off by the time the Resident Evil 3: Remake is officially released in April 2020. The original version Resident Evil 3 had managed to sell slightly over 3.4 million copies since its release over 20 years ago in January 1999. While Capcom has taken the dark aesthetics of the original Resident Evil 3 game to the next level in this high definition remake; the atmosphere for this game looks and feels more menacing than it did on the PS1.

Retro Gaming 90’s- Kirby’s Dream Land 3: (1997)

When it comes down to classic platform titles for Nintendo based game systems many remember the Kirby Dream Land series which started back in the Spring ’92 on Game Boy. The original Kirby Dream Land title for Game Boy was considered to be a high profile classic that sold at least five million copies worldwide. A few years later Nintendo released Kirby Dream Land 2 back in ’95 and despite not being quite as successful as its predecessor was still considered as good in terms of gameplay. Following the release of Kirby Dream Land 2 the third installment within the DL series was released in Japan and America between ’97-’98 for the Super NES. It was a bit surprising seeing Kirby Dream Land 3 for the SNES around the late 90’s especially considering the fact that the Nintendo 64 was released back in ’96. Also, considering that Game Boy had become even more popular by the late 90’s with games such as Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow some people would question why it even appeared on the SNES console in ’97.

While its possible that Kirby’s Dream Land 3 was overshadowed by various high profile released for the PS1 & N64 by ’97 it was still considered to be critically acclaimed game. Kirby’s Dream Land 3 saw the return of Dark Matter the main antagonist from Kirby’s Dream Land 2 along the inclusion of multiple endings depending on how the game was completed. Throughout the game Kirby aligned himself with various friends such as Gooey, Coo and Rick along with other new characters as he seeks to restore peace to the universe following the destruction of the Planet’s rings by Dark Matter. As players progressed throughout the game they were required to collect Heart Stars leading up to the final boss battle. The final boss battle in Kirby Dream Land 3 relied on whether or not players collected all of the Heart Stars which made things more interesting.

For those who did not collect all of the Heart Stars they had to battle King Dedede while he was possessed by Dark Matter just to fight him again in his normal state. If players did not collect all of the Heart Stars before completing the game they were left with a cliffhanger ending which would urge players to play through it a second time to try and unlock the true ending. The true ending of the game came after players battled the true main villain Zero following their encounter with King Dedede & Dark Matter. As far as gameplay and graphics are concerned Kirby Dream Land 3 was definitely the best within the “Dream Land” series because it was on Super Nintendo opposed to Game Boy. However, despite how cool Kirby’s Dream Land 3 was it came out on the SNES a few years to late. Its possible that Kirby’s Dream Land 3 could have been more popular if the game was released for the N64 between ’97-’98. Either way, Kirby’s Dream Land 3 is still an underrated platform classic that would probably be considered a 16-bit hidden gem for the SNES console.

Retro Gaming 90’s- MegaMan & Bass: (1998)

When it comes down to underrated games within the MegaMan series one of the few titles that comes to mind is MegaMan & Bass from the late 90’s. For those who do not know MegaMan & Bass was initially released for the Super Nintendo a Entertainment System back in April 1998 as Japanese exclusive. MegaMan & Bass did not come to America until August 2002 when it was ported for the Game Boy Advance. The interesting thing about MegaMan & Bass water fact that the game could have been very popular in America if it were released for the SNES anytime between the ’94-’96. Also, MegaMan & Bass saw the introduction of a new villain by the name of King while allowing players to play as either character in order to compete the game. In some ways Capcom’s MegaMan & Bass was a bit similar to Sega’s Sonic & Knuckles in the sense where players had the opportunity to select the main character along with his rival in order to fight against a much bigger threat. As far as replay value along with overall quality is concerned many would probably argue that MegaMan & Bass was a better game than MegaMan 7 from 1995.

In MegaMan & Bass players had the freedom to choose the which Robot Masters they wanted to fight in the beginning between which unlocked other bosses as they progressed throughout the game. Completing certain stages ultimately lead to players gaining access to the security room where players must destroy eight crystals collected by Robot Masters in order to unlock fortress stages. One of the downsides of MegaMan & Bass was that players could not switch back and forth between either character. Once a player had selected MegaMan or Bass they were locked as either character for the rest of the game. Despite, the improved gameplay that MegaMan & Bass has in comparison to MegaMan 7 the MMX series seemed way more popular during the mid to late 90’s. In fact, MegaMan X4 was released worldwide back in ’97 for the PS1 which became a way more popular game system than the Super NES. While its a shame that MegaMan & Bass did not receive a SNES release in America back in the late 90’s many people believe that the visuals we got to see on the Game Boy Advance in the early 00’s was more superior. As a action/platform game MegaMan & Bass was well received by fans and critics alike and felt more memorable than the MegaMan Zero series from ’02-’05 depending on who you ask. As far as underrated 2D platform classics from the 90’s are concerned MegaMan & Bass was definitely a game that should have been ported for PS1 during the late part of that decade. While the MegaMan X series was a blast from ’93-’00 MegaMan & Bass deserved an American release for the SNES despite how old the console had become by 1998.

Retro Gaming 90’s- Harvest Moon: (1996)

When we think about legendary yet underrated SNES games from the mid 90’s that may have been overlooked one the few titles that instantly comes to mind is Harvest Moon. For those who do not know Harvest Moon was the first ever installment of the Story Of Seasons series and was initially released in Japan back in August 1996. Harvest Moon had different publishers depending on what country it was released in. The Japanese publisher for the original Harvest Moon game known as Pack-In-Video had became defunct the same year it was released in October 1996; while Natsume became the publisher for the American port. Harvest Moon was very special for the SNES especially considering the fact that the world had never seen a game like it before. Farm-simulation RPG games were not too common back in the early or mid 90’s and Harvest Moon seemed liked somewhat of an attraction because it was something different. However, Harvest Moon was a title that could have definitely been more successful than it was if the game was released a few years earlier than it was. By the mid 90’s consoles such as PlayStation and Nintendo 64 were turning heads especially since 3D gaming was starting to become more appealing during that time period.

Despite, Harvest Moon being overshadowed the game had an interesting plot that saw players control a young man who attempts to restore and maintain his grandfather’s farm which he gains through inheritance. Throughout, Harvest Moon players engage in various activities that include planting crops, raising livestock, selling harvests along many other things. Harvest Moon had realistic aspects that involved the players responsibility as pertained feed livestock on a daily basis along with water crops. As realistic as Harvest Moon was the game was somewhat forgiving since crops never died from lack of water. However, if the livestock that players owned were not given proper care they would ultimately perish. The Story Of Seasons series is one that has become legendary within the world of gaming and has been around for approximately over 22 years now. Even though, Harvest Moon was not to big in sales following its release the game was still critically acclaimed and is considered to be somewhat of a hidden gem for the Super NES.

SNES Games Confirmed for Nintendo Switch Online in the near future!!!

If you currently own a Switch console and have a subscription to Nintendo’s Online service you will be happy to know that SNES titles from the 90’s are expected to be available sometime this month. The Super NES games that have been confirmed to appear on Nintendo Switch Online this includes Star Fox 2, Super Punch Out, Breath Of Fire 2 and Kirby Super Star. The games just mentioned were all released between ’94-’96 with exception of Star Fox 2 which was initially released back in 2017. As it currently stands there are only four games announced to appear on Nintendo Switch Online and there is almost no question that more titles will eventually be available to subscribers throughout 2020. It should noted that the SNES Classic was very popular following its release back in late September 2017 and sold out very quickly as it relates to pre-orders. Just about every game featured on the SNES Classic was legendary and many gamers from today’s generation who are Switch owners can enjoy them for themselves if they are interested.

Based on what has been reported the four SNES games announced to appear on Nintendo Switch Online will come on December 12th. In addition, to having SNES title on the hybrid console it has also been confirmed that two classic NES games Journey to Silius, Crystalis will also appear on the Nintendo Switch in a few days as well. These are all titles from the 8 and 16-bit era that will definitely appeal to retro gamers if they do not have the NES or the SNES Classic by now. Hopefully we will see another set of SNES games for Nintendo Switch Online sometime in early 2020.

Resident Evil 3: Remake coming in 2020?

If you have been a huge fan of the Resident Evil series since the 90’s and were a huge fan of the trilogy of games that Capcom had released from ’96-’99 then you will be happy to know that a remastered version of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is now currently in development. Based on what we know online rumors have been circulating as of late of a remastered version of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis being released sometime in 2020. The idea is that that the Resident Evil 2: Remake which came out back in January 2019 was highly successful and ended up becoming one of the most popular video games of this year. Since its release Resident Evil 2: Remake had reportedly sold at least 4.7 million copies worldwide by September 2019 and is a game that people still right now. As far as Residents Evil 3: Nemesis from ’99 is concerned many would argue that quality wise it was as good as Resident Evil 2. However, one of the main drawbacks from Resident Evil 3: Nemesis included it short length in comparison to its ’98 predecessor which is not surprising since it came out less than two years later from that time.

While Capcom’s development regarding a high definition remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is still considered to be a rumor it would not be surprising if it were true. Following the release of the Resident Evil 2: Remake back in January 2019 Capcom producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi had mentioned the possibility of remaking Resident Evil 3: Nemesis if the fan support was high enough. Also, it was reported by popular YouTuber named Spawn Wave that Resident Evil 3: Nemesis would be on the horizon next year; multiple gaming websites have alluded to the fact that Capcom is indeed working on the game as we speak. Hopefully, we will learn more details about the Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake from Capcom within the next few weeks. If Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake is currently in development right now and is scheduled for a release next year then its possible that we might see it sometime before or during E3 2020.

Retro Gaming 90’s- Mario Paint: (1992)

When we think about SNES games that were both very different and unique as relates to the early 90’s Mario Paint from 1992 is a title that instantly comes to mind. For those who do know Mario Paint was basically a single-player art tool game that allowed players to engage in a variety of activities. The creation of custom stamps by utilizing pixels was something special because was something that people hardly saw in Super NES titles back in the early 90’s let alone a Mario game. Also, the endless fly swatting game with three looping levels and a final boss was one that seemed like it did not belong in a Mario game at all. But considering the fact that Mario Paint was not your typical platform title the fly swatting mini-game made players feel as if they were playing a non-Mario game and was interesting in that respect. One of the main features that Mario Paint has to offer as far as gameplay was concerned was the the music generator. For those who were very creative and were fond of composing music in some way Mario Paint has provided talented individuals to make their own songs using 16-bit sounds.

The music generator feature in Mario Paint is one that has remained popular since the early 90’s and people have often used it within the 10’s decade to remake famous songs from the past couple of decades on the internet. As popular as Mario Paint was back in the early 90’s the game never received a direct sequel for Super Nintendo, N64 it GameCube which was something that was always questionable. Some people find it bizarre that Nintendo never created another art-tool based Mario game since ’92. In fact, following the release of Mario Paint during the Summer of ’92 the game was critically acclaimed and received praise from various publications. Mario Paint was unlike anything that the world had every seen on the Super NES and it was something that was never seen on consoles like the Sega Genesis which made it so special.