Should Mega Man & Bass be re-released for the Nintendo Switch?

As many people know MegaMan 11 is expected to appear on the Nintendo Switch on October 2nd which is a couple of days away from now. While fans of the Mega Man series have been waiting for the upcoming release of MM11 they have been enjoying some of the older games from the series on the Nintendo Switch. Ever since, the release of Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2 some have wondered whether or not Capcom planed on bringing the likes of Mega Man & Bass to the Nintendo Switch in the future. When Mega Man & Bass was first released for the Super NES back in 1998.

Since its release in the late 90’s MegaMan & Bass remained a Japanese exclusive until it arrived in America for the Game Boy Advance back in 2003. While some had the chance to enjoy MegaMan & Bass for the Game Boy Advance outside of Japan there are still a lot people who have yet to play the game. Seeing how popular the Nintendo Switch currently is and how appealing retro games have been on the hybrid console since last year MegaMan & Bass could really shine on this console.

Super Mario RPG (1996) vs Paper Mario (2000) which game had more success?

As many know Super Mario RPG along with Paper Mario are among two of the best Mario based role playing games that Nintendo has ever made. Super Mario RPG was praised for its 3D like visuals along with its storyline which diverted from Bowser being the main antagonist. Instead, we get a new villain named Smithy that players had to stop using playable characters Mario, Bowser, Princess Toadstool, Mallow and Geno. As good as Super Mario RPG was for the Super NES many people would argue that the game should have been saved for the Nintendo 64 especially since the console was released in 1996 as well.

Ever since Super Mario RPG was released for its graphics Super NES back in 1996 many people wanted to see a direct sequel to the game. But unfortunately, between the mid 90’s and most of the 00’s Nintendo and Square Enix were not on good terms with each other. Its was a real shame that we never got to see a spiritual successor to Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars especially since it managed to sell over 1.4 million copies worldwide and was praised by fans and critics alike.

Despite, the fallout that Nintendo and Square Enix has back in the mid 90’s we were still fortunate enough to get another Mario role-playing game for the Nintendo 64. Paper Mario was initially released for the N64 in Japan before appearing in countries like America and Europe during 2001. Paper Mario was developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo and was also a game that was well received by various gaming publications along with fans of the Mario series in general.

Ever since, Paper Mario was released the game has managed to sell over 1.3 million copies worldwide on the Nintendo 64 and is a game that remains a classic to this day. While both Super Mario RPG along with Paper Mario became successful following their respective releases there are some would be more inclined to give the 16 bit SNES Mario game edge over the classic that we got in the early 00’s. While Paper Mario was cool Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was simply the best role playing game to have ever emerged from the Mario series period.

Will the exclusion of handheld gaming hurt the sales of Super Mario Party?

There are so many people who were surprised about the announcement that Nobody Nintendo made days ago regarding the absence of handheld gameplay for Super Mario Party. Nintendo has revealed that Super Mario Party would only be playable in TV and tabletop mode mainly because the Joy-Cons are needed for the mini-games which is total understandable. Besides a majority of Mario Party games that we have seen since 1998 have been played in TV mode for past two decades. Its highly, unlikely that the sales of Super Marty Party will not be affected by the absence of handheld gameplay.

In fact, the latest game in the series Mario Party 10 is proof of that since it managed to sell over 2.1 million units worldwide despite receiving a mixed reception in relation to its gameplay following its Wii-U release back in 2015. Its pretty hard to predict how Super Mario Party will do in sales within the first week or month but it seems likely to surpass Mario Party 10 seeing how popular the Nintendo Switch currently is. The exclusion of handheld gameplay should not be a critical factor on how the Super Mario Party performs in terms of sales at all.

Should Final Fantasy Tactics be ported for the Nintendo Switch?

As many people know it has been revealed that Square Enix plans on being numerous Final Fantasy games such as 7, 9, 10 and 12 to the Nintendo Switch sometime in the near future. While many people are excited about the fact that those games will be appearing on the Nintendo Switch in 2019 there are some who question the absence of other titles within the series that Square Enix did not mention. While the exclusion of Final Fantasy 8 was a hot topic in relation to appearing in the Nintendo Switch the idea of Final Fantasy Tactics not being announced by Square Enix is also one that is questionable.

While Final Fantasy Tactics was not as popular as the likes Final Fantasy 7, 8, 10 and 12 it was still a pretty cool JRPG that gave titles such as Tactics Orge: Let Us Cling Together a run for its money. Also, without it we never would have got cool games such as Final Fantasy Advance and Final Fantasy A2 which which were also pretty cool Tactical-RPG’s during the 2000’s. While Square Enix has not mentioned the possibility of bringing Final Fantasy Tactics the Nintendo Switch in the future its something that can definitely still happen due to popular demand or if the comprises interested in making it a reality.

Should TMNT: Turtles in Time be re-released for the Nintendo Switch?

When it comes down to popular SNES games from the early 90’s one of the many titles that instantly comes to mind is the beat em up classic known as TMNT: Turtles in Time which came out back in 1991. Ever since TMNT: Turtles in Time appears in arcade centers the game had become a smash hit and rivaled titles such as Final Fight, Double Dragon and Streets of Rage 2 in popularity. While it would be pretty cool to have this 16 bit classic on the Nintendo Switch the game has already been re-released for the SNES Classic back in September 2017. The idea of bringing TMNT: Turtles in Time to the Nintendo Switch does not make too much sense in general.

In theory having TMNT: Turtles in Time would be great because it would give people the opportunity to enjoy the multiplayer gameplay that allows up to 4 players similar to the arcade version of the game. However, TMNT: Turtles in Time is not quite as popular in this day and age as it was back in the day due to the fact that beat em up games have slowly lost their appeal since the 90’s.

Will the PS1 Classic have more success than the SNES Classic?

As of right now one of the hottest topics within the gaming world right now involves the upcoming release of the PS1 Classic in December. The announcement regarding the release of the PS1 Classic by Sony caught many people by surprise but has everyone excited. The PS1 Classic will include at least 20 pre-loaded games such as Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3 and many more that were best sellers for the original back in the mid to late 90’s. As many people in terms of sales the PS1 clearly had more success than the SNES. Since it initial release back in 1994 the PS1 has managed to sell over 102 million units worldwide while the the SNES had managed to reach slightly over 49 million since its release back in 1990.

While the SNES Classic has been a success since September 2017 and reaching over 5.2 million units worldwide in terms of sales there are many who are speculating whether or not the PS1 Classic will surpass it in term if sales. Seeing that Black Friday is coming up in November along with Christmas in December there is a pretty good chance that the PS1 Classic can possibly rival the SNES Classic in terms of sales. In fact, its almost guaranteed that the PS1 Classic will sell more than one million units worldwide within month.

Will Disgaea 1 Complete be a huge success on the Nintendo Switch?

There are so many big titles that are expected to appear on the Nintendo Switch between now and 2019 that everyone is looking forward to seeing. One of the many big releases that everyone is looming forward to seeing in October is Disgaea 1: Complete which is expected to appear on the Nintendo Switch along with the PlayStation 4 in America on the 9th and in Europe on the 12th. For those who never got a chance to enjoy Disgaea: Hour of Darkness back in the 00’s you will have the opportunity to enjoy Nippon Ichi Software’s RPG classic that started the series.

Not only was the original Disgaea: Hour of Darkness game critically acclaimed it has also been ported for various game systems including the Nintendo DS and Microsoft Windows since its initial release back in 2003. Seeing how popular Disgaea: Hour of Darkness was back in the 00’s many people are questioning how well the game will do in terms of sales. There is a strong possibility that Disgaea 1: Complete can sell over one million copies worldwide within a few months especially since the holiday season is coming up in December along with Black Friday in November.

Mortal Kombat II (1993) vs Mortal Kombat IV (1997) which game was more popular?

As many people know the Mortal Kombat series was very popular in the 90’s and still is to this day. But when it comes down to classic games within the series it always seemed like the second game within the trilogy stood out more than the first or the third title. In relation to graphics Mortal Kombat II seemed more superior than MK I or III. Despite, Mortal Kombat III having improved gameplay over Mortal Kombat II it was not quite as memorable as the first two games. However Mortal Kombat I & III were also more memorable than Mortal Kombat IV which does not get talked about as much.

Mortal Kombat IV was the first ever 3D installment within the series and was also an arcade smash hit during the late 90’s before coming to the PS1 and the Nintendo 64. However, Mortal Kombat IV was arguably the least popular game within the series during the 90’s. While the gameplay for Mortal Kombat IV was superb the characters and the bosses including in that game such as Shinnok & Quan-Chi were not quite as popular the likes of Shao Khan or Shang Tsung. While Mortal Kombat IV surpassed the expectations of many people who were fans of the series it just felt different seeing a MK title in 3D since the series became popular as a 2D Fighter. In terms of which game was more popular back in the 90’s there is no doubt Mortal Kombat II was definitely a bigger deal than MK IV.

Was Super Mario Bros 2 a better game than its predecessor?

There is no doubt at the Super Mario Trilogy was legendary on the NES back in 80’s and in the early 90’s when it was re-released as Super Mario All-Stars for the Super NES. In terms of gameplay Super Mario Bros 2 was always viewed as the black sheep of the trilogy due to the fact that its gameplay was significantly different from Super Mario Bros 1 & 3. Also, Super Mario Bros 2 allowed players to choose between Mario, Luigi, Peach Princess Peach, Toad which was very rare in any Mario based game from the 90’s. While the gameplay for Super Mario Bros 2 was slightly better than its predecessor along with having a plot that did not involve Bowser capturing the Princess it was not quite as popular as Super Mario Bros 1 & 3.

Basically, Super Mario Bros 2 was almost the equivalent of what Zelda II: Adventure of Link was to its 1986 predecessor and Link to the Past which appeared on the Super NES in 1991 in terms of popularity. The original Super Mario Bros game despite having the most inferior gameplay of the NES trilogy will always be more popular than Super Mario Bros 2 simply became it was the title where Mario’s legacy had begun.

Was the Game Boy Advance better than the SNES?

As many know the Game Boy Advance along with the Super NES are among two of the most popular game consoles that Nintendo has ever made. While the Super NES was considered to be the best selling game console of the 90’s there is no question that the Game Boy Advance ended selling more during the 00’s following its initial release back in 2001. While the Super NES managed to sell over 49 million units worldwide the Game Boy Advance had managed to reach over 81 million within a decade. While Mario games were huge draws for the SNES and the GBA in terms of revenue for Nintendo the 32-Bit handheld console had Pokémon titles such as Ruby, Sapphire which sold millions during the first half of the 00’s.

Also, some of the best selling games that we saw on the Game Boy Advance included ports & remakes of SNES titles such as the Super Mario Bros trilogy Super Mario World, Yoshi’s Island, etc. The Game Boy Advance provided players with an opportunity to enjoy a few classics from the SNES which was definitely one of the factors that contributed to the overall appeal of the handheld game console back in the 00’s. Also, the Game Boy Advance has games such as Final Fantasy Tactics, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories along with the Sonic Advance series which made people who never owned the SNES want to purchase the GBA simply for those type of titles. Choosing one game console over the other is tough especially since the SNES arguably had more memorable RPG’s such Earthbound, Illusion of Gaia, Seiken Densetsu 3 and others that never made it to the Game Boy Advance.