Should the Top Gear series make a return on the SNES Classic?

When it comes down to 16 bit classics for the SNES one of the many titles that comes to mind is the Top Gear series.  Many people remember the first Top Gear game from 1992 mainly because of its colorful graphics and catchy soundtrack.  The second Top Gear had better in game mechanics while the third title had a creative inter-galactic theme to it.


All three Top Gear games are underrated 16 bit classics that do not get talked about as much as they should.  Also, when it comes down to looking for any of the Top Gear titles at used video game stores you will have a slim chance at finding any of them.  The replay value of the Top Gear trilogy was high back in the 90’s and they are racing classics that retro gamers would love to see re-released for the SNES Classic Edition.

Should there be an HD Remake for Top Gear?

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The original Top Gear game was probably one of the most exciting titles for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System when it was first released back in 1992.  When it comes down to 2.5D gaming the original Top Gear title was so much fun to play along with one of its sequels entitled Top Gear 3000 which was released by Kemco and Gremlin Interactive.  As much as many people would love to see a remake of the original Top Gear there is a less than likely chance that it will ever happen.  Gremlin Interactive had closed down in 2003 and its unlikely that Kemco going to do anything with the Top Gear series.

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When it comes down to classic racing titles from the 90’s we got to witness game series such as Sega Outrun come back to life when Outrun 2 was released for the original Xbox Console.  It would be interesting to see the old Top Gear series make a return on the Nintendo Switch preferably as a downloadable software game that could be through the Virtual Console gaming network.  If the Top Gear series was ever revived one of the main questions would include whether or should be released as a 2D or 3D game?

Should there have been more Mario Kart games in arcade centers?

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When it comes down to racing games the Mario Kart series is very popular.  We have seen numerous Mario Kart games released on various Nintendo consoles from the SNES all the way down to the Wii-U.   In terms of Mario Kart games one of the most popular titles that we have seen released worldwide was Mario Kart Arcade GP DX which came out in 2013.  Even though, Mario Kart Arcade GP DX was a fun game to play at entertainment centers some people who are retro gamers cannot help but feel that we should have seen more older Mario Kart titles released in arcade centers.  Imagine what it would have been like to play titles such as Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart Double Dash in arcade centers in the late 90’s or the early 00’s.  Ever since Mario Kart 64 was released for the Nintendo 64 in 1996 the game had managed to sold close to 10 million units worldwide.  Also, Mario Kart Double Dash has sold close to 7 million units worldwide since its release for the Nintendo GameCube back in 2003.

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As of right now Mario Kart Deluxe 8 is off to a good start in terms of sales since it already sold over one million units worldwide since its release back in April 2017.   When we look at the sales of past Mario Kart games its obvious that frequent  arcade releases were not necessary to increase the popularity of the series itself.   However, the idea of having more Mario Kart games in arcade centers sounds great both in theory and in practice.   If players wanted to do a playthroughs on a particular cup such as Mushroom, Flower, Star or Special cup in arcade centers Nintendo could have found a way to have made it work.

Should Top Gear have received an arcade release during the 90’s?

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When it comes down to racing games the Top Gear series is one of the most well known titles of the early 90’s.   The original Top Gear game was so much fun to play for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and many people feel that the series itself was underrated.  In terms of worldwide sales the Top Gear games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System did  not do to well.  Some people would probably argue that the original Top Gear game should have received an arcade release before it was released for the SNES.   During the early 90’s we had so many cool racing games in arcade centers worldwide including Sega Outurn, Daytona USA and Cruis’n USA that eventually received various ports to different game consoles.

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Some would argue that if the original Top Gear game for the SNES was featured in arcade centers first the game would have been much bigger than it was during the early 90’s.  However, it quite debatable on whether or not Top Gear would have been big as Sega Outrun or Daytona USA back then.  It also debatable on whether or not it would have lead to more worldwide sales for the Super Nintendo.   But the original Top Gear game had the potential to be an arcade classic considering the fact that you had a limited amount of cars to choose from along with a few stages similar to most arcade racing games.

Should Mario Kart games include story modes?

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The Mario Kart series has been around since the early 90’s and almost every game that has been released since then has been considered a classic.  When it comes down to racing titles the Super Mario Kart series is the best in regards to Nintendo based game consoles.  The Grand Prix and the Battle modes for various Mario Kart games were exciting which contributed to the replay value of many titles in the series.  Despite, the Mario Kart series being around for a very long time some people cannot help but notice that Nintendo has never developed any type of story mode for any of the games.  Some would argue that the lack of story modes contained in the Mario Kart games contributes to appeal of the series since Grand Prix mode gives players more freedom opposed to being forced to choose certain characters in a campaign mode.

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When it comes down to racing titles there have been some from the past  such as Sonic Riders that were able to successfully develop interesting stories along with having a variety of different game modes to choose from.    The original Sonic Riders game allowed players to complete the Heroes and the Babylonian story arc with characters from each group.  In addition with completing the story mode of Sonic Riders players had the ability to unlock more hidden characters along with bonus racing items which felt very rewarding afterwards.   Many people would agree that there is nothing wrong with the formula that Nintendo has used for many years to make the Mario Kart series appealing in regards to game modes and gameplay.  However, if future Mario Kart games featured story modes with cinematic cutscenes in addition to the usual Grand Prix and Battle Modes it would look amazing especially on the Nintendo Switch game console.

Did the Forza Motorsport series reach its peak in early 10’s?

 

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The Forza series has arguably the most popular set of games in the when it comes down to the racing genre for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.  While the Forza Motorsport series is still very popular many people have their preference in terms of which game they like the most.   But in terms of sales Forza Motorsport 3 & 4 had sold the most worldwide since their respective releases.   Since 2009, Forza Motorsport 3 had managed to sell over 5 million units worldwide for the Xbox 360.   The sales for Forza Motorsport 3 was actually an improvement from the numbers regarding the prequel which did over 4 million worldwide following its release back in 2007.  One of the coolest things about Forza Motorsport 3 included an all new singe player season mode along with flashback feature which originally became popular on the Race Driver: Grid game released back in 2007.

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When Forza Motorsport 4 was released the season mode was similar to its sequel which added to the game’s appeal.   Along with having a nice season mode there were multiple race options including autocross, drift and multiple heat races.  The Kinect feature for Forza Motorsport 4 was something that was interesting yet expensive since it was released a year before the game was released back in 2010.   Some would say that one of the reasons why recent Forza Motorsport games has dipped in sales in comparison to the early 10’s was due to the development of the Horizon series which started in 2012.  Despite, the fact that recent Forza Motorsport games have not sold as much as their predecessors the sales for some of the latest titles still remains in the millions.  Also, the gameplay for Forza Motorsport 5 & 6 seem fantastic and received praise from critics fans alike following their respective releases.

Is Forza Motorsport Microsoft’s version of Gran Turismo?

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At this point it would be safe to say that Forza is quite possibly the best racing series to be featured on Xbox consoles as of right now.  But when it comes down to racing titles for the Xbox consoles we have seen so many cool games over the past decade including Project Gotham, Race Driver:Grid, Forza Horizon and Burnout Paradise.   When it comes down to the Forza series most of the games had looked impressive on consoles such as Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.  When it comes down to the Forza Motorsport series some people would look at the game like its Microsoft’s version of Gran Turismo.  When it comes down to sales on an international level the results are generally impressive considering the fact that numbers exceed one million units worldwide following the release of each game.  In terms of which game in the Forza Motorsport series was the overall best is usually debatable but some people are inclined to agree that the second third and fourth game were fantastic.

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While Forza Motorsport II, III and IV were great games they also did the best in terms of worldwide sales.  Forza Motorsport III which was released back in 2009 had sold over 5 million units worldwide since its release.   Even though, the sales for Forza Motorsport III pales in comparison to Gran Turismo 5 which has sold over 10 million units worldwide in 2010 it was still highly regarded as an impressive title.   Since the start of the Forza Motorsport series as a whole back in the mid 00’s  it had managed to earn over one billion dollars in retail while selling at least ten million copies in games overall.  While competition among different games in the racing genre makes things interesting many would probably agree that the Forza series is the best thing going for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 right now in terms of the racing genre.  Also, while many people are enjoying Forza Motorsport 6 many people are anticipating the release for a potential sequel quite possibly for the Xbox Scorpio in the future.