Could Super Smash Bros have worked in arcade centers in 1999?

The original Super Smash Bros game is considered to be a multiplayer fighting classic fir the N64 from 1999. Ever since its release the original Super Smash Bros game had managed to reach over 5.5 million copies in sales. In fact, Super Smash Bros became the fifth best selling game for the N64 game that Nintendo had made due to its overall popularity between ‘99-‘01. As a fighting game Super Smash Bros was one of the most innovative titles within that genre that Nintendo had ever made. The gameplay for Super Smash Bros looked and felt like something that would have been a huge attraction in arcade around the world in 1999. Super Smash Bros provided multiplayer gameplay that allowed up to four people and included the some of the most iconic Nintendo characters of all-time. The idea of having an arcade release Super Smash Bros in arcade centers prior to its N64 release sounds appealing.

But then again Super Smash Bros being a N64 console exclusive is one of the few factors that contributed to its success following its release. However, the fast paced fighting gameplay and non-stop action along with the chaotic atmosphere in Super Smash Bros made the game seem like one that would have worked in arcade during 1999. An arcade version of the original Super Smash Bros game may not have been as much of an attraction as its successor Super Smash Bros Brawl from ‘01; mainly because Smash Bros Brawl was considered to be more iconic in general. One of the main reasons why Super Smash Bros Brawl would not have worked in arcade centers in the early 00’s is due to how gaming was starting to change. By the early 00’s arcade centers were starting to decline in popularity and online gaming was began to surge in popularity around the mid 00’s. But there is no doubt that not having an arcade release of the original Smash Bros game was a missed opportunity by Nintendo to some extent.

Retro Gaming 00’s- Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006)

When most people think about the Moral Kombat series from back in the day they think of the arcade trilogy that was released between 1992-1995. While we did get Mortal Kombat IV in ’97 the game did not seem as popular as the three preceded games within the set and felt less popular than Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance from 2002. In fact, when it comes down to memorable MK games from the 00’s Deadly Alliance was one of the few games that stood out along with Mortal Kombat Armageddon from 2006. The intro for Mortal Kombat Armageddon alone was something that would arise the interest of those who have been fans of the MK series since ’92. As far as the roster for Mortal Kombat Armageddon is concerned there were over 60 different characters within the game from just about every installment within the MK series prior to ’06. Similar to Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance players had more than one fighting style in which a majority of characters could battle each other using weapons. As far as new in-game mechanics are concerned Mortal Kombat: Armageddon was the first game within the MK series that allowed players to create their own fatality.

Also, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon had included story-like gameplay through Konquest Mode where players got to control Taven who was the main protagonist while his brother Daegon was the main villain. Players had to use Taven in order to put a stop to his brother diabolical plans as he aligned himself with other high profile villains within the series such as the Black Dragon Clan & Shinnok who was the main antagonist in Mortal Kombat IV. Also, the Kreate-A-Fighter Mode was also a first within the MK series and was a pretty cool feature along with inclusion of mini-games. Despite, receiving a positive reception from critics and fans alike Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is a game that is often overlooked; the Mortal Kombat series was not as popular during 00’s as it was during the 90’s or even the 10’s decade. Either way, many people would agree that Mortal Kombat: Armageddon was a game that deserved to be remastered in high-definition. But then again, games such as Mortal Kombat IX & X were titles that ended up becoming more popular than Armageddon overall. While Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is considered to be an underrated classic from the 00’s the game will never be on the same level as the installments that we got during the 90’s or the 10’s decade as far as popularity is concerned.

Should Assassin’s Creed III Remastered be ported for the Nintendo Switch?

There has so many exciting announcements in 2018 thus far in relation to upcoming titles that are expected to appear on multiple game consoles during 2019. Not too long we had just learned that Ubisoft plans on making a remastered version of Assassin’s Creed III for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One which expected to be released next year in March 2019. For those who do not know Assassin’s Creed III was originally released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 along with the Nintendo Wii back in 2012. Since its release back 2012 Assassin’s Creed III had reportedly sold over 7 million copies worldwide and has been seen as one of the most popular games within its series.

Seeing that Assassin’s Creed III had appeared on the Nintendo Wii back in 2012 there are some who wonder whether or not the game should be ported for the Nintendo Switch in 2019. As of right now the Nintendo Switch is still one of the hottest game systems in the world right now and Assassin’s Creed III Remastered is most likely going to be one the most high profile titles that Ubisoft releases in 2019. There is no doubt that the Nintendo Switch should be able to handle the AnvilNext game engine since last generation consoles were able to do so. Also, as a action-adventure stealth title Assassin’s Creed III could decline shine on the Nintendo Switch seeing that we do not have too many games like it on the hybrid console as of right now.

Upcoming Switch Games- Defunct: (2018)

There are so many exciting games coming up on the Nintendo Switch as we get closer to 2019. For those who are looking forward to seeing cool action adventure titles for the Switch console this upcoming Fall one of the many games to be on the look out for is Defunct. For those who do not know Defunct a game published by Soedesco that involves broken robot trying to find its way back into a giant cargo ship after accidentally falling out. One of the interesting things about this game is the setting considering the fact that it takes place in post-human Earth where the planet is inhabited mainly by robots.

While there are many obstacles that stand in the player’s way the have some help since the robot they control has the Gravitize engine which is helpful as far as speed is concerned. This upcoming single player action adventure racing game is expected to appear this upcoming Fall on September 13th for those who are interested in purchasing this game in the future.

Upcoming Games- City of Shroud: (2018)

There are so many exciting titles that will be released on various game consoles in the future including the PlayStation 4 that many people are look forward both this year and in 2019. One of the many games that has some people talking is a turn based strategy game developed by Abysmal Arts entitled City of Shroud. This upcoming title will be on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One sooner than you think since its set to appear on the PlayStation 4 along with the Xbox One next month on August 9th. Along with the visuals and the isometric perspective that this game has one of the many things about City of Shroud that stands out is the real time combat.

Not only will players be expected to think on their toes throughout the game but they have the opportunity to choose their own path which affects the alliance they fo along with the betrayals they experience. Players will also be able to utilize special abilities while executing Chain combos to destroy their enemies during battle. If you are a fan of real time turn based strategy games than City of Shroud is definitely a title worth check in August.

Will the Nintendo Switch surpass the Nintendo DS in sales?

Ever since the Nintendo Switch was first released back in March 2017 it has easily become one of the fastest selling game consoles of all time. In fact the Nintendo Switch has managed to sell over 17 million units worldwide in less than two years which makes many wonder how much the hybrid console will sell within the couple of years. In terms of sales the Switch console has been very impressive so far but in terms of whether or not it will come close to selling as much as the Nintendo DS is questionable.

Ever since the Nintendo DS was released back in 2004 the console had managed to sell approximately over 154 million units worldwide. The only Nintendo that has ever came close to selling as much as the DS was the Wii console which was released back in 2006. Ever since its release in late 2006 the Wii console had managed to sell approximately over 101 million units worldwide which was an impressive feat. In fact there are many who wonder whether or not the Switch will surpass the Wii console in terms of sales. As of right now it’s do early to talk whether or not the the Nintendo Switch will have as much success as the Wii or the DS console. But seeing how thing are going for Nintendo financially in relation to the revenue that the Switch console brings in there is no doubt that it will have far more success than the likes of the Wii-U or GameCube.

Sega Ages coming to the Nintendo Switch

There are countless games that the world is looking forward to in Nintendo Switch as we progress throughout 2018. It has recently been announced that one of the many games that is expected to appear on the Nintendo Switch in the near future is SEGA Ages. The cool thing about Sega Ages is that it features a variety of classic titles from the Sega Genesis. There are countless titles such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star and Thunder Force IV which is expected to be included in Sonic Ages.

The release of Sonic Ages for the Summer of 2018 is great news especially since the Mega Man X Collection is also set to appear in the Nintendo Switch as well. For current Switch owners who never had the chance to play any of these classics for the Sega Genesis Sonic Aces is a title that is definitely worth check out this upcoming summer.

Upcoming Games- Shadow of the Tomb Raider: (2018)

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When it comes down to video games of 2018 there are so many titles that many people are looking forward to this upcoming year.  For those who are fans of the Tomb Raider series they will be happy to know that in the Fall of 2018 an upcoming title called Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released for various game systems including Xbox One, PlayStation for Along with PC.  As of right now the release date for the game is expected to be sometime in September of 2018.

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The Shadow of Tomb Raider looks like it’s going to be one of the big titles in the series that the world has seen since the 2013 Tomb Raider which was critically acclaimed. Since the release of the Tomb Raider back in 2013 the game has managed to sell over 11 million units worldwide which is nothing short of outstanding. Also, it make many people wonder if Shadow of Tomb Raider could surpass the 2013 Tomb Raider game in terms of sales.

Is shutting down the Miiverse for the Wii U a good idea?

As we have all heard Nintendo plans on shutting down the Miiverse for the Wii-U.  Whether or not shutting down the Miiverse is not much of a question considering the fact that Nintendo has discounted the production of the Wii-U altogether.  If anything the discontinuation of the Miiverse on the Wii-U would make people want to buy the Nintendo Switch even more. 

However, the issue that Nintendo currently has with Gamevice in relation to the Switch console would make people wonder if closing down certain online features for the  Wii altogether is a good idea of not since there is a possibility that Nintendo will be banned from producing Switch consoles in retail stores in the future.  

Should Xenoblade Chronicles X be ported for the Nintendo Switch?  

Xenoverse Chronicles X is one of the few RPG titles for the Nintendo Wii U that many people would like too see ported for the Nintendo Switch. In terms of sales some might argue that the game could have been much better than it was.  In terms of worldwide sales Xenoverse Chronicles X came close to selling over one million units worldwide for the Wii-U.  

If Xenoblade Chronicles X could sell to close to one million for the Wii U just imagine how it would do for the Nintendo Switch.  Recently, the idea of Xenoblade Chronicles X coming to the Nintendo Switch was discussed by the owner of Monolift Soft Tetsuya Takahashi.  While Monolift Soft is mainly focused on the release of Xenoblade Chronicles II they are also aware that many people did not have the chance to play Xenoblade Chronicles X since the Nintendo Wii U did not do too well in terms of overall sales.  If Xenoblade Chronicles X was released for the Nintendo Switch then there is the possibility that it could be overshadowed by the Xenoblade Chronicles II.  However, its still something that Monolift Soft should make s prior after Xenoblade Chronicles II is released for the Nintendo Switch.