Could Street Fighter X Tekken have been successful in arcade centers?

As many people know Street Fighter X Tekken was a crossover video game which was released years for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 back in 2012. The cool thing about Street Fighter X Tekken was the fact that it was a crop title that was years in the making prior to its release that nobody thought would ever happen. Since its release Tekken X Street Fighter was considered to be a success after it managed to reach over 1.7 million units worldwide in sales. As popular as Street Fighter X Tekken was back in the early 10’s some question whether or not it could have been a big in arcade centers.

Back in the late 90’s-early 00’s a crossover game involving the Tekken and Street Fighter series could have been huge. But by the time we got into the late 00’s-early 10’s online multiplayer gameplay became a big deal and for the most part you did not see games like Tekken X Street Fighter or Marvel vs Capcom 3 in arcade centers. If Tekken X Street Fighter was released in arcade centers back in the early 10’s it may not have been much of a big deal or an attraction at all.

Should The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time receive an HD Remake?

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There is no doubt that the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is considered to be one of the best selling titles of all time in the Zelda series.  When the game was first released for the Nintendo 64 back in 1998 many people were impressed by the gameplay, storyline along with the visual design of the game itself.  Even though, we did get a 3DS version of Ocarina of Time back in 2011 many people have dying to see an actual HD remake of the game similar to what Twilight Princess received for the Wii U in 2016.  Not only does Ocarina of Time have a high replay value but since its released for the N64 during the late 90’s it had managed to sell over 7.6 million units worldwide while the 3DS version of the game managed to sell close to 5 million.  If Nintendo were to develop an HD remake of Ocarina of Time for the Switch console it could be one of the main attractions they have along with titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

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While the idea of a high definition remake of Ocarina of Time sounds great in theory some people may question how it would work out in practice.  In terms of releasing an actual game for Ocarina of Time some question whether it should be included on the Virtual Console or should it be an actual cartridge.  Also, if Nintendo  does decide to make an HD remake of Ocarina of Time what should it be priced at?   The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess would probably average around $49.99 at stores such as Gamestop which may seem like a reasonable price for Ocarina of Time if we ever received an HD remake.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)

If you have been a hardcore Nintendo gamer since the 1990’s  then The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of the first titles that come to mind in regards to being one of greatest games of its era.  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was released for the Nintendo 64 (N64) in November 1998.  The release of Ocarina of Time itself was very significant because similar to Super Mario 64 it was the first game in the series to feature both 3D gameplay and graphics.  Since  most of the previous Zelda games were masterpieces  there was no doubt about this game being on the Christmas list of many children following its release in late 1998.  The features of this game were great because like Super Mario 64 open world maps were featured along with a decent plot to absorb players into Link’s next adventure.  This adventure had started out with Link has child having a nightmare regarding future events concerning Ganondorf.  Afterwards the game skips seven years into the future as Link was sealed away long enough until he can wield the Mastersword to defeat Ganon.

This game had retained some of the same features that was utilized in Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past released in 1991.  However,  the designers of Ocarina of Time decided to be more innovative and add more features to the game including puzzle games along with a new combat system known as Z-targeting.  This game had also offered players a multitude of options since there where many optional side quests that would allow many people to enjoy the game to its fullest.    However, when players finally make it to the Water Temple the vibe immediately changes from excitement to frustration leading to many gamers having nightmares about this stage to this day.  If someone manages to actually beat the Water Temple stage their problems would only get worse when they found themselves going head to head with the boss of the sixth dungeon Morpha.  Many people would say that Morpha was one of the most difficult bosses in the game next to the seventh dungeon boss Bongo Bongo or the final boss Ganon depending on the player.  The overall success of this game was unparalleled and would eventually receive countless accolades from many publications including Guinness World Records.  Also, publications such as: Electronic Gaming Monthly, GameSpot, IGN Entertainment and many others have rated this game to be a perfect ten.

Additional publications including GamePro had given The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time a five star rating following its release.  This Nintendo 64 classic is considered to be legendary in the annals of the gaming world not only due to its gameplay but also because of the replay value.  Many gamers would definitely agree that everything the designers put into this title such as: the difficulty, features, gameplay, innovation, storyline along with successfully transitioning a popular 2D series into 3D had contributed to the replay value of the game.  The replay value of Ocarina of Time was so high that Nintendo had also ported the game to different consoles such as: Gamecube, Wii, and the Wii-U.  The game had also received a remake for the Nintendo 3DS while answering the prayers of the fans for advanced graphics.  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was so enjoyable to a point where recently a person was beat the entire game completely blindfolded.  If that is not a testament to how great this game was then what is?   The designers of the game Shigeru Miyamoto, Koji Kondo and others had not only outdone themselves by creating  another masterpiece following its predecessors but they also provided us with a timeless classic that will never be forgotten.