Could Super Mario Galaxy have worked on GameCube during the 00’s?

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When it comes down to action adventure platform games Super Mario Galaxy was arguably one of the best titles of that genre back in the 00’s.  Since its release for the Nintendo Wii Super Mario Galaxy has reportedly sold over 12 million units worldwide which is very impressive but at the same time not to surprising to many people.  If Super Mario Galaxy was also released for the Nintendo GameCube the sales for the GC version of the game would have definitely paled in comparison to that of the Wii.  Ever since the Nintendo Wii was released back in the Fall of 2006 it was a big attraction to many gamers especially with the inclusion of the Wii remote and nunchucks.  By 2007, the Nintendo GameCube was starting to get old but it was still a console that some people would love to play.

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However, if Super Mario Galaxy was also released for the Nintendo GameCube the quality of GC port would definitely have been more inferior compared to that of the Nintendo Wii.  Besides the Nintendo Wii was discontinued in 2007 anyways so having Super Mario Galaxy for the Nintendo GameCube would not have made to much sense anyways.

Should Xenoblade Chronicles have been ported for the PS3 in 2010?

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Back in the early 10’s we got to see Xenoblade Chronicles for the Nintendo Wii.  Ever since its release back in the Summer of 2010 Xenoblade Chronicles has been an action role playing game that has stood out on the Nintendo Wii with various features such the inclusion of a real time battle system and the New Game + mode which was very convenient in helping players complete the game altogether.  As popular as Xenoblade Chronicles was for the Nintendo Wii at the time there are some who cannot help but feel that the game should have been ported or even released exclusively for the PlayStation 3 back in 2010.

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However, when it comes down action games the PS3 had some interesting titles back in 2010 such as Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, Mass Effect 2 and Fallout: Las Vegas that Xenoblade Chronicles would had to have contended with if the game was released for that console.  In a way releasing Xenoblade Chronicles exclusively for the Nintendo Wii may played a significant role in helping the game sell close to one million units worldwide for that console.  If Xenoblade Chronicles was released for the PS3 back in 2010 the game might not have done as well in sales as many people would have expected.

Should Sonic and the Secret Rings be ported for the Nintendo Switch?

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Sometimes its almost hard to believe that Sonic and the Secret Rings was released ten years ago on the Nintendo Wii.  When it comes down to 3D Sonic titles of the 00’s Sonic and the Secret Rings was probably one of the best.  Some people would probably put Sonic and the Secret Rings behind Sonic Adventure 2 & Sonic Colors as far as best 3D titles in the series are concerned.  Even since Sonic and the Secret Rings was released back in Spring 2007 the game has managed to sell over 2 million copies worldwide on the Nintendo Wii.

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As popular as the game was Sonic and the Secret Rings was never ported for the Nintendo Wii-U in the early 10’s.  Since we never got Sonic and the Secret Rings on the Wii-U there are some would like to see this 3D platform title on the Nintendo Switch.  However, Sonic and the Secret Rings is not as popular as it was when it was first released in the late 00’s.  Plus, we have games like Sonic Mania which many people like more than a majority of 3D titles in the Sonic series.

Should Sonic Colors be ported for the Nintendo Switch?

 As many people are looking forward to the upcoming releases of Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces there have been online forums talking about whether or not Sonic Colors should be re-released for the Nintendo Switch.  When it comes down to 3D Sonic titles there have been some hits and missed over the past couple of years.  However, Sonic Colors was one of the most recent 3D games that many enjoyed for the Nintendo Wii.

Since its release back in Fall 2010 Sonic Colors has managed to close 2 million units worldwide.  Sonic Colors is definitely one of those platform games for the Wii that people would love to see for the Nintendo Switch.  However, if Sonic Colors is ever re-released for the Nintendo Switch it should probably take place sometime next year.  As cool as Sonic Colors was for the Nintendo Wii if the game is re-released in the near future it could possibly be overshadowed by titles such as Sonic Mania.

Should Kirby’s Return to Dream Land be ported for the Nintendo Switch?

We all remember when Kirby’s Return to Dream Land for the Wii U since it was probably one of the coolest multiplayer platform titles of the early 10’s next to Super Mario 3D World.  The game allowed players to enjoy some of their favorite characters such as Kirby, Waddle Dee and Meta Knight.  This 2.5D platform title was one of the many games for the Wii U that was worth owning and it did pretty well in terms of sales.  


Since its release in Fall 2011 the game has managed to sell over one million units worldwide and was probably one of the platform titles for the Wii U.  Even though, a new Kirby game has recently been announced for the Nintendo Switch Return to Dream Land is definitely a title that deserves to be ported for that console sometime in the near future.

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood: (1993)

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The 16 bit era was such an exciting time period to be a fan of the platform genre of gaming.  When Castlevania: Rondo of Blood was released back in 1993 for multiple game consoles many people were interested in various aspects regarding the game including the plot, soundtrack along with gameplay.  The soundtrack for CastleVania: Rondo of Blood was exceptional good for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the level design for all nine stages were impressive.  The plot for Rondo of Blood takes place in the in later part of the 18th century where players are expected to navigate through nine different levels to defeat the likes of Dracula, Shaft and Death as Richard Belmont.


Throughout, the game players can collect all sorts of weapons including axes, daggers, holy water, crosses etc.  Even though, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood was originally released in Japan for the SNES it was later ported for the Nintendo Wii on the Virtual Console back in 2010.   As far as sales are concerned some people probably wonder how it would have done in America back in the early 90’s.  Super Castlevania IV which was released back in 1991 for the SNES had managed to sell over half a million units worldwide.  If Castlevaina: Rondo of Blood was released back in the early 90’s it would have been interesting to see how it would have done in sales in comparison to titles such as Super Castlevania IV or Symphony of the Night.

Are the use of gaming cartridges more helpful or harmful to Nintendo?


When it comes down to video games Nintendo became very popular during the 80’s and the 90’s by developing game consoles such as the NES, SNES and the N64 that were cartridge based.  When it comes down to sales Nintendo consoles they are probably the best in the gaming industry when it comes down to producing console based games.


The N64 had managed to sell over 32 million units worldwide since it was first released back in 1996.  Even, though it did not sell quite as much as the Sony PlayStation which hit close to 39 million units worldwide in terms of sales the N64 had still sold more than Dreamcast.

The  Super Nintendo Entertainment System had managed to sell over 49 million units worldwide since its release back in 1990 which is very impressive.   Some people would argue that cartridge based games can produce the same type of visual quality that CD ROM do and they are absolutely right.  Even though, the Nintendo Switch plays cartridge based games the console itself has managed to do great in the gaming market.  While the Wii utilized CD ROMs for their games it was also one of the best selling consoles ever produced by Nintendo and managed to sell over 101 million units worldwide.