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This was one of my favorite Sega Genesis games. It is described
as “the arcade action battlegame of paramilitary pandemonium.” The game pits
two class-based squads against each other in the classic rivalry: red vs blue.
There is both single-player and local multiplayer.
To be honest, the
single-player is not all that compelling. Either you take a squad of five
against the enemy squad of five and command them RTS style, which is clunky and
chaotic to do on a Genesis controller, or take a two-man team in which you
directly control one soldier and give orders to the second against a full five
soldiers. Whichever squad you choose, the odds aren’t in your favor.
Where this game really
shines is in its cooperative multiplayer, in which you and a friend each have a
two-man team, evening the odds a bit. Before each match starts, you pick your
squad, which can vary as there are five different classes to choose from
(though each team is predetermined, so you can’t choose the two classes you
want, you have to pick the pre-selected teams); there is the close range
flamethrower, the bazooka-wielding trooper, and the machine gunner, to name a
few. Once the match starts, the
objective is simple: kill the enemy force.
Now I wouldn’t expect a
full-fledged retail release of this game, but it would be perfect for the
downloadable market. Throw in some four-player co-op (or even eight player competitive),
keep the art style but add in some HD visuals, and maybe a few new classes and
game modes and you have a sure hit.
Now this is a title I
have seen multiple times in different forums and websites be requested for a
reboot, and why wouldn’t it be? There haven’t been any recent racing games that
focus on motorcycle racing, and none that have the beat ‘em up mentality
towards rival racers that Road Rash does. In a genre that is increasingly about
cars, this would be a fresh change of pace, especially with the brutal blood
sport addition of knocking other racers off their bikes with chains or fists.
The game even features new and upgradeable bikes for purchase, something that
wasn’t seen that much back then. This game is definitely ripe for a reboot.
This final game I’m
sure many gamers have fond memories of. An arcade-style, side-scrolling shoot ‘em
up game set in the Wild West. What’s not to love? The game is great fun to play
by yourself, and is an absolute blast to play with a friend. With old-school
arcade gaming tropes such as a health bar, limited lives, tough boss fights,
bonus levels, and a great 16-bit soundtrack, this would be the perfect retro game
to hit the downloadable gaming market.
That's my list for today. Are there any old-school games you would like to see be remade? Also, this is my first ever blog post on here, so any feedback you guys could give, whether it be on format, presentation, or whatever, would be appreciated. Thanks for reading.