When it comes down to RPG titles of 00’s Kingdom Hearts II was probably one of the most popular games of the decade. Kingdom Hearts II was released for both the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation 3 between 2005-2006 and was the third game in the series following the release of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories which came out in the Fall of 2004. Ever since the original version of Kingdom Hearts II was released for the PlayStation 2 the game had managed to sell over 4 million units worldwide on that console alone while reaching over one million on the PlayStation 3.
In terms of whether or not Kingdom Hearts II would have worked on the Nintendo GameCube is debatable. After all, the relationship between Square Enix and Nintendo was still a bit rocky following the fallout the two entities had back in the 90’s involving the N64. As far as graphics and gameplay are concerned many argue that Kingdom Hearts II could have definitely worked on the Nintendo Gamecube. However, its questionable on whether or not a GameCube port of Kingdom Hearts II could have sold as much as the PS2 version of the game considering how popular the console was throughout the entire decade. If anything Kingdom Hearts II being released exclusively for PlayStation consoles is what helped the game out in terms of sales.
When it comes down to RPG classics of the 00’s Final Fantasy XII is one of the many games that people think about. Ever since Final Fantasy XII came out in 2006 the game had managed to sell close to six million units worldwide on the PlayStation 2. The fact that Final Fantasy XII was a PS2 exclusive during the mid 00’s was probably one of the main reasons why it was a huge success. But despite how popular Final Fantasy XII was on the PS2 there are some people who wondered whether or not it could have worked on the Nintendo Gamecube or even the Wii which came out in November 2006. There are some who argue that in terms of quality the Nintendo Gamecube was just as good as the PS2. However, when it came down to memory and data storage the PS2 was arguably better than the Nintendo Gamecube.
Also, when it came down to popularity the Nintendo Gamecube was not quite on the same level as the PS2. However, considering that most of the Final Fantasy games were featured mainly on PlayStation consoles starting with FFVII in the 90’s it does not come as much of a surprise that Final Fantasy XII was a PS2 exclusive. While Final Fantasy XII could have worked for the Nintendo Gamecube in theory its questionable in terms of how well it would have done in sales in comparison to the PS2 during the mid 00’s.
Sonic Adventure 2 without a doubt was one of the best action adventure platform games of the early 00’s. The introduction of new characters such as Shadow the Hedgehog and Rouge the Bat had grabbed the interest of people who were long time fans of the Sonic set and wanted to see something new.
Also, the inclusion of two separate stories involving the heroes and the villains made the game itself much more interesting. Even this classic game has started off on the Sega Dreamcast and was eventually re-released for the Nintendo GameCube there are some who believe that it should be ported or remade for the Nintendo Switch. As of right now Sonic Mania is one of the hottest games for the Nintendo Switch along fact that another 3D game entitled “Sonic Forces” was released not to long ago. If anything there would be many people who would prefer to buy Sonic Adventure 2 over Sonic Force for the Nintendo Switch.
The Killer Instinct series was such a huge success in arcade centers along with the Super NES worldwide following its release in the early 90’s. The graphics and sprites looked so realistic that it looked One it could have worked on the PS1. For whatever read Rare had decided not to make the decision to port Killer Instinct for the Sega Genesis or even Sega CD.
When it comes down to fighting games some might argue that the SNES was better than the Sega Genesis. After we did get to see games on the SNES such as Street Fighter Alpha 2, Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension and other that were great but were not found on the Sega Genesis.
The Streets of Rage series is a classic from the early 90’s that many retro gamers enjoyed on the Sega Genesis during the 16bit era of gaming. While the Streets of Rage series was competing with Final Fight which was featured exclusively on the SNES some people wonder whether or not Street of Rage could have worked on the 16 bit Nintendo console.
While the SNES had some pretty cool beat em ups such as TMNT: Turtles in Time, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the Movie, Super Double Dragon, Captain Commando, Final Fight and many others; it would be safe to say that the Street of Rage series could have easily worked on the 16 bit Nintendo console. However, Streets of Rage e may have not achieved the same level of success as it did on the Sega Genesis. The graphics, gameplay and especially the soundtrack made the Street of Rage series stand out from just about any beat em up title from the early 90’s.
The Final Fight series is one of the most legendary beat em up video game series of all time. Since its inception in the late 80’s the Final Fight series had managed to become very popular on the SNES before the beat em up genre of gaming started to decline in the early 90’s leading to the rise of popularity of fighting titles such as Street Fighter II.
But since the Final Fight series was mostly on the SNES some people wonder whether or not it could have worked on the Sega Genesis. Final Fight could have definitely worked on the SNES however the series has been competing with the likes of the Streets of Rage series in the early 90’s as far as the beat em up genre is concerned. However, Capcom had choose the Sega Genesis over the SNES for the Final Fight series it may not have been as successful as it was back in the day.
There is absolutely no question that the Ninja Turtles game for the NES is quite possibly one of the hardest video games of all time. As challenging as the Ninja Turtles was for the NES it definitely was not a game that many people would have wanted to see a remake on for the SNES. If the original Ninja Turtles game for NES was remade for the SNES but with reduced difficulty then maybe it could have worked out.
However, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time for the SNES was still a way more popular title than the original Ninja Turtles game for the NES. The beat em up genre suited Ninja Turtles games much more than platformer ever did.