As many people know the PS1 Classic has not achieved the same level of success following its release in December 2018 that the SNES Classic did following its release back in September 2017. There are many people in the gaming world who say that the lack of success that the PS1 Classic has so far is due to the selection of retro games used in the collection. While the titles such as Final Fantasy VII, Resident Evil, Twisted Metal, Tekken 3 and others are featured in the PS1 Classic games like Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot were absent which was something that many people were bummed out. Also, the 3D graphics of the PS1 Classic are far less superior than what we have today for the PlayStation 4 and it would have made more sense for Sony to make HD remakes of each game instead.
However, the fact that we even got to see a PS1 Classic at all is something that is really cool and would make a great collectors item for those who are huge fans of retro gaming in general. The PS1 Classic serves its purpose in relation to nostalgia in bringing people back to the mid 90’s with 20 different 32-bit titles that are hard to find in used game stores in this day and age and that something that would be enough to make gamers want to purchase Sony’s retro based console.
As far as upcoming releases for the PlayStation 4 is concerned there are so many cool titles that people are looking forward to seeing. Also, it was recently Ann that the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection which was published by NIS America and released for the Nintendo Switch back in November 2018 will soon be available on the PS4. For those who own a PS4 you will have the opportunity to enjoy several such as Crystalis, Ikari Warriors I & II, Psycho Solider, Alpha Mission, Vanguard and many more SNK favorites that were popular back in the 80’s. The SNK Collection contains at least 20 classic titles and is something that would definitely be an attraction on the PlayStation 4 owners who are huge fans of retro gaming in general.
As it currently stands the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is set to appear on the PlayStation 4 this upcoming March and will be one of the many high profile titles to look forward to one that console. It will be interesting to see how popular the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection becomes on the PS4 in the near future.
As many people may already know the SupaBoy S is retro based a game system that does not get talked about as much these dats as it should. For those who do not know the SupaBoy S is pretty much the 90’s version of the modern day Nintendo Switch but only with the 16-bit SNES. If a console like the SupaBoy S was released back in the early 90’s opposes to the original SNES game system that we got back in 1990 it could have been groundbreaking. In fact, if Nintendo made a game system like the SupaBoy S back in the early 90’s it could have definitely been more of an attraction than the Sega Genesis. But then again the development and release of the SupaBoy S would probably defeat the purpose of owning a Game Boy back the early 90’s.
What made Nintendo’s Game Boy system an attraction was the fact that it was a handheld console. As far as quality was concerned there was no question that Game Boy was inferior compared to the SNES and that also would have been the case with if SupaBoy S was released 28 years ago. The release of a SupaBoy S console back in the 90’s would probably be as popular as what we have right now in relation to the Nintendo Switch.
As far as underrated fighting games from the past are concerned allot of people know that the Street Fighter EX series was underrated. The Street Fighter EX games that were released between 1996-2000 were not quite as popular as the 2D titles that Capcom released within the SF series but they were definitely interesting. Since the Street Fighter EX series it seems like we have never seen 3D games within Capcom’s legendary franchise since then and its something that the company will most likely never do again. As far as Capcom making HD remakes of the Street Fighter EX games are concerned it seems like something that will ever happen.In fact, most people enjoy the more recent games within the series such as Street Fighter V and are looking forward to seeing titles such as Tekken X Street Fighter in the future. The Street Fighter EX de should be left in the past as some of the most popular 3D fighting games of its time during the mid to late 90’s.
As many people know the Sega Mega Drive Mini is supposed to be released in retail sometime this year at a date that has yet to be revealed. There are so many classics from the early 99’s such as Streets of Rage II, Golden Axe, Comix Zone along with Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2. However, there has really been no mention on Sonic the Hedgehog 3 being released for Sega’s retro mini console. While there is no official reason on why Sonic 3 might not be appearing on the Mega Drive Mini this year some are speculating that it might possibly have something to do with the fact the late King of Pop legend Michael Jackson had a role in developing the soundtrack for the game.
It should also be noted that Michael Jackson’s: Moonwalker game will also not be included in the set of games that are expected to appear on the Mega Drive Mini possibly due to public controversy that surrounded the late pop singer back in the early 90’s. Instead of Sonic 3 those who purchase the game will only be able to play Sonic & Knuckles which is considered to be part two of that same title unless Sega says otherwise. Its a real shame that Sonic the Hedgehog 3 will most likely not appear on the Mega Drive Mini especially since its considered to be one of the more memorable 16-bit titles that Sega has ever made.
As many people know the Street Fighter EX series which initially started back in 1996 consisted of a trilogy of 3D fighting games within the series which were considered to be underrated. While the first Street Fighter EX Plus game had an arcade release in December ’96 before appearing on the PS1 during ’97 we got see a sequel known as EX 2 Plus 2 during ’98 which also received a positive reception from fans and critics alike. Following its arcade release in ’98 Street Fighter EX Plus 2 was eventually ported for the PS1 the following year in ’99 but was seeming overshadowed by titles such as Tekken 3 and Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes on that same console. While Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes also appeared in the Sega Dreamcast some argue that Street Fighter EX Plus 2 could have definitely stood out more the 128-bit game system back in 1999.
For reasons that many people are unaware of Street Fighter EX Plus 2 was never ported for the Sega Dreamcast which was a shame because Capcom was really making great fighting titles between the mid to late 90’s. But there is no question that Street Fighter EX Plus 2 would have looked far more superior visually on the Sega Dreamcast opposed to the PS1. Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha 2 could have definitely shined on the Sega Dreamcast in 1998 especially since games like Soul Calibur and King of Fighters ’98 did not appear on that console until ’99.
As far as retro based consoles are concerned many people have heard of the Hyperkin RetroN 2 which is a game system that plays both NES along with SNES titles. As far as popularity is concerned retro based game systems such as the Hyperkin RetroN 2 are not as popular as the likes of the SNES Classic or the PS1 Classic. In fact, some argue that if Nintendo had released a game console like the Hyperkin RetroN 2 back in the early 90’s that could have ended up selling more than the Super Nintendo Entertainment System did following its initial release back in 1990. In total, the SNES managed to sell over 49 million units worldwide throughout the 90’s decade surpassing the Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast and even the Nintendo 64 in sales which was quite impressive.
However, its unlikely that a console like the Hyperkin RetroN 2 could have competed with the lines of the PS1 back in the 90’s which managed to reach over 101 million units worldwide in relation to sales. Either way, seeing the Hyperkin RetroN 2 back in the early 90’s would have been legendary and have definitely been a bigger attraction than simply having the 16-bit SNES console.