Could Galaga have been successful on the NES during the early 90’s?

When it comes down to arcade classics one of the many titles that people think about is the fixed shooter from the early 80’s known as Galaga. The game was very popular in arcade centers prior to when the NES was first released back in 1983. As popular as Galaga was in arcade centers there are some who question whether or not it could have been successful on the NES during the early 90’s. There were games like Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda that became household names on the NES between ’85-’89 and by the time we got to the early 90’s Nintendo started started to place more emphasis on the 16-bit SNES console.

Despite, Nintendo focusing more on the SNES in the early 90’s there were still video games being released for the NES such as Ducktales, Darkwing Duck, and Battletoads that were somewhat of an attraction during that time period. However, Galaga was considered to be old by the early 90’s and gaming had evolved leading to people wanting to purchase more complex shooter titles with high quality 16-bit graphics such as Super R-Type, Thunder Force III. Galaga would not have been much of an attraction during the early 90’s and it was better off being released on the NES within the 80’s.

Should TMNT: Turtles in Time be re-released for the Nintendo Switch?

When it comes down to popular SNES games from the early 90’s one of the many titles that instantly comes to mind is the beat em up classic known as TMNT: Turtles in Time which came out back in 1991. Ever since TMNT: Turtles in Time appears in arcade centers the game had become a smash hit and rivaled titles such as Final Fight, Double Dragon and Streets of Rage 2 in popularity. While it would be pretty cool to have this 16 bit classic on the Nintendo Switch the game has already been re-released for the SNES Classic back in September 2017. The idea of bringing TMNT: Turtles in Time to the Nintendo Switch does not make too much sense in general.

In theory having TMNT: Turtles in Time would be great because it would give people the opportunity to enjoy the multiplayer gameplay that allows up to 4 players similar to the arcade version of the game. However, TMNT: Turtles in Time is not quite as popular in this day and age as it was back in the day due to the fact that beat em up games have slowly lost their appeal since the 90’s.

Was KOF ‘98 SNK’s Best Fighting Game Ever?

Wait comes down to big fighting titles from the 90’s one of the most high profile game that comes to mind as from the Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat series is King of Fighters ’98. Since its initial release in arcade centers in 1998 King of Fighters ’98 was ported for the Neo Geo along with the Neo Geo CD exclusively in Japan. While King of Fighters ’98 was ported for the Sega Dreamcast and released in America in 1999 it was recently re-released for the Nintendo Switch back in March 2017. King of Fighters ’98 is generally praised for its 2D gameplay and graphics along with the improved gaming mechanics that it had in comparison to its predecessor.

While King of Fighters ’98 is criticized by some for its lack of story its still seen as one of the best fighting titles of the late 90’s. However, to say that King of Fighters ’98 was the best fighting game that SNK has ever made is highly debatable. Some would probably prefer titles such as Samurai Showdown II and the Last Blade II as being potentially better 2D fighting games overall. However, it seems like King of Fighters ’98 is not only more recognized than many other fighting titles that SNK has produced but its also one of the few games that can give some of Capcom Street Fighter games a run for its money.

Could King of Fighters ‘94 have worked on the PS1?

When we think about some of the most popular 2D fighting titles to never have been on the PS1 during the 90’s King of Fighters ’94 comes to mind. Ever since its arcade release back in the early 90’s the game was very popular as a head to head fighter and been ported to the Neo Geo and the Neo Geo CD. Also, The King of Fighters ’94 was apart of the SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii along with the PSP back in the late 00’s.

Despite, being included in other consoles later down the line many feel that King of Fighters ’94 could have been much more popular than it was on the PS1 during the early 90’s. But even, if King of Fighters ’94 was ported for the PS1 the game was released exclusively in Japan during the early 90’s. In theory, King of Fighters ’94 could have shined on the PS1 but there were so many fighting titles for the PS1 such as the Street Fighter and Tekken series that could have easily overshadowed the game on the PS1.

Should Capcom bring back Power Stone 1 & 2 for the Nintendo Switch?

As of late Capcom has been bringing back many old games from the 90’s and the 00’s on the Nintendo Switch. Later this year many people are looking forward to titles such as the Mega Man X Collection 1 & 2 along with the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection which is coming out this month. Since Capcom are bring back classics to the Nintendo Switch some wonder whether or not the Power Stone series will possibly return on the hybrid console in the future.

Power Stone 1 & 2 were both popular as arena fighting games back in 1999-2000 following their arcade releases. Both games were also fun to play on the Sega Dreamcast and never received HD remakes since then. Even though, too many people in this day and age are not familiar with the Power Stone series it would definitely stand out more on the Switch console than it would on the PS4 or Xbox One.

Should TMNT: Turtles in Time have been apart of the SNES Classic?

There is no doubt that there were so many cool games that we got to see on the SNES Classic. There were titles such as Super Mario World, F-Zero, The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past and many others which helped contribute to the success of the SNES Classic Since its release back in September 2017. In terms of sales the SNES Classic managed to reach over 4 million within a couple months which was a shock to some people since it seemingly did better than the NES Classics in terms of sales.

But within the line up of games for the SNES Classic TMNT: Turtles in Time was not included. The fact that TMNT: Turtles in Time was not included in the SNES Classic was also a bit shocking considering the fact that it was one of the most popular beat em up games of the early 90’s. In fact some might argue that TMNT: Turtles in Time was more popular than the original Final Fight game for the SNES. Despite, TMNT: Turtles in Time not being apart of the SNES Classic the retro bard console was still successful overall.

Should Marvel vs Capcom 2 be ported for the Nintendo Switch?

When it comes down to some of the best arcade crossover fighting titles ever made Marvel vs Capcom 2 is s title that comes to the mind of many people. Back in the early 00’s Marvel vs Capcom 2 was very popular on the Sega Dreamcast and was also a cool game to own on the PS2 as well. In fact Marvel vs Capcom 2 had the biggest within the entire Marvel vs Capcom series and the overall replay of this fighting game was high in general.

The idea of seeing Marvel vs Capcom 2 on the Nintendo Switch sounds amazing. However, Capcom does not seem to have a Switch port of Marvel vs Capcom 2 on their agenda as of right now. In fact many are still wondering if Marvel vs Capcom 3 or MvC: Infinite will ever appear on the Nintendo Switch or not. But if Capcom ever decided to port Marvel vs Capcom 2 to the Nintendo Switch it would definitely be a game that many people would pay at least $29.99 to own.