Looking back at Mega Man 7 it was actually a pretty decent game. The Mega Man series in general was great during the late 80’s early 90’s. However, during the mid 90’s it seemed like the Mega Man X series was more popular than the regular Mega Man games which started off on the NES. Around the mid 90’s when the Sony PlayStation started to become very popular Capcom could have easily have ported Mega Man 7 for the PS1. After all, they did eventually release Mega Man X4 for the Sony PlayStation shortly after the release of Mega Man 7 during the summer of 1997.
If Mega Man 7 was released for the PS1 back in 1995 it could have possibly have sold more than it did on the SNES especially considered how popular the game console was during that time period. The fact that Mega Man 7 game was not re-released for the PS1 back in the 90’s was somewhat surprising to many people. But despite the criticism that Mega Man 7 receive its one of those games that is very hard to find in used game stores today which says a lot about the game itself.
When it comes down fighting titles for the Game Boy Advance DBZ: Supersonic Warriors was arguably one of the most popular titles of the early 00’s. The gameplay, graphics and soundtrack added to replay value of DBZ: Supersonic Warriors along with the fact that the game was better than any Dragonball Z fighting game we saw on the SNES during the 90’s.
While the Butoden series was pretty decent on the SNES the gameplay for Supersonic Warriors felt more fast paced and was more exciting. Also, the story mode in Supersonic Warriors had stood out more than anything especially with the alternate storylines. If Supersonic Warriors was released back in the 90’s on the SNES the game could have definitely been more popular than the Butoden series if it were marketed the right way.
Not to long ago A Hat In Time was released for Microsoft Windows and since its release its been compared to Super Mario Odyssey which came out in late September for the Nintendo Switch. As far as plot is concerned some can make the argument that A Hat in Time seemed like a game is slightly more interesting than Super Mario Odyssey. The Hat in Time game gives players the ability to control the main protagonist of the game who is responsible for collecting “Time Pieces” which can be used to manipulate time while fighting off many enemies throughout the game.
While Super Mario Odyssey is a great game the plot utilizes the same formula of having Princess Peach as a damsel in distress but with twist. In Super Mario Odyssey the main character Mario must work with a hat creature named Cappy to rescue Peach and Tiara while thwarting Bowser’s wedding plans in the process. While A Hat in Time has a very interesting plot Super Mario Odyssey seems like its more popular mainly because many people have been waiting for a new Mario game since the start of 2017. In terms of popularity Super Mario Odyssey would mostly have a slight edge over A Hat in Time despite the fact that they are both great platform titles.
The Mario Party series has been around since the mid to late 90’s when it first got started on the Nintendo 64. The Mario Party titles generally includes a series of mini games where multiplayer gameplay puts people against one another while utilizing some of the main characters in the Super Mario series. While the Mario Party games are considered to be very fun to play some wonder whether or not it could have became popular in 2D.
After all, we did get to see Tiny Toons Adventures: Wacky Sports Challenge developed by Konami in the early 90’s which was probably the closest thing to Mario Party on the SNES in terms of gameplay. Even though, a Mario Party could have worked on the SNES back in the early 90’s it probably would not have gotten as popular as it did if the series had began on the N64 in the late 90’s.
There countless games that the gaming world is looking forward to in 2018 for various consoles including the PS4, Xbox One X and the Nintendo Switch. Along with games like Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Project Octopath, Yoshi and others Kirby Star Allies is another game that the world is looking forward to seeing on the Nintendo Switch.
The cool thing about Kirby: Star Allies is the fact that players can recruit up to three allies and perform special attacks where the main protagonist Kirby can combine his ability with those of his allies. Kirby: Star Allies can be played in single player mode or on co-op mode which will add to the excitement and replay value of this title overall. When it comes down to the platform genre of gaming on the Nintendo Switch Kirby: Star Allies will be a game that Nintendo Switch will be dying to get there hands on especially if they have been long time fans of the series in general.
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.
Captain Commando is easily one of the most underrated fighting games of the early 90’s. This game was available in arcade centers in 1991 and was not ported for the Super SNES until around 1995. By the mid 90’s the 2D side scrolling beat em up genre was starting to decline and more people started to turn to 3D gaming. While Captain Commando was a very fun title it was not quite as popular as other games such as TMNT: Turtles in Time, Final Fight, Streets of Rage 2, etc.
While Captain Commando my have been worthy of a sequel making a 3D successor for this game my not have worked ou back in the 90’s. However, if Capcom were to release a 2D Captain Commando sequel in this day and age it would probably turn the heads of many retro gamers from the 16 bit era.