Should Landstalker have been re-released for Game Boy Advance?


As cool as LandStalker was for the Sega Genesis back in the early 90’s it a mystery to some people on why this game was never re-released for the Game Boy Advance during the early 00’s.  When it came down to gameplay this action adventure title looked and felt like you were playing a Zelda game.   The isometric gameplay for LandStalker was very unique and had the potential of becoming a video game series had it been more popular on the Sega Genesis.  It’s quite possible that Climax Entertainment had no interest in having LandStalker re-released for the Game Boy Advance during the early 00’s because it could have been easily overshadowed by many other big titles that were popular on the SNES that were re-released for the handheld game console.

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But if Climax Entertainment had no interest of having LandStalker re-released for Game Boy Advance another game similar to it would have been great to see back in the early 00’s.  When it came down to isometric 2D action adventure titles we didn’t get to see too many titles like LandStalker back in the 90’s and having a game like it during the early 00’s could have gained the interest of many people who were into that genre of gaming during the time.

Should the next Mario Kart game have a four player Grand Prix mode?

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For many years we have see so many Mario Kart games with a Grand Prix mode that generally includes up to two players against the computer.  In terms of offline gaming it would be pretty cool to have a Grand Prix mode that features up to four players in a single game opposed to just having multi-player battle modes with more than two players.  Although, having a two player Grand Prix has been fun for Mario Kart games for the past two decades Nintendo could really make the next Mario Kart game enjoyable if they keep the online multiplayer feature that was popular in Mario Kart 8 which allowed up to twelve players while adding more offline multiplayer game modes which would help its overall replay value.

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When Mario Kart 8 was first released back in the Spring of 2014 many people were absolutely amazed by the fact that they finally decided to add a Grand Prix mode the three or four players can take part in against characters controlled artificial intelligence.   Seeing how such successful Mario Kart 8 was along with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe there is no reason why Nintendo should not have a three to four player Grand Prix mode in Mario Kart 9.

Should Nintendo have created a 32 bit home console?

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The fact the Nintendo had decided to make a 64 bit console over a 32 bit game system during the 90’s console wars was something that came as a shock to many people. While the Nintendo 64 was a huge commercial success along with having better visual quality than the PS1 it would have been interesting to see how well a 32 bit Nintendo home console would have done in terms sales in comparison to the likes of PS1 and the Sega Saturn.  Despite, not getting a 32 bit Nintendo home console back in the 90’s the gaming world was eventually graced with the Game Boy Advance when it was released back in part of 2001.  The Game Boy Advance had introduced players around the world to many new exciting games such as the Legacy of Goku I-II, Golden Sun, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories Pokemon: Ruby & Emerald along with others.   nintendo-64-wcontroller-l

The Game Boy Advance also allowed fans of the NES & SNES to enjoy remakes of classic games such as: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Tales of Phantasia, Kirby’s Adventure, Final Fantasy I-VI and Super Mario Bros I-III.    In terms of worldwide sales the Game Boy Advance has managed to sell over 81 million units while the Nintendo 64 to do over 32 million.   It might seem strange to some but the Game Boy Advance had also managed to sell more then the Super Nintendo Entertainment System which has sold close to 50 million units worldwide since its release back in 1990.  The idea of developing a 64 bit console instead of a 32 bit game system was probably one of the best decisions that Nintendo could have made back in the mid 90’s.  If Nintendo made a 32 bit home console to compete with Sony’s PS1 it might not have done as great in terms of sales similar to how the Game Boy Advance did back in the early 00’s.

Classic Gaming- Perfect Dark: (2000)

When it comes down to classic games for the Nintendo 64 Perfect Dark is a classic that many people who owned the console and the title itself really enjoyed.  Back in the late 90’s and early 00’s Rare had produced some awesome first person shooter titles such as Perfect Dark, GoldenEye 007.  The plot for Perfect Dark was also something that drew players into the game because the storyline included elements of science fiction along with a futuristic setting that takes place in 2023.

The story mode for Perfect Dark allows players to control the main protagonist Joanna Dark who eventually learns about a conspiracy plot to assassinate the US President in order to replace him with AI.  While progressing throughout the game players eventually learn that the foes who were conspiring against the President  are alien creatures called Skedars.  The Skedars were dangerous because they had the ability to disguise themselves as humans while interacting with other people.

Along with having good storyline the multiplayer modes of this game was one of the many things that added to its replay value. The idea of having CPU controlled players during a co-op in any type of shooter game for the N64 was amazing because it felt like something that was ahead of its time during the year 2000.  Also, the games that people could play with their friends including death match was something that never seemed to get boring. Since its release back in 2000, Perfect Dark had reportedly managed to sell over 2.5 million units worldwide for the N64 which was impressive.  Ever since Perfect Dark was remade for the Xbox 360 a few years ago many people have wondered if Rare will ever make a new Perfect Dark game.  When the series first became popular if was featured on the N64.  If Perfect Dark returned on the Nintendo Switch the question some might have is whether or not it will reach the same level of popularity that it did back in the early 00’s.

Should the Ataribox include Virtual Reality features?

We all know that Virtual Reality is starting to become a big thing in the gaming world.  Also, companies such as Sony have games that include Virtual Reality features.  The fact that Atari is making a comeback in the gaming industry that many people are anxious to see.  If Atari does release the Atari box late this year or in 2018 than having Virtual Reality based games would definitely give the company the edge over rivals such as Nintendo and their Switch console.

If Atari does plan making Virtual Reality gameplay as a significant part of their strategy to turn heads it would be interesting to see how things will turn.  However, The Ataribox would probably be better off using a CD based format for their games opposed to cartridges if they want to pull of Virtual Reality. 

Will Atari have their own gaming network?


While its cool that Atari is coming out with another game console in  the near future many people are curious on whether or not the company will have its own .  Right now, Atari would have to compete with other gaming networks such as the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and Nintendo’s Virtual console which can prove to be very difficult.  However, having a gaming network is almost like a requirement nowadays if a video game company plans on releasing their own game system.  If Atari does develop a gaming network for the Ataribox it would be cool to see old games from the Atari 2600 or the AtariLynx as playable titles for their online gaming network.  The nostalgia of having old school Atari titles on an online gaming network would be something that would turn the heads of retro gamers from the 80’s and early 90’s.


Also, having an online network with retro Atari games would also be something that people would pay to play considering the fact that the Ataribox will not  have too many games once its released.   In terms of the Ataribox itself there are still many things we don’t know about just yet and as of right now many people are unsure whether or not the there will be an online gaming network for the console itself.

What should the Ataribox be priced at?


When it comes down to game consoles corporations such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft are generally expected to be cautious about their pricing.  When the Nintendo Switch was released back in March 2017 it was priced at $299.  Since the Nintendo Switch is not as expensive as the Xbox One S or the PlayStation 4 Pro it does great in terms of sales.   However, despite being very expensive with a starting price of $399 the PlayStation 4 has sold over 60 million units worldwide since it was first released back in late 2013.    It was also reported that the Xbox One has reached over 26 million units in sales back in January of this year since its release back in the Fall of 2013.


The Nintendo Switch is off to a good start right now in terms of sales since the console has reportedly sold over 2.7 million units around the world which is an impressive feat.  Since Atari has not produced video game consoles for a while it would probably be safe if they price the Ataribox around the same price as the Nintendo Switch if not slightly more.  As of right now Sony appears to be dominating the gaming industry while competing with Microsoft and Nintendo for over the past decade.  While we still have yet to learn about the details regarding the Atari box many people are wondering when the console will be released along with how it will compare to the likes of the PlayStation Neo, Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One X.