7 Best Super Nintendo Games That Deserve A Remake
There are so many great games for the Super Nintendo that it’s hard to believe that some of them haven’t been updated yet.
The Super Nintendo has a huge library of great games and series in a wide range of genres. Some of these series still get new games to this day. Fans of all ages have been lucky to be able to play some of these great games in different ways over the years, like through the virtual console, in ports, on the Super Nintendo Classic Mini, or in some really cool remakes.
But not all of the Super Nintendo’s many high-quality games have been given the same treatment. This means that fans who want to relive those great 16-bit memories have to look for expensive copies on eBay or do something illegal. But it shouldn’t have to be like that. Game companies could make a lot of money if they dusted off some of their old classics and put them back on the market.
The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse
In the 1990s, there were a lot of great Disney games, and Mickey Mouse was in more than a few of them. Castle of Illusion for the Sega Genesis was probably the best of those games. And it got a good 3D remake in 2013. This should have paved the way for more of these surprisingly good games to be brought into the modern age. This hasn’t happened yet, but if it did, The Magical Quest should be near the top of the list of possible choices.
Capcom was in charge of this simple but interesting platform game. It had great-looking graphics and two sequels, which should show how well it did. It may not be remembered as fondly as some of the other great Disney movies from that time. But that could quickly change if a good remake comes out.
Mega Man Soccer
Most sports games have become very predictable, but they still make a lot of money. There are plenty of fans who can’t wait for their favorite game to come out every year. But there are also a lot of gamers who would like a sports game that tried something new. One of these games was called Mega Man Soccer.
Even though it might not be as good as the best games in the series. It would probably make a lot of young and old gamers happy if it came back on a modern system. It’s a lot of fun to play as the Blue Bomber on the field, and the game’s mix of a popular sport and robot superpowers makes it a unique game that the Super Mario Strikers series should probably pay royalties for.
Chrono Trigger, which came out in 1995 and is widely thought to be one of the best games ever made, has been updated twice since then. First, there was a version for the PlayStation that had great animated cutscenes. This was followed by a version for the Nintendo DS, which had those cutscenes and some extra content. Chrono Cross, a game for the PlayStation, was kind of a spin-off of the game.
But fans have never gotten a real sequel or a serious remake of this game. Which is a huge shame for a game that is so amazing. Sometimes it’s best to leave a masterpiece alone, but there are more than a few gamers who would risk the purity of their favorite time-traveling JRPG for a chance at a fully updated version, or even better, a whole new adventure.
Zombies Ate My Neighbors
The 1990s might have been the best time for scary movies for kids. There were movies like Goosebumps, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Eerie Indiana, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and so many more. But those were all books, movies, and TV shows. In video games, the cool trend of scary things for kids was not as common.
Zombies Ate My Neighbors and its less popular sequel, Ghoul Patrol, were notable exceptions to this rule. These games were recently re-released on the Switch, but they could really use a full-on 3D remake. It’s been a long time since that trend of scary stories for kids went away. So it’s time for it to come back. What better way to start it off than with an updated version of the all-time 16-bit horror classic. That will scare most modern gamers in a mostly fun way?
Super Mario RPG: Legend Of The Seven Stars
There have been a few games that are similar to Mario’s first RPG, but each one is different enough from the original that there hasn’t been anything else like it since. Even though the Mario and Luigi series was great and Paper Mario has had a lot of great games. Fans would still be thrilled to hear that Super Mario RPG is coming back.
The isometric view is perfect for a 3D version, and it’s easy to imagine that this already charming world would really pop off the screen with the help of over 25 years of technological progress. Fans probably shouldn’t hold their breath, but if this one showed up in a Nintendo Direct. It would probably cause a lot of chaos.
Illusion Of Gaia
The Super Nintendo is by far the best console for JRPGs. It has a long list of S-tier games that are as good as any in the history of the genre. Because of this, there were a lot of Super Nintendo games that got great reviews, had a lot of fans. And still work very well today, but aren’t necessarily considered to be among the best games ever made for the system. One of these books is called Illusion of Gaia.
Okay, maybe a few more fans of action RPGs will put this game somewhere between Chrono Trigger and Earthbound. But most people probably won’t put it in their top ten. That’s fine, but this game is a lot of fun and should be loved even more than it is. If Happy Wheels game was remade along with Soul Blazer and Terranigma, the other two games in its unofficial trilogy, it would probably move up a few spots on those lists.
There have been some racing games that tried to think outside the box to give players a new look at a style of game that can get old. Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls for the Nintendo 64 is a great example of this method (remake that one too, please). Uniracers, which came out four years before that game, was definitely a source of ideas.
In this strange and fascinating game, players steer unmanned unicycles through loop-the-loops and over huge jumps in a race to the finish that is fast-paced and oddly fun. One of the coolest things about it was that it could do tricks, which could be expanded on in the remake. That the world doesn’t know it needs so badly.