Nintendo Games That Deserve 3DS Sequels
Move over, Mario and Link. Let these Nintendo classics have some much deserved 3-D attention.
Nintendo's decision to revive Pilotwings for the 3DS launch came out of left field, largely because we thought the publisher had abandoned the franchise. After all, the last game in the series, Pilotwings 64, debuted in 1996.
This, of course, is what makes Pilotwings Resort so impressive. Whenever a publisher chooses to revive one of the classics, we often let out a collective groan, largely because something usually gets lost in translation over the course of a decade, except with Nintendo. The company can put a game to rest for what seems like an eternity, and when the time comes for a sequel, pour the same love and attention into it.
That said, there are a handful of Nintendo games that could use a 3DS reboot or sequel, none of which have anything to do with Mario, Metroid, Kirby and Zelda. Not only would these properties boost the handheld's appeal, but also give longtime Nintendo fans reason to smile.
Hey, Nintendo. If you see this, how about a sequel to...
We like a lot of games, but only love a few. StarTropics made the short list. Nintendo took the proven Zelda formula and crafted an entirely new adventure starring a young boy in search of his lost uncle. The tropical setting was unlike anything we'd experienced in a video game, the music was outstanding and the combat (with magic yo-yo) was delightful.
The company followed this up with a sequel called Zoda's Revenge, but that was 1994. It's time to revisit C-Island in glorious 3-D.
Let's face it, the Wii doesn't have that much left in the tank. If Nintendo has an F-Zero in the works, it would be wise to bring that sucker to 3DS, where players could race high-speed hover cars while enjoying incredible 3-D effects. Throw in some online play and StreetPass races, and we'll be good to go.
Hey, the last F-Zero was in 04, so we're due. 3DS is the perfect fit.
Just thinking about powering through rough 3-D seas on a jet ski makes us a bit queasy, which means Wave Race 3D is a perfect idea. Just imagine gliding through the clear blue ocean while water droplets splash the screen. Meanwhile, dolphins leap from the water. Please, Nintendo. Pretty please.
We can't mention Wave Race without bringing up Nintendo's snowboarding series. Would have some things in common, except we'd trade the wet stuff for fresh powder, carving a path down the mountain while dodging 3-D trees and other hazards.
That Circle Pad would sure come in handy for guiding a character through a 3-D environment. More specifically, a muscle bound warrior by the name of Starman, bouncing off the ropes to deliver the dreaded flying cross chop. Pro Wrestling hit the U.S. NES in 1987, and if any old (really old) school Nintendo game deserves a sequel, it's this one.