Sega Franchises We'd Most Like To See On Mobiles
Sonic's great but we want to see more!
We've started to see more than a trickle of games arrive from Sega's historical development studios, and the likes of Sonic The Hedgehog and Streets of Rage have led the fray. We've been thinking about some of our other favorite titles from the developer-publisher's heyday, and how much we'd like to see them on mobiles.
Alien Storm may have been a rather primitive action game, but it oozed atmosphere and blew Genesis gamers away when it made the transition from arcade to home consoles back in the day. As well as some great, static first-person shooter moments that featured impressively destructible scenery, the game included some very memorable run-and-gun sections.
As much-loved by home gamers as it was the arcade crowd, Afterburner is a great flight title that we'd love to get back in the cockpit for. It's going to be tough to recreate that arcade experience without an iPad we can actually strap ourselves into, but we'll settle for a conversion of the Sega 32X version from way back in '95.
Castle of Illusion
One of the earliest games for the Sega Genesis that we can remember, this was a classic Mickey platform adventure that we still have much fondness for. It was ill-timed to take advantage of the post-Sonic platform craze, but it was still a beautiful and imaginative adventure that we'd sorely love to take in again. Make it happen Sega.
A rumored re-make of this much-requested classic is due to hit the Xbox Live Arcade platform in the next twelve months, but we'd like to hope that Sega will also seize the opportunity to also bring the Shenmue games to mobile devices. These huge, epic and intricately detailed adventure games would be a very welcome addition to our phones, and they'd certainly kill more than a few commutes to work.
The multi-million selling Yakuza series would be the perfect answer to Rockstar's own ultra-violent offering on the App Store for Sega. We're finally starting to see PS2-standard games on high-end phones and tablets, so the idea of bringing this 3D action adventure to mobiles needn't necessarily be an impossible dream.
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
One for the nostalgia fans, we're sure that this game would leave many modern-day gamers cringing, and yet its a game that still holds plenty of fond memories for us. Released just a couple of years after the equally bizarre Michael Jackson film of the same name, there was something rather cool about dispatching enemies with Michael's Smooth Criminal moves. A gaming oddity, we know we'd be powerless to stop ourselves from handing over a dollar for this slice of history.