5 Nintendo Games We'd Love To See On iOS And Android
Enjoy a mobile gamer's fantasy with Nintendo's best titles for iOS and Android platforms.
We're big fans of Nintendo games, but we're even bigger fans of playing games we love on our iPhone and Android devices. Nintendo holds a special place in our hearts as our first love when it came to console video games. Wouldn't be the perfect marriage to have some of our favorite Nintendo's titles crafted for mobile? We know we're a long way from seeing Nintendo games officially released for Android and iOS, but it doesn't hurt to dream. We're going to share some of our favorite Nintendo games that we would like to see on the iOS and Android platforms.
Super Bomberman 2
SB2 is the second of five video games in the Bomberman series developed by Hudson Soft. It was released for the Super Famicom/SNES in the U.S. during 1994. It is the only Super Bomberman game without a two-player Story Mode. Not a visually breathtaking game, Super Bomberman's treasure was in its competitive gameplay. We still have fond memories scrambling to power up our bombers to trap opponents.
Its simple gameplay makes it very easy and ideal for touchscreen devices. Playing Battle Mode would literally be a blast facing off against four of your buddies on a team, or every man for themselves. Arguably one of the most competitive and fun multiplayer games for the SNES to date.
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out
Released in 1987, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out is one of the best games released for the NES platform. This game is so great even Mario had to make a cameo as the referee. Considering that Mike Tyson was considered one of the greatest boxers of the time, it was fitting to former Nintendo president Minoru Arakawa to use his name and likeness in this epic boxing adventure.
We can already see this on iPhone and Android devices. It would utilize the accelerometer to quickly move little Mac from side to side to dodge, and directional swipe controls to block and punch. Upgraded graphics on a mobile device will make this game a success on the mobile app stores.
Mario Kart 64
Mario Kart 64 is a must have on mobile devices. As a kart racer, you control one of eight selectable Mario characters (Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, Yoshi, Wario and Donkey Kong) who race on various themed tracks that vary in shape. Having a few different playable modes (Grand Prix, Time Trial, Versus and Battle), Mario Kart 64 will keep you entertained for hours in a competitive racing battle. In it, you'll make use of various power ups to either propel your character to the front of the pack or deploy weapons to dismantle your opponents.
Seeing this on a mobile device would be a virtual birthday for us. Just having the ability to gather around with your friends and face off on your mobile device would be an epic experience. Mario Kart 64 is one of the games that will benefit from the resolution found on mobile devices. Using the accelerometer to slide and maneuver and touch controls for movement, Mario Kart 64 would compliment any mobile device and make a great addition to the App Store racing category.
Star Fox 64
Known for being the first video game that used Nintendo's innovative Rumble Pak, which is a feature commonly used in today's video games, Star Fox 64 would benefit from the technology used on mobile devices to make this 3D scrolling shooter really shine. One of our favorite features of the game is the ability to pilot various vehicles, from a tank called the Landmaster or the submarine called the Blue Marine, to offer variety from the standard Arwing spaceship.
Here's another game that delivers a great multiplayer experience, supporting up to four players simultaneously. It comes with three multiplayer modes: a point match in which the player must shoot down an opponent a certain number of times, a battle royal in which the last player not shot down wins and a time trial to destroy enemy fighters. The multiplayer modes will bring an element that hasn't really materialized on the mobile market.
Considered one of the best first-person shooters ever, GoldenEye 007 features both single and a multiplayer modes. In the single-player mode, the gamer takes the role of James Bond through a series of free-roaming 3D levels. Taking quite a few elements from the Bond film series, GoldenEye deploys gadgets found in movies such as Live and Let Die.
Stealth is a significant element of the gameplay; frequent gunfire can alert distant guards, which will activate alarms that will trigger an infinite barrage of spawned enemies. Golden Eye 007 would benefit from a similar gameplay mechanic seen on the popular stealth-action title, Republique.
We've run down a few of our top Nintendo games we would like to see revived on iPhone and Android devices. What games would you like to see come to these platforms? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.