Back in December, we brought you a list of 10 of our all-time favourite retro gaming gems that would make awesome additions to the Nintendo Switch library. Since then we’ve been kicking ourselves for missing out some other great titles, that we’d pay good money to play if they were ever ported over.
So, without further ado, here’s 5 More Retro Video Games We’d Like To See on Nintendo Switch. Scroll down for more.
5. ZOMBIES AT MY NEIGHBORS (LUCASARTS)
Zombies Ate My Neighbors was one of the best games ever released on the Super Nintendo but is so often overlooked when people compile their lists of the best games ever made. It’s a simple enough story – you play one of two cool teens who find themselves responsible for saving their entire neighbourhood when it’s mysteriously overrun with the living dead.
You could either play single-player mode or co-op which would translate perfectly to the Switch, as would the 16-bit era graphics which in fairness to Konami, haven’t aged a day.
4. EARTHBOUND (HAL LAB)
Earthbound is a gorgeous 16-bit gem about a group of kids with weird names (like Poo!) who band together to defeat a hateful alien named Giygas who has crashlanded on Earth in a meteor. The gang must traverse middle America collecting melodies that are the only thing in the world that can defeat Giygas and send him packing back to where he came from.
Visually, Earthbound looks a lot like Stardew Valley, and wouldn’t look out of place on today’s Switch marketplace. In fact, it’s a small wonder that the rabid fanbase who live and breathe this Japanese classic hasn’t already broken down the doors at Nintendo HQ and waterboarded the executives until they agreed to port it.
3. KLONOA: DOOR TO PHANTOMILE (NAMCO)
When Klonoa: Door to Phantomile was released in 1997, it was described as one of the best side-scrollers of its time, and there was a real groundswell for the central character to become the mascot for developer Namco. That didn’t happen but the fact remains it’s one of the very best platformers of its time, and a forgotten gem on the original PlayStation.
2. CHUCKIE EGG (A&F SOFTWARE)
Unbelievably Chuckie Egg is now 36 years old, yet it remains one of the best old-school platformers ever released, and an absolute icon of the Amstrad/Spectrum years. Players take on the role of Hen-House Harry a fat little dude in a hat who must collect a number of eggs from each level without being pecked to death by some terrifying blue bird monsters. It was recently re-released as a mobile app, but the developers had taken away everything that made the A&F original such fun. Bringing it to Switch in its original form would be a nice little nod to such a cult classic, and a great way to kill a few minutes on the bus to work.
1. TOMB RAIDER (EIDOS)
This game needs no introduction. The Lara Croft action-adventure video game has come a long way since its initial release back in 1996, but there’s no denying that the original games were the most fun – and should absolutely be ported to the Nintendo Switch right away!.
Complete with her triangular body, Lara has to overcome some insanely difficult puzzles, as she traverses the globe in search of a trio of ancient artefacts. It was the most popular game of its time, selling over 7 million copies worldwide – probably to a bunch of teenage boys who were convinced that if you did it right you could totally see Lara naked after she goes for a swim – and as soon as Nintendo agrees to port it to Switch we’ll be more than happy to prove to you that this is absolutely true!
Which classic video games are you still crying out to have ported to the Switch? Let us know in the comments section below, or on our Twitter and Facebook pages @twobeardgaming