Friday Favorites: Wanted Remakes

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy November, everyone!
The holidays are right around the corner, and my mother is already playing Christmas music throughout the house. With the holidays come the video game companies scrambling to come up with publishing dates for their new and exciting games. There are, though, plenty of remakes this year as well, and here are some that I would love to be added to the rosters.
3. Spyro the Dragon
Spyro right now is in hanging around in Skylanders, but I would love to relive his original adventure that was out on the first Playstation console. The mechanics, character designs, and level challenges were awesome, even if some of it was a bit goofy. It was an enjoyable adventure with plenty of exploration opportunities and replay value.
2. Mario Party
So this franchise is actually still ongoing and Mario Party 2 is technically on the Wii’s Virtual Console, but I’m looking for a remake of the original. Give me the rigged one-player games, the ridiculous Bowser events on the board, the blistered palms from the mini-games–Okay, wait, we don’t need blistered palms, I remember how much those had hurt.
Still, I would love the release of the flagship Mario Party game on one of the virtual consoles so I can still kick ass in those mini-games.
1. Pokemon Crystal
We recently had the original first generation Pokemon games released on the 3DS’s virtual console, and being able to play Red, Blue, and Yellow again have been amazing. While I’m looking forward to Sun and Moon, I do find myself wanting to go back to the other original Pokemon games. The second generation was just as special as the first, especially Crystal. I was a little older, a little more video game-savvy, and the Crystal version allowed you to play as a girl.
Hey, representation matters!
Sure, we have HeartGold and SoulSilver for the second generation, but those third editions of the generations — Yellow, Crystal, Emerald, and Platinum — were always my favorites with the deeper stories. I was severely disappointed when we got Black 2 and White 2 as opposed to a Gray or Rainbow version for Generation 5 and then no third installment for Generation 6 (especially after all the Zygarde fuss — where’s my Pokemon Z?). Although Game Freak isn’t planning on doing other remakes just yet, I think Crystal would be a nice addition to the set.
What are some of your favorite or wanted remakes?

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  1. With the Crash Bandicoot remakes around the corner, I wouldn’t be surprised if they also brought back proper Spyro! I’d take classic Spyro over the Skylanders version any day, There are a lot of remakes I’d like to see. Now that Retro Studios is doing such a great job with the new Donkey Kong Country Returns series, I’d be interested in remakes of the original Rare trilogy. DKC2 is still one of my favorite games of all time!

    1. Ohhh, the original Donkey Kong games were awesome! Definitely have fond memories of watching my uncle and father playing those games for our entertainment. Classic Spyro would also be amazing!

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