20. Super Mario Sunshine
Similar to Final Fantasy VIII, Super Mario Sunshine is considered by many to be the “worst” Super Mario game. But the worst Super Mario game is still better than most other games, so it deserves a spot on this list. Delfino Island would look absolutely stunning in HD, and we’ve already seen with Super Mario Galaxy that Nintendo is willing to put forth the effort of porting older games onto newer consoles. There’s no telling how this would work on the still unannounced Nintendo NX, but I’d stake money on Nintendo finding a cool way to make it happen.
Games Included: Super Mario Sunshine
Chance of It Happening: 35%
Okami has been re-released a few times on more updated consoles, but it’s never reached its true graphical potential. Just imagine the painterly graphics on a PS4 or Xbox One. It would be absolutely gorgeous. Sure, once it was taken off of the Wii and lost its motion controls some of the magic was lost, but again, if this made its way to the Nintendo NX, it could be a match made in heaven. There’s still a huge amount of people that haven’t experienced this special game, and that needs to change.
Games Included: Okami
Chance of It Happening: 15%
18. Simpsons Hit and Run
I have trouble thinking of another Simpsons game that was anywhere near as good as Simpsons: Hit and Run. The game was far from perfect, but it was written and voice acting by people from the actual show, so at least it was funny and didn’t sound like a knock-off. The remaster treatment would focus around improving and expanding elements of the open world, because compared to modern open world games, there just wasn’t enough to do in the original.
Games Included: Simpsons Hit and Run
Chance of It Happening: 5%
17. Onimusha Collection
I’m going to be a bit greedy here and request all 4 main Onimusha titles be included in the HD collection. Onimusha: Warlords and Onimusha 3: Demon Siege were probably my favorites in the series, but Samurai’s Destiny and Dawn of Dreams deserve to be included for completionist sake. Each game focused on a different protagonist in a slightly different time period, but they all played fairly similarly. Focus was on 3rd person sword combat, with a slow moving but powerful protagonist similar to The Witcher’s Geralt.
Games Included: Warlords, Samurai’s Destiny, Demon Siege, Dawn of Dreams
Chance of It Happening: 65%
I still don’t think Battletoads is a very good video game, but there’s no denying the frustrating but fun memories of playing through it with friends. With Microsoft owning original development company Rare and the recent inclusion of Rash in Xbox One’s Killer Instinct Season Three, there’s always a chance of a remaster happening. I’m sure that it wouldn’t hold up to most people’s memories of the game, but it would certainly be fun to see an entirely new generation of gamers throw their controllers thanks to the wind tunnel jet ski level.
Games Included: Battletoads
Chance of It Happening: 80%
15. Katamari Collection
This collection would include the first two games, Katamari Damacy and We Love Katamari, which I still think are the two best games in the now long-running series. There was something so special about those first two games, and I think with some small updates to the graphics, the inventive and fun art direction could really shine. Anything more than two games and I think the humor and gameplay would get stale, so I’d be more than happy with a smaller collection.
Games Included: Katamari Damacy, We Love Katamari
Chance of It Happening: 30%
14. Mass Effect Trilogy
I wasn’t holding my breath one bit for a PS4/Xbox One version of the Mass Effect Collection. EA had come out and said there were no plans to port the trilogy over, and since I was dying to replay them before Andromeda comes out next year, I went ahead and started it up again on my PS3. Now, of course, EA has said they are planning on porting the games over. I’m kind of frustrated, but I’ll get over it. Even with the gameplay issues of the first game and the disappointing ending to Mass Effect 3, it’s still one of my favorite game series ever. I doubt much would change since they’re just coming over from last generation, but any excuse to live in that world again and get some trophies doing it is well worth the time.
Games Included: Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3
Chance of It Happening: 95%
13. Bioshock Collection
Bioshock is one of the greatest games ever made. Bioshock 2 is a vastly underrated sequel. Bioshock Infinite is a stellar spiritual successor with one of the most engrossing stories of last generation. Sure, 2K has already announced that the Bioshock Collection is coming out (and soon!), but I still had to mention it here. It seems like they’re actually putting more work into the games than I would have guessed, but more power to them. The gameplay doesn’t really need any updating, but it’ll be nice to explore Rapture with better textures. I’m excited about the behind the scenes features, too.
Games Included: Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite
Chance of It Happening: 100%
12. Pokemon Red/Blue
It’s completely criminal that the last version of Pokemon Red/Blue that we’ve gotten was Fire Red/Leaf Green back in 2004 for the Gameboy Advance. Sure, the simplistic graphics still look fine, but I’d love to see these games in full 3D on the 3DS, over even better, on Nintendo next home console. Red and Blue are still my favorite Pokemon games, and I’d love an excuse to go back to them without digging through old boxes to find my DS and old cartridges. In a perfect world, this would lead to remasters of all of the handheld Pokemon games. What an amazing thing that would be.
Games Included: Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue
Chance of It Happening: 35%
11. Chrono Trigger/Cross
Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross remain some of the best JRPGs ever made. I do own them on PS3, and they’re also available on DS and Nintendo’s Virtual Console, but that isn’t good enough. I want them to be overhauled and updated for modern consoles like PS4, Xbox One, and even PS Vita. The story, particularly in the first game, is absolutely top notch and stands against modern video game storytelling. The combat is traditional turn based form common in the 90’s, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. This is yet another example of a game that younger gamers need to experience.
Games Included: Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross
Chance of It Happening: 20%
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