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Title: What retro game would you like to see get a modern commerica
Post by: Katzkatz on March 09, 2013, 23:52:28 PM
What with the recent releases of X-Com : Enemy Unknown and Carrier Command: Gaea Mission, what retro games would people like to see get a modern commercial re-make?  It can be on any of the modern platforms(PC, Wii, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360). 
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Crusto on March 10, 2013, 00:50:06 AM
There's loads, absolutely loads I would love to see remade, too many to list without boring you silly! So I will drip feed them into the thread lol. Ill start with buck Rogers on the MD, it's a really immersive game. It could be so easily expanded upon, especially the exploration side of things. The boarding of enemy ships was another great idea, that could be made very entertaining on today's hardware.

[align=center:3yfhavnw](http://www.retrocopy.com/images/gamedb/megadrive/buck-rogers-countdown-to-doomsday-cover.jpg)†  (http://s.uvlist.net/l/y2006/12/13835.jpg)[/align:3yfhavnw]
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 10, 2013, 01:12:03 AM
Do a console version (and use a modern game engine, like custom version of Unreal 3) of Rebellion's Windows'95 AVP and show how a true Aliens game should be done.

Super Cars 2 demmands to get an HD remake and put out on PSN for PS3, PSP+Vita, as does Chaos, Lords Of Chaos, Rebelstar, Rebel Star Raiders and Laser Squad.

MD Rambo 3 HD remake, well over due.

Platoon running on modern FPS engine would be bloody superb, tunnel sequences etc.

Rescue On Fract. A8/C64 running on modern eng (ok there's the Jag homebrew, but i'm thinking of putting it on a platform i still own, lol).


System 3's Myth would be superb, keep it 2D mind.


Will have a think of a few more.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 10, 2013, 03:09:52 AM
And having posted this in the Aliens thread, it soo needs a modern update:

C64 'Project Firestart'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ealWSW8jfhQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ealWSW8jfhQ)
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: nakamura on March 10, 2013, 09:32:03 AM
Resident Evil games. Keep them lighter on the action and turn the darkness up. Resident Evil remake on the Gamecube is still amazing but a fully 3D update would be great.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Greyfox on March 10, 2013, 11:50:13 AM
Rogue has allot of remakes I'd love to see done, but there is, to me some classics not yet mentioned here, there has been a remake of this game done already by the Homebrew scene (Ovine Designs) Datasoft's classic Bruce Lee, but would love to see it reinvented for this generations but maintaining the original gameplay, another one from Datasoft would be "The Goonies", "Conan" or Big Five's " Bounty Bob Strikes back", "Rainbow Walker", "Alley Cat"  from Synapse software, I could go on and on , but don't wish to make this thread boring :113:
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on March 10, 2013, 12:46:07 PM
Missile Command 3D and Tempest 2000 from the Jaguar would be amazing in HD
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 10, 2013, 12:53:13 PM
Whilst i'd love to see the following done on today's hardware:

Silent Hill, Midwinter 2, Captive, Hunter+Star Glider 2-In the case of the 1st 2, people behind them have either disbanded or sadly passed away, so i fear the 'spirt' of what made the originals so special, would be lost.


Going to add following i'd love chance to play on modern console:

Dungeon Keeper 2, System Shock 2 (running on Bioshock engine), Walker, Flood and Elktraglide.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Vyothric on March 10, 2013, 13:44:09 PM
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Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Bobinator on March 10, 2013, 20:01:06 PM
I want to see a port, sequel, or pretty much ANYTHING come of One Must Fall 2097. I dunno how much it'd sell in these strange new days of BlazBlue and Arcana Heart (Don't look that up), but I know I'd play it. It's still pretty much THE fighting game of any home computer that exists. I'm pretty sure I've said this before, but Street Fighter 4 can suck it.

Hmm... either that, or maybe Apocalypse, for the PS1. You know Contra? You know how the Contra games they made for the PS1 sucked? Well, this is a 3D Contra if it DIDN'T suck. It's not the most sophisticated of games, but it basically plays something like a cross between Smash TV and Contra. That, and you're basically playing as Bruce friggin' Willis.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: nakamura on March 10, 2013, 20:41:50 PM
Apocalypse was really good.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: davyk on March 10, 2013, 23:24:00 PM
Would be great to see Thrust and Joust get full-on modern treatments with massive levels, TT modes etc.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 10, 2013, 23:25:16 PM
Tried Gravity Crash on PSN? kinda a modern day thrust, looks gorgeous, has level creator, great sound track, but bloody hard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgnllZxcbuc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgnllZxcbuc)
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: davyk on March 10, 2013, 23:29:28 PM
Sounds lush - haven't delved into this gen though - no 360 and PS3 yet - I tend to stay a gen behind unless there's a big reason to buy into a platform. (Have a couple of region free 360 shmups so it will be 360 bought first).
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on March 10, 2013, 23:32:41 PM
Oh yeah also . . . .

S.T.U.N. Runner!!!!!

 :8:
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 10, 2013, 23:40:32 PM
Quote from: "davyK"

Sounds lush - haven't delved into this gen though - no 360 and PS3 yet - I tend to stay a gen behind unless there's a big reason to buy into a platform. (Have a couple of region free 360 shmups so it will be 360 bought first).

How about Sub Terrania on Mega Drive?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzmfkDDAkFo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzmfkDDAkFo)

Or, even earlier try:

Solar Jetman on NES, Zarathrusta, Roton or Fly Harder on Amiga, Oids on ST.

I did buy a Thrust clone on XBL for 80 MS points, cannot think what it was called, did'nt rate it mind.

I also own the ST version of Thrust on homebrew GBA cart (plus a Nightmare version).

Loved Thrust, sequel was poor on C64 mind.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on March 11, 2013, 18:17:39 PM
Sub-Terrania is a good shout actually.

I already said STUN Runner but some of the other 3D Atari Games titles would be nice too like Xybots, Steel Talons and Gauntlet Legends.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Alberto 2K on March 13, 2013, 00:10:57 AM
I would love to see a remake of "I, Robot" and also a good one of "Star Raiders".
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TrekMD on July 17, 2013, 20:53:30 PM
I was just thinking of a game that might be interesting to see brought to the modern era as a remake, Gauntlet.† This was a fantastic game on the arcade and it would be cool if it was modernized to allow for multiple online players to be participating (rather than four people cramped over an arcade machine).† I would limit the number of players at a time, though.† Otherwise, it might become to difficult to play.†

[align=center:os9kdgkv](http://download.gamezone.com/uploads/image/data/1109207/gauntlet.jpg)[/align:os9kdgkv]
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on July 18, 2013, 18:38:02 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I was just thinking of a game that might be interesting to see brought to the modern era as a remake, Gauntlet.† This was a fantastic game on the arcade and it would be cool if it was modernized to allow for multiple online players to be participating (rather than four people cramped over an arcade machine).† I would limit the number of players at a time, though.† Otherwise, it might become to difficult to play.†

[align=center:3oy7w8fu](http://download.gamezone.com/uploads/image/data/1109207/gauntlet.jpg)[/align:3oy7w8fu]

Really great shout!

This would make an amazing online multi-player game, especially if you add in the characters from the Lynx version and the quest type missions from the excellent Mega Drive version. This is exactly the kind of thing that people should be doing with the Atari assets, not making crappy iPhone games and T-Shirts.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TrekMD on July 18, 2013, 18:44:09 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
This is exactly the kind of thing that people should be doing with the Atari assets, not making crappy iPhone games and T-Shirts.

Amen brother!  ;)

Gauntlet is a game that has a ton of potential in a modernized version.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 18, 2013, 19:11:50 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"

How about Sub Terrania on Mega Drive?


I totally missed this post but if you're looking for something like Sub Terrania you should try PixelJunk Shooter. It's a downloadable game on PSN and very similar.

PixelJunk Shooter Review (http://http)
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Rogue Trooper on July 18, 2013, 19:12:45 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"

How about Sub Terrania on Mega Drive?


I totally missed this post but if you're looking for something like Sub Terrania you should try PixelJunk Shooter. It's a downloadable game on PSN and very similar.

PixelJunk Shooter Review (http://http)

Personally found Gravity Crash on PSN the far better game.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 18, 2013, 19:17:45 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"

How about Sub Terrania on Mega Drive?


I totally missed this post but if you're looking for something like Sub Terrania you should try PixelJunk Shooter. It's a downloadable game on PSN and very similar.

PixelJunk Shooter Review (http://http)

Personally found Gravity Crash on PSN the far better game.

I don't think I've ever tried that one. I'll have to take a look.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Rogue Trooper on July 18, 2013, 19:50:01 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"

How about Sub Terrania on Mega Drive?


I totally missed this post but if you're looking for something like Sub Terrania you should try PixelJunk Shooter. It's a downloadable game on PSN and very similar.

PixelJunk Shooter Review (http://http)

Personally found Gravity Crash on PSN the far better game.

I don't think I've ever tried that one. I'll have to take a look.

Looks gorgeous, superb music, but gets rather difficult, rather quickly.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Rogue Trooper on August 02, 2013, 21:15:30 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I was just thinking of a game that might be interesting to see brought to the modern era as a remake, Gauntlet.† This was a fantastic game on the arcade and it would be cool if it was modernized to allow for multiple online players to be participating (rather than four people cramped over an arcade machine).† I would limit the number of players at a time, though.† Otherwise, it might become to difficult to play.†

[align=center:2cs9fsea](http://download.gamezone.com/uploads/image/data/1109207/gauntlet.jpg)[/align:2cs9fsea]

There was a DS update in the works back in 2008, by Backbone Entertainment (Canada, publisher Eidos), who did Commando+1942 on PSN/XBLA.

It kept the top-down view, frantic battles, just threw in the occ.block puzzle and had more of an exploration element.

New foes included Imps:which made you Dizzy (uneasy feeling, not the egg :-)), Zombies (returned to life until you destroyed specific object).

Enviroments were said to be far more organic than the original

Retro Gamer magazine even reviewed in, in early 2009 i think, which is odd as game has never been released (to best of my knowledge, so were they reviewing preview code or what?). Game engine was used in DS G.I Joe:Rise Of Cobra though.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on August 02, 2013, 21:17:28 PM
It was finished (Darran Jones still has his review copy) it's a complete mystery however why it was never released.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TrekMD on August 02, 2013, 21:18:00 PM
That would have been interesting to see.  It's unfortunate they did not release it.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Rogue Trooper on August 02, 2013, 21:21:37 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
It was finished (Darran Jones still has his review copy) it's a complete mystery however why it was never released.

Perhaps you can ask Darran if he knows why it was never released/what the 'word' was from the publisher and in what form the review copy was in and then share it on here? might be decent story.

Or as Darran is a member here, perhaps he'll grace us with a reply.....
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 02, 2013, 22:13:36 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
It was finished (Darran Jones still has his review copy) it's a complete mystery however why it was never released.

Now that's a rare collectible  :13: Some people would spend a ton of money for something like that!!!
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: sloan on August 03, 2013, 00:18:10 AM
VCS Enduro.

Not in the style of current racing fraanchises like Forza or Gran Turismo. No, I am imagining a game that allows you to drive for days on end with changing weather patterns like the original, and the cars being slightly pixelated, slightly similar to the original. The difference would be modernized scenery and roads. Maybe too boring for modern tastes, but for people like me who played that game a lot way back when, it would be a nice update to say the least.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on August 03, 2013, 00:42:07 AM
Quote from: "sloan"
VCS Enduro.

Not in the style of current racing fraanchises like Forza or Gran Turismo. No, I am imagining a game that allows you to drive for days on end with changing weather patterns like the original, and the cars being slightly pixelated, slightly similar to the original. The difference would be modernized scenery and roads. Maybe too boring for modern tastes, but for people like me who played that game a lot way back when, it would be a nice update to say the least.

Really nice idea actually! I would love to see this personally, you could even add online leaderboards to record who did each 'section' in the best time  :16:
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TrekMD on August 03, 2013, 00:57:53 AM
VCS Enduro is not a bad idea for a remake.  Keeping it still with the same gameplay but with enhanced graphics, it would be a great game.  It could be done even for the retro Atari system (5200 and/or 7800) since they both can do better graphics.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: sloan on August 03, 2013, 03:18:58 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
VCS Enduro is not a bad idea for a remake.  Keeping it still with the same gameplay but with enhanced graphics, it would be a great game.  It could be done even for the retro Atari system (5200 and/or 7800) since they both can do better graphics.

5200 Enduro with updated graphics would be super sweet, on the super system  :113:
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Rogue Trooper on August 03, 2013, 19:19:03 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "The Laird"
It was finished (Darran Jones still has his review copy) it's a complete mystery however why it was never released.

Now that's a rare collectible  :13: Some people would spend a ton of money for something like that!!!

Looks like it was sent to all 3 of the big Nintendo magazines:


Nintendo Power, The Official Nintendo Magazine and Retro Gamer.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on August 10, 2013, 21:31:18 PM
Another candidate:

Major Havoc (1983 Atari) [Re-Uploaded] (http://http)
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TrekMD on August 10, 2013, 21:49:14 PM
That's a good one.  I take it you'd like to see it made into a modern raster game?  It's hard to improve upon vector graphics.  :)
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on August 10, 2013, 21:59:06 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
That's a good one.  I take it you'd like to see it made into a modern raster game?  It's hard to improve upon vector graphics.  :)

I would try and keep that kind of style though, think Tempest 2000 style visuals. Which is funny I suppose because Jeff Minter was working on Major Havoc 2000 for the Jaguar.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TrekMD on August 10, 2013, 22:01:41 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
That's a good one.  I take it you'd like to see it made into a modern raster game?  It's hard to improve upon vector graphics.  :)

I would try and keep that kind of style though, think Tempest 2000 style visuals. Which is funny I suppose because Jeff Minter was working on Major Havoc 2000 for the Jaguar.

That works.  Too bad he didn't make it a reality for us to play!  Or, more accurately, Atari didn't!
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on August 14, 2013, 21:35:17 PM
Another game I would love to see get remade is one of the proper old school, vertically scrolling army man shooters like Ikari Warriors, Commando, Gun Smoke or Heavy Barrel

In fact my personal pick would be the brilliant Mercs (the sequel to Commando)

Mercs (Arcade) in 10:23.03 by DarkKobold (http://http)

You wouldn't have to mess with it much, just update the visuals, add levels in different countries/and or time setting and add multi-player modes too - think something like COD but in classic 2D!!!
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Rogue Trooper on August 14, 2013, 21:53:18 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Another game I would love to see get remade is one of the proper old school, vertically scrolling army man shooters like Ikari Warriors, Commando, Gun Smoke or Heavy Barrel

In fact my personal pick would be the brilliant Mercs (the sequel to Commando)

Mercs (Arcade) in 10:23.03 by DarkKobold (http://http)

You wouldn't have to mess with it much, just update the visuals, add levels in different countries/and or time setting and add multi-player modes too - think something like COD but in classic 2D!!!

A greatly missed genre for myself, loved core designs Warzone on ST+Amiga as well as titles you mentioned.Last thing similar i played was Rage's Millennium Solider:Expendable on Dreamcast along with GBA MOH.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Katzkatz on August 19, 2013, 19:25:19 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Another game I would love to see get remade is one of the proper old school, vertically scrolling army man shooters like Ikari Warriors, Commando, Gun Smoke or Heavy Barrel

In fact my personal pick would be the brilliant Mercs (the sequel to Commando)

Mercs (Arcade) in 10:23.03 by DarkKobold (http://http)

You wouldn't have to mess with it much, just update the visuals, add levels in different countries/and or time setting and add multi-player modes too - think something like COD but in classic 2D!!!

I loved Mercs in the arcade.  A great game.  Be nice to see a remake - but, 2D is out of fashion at the moment - sadly! 
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Katzkatz on August 26, 2013, 20:37:09 PM
I'd also love to see SWIV get a proper remake - and again - no 3D!¬†  There was a sort of quasi 3D version released for the PC as a sequel.¬†

SWIV in all its original 2D glory :-

Swiv (amiga) 2 players pt. 1/2 (http://http)
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Cryptic33 on October 25, 2013, 23:05:40 PM
Some great games mentioned there but I can only go with my personal experiences and say a remake of Crystal Castles would be awesome.
(http://www.rockartcreations.com/scott/images/posters/crystal_castles_poster.jpg)
My mind boggles with the possibilities. To think how incredible the 3D GFX would be on a modern machine and how the game could be expanded with hidden levels and seeing inside the rooms he pops in and out of :113:
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TrekMD on October 30, 2013, 03:42:59 AM
Quote from: "Cryptic33"
Some great games mentioned there but I can only go with my personal experiences and say a remake of Crystal Castles would be awesome.
(http://www.rockartcreations.com/scott/images/posters/crystal_castles_poster.jpg)
My mind boggles with the possibilities. To think how incredible the 3D GFX would be on a modern machine and how the game could be expanded with hidden levels and seeing inside the rooms he pops in and out of :113:

This would indeed be a great game if remade today!
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: AmigaJay on October 30, 2013, 08:19:42 AM
Supercars II and Hunter
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Post by: HomerRamone2084 on October 30, 2013, 09:04:31 AM
Chaos Engine !!
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on October 30, 2013, 19:47:45 PM
A few classic shoot 'em ups that I would love to see updates made of like Galaga has had:

Juno First
Gyruss
Satan's Hollow
Tac-Scan
GORF
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TrekMD on November 02, 2013, 19:33:01 PM
All of those are great games that would do well if properly updated to a current console.  I can see the music for Gyruss being very impressive given how good the music was for the original.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Fin on November 02, 2013, 20:36:51 PM
Definately Adventure on Atari 2600.

If anyones a fan this video is kinda cool

Adventure 3D (http://http)
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TrekMD on November 02, 2013, 20:44:38 PM
That's pretty nifty!
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Cryptic33 on November 03, 2013, 10:09:42 AM
That is very clever 8)
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on November 03, 2013, 12:58:57 PM
The unreleased Jaguar version of Adventure . . . .

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z280/mrkizza/Adventure2000_zpse198fb7b.jpg)
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Cryptic33 on November 03, 2013, 23:12:35 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
The unreleased Jaguar version of Adventure . . . .

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z280/mrkizza/Adventure2000_zpse198fb7b.jpg)
Very psychedelic, the Jag is a great system for many retro game updates. Oh well...
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Fin on November 04, 2013, 00:14:45 AM
is that unreleased but available in some format, or unreleased lost to time completely incomplete?
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on November 04, 2013, 00:37:39 AM
Quote from: "FinMK"
is that unreleased but available in some format, or unreleased lost to time completely incomplete?

Unreleased and unfinished, it's a homebrew game by somebody on here :3:
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Cryptic33 on November 04, 2013, 12:17:39 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "FinMK"
is that unreleased but available in some format, or unreleased lost to time completely incomplete?

Unreleased and unfinished, it's a homebrew game by somebody on here ;)
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on November 09, 2013, 16:30:15 PM
I would also really love somebody to make a new Double Dragon game that keeps the style of the original game. Something like the brilliant Street Of Rage Remake combining levels and enemies from all the games and keeping the graphical style of the original. I liked the remixed versions of the music in Double Dragon Neon so they would be a welcome addition too, the DD soundtrack is one of my favourite ever.
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TrekMD on November 10, 2013, 03:06:19 AM
A game that I'd like to see remade is Omega Race.† Quite a fun game that I think could use a nice update.† The original game used vector graphics but I think a modern version could be done using nice, detailed graphics.†

[align=center:3qbd7itd](http://www.zektor.com/zvg/images/bwpics/large/omega.gif)[/align:3qbd7itd]
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Cryptic33 on November 11, 2013, 10:51:35 AM
[size=120]I always loved this game and think it has great potential as a remake/update:[/size]

Atari game - Power Down - Final (http://http)

When you pass through the upper wall and all guns are blasting - great stuff!
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on November 11, 2013, 19:34:54 PM
Never seen that game before! I need to give it a try!
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: HomerRamone2084 on November 12, 2013, 13:15:04 PM
Sinistar !

Beweare I live ! (Unless its the BBC Micro version - which of course says 'I Am complete' in Kenneth Kendals voice :) )
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Cryptic33 on November 12, 2013, 19:59:39 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Never seen that game before! I need to give it a try!
Are you referring to Powerdown Laird?
Quote from: "HomerRamone2084"
Sinistar !

Beweare I live ! (Unless its the BBC Micro version - which of course says 'I Am complete' in Kenneth Kendals voice 8)
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on November 12, 2013, 20:05:36 PM
Quote from: "Cryptic33"
Quote from: "The Laird"
Never seen that game before! I need to give it a try!

Are you referring to Powerdown Laird?

Yep!
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Cryptic33 on November 12, 2013, 21:30:50 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "Cryptic33"
Quote from: "The Laird"
Never seen that game before! I need to give it a try!

Are you referring to Powerdown Laird?

Yep!
Now you really surprise me there. I thought you had played nearly all the 8-bit games. I'm sure you have realised it is a puzzle game of sorts with a twist right at the end. Well, the last bit as shown in the video. You have several gates to get through with objects that constantly move around. There are laser beams to block and combination locks to figure out.

I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised as it was a budget title and there were a vast number of titles made for the XL. The cat's name is Argon, if memory serves. It is not the usual shoot-em-up and though there are a couple of different ways to get through the game, the end sequence is hardest and the most fun.

You can of course get it to run under an emulator perfectly. I'd like to read what you think of it when you get chance. Here is a brief of the game: http://www.mobygames.com/game/power-down (http://http)
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on November 12, 2013, 21:41:03 PM
Quote from: "Cryptic33"
Now you really surprise me there. I thought you had played nearly all the 8-bit games. I'm sure you have realised it is a puzzle game of sorts with a twist right at the end. Well, the last bit as shown in the video. You have several gates to get through with objects that constantly move around. There are laser beams to block and combination locks to figure out.

I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised as it was a budget title and there were a vast number of titles made for the XL. The cat's name is Argon, if memory serves. It is not the usual shoot-em-up and though there are a couple of different ways to get through the game, the end sequence is hardest and the most fun.

You can of course get it to run under an emulator perfectly. I'd like to read what you think of it when you get chance. Here is a brief of the game: http://www.mobygames.com/game/power-down (http://http)

There are loads of games I haven't played! Especially on the A8 as I didn't really starting delving into the library seriously until recently when I got my XEGS. And that is all thanks to my Atari Max flash cartridge that allows me  to play any A8 games, be they tape, disk or cart, on real hardware. I have never liked emulators so this was perfect for me!
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: Cryptic33 on November 12, 2013, 23:42:06 PM
I see, thanks for the clarification. I only mentioned emulation as that is an easy way of playing Powerdown. I am not a big fan of emulators either but for many these days it is a viable option. That Maxflash looks good 8)
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TL on November 17, 2013, 19:45:11 PM
I think this would be a good candidate:

Ant Attack Walkthrough, ZX Spectrum (http://http)
Title: Re: What retro game would you like to see get a modern comme
Post by: TrekMD on November 18, 2013, 02:28:16 AM
That does indeed look like a cool game for a remake.  It would certainly benefit from having more detailed and colorful graphics.  :)