Remakes & Conversions

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  1. -=XX=-Nephilim

    -=XX=-Nephilim Well-Known Member

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    #1 -=XX=-Nephilim, Jan 29, 2009
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    I am sure I am not the only one here who is little bit older and who spent his youth playing some true classics on C64, Spectrum and Amiga...

    Yes you can call me bit of a retro freak ;)

    In any case, treat this thread as "wish list" of the games YOU would like to see converted or remade for iPhone or Touch.

    Here is mine to start with:

    1. Laser Squad

    I am pretty much craving for decent turn base strategy and what's better than Laser Squad / X-Com conversion! I also think it would suite the platform rather nicely too :)

    2. Xennon 2 Megablast

    For hezuz sake how hard really is to make decent vertical shooter!?!? I mean we have ideal platform for it and everyone seems to be doing utter vertical shooting crap for it... Can someone please step back and provide us with Xennon 2 type of experience - pretty please!

    3. Monkey Island

    Point and click adventures were great! They died only coz of utter noobs and idiots with no frekn IQ or sense of fun... And again, we have great platform here for solid point and click adventure. Solid one! Not crap one :) Something like Monkey Island or Beneath the Steal Sky or similar...

    4. Dizzy Series (suggested by Diablohead)

    As good platformer gets really (well almost lol)! Bring back the EGG! eeeeeeeee

    5. Turrican 2 (suggested by Your Personal Robot)

    I remember spending age grinding through dozens upon dozens of insane levels. Not sure how it would play on i device but great suggestion anyway :)

    That will do for now...

    In case you have something "good and old" you would love to see running on i devices please post!

    Who knows we might even inspire someone with this thread :p
     
  2. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    The old Contra games or Metroid. For something really obscure maybe Jet Force Gemini. And I'm only 14 so these "retro" games may not be so retro.
     
  3. Diablohead

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    he-man for C64 :D

    I would like to see the Dizzy games on the app-store, awesome games.
     
  4. -=XX=-Nephilim

    -=XX=-Nephilim Well-Known Member

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    OMFG!

    Dizzy games!

    Nice one man :D

    EDIT:

    In fact Dizzy suggestion is so frekn great I'll add it to the top post :p
     
  5. NotYou

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    Galaxian or Galaga.:)

    Centipede is holding me over right now, but it can't last forever.
     
  6. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    Eh, I could do without either. Though they are classics. I'd rather have Duck Hunt! Oh, I forgot, there's already an illegal port! BTW, you should pick it up before Apple takes it away.
     
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    NotYou Well-Known Member

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    It's legal to buy as long as it's in the app store;)
     
  9. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    I don't know. People actually said it just, slipped through. It never had Nintendo's permission and is being considered for a possible lawsuit. A flippin' lawsuit over Duck Hunt!
     
  10. NotYou

    NotYou Well-Known Member

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    The dev can definitely get in trouble, but there's no penalty for us buying it. Although, the more copies he sells, the worse Nintendo is going to hit him.
     
  11. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    The only penalty we might endure is if the lawsuit happens Apple might use that blasted app killswitch:eek:! And I hope he doesn't get slammed.
     
  12. -=XX=-Nephilim

    -=XX=-Nephilim Well-Known Member

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    Interesting talk about legal issues for sure...

    Keep up with wish list guys and well done to Turricane 2 suggestion!

    Adding to the top! :p
     
  13. {klondike}

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    Rapture. It sucks.
    I disabled the killswitch.
    I don't think nintendo cares. They have so much money if they sued this guy it would make them look like a bunch of selfish bastards IMO.
     
  14. jakooistra

    jakooistra Well-Known Member

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    I would totally play a monkey island game on iPhone. :)
     
  15. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    Smash TV would be really cool too.;)
     
  16. inferi22

    inferi22 Well-Known Member

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    If nintendo doesn't care lawlmart needs toremake some other NES games
     
  17. kennfusion

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    I have actually been thinking that someone should port X-com or make an x-com game.

    and I bet MoM or MOO could be ported over also.

    If we want to go real retro C-64, there was a great Risk/Tactical Strategy type game called Lords of Conquest that would be a great port.

    Classic arcade games I would like to see, Galaga (which I am sure will show up eventually), Mappy, Major Havoc and Tempest.
     
  18. richmlow

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    In no particular order....

    Tempest
    Archon (it's being ported....YAY!)
    Shadowgate
    Deja Vu
    Uninvited
    Stellar 7 / Nova 9
    Myst (supposedly, it is being ported...YAY!)
    MAME
    Defender
    Battlezone (Vector Tanks looks like a much better version!)
    Master of Magic
    Harpoon



     
  19. snow_mani

    snow_mani Well-Known Member

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    Bounty Bob (to the rescue)

    Bounty Bob. I'd love to see that old Commodore 64 game ported. I spent hours and hours playing that game when I was younger. It's a basic platform game. Bounty Bob is a miner who has to collect items while avoiding monsters and finishing each level before the time runs out. You couldn't save the game you had to play all the levels from start to finish. I managed to finish it a few times. It was a cutting edge game in its day. But by todays standards it is "super lame" but I just love it and would like to play it again!
     
  20. -=XX=-Nephilim

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