On a recent conference call, Activision Blizzard discussed the overwhelming success it has had with the Crash Bandicoot remake. The video game developer has good reason to praise the new Bandicoot title. Upon its release, it became the best-selling game in the UK, and later became the best-selling exclusive launch of the year. In honor of the accolades Bandicoot has received, here’s a look at a few other unforgettable video game remakes:
Banjo Kazooie earns a nod for some minor adjustments that were made to the game. The remake was created specifically for Xbox, where a ‘stop n swop’ feature was added. This feature made it possible for gamers to unlock extra tools. While the Nintendo 64 version wasn’t as good, the game successfully translated to many different consoles.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D deserves mention as a rare game that was able to follow up a legendary title. Somehow, developers improved upon many of the original’s features. 3D came with better fighting, graphics, and music.
A remastered version of The Last Of Us must be included in any best of list. Like any good re-make, creators kept all of the original’s best qualities and added on to them. Enhanced graphics and brand-new modes made this remaster a fan favorite.
Hoping to capture some of the magic of the film, Activision quickly created the Deadpool video game. Unfortunately for fans of the wildly popular character, the game failed to live up to the hype. The problem here was that the game was released before the film, and essentially had no connection to the Ryan Reynolds’ comedy masterpiece. It had a different theme, plot, and none of the likable traits of the film.
Urban Champion was one of the few misfires in Nintendo’s long and rich history of game development. The 3D version of the game stands alone as its worst adaptation. For whatever reason, Nintendo wants to keep the abysmal Urban Champion alive – making it available for Wii and Wii U.