After the release of the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition, it is natural to estimate the relaunch of the Nintendo 64 in the same way. The console, which was released in 1996 in Japan and made Nintendo enter into the development of three-dimensional games, was the scene of acclaimed titles such as Super Smash Bros., Super Mario 64, Star Fox , Paper Mario, Goldeneye 007 . Banjo-Kazooie and so many others that are fun even today.
One of Sony’s greatest hits , the PS2 was originally released in 2000 and hosted an extensive library with exclusive games and multiplatforms including God of War, Resident Evil 4 , Shadow of the Colossus, Dragon Ball Z, Burnout, GTA , Metal Gear Solid and many others who have contributed to its popularity. If Sony loves to play with PlayStation Classic, a hypothetical PlayStation 2 Classic might end up becoming a reality.
Responsible for the accession of Microsoft the console market, the original Xbox was released in 2001 and may have gone unnoticed by some players, but he also left his mark in the gaming market and offered titles such as Halo , Dead or Alive 3, Blinx: The Time Sweeper and Forza Motorsport.
Currently Microsoft is actively working with the backward compatibility option on their platforms and this makes a relaunch of the console somewhat unnecessary, but a miniature Xbox could serve as a great collection item and would be more accessible if players only wanted to revisit games selected from the platform
Game Boy Advance
Nintendo has always had an excellent sales performance in the field of handheld video games, and the Game Boy Advance , released in 2001, was no exception. The console was one of the great successes of the company in the sector, losing only to the PSP , the original Game Boy and the Nintendo DS .
Pokemon , Golden Sun, The Legend of Zelda , Mario Kart, Metroid Fusion, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Advance Wars, Mega Man Zero, Sonic Advance and many other titles are constantly emulation targets, justifying a relaunch for Nintendo to achieve monetize the GBA library.
Successor to the 32X, the SEGA Saturn was a 32-bit platform that was not as successful as SEGA would like, but it had a very attractive repertoire anyway. The platform was the home of games like Grandia, Astal, Shining Force 3, Guardian Heroes, Saturn Bomberman, Radiant Silvergun, Virtua Fighter , Panzer Dragoon and NiGHTS into Dreams, which definitely deserve to be re-enforced nowadays.
With the low popularity of the SEGA Saturn, the Dreamcast also suffered to gain a foothold in the market and eventually shut down the Japanese company’s involvement in the industry as a console maker. Despite this, Dreamcast was able to replicate true-to-life experiences of the era’s arcades and introduced ideas to renowned franchises, such as Sonic Adventure .
While fans dream of a return of SEGA to the console market, at least a re-launch of Dreamcast with titles like Crazy Taxi , SOULCALIBUR , Power Stone 2, Jet Set Radio , Ikaruga , Shenmue , Guilty Gear , Space Channel 5 and Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 in memory could become a reality – after all, the Mega Drive will be relaunched in 2019 and the timeline will soon catch up.
Released in 2004 and a competitor of the Nintendo DS, the PSP was the first portable console from Sony and is still applauded by the players. His hardware, robust for the time, yielded experiences like Final Fantasy 7 : Crisis Core, Dissidia Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker , Ghost of Sparta, Patapon Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA etc – many of these were remastered and released for modern platforms.
The repertoire of Sony’s small powerhouse, as it was called, is a reason why many enthusiasts still have their consoles or look for some to buy. A re-launch would be flashy, especially considering that many of the platform’s weight games have not yet been re-released.
The GameCube was released in 2001 in Japan and competed directly with PlayStation 2 and Xbox, but it ended up performing a low sales performance and is among Nintendo’s least sold platforms. In contrast, he has brought up franchises that are under the spotlight today, such as Metroid Prime, Luigi’s Mansion, Pikmin and Animal Crossing.
Super Smash Bros. Melee, which until today is played competitively, also debuted on the platform and never received a relaunch and not accessible so easily, justifying a hypothetical GameCube Classic
The Nintendo Wii was an unusual bet of Nintendo in the middle of the generation of PS3 and Xbox 360 . While they were primarily looking for visual fidelity, the Wii made its efforts toward new gameplay experiences by adopting motion sensors, dispensing with robust hardware – which was very much at the time.
Super Mario Galaxy , Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, Kirby’s Return to Dream Land, The Conduit , No More Heroes, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Xenoblade are some of the platform’s top games that deserve to be experienced today. It’s interesting to think of what could be a supposed Nintendo Wii Classic Edition in a few years, especially with the improvements in motion detection technology employed by the Nintendo Switch .
An original Game Boy competitor, Game Gear was a handheld console launched by SEGA in 1990 in Japan. In terms of technology, the game was much more advanced than its rival, featuring increased color support and improved performance for running its games – including adaptations of the Mega Drive and games that would later be ported to the Master System in other regions – but this ended up having an impact on its size, price and power consumption, since it used six AA batteries to operate for approximately three hours.
If re-released, Game Gear could track the battery, a reduced size to aid in portability and support for titles such as Sonic the Hedgehog , Castle of Illusion , Land of Illusion, Wonder Boy, Tails Adventure, Ristar , Sonic Drift, Columns, Prince of Persia and many others.