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10 Nintendo Games that desperately need a remake

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Is Nintendo the Godfather of video game development? Most critics would agree. Since the Early 1980's, Nintendo has been hard at work on developing classic and memorable titles for their dedicated hardware. Systems like the Nintendo 64 and Gamecube have some extremely great games, but none of them are easily accessible. Here are 10 games from Nintendo's past that truly need a remake.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) (2000)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) (2000) Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) (2000)

     Majora's Mask is still one of the greatest Nintendo games of all time right behind Ocarina of Time which was remade for the Nintendo 3DS in 2011. The game is a masterpiece and an inspiration to many other game developers all of the world. If Nintendo could remake this game, it would make sense to port it to the 3DS as well. 

Super Mario 64 (N64) (1996)
Super Mario 64 (N64) (1996) Nintendo

Super Mario 64 (N64) (1996)

     Everybody loves Super Mario 64 for the beloved Nintendo 64 console. For many gamers in the world, it was their first Nintendo experience ever. Also, this game was the first to feature a full explorable 3D environment which was revolutionary and groundbreaking at the time. If Nintendo were to remake this game, I'd love to see a full HD remake on the Wii U with new textures and 3D models.

Pokemon Snap (N64) (1999)
Pokemon Snap (N64) (1999) Nintendo

Pokemon Snap (N64) (1999)

     If Pokemon Snap were to be released today, it would be a perfect fit for the Wii U console. The Nintendo 64 version of the game is timeless and entertaining, but an HD version would be simply fantastic. Also, the game was released in 1999, and there are hundreds of new Pokemon to discover. In fact, Nintendo might actually be in development of a remake, but the 3D pokemon models are probably taking forever to create. Whatever Nintendo does with the series, I'm sure we'll appreciate it.

Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube) (2002)
Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube) (2002) Nintendo

Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube) (2002)

     One of the best games released for the Gamecube was Super Mario Sunshine. The game is certainly a departure from classic Mario games, but it's a classic nonetheless. Saying that the game is a sequel to Super Mario 64 might be stretching it as they both feature different types of gameplay. This Mario game introduced the Flash Liquidizer Ultra Dousing Device, also known as F.L.U.D.D. It would be nice to see F.L.U.D.D. make a comeback in HD on the Wii U in the future.

F-Zero (SNES) (1991)
F-Zero (SNES) (1991) Nintendo

F-Zero (SNES) (1991)

     Do you think Mario Kart 8 is Nintendo's first racing game to feature anti-gravity? Guess again. With F-Zero, Nintendo introduced a completely different kind of racing game. Back in 1991, the game was considered one of the most realistic racing games to be released. With a strong variety of different tracks to choose from, you can't go wrong with wanting a full remake of the game. A 3DS remake of the futuristic racer would be greatly appreciated.

1080° Snowboarding (N64) (1998)
1080° Snowboarding (N64) (1998) Nintendo

1080° Snowboarding (N64) (1998)

     Even though the game took less than a year to develop, 1080° Snowboarding was released to critical acclaim and won numerous awards. At the time, the snowboard racing game was groundbreaking in terms of graphics and detail. A sequel to the game was eventually released for the Gamecube, but I think we'd all like a full HD remake of the game for Wii U. If the game was deemed to be realistic in 1998, imagine what they could do today!

Diddy Kong Racing (N64) (1997)
Diddy Kong Racing (N64) (1997) Rare Ltd., Nintendo

Diddy Kong Racing (N64) (1997)

     Even though the game wasn't developed by Nintendo, Diddy Kong Racing is a marvelous game to play with friends and family. Sadly, the game was too similar to the 'Mario Kart' series, but the overall reception of the game was very positive. Since Rare Ltd. isn't developing for Nintendo anymore, the things that Nintendo could do with the game are endless. With enough creativity and new ideas, a full HD remake of Diddy Kong Racing could blow people away if done right.

Glover (N64) (1998)
Glover (N64) (1998) Hasbro Interactive

Glover (N64) (1998)

     Even though Glover was also released for Playstation and Microsoft Windows, The Nintendo 64 version of the game remained the definitive version to play. Hasbro Interactive did a good job at creating the title, but a complete re-imagined HD remake of the game is needed in today's gaming world. Hasbro planned on releasing a sequel to the game, but production was cancelled due to very specific details of the game being leaked over the internet.

Chibi-Robo! Plug Into Adventure! (Gamecube) (2006)
Chibi-Robo! Plug Into Adventure! (Gamecube) (2006) Nintendo

Chibi-Robo! Plug Into Adventure! (Gamecube) (2006)

     Chibi Robo! was quickly forgotten about shortly after it's release, but that doesn't stop us from looking back at it's amount of creativity and imagination. Being one of the final Gamecube games to ever be released, the title focuses on a small 10-centimeter robot doing good deeds for the household he resides in. One of the most memorable things from the game is that whenever the robot walks, the music goes along with the footsteps. For example, if the robot ran quickly, the music would get faster. A full HD remake for the Wii U needs to be made immediately.

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Gamecube) (2005)
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Gamecube) (2005) Nintendo

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Gamecube) (2005)

     If you've ever played Donkey Konga, then you've probably played Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. Both games are music-based and require a pair of DK Bongos. In the game, you control Donkey Kong's actions with the bongos. Eventually, a Wii version was released where instead of bongos, you just use the Wii remote and Nunchuck. It would be nice to see a remake or even a sequel for this classic title.

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