Do you know what pains the hearts of gamers everywhere? Having to sit back and watch while their favorite publishers ignore their lineup of classic franchises that still have plenty of life left in them.
While there are a few gaming institutions that have made the wise decision to bring retro IP’s back to life (THANKS FOR THE NEW GHOSTS ‘N GOBLINS GAME, CAPCOM!), there are still a good number of companies that still choose to ignore the greatness sitting within its massive franchise vault. In the case of Sega, the Japanese gaming giant is making an effort to revive some of the games that put them on the map. Through partnerships with other talented publishers and development studios, IPs like Streets of Rage, Panzer Dragoon, The House of the Dead, and even Alex Kidd are making a welcome comeback in sequels and remakes. Even Sega’s signature fighting game juggernaut Virtua Fighter is making a grand return, which fighting game aficionados are most definitely checking for.
That whole trend got us to thinking - what other classic Sega IPs are well deserving of a remake? We peered into Sega’s massive vault and built up a list of games that could be revived with a new coat of paint, quality of life changes, and the same likable gameplay mechanics that made them so great in the first place.