Best remake

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clok1966
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with all this Kickstarter madness and new games on old IP's.. what are some of your favorites? When i say remake, it can be just that, or #4 in series of 9 games (M&M6 example, went true 3D after old school 2d) if its a change from the original.

Personally my favorite maybe Battlezone II, it was still the view of the orginal Arcade game, but they added RTS building and such to the game.

I also enjoyed the Command & Conqour RTS/FPS hybred that FAILED hard.. All the units of C&C but you couldbe any of them.. fly an Orca, drive a dune buggy, be a rocket lancher soilder, etc.. The Multi player was dang cool.. protect the harvester, get close enouhg to enmy base to hold the laser tracker ( Ion cannon).. etc.. several modes.. or just simply destroy the base, which was my favorite as a couple good teams could esxtend a battel out for a LONG time..

and I did mention M&M6.. while 3 will be my all time favrite..6 was a great step in moving the game into a new area (3d).

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I recently got a copy of

I recently got a copy of Namco Museum (GC version but it got PS2 and oldBox releases too) and it has a very nice game called Galaga Arrangement. Probably available on the PS/360 download services?

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The game is Space Duel which

The game is Space Duel which was an old Atari colour vector game. It was a pretty quirky and cool game and had a couple of 2 player modes including a co-op mode.

It features on most Atari retro compilations.

The Megadrive/Genesis got a really nice gravity shooter called Subterrania - well worth looking out for.

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Deluxe galaga

Deluxe galaga

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Bill Loguidice
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Yep!
David Barbour wrote:

Anyone remember Thrust on the C64? Used to play that game all the time.

You know, I don't recall having played the C-64 original, but I LOVED the Atari 2600 homebrew circa 2004: http://www.armchairarcade.com/aamain/content.php?article.41 and as a result have acquired quite a fondness for the genre. Matt did a great creating a game inspired by it as well: http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/3498

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Anyone remember Thrust on the

Anyone remember Thrust on the C64? Used to play that game all the time.

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Bill Loguidice
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Neat
clok1966 wrote:

it was played with two ships linked by a line.. and it had pyshics so when you spun and moved the other ship could do the same .. I know it was ATARI too.. not a clone but a NEW version of the game.. I want to say it was Astorids Duel.. but I cant find that.. now Im wondering.

Sounds cool and you know we're all big fans of gravity-style games, so if you find out the name, let us know...

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clok1966
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Was Blasteroids the one where

Was Blasteroids the one where the two ships wher hooked togther ? I know i played an astorids game like that (in color).. Blasteroids is not ringing any bells with me unless thats it.. but it did ring one bell...

Tempest 2K i will replace Battlezone II with it.. BY far my favorite remake... i just forgot about it when I types the OP in.

had to go hit KLOV.. i do not believe I played it ever (blastorids).. looks interesting.. No I wonder waht version of astorids i played.. it was played with two ships linked by a line.. and it had pyshics so when you spun and moved the other ship could do the same .. I know it was ATARI too.. not a clone but a NEW version of the game.. I want to say it was Astorids Duel.. but I cant find that.. now Im wondering.

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Blasteroids = underrated
davyK wrote:

I liked Blasteroids which was a rather splendid Asteroids enhancement.

Me too! It captured that elusive visceral feel of big things breaking apart that the original had.

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There are some excellent

There are some excellent remakes of the better British 8bit micro games...the ingenious Head Over Heels got a great redux over at retrospec....

http://retrospec.sgn.net/games/hoh/

I liked Blasteroids which was a rather splendid Asteroids enhancement.

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C&C Renegade was a very fun

C&C Renegade was a very fun game to play multiplayer in. And Archon Classic is great as well, but it's tough to pick the best remake of a game. I liked the sierra VGA Remakes made in the nineties, but I also loved the original versions equally. The Prince of Persia remake on XBLA and PSN is extremely good too. There are too many to choose from. I recently read an article from the gentleman who created Paradroid among other classic 8 and 16 bit games. That would be a great remake to have done. Paradroid '12..... Oh that would be fun!

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