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5 Retro Games That Need a Modern Remake

There are a lot of classic video games that deserve to be remade for today's generation of gamers. There are some retro games that we would love to see get a modern remake. Some of these games are classics, and others were simply ahead of their time. Here are 5 retro games that we think would be perfect candidates!

Jet Moto

The Jet Moto series made its debut on the original PlayStation in 1995. It was a popular racing game that featured jet-powered motorcycles. The franchise spawned three mainline games and one spin-off before fizzling out. The first game in the franchise, Jet Moto, was released in 1996 and featured 16 race tracks set across different environments. 1997's Jet Moto 2 added 8 more tracks and introduced a new stunt system. Lastly, 1998's Jet Moto 3 increased the number of tracks to 24 and featured an improved physics engine. While the franchise was ultimately unable to continue, it left behind a legacy as one of its generation's most innovative racing games.


SOLAR would have been the first Jet Moto title to appear on the PS2. The series' popularity would wane in the new millennium. In late 2000 and early 2001, rumors of a new game in development surfaced on various gaming websites; however, no further details ever emerged, and no such game was ever released. Since 2001 no new games have been released in the series. Despite this, the three main games remain popular among gamers and are considered classics of the PlayStation era. 

Jet Moto Playstation gameplay


A remake would not only be a great way to introduce the franchise to a new audience, but it would also be a perfect opportunity to update the game with modern graphics and gameplay mechanics. With so much potential, it's time for a Jet Moto remake.


The last F-Zero game was released all the way back in 2004 for GameCube. The game, F-Zero GX, was developed by Amusement Vision and published by Nintendo. It received critical acclaim upon release, with critics praising the game's graphics, soundtrack, and gameplay. However, despite its positive reception, the game failed to sell well, and no new F-Zero games have been released since.


There are many reasons why Nintendo may have chosen to focus on other projects in recent years, but there are also several factors that could make a new F-Zero game a challenge to develop. In addition, the high speed and intense action of F-Zero may not be as well-suited to current generation hardware as it was in the past. Despite these challenges, there is still hope that we may see a new F-Zero game in the future. 

F-Zero Gameplay Nintendo GameCube

After all, Nintendo has shown that they are willing to take risks with new IPs, and F-Zero has always been a passion project for company president Shigeru Miyamoto. Only time will tell if we'll see Captain Falcon back on the racetrack again, but for now, fans can content themselves with playing F-Zero X on the Switch Online service.

Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts is a classic side-scrolling platform game that was first released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991. The game centers around the heroic knight Arthur, who must rescue his kidnapped love Interest, Princess Guinevere, from the evil clutches of the Demon Lord Astaroth. To do this, Arthur must travel through a series of ghoulish and ghost-filled levels, defeating a variety of enemies along the way.


Along with its beautifully animated graphics and memorable soundtrack, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts is renowned for its high difficulty level. For those willing to put in the effort, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts is an incredibly rewarding and enjoyable game that many consider one of the best video games ever made.


While some may argue that there are more important things to spend time and money on than remaking old video games, there are several good reasons why a remake of Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts would be beneficial. For one, the game is widely considered to be one of the best in its genre, and a remake would allow new generations of gamers to experience its unique blend of challenge and fun.

Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts SNES gameplay

Additionally, the original game is now nearly 30 years old, and its graphics and sound have not aged well. A remake would give players the chance to enjoy the game in a modern format, with updated visuals and audio. Finally, remaking the game would also be a tribute to its creator, Capcom's legendary game designer Shinji Mikami. In short, there are plenty of good reasons to support a remake of Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts. Gamers, old and new, would surely enjoy a remake of the chance to revisit this timeless classic.

Splinter Cell

The original Splinter cell game was released in 2002 to critical acclaim. The game put players in the shoes of Sam Fisher, a highly trained operative of a secret government agency that was tasked with completing missions that often involved stealth and reconnaissance.


What set Splinter cell apart from other games at the time was its focus on realism and attention to detail. The game featured realistic lighting and sound effects, and the levels were designed to be believable environments that players could explore.

Splinter Cell Gameplay Original Xbox

In addition, the AI enemies were designed to be challenging but fair, giving players a sense of satisfaction when they complete a mission. The original Splinter cell is often considered one of the best games of all time. Its success helped establish the Tom Clancy franchise as a major player in the gaming industry.


A remake would allow for modernized graphics that would bring the game up to today's standards. Secondly, a remake would allow for some of the gameplay mechanics to be tweaked and improved. For example, AI could be made more realistic, and stealth could be made more challenging. Finally, a remake would give new players a chance to experience one of the most important games in stealth history.


Which retro game would you want to see remade for modern audiences? Check out Retro Gaming of Denver to find retro games that you’ll want to be remade for the next generation.

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