With only one entry per year, we need to wait an agonising period of months and months for all of the radical gameplay changes needed to improve an ever-changing title. Its time to say no more, and insist on a new FIFA at least twice a year, at the very least. After all, there are infinite ways to kick a ball. Alright, alright, jokes aside. Lets move onto the real number one.
Up, up and away! Utilise planes, jet-packs, hang-gliders and parachutes as you take to the skies and try to earn your gold pilot license. The Pilotwings franchise saw one entry on the SNES and another on the N64, and both games were exceptional. Playing as one of several potential pilots, you got to prove your flying expertise with precision manoeuvres, bringing your plane in for a perfect runway landing or formation sky-diving both of which were quite a bit harder than games have any right to be. Points were awarded for speed and precision, and getting a gold medal in all the missions was a true challenge. The joy of this game was in the controls and gameplay; you really felt the sensation of soaring through the air in a way that many actual flight simulators have struggled to replicate. With the Wii Us motion sensing capabilities, theres a golden opportunity to bring back the Pilotwings team with a brand new control scheme. Ill see you on the runway! Do you agree or disagree with the suggestions in the article? Post your thoughts on game franchises that deserve a sequel in the comments box below, and dont forget to like us on Facebook and Twitter.
Laurence Gardner was born in Canterbury, England. After moving around various cities during his childhood, and spending some time travelling in Europe and America, he studied English Literature at Oxford University. Since then, he’s been living abroad, teaching English, learning a range of languages, and writing in his free time. He can currently be found in Heidelberg, working as an English Tutor and Translator and studying at the University. If you liked this article, follow him on Twitter to get automatic updates on his work.