Video game remakes and remasters are a tricky thing to do properly. Fans and gamers generally look upon their favourite titles with rose tinted glasses, and any attempt at rekindling such a passionately burning fire will always be viewed with an air of caution. Whilst there's an inherent risk of alienating a fanbase with a reboot that is first unwanted and/or terrible, there are those remasters and remakes that brilliantly balance the line between respecting the fans and updating the original for a new audience. Newer reworks of classics like Grim Fandango and Final Fantasy IV on DS not only kept the things that made the originals so special, but feature new modes, fixes and features that improve the overall experience.
10. Super Mario 64 DS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNQjcfwNdXU When Super Mario 64 was released, it was brilliant and the critical acclaim came in spades. But regardless of how good it was, you couldn't help but feel that the game was destined to be much bigger than it was at the time. Enter the 3DS remaster, which feels like the definitive take of what the Nintendo 64 version was originally going to be. In addition to the graphical updates and a new layer of polish, there's a host of new gameplay features that bolster the whole gaming experience. Instead of only playing as Mario, there's the option of saving the Princess as Luigi, Yoshi, or Wario, you can collect 150 power stars instead of 120, there are considerably more power ups, the levels are updated and enhanced, more mini-games are included if you get bored of chasing stars, and there's a multiplayer mode for those who want to play a knock-off version of Mario Party on the DS. Nintendo have since been churning out Mario title after Mario title, whilst being quiet on the remake front. Perhaps they have something special planned for Super Mario Sunshine?
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