Here is my top eight list of the games they should
8. M.U.L.E. it is simple capitalist fun.
Make as much as you can as fast as you can. This easy to learn fun to
play game is sorely missed.
7. Racing Destruction Set. When this
came out, it was one of the hottest games of its time. You get to built
rollercoaster type tracks. Then you get to race them in a very
destructive manner. You can find some more information about an upcoming
6. Pirates will eventually be remade.
Several people have tried, but none have ever surpassed the original. You
are a pirate. Pick a side (English, Dutch, French, Spanish... well not
Spanish) and go a robbing. The game even weaved a great story into the
mix. Simple, fun, and elegant. Just what I love in my games.
5. Archon was a great combination of chess and
arcade action. You basically play chess except to take a piece off the
board you go into arcade mode and fight against each other. It is
possible for a pawn to take a Queen. Just not very likely. You can
catch the Archon Ultra
remake by clicking on Archon Ultra.
4. AutoDuel was originally a pen and paper game
called Car Wars. It was translated into a great C64 game.
Basically, you are Mad Max and your job is to survive. Clone yourself
just in case you bite it. Otherwise, build the biggest meanest car and
do some driving. Just make sure you have some machine gun backup.
3. Elite should and hopefully will be remade
sooner or later. The beauty of the game is in its simplicity. You
are a space ship pilot. Outside of that basic premise, that is all the
rules in the game. You can buy giant cargo ships, fast small ships, even
military craft. Bounty hunt, trade, pirate, or go in the military.
You can go anywhere at anytime. You can trade in illegal items or just
steal them. You can even wage war. This game screams to be a
MMORPG. Elite 4 could possibly
be on the horizon.
2. Mail Order Monsters! I want my
remake EA! If you don't know what this is, well you have missed out on a
great game. Basically, you build a kick butt monster buying "upgrades"
earned through fighting. After you build your beast, you then get to go
head to head with another player for supremacy. It is an evil good time
not to mention watching a plant beat a lionbear with its photosynthesis plasma
gun is just fun.
1. Star Control 1 or 2 should be remade
immediately. I still have the original on floppy and boot DOS sometimes
to load it up. "Star Control II is the
best game ever made. Not the best classic game, not the best sci-fi game. Not
even the best PC game. The best game. Ever. This is the kind of addicting game
that invokes euphoria and will leave a great hole in your life after you've
won. You'll wet your pants in anticipation to play this game after you've had
a taste of it. For those of you who have played the game and do not agree with
these statements, I feel genuine sorrow for all three of you."
from Bryan Bean at GameSpy. BTW you can download a
clone of the game at
http://sc2.sourceforge.net/downloads.php built from the original source.