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4 Retro Classics in Unreal Engine 4

Unreal Engine 4 is getting quite a bit of interest from the retro community.  Gamers with some serious talent are showing their interest in seeing updates.  Fans of those retrogames are coming in droves to show support for these fanmade updates.  The next question is, will companies follow suit and create these or ignore this groundswell of interest?  You know, business as usual for gaming of today.  Regardless, here are four retrogaming classics remade in the Unreal Engine 4 development kit.  For some other classics re-imagined in Unreal Engine 4 check our other list here.

  • Rayman

Rayman is one of those hit or miss titles that Ubi Soft has had trouble keeping in the upper echelon of platformers.  When it was first released on the Atari Jaguar, Sony Playstation and Sega Saturn gamers awed over the use of color.  You have to remember, Rayman was one of the first 2D platformers on the new consoles and gamers were used to seeing either ugly jaggy polygons on these consoles or 2D fighters.

  • Mario Kart

It is no secret to anyone that has played videogames of any kind for very long that Mario Kart is a great series.  Sure there have been some mishaps with balancing in certain versions but it is still a quality series chock full of fun.  Now, look at what it could like with some serious processing power behind it.  Then wish upon dead stars that Nintendo would do something like this someday.

  • Pikachu

We covered another Pikachu style demo in our previous list (site link).  This one is a lot grittier though. Just look at this little guy- he is no longer the cute thing the games make him out to be.  Now he is quite literally something I would run like hell from if I ever saw one in the wild.  What about you?

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

I couldn’t do a list like this and leave off Sonic, again.  Here we see a realistic take on Green Hill Zone is probably.  Sonic runs, jumps and generally plows through the scenery in this demo.  Something goes wrong at the end as a black fog takes over but what is here is impressive.  It does show the limitations of making a 3D game that is fast be fun though.  That would be the big challenge for Sega’s designers.

Additional Unreal Engine 4 Remakes here on Retro Gaming Magazine:
5 Best Retro Re-Imaginings
Crash Bandicoot
Resident Evil 2
Silent Hill 4
Super Mario

Got a great Unreal Engine 4 classic remake that we need to feature?  Let us know in the comments below via the contact link at the top of the page.

Carl Williams

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