Retro gaming fans must be understanding. Sometimes companies get things right when porting older games to newer platforms. Sometimes they royally screw up the conversion. Sadly, this is the case with Capcom’s most recent attempts at porting a classic franchise to mobile. Recently Capcom re-released Mega Man one through six on Android and well, to say the ports are less than stellar is an understatement. Now we have heard that Capcom is planning on bringing four more classic titles to mobile. Hopefully, this time the results will be much better.
1942 is a classic overhead scrolling shooter that has seen ports to many platforms over the years. From the Nintendo Entertainment System to the PC Engine (Japan’s Turbo Grafx-16) on up to more modern platforms such as Xbox. Grab 1942 on ebay for your favorite platform.
Ghosts ‘n Goblins, released in 1985, is one of those arcade games that we all probably lied through our teeth to our friends about. Claiming we one quartered it. Yeah, right. Anyhow, this is a 2D side scrolling action game with the difficulty set on “Stupid Tough”. Grab Ghosts ‘n Goblins from ebay for your favorite platform.
Ghouls ‘n Ghosts came out in 1988 and it was a slightly more accessible sequel to Ghosts ‘n Goblins. Still tough as nails. This one saw a port to the Sega Genesis early on. We featured the Sega Genesis version against the Super Nintendo Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts in our first issue of Retro Gaming Magazine. Grab Ghouls ‘n Ghosts on ebay for your favorite platform.
Finally, we come to the last game in this quartet of ports – Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando. Most of our readers will recognize this one as simply, Commando. Overhead 2D arcade action all the way. Think of this as an overhead scrolling shooter where you control a guy instead of a flying ship. Play Commando again on your favorite platform thanks to ebay.
Okay, out of that list, I must ask why Strider was not included. For me, Strider was the reason I took the plunge on the Sega Genesis back in the day. Come on Capcom, give the fans Strider and show mobile gamers what a 2D side scrolling action game should play like (there are too many Super Mario run and jump clones). Do it right and see sales roll in.
Want in on these four re-releases? Head over to Capcom’s website for pre-registration.