With mobile technology continuing to advance, more and more game developers are taking advantage of the opportunity to create new and exciting games to entice gamers across multiple generations. But whatever happened to the games that started it all? The classic stories and unforgettable characters have been left in the dust when it comes to mobile, and many gamers are wondering why.
The advantages of making mobile versions of the most popular first-generation games on large-screened phones with fast processors such as the Galaxy series seem like a no brainer. These fan favorites would not only keep traditional gamers around, but also introduce the classics to a whole new generation of players.With that being said, here are just a few classic games that should be brought to the latest generation of smartphones.
Starting way back in 1987, this action adventure game was an instant success and became a cult classic virtually overnight. With more than 15 titles to its credit, the Zelda series continues to be a favorite of multiple generations.One of the most significant and popular titles is Ocarina of Time. While it has been re-done several times on various hand-held game systems, it has yet to make the jump to smartphones. The classic title helped define wide open adventures as well as 3-D gaming. And, while the story and gameplay is extensive and detailed, it is also the most basic form of The Legend of Zelda; young Link must travel far and wide to save his love, the Princess Zelda, from the evil Ganon. And, of course, you can't forget about the time traveling.
First appearing in the 1981 classic Donkey Kong, this iconic protagonist (and occasional villain) has appeared in over 200 titles, most notably the award-winning Super Mario Brothers series. Although many variations have occurred over the years, most of these games feature Mario facing a continuous string of monsters and battles to save the beautiful Princess Peach (sometimes known as Princess Toadstool) from the vicious overlord of Mushroom Kingdom, a ruthless turtle-dragon named Bowser. The popularity of this game would ensure a big following, even if the creators went back to the classic 2-D side-scrolling format.
Although there are numerous copies and clones of this series, the truth is developers have yet to create a true Pokemon game for mainstream mobile devices. This game involves the young Ash leaving his home on a quest to become the best Pokemon trainer in the world. Along the way he captures and trains these elusive wild creatures, makes friends and enemies and overcomes seemingly impossible challenges. With new creatures to catch and an easily repeatable storyline, this game is an obvious choice to move into the smartphone platform.
While these three titles and other games have fan-made options, there has yet to be a major undertaking to transfer classic titles into full-fledged mobile versions for smartphones. But maybe, if enough smartphone users ask for these popular games, the developers will finally start creating mobile versions for players to take wherever they go.
Article by : Cherie Nelson