Battletoads had a reputation for being one of the hardest platformers on the original Nintendo. The game, released in 1991, followed three toad siblings -- Rash, Zitz and Pimple -- on a quest to save a princess from an evil queen. Although the game was created to cling to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hype, it became a huge classic in its own right, spawning several sequels and tie-in games. The game's cheeky humor and over-the-top action would translate perfectly to a virtual console game, and the already-great visuals would really benefit from a 2D makeover. It'd be worth it to get another generation hooked on this NES classic.
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In the last two years, HD remakes of classic games became a big business. Thanks to the rise of mobile gaming and download services, many publishers find a lot of value in repurposing classic content for fans who want to relive their old favorites.
In the last few months, we've seen HD versions of horror classics like Silent Hill 2 and 3, beloved older games like Spy Vs. Spy, or amalgamations of the best portions of games, as in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD.
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It made us think about what games really deserve HD remakes, and we compiled this list of worthy candidates. Many are older PC titles that are hard to run on modern systems -- making them a financially viable bet for a Steam release. Nearly all of them would benefit from a graphical tweak, and some need modern control schemes. But the stories and gameplay are what make these classics ripe for new audiences.
Check out our list above, and let us know which games you'd really love to see get a digital remake.
This story originally published on Mashable here.