Since 2017 is coming to a close–why not discuss some sequels I’d love to see on the Nintendo Switch. Here are four video game sequels from Nintendo’s backlog that should appear on their new hybrid system.
4. Luigi’s Mansion 3
I’m pulling my wild card out early, but you know you want a new sequel to Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon on the Nintendo Switch. Although several rumors floated around–detailing a sequel in the works—I’m still holding my breath until it’s inevitable announcement. However, a true sequel to the first Luigi’s Mansion game is what I’d like to see appear on the Nintendo Switch. Not saying that I found Dark Moon’s gameplay bad, but there were several elements missing from that title. The bosses didn’t seem too memorable compared to the variety of bosses shown within the first game. The gameplay and the rest seemed fine, but I would love to see Next Level Games create bosses–similarly to the first game. For the resolution and graphical overhaul for Luigi’s Mansion 3, I’ll leave that decision for Next Level Games to decide upon.
3. Mario Party 11 [With Online Play]
Isn’t a new Mario Party title kind of likely? Yes, you’re right, it is likely that the Nintendo Switch will receive a Mario Party game, however, what I want is a ‘true’ Mario Party game that harkens back to its roots. Enough with the car gimmicks, Nintendo. Everyone wants to freely move across the board and see their playable character end up in a variety of sticky situations. It would build suspense and create a better experience for Nintendo fans. Also, the biggest thing we gamers want out of Mario Party is an online mode where we can face our friends online. Imagine competing in mini-games online while sitting in the comfort of your home or on-the-go! Just the thought of that sounds fun! You can keep the local play features thanks to the two joy cons attached to the system. With all due respect, I have a feeling they’re cooking this up behind the scenes, but how long is that pot going to keep boiling? We’ll have to wait and find out.
2. A Mario Sports Game [Stand Alone—Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Football, etc.]
I can’t comprehend why Nintendo hasn’t continued with the Strikers, Sluggers, or Golf titles. From the many sports games they have produced with these characters—it’s hard to imagine why they decided not to continue these games. The recent Mario Sports titles have been bland and a bit stale for me. They just don’t seem to carry the same amount of passion as their singular predecessors did. Mario Hoops wasn’t the best—but it could be fixed thanks to the Switch’s hardware. I expect them to go full throttle with either one’s development. We don’t want to see another Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash now, do we?
1. Paper Mario
Before anyone mentions it, I enjoyed my playthrough of Paper Mario: Color Splash. The comedic dialogue made me chuckle and the visuals were stunning all around. But, I would love to see Paper Mario ‘return to form’ per say. Unique takes on new and old Mario-esque villains and characters need to happen. I understand they want the RPG vibes to stay within the realm of the Mario and Luigi series of games, but taking that concept away from Paper Mario—dampens the strong, creative feeling Paper Mario 64 and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door had. Nintendo has shown that they wish to ‘return to form’ with Super Mario Odyssey—though they revamped it heavily. Returning Paper Mario to his roots, and adding a unique twist to its formula–would certainly bring the franchise back up in everyone’s field of vision. Plus, I have to see how Goombella, Bobbery, and the others are doing. It’s been so long, Intelligent Systems!
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