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What are some classic games that could/should be ported to the Appstore?

08-06-2010, 04:38 AM
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What are some classic games that could/should be ported to the Appstore?

So what are some classic games from around the 1995-2000 or earlier time period that could and should be ported?

I say:

MDK
MDK 2
Warcraft I and II
Starcraft I
Age of Empires I
Stronghold I
Worms: World Party (or Armageddon)
Unreal Tournament
Army Men: Sarge's Heroes
Rampage
Roller Coaster Tycoon
Escape Velocity
Gauntlet Legends
Diablo I
Lemmings

The list can go on and on... but these are my primary favorites.

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Last edited by ManofAegis; 02-01-2011 at 11:51 PM.
08-06-2010, 05:22 AM
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I'd kill to see Diablo 1, Stronghold, AoE on the iphone. Some of the most influencing games ever made.

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08-06-2010, 08:52 AM
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Secret of Evermore
Earthbound
Seiken Densetsu 3 (sequel to Secret of Mana - it was never given an American release and it is much better)
Ogre Battle series
Fire Emblem series
Bahamut Lagoon
Illusion of Gaia
Terranigma
Actraiser
Tales of Phantasia + sequels
Rampage
a real Castlevania game instead of a decent puzzle game
Starfox/Lylat Wars
Yoshi's Island
Super Mario RPG
Paper Mario series
Lunar Silver Star Story + sequels
Breath of Fire
Final Fantasy VI (III in America)
Fallout 1 + 2
Baldur's Gate/Icewind Dale? Maybe the interface would be too cluttered
Lionheart
Diablo I + II
Grim Fandango
The Curse of Monkey Island
Descent series
Timesplitters
Summoner
Parasite Eve series
Legend of Mana
Golden Sun
a real Harvest Moon game instead of a shitty puzzle game
Rune Factory
Eye of the Beholder
Torchlight - devs are working on an iPad version, but iPod Touch/iPhone would be nice
a real, full-featured Oregon Trail game instead of a mismatch of three boring minigames :\
Half Life 1
Unreal
SaGa series
Pilotwings
Mario Party
Princess Maker
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
TMNT
Ys series
Mystery Dungeon series
Goemon/Legend of the Mystical Ninja series
Duke Nukem Forever LOLOLOL

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08-06-2010, 09:18 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LordVader View Post
Nice list SkyMuffin. Realistically speaking however, most of those Nintendo games will never be ported :P But whatever, you're right, they should be ported. Think that'd be great.
Yeah, I can still play them on emulator or console, but it would be awesome to have them on the go. I hope Secret of Mana and Final Fantasy Tactics do well and give them more incentive to port.

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08-06-2010, 11:12 AM
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Might&magic 6, 7 and 8
Final Fantasy 6, 7, 8, and 9
Slime World
Chips Challenge (we are getting the next best thing a new game by the same programmer)
Legend of Dragoon
Maniac Mansion 2 Day of the Tentacle
Broken Sword 2
Gauntlet (the real one not legends)
Star Ocean
Breat of Fire 3 and 4
Resident Evil 1, 2, 3, 4 and Code Veronica

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08-06-2010, 11:16 AM
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Quote:
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Chips Challenge (we are getting the next best thing a new game by the same programmer)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/webcc/id372666894?mt=8

doubt it's the original person, and it is overpriced, but it's Chip's Challenge. I got it when it was still 0.99.

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08-06-2010, 11:19 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyMuffin View Post
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/webcc/id372666894?mt=8

doubt it's the original person, and it is overpriced, but it's Chip's Challenge. I got it when it was still 0.99.
saw it to looks interesting but not for that price i rather wait for this
http://www.chuckschallenge.com/
08-06-2010, 11:58 AM
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From PC:

All Sierra Adventure games (Kings Quest series, Leisure Suit Larry Series, Police Quest series, etc.)
All Lucas Arts Adventure games (rest of Monkey Island series, Sam N Max, etc.)
SiN
Quake Series
No One Lives Forever
Strife

SNES:

Soul Blazer
Secret of Mana
Secret of Evermore

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08-06-2010, 12:02 PM
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Quote:
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Secret of Mana
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/06/15/se...one-this-year/

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08-06-2010, 12:12 PM
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Anyone remember a game for the old Macintosh called "Escape Velocity" by Ambrosia Software?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_...8video_game%29
http://www.ambrosiasw.com/games/ev/

Are there any clones or clone-attempts for this game on the Appstore?

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