As a retro gamer, I’ve played almost all of the triple A titles for the Genesis. (I’ve also played a lot of the single A, B, and C titles, too.) One set of games that stands out really well even nowadays is Rocket Knight Adventures and it’s sequel, Sparkster (also released on the SNES,) beautiful well-designed platformers that gave an awesome sense of speed. Konami recently announced what appears to be a brand new game in the series, coming 2010 to XBLA, PSN and Steam.
Here’s the latest trailer:
Normally, I’m wary of “remakes,” but Konami is handling this the right way: rather than potentially sully a classic, they seem to be making a brand new game using the same basic concepts that they got so right the first time. I usually prefer 2d sprites, but the art style demonstrated in the trailer is clean and good looking, and if they keep the awesome gameplay they’ll have a definite buy from me.