Games you would like to see ported to the Switch

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by hawkeye_a, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. hawkeye_a, Apr 11, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2017

    hawkeye_a macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2016
    Realistically, i think the Switch *should* be able to handle PS3/XB360 games. I think the Switch presents a unique opportunity for games which didn't see much success on their primary platforms, maybe because the platforms didn't do very well to begin with. What games, from any platform, would you like to see ported to the Switch?

    Dead Space(PS3)
    Day of the Tentacle Remastered
    Full Throttle Remastered
    Yoshi's Wolly Yarn (WiiU)
    Bayonetta 1&2 (WiiU)

    While I initially harped on about GCN VC, I think i'd actually prefer "remasters"(higher resolution textures, 1080p?) of games like:
    -Super Mario Sunshine
    -Luigi's Mansion
    -F-Zero GX

    What would you like to see make it to the system?

  2. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Star Wars Rogue Squadron, plus new games
    Metroid Prime Trilogy, plus new games
    Pikmin 1-3, plus new games

    TRON games!
    Gamestop Published "Song of the Deep" and "Deformers" would be awesome to take on the road... :)
    Unreal Tournament, Quake, Doom...
  3. Fernandez21, Apr 11, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2017

    Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    Remastered virtual console classics:

    Mario Galaxy
    Mario Kart
    Smash Bro

    Eternal Darkness

    Mario 64
    Mariokart 64
    Zelda OoT & MM
    Smash Bros
    Conker's Bad Fur Day
    Star Fox 64

    Mario All Stars
    Mario World
    Mario Kart
    Donky Kong Country
    Star Fox

    Mario 1-3
    TMNT 1

    Sega Dreamcast:
    Sonic Adventure
    Power Stone

    Sega Saturn:
    Panzer Dragoon 1-3

    Sega Genesis:
    Sonic 1-4
    Sonic CD
    Toe Jam and Earl
    Ecco the dolphin

    Mortal Kombat 1-3
    Street Fighter 2
    Virtua Racing
    Daytona USA
    Cruising USA
    Virtua Fighter 1-3
    TMNT the Arcade game & Turtles in Time
    Killer instinct
    Street Fighter Alpha
    Crazy Taxi
    The Simpsons Arcade Game

    And I think that might be it. I also hope they port Smash Bros from to Wii U, like they're doing for Mario Kart.

    Edit: OMG, how did I forget about Star Fox? Added it to the list.
  4. Cnasty macrumors 68030


    Jul 2, 2008
    All of the fantastic titles from the WiiU that i missed:

    DK Tropical Freeze
    Super Mario World

    I am sure I am missing others.
  5. Dagless, Apr 12, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2017

    Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Hmm, I'm personally just after a small list of ports and new games. Zelda has made me realise I don't want lots of games - I just want games good enough that I don't play anything else for a month whilst I'm deep in addiction :D

    With that in mind;

    GTAV - it's possible to get a 720p30 version of it on that hardware. I don't even need GTA Online, I just want that huge adventure on the go.
    A complete Mario collection - SMB to maybe 3D World in one gigantic package.
    Mario Maker - but with additional themes, and slopes!
    Lucasarts Adventure collection - just the whole lot.
    Smash Bros 4 - in the same vein as Mario Kart 8 on Switch. Tidy it up + ship it out. Include both the 3DS and Wii U's unique modes into one package.
    F-Zero GX would be nice.
    Come to think of it a tidied up port of Metroid Prime Trilogy could be nice, include a copy of Super Metroid as a preorder bonus too and I'm there.

    (As for actual Virtual Console games I just want everything. I was thinking that VC games reload to where you left off, effectively giving the impression that they just remain in sleep mode. How about VC games occupy another row above the main games on the Switch menu. The currently inactive row would shrink down so it's not too messy. The impression a user gets there is anything on that top row resumes.)

    Edit: I'd like to see some old PC classics like maybe that ace port of Duke Nukem 3D that's on PS4, and give Doom 1+2 similar treatment. Always got time for those games :)
  6. JohnGrey macrumors 6502


    Apr 21, 2012
    Cincinnati Metro
    For VC, complete first-party catalogues of NES, SNES and N64, plus whatever third-party games are permitted by companies that want a cut of all the money in the world, by Christmas 2017.

    For actual ports, which must be remasters, not just basic upscales, by system:

    Eternal Darkness
    Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
    F-Zero GX
    Meta Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
    Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
    Soul Calibur II
    Super Mario Sunshine
    Super Smash Bros Melee

    Kirby's Epic Yarn
    The Last Story
    (probably my favourite game of the past two generations)
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (with the option for standard controls)
    Pandora's Tower
    Rayman Origins
    Sonic Colors
    Xenoblade Chronicles

    Wii U:
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Hyrule Warriors
    (Deluxe with all DLC and additional BotW content)
    Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
    (for the love of God, fix movement translation engine)
    The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
    Pokken Tournament
    Sonic: Lost World
    Star Fox Zero
    (with standard controls restored)
    Super Mario 3D World
    Super Mario Maker
    Yoshi's Wooly World
    (with Poochy added)

    Anything that has been released on a Nintendo platform before now, I shan't hold my breath.
  7. ILUVAPPLE69 macrumors member


    Sep 5, 2016
  8. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    They are supposedly available (in the USA) all over this weekend with a major shipment.

    Though, I still believe Nintendo should offer a "Core" system.

    I don't really use mine docked.

    $199 would be awesome for just the unit, joy-cons, and joy-con straps, and just include a USB-C cable.

    I'm finding out any USB charger will charge the device. Yes, the 1A ones take forever (tried it on an Apple iPhone and Sony charger), but a 2.1A one works just fine and charges it quickly (tried it on the Apple charger I got with my iPad 2).

    I can't believe how good this system is...

    Just bought Snake Pass - so much fun...
  9. Cnasty macrumors 68030


    Jul 2, 2008
    Tons of them in stock here in North Dallas. BB, Target seems to have finally caught up.

    Staying on topic, I would love to see Toad's Treasure Tracker as I missed that as well on the WiiU
  10. Justin_Kemp macrumors newbie


    May 14, 2017
    New Metroid and probably would be awesome if they are releasing Shenmue 3 or remaster to the switch.
  11. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    This list defines when I will get a Switch.
  12. the8thark macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
    Past Nintendo games I want ported to the Switch:

    Xenoblate Chronicles X - Obvious choice as the game is amazing and it was a little too big for the WiiU. The Switch would handle it just fine.
    Yooka-Laylee - It's coming i know, just waiting for it to happen. It's also technically a PC and Switch game ported to the PS4 and XB1.
    Super Mario Maker - Enhanced with many new features like slopes and new themes.
    Super Mario Galaxy - A direct port will do. Just release it.
    Super Mario Galaxy 2 - same as above. Maybe have 1 and 2 on the same Switch cart or part of the same DLC.
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions - Doubt it would ever happen but one can dream right?

    Non Nintendo games I want ported ot the Switch:

    Persona 4 - Doubt it would ever happen because Atlus though.
    Persona 5 - It's just an upscaled PS3 game so the Switch can handle it easily. But because Atlus, I doubt it'll be anythnig except a PS exclusive.
    Kingdom Hearts - 1 and 2. All of the point releases. Pasically port the 1.5+2.5 and 2.8 releases. They are all old games the Switch can handle them easily. This would totally sell on the Switch.
    Shantae - Risky's Revenge remake and Pirate's Curse - Half Genie Hero is being ported to the Switch so why not the other 2 as well. All 3 of these games were on the WiiU and are great games.

    Everything Gamecube should be Virtual Console. The Switch can totally handle this based on what the Dolphin Emulator can do. But what games do I think should come to the GC VC? Well I think these:

    Super Smash Bros Melee - For obvious reasons. People would but a Switch just for this, to have portable Smash Bros Melee.
    Super Mario Sunshine - I hate the game, but enough people like it, to make this worthwhile.
    Eternal Darkness - One of the only Nintendo made horror/thriller games and it's actually quite good.
    Mario Power Tennis - The last good Sports game Nintendo has made.

    That price point would be impossible as most of the tech is in the tablet and the joycons. The dock and cables are a tiny fraction of the cost to manufacturer and develop the Switch.
  13. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
  14. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    So, whats the deal with Nintendo not talking about VC at all? Why is this something they aren't concerned about? I won't buy a switch until VC is released so I have all the nintendo classics because right now the available games besides zelda are not appealing to me.

    You would think if people had access to everything dating back to SNES that people would jump on this to have an all in one nintendo machine vs having several different old consoles hooked up to your TV. I mean my n64 looks grainy as can be on my 47" LED tv.
  15. the8thark macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
    Play it on the Switch's tablet screen. It'll look great there. Even better than it did on the WiiU gamepad screen.
  16. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    As in what, hook up the n64 to the switch screen? That would be great, but it would be better just to have VC come out already as it would just be easier.
  17. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    I think they are simply riding the waves of the Switchs success at the moment. No need to create more momentum, but rather save it for when the Switch isn't as hot anymore. I would assume they would announce something before the year is over.

    Of course, it should have been there day one.. But this is Nintendo after all..
  18. the8thark macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
    As in just play the VC on the Switch screen . . . when Nintendo one day put the VC on the Switch.
  19. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    That was what my original post was about, getting them to get on the ball with VC so that I can play classics and not have the grain that appears on newer TV's with older consoles (n64 in particular).
  20. hawkeye_a thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2016
    I was disappointed that they hadnt announced plans for the Virtual Console on the Switch, until I realized that I have a Wii with all the VC titles I want anyway, and that i'd have to pay for all those titles again, if I wanted them on the Switch; And I use my Switch primarily as a home console, so the net benefit would be zero(for me).

    I have no hangups about keeping my Wii around.

    I'd prefer if they put in the effort to remaster some GCN games (I'd buy the GCN games themselves, but they're pretty rare and expensive these days)
  21. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Nintendo has to put effort into their new online shop - it is very different than before (I had to tie my old account to the new one).

    Once the new online shop is up and stable, Nintendo can start offering older games for download. Hopefully, if you bought it before on the Wii U or 3DS, you'd get a copy for the Switch (or at least a discount).
  22. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Been thinking a lot about this the past few days, I think I'd like to see more PC indie games get ported over for sure. Some classic PC games would be nice too, like Tyrian, Doom, Duke3D.

    But GTAV I'd kill for. Don't care if it looks worse than the 360 version at this point. Even Chinatown Wars would be nice. I'm chomping on the bit for another big action RPG-type game.
  23. JohnGrey, May 19, 2017
    Last edited: May 19, 2017

    JohnGrey macrumors 6502


    Apr 21, 2012
    Cincinnati Metro
    GTA isn't coming to Switch, I'd wager ever. Likewise for RDR2. Rockstar only develops for the big consoles, and after Chinatown Wars absolutely tanked on DS (sub-1% attachment) they have no incentive to develop for it until it's carrying a 15m+ install base.
  24. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    After owning the Switch for almost a month, for me, it would be safe to say...


    As I said, if I'm stuck on the couch with a couch-only game, then I want it in VR... :eek:

  25. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    I would LOVE Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 on the switch.

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