As much as we enjoy looking to the future, the past always has a certain draw. These four games offer the perfect reprieve for the more nostalgic gamer amongst us.
13-02-2017 - by Iris Wijers
Nintendo will be entering a new era March 3rd with the release of the Nintendo Switch. As ever when change is approaching, we feel compelled to look back. Nintendo has recognized our nostalgic nature and enabled us to play the games from our youth on the virtual console. Want to experience the perfect nostalgia trip before moving on the Nintendo Switch? Consider playing these four games that instantly take you back to your childhood.
Honestly, any Zelda game could have taken this spot, but The legend of Zelda gets it simply because it’s the game that started a franchise that is still going strong. The game came out in 1986 and can still be played over 30 years later. Whether you’re playing it to see where The Legend of Zelda had its humble start, or to return to simpler times, The Legend of Zelda is certainly worth picking up for Wii U or 3DS.
Mega Man is a game that you might have enjoyed as a kid, or that might have caused you to throw your NES across the room in frustration. The Megaman series boasts some notoriously challenging games, and the first one is no different. Take revenge on the game that you might never have been able to finish as a kid, or find out that your platforming skills have, if anything, gotten worse with time. Mega Man is available for Wii U and 3DS.
Another unforgiving NES title that sparked a series in its wake. In Castlevania you play as Simon Belmont as you try to navigate your way through Dracula’s castle. Platform your way through the haunted castle while killing monsters with your whip and avoiding those blasted medusa heads. If you enjoyed the difficulty and trial-and-error gameplay of Dark Souls, you may just enjoy the Castlevania series. Castlevania is available on 3DS.
Pokemon Red and Blue marked the start of the Pokemon franchise. While the world of Pokemon currently boasts 801 different Pokemon, back in the days of Red and Blue there were only 151. If you want to ‘catch em all’, this might be the game to do it in. While you can play the remakes ‘FireRed’ and ‘LeafGreen’, it is the original games that will take you right back to your childhood. Pokemon Red and Blue are available for 3DS.