By ferrarimanf355 6 Comments
So, a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that Midway needs to better utilize their classic IP catalog if they want some help getting out of bankruptcy. I remember getting one comment asking why would they do that if they can make new games. Well, I figured that if they make a good compilation or two, they can get some profits off of it, profits that they then can use to make new games. The better they're made, with a lot of TLC, the more copies they sell, the more profit made, more money pumped into games.
Here's an example of what I'm thinking of. Cruis'n Thunder. A 6-in-1 compilation for the Wii with Cruis'n USA, Cruis'n World, Cruis'n Exotica, Hydro Thunder, Offroad Thunder and Arctic Thunder. As I mentioned in some earlier blogposts, the only Cruis'n game that had a halfway decent home port was Cruis'n World. The version of Hydro Thunder on Midway Arcade Treasures 3 was based on the Dreamcast version, not the arcade version. The version of Offroad Thunder in that comp had no multiplayer at all. What if all the aforementioned games were arcade perfect on this proposed comp, with perfect Wii steering controls, GameCube controller options, 16:9 split screen multiplayer that keeps the arcade perfect screen resolutions (two 4:3 screens, side by side), and online leaderboards? How much would you pay for this? $20? $30?
I'd like to hear some opinions.