There have been numerous items in the news today about how some major names in the gaming industry are remaking their classic games.
What do we mean by classic games?
Well, if you were born during the time when the oldest of the playing consoles were first invented, then you pretty much know that these classics are those that hit it big time during the old days, when pixels were still, well, “pixelated,” games were only offline, and no cheat codes were available.
For SEGA, they said they will be bringing back around 100 classic games, the most famous of which is SEGA’s famous trademark – Sonic the Hedgehog.
I remember playing this classic game that my father showed me. At first I was like “this is all the game you had? How can you have fun with such a game?” I was not seeing anything fun about it at all. It was not an online game, it was 2-D and it had poor graphics compared to the games I play today. My dad however, just shrugged his shoulders and said “that kind of graphics was already state-of-the-art during my younger years and that game is not as easy as you thing it is.” He annoyingly convinced me to try playing it and so I did.
And was I never so wrong about a game. Sonic was a fun game. It was a very basic looking game and it had basic objectives, yet it was such a difficult game to accomplish because the levels get harder and harder as it goes. My father gave me tips every now and then but he never took away the old family computer game controller from my hands. He said I should do all the work – no walk-throughs, no cheating, no clues, and no other form of help whatsoever. He was determined to make me a fool for saying earlier that it was not a fun game and that it looked too childish for my taste.
It was really a fun experience. And now that SEGA has announced that it will be releasing a much modern version of the game (modern in terms of graphics and compatibility with other consoles), I am more than excited to try it out and play it with my friends, as this time, it would be available online and in multiplayer mode.
Here is a video of the original Sonic The Hedgehog: