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While the jury may have been out initially, all current evidence indicates that it is now safe to describe the Nintendo Switch as a bonafide hit with gamers. In fact, with reports indicating that the gaming giant is doubling production of the console, it looks like the success of the system has even surpassed its own initial expectations.
Buzz around the console's hybrid design will have played a part in this, alongside the universal praise from critics for launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. A new Nintendo console often means a reimagining of the company's best-loved characters and Breath of the Wild has certainly taken the adventures of Link to a whole new level, reaching an impressive consolidated score of 97% on Metacritic (based on 99 reviews so far). Hopes are also high for the imminent release of Mario Kart 8, another title which will see the return of old favourites and undoubtedly prove to be a hit.
However, while it is understandable that Nintendo has turned to its most trusted lieutenants to build the Switch's success, are there other characters beyond the usual names of Link and Mario that the company should consider reviving for its latest?console?
For example, one of the best-loved Nintendo 64 games was Disney's Tarzan, which was released in 2000 and was based on the animated film of the same name which hit cinemas a year?earlier. The character remains a true pop culture icon and has inspired both live-action and animated big screen adventures in recent years. He also lives on in different types of gaming, as the legendary Tarzan is now an online slot game. Playable on Guts online casino, the title?features everything you'd expect, from?jungle imagery to the hero's long-time love interest Jane. With all of this in mind, surely the time is right to bring the character back to major consoles like the Switch?
Another Nintendo 64 game which often gets older gamers all misty eyed is GoldenEye. The first-person shooter based on the James Bond film of the same name was released in 1995 by Rare and is rightly regarded as a classic. The game was particularly loved for its engaging multiplayer mode and, with the Switch's Joy-Cons actively encouraging gamers to get together and play with friends, it seems like a new version of the game would be a sure-fire hit.
Moving from the Nintendo 64 to the GameCube, another game which was absolutely ideal for multiplayer mayhem was the brilliant Super Monkey Ball. Originally released to coincide with the GameCube's launch in 2001, it is one of the best loved party games of all time and has gone on to inspire countless spin-offs for systems including the 3DS and the PlayStation Vita. The last Super Monkey Ball game was released in 2014 for iOS and Android, but the launch of the Switch seems like a perfect time to bring the franchise back to Nintendo - right where it belongs.
While the titles mentioned above may be our picks on what we'd like to see launched on the Switch, we are sure there are many more that could be considered for such treatment. With the console continuing to perform well, our fingers are crossed that many more titles from Nintendo's illustrious past will be revived for it?in the months and years to come.
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