Any chance of a Classic Zelda or Mario game?

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  1. DeathStar1

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    I almost miss the days of the side scroller, where you could just pick up a Zelda game and just wander the map looking for the fortress entrance. All you did was walk and fight, and the only person to talk to was the annoying old man..

    Same goes for Mario. The 3D games are fun, but I'm not really able to just pick up and go with 'em like I was with the 2D ones....

    Anyone else feel the same way?
     
  2. Greg_S_H

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    Not exactly. I think the Zelda games improved tremendously with Link to the Past, where they became RPG-like. If you can handle talking to townspeople, you do have a new Zelda overhead game to look forward to on the GBA.
     
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    I would have agreed with you up until Ocarina of Time and Windwaker. They convinced me that Zelda belongs in 3D. The depth of swordplay you can pull off is much more satisfying than that of the 2D versions.

    Now Mario though, I agree. I did enjoy Mario Sunshine a great deal myself, but a 2D Mario title is a thing of beauty when it's done properly. Yoshi's Island remains my favorite of that series and there's no way you'd be able to do that in 3D with all the complex and skilled moves you have to pull. 3D just doesn't lend itself well to that.
     
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    I content myself with the fact that most Mario & Zelda games are playable on the gamecube in one way or another. I'd love to see a new side scroller or vertical scroller, but as long as the 3d counterparts are as good as Ocarina, Wind Waker, or Mario 64 (Sunshine was a bit tedious, but fun), than I'm thrilled to have them.

    What I really want right now is to have Kid Icarus updated as well as Zelda and Metroid.
     
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    I have to agree with Neil. I miss the "old school" scroll games like the original Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Brothers, and Metroid. Two of the best games EVER, IMO. It would be a nice change to see a new one, but I understand that it's also a step back in technology, so we'll never see it... Anyone remember Faxanadu or Rygar??
     
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    Contra for the PS2 pulled it off successfuly.
     
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    I'd like to see an extended Mario game set up like the bonus levels from Sunshine. Those were great.

    Or maybe a 2.5-D Mario game (3-D graphics on a 2-D plane for gameplay). Maybe even a GBA Mario game (brand new) with gameplay inspired more by the 3-D games.

    They're making a new Zelda for GBA (from Capcom) so maybe they'll make a new Mario.
     

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