With remakes and ports on the Nintendo Switch quickly racking up over the last year, Old School Gamer lets you know what other games deserve to find their way to Nintendo’s hybrid home/portable console.

Maniac Mansion: The most influential point-and-click game of all-time, Maniac Mansion is still a blast to play and considering how well Thimbleweed Park plays on the system, the game that started the point-and-click genre deserves its place on a modern console.

Gex: One of the most enjoyable platformers on the 3DO, the original game in the series deserves a resurrection. With the Neo Geo and Sega getting so many of their classics imported to the Switch, the 3DO’s greatest platformer would be a perfect fit on the Switch.

The Firemen: Never released in the United States, this Japanese classic deserves to be played by more people.

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns: While a port of Fire Pro Wrestling World would be far better, the Nintendo Switch is in desperate need of a great wrestling game.

Dragon Warrior: Enix’s masterpiece is dated, but it’s still a classic. With a clear shortage of RPGs on the system, Nintendo could fill a huge void by making this available on the virtual console or Nintendo Online service.


Patrick Hickey Jr. is the author of the book, “The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Video Game Developers,” from McFarland And Company. Featuring interviews with the creators of 36 popular video games–including Deus Ex, NHLPA 93, Night Trap, Mortal Kombat, Wasteland and NBA Jam–the book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic (and sometimes forgotten) games of all time. Recounting endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega-publishers and the uncertainties of public reception, the interviewees reveal the creative processes that produced some of gaming’s classic titles.

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Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of ReviewFix.com and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by top publishers the likes of Nintendo, Deep Silver, Disney and EA Sports. His book series, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has earned praise from Forbes, Huffington Post, The New York Daily News and MSG Networks. He is also a former editor at NBC and National Video Games Writer at the late-Examiner.com