With remakes and remasters flooding the marketplace, Old School Gamer shares five franchises that would be a ton of fun with a fresh coat of paint, on a new console.

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Berzerk: The possibility of Coleco’s upcoming arcade mini-looks cool, as does what appears to be a video of it on the Intellivision Amico trailer, but a fresh take on the classic is something that would absolutely shake things up.

Joust: Could you imagine playing a 3D version of the classic combat platformer? It would be insane lining up your victims from across the level. No more fixed-screens and more like a third-person battle arena, it could take the feel of something like Rocket League and Twisted Metal into a fun new direction.

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Kung Fu: The side-scroller is still a fan favorite after all of these years and would be a great 3D beat-em-up. For the sheer reason of a lack of beat-em-ups on the market and Sega’s return of the Streets of Rage franchise, Nintendo could strike up a lot of interest in a Switch exclusive.

NHL 2K: Although not quite retro, it’s been almost ten years since the last console entry in 2K’s hockey series. It’s time. Bring it back. It’s missed.

The Strike Series: From Desert Strike, all the way to Nuclear Strike, EA had a wonderful franchise that they just killed for some reason. The arcade gameplay is tried and true and a new addition to the series definitely has a place in today’s market, especially on the Nintendo Switch or Intellivision’s Amico.

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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 upcoming book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has already 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