The retro video game market is flooded with great games that either never got sequels or had ones that missed the mark entirely. Here’s our list of games that either deserves a sequel or are in desperate need of a better one.

Altered Beast: Don’t even get us started on the Game Boy Advance game that has the same name as the arcade/Sega Genesis classic.

NHL Open-Ice: The hockey-themed NBA Jam was a blast and deserves a reboot. It would be a ton of fun.

Keystone Kapers: This was an amazing platform for its time and would be a blast to play today with more levels and updated game mechanics.

Mario Clash: Easily the best Virtual Boy game ever deserves a rerelease on the Switch or a sequel.

Double Dragon: If Streets of Rage can get a ton of love, why can’t the same be said for this once-revered franchise?

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Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of 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