Game developers never stop producing all the new games they can to satisfy the needs of gamers. Sometimes, instead of making a brand new game, they decided to stick with the classics and repolish it into a game with better appearance. I admit that many classic games are worth to be called timeless, and these 5 most remade RPG of all time are an example of timeless classics.
1. Pokemon Red and Blue (Game Boy)
Pokemon Red and Blue are 1996 RPG developed by Game Freak and published bt Nintendo for the Game Boy. They are the first installments of the Pokemon series and were first released in Japan in 1996 as Pocket Monsters: Red and Pocket Monsters: Green, with the special edition Pocket Monsters: Blue being released in Japan later at the same year.
The player controls the protagonist from an overhead perspective and navigates him throughout the fictional region of Kanto in a quest to master Pokemon battling. The goal of the game is to become the champion of the Indigo League by defeating the eight Gym Leaders and then the top four Pokemon trainers in the land, the Elite Four.
2. Final Fantasy Adventure (Game Boy)
Final Fantasy Adventure, or also known in Japan as Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden or simply Seiken Densetsu (later released in Europe as Mystic Quest), is a Final Fantasy spin-off and the first game in the Mana series. The game was published by Square in 1991 for the Game Boy and was re-released by Sunsoft in April 1998 for the North America.
The story follows the hero and the young heroine as they attempt to thwart the Dark Lord of Glaive and his sorcerer assistant, Julius, from destroying the Tree of Mana and dooming their world. The game was released with many familiar elements of the Final Fantasy series such as the Chocobos, but these were later changed to feature common enemies and the gameplay style of the Mana series.
3. Dragon Quest (Famicom, NES)
Dragon Quest, or also titled Dragon Warrior when initially localized to North America, is the first RPG in the Dragon Quest franchise. The game was developed by Chunsoft for the Family Computer and published by Enix in Japan in 1986 as Dragon Quest and by Nintendo in 1989 in North America for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Players control a hero character who is charged with saving the Kingdom of Alefgard and rescuing its princess from the evil Dragonlord. Dragon Warrior’s story became the second part in a trilogy. Several more anime and manga series, which revolve around this overarching plot were created.
4. Final Fantasy (NES)
Final Fantasy is a fantasy RPG developed and published by Square in 1987. It is the first game is Square’s Final Fantasy series, created by Hironobu Sakaguchi. Originally released for the NES, Final Fantasy was remade for several video game consoles and is frequently packaged with Final Fantasy II in video game collection.
The story follows four youths called the Light Warriors, who each carry one of their world’s four elemental crystals which have been darkened by the four Elemental Fiends. Together, they quest to defeat these evil forces, restore light to the crystals, and save their world.
5. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (Famicom)
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light is the first game in the Fire Emblem series, developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. The game was first released on the Famicom in Japan on April 20, 1990. As an early entry in the strategy role-playing genre, the game established numerous gameplay mechanics and concepts that continue to be employed to the franchise to this day.
Marth is a prince of Altea and the descendant of Anri, the dragon slayer. After an attack from the neighboring kingdom of Dolhr, his father is killed and his sister Elice was taken hostage by Gharnef. With the help of the Altean Knight Jagen, the Talysian Princess Caeda, and others, Marth embarks on a quest to find the sacred sword Falchion and the Fire Emblem that will allow him to wield it.
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A game has been remade means that the original game has some kind of quality that make it worth to play again, with better visuals. For me, I always value classic RPG more because the plot is simple but the mechanics is timeless, and that is when remade RPG will enter the scene. My favorite from the list would be Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light for its timeless overall quality.
Which one do you think is the best most remade RPG from the list? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.