Mobile is giving classic games a second life
30 years ago video game consoles, then merely toddlers, gave way to some of the greatest games ever developed (Legend of Zelda, Dragon Slayer II: Xanadu, Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, Metroid). Fast forward to today – these classics are making a comeback to the mainstream thanks to the success of mobile gaming.
Game lovers and enthusiasts who originally made these games a hit can now play them with their children on their smartphones and tablets. Because of mobile gaming, developers are learning how to breath a second life into their genre-defining ancestors while still creating original IP.
Activision’s Pitfall! is a prime example of this movement. “The vision was to take inspiration from the ’82 Pitfall and all of its cool gameplay [elements],” said Greg Canessa, vice president of Activision Mobile, to GamesBeat. “We took that inspiration and iconography and [brought them] to 2012 with modern technology while trying to stay true to that game.”
And gamers are at the edge of their seats anxious to find out which of their favorites will get the opportunity to be revived. I personally have my fingers crossed for super nintendos DK country!
What classic game would you bring to mobile?
Read more about Pitfall! here