It's A Big Day For Remastered Game Releases
A total of nine games are now playable on modern platforms across four remasters.
Remakes and remasters are hardly a new trend, but it seems uncommon that we get four of them on a single day.
Today sees the release of Voodoo Vince Remastered, Full Throttle Remastered, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, and Disney Afternoon Collection. The latter consists of six different games: Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers and its sequel, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales and its sequel, and TaleSpin.
As noted in a tweet from Frank Cifaldi, who now heads up the Video Game History Foundation, it's interesting to see how each of the four handles its source material's graphics differently. These range from the Disney approach of preserving the original look to Wonderboy's completely new artwork (though you're free to switch between the new and old look, as is also the case with Full Throttle).
Cifaldi, who worked on Disney Afternoon Collection, also shared some background on its development in subsequent tweets. He explains the process of including certain box and manual art, and he highlights some additions, like new music that plays on each game's Options screen.
Here's the availability for all four games:
- The Disney Afternoon Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One) -- $20
- Full Throttle Remastered (PC, PS4, Vita) -- $15
- Voodoo Vince Remastered (PC, Xbox One) -- $15
- Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (PS4, Xbox One, Switch; PC coming this summer) -- $20