Vidjagame Apocalypse 176 – Famous Spaceships We Have Flown

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We’ve got spaceflight on the brain this week with the release of No Man’s Sky, so before we start in on the game everyone’s talking about, Brett Elston joins us to look back at five of the most iconic spaceships video games have produced. Then it’s on to (of course) No Man’s Sky, Brut@l, Another Metroid 2 Remake, classic Disney games being granted new life, and the games that have been helping you pull through summer.

Question of the Week

What’s a classic licensed game that you’d like to see make a comeback?

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12 thoughts on “Vidjagame Apocalypse 176 – Famous Spaceships We Have Flown

  1. QOTW: Man this is a hard one given most of the classics I love still get sequels. I’ll go with the megaman X series they were always fun and chaotic but I want the next one to play and look like maverick hunter X the remake that came out on psp. So a 2d game in a 2.5 D world.

  2. QOTW: Please Chris cover your ears if necessary…

    I would love to see Disney-themed NES-games getting the same kind of treatment that WayForward did with Duck Tales. Both Chip&Dale’s, Talespin, Darkwing Duck need to be introduced to these, you guessed it, pesky millennials.

  3. Hey Brett Zero suit samus final smash is riding her ship, similar to snakes copter with grenade launcher final smash. I totally forgot about this till you brought it up, awesome times

  4. I think the obvious answer is x-men legends 1&2. I don’t care if it’s a remake, reboot, or re-release….i just want to play those games with my kids.

  5. Regarding Gradius, you guys asked if there were interviews about it, and as a matter of fact there are! Shmuplations graciously translated quite a few and while I’m not sure if they talk about where Options got their name there’s some nifty facts like how Gradius III was supposed to be the last game and the laser was inspired by an obscure anime movie called Lensman.

    http://shmuplations.com/gradius-machiguchi/
    http://shmuplations.com/gradiusii-kouji
    http://shmuplations.com/gradiusgaiden
    http://shmuplations.com/gpg-gradius

  6. <3 framerate. Hopefully stuff like Neo and Scorpio will help this problem. So many current gen games suffer pretty badly framerate-wise.

  7. This is a plead for one final Raccoon interlude before he’s lost forever, come on Mikel just one more time, we need a finale.

  8. QOTW: On the subject of spaceships I would love to see the return of the SNES Axelay. It has got to be one of the weirdest, most inventive games of it’s time (and even this time) and you can tell that when they made it they loved what they were doing. The ship itself is a huge departure from ship design of the time and really just beautiful. I used to worship it and the Vic Viper in my childhood (and adulthood), drawing pictures of them, making new levels and even making models of them in lego. It’s amazing how heroic these little ships, from essentially storyless games can be to a young mind. But the idea of you taking on a giant fleet single handedly is pretty inspirational.

  9. QOTW: I’d either go with Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis because it deserves a relaunch (its Gamasutra Post Morten is pretty interesting: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/131287/postmortem_blue_tongue_softwares_.php) or I’d go with Donald Duck in Maui Mallard (or Cold Shadow as it’s known on the SNES). I love that game. Donald is both a ninja AND Magnum P.I. How could it fail? The answer? It doesn’t. It’s like some kind of lost classic Disney game.

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