Five Classic Games That Would Play Great on the Nintendo Switch

With remakes and ports on the Nintendo Switch quickly racking up over the last year, Old School Gamer lets you know what other games deserve to find their way to Nintendo’s hybrid home/portable console.

Maniac Mansion: The most influential point-and-click game of all-time, Maniac Mansion is still a blast to play and considering how well Thimbleweed Park plays on the system, the game that started the point-and-click genre deserves its place on a modern console.

Gex: One of the most enjoyable platformers on the 3DO, the original game in the series deserves a resurrection. With the Neo Geo and Sega getting so many of their classics imported to the Switch, the 3DO’s greatest platformer would be a perfect fit on the Switch.

The Firemen: Never released in the United States, this Japanese classic deserves to be played by more people.

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