5 NES Games That Should Be Remade for Current-Gen Consoles

4. Ghoul School


Cool School High School senior Spike O’Hara has got his work cut out for him. While walking home from school one day, he came across a strange skull. He does what most high school kids would do in this situation and decides to put the skull in his backpack. When Spike removed the skull the next day to show his anatomy teacher, Dr. Femur, he noticed something strange. The skull was now significantly larger than it was when he found it. Unbeknownst to Spike, the skull had opened up a portal in the school, and now legions of demons and ghouls have transformed teachers and students into monsters. To make matters worse, they have kidnapped head cheerleader Samantha Pompom. Now it’s up to Spike to defeat all of the ghouls and rescue Samantha.

Ghoul School didn’t get stellar reviews when it was released in 1992, so it comes at no surprise that a sequel hasn’t been made. I believe that it just was released at the wrong time, and that most gamers didn’t truly understand the campiness in it’s humor and characters. Today’s horror (and game) fans are all about the camp thanks to the humorous voice acting in the first Resident Evil for the PlayStation. I think the campiness of Ghoul School blended with a game like Until Dawn would delight many players who are looking for a horror title that has a big dose of humor. The after-dark high school setting would grant developers numerous ideas on how the story could play out and would also add to the creep factor. I wouldn’t mind seeing how a game like this would play out on a VR headset.

Mike Vito has been a slave to gaming ever since playing his grandfather's Atari 2600. A collector of all things retro, his main focus is obtaining a full NES collection. Being a father has rekindled his spirit for Nintendo and he now spends most of his time teaching his daughter about the games of yesteryear. Check out his other work in Pat Contri’s Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the SNES Library. Follow him @veryevilash on Twitter Current favorite games: Air Zonk, NHL Hitz 2003, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, & Super Dodgeball.

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