With the recent Pyron color hacks and sound improvements to the Sega genesis hacking, I have a few hack ideas worth trying
- Recolor Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
and Mega Bomberman
. You can see some comparison examples between Genesis and PC Engine here: retro-sanctuary.com/Comparisons-Monster-Lair.html http://retro-sanctuary.com/Comparisons-Mega-Bomberman.html
Wonder Boy III on the Genesis, in my opinion, is a better game than the arcade, with better music and pacing.
- Alien Storm:
Recolor it more similar to the arcade game. Add arcade voices (like the Altered Beast hack) If possible, edit some graphics to improve it a bit.
- Altered Beast:
Add an options screen with a sound test, difficulty options, etc. Fix the sprites cut in the transformation screens and port the intermission arcade graphics instead of the reescaled ones.- Dynamite Headdy
: adjust the difficulty level of the US version to make it the same of the japanese version. I personally like better the US version. Yes, even I think cutting the text dialogues was a good decision! - Earthworm Jim:
port some graphic changes from the Sega CD version. I think the new levels make the game more boring. In Earthworm Jim 2
remove Puppy Love stage version 2 and 3.- Eternal Champions:
skip SEGA logo and be able to continue in the last fight against Eternal Champion.- Fantastic Dizzy:
add the option to save the game.- Ghostbusters:
Recolor it to make a brighter palette and fix the annoying bug of the music restarting everytime you go to the pause screen.- Ghouls'n Ghosts
: Excelent conversion with better music than the arcade game. It might benefit of adding the arcade intro and edit some graphics to make it better. I believe the Supergrafx has the same resolution, so maybe there can be some edits made easily? Also, fix the translation.- Gynoug:
make it a shorter game? I think levels drag for too long.- Thunderforce IV:
better voices. Fix the music slowdown.
- A definitive version of Sonic 1
with spindash and smooth rotating bonus levels. A definitive version of Sonic 2
with better enemy placement (specially Metropolis Zone)
Also, some Snes ideas! - Actraiser 1 & 2:
remove religious censorship.- Adventures of Batman & Robin:
Add the option to skip dialogues.- Axelay:
make it bright by deffault. Add more lives and also don't lose your weapons after being hit (but you still have 3 hits) - Super Castlevania IV:
remove censhorship, except for the blood (I don't think it looks good, and the japanese intro is pretty tasteless)- Super Ghouls'n Ghosts:
Remove censorship, make the level 2 raft scene shorter, rebalance difficulty, and if possible, improve sound samples.- Super Mario All Stars + World:
Add the Game Boy Advance graphical improvements (and game intros) to the snes games.