Feeds

Ten... remastered videogame classics

Old favorites get a facelift

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

RH Numbers

LucasArts revisited one of gaming's all-time greats The Secret of Monkey Island a couple of years ago, taking what was once a 16-bit masterpiece into the modern era of finer resolutions. As with other remakes from days of yore, the game needed complete overhaul and now features entirely redrawn visuals, a fresh musical score and even all-new voices.

There's an updated three-step hint system too, and with the flick of a button, gamers can switch between the new visuals and the original. Quite a stunning difference, really.

Point and click games have rather lost their appeal these days, so it's refreshing to see titles like this and Broken Sword get some attention.

A perfect game to play on the fly, it comes as no surprise that TSOMI is also available on mobile platforms. The humour hasn't aged and the puzzles are just as thrilling, so if you haven't experienced the chuckles of Guybrush Threepwood before, you're in for a treat.

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Reg Rating 90%
Price £6 - £15
Platform(s) PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, iOS
More info Lucas Arts

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix

RH Numbers

Released a few years ago now, SSFII Turbo HD Remix showed just why classic games deserve to have a face-lift.

Of course, with titles this dated, converting them to HD isn't a simple retouch job, and UDON Entertainment literally had to go back to the drawing board, replacing the original 224-pixel sprites and backgrounds with anime-style 1080p artwork. The result is jaw-dropping in comparison – 2D fighters have never looked this good.

As with the aforementioned Monkey Island and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary edition, gamers have the option to switch back to the original quality, just to remind themselves how much of a difference hi-def really makes.

There's also a host of on-line modes thrown into the mix, offering even more reasons to download a copy and attempt to reclaim those glory days of veracious Hadouken and fliptastic Sonic Booms.

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix

Reg Rating 85%
Price £15
Platform(s) PS3, Xbox 360
More info Capcom

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Next page: Tomb Raider Trilogy

More from The Register

next story
PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 is least popular Cupertino mobile OS in all of HUMAN HISTORY
'Nerd release' finally staggers past 50 per cent adoption
Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD to DIE, and this is WHY
Apple, er, couldn’t get the parts for HDD models
Apple spent just ONE DOLLAR beefing up the latest iPad Air 2
New iPads look a lot like the old one. There's a reason for that
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.