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FFD: What gaming mascots need a Ratchet and Clank styled makeover?

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Ratchet and Clank, a remake of the PlayStation 2 classic is out on the PlayStation 4. At least, it is in the US. It’s coming to our stores, both retail and digital, next week.

It’s one of the most beautiful games you’ll play on the PS4, with fantasy graphics that aren’t an attempt at realism, but instead show off just how striking great artwork can be. More than that though, it shows just how to bring a classic and beloved series back to life.

Insomniac Games took their own game, and remoulded it, creating a remarkable update.

“This new, reimagined Ratchet and Clank is the superb return of the esteemed series. It’s not a simple case of style over substance. Ratchet and Clank plays as good as it looks making it an absolutely easy recommendation,” we said in our review.

Thing is, there are so many mascot-styled heroes from days gone by that would be perfect for this sort of loving treatment. Of course there’s Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Jak and Daxter, MediEvil  – but even older heroes like Ristar, Rocket Knight and bloody Mega Man that could do with some love. Bubsy, Zool, Croc, The Lost Vikings.

There are even some newer games that could do with the makeover. Kameo, Rare’s terribly underrated Xbox 360 game could have been something bigger.

But you tell us! What gaming mascots need a Ratchet and Clank styled makeover?

Last Updated: April 15, 2016

157 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    April 15, 2016 at 10:33

    Who is that? Mehga-Man?

    This guy needs one!

    Reply

    • Pariah

      April 15, 2016 at 10:37

      I’m Keen.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 15, 2016 at 10:39

        ba dum tsh 😛

        Reply

    • VampyreSquirrel

      April 15, 2016 at 11:06

      I still need to get the Apogee pack off Steam.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 15, 2016 at 11:07

        The complete ID pack was one of the very first things I bought on Steam.

        Reply

    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 15, 2016 at 11:08

      Yusssssss

      Reply

  2. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 15, 2016 at 10:38

    Bubsy was crap, Gimme Earthworm Jim! Also off the top of my head :
    Streets of Rage
    Ghouls & Ghosts
    Castlevania
    Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
    U.N. Squadron
    Sonic (In the mold of Sonic 3, damn you Sega)
    There’s so much more, but I’d settle for these ones for now

    Reply

    • Pariah

      April 15, 2016 at 10:38

      Earthworm Jim!!! Yes!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 15, 2016 at 10:39

        • Pariah

          April 15, 2016 at 10:40

          Also I think in the same vein, Jazz Jackrabbit.

          Reply

          • Ottokie

            April 15, 2016 at 10:43

            Now there is a name I haven’t heard in a long time O.o

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 10:45

            MDK as well

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 15, 2016 at 10:45

            YES!!

          • Pariah

            April 15, 2016 at 10:46

            YES!!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 10:48

            YYYYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSS!

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 15, 2016 at 10:56

            Came here for this comment, was not disappointed.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 15, 2016 at 10:58

            What is the one thing you remember from playing it?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 10:59

            That parachute comes to mind first, Free falling to Earth and the sniping follows

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 15, 2016 at 11:00

            YYYYEEEAAAASSSSS!!!! That’s exactly what I had in mind!! Man, I loved MDK…

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:01

            XD

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:00

            That parachute!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 11:01

            XD

          • Original Heretic

            April 15, 2016 at 11:00

            Wish I could upvote this more than once!

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 10:47

            Oh man. Legend!

    • AfricanTime

      April 15, 2016 at 10:39

      Sonic free riders ftw…

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 15, 2016 at 10:40

        I curse the ground the people that made that walks on

        Reply

    • Captain JJ the Isolatid

      April 15, 2016 at 10:47

      Okay, maybe Earthworm Jim could be awesome.

      Reply

    • Original Heretic

      April 15, 2016 at 10:50

      Ghouls and Ghosts, hells yeah.

      Reply

    • VampyreSquirrel

      April 15, 2016 at 11:06

      Earthworn Jim! Yes… also…
      yes
      meh
      ugh
      yes
      ugh
      meh

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 15, 2016 at 11:08

        yes
        ugh
        meh

        yes
        ugh
        meh

        Buddy you’re a boy make a big noise
        Playin’ in the street gonna be a big man some day

        Reply

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          April 15, 2016 at 11:10

          HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

          I guess Queen being the best band the world had ever seen makes your comment even better!!

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 11:12

            That song was the first thing I thought of when I read his comment

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 15, 2016 at 11:14

            It was a glorious execution! Well done!

        • VampyreSquirrel

          April 15, 2016 at 11:13

          *slow clap* Well played

          Reply

        • Ottokie

          April 15, 2016 at 11:15

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 15, 2016 at 11:16

            HAHAHA

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 11:20

            LOOOOOOOOL!

    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 15, 2016 at 11:08

      SONIC 3!

      Reply

  3. Pariah

    April 15, 2016 at 10:38

    A proper frikkin Guybrush Threepwood. Not those shitty attempts from a few years ago. Bring back that Monkey Island.

    Reply

  4. Umar

    April 15, 2016 at 10:38

    I think when it comes to Megaman, it’s not just about how it looks, it just needs good level design, fun weapons and great bosses. I would actually prefer Megaman to have shovel knight-like remake with high quality spritework.

    If I had to choose one platformer, I would go with Ape Escape. I know it’s not a mascot platformer, but man, that game would work so well in this style. Ape Escape’s gameplay is timeless and I would love to see what it would be like on a modern console.

    Reply

  5. Pariah

    April 15, 2016 at 10:40

    Also, I think a proper remake of Heart of Darkness would be epic.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 15, 2016 at 10:40

      Classic

      Reply

    • Umar

      April 15, 2016 at 10:41

      Often infuriating, but effing fantastic game.

      Reply

      • Pariah

        April 15, 2016 at 10:41

        One of my absolute childhood favourites.

        Reply

    • AfricanTime

      April 15, 2016 at 10:43

      Limbo is kinda like that, but a sequel would be great

      Reply

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        April 15, 2016 at 10:44

        A Limbo sequel would be great!! I’ve seen a few, almost copy versions of games, but Limbo was truly unique, simple contrast, puzzle gaming…

        Reply

      • Pariah

        April 15, 2016 at 10:45

        I’ve played Limbo. It didn’t leave me with the same frustration, joy, and emotion that HoD did. Not even close.

        Reply

  6. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    April 15, 2016 at 10:41

    Does anyone remember Toxic Bunny?

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 15, 2016 at 10:41

      Kinda

      Reply

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        April 15, 2016 at 10:42

        I’d like to see a horror adaptation though, like a proper gory one at that…

        Reply

    • Pariah

      April 15, 2016 at 10:42

      Yes! Locally made, they did an HD upgrade a few years ago.

      Reply

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        April 15, 2016 at 10:43

        I actually have a copy of the HD remake at home, as frustrating as it was, it was an awesome game!

        Reply

  7. Ottokie

    April 15, 2016 at 10:41

    Banjo Kazooie 😛

    Reply

    • Umar

      April 15, 2016 at 10:42

      😀 😀 Yup, but at least we have yooka laylee

      Reply

  8. Original Heretic

    April 15, 2016 at 10:43

    Soul Reaver. Do vampires count as mascots?

    Reply

    • Pariah

      April 15, 2016 at 10:44

      I’d play that.

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 15, 2016 at 10:44

      SOLD!

      Reply

  9. VampyreSquirrel

    April 15, 2016 at 10:44

    Crash Bandicoot!!!!

    Reply

    • Ottokie

      April 15, 2016 at 10:45

      It’s coming… we believe!

      Reply

  10. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 15, 2016 at 10:45

    Command & Conquer Red Alert…. It’s been long enough right?

    Reply

    • Pariah

      April 15, 2016 at 10:45

      RIP Westwood

      Reply

      • Original Heretic

        April 15, 2016 at 10:46

        DUNE!! Damn, I loved me some Dune 2 back in the day.

        Reply

        • Pariah

          April 15, 2016 at 10:47

          Dune 2, man. That was my introduction to Strategy games. LOVED it!

          Reply

          • Original Heretic

            April 15, 2016 at 10:50

            First game I played when I got my own PC. The hours I spent on that game, they were bliss.

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 15, 2016 at 10:47

        I wish EA’s RIP would rot off (geddit?)

        Reply

  11. Alien Emperor Trevor

    April 15, 2016 at 10:45

    I’d like the Doom space marine to get a remake, not Q3A with a Doom skin.

    Reply

  12. Original Heretic

    April 15, 2016 at 10:46

    a good Duke Nukem. Not that kak they gave us a few years back. Back to the original form. “it’s time to kick ass and chew bubblegum. And I’m all out of bubblegum.”

    Reply

  13. RiDiquelous

    April 15, 2016 at 10:46

    Battletoads for the win!

    Reply

    • Ottokie

      April 15, 2016 at 10:47

      Battletoads, the retro version of Dark Souls 😛

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 15, 2016 at 10:48

        XD

        Reply

  14. Captain JJ the Isolatid

    April 15, 2016 at 10:47

    None. More original content please. 🙂

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 15, 2016 at 10:48

      Shave your brows! That would be original 😛

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the Isolatid

        April 15, 2016 at 10:49

        No it wouldn’t, then I’d look like Admiral! 😀

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 15, 2016 at 10:49

          BWAHAHAHA

          Reply

        • Pariah

          April 15, 2016 at 10:52

          LMAO

          Reply

        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 15, 2016 at 10:55

          Do it, you can use some awesomeness in your life!
          (now where did I put that 16yo JJ picture…)

          Reply

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 10:59

            NO
            NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
            NOO

            No

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 10:59

            Is that the sound of the razor?

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:00

            Hahaha

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 15, 2016 at 11:03

            THERE’S NO LIMITS!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 11:07

            hahahaha

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:09

            LOOOOOL!

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:00

            I wish to ever look like you!
            *twitches nervously*

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 15, 2016 at 11:01

            I must say, I’m thinking of making a meme of it.

            A collage, if you will.

            JJ @ 16
            JJ @ WHATISTHATONYOURHEAD
            JJ @ NOW

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:02

            For all the things I’ve given you…
            Think of the merchandise! You need me.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 15, 2016 at 11:02

            I’ve not seen ONE piece of merch

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:04

            Yet
            And don’t forget about the games I’ve gifted you. It wasn’t even your birthday.
            Ungrateful bastard! 😛

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 15, 2016 at 11:08

            HANDMEDOWNS!

            Ok, one was a nice gift, so thanks for that.

            You may choose ONE picture I’ll exclude from the meme

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:08

            Well, I wanted to keep these Star Wars slippers for myself anyway.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 15, 2016 at 11:09

            Hahaha, I’ll believe it when I slip my feet in them

  15. Captain JJ the Isolatid

    April 15, 2016 at 10:49

    Oh wait. I’ve changed my mind.
    Crusader

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 15, 2016 at 10:49

      I take back every mean thing I’ve ever said about you.

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the Isolatid

        April 15, 2016 at 10:50

        😀

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 15, 2016 at 10:49

      YES! You’re talking about the red guy right?

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the Isolatid

        April 15, 2016 at 10:50

        Yes, the red Boba Fett 😀

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 15, 2016 at 10:52

          XD

          Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 15, 2016 at 10:50

        The Silencer. Filthy casual 😛

        Reply

        • Captain JJ the Isolatid

          April 15, 2016 at 10:51

          Man, that game. I remember watching the trailer for it for the first time. Blew my mind.

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 15, 2016 at 10:52

            I still have my original disks, not that they’d work heh.

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 10:53

            I think I have it on Origin.
            Not that old games on Origin are patched to work either.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 10:53

            I have it on GOG

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 10:54

            I haven’t been on GOG or opened my gog galaxy since last year October.
            There are just too many clients these days.

          • Ottokie

            April 15, 2016 at 10:55

            Hence the reason I only buy on steam 😛

            If it’s not on steam it does not exist

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 10:58

            Yea, that’s pretty much what happens.
            I bought Witcher 3 on Steam as well, since the physical copy only activates on Galaxy.
            Totally worth it.

          • Ottokie

            April 15, 2016 at 11:00

            Someone gave me it on GoG. Bought it on PS4 anyway. And now I have to speed play because that Rachet and Clank pre order timer is counting down fast xD

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 11:00

            Can’t believe how cheap the price is for a day one game

          • Ottokie

            April 15, 2016 at 11:01

            True, everywhere else it was hovering around the R700 mark

          • Ottokie

            April 15, 2016 at 11:02

            Since I am a noob on consoles again. Did the pre order and nothing went of the bank nor confirmation email. But the timer started so I am hoping I did it correctly 😛

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 11:04

            You did, money goes off when the timer hits zero

          • Ottokie

            April 15, 2016 at 11:04

            Would be real depressing if I missed out on that price xD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 15, 2016 at 11:04

            That happens to me every month.

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:05

            “timer hits zero” and the grid under your prisoners slides open?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 11:07

            Only way I can get a date

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:08

            XD
            At least he recycles them, so he considers the environment. That instantly makes him a good guy in 2016.

          • Ottokie

            April 15, 2016 at 11:09

            The only dates I get are Updates

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 11:09

            ROFL

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 15, 2016 at 11:09

            T-Shirt material right there

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:10

            Don’t forget release dates.
            That means something else in Trevor’s house though.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 15, 2016 at 11:12

            Wrong. I don’t let them in the house.

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:12

            Hahaha!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 15, 2016 at 11:02

            ………………….. speed play W3? O_O

            Firstly that’s not only the wrongest thing said in the history of wrongness, but playing the game 10x faster than me would still mean 14 hours 😛

          • Ottokie

            April 15, 2016 at 11:03

            Did not mean too finish it, just enough of the story so that I can savoir the moment until I return 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 15, 2016 at 11:06

            I’m watching you.

          • Ottokie

            April 15, 2016 at 11:07

            You don’t like going out where there are people. So you can’t watch me xD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 15, 2016 at 11:09

            I don’t have to go outside to watch people. That’s what telescopes are for. A friend told me. More of an acquaintance really.

          • Ottokie

            April 15, 2016 at 11:10

            You mean people?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 15, 2016 at 11:12

            I have a list.

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:12

            LIST:

            RINCE

          • Ottokie

            April 15, 2016 at 11:13

            I can confirm this is 100% true xD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 15, 2016 at 11:13

            He’s definitely not on a list of people.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 11:13

            So does Rince, but a different list

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:11

            *closes curtains*

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 15, 2016 at 11:09

            Burn with fire if he speedruns!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 10:55

            I use two, you know the other one

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 10:58

            UPLAY! 😀

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 15, 2016 at 10:58

            Bring the holy water!! Douse thee in it!!

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 10:59

            Holy water? Bring the gasoline!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 15, 2016 at 11:00

            Nah he’s old school – GfWL *run*

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 15, 2016 at 11:01

            Eeeeeeeewwwwwwww

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 15, 2016 at 11:02

            I don’t know what it is, but it’s as if MS just cannot relieve itself from the curse of creating the most tormenting forms of DRM this planet has ever witnessed…

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:03

            AKA Satan’s Login

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 15, 2016 at 11:05

            No, no, no, no, no, that would translate to the login actually being successful…

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 11:06

            Oh yea. That’s very true.

          • Ottokie

            April 15, 2016 at 11:06

            Logging in… Logging in… Logging in… Logging in… Logging in… Logging in… Logging in… Logging in… Logging in…

            *Rage quit
            Opens Warframe

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 15, 2016 at 10:56

            Me too 😀

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 15, 2016 at 10:53

          Peasant! Get it right

          Reply

      • Ottokie

        April 15, 2016 at 10:54

        I was thinking of Stronghold 😛

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 15, 2016 at 10:56

          You’re not nearly as old as me then 😛

          Reply

          • Captain JJ the Isolatid

            April 15, 2016 at 10:58

            I was just thinking, Stronghold is modern 😀

  16. konfab

    April 15, 2016 at 10:50

    1313 ;__;

    Reply

  17. Original Heretic

    April 15, 2016 at 10:51

    Wonderboy in Monsterland! Loved that version of it!

    Reply

  18. konfab

    April 15, 2016 at 11:05

    I would also like another Sonic Game, preferrably in 3D with terrible controls and game mechanics.

    Reply

  19. Dresden

    April 15, 2016 at 11:13

    Bring back Sir Daniel Fortesque!

    Reply

  20. Skittle

    April 15, 2016 at 11:24

    Jak & Daxter

    Reply

  21. Jeandre Pretorius

    April 15, 2016 at 11:42

    Crash Bandicoot and Sly cooper must come to PS4, playing ratchet and clank today and reminded me of those 2 great games.

    Reply

  22. Victor Moolman

    April 15, 2016 at 13:28

    The original spyro games…with none of these skylanders malarky…
    Just me, spyro and the tiger guy that I want to punch in the face BECAUSE I AM DOUBLE JUMPING TO THE LEDGE NOW LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!

    Reply

  23. Milesh Bhana

    April 15, 2016 at 15:41

    Jazz Jackrabbit.

    Reply

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