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Enhanced remakes

Group Description

An enhanced remake is a game that attempts to re-create the designs and scenarios of an older game that was developed using less advanced technology. In some cases the gameplay, plot, and overall concept remain largely the same, but the graphics and sound may be touched up or completely redone; in others, the gameplay, plot, and game world may have undergone revisions.

A general rule of thumb is that if the original game has levels, and most or all of them are recognizable in the new game, but it is also clear that the developers re-created them, then it's an enhanced remake.

This group does not include "enhanced ports" where the game may appear to be enhanced due to being on a technically superior platform, and some features may or may not have been added, but the bulk of the game is simply ported and not re-created.
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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Air Rescue I1984Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64MicroProse Software, Inc.3.00
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness1986Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X1, WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.77
Mountains of Ket 1986Amstrad CPCIncentive Software Ltd....
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards1987Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCoSierra On-Line, Inc.3.88
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom1988NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii UHudson Soft USA, Inc.3.31
Tombs & Treasure1988NESInfocom, Inc.2.72
Quarterstaff: The Tomb of Setmoth1988Macintosh, PC-98, Sharp X68000Infocom, Inc....
Typhoon Thompson in Search for the Sea Child1989Amiga, Atari STBrøderbund Software, Inc.4.00
Tommy's Manor1989DOSTommy's Toys...
Ninja Remix1990Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSystem 3 Software Ltd.2.81
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (Deluxe Edition)1990DOS, FM TownsBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.89
Stellar 71990Amiga, DOS, MacintoshDynamix, Inc.3.50
Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego? (Enhanced)1990DOSBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.42
Oil's Well1990DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.02
Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown1990Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.59
Ancient Ys Vanished1991Sharp X68000Dempa Shimbunsha...
Déjà Vu: A Nightmare Comes True1991Windows 3.xICOM Simulations, Inc.3.47
Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards1991Amiga, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.86
Paragliding1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSLoriciel SA...
Elite Plus1991DOS, PC-98Microplay Software3.79
Space Quest I: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter1991Amiga, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.84
Jetman1991DOS3.00
Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero1992DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.4.05
Xak I・II1992TurboGrafx CDTelenet Japan Co., Ltd....
Manic Miner1992SAM CoupéRevelation Software...
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Selected Covers

Air Rescue I Atari 8-bit Front Cover
Front cover for Air Rescue I

Selected Screenshots

Loading Screen
Screenshot from Air Rescue I
Title screen A
Screenshot from Ancient Ys Vanished