Video Games Reborn

Remade or remastered, cutting-edge nostalgia for the win.

By Kelvin Low      22 May 2020

With new graphics and mechanics on the Unreal Engine 4, you can set fire to the grass as well. While the levels are copied from the original, there are new side-quests to do such as collecting eggs, as well as indulging in the mini games and boss fights.

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Switch
Original release: 1996
Original platform: PlayStation

The first three games from the Crash Bandicoot series get new features: Unified checkpoints, pause menus and save systems, including both manual and automatic saving, time trials, and the ability to play most levels in each game as Crash’s sister, Coco. It also features remastered audio and cutscenes.

The developers claim that no code or assets from the original games were used for the trilogy. It was built from the ground up. Fans can spin, jump, “wump” and repeat as they take on the epic challenges and adventures, with improved bonus levels and time trials.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!

Available on: Switch
Original release: 1998
Original platform: Game Boy

The remake of Pokémon Yellow is set in the Kanto region and includes the original 151 Pokémon in addition to their respective Mega Evolved forms from Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and their Alolan Forms from Pokémon Sun and Moon. You can play this with the optional Poké Ball Plus controller.

Featuring common elements of the main series, such as battling non-player character Pokémon Trainers and Gym Leaders with captured Pokémon creatures. The catching of Pokémon uses a system that is reminiscent of the mobile spin-off game Pokémon Go. You can also use candies to power up your creatures.

realMyst: Masterpiece Edition

Available on: Windows, Macintosh, iOS, Android
Original release: 1993
Original platform: Macintosh

The 20th anniversary celebration of Myst sees worlds reconstructed and enhanced to provide realistic water, changing weather, dynamic lighting, life-like foliage, bloom and other camera effects, and more.


SAFRA Tampines Upgrades

Fresh from an improvement, this clubhouse celebrates the new milestone with much fanfare.

Never The Twain Shall Meet?

As two disparate food cultures, Spanish tapas and Asian hotpot could not be more different. Or are they?

Master Commander

Ruminations of National Service and fatherhood.