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    What games have made it through multiple generations of systems?

    The ones that come to mind are:

    Halo
    Final Fantansy
    Resident Evil
    Call of Duty

    Any other ones that you can think of?

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    Shin Megami Tensei/Persona
    Kirby
    Pokemon
    Zelda
    Mario Franchise
    Harvest Moon
    Animal Crossing
    Mega Man
    Xeno Series
    Silent Hill
    Tales
    Ys
    Soul Calibur
    Tekken
    Street Fighter
    Mortal Kombat
    Virtua Fighter
    Dead or Alive
    Tomb Raider
    Metal Gear Solid
    Star Ocean
    Rayman
    Spyro
    Crash Bandicoot
    Star Wars
    Harry Potter
    Sonic

    There are a lot of series that have transcended generations...

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    I maybe overlapping but Nintendo franchises and their third parites of the NES/SNES era have held on strong.
    Mario, Zelda, Starfox, Kirby, Kid Icarus, ...Wars, Custom Robo, Chibi Robo, Metroid, Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Mario Sports(golf, tennis), Donkey Kong/Countryl Luigi's Mansion, Pilotwings, Wave Race, Animal Crossing, Pokemon

    Castlevania, Mega Man, Gradius, TMNT, DOOM, Bomberman, FInal Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Lunar, Duck Tales, Rayman, Resident Evil, Indiana Jones, Chrono Trigger, Street Fighter, Lufia, Ninja Gaiden, Pocky & Rocky, Ys, Conker, Crusin(USA, World, Exotica), Goemon/Mystical Ninja, Star Wars, Warcraft and Starcraft, Perfect Dark, James Bond, Wing Commander, Metal Gear, Bonk, Tales of...(franchise), Sonic

    That help? If you throw in Sony they're aging enough now you have mainstays too with various things from Spyro and Crash to God of War, Uncharted, Civilization, Tomb Raider, and more.

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    It's probably harder to find series that haven't been available on multiple generations of systems. Single games, sure, plenty of those, but once they go series, they're probably going to wind up on at least two generations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlastProcessing402 View Post
    It's probably harder to find series that haven't been available on multiple generations of systems. Single games, sure, plenty of those, but once they go series, they're probably going to wind up on at least two generations.
    IIRC there were 4 games in the James Pond series on the Mega Drive but none afterwards. Struggling to think of any other series that managed 5 games in one generation and none in any others.

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    James Pond was ported to the Game Boy Advance, if that counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorpho View Post
    James Pond was ported to the Game Boy Advance, if that counts.
    Not really if that was just a port of James Pond 2 rather than an original game. If you count ports it'll be virtually impossible to find a series of 3 or more games that never crossed generations.

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    Couple of the games that I had forgotten

    James Bond
    Lufia
    Deus Ex
    SWoToR


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorpho View Post
    James Pond was ported to the Game Boy Advance, if that counts.
    James Pond Robocod was also ported to the DS after the Advance port.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nebagram View Post
    Not really if that was just a port of James Pond 2 rather than an original game. If you count ports it'll be virtually impossible to find a series of 3 or more games that never crossed generations.
    There was another new James Pond game released for the iPhone in 2011, though it was terrible.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_P...athly_Shallows

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    Bonk and Star Soldier. Those started on the Nintendo and landed sequels on the Turbografx 16.

    Oh and Raiden, thats had plenty of sequels. From Jaguar to the Xbox 360

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    Bonk was first on TG16. Raiden was first ported to SNES/Genesis and must've been popular enough back in the day to warrant TG16 ports on both card AND CD.
    James Pond I think was originally an Amiga game.

    We could go on forever with this list...
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    Let me go through my insane collection list... (I'm going to try to say at least three generations. Probably many games that only were on two generations. I'm also going to exclude licenses as those were probably licensed by many developers. Things like Simpsons, Dragon Ball...)
    Arkanoid, Castlevania, Bubble Bobble, Hammerin' Harry, Dig Dug, Megami Tensei, Dragon Quest, Famicom Wars, Final Fantasy, Fire Emblem, Goemon, Gradius, Glory of Heracles, Jajamaru, Metal Max, Final Fight, Mother, Momotaro, Ninja Gaiden (if one wants to count both the original and modern series together), Pac-Man, Mega Man, Mario (let's just count the entire franchise as one, including the numerous spinoffs), Adventure Island, TMNT, Tetris, TwinBee, Ultima, Ys (and this is all just parsing my Famicom list)
    Donkey Kong, Dr. Mario, Kirby, Zelda, Lufia, Metroid, Mr. Driller, Pokemon, Yoshi's Cookie (surprisingly it made three)
    Breath of Fire, F-Zero, Kunio, Phantasy Star, Sonic, Mana, Tales
    Blaster Master, Double Dragon, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Punch-Out, Metal Gear, New Zealand Story(?), Street Fighter, Lode Runner, Star Soldier, Bomberman, Game&Watch Gallery, Lunar, Picross(?), Harvest Moon/Rune Factory, River King
    Resident Evil, Tomb Raider
    Gauntlet, Raiden, Shining, Shinobi, Silpheed, Star Ocean
    Druaga, Dokapon, Legend of Heroes, Tengai Makyo, Front Mission, Hanjuku Hero, The Great Battle, Magical Drop, Pilotwings, Prince of Persia, SaGa, RPG Maker, SimCity, Jinsei/Game of Life, Puyo-Puyo, Ogre, Umihara Kawase, Contra, Lemmings, Q-Bert, R-Type
    StarFox, Bonk, Darius
    Tokimeki Memorial
    Metal Slug, Pipe Dreams/Mania
    Thunder Force, Commando

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    A few days ago I wrote a list of series that started on the NES then didn't submit the post. While not all, most series that have a sequel or are remakes have transcended generations.
    Everything in the above post is opinion unless stated otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebagram View Post
    Not really if that was just a port of James Pond 2 rather than an original game. If you count ports it'll be virtually impossible to find a series of 3 or more games that never crossed generations.
    JP 2 was also on Master System (among a shitload of other computers and systems). I would say even if it's a port that would still qualify it for being multigenerational rather than just an attempted revival like GBA/DS.

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