The coming together of the wonderful world of Nintendo’s Mario with the wacky world of Ubisoft’s rabbids was an inspired idea – and as it turns out it’s made for a darned good game as well! It got us thinking about some other possible future game mashups…

 

Rayman + ARMS

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Hey, look at what the little guy has managed to accomplish without even possessing limbs to connect his hands and feet to his bod! So, can you imagine what incredible biffo he could get up to if he actually had some?

 

Banjo-Kazooie + Gitaroo Man

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We’d be up for some alternating riffage and Deliverance-styled twangity-twanging in this platforming rhythm game with a difference – and likely very few teeth.

 

Portal + Mortal Kombat

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OK, so just the thought of ‘Portal Kombat’ was enough to inspire this one, but popping in and out of various portals to find slippery opponents and finish them? Fun!

 

Shovel Knight + Dig Dug

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Respect to little Dig Dug for doing all that heavy labour on his own with that not very pointy implement – and with the dangers of Fygars and Pookas ever looming! It’s about time that he got some dirt-digging help, don’t you think?

 

L.A. Noire + The Wolf Among Us

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They call Los Angeles ‘LA-LA Land” anyway, so why not let the fairy tale world of Telltale’s adventure combine with the cool investigative city-trawling of Rockstar’s detective actioner?

 

Forza Motorsport + Mario Kart

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Just imagine hooning down Conrod Straight at Bathurst in your Toad-mobile and letting a red turtle loose to snatch victory right before the finishing line. Damn, we want it now!

 

Uncharted + Mappy

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Hey, with a cop mouse named Mappy on your team, just think of all the extra time Nathan Drake could spend playing Crash Bandicoot at home on the couch instead of, presumably, charting. That truncheon could come in handy, too.

 

Pac-Man + Dr Mario

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Come on, who doesn’t call them “power pills” as they make Pac-Man go “Gulp!” and head straight for the blue ghosts? This way you’d have a certified medical professional on-hand to make sure you don’t OD…

 

Burnout + Firewatch

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OK, so it’s just here because the two titles go together rather neatly thematically. But still, bush-bashing your way to fires Burnout-style with heaps of flashing lights could totally rock.

 

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater + Snake

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Just like Indiana Jones, we bloody hate snakes. So, our theory is that with the snake-eating Solid one on-hand we’d have nothing to fear – and, we guess, no use for our Nokia phones other than as, well, phones.

 

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