video games

  1. bennymaker

    The History of Ristar

    In the mid-1990s, following the success of the Star Voyage game developed by Team Star, Yuji Naka, the lead, sought a new venture. Inspired by a pitch from Naoto Oshima featuring a rabbit with grabbing ears, Naka envisioned a unique platformer. Transforming the concept, they redesigned the...
  2. KPyall

    The Indrema Revolution [REVAMPED] - An Alternate History of Indrema, Pop Culture, and Gaming
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    The Indrema Revolution [REVAMPED] by KPyall (and other contributors) Welcome back to the Indrema Revolution! I wanted to try this again, but I'll try to avoid the pitfalls of the original story. The idea for this started officially in January 2022, and focuses on a company called Indrema...
  3. anchorman2k3

    Driven for the Disk: an alternate timeline about the Nintendo 64, 64DD, and the wider 5th generation of video gaming and the culture surrounding it

    Aah, the 5th generation of video games... arguably, the one that propulsed gaming back onto the mainstream. It's famous for a lot of reasons, including the meteoric rise of Sony in the gaming space, the disgraceful fall of Sega, the advent of 3D graphics... I could name a lot. But still, the...
  4. Jaiken

    Pure XBox, Microsoft's Side of the Coin to Keen Eye Timeline
    Threadmarks: Entering the Console Business/Year 2002

    The year was 1995 and Toshiba had the DVD killed in a bid to allow Nintendo to use Super Density Discs and Sony Multi Media CDs. Microsoft Games was new to the scene of video games and had some games published under its belt such as Flight Simulator. Rumors were floating around if Microsoft...
  5. What if Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter happened?

    Ed Boon has gone on record saying in the past attempts at a Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter game have been made but have fallen through thanks to certain factors like Capcom. So what if Capcom had given the thumbs up? What if a game pitting the World Warriors vs the iconic Kombatants had come...
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    Crap! Posted on wrong place! Please ignore!
  7. THE KINGFISH

    Man's Best Friend: An Alternate 1990s and Beyond
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Introduction Hello everyone! This is my first alternate timeline here on this site! Alternate history has always fascinated me. The idea of another world - or another chain of events in history has fascinated me ever since I started learning about history. I first got into alternate history...
  8. MoistLasagna

    WI: No PlayStation?

    So, what if Sony never entered the console market with the PlayStation, or just didn't bother with the idea of a game console at all, thus leaving Nintendo to compete with only Sega in the console wars? How would that happen? How would a Nintendo vs. Sega console war play out without Sony? Would...
  9. AHC: Give Sonic the Hedgehog a stronger gameography

    It's probably not at all controversial to say that Sonic the Hedgehog has had a pretty rough time of it since Sega left the console market. That's not to say every game he's been in from 2002 on has been bad, but the blue blur's definitely had a lot of rough patches, with plenty of his games...
  10. MoistLasagna

    WI: Nintendo-Sony-Philips SNES-CD?

    (This is a revisit of a old thread that I made a year ago. Click here to see the old thread: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/wi-nintendo-sony-philips-partnership.520368/) So, what if the SNES-CD was made by both Nintendo, Sony AND Philips? How would that happen? How would that...
  11. Jaiken

    A Keen Eye: A Nintendo Ultimate Timeline
    Threadmarks: Yamauchi's Vision

    Yamauchi, head Preisdent of Nintendo, has one request to those running the company: Make Nintendo the best it can ever be. To do this Yamauchi instructed his company to further expand into game development by investing profits into Nintendo itself to ensure growth. As long as profits were good...
  12. Duke Andrew of Dank

    The Best Video Games Never Made

    A continuation of the Top Video Games Never Made thread, which died out recently. New Super Mario (2004) Platform: Nintendo DS In a reinvention of the classic Super Mario 2D formula, we follow Mario and Princess Peach on their adventure to save Prince Cream, Peach's younger brother, from Bowser...
  13. Best Pop Culture Licenses That Never Happened (or haven't happened)

    Inspired by these three threads: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/the-best-movies-never-made.11413/ https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/top-tv-shows-never-made.51488/ https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/best-tv-episodes-never-made.538711/ Ever watch an anime...
  14. MoistLasagna

    AHC: Make Sega a more major player in the handheld market

    Just like what the title says, your challenge here is to have Sega be a more major player in the handheld market with their Game Gear, to the point of being a actual opposing threat to Nintendo and their Game Boy.
  15. MoistLasagna

    WI: Earlier Nintendo-Philips partnership?

    So I'm sure that some of you have heard of the SNES-CD by now. It was going to be a collaboration between Nintendo and Sony, with Sony making a all-in-one hybrid console called the PlayStation, until Nintendo dropped Sony out of the project, and instead went with Philips to make the add-on...
  16. MoistLasagna

    WI: Non-video game characters in Super Smash Bros.?

    So, what if at a certain point into the Super Smash Bros. franchise, Masahiro Sakurai decides to pull the "Game characters only" rule and lets characters from all kinds of pop culture (ranging from TV to movies to comics and whatnot) in Smash? How would that happen? I mean, I could see...
  17. Jaiken

    East Meets West: Nintendo Partners with Microsoft in 1992
    Threadmarks: Nintendo and Microsoft: East Recruits West

    It is the year 1992 and Mario Paint is selling the SNES Mouse like hotcakes. That is when Hiroshi Yamaouchi comes up with a new idea to bring advanced hardware to Nintendo's platforms. Why not bring the company Microsoft on board to develop hardware technology to help compete with Sega and Sony...
  18. MoistLasagna

    WI: Nintendo partnered with Panasonic on the SNES-CD

    As you may know, Nintendo was going to team up with Sony on a CD-ROM add-on for the Super NES, as well as a hybrid console named the PlayStation. However, the partnership would have granted Sony more creative control, which Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi began to grow wary of, and deemed...
  19. Jaiken

    A New Legacy: Nintendo acquires Midway timeline
    Threadmarks: Nintendo and Midway: the Start

    It is early 2003 and Midway is about to shutdown Midway Games West, company with the name associated with the old Atari, until a certain Mustached Plumber buys their parent company. Premise: Nintendo decides it wants to acquire a company that has these qualities: 1) Good arcade multiplayer...
  20. What if Capcom Fighting Evolution was a success? collaborative timeline

    Capcom Fighting Evolution (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capcom_Fighting_Evolution) was a crossover fighting game released in October of 2004 during the twilight of the arcade and was so poorly received critically and in sales numbers that it breifly killed Capcom's fighting games and 2D...
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