6. Vectorman

First Release: Vectorman (1995, Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis)
Last Release: Vectorman 2 (1996, Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis)

Where the hell has this guy been hiding? The green robo-master with balls for arms and legs had two awesome games back in the Genesis days. We jumped, we shot, we rocket boosted and we hit our peace sign after boss fights with ol' Vector in tow. Ever since those two games, he's been sent to the scrap heap.

Let's forget that cancelled PS2 revival (which looked like crap, by all accounts). A new Vectorman for today's audience would be the ish. Keep the club-hop soundtrack, make the game a third-person shooter affair, and add on new side-scrolling and air combat levels for good measure.

Man, our dreams are still haunted by that train rail boss level from the first release. We imagine that would look mighty healthy on our PS3s and Xbox 360s, though.