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17th Mar '17 12:11:13 PM erforce
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* The first ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' has you return to the burned-down ruins of Nemeton Monastery, the site of the prequel game ''Koudelka''.

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* The first ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' has you return to the burned-down ruins of Nemeton Monastery, the site of the prequel game ''Koudelka''.''VideoGame/{{Koudelka}}''.
13th Mar '17 9:25:53 AM mario0987
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* The DLC Case of''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'': "Turnabout Time Traveller". It features Maya as the assistant, Edgeworth as the prosecutor and Larry Butz being himself. Clearly, it is supposed to evoke the feelings of the original trilogy, and the first game in particular.
2nd Mar '17 12:38:45 PM KagSwirby
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has, in the middle of Malie Garden, an old man and a bunch of children reenacting the Nugget Bridge from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', down to their dialogue and their teams (especially blatant because while Nidoran and Ekans are ''everywhere'' in RBY, they stick out like a sore thumb in Alola; plus they even have regular Rattatas rather than the Alolan subspecies). The old man eventually admits to being a former Team Rocket member, who felt nostalgic about the old days and decided to play around with the kids.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has, in the middle of Malie Garden, an old man and a bunch of children reenacting the Nugget Bridge from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', down to their dialogue and their teams (especially blatant because while Nidoran and Ekans are ''everywhere'' in RBY, Kanto, they stick out like a sore thumb in Alola; plus they even have regular Rattatas mainland Rattata rather than the Alolan subspecies). The old man eventually admits to being a former Team Rocket member, who felt nostalgic about the old days and decided to play around with the kids.
2nd Mar '17 12:37:51 PM KagSwirby
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** A couple of levels in ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' involve the titular sphere using his Hypernova ability to unravel scenes from the first game as well as a timeline showing his history.
2nd Mar '17 5:30:04 AM namapo
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* The Flashback Map Pack for ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 2'', which consists of ports of five multiplayer maps from the first game. More maps from the first game showed up in subsequent map packs, including ones exclusive to the PC version. ''Gears of War 3'' and ''Judgment'' continued the trend of bringing back old maps. [[AbridgedArenaArray Community favourites]] Gridlock and Blood Drive both appeared in 3 games each (Gridlock in ''1'', ''2'', and ''3''; Blood Drive in ''2'', ''3'', and ''Judgment'').

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* The Flashback Map Pack for ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 2'', which consists of ports of five multiplayer maps from the first game. More maps from the first game showed up in subsequent map packs, including ones exclusive to the PC version. ''Gears of War 3'' and ''Judgment'' continued the trend of bringing back old maps. [[AbridgedArenaArray Community favourites]] Gridlock and Blood Drive both appeared in 3 4 games each (Gridlock in ''1'', ''2'', ''3'' and ''3''; ''4''; Blood Drive in ''2'', ''3'', ''Judgment'', and ''Judgment'').''4'').
8th Feb '17 5:07:24 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The first bonus chapter in ''VideoGame/CaptainToadTreasureTracker'' is composed of four levels from ''3D World'', reworked for Toad's controls. (Furthering the reference, having ''3D World'' save data [[OldSaveBonus unlocks them automatically.]])

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** The first bonus chapter in ''VideoGame/CaptainToadTreasureTracker'' is composed of four levels from ''3D World'', reworked for Toad's controls. (Furthering Furthering the reference, having ''3D World'' save data [[OldSaveBonus unlocks them automatically.]])]]



** A late-game area in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'' is based off an area in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' plus the ability to flip from 2D to 3D like ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''.



* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' levels are often reworks of levels of the original games the fighters came from. In ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'', there are near-perfect copies of the original ''VideoGame/MarioBros.'' arcade game, and one of the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' stages, amongst others. ''Melee'', ''Brawl'', and ''3DS/Wii U'' also have stages taken directly from the respective previous ''Smash'' games; while ''Melee'' and ''Brawl'' only specifically brought back stages from the direct predecessor, ''3DS'' and ''Wii U'' include stages from even older games as well, to the point of bringing back a stage from the N64 game in ''Wii U''.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' levels are often reworks of levels of the original games the fighters came from. In ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'', there are near-perfect copies of the original ''VideoGame/MarioBros.'' arcade game, and one of the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' stages, amongst others. ''Melee'', ''Brawl'', and ''3DS/Wii U'' also have stages taken directly from the respective previous ''Smash'' games; while ''Melee'' and ''Brawl'' only specifically brought back stages from the direct predecessor, ''3DS'' and ''Wii U'' include stages from even older games as well, to the point of bringing back a stage from the N64 game in ''Wii U''.U'' (and three more via DLC).



** After becoming the Champion in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Gold, Silver, and Crystal]]'', you are given a boat ticket to Kanto, the ''entire setting'' of the first generation. You can then collect the original games' badges there, though the Gym Leaders are much tougher and several things have changed in three years. After getting these badges it is even possible to fight against the protagonist of the first game.

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** After becoming the Champion in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Gold, Silver, and Crystal]]'', you are given a boat ticket to Kanto, the ''entire setting'' of the first generation. You can then collect the original games' badges there, though the Gym Leaders (of which six are recurring; one Gym Leader had been promoted to the Elite Four, leaving his daughter in charge of his Gym, and the final Gym Leader is the player's [[TheRival rival]] from the preceding games) are much tougher and several things have changed in three years. After getting these badges it is even possible to fight against the protagonist of the first game.



** DK Jungle from ''VideoGame/MarioKart7'', later a retro course in ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'', is practically a love letter to ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', since Retro Studios designed it.

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** DK Jungle from ''VideoGame/MarioKart7'', later a retro course in ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'', is practically a love letter to ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', since Retro Studios designed it.



* Three of the four mainlands explored in ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 2'' are mildfly modified versions of mainlands seen in the first game. Namely, Awakening Wood is Forest of Hope, Perplexing Pool is Distant Spring, and Wistful Wild is a combined form of Impact Site and The Final Trial. Olimar gets to notice this, even having nostalgic feelings towards them.



* The DS remake of ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'' included a new secret world evocative of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry,'' which the original lacked--two of the levels play variations on the classic ''DKC'' theme. Also, while it cut the Silver Coin Challenge mode from the main game, it included it as an unlockable extra. In turn, ''VideoGame/JetForceGemini'' included one of ''Diddy Kong Racing'''s tracks for its own racing minigame.

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* The DS remake of ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'' included a new secret world evocative of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry,'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', which the original lacked--two of the levels play variations on the classic ''DKC'' theme. Also, while it cut the Silver Coin Challenge mode from the main game, it included it as an unlockable extra. In turn, ''VideoGame/JetForceGemini'' included includes one of ''Diddy Kong Racing'''s tracks for its own racing minigame.



* The FinalBoss in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' is revealed to be a mere DiscOneFinalBoss after the credits roll. You receive a ferry ticket to Kanto, the region the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue preceding]] [[VideoGame/PokemonYellow games]] take place in, which you can visit in its near-entirety (the [[VideoGameRemake remakes]] also include the local OlympusMons and their dungeons), complete with the (remixed) original battle and background music, and even battle six of the eight original gym leaders (one Gym Leader had been promoted to the Elite Four, leaving his daughter in charge of his Gym, and the final Gym Leader being the player's [[TheRival rival]] from the preceding games), after which you get to battle the TrueFinalBoss, [[spoiler:the original games' PlayerCharacter]].



* The Time Crash segment of ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' ends in a temporally-displaced version of Leene's Square from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''.
** You also have the option of using Kid's memories to travel back in time to her orphanage, which is Lucca's old house.

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* The Time Crash segment of ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' ends in a temporally-displaced version of Leene's Square from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''.
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''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. You also have the option of using Kid's memories to travel back in time to her orphanage, which is Lucca's old house.



* A late-game area in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'' is based off an area in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' plus the ability to flip from 2D to 3D like ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''.

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* A late-game area in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'' is based off an area in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' plus the ability to flip The Old Desert mainland from 2D to 3D like ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''.the very first ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' makes a return in ''4 Ultimate'' as the Dunes.



** Valley of Mines itself mostly qualifies as Nostalgia Level.



** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'' features several locations familiar to those who've played previous Elder Scrolls Games, such as Windhelm and Stros M'Kai.

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** * ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'' features several locations familiar to those who've played previous Elder Scrolls Games, such as Windhelm and Stros M'Kai.



* Satori Komeiji in the eleventh ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' game, ''Subterranean Animism'', is a Nostalgia Boss as all of her spell cards except for the first [[DittoFighter are directly lifted from your current partner]]'s previous appearance as a boss in preceding games.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
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Satori Komeiji in the eleventh ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' game, ''Subterranean Animism'', is a Nostalgia Boss as all of her spell cards except for the first [[DittoFighter are directly lifted from your current partner]]'s previous appearance as a boss in preceding games.



* Level 5 of ''[[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi: DaiOuJou]]'' looks like a DarkerAndEdgier version of level 1 from ''[=DoDonPachi=]'' and the bosses of levels 3, 4, and 5 appear as a BossRush.

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* ''VideoGame/DonPachi'':
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Level 5 of ''[[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi: DaiOuJou]]'' ''DoDonPachi: DaiOuJou'' looks like a DarkerAndEdgier version of level 1 from ''[=DoDonPachi=]'' and the bosses of levels 3, 4, and 5 appear as a BossRush.
21st Jan '17 10:28:34 AM Omeganian
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* ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' likewise has Tristram as one of the locations, and the 20 year anniversary saw The Darkening of Tristram special event where you can basically replay the original campaign... and get Diablo's Soulstone as a socketable gem you can insert in your head(slot).
15th Jan '17 8:28:35 AM cookieman
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' have Santalune Forest, which recreates Viridian Forest from Red and Blue/[=FireRed=] and [=LeafGreen=] in 3D, down to the Caterpie, Weedle, and Pikachu.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' have Santalune Forest, which recreates Viridian Forest from Red and Blue/[=FireRed=] and [=LeafGreen=] in 3D, down to the Caterpie, Weedle, and Pikachu. It's even right before the city with the first gym.
12th Jan '17 3:21:54 PM ExeloMinish
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has, in the middle of Malie Garden, an old man and a bunch of children reenacting the Nugget Bridge from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', down to their dialogue and their teams (especially blatant because while Nidoran and Ekans are ''everywhere'' in RBY, they stick out like a sore thumb in Alola; plus they even have regular Rattatas rather than the Alolan subspecies). The old man eventually admits to being a former Team Rocket member, who felt nostalgic about the old days and decided to play around with the kids.
27th Dec '16 7:25:43 PM MyFinalEdits
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* In ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'', the final stage is reminiscent of the opening of ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom'' complete with a remix of its impressively inspiring [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome score]].
** This trope is somewhat lampshaded because not only is the final stage reminiscent of the first from the original, it IS the same accounted for by the fact it is a PREQUEL, in which the characters from the second game were included in the first at the very beginning as a Tarantino-esque pre-emptive recap of sorts. Whew.

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* In ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'', the final stage is reminiscent of the opening of ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom'' complete with a remix of its impressively inspiring [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome score]].
** This trope is somewhat lampshaded because not
musical score. Not only is the final stage reminiscent of the first from the original, it IS the same accounted for by the fact it is a PREQUEL, in which the characters from the second game were included in the first at the very beginning as a Tarantino-esque pre-emptive recap of sorts. Whew.sorts.



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has the Void Quest dungeon, meant to evoke the feeling of classic [=JRPGs=] in general as well as the older [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei MegaTen]] games in specific. The player's first visit to the third floor even includes a reprise of the GoodMorningCrono opening dialogue to ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' - a CallBack that Western gamers wouldn't have understood unless they had played the fan translation of the older game, as it didn't officially come out in English until an iOS release in early 2014.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' 4}}'':
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has the Void Quest dungeon, meant to evoke the feeling of classic [=JRPGs=] in general as well as the older [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei MegaTen]] games in specific. The player's first visit to the third floor even includes a reprise of the GoodMorningCrono opening dialogue to ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' - a CallBack that Western gamers wouldn't have understood unless they had played the fan translation of the older game, as it didn't officially come out in English until an iOS release in early 2014.
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