The Opponent

A literal barrel of sunshine. *Contents may vary.

THE GREATEST (OR POSSIBLY STUPIDEST) IDEAS OF 2020


  • Monday Night Sakura Wars
  • MUGEN with every military fighting game character
  • M.B.A. Jam, and the competing series, Wall Street Hoop
  • Chicago Gaiden, a show about all the stuff you don't see during all those Chicago TV series.
  • MKUltraman
  • Jonny Quest 64
  • Top Ten Exploding Superman Planets
  • Just start World War 4 and make everyone wonder what happened to 3.
  • Secretary of Save States
  • A hack of Arkanoid that changes the ball to the DVD logo
  • Frogger at accurate scale
  • An isekais anime that starts with the guy who was in the other world coming back, and they spend the whole series dealing with the aftermath of their absence. We only see the other world in flashbacks.
  • SD Mr. Peanut
  • North and South America should merger and become Super America. There should be some cyberpunk movie where that's the backstory.
  • In a JRPG, the more you use a specific character, their model slowly becomes more muscular, and vice versa if you stop using them regularly.
  • Crossover between Shin Megami Tensei and the Left Behind books
  • Nidhogg with digitized graphics
  • Prince of Persia 1 remake with digitized graphics
  • An MMO not set in a high fantasy world
  • Extreme Trains, the mature edgy reboot of Lots and Lots of Trains
  • A sequel to North & South, set in the present day and called Northwest & Southeast
  • Job Simulator, but unironic and without the comedy. You have to actually do work, in real time, or else get fired. The Desert Bus of VR games.
  • WMAC Masters with eSports
  • ROM hack of Ninja Gaiden to insert Richard Harrison: Ninja Gordon
  • ROM hack of Castlevania to change Dracula to Count Chocula
  • Using Pok√© Balls like golf balls, where you have to drive harder for better capture rate
  • Locke's Pants: Put padlocks all over the corduroys. It's the new fashion thing.
  • Spaghetti Code Geass
  • A Vtuber that is just a Monty Python-style portrait where only the lips move and the head occasionally bobs around a little.
  • A western cartoon in the vein of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, except in place of the author's love of references to 20th century western rock bands, it has references to 20th century Japanese city pop bands.
  • Change Daylight Savings Timeses to move the clock back one hour in the spring too
  • A battle royale game with 100 battle royale games
  • A Twitch channel that just streams automated Desert Bus gameplay 24/7. People watch it and it actually runs the full game endlessly. Then at some point a year later, the game suddenly and seamlessly changes. The bus takes a turn that wasn't there before and goes on a trip to a mysterious city. It stops, the passenger gets off, and it was actually a super long build-up to a completely unrelated game announcement.
  • High visibility lights: It's like Hi Fis for your eyes.
  • Third World Martial Arts Council Masters (WMAC Bum Fights)
  • Blue's Cluedo
  • Minnesota Fats vs. Virginia Slims
  • Police Quest, except with Robocop
  • Ashita no G.I. Joe
  • Mod NBA Jam to turn every player into cartoon characters, so we get the Space Jam video game we should have gotten and didn't.
  • An episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy called Ed And The City
  • The Zombie Survival Guide, but with the zombies replaced with ninjas
  • Ballz 3D with roll-back netcode
  • Fire Emblem: Three Stooges
  • A hot-blooded shounen protagonist who makes no sound. He thinks everyone around him is deaf.
  • Double elimination kumite
  • Mabel Syrup
  • ROM hack of Wario Land 4 with Wario replaced with Abobo
  • OnlyEnemies
  • Time Gal Godot
  • Dril of the Jungle
  • A shmup where the bullets are taxes
  • Duke Nukem quotes voiced by Johnny Bravo
  • A Jurassic Park dating sim, but it has only the human characters and the dinosaurs are never mentioned or seen
  • Medical-grade Big Van Vader mask
  • Robocop vs. Robotech
  • A show that combines the melodrama of Godfrey Ho ninja affairs and the production values of tokusatsu
  • Final Fantasy, a new game with no relation to the NES game, because they felt the need to reboot continuity. Then a few years later they come out with Final Fantasy 2 (not II).
  • Testosteraunts
  • Crazy Climber game set on the Sheraton
  • Superhero who only fights Twitter parody accounts
  • In fighting game, when time runs out, the round doesn't end, but both players' life starts draining until someone dies.
  • Beat-them-up based on Surviving Edged Weapons
  • Captain Planet beat-them-up. It would have to be a five-player game, and when the boss comes out, they all combine to be Captain Planet and all players control him at the same time.
  • Metroidvania that uses the layout of Legends of the Hidden Temple
  • cat Videos, a site that collects all the YouTube videos with the word "cat" in its URL
  • Second to Last Blade 2
  • Set of Survival Arts tournaments called the Survival Series
  • Rainbow Edition Gradius with no limit on Options
  • Kemono Friends but with deep sea life, the most messed up version of Spongebob Squarepants imaginable
  • Open-world football game based on 17776
  • An Even Better Tomorrow
  • Spite Court
  • Musou game based on Parliament fights
  • Bad Dudecember, the sequel to Karnovember