There's a trend going on in game-land at the moment. No, it's not everybody investing most of their lives into Black Ops, nor is it the plethora of casual games that are plaguing the game shelves. This trend is, of course, the decision by many gaming companies to look back to the past for ideas for their latest games, dusting off ancient mascots that have been left in a cupboard for years on end and giving them a little bit of 21st century polish. A few may say it is lazy, going back to the past, but I disagree. Classic franchises such as Sonic, Donkey Kong and Kirby have all recently been given the comeback treatment, and each of their latest adventures has been met with good to extremely good critical acclaim. With this in mind I'm listing ten franchises I would love to see make a return, as spending years in a cupboard really can't be good for any mascots' health. Read on and see which franchises I have chosen to join the current trend of retro-revitalisation.