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Posted January 11, 2021 by Chris in Features
 
 

Video Games that will take you back to the 90s

The 1990s were a time of remarkable change in technology that allowed millennials to be the first generation to enjoy video games and gaming consoles like PlayStation and Game Boy. For those who are nostalgic for that era, the epic video games listed here will take you back to that time.

The 1990s evolved into a market of high-tech gaming and gambling worth billions of dollars that continues today.  You can now play poker or other casino games online from the comfort of your own home, with the chance to win thousands if you follow the strategies for keno sites even though the odds of hitting a solid eight are about 230,000-1, it is still possible. The video games of the 90s are equally impressive and still enjoyed today. 

Mario

The face of Nintendo, Mario has appeared in video games since the 1980s and continues to create revenue for the company today. With video games becoming more widespread in the 90s, Mario was a sign of a quality game, even if he was not essential to the plot, including his role as the chair umpire in Tennis (1985) and the golfer in Golf (1985).

Contra

The Contra franchise has faded from the mainstream in the last 20 years, but in the 90s this video game was legendary, with run and gun action game that was extremely challenging to win. To get a feel of the game, try Contra 4 for Nintendo released in 2007 as a retro game that is also difficult to win. 

Street Fighter

Street Fighter was published in 1987, but it was the sequel in 1991 that became a global phenomenon in the world of fighting games and lead to a movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Kylie Minogue. Street Fighter IV has updated the series with 3D graphics and a retooled 2D fighting system based on Street Fighter II that has created renewed interest in the genre.

Duck Hunt

Shooting down ducks to feed your dog never felt this good.  Nintendo has the most iconic lineup of first-party characters in video game history, including its oldest character the duck in Duck Hunt. The light gun shooter video game has players shooting down ducks to feed your dog. The game was so popular the dog was a character in the movie “Pixels” that rated poorly but made USD150 million profit. 

Road Rash

Electronic Arts’ Road Rash franchise combined traditional racing with bike-to-bike violence, and was one of the company’s most exciting titles back in the early 90s, launched on Sega Mega Drive before making the transition onto what were then the next generation consoles. In July 1994, Road Rash arrived in 3D. 

Aladdin

Aladdin had two releases, one on the Sega Genesis and one on the Super Nintendo, two completely different, classic games. The Sega version was visually better, but the Nintendo version had some of the best controls ever seen in a game, being hair-trigger responsive, with realistic jump mechanics that made Aladdin feel like a tough street kid. This game launched the adventure genre leading to more modern games Uncharted and Tomb Raider.


Chris

 
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