The 90’s has its own nostalgia, everything was different and interesting in those days. From movies, to clothes and of course the video games. Gaming wasn’t this big a trend in those days because it wasn’t as accessible as it is today. One click and there you take a deep dive into your favourite game; this wasn’t a scenario back then. So let’s get the 90’s nostalgia back and take a look at the Best retro games from the 90s. These games may sound childish or stupid to the current lot but they are an emotion for the 90’s kids.
Best Retro Games from the 90’s
Super Mario is a 90’s classic. It is a platform game and one of the most popular video games of the 90’s. The basic theme of the game is Mario (an Italian plumber) who resides in the Mushroom Kingdom and is on a mission to save a princess. Mario is also the Mascot of Nintendo (a Japanese video game company). The character of Mario first appeared in the game ‘Donkey Kong’. Mario became so popular that many sequels and prequels of the game were launched.
It is another popular 90’s game. Where you shoot ducks in order to feed your dogs. It was a Light gun shooter video game by Nintendo. Here every player had 3 chances to shoot down the flying duck (on the screen). A successful shot at the duck earned you points to advance into the next level.
Almost everyone knows about this game. This run and gun action game was one of the biggest commercial successes for Nintendo. It had a simple plot but was engaging and interesting. The game’s storyline was about saving the Earth from terrorist group (Red Falcon).
Street Fighter is a 90’s arcade game. The game transported the players into a world where they compete in a worldwide martial arts competition. The tournament takes us to 5 different countries where the player faces off 10 opponents for the title. The game was also popular among fans for the rivalry of Ray and Ken ( martial artists).
The game is based on the popular Disney character Aladdin. The game takes us to an adventure journey with Aladdin. It’s a platform game developed by Virgin Games USA. The game is a side-scrolling platform game where the players control Aladdin’s character.
This game was first introduced as Puck-Man in Japan. Pac-Man is a 1980’s maze action video game. This game was developed by Namco. This was a huge hit among 90’s kids. The objective of the game was to eat all the dots without being eaten by the 4 colourful monsters.
The retro bike game had its own fan base and the game was one of its first kind. It was developed by EA. It is basically a racing game without any rules (extremes). In this game the racer can even attack his opponents while racing. The only motive of the game is to win the race at any cost.
Donkey Kong is a 1981 arcade platform video game developed by Nintendo. It was one of the first platform games with a storyline. The game also gave birth to the iconic character of Mario. Which was later used for the Mario game series.
Mortal Kombat II
It is a 1993 fighting game which was originally produced by Midway for the arcades and was later ported to the home system. The game was popular for its kicks and punches (not literally). The second version of Mortal Kombat was improved, it had better low kicks and few additional punches were added too.
The Lion King
The Lion King is 1994 single player platform game. The game was developed by Westwood Studios and Disney Software. In the game the player plays as Simba and goes through his childhood and adult life journey. With progression in the game the player can access different combat skills and powers possessed by Simba.
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Best Retro Games from the 90’s