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8 Most Exciting & Memorable Video Games From The ’90s

8 Most Exciting & Memorable Video Games From The ’90s

It is the 21st century, and the 90s kids, to our knowledge, don’t seem to have emotionally detached themselves from this phenomenon of video games” that was a major source of entertainment for almost everybody in that time.

One would study hard to manage certain hours of playtime on their respective video games and finish the level that they couldn’t do the day before.


Here’s a list of such games that sold like hotcakes at that time and account for our major nostalgia.

8 Most Exciting & Memorable Video Games From The’90s that tempt us to go back to our childhood days!

 

Super Mario

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Super Mario games are typically set in a fictional Mushroom kingdom with plumber Mario setting out to rescue Princess Peach. He is often joined by his brother Luigi as Player 2. The game was first released in 1985 by Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and had several spin-offs and sequels.
It is a never-ending time-based game where Mario encounters various enemies and gathers several powers like throwing a fireball and increasing size.

Battle City-Tank

Battle City-Tank

A Namco-developed game with the Arcade genre of gaming, Battle City, first launched in 1985. Initially, it had 35 levels where two or even one players (tank) had to eliminate opposition of 20 tanks in one level and protect the phoenix-like symbol, which was like a captain of a base, protected by walls.

Contra

Contra

Launched in 1987 by Konami, Contra is another run and shoot game where the hind screen moves along with the soldiers(player 1&2), and on the way forward, you are supposed to shoot all the menaces that come to block your way. There are special ammunition that come your way as assistance against strong troops to keep the players going. It is one of the most revered games of the ‘90s.

Roadrash

Roadrash

A foul and violence-loaded bike racing game by EA was launched in 1991 and is still played across the globe as a source of enthralling entertainment. Roadrash, pretty much like a MotoGP, required you to finish a race, but on the go, there were no traffic rules whatsoever.
Yes, that means you could bash a cop too! But, while riding your bike.

Adventure Island

Adventure Island

Pretty much like Mario, Adventure Island was set on an Island setting where the protagonist has to rescue Princess Tina and cross 32 stages for the same crossing certain hurdles in a level like snails, etc.

Tekken

Tekken

Released in late 1994, Tekken was a hand-to-hand combat game that included blocks, throws, escapes, and ground fighting. It was first developed by Bandai Namco and later got a couple of sequels to its name as well.

If one had frustration issues, this was the game to play and bash your opponent and the game remote at the same time.

Duck Hunt

Duck Hunt

Developed again by NES and launched in 1984, Duck Hunt was a simple shooter game, whereas a first-person player was required to shoot onto the flying ducks and earn points. The fascination of this simpleton game came from the use of a toy gun instead of a console.
It really elevated the gameplay at that time.

Excite Bike

Excite Bike

Owing to its origins to the Japanese Nintendo again, Excite Bike got its launch late in 1984. The awe of the game began when the players could design a race track with 19 types of hurdles in it. Again a side screen scrolling type of gameplay-based game required the player to win the first race by coming 3rd or higher in the position board to qualify for a championship race. It also featured a turbo boost to enhance the speed of the bike for a limited period.

It is safe to say that the video games of the 90s have stayed with us for a long time now. There have been gradual upgrades with the money going in and hi-tech coming up. Still, nothing, absolutely nothing can take anything away from the fact that if A Mario, a Roadrash or Tekken for that matter is plugged in in a TV set, one from the 90s and even early 20s would leave out their chores and sit glued to either play or watch the same on the television sets.

Let us know which ones are your favorite of all time and the ones that you still play, and we missed them in the comment section below.

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