Twenty years ago featured the launch of the first PlayStation, the first E3 conference and the launch of numerous first entries in popular game franchises. Here is a look at some of the key video game releases from way back in 90’s.
1. The Lion King
The Lion King was a film for kids, so it makes sense that they’d want to have a video game tie-in. What doesn’t make sense is why they decided to make the game sadistically hard. Kids just want to run around as a lion and do lion things, not deal with complex puzzle solving while trying to dodge molten lava.
2. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
Every boxer in Punch-Out has a flaw. A fatal weakness that can be exploited to defeat them. Mike Tyson has one in the game as well, but just knowing the flaw isn’t enough, you also need superhuman reflexes which border on being able to see into the future. You’d have a better chance beating the real Mike Tyson in an actual boxing match.
3. Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64 is a masterpiece, but it’s a masterpiece built on anxiety and weird camera angles. There are 120 stars to collect in the game, some of which border on the impossible. The video up there has got ten of the hardest ones for you to check out, but take our word for it when we say that we suffer PTSD from our adventures inside the “tick tock clock.”