There are lot of games to celebrate the spirit of pop-culture and gaming arena. Plenty of them was the iconic and all-time favorite but just among them, few led the users in those times of 80s and 90s by storm. Some games just turned the table upside down. Here are hand-picked classics which truly ruled the gaming era of the 80s and 90s.
You will surprise to know character ‘Mario’ was actually made debut in this very game, not actually in Mario series. Donkey Kong is a single-screen game, more like a puzzle where you need to save the princess at the top of the structure along with ape-like character Donkey Kong who is throwing drums at you. You are supposed to reach the princess saving yourself from those drums. It has first appeared as those arcade machine games. It was definitely one of the most popular game in the 80s.
2.Mario ( Franchise)
Mario ( Franchise), since from the very beginning, the Mario, Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World and so on adding series in the franchise become the greatest game of the all time. The classic or popular Mario game is a side-scrolling platform adventure game lead by the protagonist, the plumber aims to rescue the princess Toadstool from the super villain in the game, called Bowser.
steroids are one of the most popular, iconic and classic video game of all time. It is the multi-directional shooting arcade space game which ruled the early 80s and further on. It becomes the pioneer of the early gaming era, even before those classic games entered in the scope. It actually released at the end of the 70s and further success in early 80s, especially in arcade mode. You can still enjoy the Asteroid Classic game online.
Pacman surely doesn’t need any introduction in the gaming arena since the very beginning. It ruled in the arcade gaming era around the 80s and even later in 90s with PlayStations, computers and further in smartphones as well. It was a legendary game in the history of pop-culture. It was a puzzle single-frame game to play where you as Pacman, an emoji suppose to eat all dots in the maze without being getting caught by those colored monsters.
Contra is one of the most popular run-and-gun game which is developed as well as published by the Konami. Needless to say how Contra was stapled video game among the young players for decades and especially in that vintage gaming era. It was also a popular multiplayer game at that time, played with your buddies. It definitely ruled the 80s and further 90s as well.
This game is a particular favorite for most of the gamers at that time and years after the era. The game was followed by a further 5 more successful series along with a lot of spin-offs, versions, and sequels. Everybody has a memory playing this game in the game parlors or with friends. It is a full-combat style one-to-one fighting game which is now available online as well.
7. The Legend of Zelda
The action-adventure game franchise ‘ The Legend of Zelda’ is one of the best-selling game franchise from Nintendo, just like Mario. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time released in 1998 was the fifth game in the series. And also, it was the first game to come in 3D graphics. This fantasy action-adventure game in the series is with a more expansive backdrop.
8. Tekken 3
Tekken 3 was the most popular game series of the ‘Tekken’ Franchise in the 90s. Later on, the Tekken 7 also garnered with such viral success among the youth gamers. Starting from arcade gaming, it branched out to PlayStation and PC games as well. There was a time when every gamer or youth was known of this game in the town around the world.
9. Duck Hunt
Duck Hunt was one of the most technological step-up in the shooting games at that time. Remember those NES Zapper and CRT monitor combinations back in a day where one player or two players use to shoot on the ducks flying in CRT monitor display. It was so unique and different at that time, it just took gamers by storm.
There was a time when this game can be found in any device whether it is a phone, PC, Gameboy or game console. The addictive tile-matching video game was originally developed by Nintendo. There are game pieces called Tetriminos, shaped like Tetrominoes, a geometric composition of four square blocks to make a random sequence structure. In the game, irregular, random and unknown Tetriminos are falling towards the bottom where you are supposed to organize it in a way so it creates a regular square block made the structure and leveled out.