Video games have come a long way since the 80s and 90s, but many gamers, including us, still have a special place in their hearts for the classics. Whether you grew up playing these games or discovering them for the first time, there are some must-play classic video games from the 80s and 90s that, we think, every gamer should experience. In this blog post, we’ll take a trip into the past and explore the top 5 classic video games which hold a special place in our GameInfluencer hearts.
Super Mario Bros. (1985)
To begin with, Super Mario Bros. is a true classic that has stood the test of time. This side-scrolling platformer was released in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and is still beloved by gamers today. The game follows Mario as he tries to rescue Princess Toadstool from the evil Bowser. The game’s iconic characters, catchy soundtrack, and challenging levels make it a must-play classic.
The Legend of Zelda (1986)
The Legend of Zelda is another classic game released for the NES in 1986. This action-adventure game follows Link as he tries to rescue Princess Zelda and defeat the evil Ganon. The game is known for its open-world gameplay, challenging puzzles, and memorable soundtrack. The Legend of Zelda spawned a successful franchise that remains strong even today.
Street Fighter II (1991)
Street Fighter II is a classic fighting game that was released in arcades in 1991. The game features a diverse cast of characters with unique fighting styles and special moves. The game’s fast-paced gameplay, competitive multiplayer, and iconic characters like Ryu and Chun-Li make it a must-play classic.
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Sonic the Hedgehog was released for the Sega Genesis in 1991 and quickly became a fan favorite. The game follows Sonic as he tries to stop Dr. Robotnik from taking over the world. Sonic’s speed and agility set the game apart from other platformers, and the game’s catchy soundtrack and colorful graphics make it a classic that’s still fun to play today.
Doom is a classic first-person shooter, released in 1993 for MS-DOS. The game gained its popularity for the fast-paced gameplay, intense action, and gruesome monsters. The game’s success paved the way for the first-person shooter genre and inspired countless other games.
Each of these games has stood the test of time and continues to be beloved by gamers of all ages. Our team got very nostalgic while creating this article: it turned out that many of our team members have a deep appreciation for these classic games. It was interesting to learn how many of us grew up playing Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, Tetris, Donkey Kong, and other gems from the 80s and 90s.
Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer, these classic games are a great way to experience the history of video games and see how far the industry has come. So fire up your old console and join our team in diving into the good old memories.
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