In the nineties (90th) new console game went on sale and began to produce commercially successful titles. Some were etched forever in the memory of fans. The graphics and gameplay of many such classic innovations laid the foundation of current products. Join us on this tour of the 20 best games of the 90s!
Street Fighter 2
The launch of Street Fighter 2 marked a before and after for the genre of fights. The selection of multiple characters, gameplay, special tricks from keystrokes and advanced graphics made it a resounding success. In addition, all fighters have different abilities and their own history. Many fans consider the best fighting game of all time.
Super Mario 64
Nintendo company again led the charts with the release of Super Mario 64 in 1996. The most popular character in the Japanese company turned to revolutionize gaming platform modifying the traditional method of 2D titles. It was the first console title that included graphics and 3D environments sold over 11 million copies worldwide.
The blue hedgehog running at supersonic speeds achieved dispute the domain Nintendo and Mario during the first years of the nineties. The colorful graphics and great gameplay speed provided by the company designed SEGA was well received by fans of this genre. In order to advance had to react very, very quickly collecting gold rings and avoid the difficult obstacles of different levels.
The first game of first-person shooter that captured the attention of fans and set a precedent to hit the market was Doom. After 1993 the other titles competing in the category copied its formula: lots of blood, different weapons, 3D graphics and hundreds of hideous monsters.
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario Kart is one of the titles more reissues. The 1992 version was the first of the series and added the ability to drive a karting race in three dimensions within an environment of 2D images. The game was a real commercial success — over 8 million copies– and is considered one of the most profitable in history.
The company opened the Capcom survival horror genre with the first two installments of Resident Evil. The second version was released in 1996 and managed to keep captive users with a combination of fear, action, zombies and wit. The game incorporated the choice of two characters with different stories and travel a crowded city of monsters.
Zelda – Ocarina of Time
The adventure game Zelda – Ocarina of Time is considered one of the best of all time. He was among the first to incorporate 3D graphics and gameplay. To these characteristics it was joined an extensive and interesting story where the main character came and went over time thanks to a magical musical instrument. Prior to its official launch a week more than 250,000 copies were sold (the game more pre-history).
The first installment of the Gran Turismo series is so far the best-selling PlayStation console (over 11 million copies were sold). It was launched in 1997 and got a resounding success thanks to its gameplay, graphics and simulation of real movements. Moreover, game vehicles were virtually identical to the real car and had officially licensed known brands.
Metal Gear Solid
In 1998 Metal Gear Solid went on sale and offered fans features never before seen game. The compelling story of espionage agent “Snake” was accompanied by stunning video footage, heinous villains and constant challenges to the user. The specialized site “Metacritic” gave a score of 94/100 and stands as one of the games of the century.
Pokemon Red & Blue
One of the most commercially successful titles from RPGs was the Pokémon for Game Boy. The launches of red and blue editions marked the beginning of a series of productions (cartoons, movies and popular TV series) that aroused the passion of millions of fans around the world. The possibility of connecting the two consoles via a special cable and fight between two players was one of the most important and revolutionary features of the moment.
Age of Empires
In the nineties the computer strategy games had a qualitative leap and began to gain sympathy from fans. One of those responsible for that change was the Age of Empires. This title gave us the choice of 12 civilizations and fight from the remote Stone Age to the Iron Age. “Game Informer” places him in the top 100 games of all time.
The shooter in first person most successful late nineties was Counter Strike. The action, simplicity and weapons variant proved irresistible to users. Also, you could play online with people from all over the world and revolutionized the market that feature. Still remains the most played title of the story on the Internet and LAN parties.
Super Smash Brothers
Super Smash Brothers was a fighting game for the Nintendo 64 was released in mid 1999. The Japanese company decided to fight his most popular characters in different scenarios and fantasy worlds. To make it more attractive multiplayer mode allowing simultaneous participation in up to eight different users joined. It is one of the biggest sellers in the history of Nintendo games.
The game that launched to fame in the British archeologist “Lara Croft” and later became action movies starring Angelina Jolie went on sale in 1996. It was one of the first platform adventure titles to incorporate 3D graphics for 32-bit consoles.Tomb Raider sold over seven million copies and publication “Metacritic” gave a score of 91/100 in the ranking game.
Goldeneye established himself as one of the best games of first-person shooter with its compelling story, graphics and entretenidísima multiplayer option. The title revolved around the famous actor “James Bond” and was put on sale for Nintendo 64 in 1997. After becoming a commercial success other companies tried to imitate their formula and brought to market similar versions. However, they did not achieve the same results.
In 1994 SimCity 2000 came to market for computer games. Its producers confessed they did not expect the impressive commercial success obtained in the nineties. The game offered users the ability to create huge cities with educational institutions, hospitals, transportation, shopping and entertainment, among other things. The Origins awards highlighted as the best game strategies in 1995.
Another fight icons of the genre that captured the attention of the specialized video game fans and critics. The level of violence and blood that had sat the previous Mortal Kombat to develop a system of age classification. Despite the controversy surrounding this topic, incorporating new title very well received by users. Including the control system were noted, fatal to kill the enemy movements and hyper-realistic graphics.
Grand Theft Auto
One of the most important sagas all time went on sale in 1996. Grand Theft Auto was the first game that gave the user the ability to do almost anything he wanted. That feature shook the market and laid the foundations of the current games. While stole cars, golpeábamos others were escaping police or sumábamos points to fulfill different missions.
Final Fantasy 7
The current popularity of RPGs is due in large part to the seventh edition of Final Fantasy. The title features improved graphics all so far and the beautiful video sequences surprised all fans of video games. It was also the first to use pre-rendered backgrounds and incorporated brilliantly fights taking turns in three dimensions. It was launched in 1997 and remains one of the biggest sellers in the history of PlayStation.
International Superstar Soccer
The International Superstar Soccer was released in 1995 and is the title that laid the foundation for the football game we know today. The company Konami managed to develop highly developed graphics for the time, quite simple gameplay and realistic movements. These characteristics consolidated as one of the most entertaining sports games for Super Nintendo. The popular Winning Eleven and FIFA imitate their formula some years later.