Some things just never get old. We might be used to 4K graphics and online multiplayer these days, but you just can’t beat those games we had in the ‘90s. Whether you owned a PlayStation One, Game Boy or Nintendo 64, there was a wealth of amazing titles on offer back then. They were an important part of many people’s childhoods, and some of those games are still worth playing today.
Shooter games are everywhere these days. Given how intricate they’ve become, it’s hard to imagine that they used to be like GoldenEye 007 with its… questionable graphics. These newer titles owe a lot to James Bond’s iconic outing on the Nintendo 64, though. There’s a reason the game sold so well back in the 90s. It brought a new take to the first-person shooter genre that we couldn’t get enough of. Even with all the choice that’s available to us now, we’d still pick to play GoldenEye 007 any day of the week.
Pokémon Red and Blue
Pokémon is one of those series that will probably never end. After more than 20 years, its popularity has failed to dwindle, and Nintendo has exploited that through its many iterations of what’s more or less the same game. There’s more Pokémon available to catch now than we’d care to count, which is why it’s great to take things back to where it all began. Red and Blue offer the basics of any Pokémon game, with the advantage of having fewer things to worry about. Isn’t that a win-win situation?
Super Mario 64
If you owned a Nintendo 64 during your younger years, it’s almost certain that you played Super Mario 64. It’s the game that really put the Mario series on the map, and the franchise has only strengthened since its release. Super Mario 64 is one of the 90’s most iconic titles, and it’s responsible for revolutionizing the 3D gaming environment. No, the controls aren’t perfect by today’s standards, and the graphics will definitely leave you wanting. However, this nostalgic title is one that will always be worth playing.
Ocarina of Time
If we’re talking about titles that revolutionized the industry, we can’t forget to include Ocarina of Time. Not only did it completely change the face of 3D gaming, but it became the basis for nearly every future The Legend of Zelda title. With its unique puzzles, challenging boss fights and compelling storyline, it’s one of the best action-adventure games ever released. Need convincing? Pick it up for yourself and see. There’s a reason that The Legend of Zelda is still such a huge franchise.
The video game industry has never been so saturated with choice before. There are always so many new titles coming out across a variety of consoles that it’s hard to know what to play. Rather than going for something that’s new, though, there’s no harm in taking things back in time every once in awhile. A bit of nostalgia is good for you – it makes you appreciate how far things have come since the 90s.