Many of the best computer games of the 1990s can still be played today. These are the best games out of all of those.
People who played computer games in the 1990s will tell you that it was a popular time for games, and for good reason. With games like GoldenEye 007, Super Mario 64, and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, the 90s gave us a lot of great games that are still fun to play today.
Popularity and success of a game can be affected by its type, release date, music, graphics, controls, and much more, as well as by how many games a person has played in the past year. Without further ado, here are the best 90s games to play again and again.
Tomb Raider (1996)
Tomb Raider was one of the most famous video game series of the 1990s. Angelina Jolie played Lara Croft in films based on the game. This original PlayStation game can be played over and over again for many reasons. At the time, the graphics and game play were very good, so playing it now is a nice trip back in time.
Even though there are a lot more games with female main characters now than there were in the past, this game is important historically because it has one of the first female main characters, Lara Croft, an archaeologist who goes on adventures to find ancient artefacts.
Banjo Kazooie (1998)
Even though Banjo Kazooie came out in 1998 for the Nintendo 64 and later for the Xbox 360, it is still a good game. On a quest to save Banjo’s sister Tooty from a witch named Gruntilda, players take control of a bear named Banjo and a red bird named Kazooie. The story is easy to follow, the game is a lot of fun to play, and both reviewers and gamers gave the game high marks.
The music in Banjo Kazooie, which was written by Grant Kirkhope, is something that stands out. The songs are fun and full, but not in that way. Each one has its own sound and tone. Like any good music, Banjo Kazooie has songs that make the game more fun and entertaining to play while also making it more fun to listen to.
Super Mario 64 (1996)
This game came out in 1996 and is great both as a Mario game and on its own. In Super Mario 64, the story is about Mario trying to save Princess Peach from Bowser by getting all of the yellow power stars. Pretty simple and obvious, but still fun to play over and over. This game is especially fun because it has 3D parts.
Shigeru Miyamoto, who also made Legend of Zelda, was in charge of making Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64. It is a 3D game that has gotten a lot of praise and popularity because of the music, the way the levels play, and the fact that it is a 3D experience of Mario worlds.
GoldenEye 007 (1997)
GoldenEye 007 was a groundbreaking video game that led the way for other first-person shooters. In 1997, when it came out for the Nintendo 64, this 3D game was new and ahead of its time, just because it was 3D. At the time, sidescrollers and 2D action adventures were the norm. Players have to move through levels and shoot dangerous guns at enemies.
Again, it’s important to remember how important a game’s music is, and this is true once again for this game. Greg Kirkhope, who also made the music for Banjo Kazooie, is one of the people who worked on the music for GoldenEye007. His music always seems to fit the mood of the game perfectly. Graeme Norgate and Robin Beanland are also writers for this game.
Super Smash Bros. (1999)
Super Smash Bros. was made for the Nintendo 64, and it has characters like Captain Falcon, Fox, and Donkey Kong that people love. There are also Kirby, Link, Mario, and a lot of other people. Over time, the Super Smash Bros. series has grown to include 89 different characters, each with their own guns, stages, and special moves. Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001) and Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008) are two more games in the series.
Isn’t it true that a good game is fun, entertaining, and can be played more than once? Well, the Smash Bros. series has all of these things and a whole lot more. When Spacebar Clicker game came out for the first time, players flocked to it right away. This trend continued over the years with more games and tournaments.
Mario Kart 64 (1996)
Super Mario Kart came out in 1992, and Mario Kart 64 is the game that came after it. There are two ways to play the game by yourself, and figures like Princess Peach, Bowser, and Donkey Kong, Jr. are in it. This was very successful for a famous video game. It was one of the best-selling games for the SNES and is even thought to be one of the best games ever made.
The ways Mario Kart 64 is played are a lot of fun and provide a lot of entertainment value. When playing as Mario, going “woohoo” as you go around the track and throwing shells and bananas at other players are all fun ways to play.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (1999)
Here it is, doing all it can to keep being a great game. This game has everything a good afternoon needs: 360 switch methods, heelflips, switch indy nosebones, and a music of memorable ska and grunge hits. In case it’s been a while, “Superman” by Goldfinger and “New Girl” by The Suicide Machines are two of the best songs on the music.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater is a great throwback to the 1990s and has a lot of ways to play it over and over again. Anyone who likes skateboarding and video games in general and knows that Tony Hawk is a good go-to will enjoy this game. It is played by surfing through levels of abandoned buildings and halfpipes with railings.