It’s Video Game Day! Feel free to spend hours playing your favorite games and why not whip out some of the games that you have been neglecting. Your old faves need love too!
In celebration of the holiday, I’ve decided to put together a list of game classics that will never grow old. Twenty years from now, these games will still be talked about for the stamp they’ve left on gaming history. Most importantly, the fact that the graphics seem to be 1 bit compared to current gaming standards, and the bosses were oppressively difficult, will be all in the past.
God, this game made me feel important. It was all the items that needed to be collected. Then there was all the traveling. I felt like i had so much to do!!!
9. Paper Boy
There was something incredibly satisfying about completing a successful paper route. Looking back on it now, I can’t see how I didn’t get bored of the same routine. What neighborhood is this with all these massive mansions, anyways? And why does everyone have the same house?
8. Street Fighter
There was something about putting Ryu against Ken, that caused them to be the pair that were played the most. I do believe this is the game where “Cheesing” originated. Getting pinned into a corner until you died, happened quite too often.
7. Mortal Kombat 2
My favorite game ever. I still sometimes need the satisfaction of doing a fatality on an enemy. Disregard the hands and arms that seem to be suspended in mid air after half the body has been chopped off 🙂
6. Nightmare on Elm Street
With more unrelated enemies and objects then any other game, the thrill of Nightmare on Elm, was the cool movie the game was attached to.
5. Mega Man
Just about as futuristic as it got.
4. Sonic the Hedgehog
Nothing like zooming through bugs and flowers collecting all the coins that you can find. But the second you touch a bug or step on a thorn, somehow you lose all your money. Why teach us the value of saving money this way?
3. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out
The first classic boxing game. Although the odds were against us from the start, we all tried to reach Mike to prove we were the champions of the world!
2. Pac Man
The ultimate classic arcade game.
1. Super Mario Bros.
The most complex game of it’s time. Who would have thought a game based on two plumbers, a princess, and a bunch of mushrooms and turtles, would have been such a great idea.