Celebrate Video Game Day with These Top 10 Video Game Classics

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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! There are some classics that will never go out of style no matter how much time passes. Even though on video game day you could play just about anything, theres something about playing an oldie that brings meaning to the occassion.

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 sometime to talk 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.

Video Game Day : 10 Video Game Classics

10. Zelda

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!!! I probably would buy a planner just to play it at this age.

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. Try to 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. I thought this game was the wave of the future.

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. The odds were against you from the start, you still 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.

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