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Last updated: 12/06/09 at 11:00 PM
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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was the best gaming experience I had on the Nintendo 64. I awaited this game for a very long time and once it came it delivered everything I wanted. I was controlling link once again on his journey. This time though it was three dimensional and I had open world freedom.
In 1998 Pokemon came to America. Pokemon became huge. After the games came soundtracks, movies, a trading card game, and more.
Starcraft was one of the first games that got me into online multiplayer games. This game was all about skill. It had a great user interface and the best multiplayer experience at the time. It was very easy to get into online games. No game was ever the same. Took a long time to get good at it. You had to learn new strategies all the time to counter other player's strategies.
On August 25, 1997 Nintendo released Golden Eye 007. A great first person shooter based on the James Bond films.
Final Fantasy VII is still known as the greatest game of all time by some. To me this was a dream game come true. I couldn't think of any flaws about this game. Everything was memorable. Its creative plot, its cast of characters, and the almost endless possibilities to customize your characters abilities through the materia system.
The Sony Playstation was released in North America.
On November 24, 1994 Nintendo released Donkey Kong Country for the SNES. It sold millions of copies.
Super Metroid is an action platform game that took place on another planet. The biggest thing that caught my attention about this game was the freedom to explore its open world. There were constant things to discover which would then have you going back and around to previously inaccessible areas.
Also known as Final Fantasy III in the U.S. This is one of my favorite games of all time. I fell in love with this game and would not want to put it down. Everyone can find something to love about this game from its amazing, deep story line, to its spectacular music, or even its unique and interesting character.
On November 18, 1993 the Atari Jaguar was released. It was the first 64-bit gaming console.
"Mario Kart has some of the deepest, most addictive gameplay to be found on the SNES console." (Kramer 2004) When i got a hold of this game it was something new and exciting. It was a racing game where you could pick up weapons and shoot them at other drivers while racing to the finish. It had many favorite characters from past mario games. Each character had different handling.
In 1992, Sega effectively took control of the U.S. Console Market.
This game was great because the world was big. There were many dungeons you had to explore and many items to find. Uncovering these items and going through the dungeons gave a feeling of accomplishment. Reference: http://www.gamespite.net/toastywiki/index.php/Games/5-TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was released in North America.
Street Fighter 2 was my favorite fighting game while I was growing up. After my cousin introduced me to it, my brother and I got my father to buy it for us. Spent countless hours to master this game. I loved how this was a competitive game. It was easy to pick up and play but took time to master. The characters had their own fighting styles and sets of moves.
The Game Boy is released in North America. "Tetris...The simple block puzzler launched with the Game Boy in 1989 and went on to sell an incredible 33 million copies, helping Nintendo reach a new audience, an achievement the company would repeat decades later with Wii and DS." (East T. 2009) Reference: East T. (November, 2009). History of Nintendo: Game Boy retrieved from http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/article.php?id=13153
This was my favorite game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. What made this game so memorable and made the most impact on me was the games insane difficulty as well as the cooperative gameplay. This was a side scrolling platformer where you only had 3 lives to complete the game. I enjoyed many days sitting in front of the television playing with my brother and my friends trying to beat this game. Unable to unless we used the famous Konami code that gave you 30 lives when entered.
The Original Contra Video Game Series retrieved from squidoo.com/contra