A few decades ago, the world of gaming was a drastically different place. Times were simpler- no one knew just what the medium was capable of. Because of this, companies were far more free to experiment with new ideas, and games that exploited these new ideas were revolutionary. They were the games that introduced the world to video games as a whole, the foothold for an industry that has grown to massive proportions today. These are old-school games- the ones that we all remember from our childhood.
Do you remember these games? I’m sure you do- whether it was a game of Mario Party with friends, catching the first 151 Pokemon, or enjoying the open-world shenanigans of Banjo and Kazooie, I find that many people hold these memories dear. And of course, the same goes with me. I’ve loved many games like this, and they made up a huge part of my childhood- and in many cases, they’ve stuck with me even to this day.
So, today, I’ll talk about five of the old-school games that have stuck around in my mind. These are the ones I’ve had great memories with, and games that I’m sure have been a huge part of the lives of others as well. They introduced new ideas to me, about how the world of gaming worked, and have given me a love for gaming as a whole. Also, for the purposes of this list, I will be talking more about the 1990s era- retro arcade games, the absolute originals, will be saved for another time. That being said, let’s get to it!
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