Video Games

80’s Babies – Recreate Your Childhood with These Video Games

Super Mario Bros.

Released in the United States in 1985 on Nintendo, this classic game features Italian plumber Mario and his younger brother Luigi as they go through a series of obstacles to rescue Princess Toadstool from evil turtle king, Koopa and restore a fallen kingdom.

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Mortal Kombat

Released on PlayStation I in 1996, Mortal Kombat Trilogy featured seven different warriors entering into fight tournaments, to fight til their opponents death in exchange for advancing in the game to subsequently fight the devious monstrous Goro. Defeating Goro will toss Goro off his reign of control over  Earthrealm for the past 500 years.

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The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

Released in 1998, The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time is considered one of the greatest games of all time. Legend of Zelda was one of the first open field games. Players took on the role of the protagonist, Link, and were allowed to fight whichever characters they wanted to as they travel the path to enlightenment.

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Street Fighter II

Released in 1991, as the sequel to Street Fighter I, Street Fighter II revolutionized fight games, and is credited with starting the fight game boom in the 90’s. Street Fighter II innovatively introduced the world to the use of command based special moves, a six button controller configuration and the option to choose between eccentric characters that each had their own unique fighting style and special moves.

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NBA Jam

Released in 1993, NBA Jam is a National Basketball Association inspired game, that allowed players to perform all sorts of fantasy based moves that one could only wish they could see on a real-life NBA court. NBA Jam precluded the massively successful NBA Live and NB2K.

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Sonic The Hedgehog II

Released in 1992, exclusively on Sega Genesis, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, features the protagonist Sonic The Hedgehog and his sidekick Miles “Tails” Power while they go through a series of obstacles in order to defeat the antagonist Dr. Ivo Robotnik. This was my most favorite game when I was a kid.

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GoldenEye 007

Released in 1997, GoldenEye 007 is a first-person shooter video game, based on the 1995 James Bond movie bearing the same name. In the game, players take on the role of James Bond as he seeks to defeat the antagonist Janus and recover the GoldenEye Satellite before the group of terrorists cause a country-wide financial crisis.

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