Discover - The Best Retro Video Games from 1995

Best 1995 Video Games

1995 was a landmark year for video games. The PlayStation was only a few months old, and Sony was looking to make a comeback after Nintendo and the SNES had been trouncing their products.

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Reliving 1996! Part 2 Remembering These Video Game Classics?

Quake

As we’ve mentioned in Part 1 of this series, 1996 was a true landmark year for video games. The industry saw a huge number of classic entries – from violent first-person shooters, to fun platformers and grim strategy games.

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Retro Console Wars: Nintendo 64 vs. PlayStation 1

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In another article, I discussed the relative merits of the two main fifth-gen consoles—the Nintendo 64 and the PlayStation (One)—during their first holiday seasons after launch. 

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Console Wars: Is the Sega Dreamcast & The Xbox Related?

The Sega DreamCast was the First Xbox Console?

In the last 15 years, Microsoft’s Xbox has risen to become, along with Sony’s PlayStation, one of the twin pillars of home console gaming. And while stalwart companies like Nintendo have enjoyed success as well, Xbox and PlayStation are Coke and Pepsi.

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Sega - The Rise and Fall of The Video Game Behemoth

Sonic The HedgeHog

In the summer of 1991, at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show, video-game behemoth Nintendo revealed the follow-up to their much-adored NES console. The Super Nintendo would improve on the original in every way, featuring 16-bit graphics and capacity for some 32,768 colors.

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The Worst Sega Video-Game Console Exposed

Sega Genesis Console

Probably, no console manufacturer lost the initiative worse than Sega did after it slayed the dragon known as the Nintendo Entertainment System. In 1992, on the heels of a gambit that saw Sega bundle the Genesis system with Sonic the Hedgehog.

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The Sega Saturn and What Games Made it fun in the 90s

Best Sega Saturn Games

In 1995, console gaming was on the cusp of a new era. 16-bit systems were going the way of the buffalo, and 32-bit was the new news. Home gaming was poised to become more than side-scrolling platformers,

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The Best Sega Genesis RPGs / Role Playing Games to Play

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There’s nothing quite like a good RPG game to transport you into a world of swords-and-sorcery, foul creatures and great heroes, and make you feel like you’re part of a great adventure to save the world. That’s all we wanted to do as kids, right? (Some of us still hope to find a portal that takes us into a world where we are axe-wielding warriors tasked with saving the realm, on a pet dinosaur) Today, we are going to take a look at the best sega genesis rpg games on one of the platforms that was most responsible for showcasing the strength of the RPG genre – the Sega Genesis.Put on your armor and pick up your weapon, and let’s run through some of the best Sega Genesis games. Shadowrun  Shadowrun is one of the best pieces of interactive fiction that has been produced, so it isn’t a surprise that we absolutely...

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The Nintendo Virtual Boy, Is it Nintendo's Biggest Failure?

virtual boy 3d gaming console

Community college student Palmer Luckey made a splash at CES 2013 with his 3D gaming headset, the Oculus Rift. The buzz was so strong, in fact, that Facebook purchased Oculus in 2014 for the staggering sum of $2 billion. The interesting thing is that this technology is not new news.

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90s Handheld Consoles — Which One Had the Edge?

90s Handheld Consoles

If the ‘80s was the decade that thought it was the future, then the ‘90s was the decade that actually saw some of those technological promises come true. Case in point: handheld electronics, portable video games, to be precise, & the 90s Handheld Consoles.

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The Philips CD-i Video Game Console, Further Explained

The Philips CD-I

There are a few video-game consoles out there, such as the Sega Saturn and the NEC TurboGrafx-16 that have been lost to the slow march of time. But avid retro gamers enjoy collecting these machines because they offer throw-back thrills and underrated gameplay.

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Why Video Games & Consoles Turn that Nasty Yellow Color

Yellowing Video Game Consoles

It can happen to even the most scrupulous retro-game collector. You’ve got a pristine Super Nintendo displayed alongside other throwback consoles, and yet somehow it turns yellow over time. 

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The Best Role Playing Games the Super Nintendo Had to Offer

Best SNES RPG Titles

The Super Nintendo will probably go down in history as the best retro console of its time. It had an extensive library of stellar games that went on to become classics. These included “Super Mario All Stars,” “Super Mario Kart,” “Starfox,” “Donkey Kong Country” and “Mortal Kombat.” But one area where the SNES really excelled was role-playing games.

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Button Mashers, What are They & How they came to be?

Beat'em Ups - Retro Brawlers - Streets of Rage

A couple decades ago, arcade games were all the rage. And one genre of games that were as ubiquitous as any were brawlers, otherwise known as “beat ‘em ups.” These games made a seamless transition to consoles, offering home gamers the opportunity to take out relentless hordes of oncoming villains.

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The Best Lost, but not Forgotten Video Game Consoles

Retro Video Game Consoles

With Nintendo’s popularity at an all-time low, Xbox and PlayStation have become the Coke and Pepsi of home game consoles. But there was a time when there were many systems on the market from which to choose. 

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Reliving 1996! Do you Remember These Video Game Classics?

best video games of 1996

A massive number of classics were released in 1996 across a wide variety of platforms, and in this article, we are going to talk about some of our favorites from 1996.

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Here is our Picks for: The Best Super Mario Games of the 1990's

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Few gaming franchises have established as much of a legacy and a permanent spot in the gaming pantheon as the adventures of Mario and his cast of lovable characters. Today, we’ll be taking a look at a crucial decade for the Mario franchise – the 90s – and count down the best games the franchise released in these 10 years. 
Let’s begin.

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4 of The greatest retro Batman Video Games from the 90's

The best retro Batman Games

The Dark Knight is without a doubt one of the most beloved comic book characters and pop culture icons of all time. Over decades, Batman’s brooding nature, ace detective skills and colorful gallery of villains have become second nature to most of us.

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What is a Retro Gamer? – The Old School Game Vault

Retro Video Games

For those who think retro gaming (or “old school” gaming) is nothing but an obscure niche, think again. It’s a big business, one that brings in about $200 million annually.

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Why The Neo Geo is Rich-Man Retro Gaming?

Neo Geo

Over the last 40 years dozens upon dozens of home video game consoles have been released across the globe. Some, like the NES, retailed for affordable prices ($89.99), while others, like the TurboGrafx-16, were prohibitively expensive ($399.99). 

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