1997 was another solid year for retro video games. Plenty of long-running franchises came out with fun entries, and some unexpected gems stole gamers’ hearts worldwide. This was also the year 3D Realms began developing the game that ended up taking an eternity to release – Duke Nukem Forever. 
As we’ve mentioned in Part 1 of this series, 1996 was a truly 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.
The Intro: When Alien 3 first hit theaters, expectations were high. James Cameron’s Aliens took everyone’s favorite space monster franchise to an entirely new level and created one of the most iconic cinema experiences of all time.
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.
Guardians of The Galaxy 2 just hit theaters, and it’s a joyous, fun-filled big screen experience, like all of the other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s a great time to be a comic book fan, with several lesser known comic book characters getting their own movies.
The Intro: Movies and licensed video-games usually go together about as well as oil and water. Fortunately, during the 90s, Disney had a string of video-games that not only served as passable entries for fans of the movies, but were great games in their own right.