Video Games 1990: Several notable new titles (including sequels and prequels) such as Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Dr. Mario, and Super Mario World were released.
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Game of the Year 1990
Strider for the Sega Genesis was chosen by Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine. In Japan, Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (not released outside of Japan before 1992) was chosen by Famitsu. Golden Joystick Awards however, picked Rick Dangerous 2 (Amiga, Atari ST and others) as the best game of the year.
Console Games 1990
Nintendo releases the NES game Super Mario Bros. 3 in North America. It sells 17.28 million copies, making it one of the best-selling stand-alone video games of all time. Also, Nintendo releases Super Mario World and F-Zero in Japan as launch titles for their new 16-bit console (Super Famicom). Super Mario World introduced Yoshi and F-Zero introduced Captain Falcon.
Besides that, Nintendo releases Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light in Japan, innovating the tactical role-playing genre. In addition, Nintendo of America publishes Final Fantasy for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America. This game started Square’s popular and long-running Final Fantasy series.
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The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is a 16-bit home video game console developed by Nintendo. It was released in 1990 in Japan and South Korea, 1991 in North America, 1992 in Europe and Australasia (Oceania), and 1993 in South America.
Other Console Games of 1990
Capcom releases Mega Man 3 for NES, introducing the characters Rush and Proto Man, Mega Man’s slide is introduced, and Capcom’s character cameos. Konami releases Snake’s Revenge, a sequel to Metal Gear for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America, developed without the involvement of Hideo Kojima. Bonk’s Adventure is released for NEC’s TurboGrafx-16 and is the first US appearance of Bonk, the mascot of the TurboGrafx-16. Nintendo releases Dr. Mario for 3 Nintendo platforms. Konami releases Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Arcade Game, on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Arcade Games 1990
Williams releases Smash TV in arcades, a twin-stick shooter about an ultra-violent game show. Pit Fighter from Atari Games introduces digitized sprites to arcade fighting games. Namco releases Kyuukai Douchuuki, World Stadium ’90, Final Lap 2, Pistol Daimyo no Bouken, Souko Ban Deluxe, Dragon Saber, Rolling Thunder 2, Steel Gunner and Golly! Ghost!. Sega releases the G-LOC: Air Battle R-360 arcade game, featuring the first 3D – 360° gameplay that physically rotated the real world player.
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The Nintendo Entertainment System is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It was initially released in Japan as the Family Computer on July 15, 1983, and was later released in New York City in 1985, and throughout the U.S as well as in Europe and Australia during 1986 and 1987.
Computer Games 1990
LucasArts releases The Secret of Monkey Island. Origin releases Ultima VI: The False Prophet and the first Wing Commander game. Sierra On-Line releases King’s Quest V. Commander Keen is released as shareware, the first major platformer on a PC. Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake for the MSX2 computer, is released exclusively in Japan. It is Konami’s last major game for the hardware. Sid Meier’s Railroad Tycoon, the first of the “Tycoon” games, is released by MicroProse. Infogrames releases Alpha Waves, the first 3D platform game. Mindscape publishes Captive.
Nintendo releases the Super Famicom 16-bit console in Japan. SNK releases the Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System (AES) home console.
Sega’s Game Gear color handheld is released in Japan (launched in North America in 1991 and Europe and Australia in 1992). Sega’s Mega Drive released in Europe. NEC releases the TurboExpress handheld console.
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The Sega Genesis, known as the Mega Drive in regions outside of North America, is a 16-bit home video game console developed and sold by Sega. The Genesis was Sega’s third console and the successor to the Master System. Sega released the console as the Mega Drive in Japan in 1988, followed by North America as the Genesis in 1989.