Video Games 1992

VIDEO GAMES 1992

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Video Games of 1992: the year 1992 might not have been as shiny as 1991, in terms of technological innovations and titles released. But it still gave us some memorable titles and even completely new genres like RTS and survival horror were created along the way. Continue reading below or choose another year from the menu.

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VIDEO GAMES of 1992: THE ARTICLE

Video Games 1992

Video Games 1992: the year 1992 might not have been as shiny as 1991, in terms of technological innovations and titles released. But it still gave us some memorable titles and even completely new genres like RTS and survival horror were created along the way.

video games 1992

Some of the most important Video Games released in 1992

First of all, Ultima Underworld was released. It was the first role-playing game to feature first-person action in a 3D environment, and it introduced technological innovations such as allowing the player to look up and down.

Controversial and violent fighting game, Mortal Kombat was released on the arcades. Unlike Street Fighter, it was focused on more realistic graphics by using realistic digitized graphics and real actors.

If previous games were improvements in their genre, then Dune II – Battle for Arrakis created a new genre. While there were similar games before, it is considered as the first real RTS game with possibilities to create and upgrade units.

Another game that is consider as the first of the kind, Alone in the Dark was released. While still in baby shoes and graphically modest, it is the first in survival horror genre and influenced later Resident Evil franchise.

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Hardware 1992

Despite many innovations, 1992 can be seen as the end of one era as well. Already January the 1st, Atari Corporation drops support for the Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit family, Atari 7800, and software for those systems. And in December, the Apple IIgs is discontinued, ending the Apple II series.

In October, Sega releases the Model 1, Sega’s first arcade system board supporting 3D polygon graphics. Namco on the other hand, releases the System 22, an arcade system board that introduces 3D texture mapping and Gouraud shading. Philips releases the CD-i multimedia home console, which became a failure.

The Amiga 1200 computer was released. It was the final lower-cost Amiga model before Commodore’s bankruptcy.

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ALIEN 3 (GENESIS)

Developer: Probe Software
Publisher: Arena Entertainment
Platform: Sega Genesis
Released(NA): October, 1992
Released(EU): November, 1992
Genre: Action, Run and gun

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ALIEN 3 (SEGA 8-BIT)

Developer: Probe Software
Publisher: Arena Entertainment
Platform: Sega Game Gear, Master System
Released(NA): November, 1992
Released(JP): May 27, 1994
Released(EU): January 5, 1993
Genre: Action, Run and gun

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SHINOBI II: THE SILENT FURY

Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Sega Game Gear
Released(NA): December, 1992
Released(JP): December 11, 1992
Released(EU): 1992
Genre: Platformer, hack and slash

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MOTÖRHEAD

Developer: Kaitsu Software
Publisher: Virgin Games
Platform: Amiga, Atari ST
Released: 1992
Genre: Beat ’em up

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MEGA MAN 4

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platform: Nintendo NES
Released(NA): January, 1992
Released(JP): December 6, 1991
Released(EU): January 21, 1993
Genre: Action, Platformer

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MEGA MAN 5

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platform: Nintendo NES
Released(NA): December, 1992
Released(JP): December 4, 1992
Released(EU): March 10, 1993
Genre: Action, Platformer

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STREETS OF RAGE II

Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Sega Genesis
Released(NA): December 20, 1992
Released(JP): January 14, 1993
Released(EU): January, 1993
Genre: Beat ’em up

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STREETS OF RAGE

Developer: Ancient
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Sega Game Gear
Released(NA): December, 1992
Released(JP): November 27, 1992
Released(EU): February, 1993
Genre: Beat ’em up

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VIRTUA RACING

Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Arcade
Released(JP): August, 1992
Released(WW): October, 1992
Released(UK): November, 1992
Genre: Racing

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ECCO THE DOLPHIN

Developer: Novotrade International
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Sega Genesis
Released: December, 1992
Genre: Action-adventure

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WORLD OF ILLUSION STARRING MICKEY MOUSE AND DONALD DUCK

Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Sega Mega Drive
Released(EU): December 14, 1992
Released(JP): December 18, 1992
Released(NA): March, 1993
Genre: Platformer

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THE MAGICAL QUEST STARRING MICKEY MOUSE

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platform: Super Nintendo
Released(NA): December, 1992
Released(JP): November 20, 1992
Released(EU): March 18, 1993
Genre: Platformer

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STAR TREK: 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Developer: Interplay Productions
Publisher: Interplay Productions
Platform: MS-DOS
Released: 1992
Genre: Adventure

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LURE OF THE TEMPTRESS

Developer: Revolution Software
Publisher: Virgin Interactive
Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST
Released: June, 1992
Genre: Adventure

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DARK SEED

Developer: Cyberdreams
Publisher: Cyberdreams
Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga
Released: 1992
Genre: Horror, Adventure

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FINAL FANTASY V

Developer: Square
Publisher: Square
Platform: Super Famicom
Released(JP): December 6, 1992
Genre: Role-playing

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FINAL FANTASY: MYSTIC QUEST

Developer: Square
Publisher: Square
Platform: Super Nintendo
Released(NA): October 5, 1992
Released(EU): October, 1993
Released(JP): September 10, 1993
Genre: Role-playing

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THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Super Nintendo
Released(NA): April 13, 1992
Released(EU): September 24, 1992
Released(JP): November 21, 1991
Genre: Action RPG

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ULTIMA VII: THE BLACK GATE

Developer: Origin Systems
Publisher: Origin Systems
Platform: MS-DOS
Released: April 16, 1992
Genre: Role-playing game

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ULTIMA UNDERWORLD: THE STYGIAN ABYSS

Developer: Blue Sky Productions
Publisher: Origin Systems
Platform: MS-DOS
Released: March, 1992
Genre: First-person, Action RPG, dungeon crawler

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SENSIBLE SOCCER

Developer: Sensible Software
Publisher: Sensible Software
Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST
Released: 1992
Genre: Sports, Soccer

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CONTRA III: THE ALIEN WARS

Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Super Nintendo
Released: February 28, 1992
Genre: Run and gun

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CONTRA FORCE

Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Nintendo NES
Released: September 30, 1992
Genre: Run and gun

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ALONE IN THE DARK

Developer: Infogrames
Publisher: Infogrames
Platform: MS-DOS
Released: 1992
Genre: Survival horror

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SPEAR OF DESTINY

Developer: id Software
Publisher: FormGen
Platform: MS-DOS
Released: September 18, 1992
Genre: First-person shooter

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WOLFENSTEIN 3D

Developer: id Software
Publisher: Apogee Software
Platform: MS-DOS
Released: May 5, 1992
Genre: First-person shooter

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DUNE II

Developer: Westwood Studios
Publisher: Virgin Games
Platform: MS-DOS
Released: 1992
Genre: Real-time strategy

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DUNE

Developer: Cryo
Publisher: Virgin Games
Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga
Released: 1992
Genre: Adventure, RPG, Strategy

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SPACE QUEST IV [CD-ROM VERSION]

Developer: Sierra On-Line
Publisher: Sierra On-Line
Platform: MS-DOS
Released: December, 1992
Genre: Adventure

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Video Games 1992: Facts!

Before 1992, most of the games were just meant for children, and nobody really took them seriously. But it was with the launch of Mortal Kombat that people who controlled the media began to look at it differently.

MORTAL KOMBAT

Developer: Midway
Publisher: Midway
Platform: Arcade
Released: October 8, 1992
Genre: Fighting

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ART OF FIGHTING

Developer: SNK
Publisher: SNK
Platform: Arcade, Neo Geo AES
Arcade
Released: September 24, 1992
Neo Geo AES
Released: December 11, 1992
Genre: Fighting

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STREET FIGHTER II: THE WORLD WARRIOR

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platform: Super Nintendo
Released(NA): August, 1992
Released(JP): June 10, 1992
Released(EU): December, 1992
Genre: Fighting

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STREET FIGHTER II TURBO: HYPER FIGHTING

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platform: Arcade
Released: December 10, 1992
Genre: Fighting

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STREET FIGHTER II: CHAMPION EDITION

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platform: Arcade
Released(NA): August 3, 1992
Released(JP): March 18, 1992
Released(WW): May 13, 1992
Genre: Fighting

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FATAL FURY 2

Developer: SNK
Publisher: SNK
Platform: Arcade
Released: December 10, 1992
Genre: Fighting

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TMNT III: THE MANHATTAN PROJECT

Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Nintendo NES
Released(NA): February 14, 1992
Released(JP): December 13, 1991
Genre: Beat ’em up

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TMNT: THE HYPERSTONE HEIST

Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Sega Genesis
Released(EU): 1993
Released(NA): December 11, 1992
Released(JP): December 22, 1992
Genre: Beat ’em up

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TMNT IV: TURTLES IN TIME

Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Super Nintendo
Released(EU): November 19, 1992
Released(NA): August 15, 1992
Released(JP): July 24, 1992
Genre: Beat ’em up

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SUPER MARIO KART

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Super Nintendo
Released(EU): January 21, 1993
Released(NA): September 1, 1992
Released(JP): August 27, 1992
Genre: Racing

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SUPER MARIO LAND 2

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Game Boy
Released(EU): January 28, 1993
Released(NA): November 2, 1992
Released(JP): October 21, 1992
Genre: Platformer

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 (8-bit)

Developer: Aspect
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Game Gear, Master System
Game Gear:
Released(EU): October 29, 1992
Released(NA): November 17, 1992
Released(JP): November 21, 1992
Master System:
Released(EU): October 16, 1992
Genre: Platformer

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2

Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Sega Genesis
Released(NA,EU): November 24, 1992
Released(JP): November 21, 1992
Genre: Platformer

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DRAGON QUEST V

Developer: Chunsoft
Publisher: Enix
Platform: Super Famicom
Released(JP): September 27, 1992
Genre: Role-playing (JRPG)

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DRAGON WARRIOR IV

Developer: Chunsoft
Publisher: Enix
Platform: Nintendo NES
Released(NA): October 1992
Released(JP): February 11, 1990
Genre: Role-playing (JRPG)

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DRAGON WARRIOR III

Developer: Chunsoft
Publisher: Enix
Platform: Nintendo NES
Released(NA): March 12, 1992
Released(JP): February 10, 1988
Genre: Role-playing (JRPG)

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SPLATTERHOUSE 2

Developer: Now Production
Publisher: Namco
Platform: Sega Genesis
Released(NA): July, 1992
Released(JP): August 4, 1992
Released(EU): 1992
Genre: Beat ’em up, Horror

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JAKI CRUSH

Developer: Compile
Publisher: NAXAT Soft
Platform: Super Famicom
Released: 1992
Genre: Pinball

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DRAGONS’S FURY / DEVIL CRASH

Developer: Technosoft
Publisher: Tengen
Platform: Sega Genesis
Released: 1992
Genre: Pinball

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ROAD RASH II

Developer: Electronic Arts
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: Sega Genesis
Released: December, 1992
Genre: Racing, vehicular combat

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WIZARD FIRE / DARK SEAL II

Developer: Data East
Publisher: Data East
Platform: Arcade
Released: 1992
Genre: Beat ’em up, RPG

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CASTLES II

Developer: Quicksilver Software
Publisher: Interplay Productions
Platform: MS-DOS
Released: 1992
Genre: Real-time strategy

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WIZARDRY VII

Developer: Sir-Tech
Publisher: Sir-Tech
Platform: MS-DOS
Released: 1992
Genre: Role playing

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BUCK ROGERS: MATRIX CUBED

Developer: Strategic Simulations
Publisher: Strategic Simulations
Platform: MS-DOS
Released: 1992
Genre: Role playing

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CAPTIVE

Developer: Mindscape International
Publisher: Mindscape International
Platform: MS-DOS
Released: 1992
Genre: Role playing

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NHLPA HOCKEY 93

Developer: Park Place Productions
Publisher: Electronic Arts Sports
Platform: Sega Genesis
Released: September, 1992
Genre: Sports, Hockey

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DRAGONSLAYER: THE LEGEND OF HEROES

Developer: Nihon Falcom
Publisher: Hudson Soft
Platform: TurboGrafx-CD
Released: December, 1992
Genre: Role playing

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MIGHT AND MAGIC IV

Developer: New World Computing
Publisher: New World Computing
Platform: MS-DOS
Released: 1992
Genre: Role playing

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NEUTOPIA II

Developer: Hudson Soft
Publisher: Hudson Soft
Platform: TurboGrafx-16
Released: 1992
Genre: Role playing

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HISTORY OF VIDEO GAMES: BOOKS

Books “History of Video Games: Games You Should Try, Volume 1, 1971-1976” and “History of Video Games: Games You Should Try, Volume 2, 1977-1979” were composed for all the current and future retrogamers.

And will be followed with Volumes of the 80s. If interested, you can find them here: Kindle Store

Books were composed as guides to help retrogamers. The main purpose is to give information about the games you should try if possible. They were composed to save your time searching for information. Instead wasting your time, you can get all the information from one source, from these books.

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In these books you can find the – most important, most innovative, most playable video games as of today, listed in chronological order.

Every video game has a picture and short description on the side.

However, these books were not meant to give you in-depth reviews about the games, these books were composed to provide overview – about what games were released back then and which are still playable, worth to check out today, if possible.

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