June 2, 2020

16 Retro Classic Video Games Which Every 90’s Kid Must Have Played

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The era of the late ’90s and early 2000 were the best days when the gaming era was significantly improving. The 90’s kids were introduced to the retro classic video games by the introduction of many gaming consoles developed by Nintendo, Sega. Here are some of the most noteworthy best 16 retro classic video games which every 90’s kid must have played in their early gaming consoles.

16. Track & Field 

Track & Field is a 1983 arcade game which is also known by the name of hyper Olympics. Above all, it was unquestionably a popular video game as it consisted of several other Olympic games like –

  • 100-meter dash race
  • High jump
  • Javelin throw
  • Long jump
  • Hammer Throw
  • 110-meter hurdle

15. Magic jewelry

Because of the soul-soothing background music, this Puzzle game was quite popular. The player had to assemble the falling jewelry to combine it with other jewels to form a chain reaction to proceed further to the next level. It is noteworthy that this Nintendo game represents the statue of liberty, New York.

14. Ice Climber

Ice climbers are a Nintendo game that revolves around two characters, Popo and Nana. These two Eskimo tiny characters are also known as ice climbers who have the aim to recover their stolen vegetables. The most exciting part was to find “corn” to gain an extra life in the ice-covered mountain peaks.

13. Galaxians

Developed by Namco in 1979, Galaxians was a popular arcade shooting retro game. The user had to control a spaceship to take down enemy spaceships. It wasn’t an easy game, probably as the enemy spaceships popped out of nowhere. With simple game-play, this game had two more successful sequels and many adaptations.

12. Lode Runner

Lode Runner is the most popular puzzle-oriented classic retro game of all time. Most noteworthy, with 150 thrilling levels, it was a remarkable game. The stick figure in the game had the objective to avoid guards and to collect all the gold and reach the top using ladders. Furthermore, the stick man has five lives that keep on increasing after completion of every level.

11. F1 Race (1984)

For most of us, this probably must be the first-ever classic F1 racing game developed by Nintendo. With over five different tracks, the objective was to complete all the laps and secure the first position. The player had to finish the race in the given time frame and had to choose between high and low gear because this game had a manual transmission.

10. Bomber Man

Bomber man is a popular arcade game that was quite famous back then. The user had to find his way through the maze, plant bombs, avoid enemies in a limited period. Consequently, with 50 exciting levels, this game was quite thrilling.

9. Battle City

Battle city was the most popular single-multiplayer shooting game developed by Namco. Shooting other tanks, protecting the base from enemies, hiding under bushes, and collecting different types of fires was quite thrilling. Almost everyone must have played this game with their friends. Most noteworthy, this was the first NES game, which provided the users’ capability to create custom battlegrounds.

8. Road Fighter

Road fighter was the first-ever racing game that was developed by Konami. Almost everyone who has played this game can recall the moment when the car had to be refueled by a unique vehicle. Above all, the most annoying part was colliding, running out of fuel or running over oil patches, and hitting the side railings.

7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project

In the TMNT brand, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project was the most successful multiplayer retro game of all time. Above all, with different signature moves, play as Raph, Leo, Don, or Mike. This game was full of action pack adventure, which starts with fighting enemies on Florida beach, Technodrome, floating island of Manhattan, and even spaceships. Every level had the boss stage with villains like stone warriors, dirt-bag, etc.

6. Excite Bike

As the name suggests, this game was an exciting bike riding racing game. With three different game-plays, this game was all about saving your bike from collision, balancing temperature, and performing jumps. Most importantly, the funniest part was hitting the other bikes to complete laps quickly and securing the first position.

5. Charlie Circus

Charlie circus was all about controlling a clown named charlie to perform various tasks like riding a lion and jumping over the flame, jumping on balls, hopping over the monkeys, and performing many other tasks. This 6 staged arcade game was released in 1984 by Konami.

4. Adventure Island

Adventure Island was an action platform game released by Hudson Soft in the year 1986. In this game, Master Higgins goes on an adventure to save Princess Leilani, who was captured by Evil Witch Doctor. This game consists of 8 levels, which are full of action-packed adventure. Throwing stone axes, shooting magical fireballs to destroy grinding stones was the most thrilling part.

3. Duck Hunt

Duck hunt was the most popular game available with the gaming consoles. Besides its immense popularity, the game still gives us refreshing memories about shooting the ducks via a gun attached to the console. All you had to do was point the gun on the duck to kill it. In addition, almost every kid back then had a question in mind, how did that gun work.


In the ’90s, Contra was the most popular multiplayer action-packed game which was developed by Konami for several gaming platforms. The players had unlimited ammunition in their guns and were able to upgrade it via shooting the flying pillboxes. This game certainly gave adrenaline rush because of its thrilling music and the boss level.

1. Super Mario Bros

Who doesn’t know about this game? Super Mario is the most popular game which was released by Nintendo in 1985. It consisted of 8 adventurous worlds full of obstacles like flying turtles, evil shrooms, evil clouds. Mario had to reach the final world consequently to save Princess Toadstool from Bowser, King of the Koopa.

The above mentioned classic video games were quite popular among children back then. Moreover, these games surely gave long-lasting sweet golden memories, which are still preserved somewhere in our minds. Which game have you played and which one did you like the most? Do let us know in the comment section.


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