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1990s Personal Favorites

On 11/18/2021 at 04:56 PM by KnightDriver

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This is a list of the games I played the most in the 90s. There are plenty of ties and a shortlist of games I really want to play still. 

1990 - Golden Axe and Final Fight tied (want to play [WTP]: Dragon Quest IV, Phantasy Star II, Final Fantasy III)
1991 - Splatterhouse (WTP: Final Fantasy IV)
1992 - PGA Tour Golf and Wolfenstein 3D are tied (WTP: Dragon Quest V, Shin Megami Tensei, Fiinal Fantasy V)
1993 - NBA Jam and Doom tied
1994 - Donkey Kong Country, Doom II, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Heretic all tied
1995 - Hexen: Beyond Heretic and Warcraft II tied (WTP: Chrono Trigger, Yoshi's Island, TwinBee Yahho!, Dragon Quest VI and Suikoden)
1996 - Quake, Duke Nukem 3D and Final Doom tied (WTP: Civilization II and Super Mario RPG)
1997 - Diddy Kong Racing, Shadow Warrior and Quake II all tied (WTP: Diablo, Hexen II, Age of Empires and Grandia)
1998 - Half-Life and Star Wars Rogue Squadron tied (WTP: Panzer Dragoon Saga, Sakura Wars 2, Spyro the Dragon, Heretic II and Suikoden II)
1999 - Seaman, Pokemon Snap, Silent Hill, Culdcept, Guantlet Legends, Age of Empires II: Age of Kings and Quake III Arena all tied (WTP: Spyro 2)

Wish I could simplify the list to one a year, but it's impossible. 



Cary Woodham

11/19/2021 at 08:52 AM

I'll try to list my favorites, but I'm sure there's more.  I'm just going by the top of my head:

1990: Lemmings, Little Nemo: The Dream Master

1991: Super Mario World, Final Fantasy 4

1992: Super Mario Kart

1993: Secret of Mana

1994: Donkey Kong Country, Final Fantasy 6

1995: Chrono Trigger, Yoshi's Island

1996: Super Mario 64, Super Mario RPG (this was also the year I started writing game reviews at the newspaper)

1997: This is where things get fuzzy.  It's the year I got a PlayStation.  So I know there was FF7, but maybe also Klonoa and the Namco Museums.

1998: Banjo-Kazooie: Ocarina of Time

1999: Super Smash Bros.


11/19/2021 at 10:20 PM

I have others I thought about later that didn't come up at the time because they weren't listed on the first wiki page I looked at like Destruction Derby 2 and Wargames: Defcon 1. 

One of these days I'm going to play FF6. 


11/19/2021 at 02:39 PM

I like the Sakura Wars and Dragon Quest shout-outs. Working Designs was supposedly trying to get localization rights to Sakura Wars in the 1990s, but Sega management turned them down. 

My top games of the decade:

1990: SMB3

1991: Final Fantasy 4

1992: A Link to the Past

1993: Link's Awakening 

1994: Super Metroid

1995: Chrono Trigger

1996: Super Mario 64

1997: Final Fantasy VIi

1998: Ocarina of Time

1999: Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete



11/19/2021 at 10:26 PM

I saw Link to the Past high on many lists as well as Super Metroid and Super Mario World, etc... So many good games and series in the 90s. You could make a list just of Zelda games or all Final Fantasy, or Mario or Metroid. Then there's Castlevania, so many great franchises. Kirby. 

I really want a collection of the Dragon Quest games. Like maybe 1-7 would be great. I haven't really played many of those and really want to. 

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