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1994 In Review

On 08/21/2023 at 02:32 PM by KnightDriver

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According to wiki, the Genesis and Game Boy won the sales race for consoles and handhelds; Daytona USA and Mortal Kombat II were the winners in the arcades; and Donkey Kong Country for consoles. It's interesting, but what this blog is about is more self-centered. It's my wish list. So here 'tis:

1. DKC: Also like the replay this when I can. I don't have the cart anymore though so I'll have to play it on Switch. 

2. Final Fantasy VI: I'll have to get the Pixel Perfect remaster on Switch to play this. 

3. Doom II: I wouldn't mind revisiting this. I believe it was part of Doom for Playstation way back in '95, which is something I used to own. I don't anymore. The version released for Xbox 360 is still available on Xbox Series X|S though, so I'll play it there. 

4. Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors: I don't usually play fighting games, but the strange characters and darkly colorful environments of this series have a hold on my soul. I can play this on Xbox via Capcom Fighting Collection.

5. Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom: Another arcade beat 'em up I really like. It's playable on the Chronicles of Mystara collection. I have it on Xbox. 

6. Warcraft: Orcs & Elves: The first Warcraft game! I even still have the CD for it. I'd have to run DosBox or something to play it from disc I think, or maybe it's on Steam. I so wish they'd release this for consoles like they're doing for Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 right now. I used to play this a lot back in the 90s on my PC. 

7. Heretic: The almighty Raven Software put out this fantasy themed Doom clone and it was good. My friend Mad Krammer and I played the heck out of it back in the day. It's on Steam right now, but I wish it was ported to consoles like Doom was. 

8. Blackthorne: Blizzard Entertainment became named Blizzard this year and this and Warcraft were some of their first games. DC artist Jim Lee did the SNES visuals, so I'm intrigued. It's on the Blizzard Arcade Collection for current consoles, so I may check it out. 

I may get to pinball machines for this year too. A good number of them are on Farsight Studio's Pinball Arcade on consoles. 

What was good for you in '94, if you remember it? 



The Last Ninja

08/21/2023 at 09:16 PM

This was an awesome year. You left out Super Metroid, one of the greatest games of all time. 


08/25/2023 at 10:26 AM

Yeah, I saw that. I'd like to give that series another go. I still have the Prime series but I'd like to revisit the older ones again sometime. 

The Last Ninja

08/25/2023 at 11:45 AM

You should play Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion. And all the Prime games are great, but you should especially play the new remake of Prime 1. 


08/26/2023 at 10:19 AM

I have Metroid Fusion and Zero Mission, Prime 1-3. I'd like to play the remake when I get some time on my Switch. I just started it up at home to play some Pikmin 4 I got out of the library. Maybe Prime will be next?


08/22/2023 at 12:20 PM

1994 was a great year. I played Mortal Kombat II at the arcades every chance I got. I got a SNES for Christmas that year bundled with A Link to the Past, and I also got the SNES version of MKII. DKC looked pretty good. I later played Final Fantasy III (VI) and Super Metroid. My dad and I played Doom II and Heretic. I remember my parents playing through The 7th Guest in 1994. I played some, too, but the SNES was what held my attention.

My favorite 1994 game overall is Super Metroid, which is still one of my favorite games to this day.


08/25/2023 at 10:35 AM

I was playing a lot of DKC, Doom and Heretic, but Super Metroid sounds cool. I'd like to revisit it. 

Cary Woodham

08/22/2023 at 03:44 PM

The big games I was playing in 1994 were Super Metroid, Final Fantasy 6, and Donkey Kong Country.


08/25/2023 at 10:36 AM

That's a pretty sweet trilogy of games there. 

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