Top 5 Best Retro Video Games
The current era of cutting-edge technology especially the wide range of shared experiences in gaming has moved gaming to yet another whole new level. However, with that said, the need/urge for retro video games that turned us into gaming addicts are still searched and played to this very day and age. Without further ado, below are top 5 the retro games that gamers still can’t get enough of.
1. Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario is a platform video game which was internally developed by the Nintendo R&D4 and also published by Nintendo. Originally released in Japan back in 1985 September 13th for the whole Family Computer, it was later realized in North America, Europe, and Australia. It the initial game of the Super Mario series. In this game, a player will control Mario (in the single-player mode) and when it’s a two-player mode, the second player will be controlling Luigi. Mario’s brother when he will be travelling the Mushroom Kingdom to rescue the Princess Toadstool from the Bowser.
The Soviet tile-matching enigma video game was originally programmed and designed by Alexey Pajitnov. Released in 1984, Tetris won the hearts of many gamers in an instant. The game is famous for its use of tetrominoes. This is a 4-element exceptional case of polyominoes. Polyominoes are quite common in most popular puzzles dating back from 1907.
3. Donkey Kong
This is the game that sprang the career of one particular plumber. The arcade game was released by Nintendo Company in 1981. In this game, the major focus is basically how to maneuver Mario the main character through a number of platforms but while jumping and dodging obstacles. In this game, the character has to rescue a damsel in dire distress called Pauline, from a big ape named the Donkey Kong. The ape and the hero have become over the years Nintendo’s top most popular characters.
4. Ms. Pac-Man
This game is an elaborate arcade retro video game from Golden Age. Released in January 1982 in North America, it’s disputably one of the most liked and famous arcade retro video game to this very day. Its popularity led to the adoption of the game as Namco as its official name. Ms Pac-Man later on after being released, presented a protagonist (a female), more maze designs, and other improved changes over the original version of the game. The game turned out to be the most successful yet American-produced retro game ever made.
5. Prince of Persia
The game is a fictional platform game, developed originally by Jordan Mechner, Prince of Persia was released back in 1989 for Apple II, which characterized a great step forward in the production of quality animation in video retro games. The game went on to influence a subgenre commonly known as a cinematic platformer. This subgenre imitated the expansive non-scrolling heights, control style, and fluid animation.
It’s quite clear that there’s still a huge demand for most retro video games, however, playing some outdated video games using current TVs do not quite satisfy most fans who are into these classical video games. The retro video games discussed in this article have stood the test of time and remain thanks to gentle re-mastering.