Golden Axe Year Of Release: 1989 Studio: Sega Description Golden Axe which was released in 1989 was just a huge hit for Sega. The man behind the arcade game, Altered Beast, Makoto Uchida who would be the main drive behind the game. Golden Axe was clearly inspired by some of the popular fantasy movies of the 1980’s most notably the Conan series and Red Sonya. The game would prove to be a huge hit and when Sega released their Sega Mega Drive (or Genesis) Golden Axe was the first must own game for the system. Golden Axe has a really...
Tekken Year Of Release: 1994 Studio: Namco Description Tekken was one of the most notable 3D one on one fighting games of the early to mid 1990’s. While Sega’s Virtua Fighter may have beaten it to arcades. Its more than fair to say that, Tekken offered a more “spectacular” level of presentation as well as offering a simple, but very well designed control system. The game would be a huge hit and when it was released for the home, would be a key game in making the Sony Playstation a must own console for many gamers when it was released...
Out Run Year Of Release: 1986 Studio: Sega Description Out Run was one of Sega’s biggest titles of the 1980’s developed by the legendary Yu Suziki. Out Run would turn out to be one of the most popular racing games of the decades. The fact that you could still find Out Run arcade machines in arcades all over the world even into the 1990’s proves this. Out Run had many things going for it the first being its arcade cabinet. Out Run came in two forms one was a standard stand up arcade cabinet (with a steering wheel) and the...
WWF Wrestlefest Year Of Release: 1991 Studio: Technos Description WWF Wrestlefest was brought to us by Japanese developer, Technos. This would be the 2nd game based on the WWF that they would release as they released WWF Superstars in 1989. The WWF license is actually very interesting in that three different game developers were allowed to make games based on the WWF at the same time. Technos were allowed to make arcade games, Ocean Software made games for the home computer market and most famously LJN made games for home consoles. For years people wanted WWF Wrestlefest to be released...
Pac-Land Year Of Release: 1984 Studio: Namco Description Pac-land would see Namco take Pac-Man away from his maze confines and place him into a side scrolling platform game. Now this is a very interesting game in the version that was released in Japan which was all done by Namco was different than the one released in the West which was done by Midway. You see by 1984, Pac-Man had become something of a pop culture icon and as a result as well as video games he also had some merchandise. He was popular enough that cartoon makers Hannah-Barbera wanted to...
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