Yes, today we could play it again on emulators. Yes, now you can play beautiful games online. Yes, video games are no longer considered a subculture for teenagers, but have become respected as an art. All this is true, and it’s worth living for 2014. But almost 30 years ago, when you put a franc in the machine, and you sweated like an ox at the thought of losing your coin. We had the real experience of video games. Let’s try to pick 12 above the rest.
- Street Fighter 2 The world warrior
At the time you thought your cousin who made shoryuken and furies was a magician, and you dreamed of marrying Chun-Li. Today, only one of them remained true.
- Pac Man
The kids today still know he is. That’s how much this little thing has made its mark on pop culture. If you have passed more than 10 paintings you are our god.
- Turtles In Time
Before it appeared on Super Nintendo, this beat them all (one of the best of the all time kind) was only available in the gym and we could play it for four people. A“revolution” at the time.
- Metal Slug 2
At five francs a credit, making a game as hard as this is really, really bastard. We forgive the creators because he was perfectly perfect.
- NBA Jam
“Boomshakalaka.” All the people who grew up with it can’t help but be a little disappointed when they watch real basketball…
Before Outrun, arcade games were boring, and they still are. But when we had Outrun between our legs we had the real feeling of being in Miami in a Ferrari with a hen by our side. We sometimes think about it with our Clio on the outskirts….
- Final Fight
The must of the best fighting game. That he was hard… minimum 200 bullets in pieces to finish it…
When we thought we were fighter pilots… Game that was available on NES soon after but which made sense in an arcade.
Released in 1989 this arcade game already had all the codes and graphics of the best 16-bit games of its kind. A true pioneer who slapped all the kids of the time with a good slap.
A simple but addictive gameplay, the ancestor of all the games we constantly play on our laptops…
- Virtua Striker 2
A real football game, not a “realistic simulation” or whatever. Giant players, three buttons and no realism, and yet, what fun it was!
- Cadillac and dinosaurs
Congratulations to the guys who found this concept:“We need a beat them all, you know, but instead of hitting jerks, guys should hit bigger stuff, like dinosaurs, you know, but we should do it in a fancy car, Cadillac type.”