Back in the days, the best time for boys was spent in front of the TV screen playing their favourite video games. Well, things haven’t changed much since then, have they? To our amusement, it’s become a part of daily life what started as a trend back in the 80’s n 90’s, you know, when Pac-Man and Contra were the coolest thing in our lives! Remember the saying, classic never goes out of fashion, well, that kinda applies even to video games. As technology advanced, so did the graphics and so did the story lines, well it had to happen, considering some consoles could put the best laptops to shame. We bring some of our favourite retro games from the past making a deadly comeback in their new avatars.
Super Mario – This was by far the most popular game in the world when Super Mario hit the shelves back in 1981 (the NES and SNES days). Super Mario really has become super owing to super consoles these days. Not only does the plumber from Italy save the princess he also drives kickass karts these days, besides being the official mascot for Nintendo across the globe that is! The Mario series is pretty much legendary in the gaming world, we vouch that everyone who has ever played a video game has pretty much played Mario. It is the best-selling video game franchise of all time, having sold over 210 million units of the Mario series.
Pac-Man – Dude, this game started back in 1980 and is still running strong across the world. Pac-Man enchanted gamers the world over, even though it was based on a simple concept of collecting dots, while the bad guys chased you across the maze. In 2013 packman came out with a 3D based game Packman World for the Playstation 3 console. This game is so legendary, it has a movie coming out this summer (feat Tyrion Lanister a.ka Peter Dinklage). Still wonder why this game is running strong! P.S- The Four enemies which were after your (Packman) were named Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde.
Contra – Based in 2633, where two commandos, Pfc. Bill Rizer and Pfc Lance Bean of the Contra unit had to fight the evil Red Falcon Organization with their super cool ammunition (S power was our fav!), this game released in 1988 was totally futuristic to its times! It is currently offered on all Playstation and X-Box consoles. Now you can pretty much play this in a 3D format and don’t forget to keep gunning down the enemy. Saving the world, one stage at a time!
Sonic – Sonic the Hedgehog made his debut in 1991 and was an instant hit. To lay any doubts at rest, this series has sold 85 million copies worldwide and Sonic the Hedgehog is pretty much the official mascot for Sega. Widely seen as a competition to Mario, the adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog are damn unique, with the latest game-play dealing with climate issues of the world. It’s available on all gaming platforms in both 2D and 3D formats, playing this game is like going on an adventure!
Street Fighter – Come on, be honest, there wasn’t a single person who didn’t want to be Ryu and do the “Hadouken”! The world saw its first game release in 1987 and was bowled over. Since then this game has evolved through the years, with a range of new characters, storylines and most importantly kickass moves (literally!) being introduced with each new version. Street Fighter remains one of the most popular video games in the world till date and is available on all gaming platforms in both 2D and 3D formats.