Games by Year: 1990

Pang

Pang, also known as Buster Bros in the US or Pomping World in Japan, is 2d platformer arcade created by Mitchell Corporation in 1989. The goal is to destroy balloons that bounce on the playfield, shooting...

Year: 1990 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2017-01-21 Tags: arcade co-op platform

Golden Axe

Golden Axe is a side-scrolling hack and slash fantasy game created by Sega and released for arcade machines in 1989. The game was ported the same year to the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis and in 1990 to the...

Year: 1990 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2015-11-03 Tags: arcade fantasy fighting genesis

Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake

Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake is a top-down stealth action game developed and published by Konami and released in 1990. It was written and designed by Hideo Kojima, who also designed the MSX2 version of the...

Year: 1990 Genre: Action Updated: 2017-01-26 Tags: sci-fi/futuristic spy/espionage stealth msx

Turrican

Turrican is one of the most popular games of the '90s. It was designed and programmed by Manfred Trenz initially for the Commodore 64. The game is a sci-fi platformer, where a mutant warrior, Turrican,...

Year: 1990 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2015-11-18 Tags: sci-fi/futuristic shooter amiga

Loom

Loom is a fantasy point-and-click adventure created by LucasArts and released initially in 1990. It's one of the most popular titles using the SCUMM engine, like the Indiana Jones and Monkey Island series....

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-01-28 Tags: fantasy puzzle-solving scumm music point and click

Wing Commander

Wing Commander is a space combat simulator designed by Chris Roberts and first released for the PC DOS in 1990. It was later ported to the Amiga, CD32, Sega CD and the SNES. It is the first game in the...

Year: 1990 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: flight sci-fi/futuristic

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail was developed way back in 1971 on university mainframes then jumped over to early 8-bit home computer systems. Continuing through 4 decades it has reappeared in many editions (at least...

Year: 1990 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2017-09-09 Tags: educational simulation text-based geography history

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!, the fifth chapter of the famous fantasy adventure series created by Roberta Williams, was released in 1990 for MS-DOS, Amiga, Macintosh and other platforms....

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2016-11-11 Tags: fantasy puzzle-solving

Castlevania

Castlevania is a side-scrolling platform game created and developed by Konami, centered on the Belmonts, a clan of vampire hunters, and their fight with Dracula. Initially released in 1986 for Famicom...

Year: 1990 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2017-05-14 Tags: fantasy horror platformer nes vampires

Midnight Resistance

Midnight Resistance is a popular platformer/shooter created by Data East and originally released as an arcade in 1989. It was later ported to several home computer platforms, including Amiga, Atari ST,...

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2017-02-25 Tags: cyberpunk/dark sci-fi shooter arcade

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is a survival horror starring the actress Cassandra Peterson as Elvira the witch, developed by Horrorsoft and released by Accolade in 1990 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore...

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-04-13 Tags: horror real-time

Sim Earth

SimEarth: The Living Planet is a life simulation game created by Will Wright and published by Maxis Software for DOS, Amiga, Macintosh and other platforms in 1990, one year later the success of Sim City....

Year: 1990 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: simulation life

Wings

Wings is a World War I flight simulation game developed and published by Cinemaware for the Amiga in 1990. It features a mixture of gameplay including top-down view bombing missions, isometric strafing...

Year: 1990 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2015-11-03 Tags: flight freeware amiga world war i

4D Sports Driving

4D Sports Driving (also known as Stunts) is a 3D car racing simulation developed by Distinctive Software and published in 1990.

Year: 1990 Genre: Racing Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: tricks/stunts