Games by Year: 1990

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 historical

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 platformer

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

Awesome

Awesome is an action sci-fi shooter created by Reflections Interactive and published by Psygnosis in 1990 for the Amiga and Atari. It was ported to FM Towns by 1992. The game was designed and developed...

Year: 1990 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2017-12-29 Tags: arcade sci-fi/futuristic multi-directional

Sid Meier's Pirates!

Sid Meier’s Pirates! is the original award winning pirate life simulation game developed and published by MicroProse in 1987 for the Apple II, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, and PC Booster. It was ported...

Year: 1990 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2017-04-20 Tags: naval real-time pirates

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

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

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

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

Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge

Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge is the first game of the popular series of racing games using the Lotus brand, developed originally by Magnetic Fields for the Amiga. Lotus I was published by Gremlins Graphics...

Year: 1990 Genre: Racing Updated: 2016-03-12 Tags: driving amiga

Eye of the Beholder AGA

Eye of the Beholder is a dungeon crawler role-playing game based on the AD&D rules, developed by Westwood Associates and published by Strategic Simulations Inc in 1990 for the Amiga and DOS. The game...

Year: 1990 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2017-02-14 Tags: fantasy puzzle-solving real-time dungeon crawler

Kick Off 2

Kick Off 2 is the sequel to Dino Dini's Kick Off, one of the most appreciated soccer sims of the '90s. Developed by Anco Software, it was published in 1990, one year later the first game, for the Amiga,...

Year: 1990 Genre: Sports Updated: 2017-05-01 Tags: football soccer amiga atari st

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

King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown

King's Quest is a graphic adventure created by Roberta Williams in 1983, originally for the IBM PCjr, then ported to many platforms including Apple II, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, and many others. It is...

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2016-03-02 Tags: fantasy puzzle-solving kings quest