Games by Year: 1990

The Secret of Monkey Island

The Secret of Monkey Island

The Secret of Monkey Island is an adventure game that utilizes the command verb-based SCUMM interface first introduced in Maniac Mansion. The player constructs commands for Guybrush by selecting an appropriate...

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-07-18Tags: graphic adventure puzzle-solving 2d scrolling comedy scumm

Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia is a fantasy cinematic 2D platformer originally developed and published by Brøderbund and designed by Jordan Mechner. It was initially released in 1989 for the Apple II. It was ported...

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2017-08-14Tags: puzzle-solving platformer cinematic freeware

Dangerous Dave

Dangerous Dave

Dangerous Dave in the Deserted Pirate's Hideout is a 1988 computer game by John Romero (co-founder of idSoftware and designer of Doom, Quake and many other games). Dangerous Dave was initally developed...

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2016-11-30Tags: puzzle-solving

Golden Axe

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: 2015-11-03Tags: arcade fantasy fighting genesis

Champions of Krynn

Champions of Krynn

Champions of Krynn is the first chapter of the role-playing games series created by Strategic Simulations Inc, based on the Dragonlance settings of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. The game, designed by Dave...

Year: 1990 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2018-05-14Tags: turn-based dungeon crawler fantasy swords and sorcery dungeons and dragons

Rainbow Islands

Rainbow Islands

Rainbow Islands is the sequel to Bubble Bobble and was developed and published by Taito in 1987 for arcade only. It would remain arcade only until 1990 when it was ported to the Amiga, Commodore 64 and...

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2017-08-24Tags: arcade vertical-scrolling fantasy

Pang

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: 2017-01-21Tags: arcade co-op platformer

Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday is a sci-fi RPG developed and published by Strategic Simulations Inc in 1990 for Amiga, Commodore 64, and DOS. A slightly different version was released for the SEGA...

Year: 1990 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2018-05-18Tags: sci-fi/futuristic turn-based dungeon crawler comics

Turrican

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: 2015-11-18Tags: sci-fi/futuristic shooter amiga

Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge

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: 2016-03-12Tags: driving amiga

Loom

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: 2017-01-28Tags: fantasy puzzle-solving scumm music point-and-click

The Oregon Trail

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: 2017-09-09Tags: educational simulation text-based geography historical

Castlevania

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: 2017-05-14Tags: fantasy horror platformer nes vampires

Wing Commander

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: 2015-04-17Tags: flight sci-fi/futuristic