Games by Year: 1990

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Italy 1990

Italy 1990

The FIFA World Cup 2018 is starting, so it's time for some football nostalgia! Italy 1990 (know as World Class Soccer in the US) is a soccer sim developed by Tiertex and published by US Gold in 1990....

Year: 1990 Genre: Sports Updated: 2018-06-13Tags: football soccer licensed world cup

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

Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake

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: 2018-05-06Tags: sci-fi/futuristic spy/espionage stealth

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

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: 2017-04-13Tags: horror real-time

Sid Meier's Pirates!

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: 2017-04-20Tags: naval real-time pirates