Vintage Gaming

So I recently refreshed my RetroPi “gaming rig.” I wanted to mark the occasion by listing some of my favorite games from each of the generations. I’m not saying that I’m a connoisseur, and have played thousands of games, and can speak definitively about which games from each platform are the best. These are just the ones I’ve come across which I thought were good.

Nintendo

  • The Legend of Zelda
  • The Legend of Zelda 2, The Adventure of Link
  • Metroid
  • Castlevania
  • Bionic Commando
  • U.S. Championship V’Ball (trust me)

Super Nintendo

  • Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Turtles in Time
  • Street Fighter 2
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Super Metroid

It is important to note that A Link to the Past may be one of the greatest video games ever made. And I mean right up there with The Witcher 3.

Arcade

  • Defender
  • Galaga
  • Centipede
  • Dig Dug
  • Robotron
  • Tempest
  • Moon Patrol
  • Star Wars
  • Double Dragon
  • Spy Hunter
  • Tron
  • Joust
  • Golden Axe
  • Gauntlet
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • The Simpsons
  • X-Men
  • Captain America and The Avengers
  • 1942
  • Robocop
  • R-Type
  • Pooyan
  • Sunset Riders

DOS

  • M.U.L.E
  • Archon
  • The Bard’s Tale I, II, & III
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • DOOM
  • Duke Nukem 3D
  • Myst
  • Quake
  • Outlaws
  • Quake II
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Descent
  • Descent II
  • Fallout
  • Fallout 2
  • Command & Conquer 2, Red Alert

You may notice that there is no Mario-related content on these lists. That’s intentional.

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