Best Video Games of the 80's and 90's

Before COD, Halo, Gears of War, Warcraft, and League of Legends. Video games were far more challenging and fun. But now they just seem to be a little bit too easy. Now here is my list of the best video games of the 80's and 90's
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1.
Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988 Video Game)
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Bowser has kidnapped Princess Toadstool, taken over all seven Kingdoms in the Mushroom World and put his seven kids in charge of all of them. It's the Mario Brothers to the rescue!
“ Best SMB game of the NES days. ” - Emphinix
 
2.
Super Mario Bros. (1985 Video Game)
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A plumber named Mario and his brother Luigi travel through the Mushroom Kingdom to save the princess from evil Bowser.
“ My very first video game since I was 3 ” - Emphinix
 
3.
Chrono Trigger (1995 Video Game)
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Crono, a young boy, is thrust to adventure by destiny to destroy an oncoming threat that will destroy the world in 1999.
“ Great plot, music, gameplay and concept. One of the best games ever made by Square. ” - Emphinix
 
4.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998 Video Game)
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A young Kokiri boy discovers that his destiny is to free the Seven Sages and save the land of Hyrule from the treacherous sorcerer Ganondorf.
“ The BEST! ” - Emphinix
 
5.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991 Video Game)
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The wizard Agahnim has abducted seven maidens, intent on using their power to open a portal to the Dark World. Armed with a trusty sword and shield, Link begins a great and treacherous journey.
“ The best Zelda game EVER! ” - Emphinix
 
6.
GoldenEye (1997 Video Game)
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James Bond must track down agent-turned-terrorist Alec Trevelyan to stop the launch of a powerful satellite.
Director: Martin Hollis
“ A great game based on the movie. ” - Emphinix
 
7.
Super Mario 64 (1996 Video Game)
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When the evil Bowser steals 120 power stars and traps Princess Peach within the walls of her own castle, it's up to Mario to save her once again.
“ Mario going in 3D was an epic time for the iconic Nintendo mascot ” - Emphinix
 
8.
Super Smash Bros. (1999 Video Game)
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Mario and everybody's favorite Nintendo characters battle it out in a no holds bar tournament. It's to see who's the best Nintendo character.
“ I still remember laughing my ass off when I saw the commercial. ” - Emphinix
 
9.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991 Video Game)
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The second Street Fighter tournament is here with General M.Bison. Ryu and Ken are no strangers to the tournament...
“ I remember back in the day when I was 6 years old and played this game all summer long. ” - Emphinix
 
10.
Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1996 Video Game)
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A Mortal Kombat game that has 26 characters and 4 hidden characters make this a killer game.
“ Love this game. ” - Emphinix
 
11.
The Legend of Zelda (1986 Video Game)
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This is the story of a young boy named Link that must save Princess Zelda from the evil, demonic Ganon...
Director: S. Miyahon, Ten Ten
 
12.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1987 Video Game)
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A direct sequel to the original Legend of Zelda, it follows Link as he is on a quest to break the sleeping curse placed upon Princess Zelda.
Director: Sugiyan, Yamahen
 
13.
Mega Man X4 (1997 Video Game)
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A new dawn for the Reploid race has begun with the creation of the Repliforce, a military unit lead by the androids Colonel and General...
“ Despite the cheesy voice acting, this is a great game. ” - Emphinix
 
14.
Star Fox 64 (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
You take on the role of Fox McCloud, the leader of the Star Fox team. Star Fox is an elite group of...
Director: Takao Shimizu
“ A great game with great concepts, gameplay, storyline and a great remake of the SNES version that will have you doing a barrell roll in excitement. ” - Emphinix
 
15.
Final Fantasy VII (1997 Video Game)
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A former soldier from an evil company joins a mercenary clan to fight the company he once served.
“ My first Final Fantasy and still the best ” - Emphinix
 
16.
Final Fantasy VIII (1999 Video Game)
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A group of mercenaries rescue a mysterious girl, who some say is the sorceress who wants to govern the universe.
“ My second FF game, and loved it ever since. ” - Emphinix
 
17.
Zombies Ate My Neighbors (1993 Video Game)
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“ A fun zombie-slaying video game long before Resident Evil, Dead Rising, and Left 4 Dead ever existed. ” - Emphinix
 
18.
Resident Evil 2 (1998 Video Game)
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The deadly virus escapes into the streets of Raccoon City.
Director: Hideki Kamiya
“ My very first RE game. I was scared, yet I LOVED this great game. ” - Emphinix
 
19.
F-Zero (1990 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Futuristic racer where you take control and race hovering vehicles
“ FALCON PUNCH! ” - Emphinix
 
20.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (1991 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The turtles are back- In time! The evil Shredder is back and this time he's picking up a woman: The statue of liberty...
Director: G. Suzuki
“ A great game based on the comic-book, but it fits more with the 1980's cartoon. ” - Emphinix
 
21.
Ninja Gaiden (1988 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Ninja has perfected five techniques to help him on his voyage. As he scourges each zone to eliminate the enemies...
Director: Sakurazaki
“ Excellent game, yet those damn birds give me nightmares. ” - Emphinix