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The Strangest '90s Video Games You Won't Believe Actually Got Made

Updated 15 Sep 2017 3.9k views7 items

Video games were frequently weird in the '90s. Like, "What were they thinking?" kind of weird. Looking back, it's almost refreshing in a way to see such bizarre attempts at entertainment, considering the relatively homogenous crop of mainstream games that fill game store shelves now. Indie games can still be strange, but few things match the earnest attempts at crossover success produced by developers during the golden era of cartridges in the 1990s.

Sometimes the weird old games were cheap knock-offs of established brands, and other times they were equally cheap attempts at advertising to children through gaming. In either case, the major recurring theme in weird '90s video games tends to be "cheap." That might be why these games fall into that Uncanny Valley level of enjoyment: they sort of LOOK like normal games, but even just a few minutes of playtime reveal their hollow insides. Here, we've collected the weirdest video games from yesteryear for your enjoyment.

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