Being a '90s gamer is something special; a real badge of gaming honor. If you played any of the best classic video games in the '90s, you were essentially a pioneer alongside companies like Nintendo and Sega, journeying across new frontiers of entertainment. You saw the insane growth of an industry so big that it surpassed film as the most lucrative entertainment form. So if you were unboxing a brand new Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo Entertainment System back in the day, congrats: you're part of the cool kids club.
It's not all about gaming street cred, though. The reality is, many aspects of gaming were just objectively superior back in the good old days. Gaming in the '90s was a time before the over-simplification of video games, a time when you could game on the couch with your best friend, and a time before companies decided gouge you with seedy DLC tactics. Take a look at the list below and vote up the things you miss about the '90s gaming scene.
- 1153 VOTES
Blowing On Cartridges
- 2138 VOTES
Couch Co-op Only, No Online PlayPhoto: Konami
- 3118 VOTES
Flipping Through Paper Instruction Booklets That Are Included With The Cartridges
- 4114 VOTES
That Feeling When You Hold A New Game Your Parents Just Bought You From The StorePhoto: SEGA
- 5129 VOTES
Getting The Complete Game At LaunchPhoto: Imgur
- 6106 VOTES
The Insane Difficulty Of The GamesPhoto: Rare