This is a Guest Article written by Kaya Johnson.
Just before the close of the last millennium, the gaming industry took a remarkable turn. It’s been new innovative consoles replacing the old ones, or one interesting indie title upon another. Even now, it certainly looks to be getting better, as we are in what many have described as the “golden age” of the gaming world. But then we still occasionally reminisce on the arcade era, as well as the original 8-bit and 16-bit platforms and some of the incredible titles that were born in that period.
From the Legend of Zelda to Final Fantasy, to Pac Man, to Minecraft, to Counter-Strike, to Super Mario Bros, we’ve seen a lot of classical masterpieces. Some of which are part of continuing franchise that are still very much relevant and vital to this day. But then, which games stand out from the pack? Which ones can we say were really far ahead of their time?
In order to calm your nerves and give you something truly unique for your past time, we’ve picked the best console games of all time. This is the perfect time to add these games to your collection if you don’t have them already.
Super Mario Bros
For most of us, the release of the first Mario Bros in 1985 transformed our childhood gaming experience. Soon Mario became a household, and even now its franchise is still very popular. If you’ve never played this one before, then you’re yet to experience the best of gaming fun. Just get ready to swerve through the Mushroom Kingdom.
Tetris is undeniably a favourite for most gamers, especially when it was first released in 1984. A lot of improvements have been made to the puzzle classic to make it more attractive and interesting, though the original idea of stacking blocks together is still conserved. Although, first available on Gameboy and NES, Tetris can now be played on almost every platform.
Nintendo Switch; Nintendo
You don’t need a developer to identify a good game when you see one. For what it’s worth, it wouldn’t be out of place to say that Arms is definitely going to be dominating it’s genre for a long time. It’s barely up to a year since its release and it has already become a global phenomenon. Arms is just another incredible testament that NES is on top.
Legend of Zelda
Now available on NES, Switch and Wii U, the Legend of Zelda is part of an ongoing franchise that is still a great delight to many. There has never been a release in the adventure series that was overshadowed by its predecessor. It is simply a gem to the gaming world.
Contra is undeniably iconic in the gaming world. Released in 1987, the original 8-bit classic attracted millions of gamers from across the globe, gunning to bring down Red Falcon. The weaponry is just incredible while the sound couldn’t have been better. If there was any game that promoted the Konami code so much, it is Contra.
Resident Evil is one franchise that has continued to shake the gaming world. In spite of its mysterious storyline, the classic has continued to draw millions of gamers from almost every part of the planet. Right from the time of its first release, Resident Evil has been nothing less than a spectacular horror series.