What happened when…?


So it’s 1987 and I don’t exist yet. However, the games industry is about to receive one of the two best (arguably) franchise installments of all time. Yes, Metroid and The Legend of Zelda are to be released in the summer of 1987 on the NES. I hadn’t been born when two of the greatest franchises, or even most of the great franchises. I was nonexistent for their birth.

So I started thinking about what was released in the games industry on the year of 1993. Turns out, not really much at all. I’m honestly kind of disappointed that there was nothing. My small glimmer of hope for something a little neat would have been released on the year of my birth.

OH well! But then…I found it! I found one glimmering gem of release that is interesting! Full of barrel rolls, frogs, and foxes. The one and only: Star Fox for the SNES. Yes! Something. One small victory over dozens of failures in 1993 in games. 
 Yes.

So, if you so please, do a little research and find out what released on your birth year, if it wasn’t 1993.
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Posted by Nytrik

So it’s 1987 and I don’t exist yet. However, the games industry is about to receive one of the two best (arguably) franchise installments of all time. Yes, Metroid and The Legend of Zelda are to be released in the summer of 1987 on the NES. I hadn’t been born when two of the greatest franchises, or even most of the great franchises. I was nonexistent for their birth.

So I started thinking about what was released in the games industry on the year of 1993. Turns out, not really much at all. I’m honestly kind of disappointed that there was nothing. My small glimmer of hope for something a little neat would have been released on the year of my birth.

OH well! But then…I found it! I found one glimmering gem of release that is interesting! Full of barrel rolls, frogs, and foxes. The one and only: Star Fox for the SNES. Yes! Something. One small victory over dozens of failures in 1993 in games. 
 Yes.

So, if you so please, do a little research and find out what released on your birth year, if it wasn’t 1993.
Posted by habster3

Localized Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, Yoshi's Island,... pretty good year, I guess.

Edited by squirtle_squad

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 /thread 1990
Posted by Yummylee

1989..the year of the Gameboy....woot.

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Posted by SethPhotopoulos

I'm cheating for this 
 
1992 
 

[edit] Hardware

[edit] Business

Posted by Nytrik

 @habster3 said:

"

Localized Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, Yoshi's Island,... pretty good year, I guess.

"
I'm jealous. 
Posted by Redbullet685

Duke Nukem 3D
Super Mario 64
Mario kart 64
Resident Evil
Crash Bandicoot
Tomb Raider
Super Mario RPG: legend of the seven stars
 
1996 games in a nutshell.

Posted by LiquidSaiyan3

Jebus I feel old. 

 
Now get off my lawn
Posted by Nytrik
@LiquidSaiyan3 said:

" Jebus I feel old. 

   Now get off my lawn "

It's okay, someone has to be the old coot. 
Posted by ComradeKritstov
@SethPhotopoulos said:
" I'm cheating for this 
 
1992 
 

[edit] Hardware

[edit] Business

"
Uh..I guess this.
Edited by B0nd07
@LiquidSaiyan3 said:

" Jebus I feel old."

Tell me about it.  But I'm sure there's a few here that feel the same towards us.
 
1986

Arcade:
Bubble Bobble 
Gauntlet II
Out Run
Rampage
 
NES:
1942
Commando
Balloon Fight
Mario Bros.
Popeye
Metroid (Japan)
The Legend of Zelda (Japan) 
The Deluxe Set bundle first released (included R.O.B. unit, two controllers, a Zapper, Gyromite (a R.O.B. game), Duck Hunt, and Super Mario Bros.)
Also a stripped-down bundle with only Duck Hunt and Super Mario Bros. was released
 
Atari 7800 released
Posted by yakov456

Slot Racers mother f'ers.

Posted by McSmunions

once again, '88 is whats up
 
Metal Gear
Zelda II
World Class Track Meet
Paperboy
Double Dragon
and who can forget... Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa

Posted by Ujio
@Nytrik said:
"
So it’s 1987 and I don’t exist yet. However, the games industry is about to receive one of the two best (arguably) franchise installments of all time. Yes, Metroid and The Legend of Zelda are to be released in the summer of 1987 on the NES. I hadn’t been born when two of the greatest franchises, or even most of the great franchises. I was nonexistent for their birth."
Great. Now I feel old. Thanks.