Before the era of Witcher 3, Battle Galactica and GTA Three, playing games wasn’t very accessible. You couldn’t just turn on your phone and choose from dozens of games because back then the phone had dials. And it was plugged into the wall. So how did the kids get their dose of fun and games? Back ten, you had to fill your pockets with coins and jump on your bike to reach your destination. Enter the arcade games! The coolest place for a kid in the 90s to spend his time. If you weren’t around back then, or if you’d welcome a walk down memory lane, keep reading about the ten best arcade games from the nineties.
10. Mortal Kombat Two
If the first Mortal Kombat killed it, the second one proved everyone that less is definitely not more. The renewed edition included more characters, which led to more fatalities, which implied more finishing ways. Parents weren’t too happy with the amounts of blood, but it kept kids entertained for hours.
9. Crazy Taxi
The great great great grandfather of GTA 3, Crazy Taxi allowed you to drive in a huge realistic city and get people to their destinations fast. And by that I mean in thirty seconds. You’d be surprised how many people needed to get to the closest fast food in under a minute.
8. Top Skater
The ideal game for any wanna be skateboarder, Top Skater allowed you to ride a fake board. This saved you all the falling to the ground you’d take in the real world with the only downside being the Coca Cola commercials.
7. Area 51
It’s surprising how kids could still go to sleep after a few hours of playing Area 51. Back then graphics were far away from being realistic. So the game’s makers simply used videos of the real things, including goofy aliens.
6. Marvel vs. Capcom
This video was like dying and going to the video games heaven where you could watch the clash of super heroes. Marvel vs Capcom allowed you to make fighting teams from characters that belonged to completely different universes and pit them against each other.
5. Star Wars Trilogy Arcade
For 1998, this game had some pretty amazing graphics. It allowed users to fight the most important battle in the trilogy. But it didn’t come cheap. You had to pay one dollar for a single life. And you’d better make the most of it.
4. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
The quirkiness of this one was that it allowed players to do more than only one thingg. You could park your car illegally, take karate lessons or fight some bad guys. Playing as multiple characters in the nineties was still a new thing, so you can imagine Street Fighter II was big on the block.
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
In the newer version of the game you could experiment with new fighting way, like throwing enemies at each other or travel in time. You didn’t have to be a Ninja Turtle to enjoy this one, because it was simply one of the best.
This arcade game allowed you to choose one of your favorite six mutants and go and fight bad guys and enemies all day long. All kids seem to have a thirst for justice and are ready to jump in to stand for their civil rights. Not to mention they can all take down supervillains.
1. The Simpsons: The Arcade Game
Despite the fact that it ate up your coins so fast you couldn’t keep up and ran out of excuses for your parents, The Simpsons was, by far, the best arcade game in the history of everything. Cartoon family meets crazy thugs equals hours of fun.