Mario Kart 64 Set the Course for Kart Racers That Followed
Many have followed, but few touch the bar that Mario Kart 64 established for kart racing, and it found its way to North American shelves on this day in 1997.
How the Original Killer Instinct Established the Early 2.5D Fighter
Tons of Mortal Kombat clones were produced, but only a select few ever came close to offering the level of hype that Mortal Kombat created. Among those games, there were perhaps none more compelling than Killer Instinct, originally released on this day in 1994.
Adding a Star to the Star Uppercut in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
It was on this day in 1987 that players met Little Mac for the first time and joined him on his journey to the dream fight with “Iron” Mike himself.
Co-op Gaming Needed the Original Gauntlet... Badly!
On this day in 1985, the original Gauntlet hit arcades. It may not have been the first co-op game, but it was one of the earliest co-op dungeon crawlers.
Maniac Mansion: the First Original Lucasfilm Games Adventure
It was the first time Lucasfilm Games had ever designed and published their own game --- a quirky, horror-themed point-and-click adventure known as Maniac Mansion.
Nintendo 64 and the Transition to Mainstream 3D Gaming
It was today in 1996 that North American players were invited to join in Nintendo’s leap to the next dimension of gaming.
How the Dreamcast's Release Turned Into a Nightmare
Today marks the release of North American release of the Sega Dreamcast: a machine that had it all, but couldn’t win out against ill-will of Sega’s past mistakes and the hype behind their largest competitor.
Donkey Kong Jr. Flipped the Script on a Classic Formula
Today in 1982, North American players saw their chance to continue the rivalry of Mario and Donkey Kong with Donkey Kong Jr.