I hereby declare that 1992 was....
"THE GREATEST YEAR IN VIDEO GAMES!"
Why!? I hear you yell….
Well if you sit down for a moment and listen to
what I've got to say then I'll tell you exactly WHY….
The Games That Made It A Golden Year
For me 1992 was all about the games. There were some cracking releases and I must have played more games that year of my life than any other year since.
So let's have a look at the games that made it a special year…..
Super Mario Land 2 (GAMEBOY)
Street Fighter 2 (SNES)
Dragon Quest V (SNES)
Super Mario Kart (SNES)
Final Fantasy V (SNES)
Sonic 2 (MEGADRIVE)
Kirby's Dream Land (GAMEBOY)
Mortal Kombat (VARIOUS)
Ultima VII (PC)
Wolfenstein 3D (VARIOUS)
Just look at those beauties!
Now if I were to pick 5 of those amazing games to illustrate just how good a year it was, I'd say…..
- Street Fighter 2 (SNES)
- Super Mario Kart (SNES)
- Championship Manager (Various)
- Indiana Jones & The Fate Of Atlantis (Various)
- SONIC 2 (MegaDrive)
Every one of the 5 above was a "Game Changer"
So many hours were poured into these great games and even now they are all so much fun to play at over 20 years old!
The consoles and computers released in 92 were few but ultimately important.
SNES was released in Europe
MEGA CD was released in North America
Amiga 1200 was released
For me the SNES release in Europe was the single most important occurrence in my video gaming life.The SNES will always be my favourite gaming machine.The perfect balance between beautiful visuals and amazingly fun games.The SNES was Nintendo at its peak.
Have NINTENDO released a better console since?
The MEGA CD paved the way for CD systems going forward with it's brilliant SONIC CD release. Maybe not the commercial success SEGA were looking for but a bold move by the SEGA boys.
Then there was the Amiga 1200 unfortunately the 1200 was an ill fated machine that never saw the heights that the 500 & 600 did. Of course there are plenty of 1200 fans out there but it never had the impact of the other 2 models and came at a time when Commodore were about to hit the rocks!
Looking back now, it has to be those great games of the class of '92
that made it such a vintage year.
Surely those years don't come along that often?
What's YOUR Favourite Video Gaming Year Of All Time?
Let Me Know In The Comments Box Below...