The very first ever Final Fantasy game was in Japanese only, released for the MSX in 1987. This 1990, NES remake of Final Fantasy was when Squaresoft really made the rest of the world first sit up and take notice.
This exciting-looking Star Wars game was first released in arcades in 1993, then released for the Sega Megadrive/Genesis 32X in 1994. It was a launch title for the 32X add-on peripheral.
Dave Reidy‘s sequel to Skool Daze is a brilliant comedy sandbox ‘school simulator’ where you play a kid trying to make his way through a ‘typical’ 1980s school day, by squirting water pistols (sometimes filled with sherry, which can intoxicate teachers, if fired at them accurately), sabotaging school shields (found on some walls), avoiding lines, writing on blackboards, and trying to sneak into the neighbouring girl’s school.
I’ve chosen Rayman on the Atari Jaguar to show first because it was the very first version of Rayman ever released, on any video game system. And it was seen as something of a ‘killer app’ on the Jaguar.
There are a number of Bubble Ghost conversions floating around, but the Commodore 64 version is arguably the best.
A simple light bikes type game, but with a modern twist.
Colourful and adrenaline-pumping update of a retro-gaming classic, Pac-Man Championshop Edition DX is a pill-eating maze game that pays fitting tribute to the arcade game.
Designed by British strategy game design expert Julian Gollop, Rebelstar: Tactical Command is a highly engrossing turn-based isometric war game