Spyro The Dragon

Published by Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. Developed by Insomniac Games, Inc. Released Sep 09, 1998 Also For PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita Released in the summer of 1998 Spyro The Dragon is a superb 3d platform game that shows the original Playstation is just as capable as the Nintendo 64 in the right hands. This game has so much to offer, superb graphics with no glitches or imperfections, a cute as can be main character and some of the best gameplay mechanics available on the console. Unlike other 3d platformers of the time this game…

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WWF Atitude

Published by Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. Developed by Acclaim Studios Salt Lake City Released Aug 06, 1999 Also For Dreamcast, Nintendo 64 Released in the summer of 1999 WWF Attitude was the sequel to WWF Warzone and also the last WWF game published by Acclaim (THQ had just bought the licence). Warzone was a really good wrestling game for it’s time and Attitude improves things even more. Graphics are sharper with very detailed sprites and decent animations and superb entrance video’s for the wrestlers. The music and sound effects are also excellent with 2 man commentary also…

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Ridge Racer R4

Published by Namco Limited Developed by Namco Limited Released May 04, 1999 Also For Android, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita I have always loved racing games (especially arcade racers) from the first time I played Outrun at the arcades I was hooked. As a result I have always had a particular fondness for the original Playstation as there are so many classic arcade style racers including Wipeout, Ridge Racer, Ridge Racer Revolution, Rage Racer and this game Ridge Racer Type 4. In many ways this game is the best racer on the…

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Legend of Legaia

Published by Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. Developed by Contrail Production Released Mar 17, 1999 Platform PlayStation Legend of Legaia was created by Contrail and released for the Playstation in 1998. The game takes place in a world called Legaia, in which the entire world has been plagued with an evil mist. The mist turns once friendly creatures called Seru (which can bond with humans and give them extrordinary powers) into monsters that continually attack Legaia’s citizens. On a side note: Seru look like M.O.U.S.E.R.S from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We begin in a town…

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Crash Team Racing

Published by Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. Developed by Naughty Dog, Inc. Released Oct 20, 1999 Platforms PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita On the face of it Crash Team Racing (CTR for short) is one of many Mario Kart clones that came out during the late 90s. However, this game is better than all of them and even improves on the Super Nes Classic in some ways. All the characters from the Crash Bandicoot universe are available to use including Crash himself, Coco Bandicoot and the evil Dr Neo Cortex. All of them handle differently…

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Tekken

Published by Namco Hometek Inc. Developed by Namco Limited Released Nov 08, 1995 Also For Android, Arcade, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita     I have always been a massive fan of one on one beat em ups, from the moment I first played Street Fighter 2 in the arcades. For me back in the 90s I always looked at the selection of beat em ups on a console before deciding whether or not to buy one. On the Super Nes and Mega Drive there was Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, the Saturn…

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Ridge Racer

Published by Namco Hometek Inc. Developed by Namco Limited Released Sep 09, 1995 Also For Arcade When I first heard that Sony were getting into the video games industry with their Playstation console I was very skeptical. I felt that Nintendo and Sega were so powerful that no third party could compete, especially with the failures of the 3do, Atari’s Jaguar and Phillips Cdi console.  However, when I saw Ridge Racer being played on a Playstation on an episode of Bad Influence in 1995 I quickly became a believer. I could not believe…

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Crash Bandicot

Published by Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. Developed by Naughty Dog, Inc. Released Sep 03, 1996 Also For Android, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita Crash Bandicoot was released for the original Playstation console in 1996 and was the first truly great platformer for the machine. Gorgeous graphics which mix up tradition 2d left to right and right to left platforming with 3d levels where you run into the screen or out of the screen (such as when you are chased by a massive dinosaur). Crash controls like an absolute dream, the levels are very original and…

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Wipeout

Published by Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. Developed by Psygnosis Limited Released Nov 21, 1995 Also For Android, DOS, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita,SEGA Saturn Released in the autumn of 1995, Wipeout was the game which made gaming officially cool! Before the released of Wipeout, the perception was that video games were played in the bedroom by children and were not mainstream. Wipeout changed all that, for the first time video game adverts were appearing in magazines such as ‘Loaded’ and were being played at nightclubs and swanky wine bars (not that I would know). …

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Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

Published by Fox Interactive, Inc. Developed by Argonaut Software Ltd. Released Sep 29, 1997 Also For SEGA Saturn, Windows Help Croc, the crusading crocodile, rescue his peace-loving Gobbo Island friends from the grasp of the evil magician Baron Dante. Five different 3D worlds to explore, including volcanoes, forests, ice glaciers and underwater caves, each with its own unique elements, terrifying monsters and mind-boggling obstacles. Stunningly rendered real-time 3D graphics and seamless animation. Hours and hours of gameplay with over 40 levels, 50 different enemies and 9 stage bosses. Free-roaming 3D gameplay lets you go…

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