Video games have the potential to suck the life right out of you. The last time I played video games on the regular, that’s exactly what happened. I was about nine years old and Sonic the Hedgehog was my only priority in life. I played the first Sonic game on my beloved Sega Genesis every free second I could. I played straight through the ball drop on New Year's Eve that year.
BUT, video games have evolved a great deal since then. It’s no longer an activity that encourages a lazy lifestyle and a brain that turns to mush. They are so interactive now, that you feel like you’re in the game. Which is pretty much the fantasy of every nine year old child. And it’s a fantasy that I’m sure is shared with every '90s kid.
Here are the top five Xbox games for the '90s kid. Games and movies you loved back in the day that you can experience in a completely different and awesome way.
Not sure it gets much better than this. Top players from 30 MLB teams facing off against your favorite characters from Nicktoons. And yes, Ren and Stimpy are both on the roster. They’re probably terrible ball players, but I still want them on my team. If only to sing “Happy Happy, Joy Joy” when someone hits a homer.
The story of warrior and all around badass, Lara Croft, goes back to the beginning for this game. Lara fights her way through gritty obstacles and you can guide her through this journey. Weapons upgrades, battles with humans and animals, and physics puzzles are things you can expect and look forward to.
The Microsoft Store has great prices on this game and the others listed here. Make sure you grab a Microsoft Store promo code to use at checkout so you can make your gaming experience a gloriously nostalgic and affordable one.
Probably still one of the most graphic fighting games to date, Mortal Kombat is back with all of your favorite fighters. You can also play with up to four players and tag-team in battles. I call Raiden! He was always the best fighter in the bunch.
This game has everything you loved about the first movie. Well, everything except Will Smith. But the main responsibility is to preserve the secrecy of the organization and use the memory eraser pen to eliminate human witnesses to UFO encounters.
And last, but certainly not least, is my old pal, Sonic. In this game, you have the option to play in “Classic Sonic” mode, or “Modern Sonic” mode, so it’s a game for sonic fans new and old. Bottom line, GET THOSE RINGS.