In an era of high-speed internet, tablets, and lifelike virtual reality, it’s hard to imagine the modern-day youth playing with the same games ’90s kids used to obsess over.
Back in the day, if you wanted to use the world wide web, you had to wait an uncertain amount of time either for someone to get off the phone or for the Internet to load.
To make matters worse, you had to listen to the computer make this horrible beeping and screeching sound while you waited for the dial-up connection to go through.
Luckily, for ’90s kids, there were plenty of exciting board games, video games, and computer disc games that didn’t require using the Internet.
In this article, you can hop on the nostalgic train and go on a journey down memory lane. You will be reminded of some of those favorite childhood memories hidden in the crevices of your mind.
The Oregon Trail 3rd Edition
Playing The Oregon Trail as a child was like no other experience. It transported you back in time to the 1800s and submerged you into what life would have been like for the pioneers.
In the game, you had to hunt and learn the art of bartering. The game also gave you real-life challenges to face, such as protecting you and your family from snakebites, exhaustion, measles, and death.
The Oregon Trail computer game was originally released in 1974 but was redeveloped by MECC and released again in 1997.
Tamagotchi Electronic Game
For many ’90s kids, their first pet was actually a handheld, egg-shaped keychain. Tiger Electronics released the small vertical pet device in 1997.
The game gave kids virtual responsibilities. Players had to discipline, play, walk, and clean up after their pets.
The electronic game quickly became the new craze and almost every child had an electric egg-shaped keychain clipped to their backpack.
Imagine being able to play your all-time favorite arcade game in the comfort of your own home.
In 1992, Acclaim Entertainment, an American video game developer, released a version of Mortal Kombat that could be played on a Super Nintendo.
Kids all across the nation were now able to battle Tsung’s super secret tournament from their living room.
I Spy Spooky Mansion
The I Spy Spooky Mansion computer game is based on Scholastic I Spy children’s books. It was created in 1999 by the same company.
The computer game revolves around finding a list of objects hidden in each room in the haunted house.
Once you successfully uncover all the objects in the room, you are then given a piece of the puzzle. The spooky search-and-find game kept children entertained for hours.
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
Before many of us even heard of James Bond, there was Carmen Sandiego.
Where in The World is Carmen Sandiego? is an adventurous video game based off of the original ’90s cartoons. The computer game version was released in 1996.
The game starts you off as a rookie detective where your mission is to help Sandiego track down stolen famous works from all around the world.