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20 Years Ago – Great Video and PC Games Released in 1990

1990 was an interesting year.  George H.W. Bush was still President of the United States and Mikhail Gorbachev was the leader of the U.S.S.R.  It was the year Nelson Mandela became a free man, Mike Tyson got knocked out, Marion Barry got busted for drug possession, the Edmonton Oilers won their last (for now) Stanley Cup, the Detroit Pistons took another NBA title, Germany was reunified signaling the end of the Cold War, Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister of Great Britain, and Iraq invaded Kuwait. And that’s just some of the year’s highlights!

Just for fun, let’s look at what some of the awesome video & PC North American game releases were 20 years ago. All of these are great games to play, and some are retro gaming classics!  Of course, these are by no means all the game releases for 1990 – just some of the ones I thought were worth mentioning.

1990 also saw the release of Pretty Woman!

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5 Responses

  1. What are some of the games on the old old computers in about 199/8/9/ or about 2000/1. They were some games about tubes and the mouse with cheese and the archer? They were such great games but I can hardly remember any of it just vauge small pictures and memories about them. Can any one give me a list of computer games during this time. They would be like the optional games and it was like in the cheapest computer! Lol.

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  3. Already 20 years ago.. those seems like just yesterday to me.

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