TOP 5: RETRO GAMING

If you’re a millennial, you’re more than likely to have either owned a Gameboy, Megadrive or Nintendo 64. Here, MODAN’s Editor takes a look back at five games we still have nostalgia for…

POKÉMON BLUE AND RED (GAMEBOY)
Even though there have been many Pokémon games since these three were released, I remember saving my money up and walking proudly to Woolworths to buy the blue version. My brother already had Pokémon Red, so it made sense to get the other one. Looking back and comparing it to today’s games, it seems a world away with its 2D gameplay. I’d also like to add, no colour. But it is still up there as one of the best.

I remember saving my money up and walking proudly to Woolworths to buy the [Pokémon] blue version

ZELDA OCARINA OF TIME (NINTENDO 64)
My first taste of this game came about when I borrowed it from the local DVD/game store. Ever since then it has become, possibly, my favourite game of all time. I also played the Nintendo 3DS re-release, and it brought all those feelings back to me of playing it first time round.

STREETS OF RAGE 1, 2 AND 3 (MEGADRIVE)
Even though the Megadrive was before my time, we had one, and it was my first experience playing computer games. Streets of Rage 2 was something I kept going back to, even as I got older. I ended up buying a secondhand Megadrive and finding Streets of Rage 1 and 3. Also, the Megadrive Collection launched on the Switch, so if you get a chance, give these games a go. I am yet to try the new Street of Rage 4.

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SUPER MARIO 64 (NINTENDO 64)
I know I said Zelda Ocarina of Time was potentially my favourite game of all time, but I have a few more – this being one. Mario games are amazing anyway (take a look at the SNES), but this one wasn’t 2D. You go around a castle jumping into paintings. What is there not to like? If you want to get a taste of this game, buy it for your Switch as it was re-released in the Super Mario 3D All-Stars package.

STAR FOX 64 (NINTENDO 64)
This one has been added for pure nostalgia reasons (well, haven’t they all?). One of the earliest games I can remember playing (along with Star wars: Rogue Squadron). Recently gave this ago by playing the 3DS re-release of the same game. Still the same as I remember, too… Well, maybe less about just flying around and trying to do flips now.

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