Monthly TBT: May 2017

 

image from pinterest website
image from pinterest website

1. Crash Bandicoot

 

This beloved marsupial caught the eyes of adults and children alike in the late 90’s, appealing to those who enjoy console gaming. Crash Bandicoot; the first game beginning the large and legendary series, just turned 20 years old. In honor of this celebration, the developers of the game decided to remake the original trilogy for Playstation 4, including brand new graphics to celebrate the groundbreaking significance the games had when it comes to developing modern games we know of today; like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto.

Image from spyro.wikia website
image from Spyro Wiki webstie

2. Spyro the Dragon

 

Released soon after Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon made its debut in September of 1998, showing outstanding graphics and dynamics for the time period. The game’s main protagonist, Spyro, defeats the Gnorcs who attempt to cause an extinction of dragons by turning them into stone. The player’s job as Spyro is to free the elder dragons before it’s too late, and the Gnorcs take over his world as he knows it.


3. Ape Escape

The games keep getting weirder and weirder, especially as technology advances. When the Playstation’s DualShock controller was released; a controller with two joysticks, few developers took advantage. However, the developers of Ape Escape didn’t back down. The game allowed you to travel through time and use unlikely weapons; such as butterfly nets, to capture rogue monkeys on the loose. How the monkeys got all over the world so quickly, we don’t know. In the 90’s, developers must’ve fancied the idea of a mad scientist like character with an experiment that goes wrong.

 

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