Back in the 90’s there were countless arcade games that were a ton of fun to play especially with friends such X-Men: Arcade, Final Fight, Double Dragon, Battletoads, The Simpson’s etc. But when it came down to multiplayer beat em up games in arcade centers TMNT: Turtles in Time was a very popular. In fact some might argue that TMNT: Turtles in Time was the best 2D side scrolling beat em up game of the 90’s.
Back in the 80’s and early 90’s The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was at its peak in terms of popularity. The fact that the world got to see a four player side scrolling 2D beat em up game was a very big deal at the time especially considering how popular the animated series was in the late 80’s and the movies were in the early 90’s. Even though, the Double Dragon and the Final Fight series was popular in the early 90’s they did not feature four player gameplay. To this day TMNT: Turtles in Time was and is still refs as one of the best beat em up titles of the 90’s if not all time.
When it comes down to some of the biggest Game Boy titles to never have been released on the SNES Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins is one of the many games that comes to mind. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins was the game that Wario made his debut as the main antagonist. There are some who argue that Wario was a decent villain at the time and could have became more popular has Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins had been releyfor the SNES.
But as good Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins was for Game Boy it could have been easily overshadowed by Super Mario World which was released back in later part of 1990. Since its release Super Mario World when on to sell over 20 million units worldwide and is generally regarded as the best selling game for the SNES. The fact that Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins was released for Game Boy made it stand out along with other aspects of the game such as the setting and overall plot of the game itself.
As many people may have heard the world will be seeing a new gaming title for the Nintendo Switch in the Summer of 2018. An upcoming sports game for the Nintendo Switch entitled Mario Tennis Aces is developed by Camelot Software Planning and rumor has it that the game is expected to be released around June 22th of this year.
Along with having impressive visuals Mario Tennis Aces will also include a story mode along with boss battles throughout the game which will definitely make this an appealing sports title for the Switch console. The inclusion of a story in Mario Tennis Aces is pretty cool considering the fact that it’s the first in the Mario Tennis to have a story mode since the Mario Tennis: Power Tour title for the Game Boy Advance back in 2005. Seeing how successful Mario Tennis: Power Tour was back in 2095 there is no doubt that Mario Tennis Aces will also be a success for the Nintendo Switch as well.
When it comes down to platform titles of the early 90’s MegaMan X along with Sonic the Hedgehog 3 where two very popular titles that stood out from that time period. Both game were very challenging had interesting storylines along with addictive soundtracks which contributed to the replay values of both games. During the console wars between Nintendo and Sega these are two titles a majority of gamers wanted to own.
Shortly, after MegaMan X was released for the SNES between late 1993 and early 1994 the game managed to sell over 1 million copies worldwide. While Sonic the Hedgehog 3 also managed to sell over 1 million copies worldwide on the Sega Genesis it still did not sell quite as much as its predecessors Sonic 1 & 2. But in terms of popularity and success some might argue that Sonic 3 and MegaMan X are approximately on the same level.
As many people know Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was first released back in late of April 2017. Since it’s release Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has turned out to be one of the best selling video games for the Nintendo Switch so far. Since it’s release Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has managed to sell 7 million units worldwide within a year. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is most likely going to be the most popular racing title for the Nintendo Switch until we see a sequel for the game.
Seeing how successful the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been so far some wonder how much the game will sell before the start of 2019. If Mario Kart 8 Deluxe can sell over 15 million units before 2019 that would be impressive feat. However, there is always a chance that we can get another Mario Kart game before then.
Sometimes it’s hard to believe how many cool RPG titles where released for the Game Boy Advance back in the early 00’s. Both Final Fantasy Advance Tactics along with Mario & Luigi SuperStar Saga were both released in 2003. Also, both games are considered to be classics that would be difficult for most people to track down in a used game stores today. When it comes down to RPG titles Square Enix almost never fails impress the gaming community with their creations and Final Fantasy Advance Tactics is just an example of that. Final Fantasy Advance Tactics not only went on to sell over one million units worldwide was seen by critics as one of the best handheld RPG titles of 2003-2004.
Mario & Luigi SuperStar Saga was also a pretty cool game as well. Aside from Paper Mario the Mario & Luigi SuperStar Saga game was one of the more recognizable role playing games in the Mario series following RPG title for SNES which came out in 1996. Also, the fact that the plot took place outside the Mushroom Kingdom with the addition Bowser siding with Mario & Luigi against a the main villain Cackletta was also very interesting as well. Mario & Luigi SuperStar Saga also managed to reach over one million units worldwide in terms of sales and was an RPG that was critically acclaimed by various gaming publications as well. In terms of which RPG title is better is highly debatable since it’s hard to choose one game over the other.
As many of us know The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most polished games out on the Nintendo Switch right now. Since Breath of the Wild was released back in March 2017 the game has managed to sell over six million units worldwide which is very impressive. But when it comes down down to sales in Japan it has been recently reported that Breath of the Wild has exceeded one million units in Japan.
In Japan a majority of the sales were on the Nintendo Switch as opposed to the Wii-U which is not surprising. If you look at the fact that Breath the Wild was one of the first games to be released on the Nintendo Switch along with the discontinuation of the Wii-U in early 2017 it only makes sense that the Switch version had more success overall. Reaching over one million in sales is a milestone for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and it’s almost certain that it will end up being one of the best selling Switch titles in Japan altogether.