Spending hours glued to the screen and shouting at characters is something all youngsters can recall as they look back to their childhood. Video games are one of the most used outlets by teenagers and children these days to play games. Gone are the days of traditional board games.
The most famous video games that are probably most used by the 90s kids are Super Mario Bros , Pc Man and Pokémon all developed by the Japanese animators.
Super Mario Bros is probably one of the most famous – if not the most famous – video games known to man. Created by Nintendo, a Japanese company, it has made a name for itself not only in Japan, but in other countries as well. What started as a simple game of jumping over pipes, collecting coins, and avoiding the enemies in order to go to the next level became a collection of other types of games, merchandise, events, and so much more. Mario and the company has become so loved to so many people that until now, people are still producing the games, selling stuffed toys and figurines, and even organizing Mario Race Kart games in real life.
Pac-man the iconic yellow circle that chomps its way through the maze while avoiding the ghosts have become such a popular with people. Since it has been created in 1980 by Toru Iwatani, people have become addicted to the game, possibly due to its very simple graphics and mechanics of the game. Pac-man is a very nostalgic game to people who have played them during the younger days, and even today, people still love them. Pac-man is even featured in some recent movies such as Wreck-It Ralph and Pixels.
Pokémon this Japanese game practically became a phenomenon all over the world – first when it came out and even today. Kids back then played this game in their Gameboys, and has since then inspired an anime series and movies, card games, and a collection of other merchandise such as toys, accessories, and even pillows and bags. A recent game release, “Pokemon Go”, also became such a global phenomenon just last year.
Times have changed and video games have shifted to phones but even then the videos games have not died and are still used as PS4s. Virtual games are one world which is now expanding to give better experiences to people.