In terms of graphics and gameplay there has never been a decade that featured more diversity than the 90’s. It was during the 80’s where 8-bit games for consoles like the NES were very popular with games such as Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, Double Dragon, Metroid, Castlevania and more. Towards the late 80’s the Sega Master System had introduced 16-bit graphics and gameplay on its consoles which would eventually become popular during the early 90’s. Following the Sega Master System we got to see the releases of consoles such as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the PC Engine also known as the Turbografix-16.
The 16-bit Super Nintendo console featured many memorable games including The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, Super Metroid, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, Mega Man X and more. Shortly, after the 16-bit consoles started to become popular during the early 90’s we briefly got to see some 32-bit style games for systems like Sega 32X, Sega Saturn and the original Sony PlayStation. The Sega Saturn was released about a year after the Sony PlayStation and the Sega 32X was released during the winter of 1994. Shortly, after the Sony PlayStation became a commercial success in gaming markets around the world we saw the development and release of the Nintendo 64 in 1996.
Following, the release of the Nintendo 64 Sega had introduced the 128 bit console known as Sega Dreamcast in 1998. The Sega Dreamcast was amazing because it provided people with so many interesting titles including Power Stone, Skies of Arcadia, Sonic Adventure and much more. In terms of game development the 90’s was arguably a better decade than the 00’s. During the 00’s we saw gaming evolve due to the development of online multiplayer gaming along with the inclusion of high definition visuals for consoles like PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Overall, the 90’s had more variety in terms of gaming than the 00’s making it a much more memorable decade as far as video games were concerned in general. During the 90’s we saw the inception of many different gameplay styles such as 32 & 64 bit which would be utilized for handheld consoles such as the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS during the 00’s. When it came down to creativity and development the 90’s seemed like a much better time period than the 00’s which was also very special as well.