Tag: 1984

Excitebike

It’s a racer! It’s a platformer! It’s a beloved motocross classic!

Clu Clu Land

An odd, belated attempt to clone Pac-Man that nevertheless has its own interesting legacy.

Hogan’s Alley

The third Nintendo light gun release, largely forgotten by history but still good fun.

Golf

Debuting right as game designers mastered translating the sport into video form, Golf became one of Nintendo’s more influential creations.

Duck Hunt

The comical hunting game whose popularity in America encouraged Nintendo to press ahead with plans to take the Famicom console abroad.

Wild Gunman

Nintendo’s debut title for its light gun peripheral, based on an innovative film-based arcade installation from the ’70s.

Zapper

A light gun peripheral built on the concepts of best-selling pre-video Nintendo toys from the 1970s, included as a pack-in with American consoles.

Pinball

A basic but timeless interpretation of video gaming’s coin-op granddaddy, Pinball gave programming prodigy Satoru Iwata a foot in the door at NCL.

Tennis

The first NES game ever to reach American shores, Tennis has a remarkable pedigree for such a simple game.