THE VIDEO GAME YEAR: 1992

Thomas Bouissaguet, Stéphane Bouley, Alexis Bross, Denis Brusseaux, Christophe Delpierre, Michaël Guarné, Patrick Hellio, Loup Lassinat-Foubert, Osca Lemaire, Raphaèl Lucas, Pierre Maugien, Damien Mecheri, Damien Menuet, Bruno Provezza

 

This is a collection of books that aims to look back on a specific video game year, exploring the games, trends and key events that occurred during these twelve months.


If retrogaming is today a subject worthy of interest, it does not go without posing some problems. While video gaming is now generally accepted as a mainstream hobby and a serious industry, it has only become professionalized over time. Also, it is not uncommon for information, preparatory documents or abandoned prototypes to no longer be found. In any case, it appears that diving back into the context of the release of an old game therefore seems very complicated. In this case – and as often – it is to the developers of the time that we must turn, the latter always having an answer, or at least an anecdote, to share with us.


The year 1992 of video games plunges us back into the midst of the console war. The release of the Super Nintendo in France allowed its manufacturer to make sure to counter the rival Mega Drive as quickly as possible, which had become more dangerous than expected. To do this, Nintendo saw things on a large scale, offering titles as legendary as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Street Fighter II or Super Castlevania IV throughout the year. Prior to this, SEGA had unsheathed Sonic as a riposte to Mario. On PC, LucasArts took the adventure game to the top with Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. Finally, 1992 also marked the birth of the FPS genre with the cult Wolfenstein 3D.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

FRENCH ISBN: 9791094723340 Year: 2016 Pages: 176


OTHER NAMES

  • L'ANNÉE JEU VIDÉO : 1992

COMPANIES

  • LucasArts

GAMES

  • Alone in the Dark

  • Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride

  • Dune

  • Ecco the Dolphin

  • F-Zero

  • Flashback

  • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

  • Kirby's Dream Land

  • Lost Vikings

  • Metroid II: Return of Samus (Metroid 2)

  • Night Trap

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

  • Street Fighter II

  • Streets of Rage 2

  • Super Castlevania IV

  • Super Mario World

  • Super Probotector

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past

  • Virtua Racing

  • Wolfenstein 3D

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