Earthworm Jim is a very original game. It stars a goofy earthworm that unwillingly found a super space suit that gives him super strength and super agility. In the game you go through various worlds to try to take down all the evil forces you encounter, including funky characters like Queen Slug-for-a-Butt and Bob the Killer Goldfish. The game had no save feature and was extremely long for a game of its time. The difficulty was ridiculous which is what kept you coming back for more.
The game starts off at the mansion of the Edison family. Dr.Fred, Nurse Edna, and their son Weird Ed live in the mansion with two huge disembodied tentacles. One purple and the other green. You start off by selecting a player to accompany the protagonist, Dave Miller. In the storyline, a meteor crashes near the mansion and somehow takes control of the family. Dr.Fred kidnaps Dave’s cheerleader girlfriend and Dave has to rescue her. You just can’t save if you get very far.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Everyones favorite Japanese heroes! The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! Back in the 90s, these guys were all the rage on TV, toys, and videogames. The game took each character’s personalities and brought them to life. In each level you would play with another ranger, giving you variation, and each character had their own special power. Only problem was, when you got tired of playing, there was no way to get back to where you were. Guess we have to start over…
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
This one was fun. Up to 4 player co-op, playing as the mutated turtles in New York City. Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello all follow the orders of their sensi Master Splinter to take down the evil Shredder. There were various levels where you defeat different bosses and ultimately, Shredder. Only problem was, once you got to Shredder, you didn’t feel like playing anymore. If you could only save the game…
25 cents. That was all you needed to play. Pacman is without a doubt a classic in the videogame world, but it was a little annoying that you couldn’t step away from the machine without messing up your game. The original game had a total of 225 levels. So just imagine sitting there for endless hours not blinking trying to get every single dot just to hit the next level… I’ll pass.