How many hours have we spent in front of a game console in our lives? Whether jump'n'run games, adventure games, first-person shooters or simply setting blocks, everyone had their favorite, before which they could usually only be separated under protest. Nobody needs to be longing here, because many of the classics from back then are still available today - of course in a souped-up form - and as popular as ever.
FIFA, or FIFA Football or FIFA Soccer is a series of soccer simulation games that are published annually by Electronic Arts under the EA Sports label. As soon as the series was licensed by FIFA, the triumph of the video game began in 1993.
At the end of September 2017, the latest version of the franchise, FIFA 18, was released. It is available for various gaming systems including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and many other systems. The advertising face of this issue is none other than Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi was featured on the covers of FIFA 13 to FIFA 16. German fans could be happy with the edition FIFA Mobile, because the picture of Borussia Dortmund striker was on the cover Marco Reus.
The real-time strategy game StarCraft was developed by Blizzard Entertainment and launched in 1998. In the same year, the only official expansion StarCraft: Brood War, in which the story of the base game was continued, was released. In 2000, the game and its expansion were implemented by Mass Media and Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 gaming platform. In August 2017, StarCraft was the top-selling real-time strategy game, with sales exceeding 9,5 million.
So it's no wonder that countless game fans were interested in it and immersed themselves in the world of combat.
The well-known Dutch poker player Lex Veldhuis used to play Nintendo before specializing in complex strategy games such as StarCraft. His colleague Bertrand Grospellier is still one of the best StarCraft players in the world. If you look around Germany, you get to the two StarCraft II players Dennis 'HasuObs' Schneider and Giacomo “Socke” Thüs not around. Even if there are already young talents pushing their way to the top, these two are still part of the elite.
How did we love this puzzle game! For hours we could stack blocks and make them disappear again. Tetris, which was created by Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov, was released on June 6, 1984 and was the first entertainment software to be exported from Russia to the USA. The great success of pocket games began in 1989 with the Tetris version on the Nintendo Gameboy.
In 2014 the American reached Thor Aackerlund as the first level 30 player, from whom you weren't sure if this existed at all. Apparently the game was only programmed up to level 29. When Aackerlund reached level 30, the counter did not jump to “30” but showed “00”.
A video game centered around a monkey fascinated gamers in the 80s: the first Donkey Kong versions were a single-screen action-puzzle game designed by Shigeru Miyamoto in 1981.
Mario also made his first appearance in this game, four years later as Super Mario Bros. got his own legendary game. In 1994 the series was named Donkey Kong Country Series republished.
Nowadays, many video games are played on tablets and smartphones, but they have not lost any of their appeal.