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Notable releases [ edit ]
Electronic Arts releases and James Pond 2 for Road Rash Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, starting a series of games that were popular in the 1990s.
AOL, SSI, TSR and Stormfront Studios collaborate and launch , the first graphical Neverwinter Nights MMORPG.
Delphine Software releases Eric Chahi's " Another World" for the Amiga 500, one of the first games to be made using polygons instead of conventional sprites. Also one of the first games to use rotoscoping techniques to create cutscenes and fluid character animations since Prince of Persia. February 14 —
DMA Design releases Lemmings, a puzzle game that requires the player to lead a group of lemmings through a dangerous environment to an escape portal. February 6,
Capcom releases for arcades. It becomes highly successful and is routinely listed as the grandfather of the Street Fighter II fighting game genre. It is also credited with revitalizing the arcade game industry at the time, and popularizing direct tournament-level competition between players. [1 ] [2 ] June 23 —
Sega releases (by AM8, later Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit) Sonic Team) for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and (by AM8, later Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit) Sonic Team) for the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear. It introduced the eponymous character, who would go on to become Sega's mascot. July 19 —
Square releases in Japan, the first Final Fantasy IV game for the Final Fantasy Super Famicom (released in November as Final Fantasy II in North America). August 23 —
Nintendo releases and Super Mario World along with the F-Zero Super Nintendo Entertainment System in North America; Super Mario World was the original pack-in game for the SNES, and one of the most sold games for that system. The game introduces the Yoshi character to the Mario series. November 21 —
Nintendo releases for the The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Super Famicom in Japan. December 13 -
Tecmo releases for Tecmo Super Bowl NES, which serves as one of the most revolutionary arcade football games of its time. December 16 -
MicroProse creates , Civilization Sid Meier's most successful game as of 2005 .
Team17 release the first of their popular series for the Alien Breed Amiga.
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