1990 in video gaming

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List of years in video gaming

1990 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Dr. Mario, and Super Mario World.



Notable releases[edit]


  • Camerica releases Codemasters' Game Genie adapter in Canada and the UK (In the US, it was released by Galoob).
  • NEC releases the TurboExpress handheld console.
  • Nintendo releases the Super Famicom 16-bit console in Japan.
  • SNK releases the Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System (AES) home console.
  • October 6, Sega's Game Gear color handheld is released in Japan. It is launched in North America in 1991 and Europe and Australia in 1992.
  • November 30, Sega's Mega Drive released in Europe.
  • Amstrad halts production of the ZX Spectrum, ending that platform's 8-year dominance of the UK home computer market.
  • Amstrad introduces its only console, the Amstrad GX4000, which fails to garner interest and is discontinued the following year.


  1. ^ Christophe de Dinechin (November 9, 2007). "Grenouille Bouillie: The dawn of 3D games". Grenouille-bouillie.blogspot.com. Retrieved December 8, 2011.