1991 in video games

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List of years in video games

1991 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Mega Man 4, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Sonic the Hedgehog.


Notable releases[edit]



Highest-renting titles according to Blockbuster Video[edit]

Blockbuster Video, an American chain of video rental shops, reported to GamePro that Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis was the chain's highest-renting title in 1991. Blockbuster also released a list of the top 10 highest-renting NES titles of the year:[3]

Title Publisher Genre(s)
Monopoly Parker Brothers Strategy
Battletoads Tradewest Beat 'em up
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game Konami Beat 'em up
Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo Platform
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants Acclaim Entertainment Platform
Family Feud GameTek Game show
R.B.I. Baseball 2 Tengen Sports (baseball)
Baseball Stars SNK Sports (baseball)
Base Wars Konami Sports (baseball)
G.I. Joe Taxan Run and gun


  1. ^ "Street Fighter II". The Essential 50. 1UP.com. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
  2. ^ Patterson, Eric L. (November 3, 2011). "EGM Feature: The 5 Most Influential Japanese Games Day Four: Street Fighter II". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Archived from the original on March 14, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
  3. ^ "Pro News Report" (PDF). GamePro. International Data Group. January 1992. p. 162.