Are gamers still hungry for games that are ten, twelve or even thirteen years old? Damn right Skippy! June’s US PSN Store game sales top ten could almost be a top ten games of the Nineties but for a few exceptions.
At number four is the ten year old Metal Gear Solid PS1 re-release. At three is the thirteen years old Resident Evil, appearing in its Director’s Cut guise. Topping the chart, in what surely is not a surprise to anyone, is the twelve year old Final Fantasy VII.
Indeed the whole top ten has a real retro gaming feel to it with Wolfenstein 3D, Bomberman ULTRA, Street Fighter Alpha 2 and Mortal Kombat II all occupying spaces. Many of us will remember playing games in those franchises twenty years ago. Bomberman is now twenty eight years old having débuted way back in 1983.
The three ‘newer’ titles are hardly packed with Noughties’ gaming innovation. There’s the remake of the Sega Mega Drive’s side-scrolling shooter Gunstar Heroes, pinball game ZEN Pinball and eco-friendly tetris-a-like Trash Panic.
- Final Fantasy VII
- Wolfenstein 3D
- Resident Evil Director’s Cut
- Metal Gear Solid
- Bomberman ULTRA
- Trash Panic
- ZEN Pinball
- Street Fighter Alpha 2
- Mortal Kombat II
- Gunstar Heroes
Of course, over here in The Old World we are still waiting for several of those games to appear on the PSN Store. Metal Gear Solid and Bomberman are two of the titles whose absence from the Store is most frequently bemoaned in comments to our weekly PSN Store updates.
With that in mind, I will worry the TSA Towers Health and Safety representative and don my asbestos gloves ready to deal with any of your comments that get a little too hot…