Video games that literally RAN THE STREETS

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  1. Days of Future Piff

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    What are some video games that literally ran the streets and/or could realistically be considered the GOAT at the time of their release?
    These are just a few examples that come to mind off of the top of my head:

    Pac-man
    Tetris
    Super Mario 1 and 3
    Street Fighter 2
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    the Dragon Quest franchise (in Japan)*

    For example, literally EVERYBODY was hype for Mario 3 when that game was about to drop.


    Even the mainstream media recognized games like Pac-man, Mario 1, and Street Fighter 2 when they first dropped.
    When Pokemon Red and Blue dropped, EVERYBODY knew it.
    You had toys, merchandise, cartoons, etc.

    * RPG's in general were slept on in America pre-FFVII, but in Japan, DQ definitely qualifies as a franchise that literally ran the streets.
    The franchise is so huge out there that the company had to pass an internal rule to only release Dragon Quest games on Saturdays so that everyone wouldn't skip school/work to go play the games.
    DQis pretty much THE OG RPG game that originated that whole genre, and on top of that,Akira Toriyama (the creator of DBZ) does all the artwork for the series.

    There are definitely others, though. Post your own examples.
     
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    GTA 3 was something else:banderas:

    I entered a whole new dimension of gaming:wow:
     
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    (arcade) Double Dragon
    Contra
    NBA Jam
    (arcade) NFL Blitz
    Golden Tee (shut up)
     
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    GTA 3
    Earlier Madden like 2001 2003 etc.
    Halo 2
    Mario 64
    Metal Gear Solid earlier versions
     
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    Goldeneye 007 for the n64
     
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    Good suggestion right here. Even non-gamers know what GTA is. You could make an argument for San Andreas as well given the game's longevity.

    I nominate Final Fantasy 7.
    I personally prefer Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger over FFVII (FFVII is still a classic game.)
    ...but let's be reality, the West was sleeping HARD on RPG's until Final Fantasy VII crushed the buildings.

    Goldeneye, Ocarina of Time, Mario 64, and Metal Gear Solid also ran the 90s. Pokemon too (which I mentioned in the OP).
     
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    Pokemon Go
    SF4
    Guitar Hero 3

    You couldn't escape these if you tried. Sparked some of the biggest community gaming movements we've seen.
     
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    Them Dej Jam games
     
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    Def Jam, NBA/NFL Street, GTA3, San Andreas first games to come to mind. PS2 era :blessed:
     
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    PS2 thread
    Call of Duty Thread
    Halo thread
    Marvel Vs Capcom 2 thread
    GTA San Andreas thread
     
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    Y’all dead went this whole thread without mentioning Mortal Kombat?
     
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    Pong
    Pac man
    Super mario/duck hunt
    Super mario 3
    Tmnt 2 the arcade game
    Super mario world
    Sonic 1 and 2
    Street fighter
    Mortal kombat
    turtles in time
    Madden 98 and 99
    Madden (couple 2k years)
    Marvel vs capcom 2
    Soul calibur 2
    Meta gear solid
    Final fantasy 7
    GTA 3, vice city and SA
    Halo
    World of Warcraft
    Mass effect 1 and 2
    Dota 2
    Overwatch
    Gears of war
    pokemon go

    Oh yeah I forget the 64 sweep

    Mario 64
    No Mercy
    Ocarina of time
    Perfect dark
    Goldeneye
     
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    NBA Live 95
    NBA Live 2003
    Madden 93
    NBA 2k11
    NES Baseball
    Samurai Shodown 1
    King of Fighters 98
    Mortal Kombat
    Donkey Kong Country 1

    shut the block down
     
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    U forgot Resident Evil 2.
     
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