18) Crash Bandicoot
Back in the late ’90s, all game console hype surrounded colors. There were millions of them! You could finally see millions of colors! But of all the games to come out, it was Crash that actually used that to its best effect. “Colorful” is apt, but it’s how the colors are used that’s great.
17) Samurai Shodown
SNK dominated arcades in the ’90s with their high-powered hardware, and often delivered two-dimensional games of exquisite beauty. This game, though, is arguably their greatest achievement, bringing the gore of other games at the time to the animated 2D fighters that seemingly being outclassed by Mortal Kombat and its clones.