1990, it doesn't sound that far in the past and for many of us feels like yesterday, however it's not, it's 30 years which seems a tad bonkers. 1990 Videogames That Are Still Epic Gaming was at a crossroads in 1990 with 8-Bit machines still ruling the roost although it was the beginning of the end for them as the 16 Bit juggernauts had either arrived or were on their way to these shores. Now, many of the games that came out in 1990 have been relegated to the bin of the forgotten, but there are some games which even though they are 30 years old are still as brilliant as they were when they came out three decades ago. Which games though? Well, Retroheadz takes you on a trip down memory lane and reminds you of the great games that came out in 1990 that are still worthy of your time today. The Secret of Monkey Island The epic point and click adventure from LucasArts hit the Amiga and became a must have game. It looked stunning, has great puzzles to solve, has humour throughout and is just a great game overall. Super Mario World The best 2D platformer ever came out in 1990. The return of Nintendo's iconic character Mario for his 16-Bit debut was amazing. It's bright, colourful and fiendishly good fun throughout. Add an amazingly toe tapping and humming for days soundtrack and a huge amount of levels. You can see why the hype for the Super Famicom was off the chart and set the bar for the competition for many years to come. Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi Joe Musashi returns with Shadow Dancer where he takes on the evil Neo Zeed once more but this time he brings his trusty dog to aid him on his ninja quest. The game looked great and was a great arcade conversion that played to the Mega Drive's strengths. F-Zero Another Super Famicom launch title, F-Zero still looks and plays great today but can you remember first seeing it back in 1990? It was like the future had literally arrived. Thankfully it was more than just a tech demo to show off the new Mode 7 graphical finery that left Mega Drive owners crying in to their cartridge slots with jealously. F-Zero had tons of tracks, huge speed and a rocking soundtrack it helped shift a lot of gamers over to Nintendo's epic console. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion was an amazing platform game that looked stunning and played like a dream. It also came out on the Master System but its the Mega Drive version that wowed gamers everywhere upon its launch and is still fondly talked about today. It even had a remake for the Xbox 360 a few years back too but the original is the best with its colourful graphics and compelling game play. Pilotwings Pilotwings was another early title for the new Super Famicom and instead of the breakneck speed that came with F-Zero it eschewed that for a more sedate experience. Thankfully, that didn't deter gamers from playing a compelling game. Pilotwings tested gamers everywhere in being skilled pilots, jet pack riders and parachutists. There were no guns until the very end it was a peaceful and fun game although at times it got frustrating as hell. Antheads: It Came From The Desert 2 Returning to Lizard Breath was epic in 1990 as the sequel to the hit B-Movie inspired It Came From The Desert arrived on the Amiga. The clever thing is about this game is that it came out as an update disk meaning it cost less than a new game but you needed the original to be able to play it. Could this have been one of the first expansion packs ever? Probably and it's well worth having. Hellfire The Mega Drive was home to many a fine Shoot 'Em Up and Hellfire is no exception. The stunning looking shooter landed on Sega's 16-Bit console and whilst its fiendishly difficult it still didn't stop gamers lapping it up. Great graphics, epic music and cool multi direction shooting mechanics means it makes it on this list and still shocks us that its now 30 years old. Nam 1975 1990 saw the launch of the most powerful (for its time) console ever made, the Neo Geo. The brilliant Nam 1975 was the first game to come out on it followed quickly by Magician Lord and Baseball Stars. With its unique control system and high score gameplay it was a blast then as it is now. Luckily you don't need to spend £200 to own it today as it's available on the Switch. Go grab it if you have one! Mercs Capcom's epic isometric shooter and spiritual sequel to its hit 1985 arcade smash hit, Commando was a tough cookie to beat but it looked and played brilliantly. With huge bosses and non stop carnage it was awesome to play on the Mega Drive. Your Views What classic games from 1990 did you love to play? Let us know in the comments below.