Twenty years ago featured the launch of the first\u00a0PlayStation, the first\u00a0E3\u00a0conference and the launch of numerous first entries in popular game franchises. Here is a look at some of the key video game releases from way back in 90\u2019s. 1. The Lion King https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v5ngluNuP2f8 The Lion King\u00a0was a film for kids, so it makes sense that they\u2019d want to have a video game tie-in. What doesn\u2019t make sense is why they decided to make the game sadistically hard. Kids just want to run around as a lion and do lion things, not deal with complex puzzle solving while trying to dodge molten lava. 2. Mike Tyson\u2019s Punch-Out!! https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vv_JRkqQ2_3s Every boxer in\u00a0Punch-Out\u00a0has a flaw. A fatal weakness that can be exploited to defeat them. Mike Tyson has one in the game as well, but just knowing the flaw isn\u2019t enough, you also need superhuman reflexes which border on being able to see into the future. You\u2019d have a better chance beating the real Mike Tyson in an actual boxing match. 3. Super Mario 64 https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vujhmhZ8BFu0 Super Mario 64\u00a0is a masterpiece, but it\u2019s a masterpiece built on anxiety and weird camera angles. There are 120 stars to collect in the game, some of which border on the impossible. The video up there has got ten of the hardest ones for you to check out, but take our word for it when we say that we suffer PTSD from our adventures inside the \u201ctick tock clock.\u201d 4. Ninja Gaiden https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v6t2YvyLqw3c Many consider the\u00a0Ninja Gaiden\u00a0series to be quite possibly the hardest series of video games ever created. It seems like every single game in the series ramps up the difficulty level and this didn\u2019t end once the game went 3D. One of the newer games in the series is notorious for its ridiculously hard first level that many seasoned gamers had trouble passing. 5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vDqfRus5ePmI So you\u2019re the Ninja Turtles and you\u2019ve been tasked with disarming some bombs. Sounds like a job for heroes in a half shell like yourselves, but it doesn\u2019t end there. The bombs are all underwater, requiring you to constantly swim. Okay, you can handle that, but there\u2019s also a time limit of just over two minutes to disarm them. Fine. Oh, also every single thing on the screen is electrified and if you touch any of it, you die. Might as well just try it blindfolded too, since it\u2019s already borderline impossible. 6. Battletoads https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vye-kPP3D27o Battletoads\u00a0saw the Ninja Turtles and figured it could rip them off, but the creators figured they needed something to stand out. They decided that thing would be the game\u2019s difficulty.\u00a0Battletoads\u00a0makes\u00a0Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles\u00a0look like a game for preschoolers. Just watch the video of the Turbo Tunnel level. The game is so hard that most people are surprised to know that there are levels beyond that one. 7. Friday the 13th https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v6_u0RgxPNcU Friday the 13th\u00a0is a complete maze. If you were looking for a simulator for what it\u2019s like to get lost in the middle of the woods, this one\u2019s for you. The layout is ridiculously confusing and you constantly have to run from one side of the map to the other to save kids from being killed by Jason. Getting there on time isn\u2019t even very helpful because once you face off against Jason, he is practically invincible (just like in the movies) and you just end up being murdered too. 8. Top Gun https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v00YdLsmcBJE Top Gun\u00a0is a tough game. You spend most of your time in each level shooting down planes and dodging incoming missiles. Then the tough part arrives. In order to end each level, you must land your fighter jet on an aircraft carrier. This is close to impossible as it requires inputting a series of commands perfectly while flying through the air. I personally have only done this twice, despite owning the game for more than twenty years. Check out how excited the dudes in the video are when they somehow manage to do it. It\u2019s like they won the lottery. 9.Golden Axe https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v7VRP_mg8PtM A great co-op arcade game that was ported to several consoles,\u00a0Golden Axe\u00a0is a lot of fun but seriously frustrating. Due to the game\u2019s design, you have to be on the exact same plane of what I guess we\u2019ll call existence to land a blow. On top of that, the bosses are near-invulnerable and even if you charge up your magic to full power, the bosses will shrug off your lightning bolts like dust on their shoulders. 10. Jurassic Park https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v0JrjR4ZD6rQ We hope you don\u2019t have anywhere to be for the next nine hours, because\u00a0Jurassic Parkhas no intention of letting you leave any time soon. The game requires you to traverse the entire island in one go with nothing even close to a map or compass to help you. On top of that, there are difficult first-person battles with raptors inside a maze of corridors. Even if you get through all this, you\u2019ll be treated to one of the worst endings in video game history: an aerial shot of an entirely featureless island with the JP logo slapped onto it. Hope it was worth it. 11. Silver Surfer https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vgvnRBywkUZ0 Watch the video. The Angry Video Game Nerd is a Youtuber who reviews old games and\u00a0Silver Surfer\u00a0is worthy of his rage. Pretty much the only thing in the game that doesn\u2019t kill the Silver Surfer is air. You can\u2019t touch a single thing and even the walls kill you. Plus, everything offs you in a single hit. This all despite the fact that in the Marvel universe, the Silver Surfer is one of the most powerful beings in the cosmos. Credits:\u00a0retromagzine Share this story on Facebook with your friends.