Top 5 Video Games Of The 1990s

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Scott Mercer, from self-described ‘indie power-pop delinquents’ Go Go Fish, relives his sunlight-deprived childhood with five of his favourite games of the 1990s that aren't ‘Ocarina Of Time’.

Why? Because it was the best and everyone knows it.

Donkey Kong Country 2 (SNES)

The first console game I ever owned. One of the finest 16-bit platformers with an incredible soundtrack by David Wise.

Thief: The Dark Project (PC)

Ridiculously ahead of its time, hugely influential stealth mechanics. Modern AAA-level designers should play the level 'The Sword' and weep at its ingenious trippiness.

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (N64)

This game was my introduction to the ‘Star Wars’ universe. I spent hours flying around in X-wings and snowspeeders blowing up every fighter and building in the level; mission objectives be damned!

Age Of Empires II (PC)

I only had one strategy: turtle down behind walls for three hours then unleash a dozen fully upgraded trebuchets. Needless to say, I sucked at faster-paced RTS games like ‘StarCraft’.

Jurassic Park (Mega Drive)

You got to play as the velociraptor!! Are you kidding me?!

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Brisbane natives Go Go Fish will launch their new single, ‘Guest List’, with an east-coast tour that starts on 2nd October.

Go Go Fish Tour Dates

Thu 2 Oct - Brighton Up Bar (Sydney)
Fri 3 Oct - Captain Cook Hotel (Sydney)
Sat 4 Oct - The White Horse (Sydney)
Fri 10 Oct - Revolver (Melbourne)
Sat 11 Oct - Tago Mago (Melbourne)
Fri 17 Oct - Byron Bay Brewery
Sat 18 Oct - Tupe Aloha (Gold Coast)
Sat 25 Oct - The Bearded Lady (Brisbane)  



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