The year is 1989 and Michael Keaton is Batman. It was the year when Motley Crue introduced us to Dr. Feelgood, The Simpsons debuted their first episode and both Sega and Nintendo released new hardware. But we're not here to about that time Harry met Sally, because today we're counting down Electronic Gaming Monthly's top reviewed games of 1989.
This is the start of a 16 week series where we'll alternate between the best and worst games from 1989 to 1996. It's a journey that will take us from the final days of the Nintendo Entertainment System, through the 16-bit era and all the way to the rise of the PlayStation, Saturn and Nintendo 64. We're going to cover a lot of ground, starting with 1989. This was Electronic Gaming Monthly's first year, which helps to explain why they only reviewed 52 games. Here are the ten best.
Featuring: Tommy Lasorda Baseball, Ghouls N Ghosts, The Legendary Axe, Tetris, Blazing Lazers, Adventures of Lolo, Ironsword, Mega Man II, Super Mario Land and Thunder Force II.