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25 of the best 80s, 90s and 00s retro computer games to play during lockdown
As the coronavirus crisis keeps up confined to our homes, many of us are getting creative in our attempts to pass the time.
If you’re sick of the telly, had your fill of baking with the kids or need reminding of happier times, we can help.
Now is the perfect time to take your mind off the Covid-19 related doom and gloom by taking your old games console from your attic, shed, garage, cupboard or wherever it’s been gathering dust for years.
Once you’ve found it and dusted it off, you can play the games you’d forgotten you loved so much.
Here, 25 Daily Star writers have shared their favourite games for consoles including the N64, Sega Mega Drive, PS1 and Amiga 500.
If you’re lucky, you’ll have one just waiting to be plugged back in…
Duck Hunt (NES, 1984) – chosen by Dan Saunders
Sensible World of Soccer (Amiga 500, 1994) – chosen by Jon Livesey
The Simpsons: Hit & Run (PS2, 2003) – chosen by Sophie Blackman
Total Drivin (PS1, 1997) – chosen by Rich Jones
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge (Amiga 500, 1991) – chosen by Alex Wellman
Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe (Amiga 500, 1990) – chosen by James Wright
Gran Turismo 2 (PS1, 1999) – chosen by David Rivers
Crash Bandicoot (PS1, 1996) – chosen by Nick Bieber
Mario Kart 64 (N64, 1997) – chosen by Douglas Patient
Marathon (Mac OS, 1994) – chosen by Michael Moran
Spyro the Dragon (PS1, 1998) – chosen by Aaron Flanagan
Donkey Konga (GameCube, 2003) – chosen by Emma Parker
RuneScape (PC, 2001) – chosen by Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 (N64, 1997) – chosen by Andy Gilpin
Pro Evolution Soccer 3 (PS2, 2003) – chosen by Matt Clemenson
The Sims (PC, 2000) – chosen by Sophie Foster
ToeJam & Earl (Sega Mega Drive, 1991) – chosen by Rory McKeown
Street Fighter II (Sega Mega Drive, 1993) – chosen by Matt Lawless
Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Sega Mega Drive, 1994) – chosen by Dom Peppiatt
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (PS1, 1999) – chosen by Simon Green
DOOM (PC, 1993) – chosen by Anna Savva
Commander Keen (PC, 1990) – chosen by Sofie Jackson
Driver (PS1, 1999) – chosen by Gary Nicks
Pokemon Yellow (Game Boy, 1998) – chosen by Jack Wetherill