1991 in video gaming

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Console hardware releases[edit | edit source]

Nintendo[edit | edit source]

While Nintendo initially dominated the market with its' 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System, released in 1985, SEGA gained momentum when its' 16-bit Genesis machine hit the market in 1988. Facing loss of marketshare and an aging console, Nintendo reluctantly designed a new machine. Ten months after the Super Famicom was released in Japan, Nintendo replaced the Nintendo Entertainment System with the SNES in America. The system, which would go on to sell over 49 million units worldwide, included Super Mario World and retailed for US$199.

Notable software releases[edit | edit source]

Unknown dates:

The mega-popular fighting series receives an overhaul.

March:

The fourth Space Quest adventure sees Roger Wilco travel in time, both back to a prior game in the series and forward to a fictional future game.

June:

A fast-paced side-scrolling platformer, Sonic was designed as Sega's new mascot to steal thunder from rival Nintendo's Mario character.

July:

This Japanese RPG finds Cecil Harvey uncovering a plot to steal the Crystals of the world.

August:

The wildly-popular city-building simulation receives a release for the new home console.
New to the classic Mario series were Yoshi and the Super Feather, a Raccoon Suit-like powerup giving Mario a cape and allowing him to fly.
Shadow Warriors was the European release of Ninja Gaiden.
The final chapter of the Super Mario Bros. saga to grace the NES is released in Europe.

November:

Beat 'em up action on the go was the focus of this Sega release.
A spin-off of Golden Axe, this hybrid adventure/action RPG was seen as a refined clone of Zelda II, featuring random battles with a side-scrolling perspective.

Video game releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s) Platform(s)
'Nam 1965-1975 1991 Video Game United Kingdom Atari ST, Amiga, MS-DOS
1941: Counter Attack August 23, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine SuperGrafx
1943 Kai March 22, 1991 Video Game Japan PC Engine
64th Street: A Detective Story 1991 Video Game Japan Arcade
64th Street: A Detective Story 1991 Video Game North America Arcade
688 Attack Sub 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
Abrams Battle Tank 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
Acrobat Mission 1991 Video Game Japan Arcade
Action 52 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
ActRaiser November, 1991 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Advanced Daisenryaku June 17, 1991 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes of the Lance March 8, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes of the Lance 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: Hillsfar March 21, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: Pool of Radiance July 28, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Adventure Island II April 26, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Adventure Island II February, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Adventures of Lolo February 21, 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Adventures of Lolo 2 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Adventures of Lolo 3 September, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Ah Eikou No Koshien April, 1991 Video Game Japan Arcade
Air Rescue 1991 Video Game North America Arcade
Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Aldynes February 23, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine SuperGrafx
Alien Breed 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Alien Storm June 28, 1991 Video Game Japan Genesis
Alien Storm 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
American Gladiators October, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Andre Panza Kick Boxing 1991 Video Game International TurboGrafx-16
Another World 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Arctic Adventure October 9, 1991 Video Game North America DOS
Arcus Odyssey June 14, 1991 Video Game International Mega Drive
Arlington Horse Racing 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Armadillo August 9, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Armed Police Unit Gallop 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
ASO II: Last Guardian 1991 Video Game North America Neo Geo
Astérix (1991) 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Asylum (1991) 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Atomic Punk May 5, 1991 Video Game North America Game Boy
Atomic Punk 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Aussie Rules Footy 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Avenging Spirit 1991 Video Game International Arcade
Ax Battler 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bahamut Senki March 9, 1991 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
Bakushou!! Jinsei Gekijou 2 March 22, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Bakushou!! Jinsei Gekijou 3 December 20, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Ballistix December 13, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Banana Prince December 20, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Barbie December 31, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Barker Bill's Trick Shooting June 27, 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Bart Simpson's Escape from Camp Deadly 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Base Wars June, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Baseball Stars Professional July 1, 1991 Video Game International Neo Geo AES
Bases Loaded 3 September, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bases Loaded 4 November 22, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Batman: Return of the Joker December 20, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Batman: Return of the Joker December, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Batman: Revenge of the Joker December 20, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Battle City August 9, 1991 Video Game Japan Game Boy
BattleGrid October 31, 1991 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Battletoads December 20, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Battletoads June, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Beetlejuice 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Big Karnak 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Big Nose the Caveman 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bigfoot January 24, 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Bill and Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure December, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bill Elliot's NASCAR Challenge 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Black Heart 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Blade Master 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Blaster Master April 25, 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Blaster Master Jr. August 23, 1991 Video Game Japan Game Boy
Blaster Master Jr. 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Block Block October, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Blue Shadow July 21, 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Blue Shadow January, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bo Jackson Baseball 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bomberman (1990) 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bomberman II June 28, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Bomberman II 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Bonk's Revenge July 18, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Bonk's Revenge 1991 Video Game North America TurboGrafx-16
Bubble Bath Babes 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bubble Bobble 1991 Video Game Europe GB
Bubble Bobble March, 1991 Video Game North America Game Boy
Bubblegum Crash December 6, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Burning Fight August 9, 1991 Video Game Japan Arcade
Cadash January 18, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Cadash 1991 Video Game North America TurboGrafx-16
California Games 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
Captain America and the Avengers 1991 Video Game North America Arcade
Captain Commando November, 1991 Video Game Japan Arcade
Captain Commando 1991 Video Game North America Arcade
Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge July 12, 1991 Video Game Japan Game Boy
Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge August, 1991 Video Game North America Game Boy
Castlevania: The Adventure 1991 Video Game Europe Game Boy
Champions Forever Boxing 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Championship Bowling February 8, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Chase H.Q. 1991 Video Game North America Master System, Game Gear
Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers December 12, 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Circus Lido April 6, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Cobra II: Densetsu no Otoko June 7, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Cocoron 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Columns March 29, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Columns 1991 Video Game North America Game Gear
Conan: The Mysteries of Time February, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Coryoon November 29, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Cowboy Kid September 13, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Crackout 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Crystal Warriors 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
CuBiC 1991 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
D. D. Crew June, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Darius Twin March 29, 1991 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Darius Twin 1991 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Darkman 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Davis Cup Tennis 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Days of Thunder April 25, 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Dead Moon 1991 Video Game North America TurboGrafx 16
Death Race 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Defender of the Crown 1991 Video Game Europe Atari ST
Defender of the Crown July 25, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Desert Assault 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Detana‼ TwinBee February 28, 1991 Video Game Japan Arcade
Dick Tracy (1991) 1991 Video Game North America Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment System
Digger T. Rock: Legend of the Lost City 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Double Axle 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone February 22, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone February, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Dr. Mario July 27, 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Dragon Egg September 27, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Dragon Fighter 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Dragon Saber December 27, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Dragon's Lair (1990) September 20, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Drakkhen 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Duke Nukem July 1, 1991 Video Game North America DOS
Earnest Evans December, 1991 Video Game Japan Mega CD
Earth Defense Force October 25, 1991 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Earth Defense Force 1991 Video Game North America Arcade
El Viento September 20, 1991 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
El Viento 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
Eliminator Boat Duel November, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Elite 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Extra Innings August 9, 1991 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Eye of the Beholder 1991 Video Game North America DOS
F-Zero August 31, 1991 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
F1 Circus '91 July 12, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Factory Panic June 21, 1991 Video Game Japan Game Gear
Factory Panic 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Family Feud May, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Famista '92 December 20, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger June, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Fatal Fury: King of Fighters November 19, 1991 Video Game North America Undefined
Fighting Run November 29, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Final Fantasy Adventure 1991 Video Game North America Game Boy
Final Fantasy IV July 19, 1991 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Final Fantasy IV 1991 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Final Fantasy IV Easy Type October 29, 1991 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Final Fantasy Legend II November 1, 1991 Video Game North America Game Boy
Final Fantasy Legend III December 13, 1991 Video Game Japan Game Boy
Final Fight September, 1991 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Final Match Tennis March 1, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Final Soldier July 5, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Fire Hawk 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Flight of the Intruder May, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Flying Warriors February, 1991 Video Game North America NES
Fortified Zone 1991 Video Game Europe GB
Fortified Zone February 26, 1991 Video Game Japan GB
Fortified Zone September, 1991 Video Game North America GB
Fuji Golf 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Fun House January, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Galaxy 5000 February, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Galaxy Force II August 12, 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
Game Boy Wars 1991 Video Game Japan Game Boy
Gateway to the Savage Frontier 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Genji Tsuushin Amedama December 13, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Gobliiins 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Godzilla: Monster of Monsters! 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Golden Axe II December 27, 1991 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
Golden Axe II December 26, 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
Golden Axe Warrior 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Golf Grand Slam January 31, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Golf Grand Slam August 27, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Gradius November 15, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Gun Nac September 1, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Hal's Hole in One Golf February 23, 1991 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Hal's Hole in One Golf September, 1991 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Hana Taka Daka August 9, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Hangman (1991) 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Hard Drivin' 1991 Video Game Europe Mega Drive
Hard Drivin' 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
Hard Drivin' 1991 Video Game International Atari Lynx
Hatris May 24, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Hiryuu no Ken Special: Fighting Wars 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Home Alone 1991 Video Game Europe Amiga
Home Alone 1991 Video Game North America MS-DOS
Hyper Zone August 31, 1991 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Hyper Zone September, 1991 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Hyperoid 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Impossamole 1991 Video Game North America TurboGrafx 16
Inindo: Way of the Ninja 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu January 18, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
JigSawed 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Joe & Mac December 31, 1991 Video Game International Undefined
John Madden Football '92 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
John Madden Football (1990) November, 1991 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
John Madden Football II 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters November, 1991 Video Game North America Game Boy
King of Kings: The Early Years 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Klotski 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Knights of the Round January, 1991 Video Game Japan Arcade
Knights of the Round November 27, 1991 Video Game North America Arcade
L'Empereur May 23, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Lagoon December 12, 1991 Video Game Japan Undefined
Legend of Hero Tonma March 13, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Legend of Hero Tonma 1991 Video Game North America TurboGrafx 16
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows, MS-DOS, Mac OS, Amiga
Lemmings 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Life and Death II: The Brain 1991 Video Game North America DOS
Life Force December 6, 1991 Video Game Japan PC Engine
LifeGenesis 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Linus Spacehead 1991 Video Game Europe Master System
Linus Spacehead 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Little Ninja Brothers 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Lord Monarch 1991 Video Game Japan NEC PC-9801
Lost Admiral Returns January 20, 1991 Video Game Australia Microsoft Windows
Lost Admiral Returns January 20, 1991 Video Game Europe Microsoft Windows
Lost Admiral Returns January 18, 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Low G Man: The Low Gravity Man 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
M.C. Kids 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Magical Chase November 15, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Magical Chase 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Mashou Denki La Valeur March 22, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Maths Dragons 1991 Video Game International Amiga, Atari ST
Mega Man 4 December 6, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge July 26, 1991 Video Game Japan Game Boy
Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge December, 1991 Video Game North America Game Boy
Mermaids of Atlantis 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Metal Slader Glory August 30, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Metal Stoker July 12, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Metal Storm February, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Metroid II: Return of Samus November, 1991 Video Game North America Game Boy
Microsoft FreeCell 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra 1991 Video Game North America DOS
Morita Shougi PC September 27, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Moto Roader II March 29, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Neutopia II September 27, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Neutopia II 1991 Video Game North America TurboGrafx-16
NHL Hockey 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Night Creatures 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Niko Niko Pun December 13, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Ninja Gaiden August 15, 1991 Video Game Europe Undefined
Ninja Gaiden (Game Gear) 1991 Video Game North America Game Gear
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom June 21, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom August, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Obocchama-Kun March 15, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Off the Wall (1991) 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Oh No! More Lemmings 1991 Expansion Undefined Undefined
Operation C January 8, 1991 Video Game Japan Game Boy
Operation C February, 1991 Video Game North America Game Boy
Operation Neptune 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Operation Secret Storm 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Operation: Desert Storm November, 1991 Video Game North America Mac OS
Override January 8, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III February 15, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Parodius Da! -Shinwa kara Owarai e- April 5, 1991 Video Game Japan Game Boy
Pilotwings 1991 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Pipe Dream 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Pipe Mania 1991 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Pollux 1991 Video Game Asia Arcade
Power Blade March, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Power Eleven June 21, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Power Gate August 30, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Power League 4 August 9, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Pro Yakyuu World Stadium '91 March 21, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Puyo Puyo 1991 Video Game Japan Arcade
Puzzle Boy February 22, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Quackshot December, 1991 Video Game Europe Mega Drive
Quackshot December 20, 1991 Video Game Japan Master System
Quackshot December 19, 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
Quattro Adventure January, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Racing Tamashii July 19, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Raiden November 22, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Raiden 1991 Video Game North America TurboGrafx-16, Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Rampage 2: Universal Tour May 21, 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo 64
Rance 3 October, 1991 Video Game Japan Undefined
RattlerRace 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Rockin' Kats April 5, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Rockin' Kats September, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Rodent's Revenge 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Roger Clemens' MVP Baseball October, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Rolling Thunder 2 November 19, 1991 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
Rolling Thunder 2 November 18, 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II September 15, 1991 Video Game Japan Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II December 25, 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Scorched Earth 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Sengoku December 2, 1991 Video Game Japan Undefined
Shatterhand October 26, 1991 Video Game Japan Undefined
Shatterhand December, 1991 Video Game North America Undefined
Shining in the Darkness 1991 Video Game Australia Mega Drive
Shining in the Darkness 1991 Video Game Europe Mega Drive
Shining in the Darkness March 29, 1991 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
Shining in the Darkness August 6, 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
Shinobi 1991 Video Game North America Game Gear
Shockman April 26, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Shougi Shoshinsha Muyou November 29, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Sid Meier's Civilization 1991 Video Game North America MS-DOS, Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Silent Debuggers March 29, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Silent Debuggers 1991 Video Game North America TurboGrafx-16
SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Sinistron 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
SkiFree 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Skweek August 2, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Smart Ball September 13, 1991 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Smart Ball December, 1991 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos September 26, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Solvalou 1991 Video Game Japan Namco System 2
Somer Assault October 4, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Sonic the Hedgehog July, 1991 Video Game Europe Mega Drive
Sonic the Hedgehog July 26, 1991 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
Sonic the Hedgehog June 23, 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
Sonic the Hedgehog 1991 Video Game International Arcade
Sonic the Hedgehog December, 1991 Video Game Europe Game Gear
Sonic the Hedgehog December 28, 1991 Video Game Japan Game Gear
Sonic the Hedgehog December, 1991 Video Game North America Game Gear
Sonic the Hedgehog October 25, 1991 Video Game Europe Master System
Sonic the Hedgehog December 28, 1991 Video Game Japan Game Gear
Sonic the Hedgehog October 25, 1991 Video Game North America Master System
Space Harrier 1991 Video Game Europe Game Gear
Space Harrier December 28, 1991 Video Game Japan Game Gear
Space Harrier 1991 Video Game North America Game Gear
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers 1991 Video Game North America MS-DOS
Special Criminal Investigation January 25, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Spider-Man: The Video Game 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Spiral Wave December 13, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Star Control 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (NES) 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Starflight 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
Stones 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior 1991 Video Game Japan Arcade
Streets of Rage October 2, 1991 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
Strike Force 1991 Video Game North America Arcade
Super Castlevania IV October 31, 1991 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Super Castlevania IV December, 1991 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts November 28, 1991 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Mario Bros. 3 August 29, 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Mario World August 23, 1991 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Metal Crusher November 29, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Super Momotarou Dentetsu II December 20, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Super Ninja Boy December 28, 1991 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Super Spy Hunter September 27, 1991 Video Game Japan Famicom
Super Volleyball 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
Tale Spin 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Tale Spin 1991 Video Game North America TurboGrafx-16
Tank Force December, 1991 Video Game Japan Arcade
Tecmo Super Bowl 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project December 13, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Teki Paki 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Terminator 2: Judgment Day October 31, 1991 Video Game North America Undefined
TetraVex 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
The Addams Family 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
The Adventures of Bayou Billy January 24, 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
The Adventures of Rad Gravity 1991 Video Game Australia Nintendo Entertainment System
The Adventures of Rad Gravity May 30, 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
The Bard's Tale November, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
The Battle of Olympus September 26, 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
The Berlin Wall 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
The Blue Marlin December 27, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
The Blues Brothers 1991 Video Game North America DOS, Amiga, Atari ST
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 2 September, 1991 Video Game North America Game Boy
The Chessmaster September, 1991 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
The King of Dragons August 5, 1991 Video Game International Arcade
The Legend of The Mystical Ninja July 17, 1991 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past November 21, 1991 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
The Little Mermaid July, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
The Simpsons Arcade Game March 4, 1991 Video Game North America Undefined
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
The Untouchables January, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Thunder Spirits December 27, 1991 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
ThunderFox 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
Time Cruise November 8, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Times of Lore May, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Tiny Toon Adventures December 20, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Tiny Toon Adventures 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Titan March 15, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
ToeJam & Earl 1991 Video Game Europe Genesis
ToeJam & Earl 1991 Video Game North America Genesis
Tom and Jerry December, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Toshi Tensou Keikaku Eternal City April 12, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Totally Rad March, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Touchdown Fever February, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Treasure Master December, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Tricky Kick July 6, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
TriPeaks 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Trog September, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Trolls in Crazy Land 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Turrican 1991 Video Game North America TurboGrafx-16
Tut's Tomb 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
TV Sports Basketball 1991 Video Game North America TurboGrafx-16
TV Sports Football March 29, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
TV Sports Hockey 1991 Video Game North America TurboGrafx-16
Ultimate League Soccer 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Ultraman: Towards the Future April 6, 1991 Video Game Japan Undefined
Ultraman: Towards the Future 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Ultraman: Towards the Future (video game) April 6, 1991 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Ultraman: Towards the Future (video game) 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Uncharted Waters 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System, MSX
Uninvited June, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Uno (1999) 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Vapor Trail: Hyper Offence Formation 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Vendetta July, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Venice Beach Volleyball 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Vice: Project Doom November, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Videomation June, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Vimana 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Wacky Races (1991) December 25, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Warrior Blade: Rastan Saga Episode III 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Wayne Gretzky Hockey January, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Where's Waldo? 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Whomp 'Em 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Wizardry II: The Knight of Diamonds 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Wolverine 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap April 19, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap 1991 Video Game North America TurboGrafx 16
WordZap 1991 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
World Champ April, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
World Circuit October 19, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
World Jockey September 20, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Wrath of the Black Manta January 24, 1991 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth November, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
WWF WrestleFest June, 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
X-Men II: The Fall of the Mutants 1991 Video Game Japan DOS
Xexex 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Yo Bro 1991 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Yoshi (NES) December 14, 1991 Video Game Japan Family Computer
Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished July 19, 1991 Video Game Japan X68000
Zero4 Champ March 8, 1991 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Zombie Nation September, 1991 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System

Hardware releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s)
Game Gear 1991 Handheld Console Australia
Game Gear 1991 Handheld Console Europe
Game Gear 1991 Handheld Console North America
Mega-CD December 1, 1991 Peripheral Japan
Super Nintendo Entertainment System August 13, 1991 Home Console United States