1994 in video gaming

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Events[edit | edit source]

  • 1994 — Nintendo calls this year "1994: The Year of the Cartridge".
  • March – Online gaming service, VGOL (Video Games On-Line) formed
  • April — Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) founded (name changed to the Entertainment Software Association in 2003); IDSA founds Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)
  • April 28 - Sega and MGM make a venture to create video games, movies, and television programs.
  • June 24 — The Computer Game Developers Association is formed by Ernest W. Adams.
  • November — Game Zero magazine drops their print format and becomes the first video game news magazine on the web.
  • November 10 — William Higinbotham, creator of Tennis for Two (1958), dies at 84.

Notable releases[edit | edit source]

  • Namco releases Point Blank.
  • Nintendo Australia Pty. Ltd, the Australian subsidiary of Nintendo Co., Ltd is established and opened by Hiroshi Yamauchi and effectively ends Mattel Australia's distribution of Nintendo's products throughout Australia.
  • Sunsoft releases The Death and Return of Superman on June 1, 1994
  • Namco releases Ridge Racer 2.
  • February 2 — Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Sega, Mega Drive/Genesis), introduced Knuckles the Echidna. Sonic & Knuckles was released on October 24, 1994. Sonic & Knuckles introduced "lock-on" gaming, allowing a player to connect Sonic 2 or 3 to the cartridge, which allowed the player to play these games as Knuckles. Sonic Triple Trouble was released on November 11, 1994
  • March 19 — Super Metroid (SNES), distributed on a 24-megabit cartridge (the largest of its time), called the "best game of all time" by Electronic Gaming Monthly in 2002.
  • December 9 — In an attempt to take on Sega's Virtua Fighter series, Namco releases its first 3-D fighting game Tekken in the arcade.
  • June 9 Shiny Entertainment releases Earthworm Jim
  • August 27 Nintendo releases Mother 2 for the Super Famicom in Japan, which was released almost a year later in North America on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System as EarthBound.
  • Mortal Kombat II is released for home consoles. It is the first Mortal Kombat title to contain blood and gore on Nintendo platforms.
  • Nintendo releases Rare's Donkey Kong Country (SNES), featuring distinctive 3D pre-rendered graphics. It was followed by several sequels.
  • Sierra On-Line releases the computer adventure game King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride which was the first in the series to use "SVGA" graphics.
  • Blizzard Entertainment releases the real-time strategy game Warcraft, which spawns a franchise and influences many later games.
  • Looking Glass Studios releases System Shock.
  • Bungie releases Marathon, one of the earliest original (non-ported) first-person shooters for the Macintosh.
  • Square Co. releases Final Fantasy VI (then known as Final Fantasy III in North America) for the SNES on April 2 in Japan and October 11 in North America.
  • Daytona USA (Sega, arcade game), a highly successful racing game noted for its advanced 3D graphics that included texture mapping
  • Wario's Woods, the last licensed game released for the NES in North America
  • Killer Instinct (Rare, arcade), the first arcade game with an internal hard disk, made extensive use of pre-rendered graphics
  • Rise of the Triad is released.
  • Origin Systems releases their most ambitious Wing Commander game yet, Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, based both around the space simulation gameplay and an interactive movie with big-name actors. They boast about it being the most expensive game developed, with a budget of $4 million USD.
  • LucasArts releases TIE Fighter. The same year sees the release of Rebel Assault, an innovative Star Wars interactive movie game.
  • id Software releases Doom II.
  • Sensible Software releases Sensible World of Soccer, regarded as the best Amiga game of all time by British Amiga magazine Amiga Power.
  • Epic Games releases Jazz Jackrabbit.
  • Sony Imagesoft releases Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse.
  • MicroProse releases X-COM: UFO Defense, the first installment in the X-COM series, and Master of Magic.
  • July 5 - Capcom releases Darkstalkers in an attempt to keep up with the wave of fighters that have come along since Street Fighter II. The game's EX meter, combined with the choice of horror movie monsters as characters, makes it a cult classic.
  • Sir-tech Software, Inc. releases turn-based tactics game Jagged Alliance, the first installment of Jagged Alliance series.
  • Raven software releases Heretic.

Hardware[edit | edit source]

  • Aiwa releases the CSD-GLM Mega Drive multimedia home console in Japan only
  • Bandai releases the Playdia multimedia home console
  • NEC releases the PC-FX multimedia home console
  • Sega:
    • introduces the North American cable TV Sega Channel in cooperation with Time Warner (AOL Time Warner); the subscription service provides Sega Genesis games via cable box to customers
    • releases the Sega 32X add-on for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in North America and Japan
    • releases the Sega Nomad handheld console in North America, a portable Sega Genesis.
    • releases the Sega Saturn home console in Japan
  • SNK releases the Neo Geo CD home console
  • Sony releases the PlayStation console in Japan on December 3
  • Nintendo releases the Super Game Boy adapter for the SNES home console

Business[edit | edit source]

  • Apogee establishes the 3D Realms Entertainment division.
  • Blizzard Entertainment is renamed from Silicon & Synapse.
  • Commodore goes out of business.
  • SSI sold to Mindscape
  • Alpex Computer Corp. v. Nintendo lawsuit: Alpex sues Nintendo over patent infringements. Nintendo loses the case.
    • Nintendo of America, Inc. v. Dragon Pacific Intern
  • Neversoft Entertainment is founded.

Video game releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s) Platform(s)
10 Pin Deluxe 1994 Video Game North America Arcade
21 Emon December 16, 1994 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
3 Ninjas Kick Back 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
3 Ninjas Kick Back 1994 Video Game North America SEGA CD
3 Ninjas Kick Back November, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
90 Minutes European Prime Goal 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
A/X-101 1994 Video Game North America SEGA CD
Ace Driver November, 1994 Video Game Japan Arcade
Acme Animation Factory 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Acme Animation Factory November, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
ActRaiser 2 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Addams Family Values 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Adventures of Willy Beamish 1994 Video Game North America SEGA CD
Adventures of Yogi Bear November 24, 1994 Video Game Europe Undefined
Adventures of Yogi Bear October 1, 1994 Video Game North America Undefined
Aero the Acro-Bat 2 April, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Aero the Acro-Bat 2 November, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Aerobiz Supersonic August, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis, Super Nintendo Entertainment System
After Armageddon November 11, 1994 Video Game Japan Mega-CD
Albert Odyssey 2: Jashin no Taidou December 22, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Alfred Chicken February, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Alien Carnage November 4, 1994 Video Game North America DOS
Alien vs. Predator (1994) October 20, 1994 Video Game North America Atari Jaguar
Alone in the Dark 1994 Video Game Europe 3DO
Alone in the Dark 1994 Video Game North America 3DO, macOS
Alone in the Dark October 21, 1994 Video Game Japan 3DO
Alone in the Dark 2 1994 Video Game Europe MS-DOS
Alone in the Dark 2 September 25, 1994 Video Game North America MS-DOS
Alone in the Dark 2 1994 Video Game Europe PC-9801
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West November, 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West August, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West July, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Android Assault: The Revenge of Bari-Arm 1994 Video Game Japan SEGA CD
Android Assault: The Revenge of Bari-Arm 1994 Video Game Japan Mega-CD
Animaniacs 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Animaniacs 1994 Video Game Europe Mega Drive
Animaniacs November, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Animaniacs May 14, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Aoki Densetsu Shoot! December 16, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Arcade Pool 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Art of Fighting 2 March 11, 1994 Video Game North America Neo-Geo
Art of Fighting 2 1994 Video Game North America Arcade
Art of Fighting 2 1994 Video Game North America Neo Geo CD
Art of Fighting 2 March 11, 1994 Video Game Japan Neo-Geo
Art of Fighting 2 February 3, 1994 Video Game Japan Arcade
Art of Fighting 2 December 21, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Art of Fighting 2 September 9, 1994 Video Game Japan Neo Geo CD
Bakuden Unbalance Zone April 22, 1994 Video Game Japan Mega-CD
Barkley Shut Up and Jam! June, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Baseball Stars 2 1994 Video Game North America Neo Geo CD
Basted October 21, 1994 Video Game Japan PC Engine-CD
BC Racers December, 1994 Video Game North America Sega CD
Beneath a Steel Sky March, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bill Walsh College Football 1994 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Bill Walsh College Football '95 June 1, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Bill Walsh College Football (1994) 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Blackthorne 1994 Video Game International SNES, DOS
Blake Stone: Planet Strike October 28, 1994 Video Game North America DOS
Blonde Justice August 9, 1994 Video Game North America 3DO
Bonk's Revenge 1994 Video Game North America Game Boy
Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Brain Lord August, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Brain Lord January 29, 1994 Video Game Japan SNES
Breath of Fire August 10, 1994 Video Game North America SNES
Breath of Fire II December 2, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Brutal: Paws of Fury October 1, 1994 Video Game Europe Mega Drive
Brutal: Paws of Fury 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Brutal: Paws of Fury 1994 Video Game North America Mega Drive
Bubble Bobble 1994 Video Game North America Game Gear
Bubble Bobble 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bubble Symphony 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tails 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Cannon Fodder 1994 Video Game Europe Sega Mega Drive, SNES
Capcom's Soccer Shootout 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Capcom's Soccer Shootout June, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Capcom's Soccer Shootout May 1, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Captain America and the Avengers 1994 Video Game North America Game Boy
Checkered Flag November 28, 1994 Video Game Europe Atari Jaguar
Checkered Flag November 28, 1994 Video Game North America Atari Jaguar
Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 September 29, 1994 Video Game Europe NES
Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 January, 1994 Video Game North America NES
Club Drive 1994 Video Game Jaguar Undefined
Cobra II: Densetsu no Otoko 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Corpse Killer 1994 Video Game North America SEGA CD, SEGA CD 32X, 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, Saturn, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS
Cosmic Carnage 1994 Video Game Japan Sega 32X
Crazy Cross July, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Cyberwar 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions April 28, 1994 Video Game Europe SNES
Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions September 30, 1994 Video Game Europe Game Boy
Daikaijū Monogatari 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Dangerous Streets 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Date Kimiko no Virtual Tennis May 13, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Demon's Crest 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Demon's Crest November, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Demon's Crest October 21, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Donkey Kong (1994) 1994 Video Game North America Game Boy Color
Donkey Kong Country November 24, 1994 Video Game Europe SNES
Donkey Kong Country November 25, 1994 Video Game North America SNES
Donkey Kong Country November 26, 1994 Video Game Japan SNES
DOOM 1994 Video Game North America Jaguar, 32X
DOOM II: Hell on Earth October 10, 1994 Video Game Europe MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows
DOOM II: Hell on Earth September 30, 1994 Video Game North America MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows
Double Dribble: The Playoff Edition March 4, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine July 26, 1994 Video Game Europe Master System
Dragon Knight 4 1994 Video Game Japan DOS, FM Towns, NEC PC-9801
Dragon View November, 1994 Video Game North America SNES
Dragon View August 26, 1994 Video Game Japan SNES
Dragon's Lair 1994 Video Game North America SEGA CD
Dragon's Lair January 1, 1994 Video Game North America CD-i
Dynamaite: The Las Vegas April 28, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Dynamite Headdy August 4, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Dynamite Headdy 1994 Video Game Brazil Master System
Dynamite Headdy August 5, 1994 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
Earthworm Jim August 5, 1994 Video Game Europe Mega Drive
Earthworm Jim October, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Earthworm Jim August 20, 1994 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
Elite Soccer August, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
ESPN Speed World 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Genesis
ESPN Sunday Night NFL August 1, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
ESPN Sunday Night NFL November, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Eye of the Beholder April, 1994 Video Game North America SNES
FIFA 95 July 8, 1994 Video Game Europe Mega Drive
FIFA International Soccer 1994 Video Game North America Game Gear
FIFA International Soccer Championship Edition 1994 Video Game Europe Mega CD
FIFA International Soccer Championship Edition 1994 Video Game North America SEGA CD
FIFA Soccer 95 November 10, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Fight Fever June 28, 1994 Video Game International Undefined
Final Fantasy I•II February 27, 1994 Bundle Japan Family Computer
Final Fantasy VI November 2, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Final Fantasy VI April 2, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo January 21, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
First Queen March 11, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
First Queen: Ornic Senki March 11, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Flashback: The Quest for Identity November, 1994 Video Game North America Sega CD
Fun 'N Games 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Fun 'N Games 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Gex 1994 Video Game Europe 3DO
Gex November 16, 1994 Video Game North America 3DO
Gokujō Parodius! ~Kako no Eikō o Motomete~ April 26, 1994 Video Game Japan Arcade
Gokujō Parodius! ~Kako no Eikō o Motomete~ November 11, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Gokujō Parodius! ~Kako no Eikō o Motomete~ December 3, 1994 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Golf Magazine Presents: 36 Great Holes Starring Fred Couples 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Gon November 11, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Goof Troop July 22, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
GP-1: Part II June 15, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertaiment System
GP-1: Part II November 18, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Guardian War May 6, 1994 Video Game North America 3D0
Guardian War August 11, 1994 Video Game Japan 3DO
Highlander: The Last of the Macleods 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Illusion of Gaia January 1, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Iron Soldier 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
İstanbul Efsaneleri: Lale Savaşçıları 1994 Video Game TR Amiga
J.League Soccer Prime Goal 3 August 4, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Jagged Alliance June 2, 1994 Video Game International DOS
Jammit November, 1994 Video Game North America SNES
Jammit 1994 Video Game North America 3DO, Genesis
Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics April, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics February 18, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
JumpStart Kindergarten (1994) 1994 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows, Mac OS
Jurassic Park Interactive May 10, 1994 Video Game United States 3DO
Jurassic Park Interactive December 2, 1994 Video Game Japan 3DO
Kasumi Ninja 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Killer Instinct 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Kirby's Dream Course September 21, 1994 Video Game Japan SNES
Knights 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Lethal Enforcers January, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Lethal Enforcers March 11, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Lethal Enforcers II: Gunfighters 1994 Video Game North America Arcade, Genesis
Lethal Enforcers II: Gunfighters November 24, 1994 Video Game North America Sega CD
Live A Live September 2, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Lode Runner: The Legend Returns 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Lunar: Eternal Blue December 21, 1994 Video Game Japan Mega-CD
Madden NFL '94 February 18, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Madden NFL '95 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Mario's Time Machine 1994 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Mega Bomberman 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Mega Man Soccer April 6, 1994 Video Game Europe SNES
Mega Man Soccer March 25, 1994 Video Game North America SNES
Mega Man Soccer April 6, 1994 Video Game Australia SNES
Mega Man Soccer February 17, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Mega Man X January, 1994 Video Game North America SNES
Mega Man X2 December 14, 1994 Video Game North America SNES
Mega Man X2 December 16, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Megami Paradise September 30, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Metal Marines 1994 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Metal Marines November 18, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Metaltech: EarthSiege July 1, 1994 Video Game North America DOS
Michael Andretti's Indy Car Challenge 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
MLBPA Baseball March, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Genesis, Game Gear
Monster Max December, 1994 Video Game Europe Game Boy
Mortal Kombat II 1994 Video Game Europe Master System
Mortal Kombat II 1994 Video Game North America Amiga, Game Boy, Genesis, Game Gear, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, 32X, MS-DOS
Motocross Championship 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Mr. Nutz 1994 Video Game Europe Mega Drive, Game Boy
Mr. Nutz 1994 Video Game North America Game Boy
Mr. Nutz October 10, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
NBA Jam Tournament Edition 1994 Video Game North America Arcade
NBA Live 95 December 3, 1994 Video Game North America Undefined
Need for Speed August 31, 1994 Video Game North America 3DO
NFL Quarterback Club 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
NHL 95 November, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Night Trap 1994 Video Game North America Sega CD 32X
Night Trap 1994 Video Game North America 3DO
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos October 27, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Obitus September, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen 1994 Video Game International Super Nintendo Entertainment System
One Must Fall 2097 June 15, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
OutRunners June 14, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
OutRunners May 13, 1994 Video Game Japan Genesis
Panic Bomber March 1, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Panzer General 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Parodius Da! -Shinwa kara Owarai e- December 3, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium 1994 Video Game North America Genesis, Mega Drive
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure November, 1994 Video Game North America SNES
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure 1994 Video Game North America Genesis, Sega CD
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties 1994 Video Game North America 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, Microsoft Windows
Pocky & Rocky 2 1994 Video Game Europe SNES
Pocky & Rocky 2 November, 1994 Video Game North America SNES
Pocky & Rocky 2 June 17, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Primal Rage 1994 Video Game North America Arcade
Puzzle Bobble June, 1994 Video Game Japan Arcade
Quarantine 1994 Video Game North America MS-DOS
Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness September, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
R-Type III: The Third Lightning 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
R-Type III: The Third Lightning August 2, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Raiden 1994 Video Game North America Atari Jaguar
Raptor: Call of the Shadows April 1, 1994 Video Game North America DOS
Record of Lodoss War March 20, 1994 Video Game Japan Sega CD
Revengers of Vengeance 1994 Video Game North America SEGA CD
Revengers of Vengeance April 15, 1994 Video Game Japan Mega CD
Ridge Racer December 3, 1994 Video Game Japan PlayStation
Rise of the Robots 1994 Video Game North America Undefined
Rockman Mega World October 21, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Rocko's Modern Life: Spunky's Dangerous Day April 1, 1994 Video Game North America SNES
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire February, 1994 Video Game Japan NEC PC-9801
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire December 9, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
SeaQuest DSV 1994 Video Game Europe Genesis
SeaQuest DSV 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
SeaQuest DSV (Game Boy) 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Sensible Golf 1994 Video Game North America Amiga, Microsoft Windows
Seven Card Stud Poker July, 1994 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Shien's Revenge October, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Shien's Revenge April 8, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Shin Megami Tensei February 25, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Shin Megami Tensei II March 18, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Shootout at Old Tucson 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Sid Meier's Colonization January 1, 1994 Video Game International DOS
Snatcher December 15, 1994 Video Game Europe Sega CD
Snatcher December 15, 1994 Video Game North America Sega CD
Sonic & Knuckles October 19, 1994 Video Game Europe Genesis, Mega Drive
Sonic & Knuckles October 17, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis, Mega Drive
Sonic & Knuckles October 18, 1994 Video Game Japan Genesis, Mega Drive
Sonic 3 February 24, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Sonic 3 May 27, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 February 2, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Sonic Triple Trouble November, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Sonic Triple Trouble October 15, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Sonic Triple Trouble November 11, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Space Ace 1994 Video Game North America Sega CD
Space Harrier 1994 Video Game Asia 32X
Space Harrier 1994 Video Game Australia 32X
Space Harrier December 3, 1994 Video Game Japan 32X
Speed Racer in My Most Dangerous Adventures November, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Spin Master February 18, 1994 Video Game Japan Arcade
SSN-21 Seawolf 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy - Starship Bridge Simulator December, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Echoes From The Past 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Echoes from the Past 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Echoes From The Past 1994 Video Game North America Genesis, Game Gear
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Echoes from the Past 1994 Video Game North America Genesis, Game Gear
Star Wars Arcade December 2, 1994 Video Game North America 32X
Streets of Rage 3 March 17, 1994 Video Game United States Undefined
Streets of Rage 3 March 18, 1994 Video Game Japan Undefined
Sub-Terrania 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Super 3D Noah's Ark December 31, 1994 Video Game International Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Bomberman 2 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Super Bomberman 2 April 28, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Super Famista 3 April 4, 1994 Video Game Japan SNES
Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special December 22, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Super International Cricket 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Jinsei Game (series) March 18, 1994 Series Japan Super Famicom
Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World December, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Super Metroid July 28, 1994 Video Game Europe SNES
Super Metroid April 18, 1994 Video Game North America SNES
Super Metroid March 19, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back February 24, 1994 Video Game Europe SNES
System Shock September 22, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
System Shock December 23, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
T-Mek 1994 Video Game North America Arcade
Taito Power Goal 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Ten Thousand 1994 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
The Addams Family 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
The Adventures of Batman & Robin 1994 Video Game North America Genesis, Game Gear, SEGA CD, Super Nintendo Entertainment System
The Chaos Engine March, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
The Elder Scrolls: Arena 1994 Video Game Europe DOS
The Elder Scrolls: Arena 1994 Video Game North America DOS
The Great Battle IV December 17, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
The Horde 1994 Video Game Europe DOS
The Horde April, 1994 Video Game North America 3DO
The Horde 1994 Video Game North America DOS
The Horde July 23, 1994 Video Game Japan 3DO
The Incredible Hulk (1994) August, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
The King of Dragons April, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
The King of Dragons March 4, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
The King of Fighters '94 August 25, 1994 Video Game Japan Arcade
The Legend of The Mystical Ninja 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain July 14, 1994 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows, macOS
The Pagemaster 1994 Video Game International Mega Drive
The San Diego Zoo Presents... The Animals! - A True Multimedia Experience June 1, 1994 Video Game North America SEGA CD
Theme Park 1994 Video Game Europe Amiga
Theme Park 1994 Video Game North America 3DO, DOS
Tiny Toon Adventures: Wacky Sports Challenge 1994 Video Game Europe Game Boy
Tiny Toon Adventures: Wacky Sports Challenge 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Tiny Toon Adventures: Wacky Sports Challenge December, 1994 Video Game North America Game Boy
Tiny Toon Adventures: Wacky Sports Challenge September 30, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Tiny Toon Adventures: Wacky Sports Challenge November 25, 1994 Video Game Japan Game Boy
TNN Bass Tournament of Champions November, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
TNN Bass Tournament of Champions September 22, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Tokimeki Memorial May 27, 1994 Video Game Japan Undefined
Tommy Moe's Winter Extreme: Skiing & Snowboarding April 28, 1994 Video Game Europe SNES
Tommy Moe's Winter Extreme: Skiing & Snowboarding June, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Tommy Moe's Winter Extreme: Skiing & Snowboarding December 16, 1994 Video Game Japan SNES
Troy Aikman NFL Football 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Genesis, Jaguar
UFO: Enemy Unknown 1994 Video Game North America Amiga, DOS
Uncharted Waters: New Horizons 1994 Video Game North America NEC PC-9801, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Genesis
Uniracers June 1, 1994 Video Game North America SNES
Val D'isére Skiing and Snowboarding 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Vay: Ryuusei no Yoroi April 14, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Virtua Fighter November 22, 1994 Video Game Japan Saturn
Virtua Racing March 16, 1994 Video Game Europe Mega Drive
Virtua Racing March 14, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Virtua Racing March 18, 1994 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
Virtua Racing Deluxe December 14, 1994 Video Game Europe 32X
Virtua Racing Deluxe December 12, 1994 Video Game North America 32X
Virtua Racing Deluxe December 16, 1994 Video Game Japan 32X
Vortex September, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Vortex December 12, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans November 24, 1994 Video Game North America DOS, Mac OS
Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman! November, 1994 Video Game North America GB
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 May 13, 1994 Video Game Europe Game Boy
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 February 7, 1994 Video Game North America Game Boy
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 January 21, 1994 Video Game Japan Game Boy
Wario's Woods December 10, 1994 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Wario's Woods February 19, 1994 Video Game Japan Famicom, Super Famicom
Warlock 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Wing War 1994 Video Game International Arcade
Wolfenstein 3D 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
World Cup USA '94 1994 Video Game North America Genesis, SEGA CD, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Master System, DOS, Amiga, Game Gear, Game Boy
WWF Raw January 24, 1994 Video Game North America Game Boy
WWF Raw November, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis, SNES
X-Kaliber 2097 February, 1994 Video Game North America SNES
X-Kaliber 2097 February 11, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
X-Men: Children of the Atom December, 1994 Video Game International Arcade
Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Kaiba the Revenge April 7, 1994 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Zed Blade 1994 Video Game North America Arcade
Zed Blade September 13, 1994 Video Game Japan Arcade
Zero 4 Champ RR July 22, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II March, 1994 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Zombies Ate My Neighbors January 27, 1994 Video Game Europe Mega Drive, Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Zool January, 1994 Video Game North America SNES

Hardware releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s)
32X November 21, 1994 Peripheral North America
32X December 3, 1994 Peripheral Japan
CDX March, 1994 Console North America
Genesis Model 2 1994 Home Console North America
Mega Jet March 10, 1994 Handheld Console Japan
Multi-Mega 1994 Console Europe
PC-Engine Arcade Card 1994 Peripheral Japan
Playdia 1994 Console Japan
PlayStation December 3, 1994 Home Console Japan
Saturn November 22, 1994 Home Console Japan
Super Game Boy 1994 Cartridge and Peripheral North America