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 June 1, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
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 Fighters November, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Aero Fighters 2 July 18, 1994 Video Game International Arcade
Aero the Acro-Bat 2 April, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Aerobiz Supersonic August, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis, Super Nintendo Entertainment System
After Armageddon November 11, 1994 Video Game Japan Mega-CD
Al Unser Jr.'s Road to the Top November, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Albert Odyssey 2: Jashin no Taidou December 22, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Alfred Chicken February, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Alien Breed Tower Assault 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
Alien³ 1994 Video Game North America Game Gear
Alone in the Dark 1994 Video Game Europe 3DO Interactive Multiplayer
Alone in the Dark 1994 Video Game North America 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, Mac OS
Alone in the Dark October 21, 1994 Video Game Japan 3DO Interactive Multiplayer
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 3 1994 Video Game Europe MS-DOS
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
Andre Agassi Tennis May, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Andre Agassi Tennis March 31, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Android Assault: The Revenge of Bari-Arm 1994 Video Game Japan SEGA CD
Angelique September 23, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Animaniacs 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Animaniacs November, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Aoki Densetsu Shoot! December 16, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Arcade Pool 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Armored Warriors October 11, 1994 Video Game Europe Arcade
Armored Warriors October 24, 1994 Video Game North America Arcade
Armored Warriors October, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Art of Fighting 2 March 11, 1994 Video Game North America Neo-Geo
Art of Fighting 2 March 11, 1994 Video Game Japan Neo-Geo
ASO II: Last Guardian 1994 Video Game North America Neo Geo CD
AV Girl Mahjong July 20, 1994 Video Game North America 3DO Interactive Multiplayer
Bakuden Unbalance Zone April 22, 1994 Video Game Japan Mega-CD
Barkley Shut Up and Jam! June, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Baseball Stars 02 1994 Video Game North America Neo Geo CD
Basted October 21, 1994 Video Game Japan PC Engine-CD
Battletoads (1994) 1994 Video Game NA] Arcade
Battletoads in Battlemaniacs January 7, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
BC Racers December, 1994 Video Game North America Sega CD
Beneath a Steel Sky March, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Biker Mice from Mars January, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bill Walsh College Football 1994 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Bill Walsh College Football 1995 June 1, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Bill Walsh College Football (1994) 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Blackthorne 1994 Video Game International Super Nintendo Entertainment System, DOS
Blake Stone: Planet Strike October 28, 1994 Video Game North America DOS
Blonde Justice August 9, 1994 Video Game North America 3DO
Blood Warrior 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
BloodStorm 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bomberman: Panic Bomber December 22, 1994 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Bonk's Revenge 1994 Video Game North America Game Boy
Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Brain Lord August, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Brain Lord January 29, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Breath of Fire August 10, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Breath of Fire II December 2, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Brett Hull Hockey January, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Brutal: Paws of Fury October 1, 1994 Video Game Europe Mega Drive
Brutal: Paws of Fury 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Bubble Bobble 1994 Video Game North America Game Gear
Bubble Bobble 1994 Video Game Saudi Arabia Master System
Bubble Symphony 1994 Video Game North America Arcade
Bubsy II 1994 Video Game North America Game Boy, Genesis
Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tails 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bugs Bunny Rabbit Rampage September 29, 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Bugs Bunny Rabbit Rampage February, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Bugs Bunny Rabbit Rampage June 24, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Burn: Cycle 1994 Video Game North America CD-i, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows
Burning Fight September 9, 1994 Video Game Japan Neo Geo CD
Cannon Fodder 1994 Video Game Europe Mega Drive, Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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
Castlevania: Bloodlines March 20, 1994 Video Game Europe Mega Drive
Castlevania: Bloodlines March 17, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Castlevania: Bloodlines march 18, 1994 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
Champions World Class Soccer 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Champions World Class Soccer March 25, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Checkered Flag November 28, 1994 Video Game Europe Atari Jaguar
Checkered Flag November 28, 1994 Video Game North America Atari Jaguar
Chester Cheetah: Wild Wild Quest March, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 September 29, 1994 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 January, 1994 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
ClayFighter May 26, 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
ClayFighter 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Club Drive 1994 Video Game North America Atari Jaguar
Cobra II: Densetsu no Otoko 1994 Video Game North America Sega CD
Combat Cars 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
Daikaijū Monogatari 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Dangerous Streets 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Darius Gaiden October, 1994 Video Game Japan Arcade
Dark Wizard 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
Dennis the Menace 1994 Video Game North America Game Boy
Disney's Aladdin 1994 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Donkey Kong (1994) 1994 Video Game North America Game Boy Color
Donkey Kong Country November 24, 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Donkey Kong Country November 25, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Donkey Kong Country November 26, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
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 Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone November 24, 1994 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone 1994 Video Game Australia Nintendo Entertainment System
Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls August 1, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Double Dribble: The Playoff Edition March 4, 1994 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
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 Master 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
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
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
EarthBound August 27, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
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
Elevator Action Returns 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Elite Soccer August, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Equinox March 25, 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Equinox March, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
ESPN Baseball Tonight November, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
ESPN Baseball Tonight May 1, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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
Eye of the Beholder April, 1994 Video Game North America SNES
Fatal Fury 2 April, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Fatal Fury 2 March 12, 1994 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
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: Genealogy of the Holy War 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo January 21, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
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
Formation Soccer on J League January 15, 1994 Video Game Japan PC-Engine
Fun 'N Games 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Gex 1994 Video Game Europe 3DO
Gex November 16, 1994 Video Game North America 3DO
Godzilla: Monster War December 9, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Gokujō Parodius! ~Kako no Eikō o Motomete~ April 26, 1994 Video Game Japan Arcade
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 Japan Super Famicom
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
Hagane: The Final Conflict 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Hagane: The Final Conflict November 18, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Hardball III June, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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
Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures October 11, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
International Superstar Soccer 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
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 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Jazz Jackrabbit August 1, 1994 Video Game International DOS
Jimmy Connors Pro Tennis Tour October 27, 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Jimmy Connors Pro Tennis Tour 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Jimmy Connors Pro Tennis Tour October 27, 1994 Video Game Australia Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics April, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics February 18, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
JumpStart Kindergarten (1994) 1994 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows, Mac OS
Jurassic Park (1994) 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues December 9, 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Jurassic Park Interactive May 10, 1994 Video Game United States 3DO
Jurassic Park Interactive December 2, 1994 Video Game Japan 3DO
Kaiser Knuckle July, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Kamaitachi no Yoru November 25, 1994 Video Game Japan Undefined
Kasumi Ninja 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Kid Klown in Crazy Chase 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Kid Klown in Crazy Chase October 21, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Killer Instinct 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride November 23, 1994 Video Game North America Undefined
Kirby's Dream Course September 21, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Knights 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Knights of the Round April, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Knights of the Round June 10, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Lemmings August 6, 1994 Video Game Japan 3DO
Lethal Enforcers January, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Lethal Enforcers March 11, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Lethal Enforcers II: Gunfighters 1994 Video Game North America Arcade, Genesis
Live A Live September 2, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Lode Runner: The Legend Returns 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Lord Monarch June 24, 1994 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
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 6 March, 1994 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
Mega Man Soccer April 6, 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Mega Man Soccer March 25, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Mega Man Soccer April 6, 1994 Video Game Australia Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Mega Man Soccer February 17, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Mega Man X January, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Mega Man X2 December 14, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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
Mobile Suit Gundam: EX Revue 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Monster Max December, 1994 Video Game Europe Game Boy
Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
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 '94 March 31, 1994 Video Game Europe Undefined
NHL 95 November, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Night Trap 1994 Video Game North America Sega CD 32X
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos October 27, 1994 Video Game Europe Undefined
Novastorm 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 North America MS-DOS
Operation Wolf 3 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
OutRunners June 14, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
OutRunners May 13, 1994 Video Game Japan Genesis
Pac-In-Time 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures April 6, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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 Japan PlayStation
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 Super Nintendo Entertainment System, [[]]
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
Point Blank 1994 Video Game International Arcade
Point Blank 2 1994 Video Game International Arcade
Power Piggs of the Dark Age 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
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
Raiden DX 1994 Video Game Japan Arcade
Raptor: Call of the Shadows April 1, 1994 Video Game North America DOS
Realmz 1994 Video Game North America Mac OS
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
Ridge Racer 2 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Rise of the Robots 1994 Video Game North America Undefined
RoboCop Versus The Terminator August, 1994 Video Game North America Game Boy
Rock N' Roll Racing 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Rock N' Roll Racing January 3, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Rockman Mega World October 21, 1994 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
Rocko's Modern Life: Spunky's Dangerous Day April 1, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire February, 1994 Video Game Japan NEC PC-9801
Samurai Shodown II October 28, 1994 Video Game International Neo Geo
seaQuest DSV 1994 Video Game Europe Mega Drive
seaQuest DSV 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
seaQuest DSV 1994 Video Game North America Game Boy
Secret of Mana November 24, 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Sensible Golf 1994 Video Game North America Amiga, Microsoft Windows
Seven Card Stud Poker July, 1994 Video Game International Microsoft Windows
Shadowrun July 28, 1994 Video Game Europe Undefined
Shadowrun March 25, 1994 Video Game Japan Undefined
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 Japan Sega CD
Shin Megami Tensei II March 18, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Shootout at Old Tucson 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Sid Meier's Colonization January 1, 1994 Video Game International MS-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 Europe Mega Drive
Sonic 3 May 27, 1994 Video Game Japan Mega Drive
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 February 2, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble November, 1994 Video Game Europe Game Gear
Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble October 15, 1994 Video Game North America Game Gear
Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble November 11, 1994 Video Game Japan Game Gear
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
Sparkster (SNES) 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Sparkster (SNES) October, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Sparkster (SNES) September 15, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Speed Racer in My Most Dangerous Adventures November, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage September, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Spin Master February 18, 1994 Video Game Japan Arcade
SSN-21 Seawolf 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary January, 1994 Video Game North America AmigaOS
Star Trek: Judgment Rites - Movie & Sound Pack 1994 Expansion North America MS-DOS
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 North America Genesis, Game Gear
Star Wars Arcade December 2, 1994 Video Game North America 32X
Stargate (1994) 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Streets of Rage 3 March 17, 1994 Video Game United States Genesis
Streets of Rage 3 March 18, 1994 Video Game Japan Genesis
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 Famista 3 April 4, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
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 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Metroid April 18, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Metroid March 19, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Super Punch-Out (1994) September 14, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back February 24, 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System
System Shock September 22, 1994 Video Game International DOS
T-Mek 1994 Video Game North America Arcade
Taito Power Goal 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters February, 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 Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends May 1, 1994 Video Game North America Genesis
The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes March 17, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
The Chaos Engine March, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
The Death and Return of Superman 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
The Elder Scrolls: Arena 1994 Video Game Europe MS-DOS
The Elder Scrolls: Arena 1994 Video Game North America MS-DOS
The Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak February 24, 1994 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System
The Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak August, 1994 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System
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 July 23, 1994 Video Game Japan 3DO
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 Lion King December 8, 1994 Video Game Europe Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Mega Drive
The Lion King December 8, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
The Lion King December 9, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom, Mega Drive
The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain July 14, 1994 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows, macOS
The Lost Vikings II 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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
The Smurfs (1994) 1994 Video Game Europe Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Master System, Game Gear
The Smurfs (1994) 1994 Video Game North America Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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 September 30, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
TNN Bass Tournament of Champions November, 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
Tony Meola's Sidekick Soccer 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Troy Aikman NFL Football 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Genesis, Jaguar
True Lies 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Tuneland 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
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 North America Mega-CD
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
Virtual Bart September 26, 1994 Video Game North America Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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 MS-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 Family Computer, 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
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
Yokozuna Monogatari August 26, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
Young Merlin March, 1994 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Kaiba the Revenge April 7, 1994 Video Game North America Microsoft Windows
Yuujin no Furi Furi Girls July 1, 1994 Video Game Japan Super Famicom
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 Japan Super Famicom
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 Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Hardware releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s)
32X November 21, 1994 Peripheral North America
CDX March, 1994 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