A Year Of My Life In Games- 1998.

I know it been awhile, but the ‘A Year of My Life in Games’ have returned and it won’t belong now before these posts reach the 21st century! But before we can get to that, we still have a couple more posts in the 90’s to cover. This week, we’ll be taking a look at the games released in 1998, that have had some influence on me.

I’ll be honest, this was still a tough year to find games that I’ve played released in but I managed to find a couple. The first one is based off of a cartoon that I watched as a kid, Rugrats. For anyone who hasn’t the show, Rugrats follows the adventures of a group of toddlers. It was pretty popular back in the nineties, which meant the usual avalanche of merchandise, films and of course, video games. And I played one of those games, Rugrats: Search for Reptar.

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Image source: Rugrats: Search for Reptar’s Wikipedia page.

The game was a collecting platforming game, in which the Rugrats are trying to find the pieces of Tommy’s favourite Reptar puzzle. To do so, they must explore several different levels based off of various episodes from the show. I recall that I did manage to actual complete this game as a child, despite the clunky controls and the stupid goose level.

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Image source: Rugrats: Search for Reptar’s Wikipedia page.

For me, Rugrats: Search for Reptar was a great example of TV show being adapted for a video game, even if the premise is a little unusual.

The second game is from a setting that I love, Warhammer. In fact, the Warhammer  universe has been the setting for many video games, but the first one I picked up was for the Playstation One, Warhammer: Dark Omen.

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Image source: Warhammer: Dark Omen’s Wikipedia page.

Warhammer: Dark Omen was one of the first real-time strategy games that I played and I remember that it was incredibly difficult and the controls were a little clunky, especially with the Playstation One controller. However, I remember having a lot of fun playing the old grizzled Empire general as he battled all the evil forces across the Old World setting. Dark Omen has a special place in my heart because it was the first time that I had seen the Warhammer world brought to life through a video game, something that I still love to see in more recent video games.

And there we have it, my games released in 1998. There were many games released that year, that I never had a chance to play; so why not share the games you played from that year in the comments below?

Join me next week, when I’ll be looking at the last games released before the next millennium! See you then!

8 thoughts on “A Year Of My Life In Games- 1998.

  1. Can’t find a list of PC games released in ’98… and checking what I know I was playing in the late 90’s shows they were either already released or not yet released. So probably MOO II, RRT, SC2000, and CIV.

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