Video Games, have been around for a long time in this world. It has not been counted how many games have been released since the advent of video games. Likewise consoles, there are so many console games that are present and accompany our days. Every few years, new console games always appear and have different innovations. That is technology.....
Technology continues to develop every day, gamers continue to want games with new features, and developers continue to try to do so in order to satisfy their buyers. It's just that the games they make, must always be adapted to existing technology. This is what drives the new console generation that continues to emerge every certain period.
Because of this, each game console must have its own "closing game" before it is completely abandoned by the developers. Here are the last games released on each console game that hopefully will broaden your horizons about game.
Disclaimer: The games included here are only games that are officially licensed from the manufacturer console. Unlicensed games like homebrew don't count here.
Last game: Klax
Release Date: 1989
Period of Active Console: 1977-1992
To begin this list, we will first discuss the Atari 2600 console, which is a console that is more than 40 years old, the Atari 2600 is also arguably the Godfather of console games. Yes, Atari 2600 was born in January 1977 from a company in United States named Atari, Inc. Atari 2600 is a console that popularized the use of microprocessor and cardtridge-based hardware that contains many games.
Atari 2600 was closed with a game called Klax which was released on January 4, 1989 which became the last official game on Atari 2600. This Klax was also a popular game in its era. Bring the puzzle genre, Klax has a simple gameplay but is able to make the players spend their thoughts and agility to succeed in this game.
Last game: Gremlins
Release date: 1986
Period of active console: 1982 - 1984
After Atari 2600 existed among game lovers in the early 1980s, Atari, Inc. was released a game console again in 1982 named Atari 5200 which aim to replace Atari 2600. But unfortunately, Atari 5200 only lasted 2 years before on May 21, 1984, Atari do not release this product again to the market.
Because of the short time, the games that came out on Atari 5200 were only a few and could be counted fingers. For the last official game released on Atari 5200, many say that the last game to be released on Atari 5200 is a game called Gremlins, a game that was released in 1986. This game was also adapted from a film of the same name that aired in 1984 - the same year at Atari 5200 was not continued - What's going on?
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Last game: Wario’s Woods
Release date: 1994
Period of active console: 1985 - 1995 (North America)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is an old-fashioned game console that has existed since 1985. This console is a console game made by Nintendo, a company that still exists today. This console may also be very familiar to you who were born in the 1980s, you must remember the name Super Mario Bros, Contra, Metal Gear, Ninja Gaiden, Duck Hunt, and many more.
Wario's Wood, seems to be the last licensed game released in NES. This game was released on February 19, 1994, or a year before the active NES period ended. Wario's Wood is also a puzzle game developed by Nintendo itself. Players will only arrange blocks in the form of similar monsters to be lined up. Overall, the gameplay of the game is similar to Tetris.
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Sega Master System
Last game: Sonic the Hedgehog
Release date: January 1991
Period of active console: 1986-1992
Sega Master System, is a console made by Sega. This console was present in 1986 in North America. For your information, Sega Master System is remodeled version of Sega Mark III which was present in Japan a year before. With only 8 kB RAM and 256 x 192 resolution, this console is able to entertain children in the 1980s who are now have been a parents.
For the last game released in Sega Master System, the name is already familiar among gamers, both old gamers or gamers today. Yes, Sonic The Hedgehog is a legendary game, its name has been heard in all the ears of gamers.
Last game: Frogger
Release date: 1998
Period of active console: 1988 - 1997
Furthermore, there is a successor from Sega Master System which was present in 1988. Sega Genesis has experienced an increase from the Sega Master System, one of which is that this console has been able to process data up to 16 bits, whereas Sega Master System is only capable of processing data up to 8 bit.
The last official game that was released in Sega Genesis was a game called Frogger. The game is quite simple, players are only told to help the frog to cross the road and place the frog to the designated place. Very simple, I miss the simple games with retro music!
Last game: Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition
Release date: January 19, 1999
Genre: RPG, Adventure
Period of active console: 1989 - 2001
Nintendo Gameboy, handheld console made by Nintendo that launched in 1989. This console is also the first handheld console in the Gameboy family. This console gave birth to legendary games, one of which was Tetris which became the best selling game on this console.
But the last game to be released on Nintendo Gameboy is not Tetris, but Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition. This game was present in 1998 which carried the Role Playing Game genre.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
Last game: Frogger
Release date: 1998
Period of active console: 1991 - 1998
The name of Super Nintendo Entertainment System or better known as SNES may also be familiar to gamers. Call it Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, Street Fighter II. These names are the names of the games that are present at SNES.
You must be wondering, why is the last game released on SNES also Frogger, just like Sega Genesis? Yes, the last game released on SNES and Sega Genesis is the same, which is both Frogger. However, there is a slight difference between the Sega Genesis version of Frogger and the Frogger in SNES, the striking difference is seen in terms of graphics.
Sony Playstation One
Last game: FIFA Soccer 2005
Release date: January 12, 2004
Period of active console: 1994-2002
Yes, Sony Playstation One, a familiar name. I mentioned the name Harvest Moon Back to Nature, Suikoden II, Final Fantasy VII, surely you will know where these games can be played. The console which is the ancestor of PS4 and PS5 is very attached to the hearts of gamers, many fond memories of this PS One.
And in 2004, the last game that was released on PS One was a soccer game called FIFA Soccer 2005 which became the last FIFA game series to be released on PS One. I don't need explain further, you certainly know about this game right?
Last game: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
Release date: January 14, 2002
Period of active console: 1996 - 2001
Furthermore, there is another Nintendo console which has now increased. Yes, the Nintendo 64 was present in 1996 and the CPU is capable of processing data up to 64 bit. You will definitely remember this console because the controller shape is rather strange which has 3 bars like forming the letter W.
The last game released on this console is also quite famous and memorable. Yes, he was Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, the last licensed game released on the Nintendo 64 console. As the name suggests, this game is a game about skateboarding. The player will take control of the character who is skating, do many tricks, and enjoy it. In addition to the release on Nintendo 64, this game also released on PS2, PS1, GameCube, GBA, Microsoft Windows, and several other platforms.
Nintendo Gameboy Color (GBC)
Last game: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Release date: January 15, 2002
Period of active console: 1998 - 2001
After we talked about Nintendo Gameboy, the successor to the Nintendo handheld console was named the Nintendo Gameboy Color. This console was present towards the end of 1998. Unlike the Gameboy Nintendo which entered the fourth generation, Gameboy Color is included in the category of the fifth generation console because the CPU can already process data up to 16 bits.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the last game to be released on Nintendo Gameboy Color. This game was present in 2002 which is also an adaptation of the film of the same name which was also released in the same year. This game is published by Electronic Arts (EA Games).
Last game: Triggerheart Exelica
Release date: February 22, 2007
Genre: Arcade, Shooter
Period of active console: 1998 - 2001
Sega Dreamcast is the last console made by Sega before Sega decided to gave up in that business and focus more on becoming a company that fully develops video games. Evidently, Sega Dreamcast only produced in 3 years.
Although the console's active period was only until 2001, but in 2007 there was a game called Triggerheart Exelica published by Sega itself which was also the last game to be released on this console. This game is very anime nuance, can be seen from the art character that uses anime style.
Sony Playstation 2
Last game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
Release date: January 8, 2013
Period of active console: 2000 - 2009
Aaahhh this console is full of memories for me. I didn't expect, this console has been 20 years old now. Sony Playstation 2 is a successor of the Playstation 1 which are both in demand in the market. I don't need to explain too much about this one console, because Playstation 2 is the best-selling gaming console of all time that is able to sell up to 159 million units (CMIIW) worldwide. What a fantastic number!
And the last game released on PS 2 is Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PES 2014) which was released on January 8, 2013. This game is also quite memorable for me because PES 2014 is the last PES series released and I played on my PS2. What a great memories ...!
Last game: Madden NFL 2008
Release date: January 14, 2007
Period of active console: 2001 - 2006
After the end of the Nintendo 64 era, Nintendo released a brand-new console that became the successor to the Nintendo 64 which they named Nintendo Gamecube or also often known as Dolphin. This console has a unique appearance with purple as its trademark.
Nintendo Gamecube was produced in a period of 5 years until 2006. And a year after the console was discontinued, Madden NFL 2008 became the closing game that was released on Gamecube. Yes, this game is a American Football game published by EA whose series continues today.
Nintendo Gameboy Advance (GBA)
Last game: Samurai Deeper Kyo
Release date: February 12, 2008
Period of active console: 2001 - 2005
If Gamecube became the successor to Nintendo 64 in the case of home console, Nintendo Gameboy Advance was released by Nintendo to became the successor to Nintendo Gameboy Color in the Gameboy family, aka the Nintendo handheld console. This console was also released in the same year as the Gamecube release. It's just that the production period of this GBA is 1 year shorter than Gamecube.
Samurai Deeper Kyo is the last game to be released at GBA. Its release was counted three years after the console stopped production. Samurai Deeper Kyo is an RPG adventure game with the theme of Samurai, you will play a character in the form of a samurai and fight an enemy using the samurai style.
Last game: Madden NFL 09
Release date: January 12, 2008
Period of active console: 2001 - 2006
Microsoft Xbox, is the first console released by Microsoft which is a competitor for Playstation 2 and Nintendo Gamecube. This console is considered quite successful even though this console is the first console in its franchise - unlike its competitors who were the successors of the previous console -.
Just like Nintendo Gamecube, the last game to be released on this console is also Madden NFL, but Madden NFL 09 is the last game to be released on this Xbox, not Madden NFL 08.
Last game: Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril
Release date: February 18, 2014
Period of active console: 2005 - 2010
Next we discuss the console made by Nintendo. Yes, it can't be denied if Nintendo is the company or brand that releases the most console products. Nintendo DS is also a handheld console that goes into the "Nintendo DS Family" product family with Nintendo 3DS. This console is rather unique because it uses dual screen.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril became the last game to be released on the Nintendo DS. This game is a combination of Lego and Marvel and published by Warner Bros. In this game, you make it possible to control 180 characters from Marvel Universe, each of which has a character that matches the comic.
Last game: Just Dance 2020
Release date: January 24, 2017
Genre: Arcade : Party
Period of active console: 2006 - 2013
The last console that we will discuss in this post is the Nintendo Wii. This console is the successor of GameCube. This console is unique in that there is a Wii remote controller that can be used as a handheld pointing device and which detects movement in three dimensions.
For the last game released on this console, it is still fairly new, namely Just Dance 2020 which was released in January 2017. This game is a game that is routinely released every year by Ubisoft as its developer. This game might also be familiar for you a dance lovers.
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