1987 was another important year for the video game industry, marked by the release of several classic games and the continued growth of the console market. Here are some key events that took place:
The Commodore 64: The Commodore 64 continued to be a popular platform for video games, with many classic games released for the computer in 1987.
Street Fighter: The original “Street Fighter” arcade game was released in 1987 and would become the foundation of one of the most successful fighting game franchises of all time.
Mega Man: “Mega Man” was released for the NES in 1987 and would become one of Capcom’s most successful franchises. The game featured innovative platforming mechanics and a memorable cast of characters.
Metal Gear: “Metal Gear” was released for the MSX2 computer in 1987 and would become a cult classic. The game featured stealth gameplay mechanics and a complex narrative, setting the standard for future stealth games.
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: “Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards” was released in 1987 and would become a controversial adventure game. The game featured adult themes and content, leading to its ban in several countries.
The Atari 7800: Atari released the Atari 7800 console in 1987, but it would struggle to compete with the popularity of the NES and Sega Master System.
Overall, 1987 was a year of continued growth and innovation in the video game industry, with classic games and consoles further establishing video games as a major entertainment medium.
Video Games Released in 1987:
Here is our enormous collection of video games released in 1987 and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.
Click on a game listing to find out much more about it.