5 Awesome PS1 Games Every Nigerian Gamer Played

August 27, 2020

1) Tomb Raider

Long before Angelina Jolie bodied the role, all we had was this square-boobed, pixelated woman running around in a tank top and bum shorts, shooting everything in her path with two pistols that somehow never ran out of ammunition. Fun times.

2) Driver

What killed me about this game was that the makers took the name literally. The game might as well have been about a sentient car (à la Knight Rider) because there was no human protagonist. Well, no visible human protagonist anyway. He couldn’t get out of the car.

3) Jackie Chan: Stunt Master

Arguably one of the best games on PS1. The plot was mostly Jackie Chan kung-fu fighting his way through a horde of vaguely Asian henchman so he could reach the final boss at the end. What more could you possibly want from a Jackie Chan video game?

4) Crash Team Racing (CTR):

Crash Team Racing was Sony’s answer to Nintendo’s Mario Kart. It pretty much had the same gameplay but featured different characters from the Crash Bandicoot universe. Super fun stuff.

5) Winning Eleven

The commentators in PS1 Winning Eleven games spoke Japanese but that didn’t stop Nigerians from playing the hell out of them. As a kid, nothing made me happier than creating an entire team from scratch, increasing all their abilities to the highest, then starting a league on easy mode, leaving me to score 20 or more goals against every team I played against.

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