Take a journey back into the mid 90s arcade scene with me.
What was popular? Street Fighter. Mortal Kombat. NBA Jam. Daytona USA.
All fantastic games, mind you, but it’s a far cry from the cutesy characters of the 80s. Pac-Man and Frogger were long gone, either a distant memory or a distant walk to the back end of the arcade. These games were in your face, with announcers screaming “FINISH HIM! BRAZIL! BOOMSHAKALAKA!”