Royal Mail honors British game developers with a new set of stamps dedicated to classic video games from the '80s and '90s, including the Tomb Raider franchise.
Royal Mail honors British game developers with a new set of stamps dedicated to classic video games from the '80s and '90s, including the Tomb Raider franchise, Dizzy, Sensible Soccer, and Wipeout.
Tomb Raider is an action-adventure game originally developed by Core Design. In the game, the players explore various environments, solve puzzles and fight with enemies. The first release was in 1996 and received good critical acclaim. The game's character, Lara Croft has become one of the most recognizable game characters. There also several films and comics based on the plot of the game.
To celebrate a famous franchise, Royal Mail will depict it in four stamps.
Among other old school titles that defined the '90s games is Wipeout, a series of futuristic racing video games developed by Psygnosis, now known as Sony Studio Liverpool. The first series was released in 1995 for PlayStation. It was re-released later in 2007. The gameplay takes place in 2052, where the players participate in the anti-gravity racing league, F3600. The game has 2 modes: single-player and multi-player. You can get the last version of it on the PlayStation Store.
Sensible Soccer is a football video game released in 1992 by Sensible Software. The game has a bird's-eye view, which was a unique game feature back in the '90s. The gameplay allows players to edit national and club football teams and to customize them. With the aftertouch feature, players can make impressive but unrealistic tricks.
The last release of the game was in 2007.
Check all the stamps with old classic games here.