In honor of the cinematic classic “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” being released on May 24, 1989, here’s a list of some of the best video games of that year. Tetris Everyone alive today has played Tetris. Fucking everyone. Now, to be factually correct, Tetris was released well before 1989. June 6, 1984, to be exact. But you didn’t play it until it was released as a pack-in game with the Nintendo Game Boy. Or maybe after that on the NES. Or maybe even your cell phone, or iPod, or graphing calculator, or … . SimCity This was the very first game designed by Will Wright, and was the spark that eventually set off the Sims craze. I love this game — in fact, I still play it for my Super Nintendo. You can build your very own city (AwesomeTown) from the ground up. I know that doesn’t sound all that great, but it really is one of those games where you sit down and the next thing you know, four hours have flown by. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Holy shit, this game is tough. Brutally tough. Not as tough as Battle Toads, though. What was with Battle Toads? Was that just a huge rip off of TMNT? I mean, was someone sitting around thinking, “Oh man, TMNT is getting huge. We need a group of violent anamorphic amphibious reptiles of our own to keep up. Somebody get on that!” Wait, what was I talking about? Oh yeah, video games. Fun. River City Ransom This is easily my favorite game of 1989. Alex and Ryan need to save their girlfriends and need to kick wholesale ass to do it. An awesome beat-’em-up that had a few role-playing pieces thrown in for good measure. River City High is a dangerous fucking place.