Best Video Game Memories?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by AceWarhead, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. AceWarhead

    AceWarhead "Must Construct Additional Pylons"

    Apr 9, 2011
    United States
    Like title, what memorable memories do you have in gaming ( when i was a kid, etc)?
  2. SinHarvest24

    SinHarvest24 Shiroyasha

    Oct 8, 2010
    Anywhere you think of me.
    Bahamut VS Alexander - Final Fantasy 9 (will never be forgotten)
  3. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    The final battle in Final Fantasy VII. I'm still amazed at how easy it was.
  4. Paarish

    Paarish Connor's Nublet

    Aug 26, 2009
    Married to DinohScene
    I have several, although the first two that come to mind are:

    Aerith's death in Final Fantasy VII

    When you see the first zombie in Resident Evil
  5. adamshinoda

    adamshinoda GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 24, 2011
    Ha Noi
    "Thank you Mario
    But our princess is in another castle"
  6. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    Playing Super Mario Bros. 3 on the NES with my older sister. We would always go to the Start "level" and play the classic Mario Bros. game, though we never knew what it was called at the time.

    Playing Pokemon Gold under the covers at 12:00 midnight with the new Snake Light that my mom bought me earlier that day. I was training my Marill, and it evolved before my eyes into my new Azumarril, which later helped my defeat the Elite Four.
  7. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

    Feb 15, 2011
    United States
    123 Fake Street
    Getting the good ending on Bubble Bobble, by myself, as I fiddled with two controllers at the same time.

    Playing a next-gen non-Nintendo console for the first time (although I think I did that maybe December of last year. Before then, the highest gen console I had was an N64)...

    Getting an odd glitch with Game Genie and Super Mario Bros. where in the last castle, Toad is there. He says "I'm sorry Mario, but our princess is in another castle!". Then when it was supposed to go to the credits, the game froze.

    The ending scene before the credits of Secret of Mana. That made me choke up. Poor Sprite.... [​IMG]
  8. TheDreamLord

    TheDreamLord GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 8, 2011
    SONIC HEROES ON PS2 [​IMG] I fucking loved that game as it was my first EVER game. still play it :3
  9. AceWarhead

    AceWarhead "Must Construct Additional Pylons"

    Apr 9, 2011
    United States
    mine is when my brother played the SNES, he'd give me a fake controller so i can jam on the buttons.

    My sister and I would play multiplayer on Super Mario All stars when i was only 7
  10. Blaze163

    Blaze163 The White Phoenix's purifying flame.

    Nov 19, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    Discovering how to get to the first alternative path in Lylat Wars and thinking I was a genius.

    My dad hiding my copy of Pokemon Red on Xmas day, then when he tried to reveal where he'd hidden it, it wasn't there and he thought it had been stolen. Turns out my brother had found it the night before and put it back with the rest of the presents under the tree, and it had fallen behind the box the tree was balanced on. I then went into my gaming cave (IE: the shed we converted into a game room with a bed and door to the outside toilet) and didn't emerge for over a week as I'd already taken the liberty of restocking the fridge.

    Finally finding my way into the Black Hole level on Starwing and knowing I beat my dad there. He got me into Starwing. In fact, on the easy path variation of Corneria, when you fly to the right of the big red block to get the hidden bomb, my friends still refer to that as the 'snowy bomb', my dad's nickname because he found it first then taught me how to get it.

    Discovering Final Fantasy through a swap with one of my brother's friends. I loaned him Pokemon Red (I'd already finished it) and he loaned me FF7 in return, the idea being we swapped back when both of us had finished the new games. I still have that same copy of FF7 today. It's less than five feet away from me right now. Still working after over a decade of abuse. Needed one major repair though. It got scuffed by a dodgy PS1 and I was saved on Cactuar Island. Cloud wouldn't appear on the world map, you could fly the Highwind but everything except Cactuar Island was black and crashed the game, and going into battle crashed the game. I thought I'd taken too long beating the game and Meteor had hit or something. Then I ran a disk cleaner over it I got at a car boot sale with a special scratch filling cream and it's worked perfectly ever since. What I wouldn't give for that miracle cleaning kit again.

    My dad's girlfriend stealing my exceptionally rare and valuable Zelda game watch. Never did get that back. Nor did I get Wild Arms or Legend of the Dragoon back from that thieving skank-ass whore either.

    I have more but I'm starting to ramble...
  11. Raika

    Raika uguu

    Sep 15, 2008
    Pikachu following me around and getting all 3 starter Pokemon in Pokemon Yellow. I was so happy to get all 3 legit without trading.
  12. choconado

    choconado Doesn't understand a damn thing on here

    Jan 28, 2010
    United States
    I remember at age two my dad explaining what video games were as he unpacked and hooked up our brand new 2600. I was mesmerized at every turn. Even watching him play Bridge (the card game) on it.

    I've never looked back.
  13. Hanafuda

    Hanafuda GBAtemp Addict

    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    Christmas day, 1975, my spoiled brat idiot cousin showed up at my house (all my mom's side of the family came to our house to eat) with Pong. I don't think I've ever been more jealous in my life. I was 8 and he was 7. We played all day on the little TV my uncle brought along so we wouldn't disturb the men watching college football. I had to wait about two and a half more years before I finally got a 2600 for my birthday in 1978.
  14. YetoJesse

    YetoJesse GBAtemp Regular

    May 30, 2009
    being able to play the first few levels of mario with my feet on the.. whut... snes?...
    i was like a child back then... seriously, I was like 4 years old or so XD
  15. OmegaVesko

    OmegaVesko GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 28, 2011
    Yoshi's Island. Final boss.
  16. Black ace

    Black ace GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 1, 2010
    Sonic adventure 2 battle,played it for so long,and chao garden made me keep coming back.
  17. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    A couple years ago, Mountain Dew had some special version called "Pitch Black". It was basically sour grape Mountain Dew and it was really good. Back then I also had quite a sensitive stomach and I couldn't drink a whole lot without getting incredibly painful gas and diarrhea, but oddly enough, Pitch Black was one of the few things I could drink.

    My brother and I were at my dad's apartment and he bought his own Gamecube to play and stuff. We brought over our copy of 007 Nightfire and just played multiplayer from like the afternoon to the wee hours of the morning. I remember his coffee table was just full of empty cans of Pitch Black since we just drank it so much.
  18. YetoJesse

    YetoJesse GBAtemp Regular

    May 30, 2009
    I cried, everytime they died... the sound and the video.. T_T
  19. pistone

    pistone GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 18, 2010
    in your heart...coz secretly you love me !!!!
    backo o'hare was a level that i didnt pass i think in the ice world the boss fight (i was like 6-7)
    but then my dad comes and say i know you gonna do it!!! and like it was a piece of cake i passed that level
    so that day i finished my first real hard nes game (mario was to easy )
  20. Ace Overclocked

    Ace Overclocked My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

    Jul 30, 2010
    not being able to bypass the naming screen on ff2
    being scared from hooded ansem in kh and always running away from heartless and hiding in a shop in traverse town and i didn't advance for a year even because i didn't have a memcard
    playing pokemon for the 1st time on emerald
    not being able to enter olypus coliseum because i didn't know i had to push that rock and i even finished the game without it and on my 2nd save i realized what i had to do and continuing my 1st quest
    never hearing of nintendo consoles in my childhood
    FU*K YEAH finishing kh1 at 7 yrs old
    finishing ff2 dawn of souls in 6/8 hours when i was a kid
    never hearing of walkthrough and thinking i was very smart for bypassing puzzles especially zelda one and also for playing cool games unlike my friends who mostly played shooters(still i love some shooters like ff7 DoC) and football games
    yeah most of them are dumb mistakes but i remember them
    oh and also thinking the wii=that eyetoy game for ps2
    i'll add really memorable memories later