1. naveedy

    naveedy GBAtemp Regular
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    My favourite retro gaming memory would need to be the first time that I laid eyes on The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. My uncle had just bought a Super Nintendo, and brought it over to our house so that we could play, and we watched him as he beat the game! It was so amazing, and that was when I realized that I must become a master of Zelda games as he was.
     
  2. fatsquirrel

    fatsquirrel GBAtemp Addict
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    My best experience was Christmas Day when I got my NES and played it with my mom and dad. <3
    That day I became a gamer.
     
  3. sks316

    sks316 Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness remaster activist
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    Doesn't that kinda get into a legal gray area considering that this device isn't officially licensed by Nintendo? (Or is it? Correct me if I'm wrong...)
    That being said, I'd love to have a chance to win one of these things!
    I've always had a passion for video games, but no game has stuck out to me more than Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness for the Nintendo GameCube. As one of the more obscure and neglected Pokémon titles, I loved it and still enjoy it to this very day.
     
  4. LuigiXHero

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    I grew up loving rather odd gameboy games like Kirby's Block Ball. Even though it was a breakout clone it still was a lot of fun to play.
     
  5. Alex4nder001

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    It's a shame I never grew up in the 80s or 90s, but my awesome dad made it completely up to me on my 13th birthday. He found out that an arcade he went to as a boy was still open, and he took me there, and we spent the whole evening playing the likes of Contra, Missile Command and even PacMan. He introduced me to the staff there, who still remember him as a boy. And that's not even the best bit... they let us take home a Scramble cabinet with a broken coin door!

    Too bad they've gone out of business now because that was the time of my life.
     
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  6. tech3475

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    For me its more the general nostaligia, back when I was young and could afford to spend hours on the weekend just playing Sonic or Mario games.

    I still remember when I got Sonic Mega collection on the Gamecube years later and was once again able to play a game that I had lost years prior (Sonic 3) which was exciting for me because Sonic 3 and Knuckles was and still is my favourite game.
     
  7. HtheB

    HtheB GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    My retro consoles were the Nintendo Entertainment System, and the Watara Supervision.. (It was a knock-off of the GameBoy).
    Somehow, I was very happy with the games that I owned. But looking back to the old days, it looks like I punished myself by playing the games on the SuperVision :rofl2:
    Advice: Don't ever play on the SuperVision :lol:
     
  8. mgrev

    mgrev Music Addict, Video Game Fanatic
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    I loved playing Spyro: a hero's tail, and The eternal night. They were my favourite games when i was younger. I still play them every now and then.
     
  9. DarkDante

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    I remember when I was a Kid, I used to study hard and hard, I was so poor that I did not have Christmas gifts or anything until o grownup and I worked and I was able to buy things myself, so I remember The day my father gave me my first Nintendo 64, and bought me Harvest Moon 64, that was officially my first game and last until I grew up, but really enjoyed the story and music, gives me really good memories.
     
  10. Quest4glory

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    Quest for Glory IV is my favorite retro gaming memory. It was so buggy that it was near impossible to beat, but damn if it wasn't worth it. The atmosphere, slavic/Transylvanian theme was the best. Also created my GBAtemp username after it so many years ago!

    Edit: For the youngins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quest_for_Glory:_Shadows_of_Darkness
     
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  11. Byokugen

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    Playing first Zelda and Super Mario with my dad :'(
    That's the best memory I have up to this day
    Yeah gaming helped me to get through life and all, but me and my dad competing in Mario, can't top that
     
  12. migles

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    my favorite memory was when my aunt who lives in another country, spent her vacations in here
    she did bring me a gameboy color game, pokemon crystal as a gift, as a kid with no control, when she was not around i would go spy in her bag to look at the box art
    some days later she gave me the game, only to open an empty box with just the manuals :C
    apparently the store where she picked it up forgot that was a display unit with no game, she sent me in the mail months later the game and i can't forget the night that i plugged that pretty blue cartridge in my green gameboy and the first time playing pokemon, it was my first coloured game boy game as well..
    the game was in a language that i couldn't understand but it's funny how that didn't stop me from learning the game and that's how i started to learn other languages actually.
     
  13. neotank19

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    My dad bought an original Gameboy for himself. One time I snuck it into school while in the fourth grade. I would play it while I was pretending to study and this went on for several days. Then the teacher found out and made me stick it in my locker.

    Donkey Kong and Zelda Link's Awakening were the first games I ever played on it. I still enjoy playing those old games every now and then. I find them more enjoyable than a lot of new games.
     
  14. yusuo

    yusuo GBAtemp Psycho!
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    My most memorable was taking my n64 into school and playing 4 player Mario kart, however we didn't know one of our friends was epileptic.

    Half way through moo moo farm he starts nudging me, repeatedly, he was last at this point so I just thought he was cheating, without looking I punch him in the arm and he falls off his chair, it's about this time that we realise he's having a seizure.

    We all kinda made sure he's alright apart from the person who was in 3rd, who continued the race and won while we were stationery.

    He was alright 5 minutes later but at the time we thought the dreaded blue shell had claimed another victim that day

    Hindsight it was funny, even the guy who had the fit saw the funny side
     
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  15. Xen0

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    My favorite memory was the flying itself with the cape in Super Mario World on the SNES. Back then I didn´t get close to finish the game or anything, but I really loved (and still do) the cape and flying with it.
     
  16. Snoogins757

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    I wanted a snes for Christmas with super street fighter 2 turbo edition however my birthday is the 20th of December my mum said it would have to be a joint gift, so morning of my birthday I'm all excited open my present and its street fighter I then had too wait 5 days to play it I know that instruction manual oh so well!!!!
     
  17. Gekko64

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    I have very fond memories of unpacking my N64 20 years ago. I will always associate that smell when you unpack new hardware with the N64 and Super Mario 64, my first and favourite console and game of all time. :)
     
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  18. elBenyo

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    For me it was beating Banjo Kazooie when I was 7 years old. I remember I ran outside and went to all of my friends houses in the neighborhood to let them know. Thanks GBAtemp.
     
  19. ShroomKing

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    my "favorite" moment in my history of video games was probably when my friend traded his gameboy color for my original gameboy just because his batteries were dead :hateit: :toot::yaysp:
     
  20. SirNapkin1334

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    @shaunj66 well, I'm not really old enough to have true retro gaming memories, but hell, I'll tape a picture of a SNES to my Wii and set my TV to the lowest resolution possible.
    The first video game I played was Mario Kart Wii. I was about...I think six or seven. And I sucked. But, I got better with time
    Mario Kart Wii was my favorite game, and really the only one I wanted to play, since I was terrible at NSMBW. But, my dad just kept getting me to play it, and I got really good. I'm very good at MKW nowadays, and still enjoy playing on my Wii. Now that it's hacked, I like to play CTGP-7 and Newer Super Mario Bros Wii.
    I don't have a Facebook or Twitter, so, yeah, I'll end with this:
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