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  1. BlueFox gui

    BlueFox gui SOMEONE

    Feb 4, 2016
    my favorite memory was play the classic Sonic games, on genesis but more on emulators since the genesis wasn't mine, but still i had great times beating the bosses seeing new stages, talking with brothers and friends about it and playing with them sometimes, seeing these cutscenes which for me even being simple they were so amazing, getting the chaos emeralds and seeing super sonic for the first time and call him Sonic Super Saiyan hahahahaha and when i saw Hyper Sonic i got crazy like omg thats so amazing, see the ending of the game play with other characters and NUCLIZ was really fun and i will never forget these moments
  2. AaronUzumaki

    AaronUzumaki A.K.A. Ecstasy Espeon

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    Here's my entry. So, when I was 4, I laid eyes on Final Fantasy for the first time via Final Fantasy II (IV in Japan). My mind was absolutely blown. Up to this point, I had only played NES platformers and a few other random games, so the content of the game was massive to me and the story and characters was unlike anything I ever experienced. I was completely entranced and I begged my cousin to let me borrow his SNES to compete the game. He told me I could borrow his system, but unfortunately the game was just a rental and needed to be returned the following day. So, I needed to find a way to get the game on my own. I asked my friend who also recently got a SNES if he owned Final Fantasy, to which he said, "yeah." I immediately entered hype mode and asked to borrow it. He told me he didn't really like it, so I could have it. I was absolutely floored. Naturally, I couldn't wait to get home and play it. So, after hanging out for a short time, I ran home at top speeds and slapped the game in. Nothing could tarnish this moment. Then, the game booted, displaying a cutscene of some robots walking in the snow. I remember being so confused. Did I grab the wrong game from him? I looked at the label and it definitely said Final Fantasy. Then, why is the beginning of the game so very different than I recalled? You see, being only 4, I hadn't yet learned what Roman numerals were. The game I was playing was Final Fantasy III (VI in Japan). I of course ended up playing through it anyways and absolutely adored every second of it. Then, next time I saw my cousin, I returned his SNES and told him that I played a completely different version of Final Fantasy, which he didn't believe. So, I showed him and as a result, we went years assuming every cartridge of Final Fantasy was unique and different. It wasn't until Final Fantasy X came out (Age 8) that I realized the Roman numerals existed and knew how to read them. Man did I feel stupid. Anyways, that's my overly drawn out memory of playing Final Fantasy for the first time.
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  3. Fusion

    Fusion On/Off GBA-Temp'er

    Nov 7, 2002
    My favorite retro moment in my life is playing some RPG's with my father back in the SNES era, he will watch me play & unique voice act main plot characters based upon their role/look, it was fun & we finished alot of RPG's together. I have fond memories of it as my father, passed away when i was a kid. I still have a random CD from him just so i can have something that he handwritten to feel like i still have apart of him close.
  4. Essometer

    Essometer Needs data

    Oct 22, 2010
    Waking up on Saturday morning 6 o'clock, eating Pizza leftovers from my parents, drinking cocoa and playing Mario Kart 64 or Beetle Adventure Racing.
  5. impeio92

    impeio92 Member

    Dec 15, 2014
    My fondest retro gaming memory is being whit my brother playing pokemon red, oh what a time to be alive. sorry for my english
  6. SquidgyBean

    SquidgyBean GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 23, 2016
    Retro games were the best had most console and games.

    But my favourite memory was when me and my brother used to play the original Sensible world of soccer. we would bet a small amount of money on who would win. one day while my brother was in the toliet I changed the next match from 2 player to one player verses computer on hard. i made it look like i was playing and my brother was getting so frustrated cause he couldn't score against "me" he picked up the joystick with the suckers on the bottom and slammed it on the tv screen and broke the TV

    We are now adults and he still doesn't know I changed it to him playing the computer on hard.
  7. Pacheko17

    Pacheko17 MAD SCIENTIST

    Jan 31, 2015
    República Juliana
    Getting my PS1 at Christmas after my parents telling me I wouldn't get anything.
    Biggest troll of my life, but I thank them for that because it made 1000 times happier.
    Booting that thing up and trying out the 3 games that came with it was amazing, Need For Speed High Stakes, Mortal Kombat and Medal of Honor.
    I'll never forget that day, most heartwarming experience of my life.
  8. Meteor7

    Meteor7 Guess where this thumb goes.

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    Jun 9, 2014
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    a fit of spasms and accidental black magic
    I was born into a house with an NES, and we didn't update our console until the N64, so all of my earliest retro gaming memories are from that console. I can remember games like Super Mario Brothers 3 and Super Contra being the first games I truly could get into as a kid, the things I actually got lost in and would play ad-nauseum despite being a tiny child and completely unable to pass more than the first few worlds/stages in either, (lack of save slots didn't exactly help either), but my fondest memories with those games come from my sister and I playing together in co-op. Those games were hard for me, and even harder for her, being 4 years younger than I, but with enough coaxing I could get her to at least begin playing with me, even if she would die soon. She'd often get frustrated and want to quit, which is why it was so hard to get her to play in the first place, but I think it was being able to share those worlds and experiences I loved with someone else and work towards a shared goal together, offering encouragement and covering each other's backs, that left some of the biggest impressions on my memory. Maybe it isn't exactly retro-gaming-centric as much as it is tangential, but it's the first thing that came to mind when I thought of my favorite and most prominent memories playing retro games.
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  9. Issac

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    Since my older brother got the NES when it was new, I got to play with it from when I was even too young to remember. My earliest memories are still the strongest and most dear to me though, playing Mega Man 2 in my brother's room.
    It was summer, early morning, living on a farm that was nothing uncommon. My brother had gotten a motocross and was out playing around with that, I sat indoors with the bright sparkly blue backgrounds from Flashman's stage beaming out from that huge 12" TV.
    The master house on the farm had repainted the facade, and since it was summer all the windows were open, so everything really smelled like paint.

    To this day, every time I smell paint I get transported 26 years back in time to that summer morning.
  10. Stephano

    Stephano pessimism = Realism

    Feb 18, 2016
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    It sucks when you come from a big family and you would always spend time with them growing up and then finally.... you all do grow up. As of now, i'm the only child left in the house and that is only because i drive to college while my siblings live on campuses at different schools, or are married. When we were all young and still in the house, i remember times where it was way passed our bedtime, but me and my twin sister Sydney would always play Mario Kart 64 way into the night. What was so memorable was a lot of the times, our parents would walk in and they wouldn't immediately send us to bed, but rather they would pick up the controllers and play with us. Those were always fun times. Some of us would sit on my bed while others would sit on the floor and almost all 7 members of my family would be playing or watching us play Mario Kart. We could have played the gamecube or the xbox, but we always went to Mario Kart. It was something our whole family could do and wanted to do. I miss those days.
  11. kuwanger

    kuwanger GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jul 26, 2006
    United States
    Not sure if I'd call it my favorite retro memory but certainly the one that always springs to mind when the discussion comes up about retro memories. What I most remember is the day I finished Zelda II the first time, having to play in my sisters' room because my own TV wasn't working at the time (not clear on that part) and how happy I was to tell my family that I had finished the game. For those who have played Zelda II and gotten through the Great Palace without modern use of save states and before the help of guides on the internet, you know how much of an ordeal it is to get there, trudge all the way to the maze that it is to the end, and then fight Thunderbird and Shadow Link.

    PS - Since I don't have either a Facebook or Twitter account, I can't like Bitboy that way AFAIK. Does that invalidate my entry?
  12. pedro702

    pedro702 GBAtemp Guru

    Mar 3, 2014
    To be honest my dearest memory is not a very appealing one i was 6 and i wasnt doing too good in school and my father told me, if i did well in the next exam he would give me an N64, so i studied and got a B and he said ok les go buy it, my class ended late that day so when i was out it was around 18:30 the store closed at 19 so i went running there and i didnt realize there was a glass door, open on one side closed on the other and BAM right in the door with my face i busted up my lips and my front theet got abit out of place.

    While my lips all swolen up i still said to my dad we will get the console and them take care of the rest lol, i left the store with an n64 and mario kart64 as my first console ever and a broken bleeding lip and theet.

    then years later i had to wear braces to put my theeth back in the correct place but i still remenber that day of getting my n64 with mario kart 64 with found memorys.
  13. Jran Sakarra

    Jran Sakarra GBAtemp Regular

    May 24, 2008
    United States
    Somewhere in Kanto
    I remember the taste of fall in the air when I convinced my grandmother to buy me Pokemon yellow. I spent 10 hours battling Pokemon before I went to the pokemart for Oak's parcel and ages online looking at rumors and theories of how to get Mew and the Pokegods! That started my obsession and collecting habits. Made one of my best friends through Pokemon and got my first real job from playing it.
  14. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

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    may luck be in my favor! that looks cool, but onward with my gameboy memory, because hell yeah i have some of my best memories playing gameboy.

    me and my grandmother were very close growing up. we spent a ton of time together. my parents were very young (and loved to party hard) so i was sent to her house quite a bit. she used to take me to the grocery store at like 5am when i slept over. one morning we walked past the customer service desk at Shoprite and i spotted a gameboy game called Serpent. it looked awesome from the box art and it did not disappoint. i spent many hours playing serpent and to this day i still do. i have world record for any % completion on speedrun.com!

    every time i play, i remember my grandmother and its in her honor. she died in 2008 very suddenly from a heart attack after years of diabetes.
  15. Earth97

    Earth97 GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 18, 2015
    Best retro game memory?
    Collecting all the spheres in Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer to unlock the flame power-up. I didn't manage to do it on my PSX as a child, those speedrun challenges were so hard at the time! Got my revenge some years later on Windows (RIP PSX disk reader), definitely fulfilling.
  16. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

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    A GBA related memory of mine was when I was playing sheep, me mum n dad went to a friend of me mum.
    Their daughter her (at the time) boyfriend appeared interesting in it and I have him let a go at it.
    We ended up going to the store so he could get a GBA himself along with Sheep + Planet monsters.
    Spend the rest of the day playing Planet Monsters against each other.

    I believe I was 10 or 11 at the time.
  17. Sliter

    Sliter GBAtemp Psycho!

    Dec 7, 2013
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    (just have to remember to folow the twitter and stuff when I get home... but if I have different suername, how they gonna know it's me?:unsure:)

    The best I could remind of.. I'm usure because there are a few, but sure was playing with friends xD
    I think the best one was with a friend and kirby super star on snes
    Me and a friend where hyped for kirby games because of the anime coming dubbed (and post 4kids changes urgh ...but we didn't knew lol)
    So, we wanted to play thee super star game, and there was an rental store with one, my parents also had a video/some games rental store that time, but not this game, so we went that other store a lot of time (together or not) trying to convince the guy there trade for one of my games XD but he don't wanted just one game because the box said " 8 game in one", also Snes wasn't the top of the moment, GC and ps2 where already old so no one gave THAT attention to snes games, so on my paren't store had a pirate DK collection I don't even remember how it was or if was working :rofl2: and he agreed to trade then. We rushed home to play and so we did but we turned the snes off for some reason, turning on again to see that our save gone, the battery was dry (and we had no knowledge about fixing this like I have today ...) so we played a bit more and agreed to don't turn off the snes to continue the game next day and so we did.
    Not sure if we actually finished this together this time, I'm almost sure not, we played it a lot more doing again until where we could reach XD
    After a time, the game was on my parents' rental store (since the game I used to trade was their, this one also was, was what I thought that time) and my mom sold for very cheap for a kid that wanted it, without asking me TT3TT (she did it with all the games I liked from there ... but well this part is more like a sad memory >w> )
    well this was sure not a few words ...:ph34r:

    I have to thank you for this giveway, even if I don't win, I'm happy that I could bring back these good memories that where lost because all the life stuff ówo
    I miss that friend, I should try to find him again and call him to play kirby again on the snes mini ! xD
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  18. Riyaz

    Riyaz Supreme leader Zamasu

    Jun 21, 2011
    I loved playing pokemon yellow on the gbc. I remember my uncle finding the game on the ground and giving it to me. Didnt have a gameboy at that and managed to get one cheap, so i could play the game.
  19. Mario Kart

    Mario Kart Newbie

    Feb 26, 2014
    United States
    Best memory is definitely my first Grand Theft Auto 3D game, which is Vice City. Generally I think peoples favorite Grand Theft Auto is the first one they play.
  20. worm28

    worm28 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 2, 2013
    United States
    I remember when the SNES was released and playing Super Mario World i spent hours playing beating and completing that game it took a long time to complete some of my best memories with that system and being a kid i wish i could bring those days back.