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Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by TheSockNaster, Sep 27, 2015.
I think mine is Luigi's Mansion for the Gamecube and Paper Mario for N64.
Jazz Jackrabbit 2...dat music
I played a lot of games growing up. That said, there are two games that really stick out for me. Link's Awakening was the first game to really make me think about game characters, before that I never really played a game with character writing. Then FFIX and Majora's Mask really expanded upon that for me.
The other was Metroid Prime. It was the first game to really immerse me. Yeah, there were plenty of games I enjoyed before then, but none of them immersed me to that degree. The world design and ambience was just spot on.
Probably Zorro on the atari 800XL.
Yoshi's Island /Super Mario World
Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters
My fondest gaming memories are of Super Mario World and a Link to the Past. I'm 35 now and still feel the wonder of being a kid when revisiting these.
I'm also fond of the few NES I could afford growing up, which therefore got a lot of play: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, Contra, Gunsmoke, and Casino Kid - which is nothing extraordinary, just a random title that happened to be in my birthday budget at a local pawn shop and ending up being something my dad and I shared.
After thinking about all the games I played as a kid I notice there are a ton of games that I get nostalgic about. Pokemon R/B/Y, Pokemon Snap, TMNT Turtles in Time, Link to the Past, Battletanx, Guardian's Crusade, the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games, Pokemon Stadium, the Lion King game on the Game Gear, Aladdin on the SNES, a Power Rangers game I can't remember the name of on the SNES, one of the newest games I get nostalgia about is Seek and Destroy on the PS2 which was an awesome tank game...Just too many to count.
But the very first thing that popped into my head was Spyro the Dragon, that series has to be one of my all time favorites on the PS1. It's one of those series that I get nostalgia blinded by, I think it's easily one of the best 3D platformer series of the era. I'm always disappointed to see how bad the games after the original series ended up being (though I did like the Season of Ice/Flame games on the GBA).
Animaniacs for the SNES... this game was my fuckn' childhood.
Probably Super Mario Bros arcade unit in the (once) Tricorn centre, Portsmouth.
That or James Bond: The Living Daylights on ZX Spectrum.
Super Mario world
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade version
I have to go back to the Atari 2600 for my childhood games (40yo) - with games like Star Wars: Death Star Battle, Keystone Kapers and Centipede... Dad then bought an Atari 7800 when the 2600 broke.... And pretty much nothing on that (Asteroids & Food Fight were good/still get a re-play if I'm being honest!)
Arcade? Ooooh, Star Wars Arcade!! One holiday in Wales, and if I remember it pissed down all the time we was there, was near enough spent exclusively sat in that cockpit! So that, and probably Pac-Land!
My actual 'nostalgia' games though are probably from my high school era, and have to be the Mario's. Any of the NES 3 (though I was 16 and just left school when Mario 3 came out - unbelievable that game took 3 years to get to Europe!), Castlevania I & II, Metroid and Zelda 1..
By the SNES/Mega Drive era I was in college - not sure that counts as childhood memories so I'll leave it (but if they're included in the list I could be here all day!)
Although my "childhood" favourite would have to be this
(I was actually going to say this even before I read it).
-tetris, Super mario Land and Link's awakening on Gameboy
-Donkey kong country on the SNES
-double dragon and bubble bobble on the NES (didn't have one, but played it at friends back then)
-Leisure suit larry on...on...on some kind of DOS-ish black-green ish PC.
The audio alone reminds me a lot of when I was 4.
Super Mario World and Goof Troop (snes):
Great thread but that's a tough one. Super Mario Bros 1, 3 and World got me into games as a whole but I'm more emotionally attached to Link to the Past, FF6 and Chrono Trigger.
Fuck it, Chrono Trigger is my choice. It's my favorite game of all time.
EDIT: TeXero: Gotta give you props for mentioning Link's Awakening because it's one of if not the most overlooked game in the Zelda series, and I bought it when it first came out in grade school so I have a lot of nostalgic love for it as well. Game kicked my ass and is much harder than LttP but it's a damn good Zelda game and is on Lttp's level quality-wise.
I also though about Jazz. such incredible game.
Warning: Spoilers inside!
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As ryu, I was the best... if you could take over the world by playing street fighter I would control world's governments...