As in something you have a nostalgic attachment to. Here is a few of mine (all of mine are for PC so it's before I used an emulator):
Pokemon. What? I played Gen 1 on my Game Boy Color when I was about 3. Companies I grew up with are Insomniac, Naughty Dog, Game Freak and EA/Maxis (Sims 1 FTW)
edited 12th Oct '10 8:10:40 AM by ACrackInTime
Pretending to be humanDeus Ex. I reinstalled it like 5 times on different computers to play it over the last 10 years. (Though usually to play mods that take years to be made). Most recently last year. Also any of the Humongous Entertainment games. Sigh...
edited 10th Oct '10 11:51:18 AM by Exploder
Fractally longThe first game I beat was Super Mario Bros. 2—I was four or five? I probably spent the most time playing Super Mario World and Super Mario Kart.
GeomancerSuper Mario World was the first game I've played.
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I learned some written Japanese as a kid with one of the early Dragon Quest games. Words like Hoimi and Mera...
It sees you.I didn't actually get a system until I was about 14, so most of the games I played in early youth were whatever my friends had (mostly Mega Man and Mario), and whatever I could play at the local arcade (Killer Instinct and Street Fighter Alpha). It's weird to look back at my gaming roots, because now I play almost exclusively RP Gs. I was something like 17 before I got to play FFVI, and it was kind of a revelation. Makes me wonder what would've happened if my first game had been, say Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy, rather than SMB 2.
SoullessI don't remember a lot of the games I had on the NES and SNES, but I think they included a few Mario games. For Genesis, I remember having Sonic 1, 2, and 3 & Knuckles. There were two other games on the system that I forgot the name of, but I can remember some things about them. For the N64, I had Mario 64 (of course), Mario Kart, Star Fox 64, Super Smash Bros., Glover, Mario Party 1-3, and some others. Unlike the other systems, I still have it, along with several games.
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Only Sane FoxOh, me? I was a DOS gamer. Heck, I didn't play anything written for any version of Windows past 3.1 until the end of 1999. If I try and list everything I grew up with, it'll look like a catalogue listing of games published by Apogee, ID and Epic. Suffice it to say, I tried pretty-much everything they published for DOS and Windows 3.1 Among the few games not from those three publishers:
Accidental mistakes are forgivable, intentional ones are not.
Departed days ahead.Not so much games, but certainly companies. Naughty Dog and Insomniac. They are the reason I love platformers to this day, with the fantastic fun of Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon for the Playstation 1, then Ratchet & Clank and Jak and Daxter for the Playstation 2. It's a real shame seeing how far the former two have fallen after being taken from their true parents.
I guess we could go... wherever we please.
Responsible adultLots of Game Boy stuff. The Donkey Kong Land games, Kirby (oh yes, Kirby), and lots of other stuff.
PIBugs life, spider man, and crash bandicoot 3 on the PS1. Sonic 3 and Knuckles on the PC.
Now Playing: Skyrim
o-oSNES games, mainly. The Soul Blazer Trilogy, the first few Final Fantasy VI, V and VI, Chrono Trigger, Super Mario World, and so on.
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Responsible adultThe nice thing about portable games is indeed that they're cheap. Why, with enough birthday money, you could maybe get *gasp* two of them!
Oh yes, I've also grown up with a few simulations as well: Caesar II and those early Maxis games, especially SimCity 2000. Age of Empires was close, but I didn't pick it up until I think 2001.
Mostly Pokemon. Maybe the Genesis Sonic games too.
WHAMI was raised on Super Mario World. And the first Donkey Kong Country, to a lesser extent.
The Leading ManFirst game I ever played was the PS1 adaption of Hercules back in...98? 99? Something around that. Back when I had no clue what a Playstation was, or how it worked. I've also got a special attachment to Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, thanks to the memories I have of it being one of the oldest games in my memory. Other than that, Kingdom Hearts 1 for the Playstation 2, which was the sole reason I got a PS2 and began a metamorphosis into a Sony fanboy which lasted roughly 8 years. There's also Ratchet and Clank, thanks to the extreme WANT I had for the first game, and Ratchet and Clank 3 is still one of my favourites, even though I haven't played it in ages. Last but not least, Crash Bandicoot. Anything by Naughty Dog was wonderful (and still is. I <3 you, Uncharted). Anything past Naughty was...ok. Crash Twinsanity was pretty good, and the racing segments of Tag Team Racing were good, but the Crash sections were so boring (and they gave Nina a VOICE) that I knew it was basically the end. And then they brought out the 'Mutant' series, and I knew the end had arrived. I've also got some vague memories of FFVIII and FFX, which I played (surprise surprise) thanks to Kingdom Hearts. Namely, getting my ass kicked by Elvoret and Sinspawn Echuilles, respectively.
edited 11th Oct '10 9:59:03 PM by Legionnaire
Responsible adultReminds me of the good old days with Creatures...
Needs More Love games was continued on the Dreamcast with Skies of Arcadia, along with Seventh Cross Evolution which I bet no one here has heard of. ETA: I Knew It, it's even redlinked!
edited 11th Oct '10 10:49:41 PM by SparkyLurkdragon
Now Playing: Skyrim
Neverwinter Nights, though. I played that game and its expansions so much... loved it to death. Should play it some more, but first chapters are absolute drudgery. When I was younger than that, though, what I really enjoyed was sitting next to my dad and watching him play either the above two games or Knights of the Old Republic. Oh, to be young(er) again and not know what the hell the Moonstone Mask is.
edited 11th Oct '10 11:01:04 PM by Kadael
I grew up with a few games, such as Super Mario 64 and one of the first Zelda Titles which came on the collectors edition disk they first released with the gamecube (the one that came with the 30 minute Wind Waker demo, anyone else remember that?) but the games i really grew up with were Sly 2 and 3. I loved the stealth aspects of that series, and it's not a surprise that years later i would find a love in the Assassins Creed series. Its also kind of ironic how i never played the first game for either of those series...
The Good TroperI'm a Chess native. I like Go, but no matter how much I try it's always been a foreign country.
Mathematics Is A Language.
Some more shareware games I grew up with:
edited 10th Dec '10 9:07:28 AM by WartysNeryon
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