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GorramBats from Bat Country
Sep 9th 2010 at 7:02:11 AM

When I first got a Nintendo 64 at the age of about six, maybe seven, I didn't know anything about saving games. I mean, every time I turned off my Sega console, it meant I had to start Sonic the Hedgehog all over again right? This meant for the first month or so, nobody was allowed to switch off the N64, or else my Super Mario 64 data would be erased. Or so I thought.

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Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
Sep 9th 2010 at 7:05:15 AM

I did that with Super Mario Brothers 3, although I'm pretty sure you couldn't actually save (maybe?). I actually went through every single stage without using a warp whistle, and it was the first and only time I beat it.

Stormtroper from Little Venice Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
Sep 10th 2010 at 10:56:17 PM

^Not in the original, but you can in Super Mario All Stars.

edited 10th Sep '10 10:56:24 PM by Stormtroper

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mrsaturn Youkai Serious
Youkai Serious
Sep 10th 2010 at 11:14:24 PM

In the b&w Game Boy The Jungle Book licenced game (essentially a Castlevania clone), it took me months to figure out that I had to double tap the d pad to run, and could not build up enough momentum to get over the first pit.

They assed first. I am only retaliating in an ass way. -The Dead Man's Life
CodyTheHeadlessBoy The Great One from Parts Unknown Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
The Great One
Sep 11th 2010 at 1:58:13 AM

I too never used the brakes in racing games as a kid. I was like no way dude I ain't slowing down for nothin'! Warp Speed Ahead! I also liked trying to see who all I can fight with in RPG and Adventure games.

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Kadael Hot Scientist from the cramped laboratory
Sep 11th 2010 at 4:46:45 AM

Putting all my skill points into Lore as a fighter, skipping almost every sidequest, and attempting to go up against a dragon at level 14 in Neverwinter Nights.

Never venturing outside the starting area in Diablo II, because I was afraid of getting killed.

In the MMO Horizons, completely ignoring the obviously dangerous undead that were hanging around, continuing to calmly smelt my ore... then freaking out when they killed me.

edited 11th Sep '10 5:49:40 AM by Kadael

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TsundeRay HOORAY! from Santa Clara, California
HOORAY!
Sep 11th 2010 at 4:48:16 AM

  • In Silent Scope, since I had an aversion to M-rated violence, I would only play target practice mode.
  • Tetris: Not knowing that I'm supposed to make lines.

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Sep 11th 2010 at 7:48:55 AM

My earliest gaming memory is being terrified of Dr. Robotnik....In GREEN HILL ZONE.

Sep 11th 2010 at 8:04:00 AM

^ Was it because of the music?

Sep 11th 2010 at 8:07:49 AM

^ Probably. I do remember dancing to the Sonic 2 boss music.

razi3l0 gamer
gamer
Sep 11th 2010 at 8:17:16 AM

letting the Dog in duck hunt get to me , my memory is fuzzy also i can't remember what happened to the game ... i've probably destroyed it

mrsaturn Youkai Serious
Youkai Serious
Sep 12th 2010 at 7:44:32 AM

Attempting to play an RPG without a memory card. Period.

They assed first. I am only retaliating in an ass way. -The Dead Man's Life
lockonlockon Game Master from In a dream
Game Master
Sep 12th 2010 at 7:54:53 AM

  • Rare candying all my pokemon.
  • Not knowing to make lines in tetris.
  • Guarding too much in Super Smash Bros

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storyyeller More like giant cherries from Appleloosa Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
More like giant cherries
Sep 12th 2010 at 8:11:44 AM

Dungeon Siege: Making every character level up and use every skill equally, completely ignoring strengths and weaknesses

Racing Games: The usual - hold down accelerate for the whole race

Pokemon: Use a single Butterfree for the whole game, taught it dumb moves and grinded like crazy to beat the gyms it was weak against.

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RagnaThePig French rillettes from Québec wilderness
French rillettes
Sep 13th 2010 at 6:32:09 PM

The first time I tried to play Phantasy Star IV, I fleed from almost every battle... I still managed to get to Zio somehow...

Also, not me but a friend of mine : He played through Symphony of the Night while drawing the map of the castle on a piece of paper. Apparently, he had never even tried to push the select button. His face when I showed him the in game map was priceless.

edited 13th Sep '10 6:36:18 PM by RagnaThePig

Sep 13th 2010 at 7:18:47 PM

^ Did he add details, like the clock tower and the spikes? o.o

RagnaThePig French rillettes from Québec wilderness
French rillettes
Sep 13th 2010 at 7:26:23 PM

It was insanely detailed.

DrPravd Nihihihihihihi from Shooting the Breeze
Nihihihihihihi
Sep 13th 2010 at 7:34:27 PM

I dunno if I'd call it dumb, because I swear that thing is the devil, but... In SM 64, I absolutely would not play the level with the eel. Would not, absolutely not. I thought it would eat Mario if he so much as touched the water.

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Sep 13th 2010 at 7:55:28 PM

Oh man my first playthrough of Final Fantasy X. I learned the hard way that levels aren't done automatically (Hey it was the first Final Fantasy) I ever played I made it all the way past the chocobo eater boss (wait your sposed to beat him?) and used flee on everything. by the time I reached the first Wake-Up Call Boss I learned about the sphere grid.... and move all my characters as far as they could go without spending spheres. cue epic fails.

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Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
Sep 13th 2010 at 7:56:36 PM

Doesn't it have unskippable tutorials?

JackMackerel from SOME OBSCURE MEDIA
Sep 13th 2010 at 11:16:40 PM

I remember blowing up everything friendly in sight in Soviet Strike and Nuclear Strike, and relishing the chewing-outs I got from the commander.

Half-Life: Dual Nature, a crossover story of reasonably sized proportions.
Sep 14th 2010 at 8:54:10 AM

^^ Sometimes when your really young tutorials just dont quite work

Apocalypse: Dirge Of Swans.
TommyX from Atluff
Sep 14th 2010 at 11:00:23 AM

In Marioand Luigi Superstar Saga, I didn't know that when you leveled up, you could move the bonus thing, so I have lots of HP in my first file.

Longfellow Fractally long
Fractally long
Sep 14th 2010 at 11:01:46 AM

When I was very young—five or six—I was terrified of dying in videogames. I reached the first boss of Link to the Past and turned off the system :p

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