Chris and Ezra were playing Ms. PacMan and an old school racing game last night.
It was bringing back so many memories… back to the days when the Sega Genesis and the original Nintendo were considered “high tech”, and the neighborhood kids would flock to our house after school to play John Madden Sports games with my brothers.
These were my favorite games growing up (in no particular order):
This was always one of my favorites, but I remember we had to keep taking the game back and exchanging it because it was filled with so many glitches.
This game was freakin’ fantastic because you could swing from things like a robot monkey.
ToeJam and Earl!
I have no idea why I loved this game so much… from what I remember, you just had to walk around and find stuff. Woo woo!
I had a somewhat traumatic love/hate relationship with this game… I would get so frustrated at it that I would play with a pillow next to me that I could grab and scream into when I got frustrated. And I used to bite the pillow too. And maybe I threw the controller a few times. Or pounded on the game console. And I COULD NEVER STOP PLAYING because I just HAD TO BEAT IT. (Never did.)
I used to love to watch my brother Jared play this game, and I loved playing it myself too. I remember being there when he finally defeated Mother Brain… and I was so proud of him I think I remember telling my friends at school the next day. It was a BIG moment. hehe.
Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!
This was a game that absorbed many hours of my young life, I’m sure.
My favorite part was building the track.
As far as computer games were concerned:
This was seriously the best game EVER made. I used to get soooo stressed when that the tentacle guy would come after me. Eeek!
Sam & Max
This game was really fun because you had to solve mysteries and figure things out like a detective. Games like that really caused me to geek out.
I also really liked the Sonic games and the Zelda games. If I HAD to pick a favorite of these games I’ve listed, it would probably be Maniac Mansion or Metroid. Or maybe Bionic Commando. Ahhh… times were much simpler then, weren’t they?
Which games do YOU remember playing when you were a small fry? (if any?)