Day 01 - The first game that got you hooked on gaming
This is a great question and also a hard one. I know there are quite a few games that got me hooked and they were early in my life so I cant remember which one I played first. The first game I ever have a memory of is none other then
That’s right the Super Nintendo Classic. This is the first game I ever saw being played (at least the one I remember) keeping in mind i was born in 1993 I was quite young when this game came out (being only 1 years old) so when I remember seeing it I must have been 2 and my dad was playing it. This game scared me. It haunted my dreams and I could hear the theme to Lower Norfair in my head (that theme scared me the most). This game scared me so much my dad couldn’t play it in front of me.
I’m much older now and I’ve been playing this classic for years. This game is truly 1 in a million as it is just so great (however i’ll get more into this game when it comes up later in this challenge)
The second game I remember seeing at a early age was Super Punch Out
I used to watch my dad play this game non stop and I loved playing it as well. Again this game came out when I was only 1 so I didn’t play it till years later but I still remember it a lot (and still play it from time to time).
The game that really got me into game the most though has to be
When this game came out i was 4…I remember the day we got it quite well. Me and my dad bought it from our local Toys R Us, because my sister was a huge fan of the movies and her friends told her it was great. So we gave it to her for her birthday (or something like that) and me and her sat down to play it. We played the Dam level and fought our way up to the point where the green truck stops at the door. I had never played a N64 game before, and now that I think about it this may have been the first game I had actually ever played (when she let me try to open the door). We couldn’t figure out how the button worked, we would mash them all and we weren’t sure if that was the switch to open it or not…anyways when I came home from school the next day she showed me how to open it, and said something like ” we are so dumb, I had to look it up and its so simple.”
These are really the games that got me into gaming and that is why to this day I will always love the snes and n64, not only because they are classics but because they are my childhood. There is really 3 games that make up my childhood (3 major ones anyways, and all 3 were on the N64, one of these was Goldeneye, and the other 2? well maybe they will come up later in this challenge.)