Nintendo 64, Playstion, Mega Drive, PC, Master system. At some point in our childhood we played some sort of video game. I don’t know about anyone else but all these games I played when young have stuck in my mind ever since and bring many happy memories when I play them again!
So with that in mind I decided to take us down a nostolgic memory lane and highlight a few games that were popular back in the day!
Golden Eye – N64
I played this game over and over again and even though im not that much of a shooter game girl, this was different. Everyone was playing it and it was the game to play. Lets not forget that music too!
Spyro the dragon – Playstation
Ohhh Spyro. You took many hours of my childhood and I would do it all again. It was colourful and it screamed ‘play me for hours kids’.
Theme Hospital – PC/Playstation
Oh boy. There is nothing I love more than a simulator game and theme hospital is what got me into them. Building my own hospital, making money and hitting deadlines, ‘doctor to the inflater room please’! P.S I still have this game downloaded to my laptop!
Crash Bandicoot – Playstation
First game that got me frustrated, acidentally spinning nearing a ledge, then falling off and losing a life, yeah frustrating as hell. Still I loved it to tiny pieces and I’d play again….but still probably fall off a ledge
Pacman – Atari 2600
Ah Pacman that game in the arcade that you always had to play. You know to this day though I still haven’t completed it, thats even if you can complete it. That game seemed never ending!
Sonic The Hedgehog – Master System
I used to literally spend hours watching my brother and his friend play it. I loved all the levels and I used to think I ruled the world when I collected 100 rings and gained a life ‘fist pumps the sky’. Sonic and Tails will always have a place in my heart!
Demo Discs – Playstation
Bear with me on this one. So if you owned a Playstation you would know about the demo disc that came with it. You used to be able to get a free demo disc with the monthly playstation magazine (geek alert) anyway, these discs were flipping amazing. You got to play one level of each featured game. To be fair I don’t think I ever played the full games, I just the demos!
Mario Kart 64 – N64
Now there has been alot of mario kart games. But the one that sticks in my mind is the N64 version. This and Golden Eye were the must have games if you owned an N64. Even now I find such joy in playing this game and its also turned out to be my son’s favourite!
Silent Hill – Playstation
Silent Hill is what got me into the jumpy horror genre. Even though it scared the hell out of me and made my heart leave my chest it is still one of my favourite games ever!
I’d love to know if you ever played any of these or any other games that meant alot to you as a child. Be sure to let me know!