Just because, something light for once.
Past nostalgia of a much simpler time growing up as a kid.
I was much more of a Mario/Nintendo enthusiast of the 90s.
This would probably be my equivalent from a game of the same early 90s era:
Once upon a time I was playing that game quite literally in the year 1997. I was so young I thought having a higher number was a good thing at first.
MarioKart was an awesome game, I think I was twelve or thirteen years old when that came out.
The best Nintendo game however in the first generation was…
You actually would have been only around 6 years old when that one came out. It’s the OG one. The 64 version came out four years later.
I didn’t have a Nintendo 64 myself until Christmas 1999.
I have Goldeneye 007. I’ve kept all my old game cartridges. Used to play Goldeneye a lot with a friend in my old neighborhood around 2004 to 2006.
I was still playing such games even by then, basically grew up around a bunch of neighborhood nerds as a kid. I miss that period of time before social media and the internet where people were still basically human.
See if this brings you back to a more innocent time period @Restart80
The most OG of games in my collection in terms of what I played. I still have the cartridge as well. The cartridge itself is older than me, probably nearly 28 years old now.
My dad bought a Super Nintendo + Super Mario World bundle before I was born. My mom played it somewhat before I was born as well.
I’ve been a gamer ever since it was physically possible for me to hold a controller and play. I was probably attempting to play this as early as 1996 or even 1995.
My brain received A LOT of stimulation as I did spend the vast majority of time in front of these rather challenging games for the time.
Never actually owned Street Fighter II.
There were some really great games like Final Fantasy and Zelda that I actually missed out on in the early years. It was mostly Mario, some Donkey Kong, Megaman X, and Kirby, with random other games.
Oh I actually played Duck Hunt.
When I was around 12 years old, I actually had this fascination with 1980s games (basically the first decade of true home gaming), mainly the NES since I never owned one. Actually went with my dad to pawn shops trying to find an NES. We managed to get one, along with Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt cartridges since they were so common. The gun worked and I played it. For such an old game, it was pretty good.
Old traditional fighters were probably great too.
My first fighting game was Super Smash Bros., and never got much into traditional fighters. I’ve tried playing modern ones and my impression is that they’re just so over saturated and convoluted. I’d probably enjoy the older, simpler traditional fighters more.