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Old 10-05-2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Favorite Game as a Child

While we're waiting for a comic, I figured I'd ask what everyone's favorite game was as a kid.

Mine was The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time... I still don't think they've made anything as good as it.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:10 PM   #2
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While we're waiting for a comic
You say this as if it's something which rarely happens.

Anyway, to answer the question, I can't pinpoint just one. I loved R.B.I. Baseball, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run, Tetris, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and Punch Out!!. That's just off the top of my head, and that's during a childhood that spanned many years and consoles. I tried to limit my childhood to pre-junior high, which is why my list looks the way it does. Honestly, I consider my childhood to be right up through age 18.

I thought too hard about the question. Go figure. Reminds me of one of my favorite Penny Arcade comics:

(Tycho) It's not a big deal. People forget their passwords all the time. That's why they make you set up a secret question.
(Gabe) Oh, I set up a secret question alright. I set up some Zen shit.

(Tycho) What is delicious. ...What is delicious? It's a valid avenue of inquiry. What does it mean to be delicious? Can something untasteable possess some flavor that is metatastual? Could, then, an idea be delicious?

(Tycho) Maybe I've been reading it wrong the whole time. What if it's not a question at all? What if it were a statement. Perhaps what is, itself, delicious. Inquiry. Which is to say...
(Gabe) Oh, I remember. It's candy. Candy is delicious.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles. Dynamite Headdy. Phantasy Star IV even if I did not beat it until last month. Rocket Knight Adventures. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Banjo Kazooie. ;w; So many.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:21 PM   #5
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:22 PM   #6
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Extra Innings. I played the hell out of that game.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:22 PM   #7
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:25 PM   #8
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I LIKED SONIC 2 A LOT BUT THAT CARTRIDGE CONNECTION THING WAS SO COOL

I had Sonic 3 for like, a year before we got Sonic and Knuckles. It was awesome.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:27 PM   #9
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Oh yeah, I loved Uniracers too.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:37 PM   #10
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Hmmm. I used to play the Game Boy version of Kid Icarus religiously as a kid, because we only had a Game Boy as a system other than the old computers. I did always play Castlevania whenever I went over to my cousin's house though, since they had a NES and that was my favorite game (still is).

Although Oregon Trail was always a bitchin' game.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:43 PM   #11
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Tiny Toons: Babs' Big Break was a game I played and beat at least once a day as a kid
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I vaguely seem to remember ads for that on the Tiny Toons movie VHS.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:46 PM   #13
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Oh yeah, I loved Uniracers too.
Getting Gold in all the events was an effort in not snapping my controller.

The trick ones were fun as all hell. Like an early Tony Hawk.

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Old 10-05-2009, 10:06 PM   #14
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:15 PM   #15
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Tiny Toons: Babs' Big Break was a game I played and beat at least once a day as a kid
pffffffff gag me with a spoon

Buster Busts Loose was a masterpiece compared to that overrated tripe
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:20 PM   #16
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I only had a gameboy, fuck you.

When I got a Genesis I got Buster's Hidden Treasure and that game was the fucking bomb
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:16 PM   #17
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Super Mario World, Populous, some chess game, Batman Forever, Another World, and Act Raiser.
All on the SNES.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:16 AM   #18
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Every big Super Mario release I remember being a huge deal. Started with Super Mario Bros. 3.

When Super Mario World came out, I'd go to Target when my mom needed to just to play it on the display unit. Stuff like Yoshi, the cape and being able to trade lives with the second player on the map screen seemed so revolutionary to me at the time.

After having played things like Final Fantasy IV, I was really looking forward to Super Mario RPG. By that time, I had a Nintendo Power subscription and was quite hyped for it. It did not disappoint. Yoshi's Island, too.

But it all came to a head with one game. Super Mario 64. I've never wanted a game that badly before or since. That game, to me, was the peak of gaming. Took me four days, just sitting there, to get all 120 stars. I remember, soon as I found out they had a display unit at the neighborhood Blockbuster, I asked my mom to go down and play it. This was a month before it came out. I was so hyped for the Nintendo 64, the game and the controller. I couldn't take no for an answer. Ended up getting on my bike and riding about ten or so miles down the street to play that game for an hour or two. I never even got out of the courtyard, I was having so much fun just soaking it all in.

I've been grounded twice in my life (my parents didn't generally ground... they were more physical disciplinarians) and that was one of the two times. Got a week for that. Every single minute of it was worth it.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:24 AM   #19
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Up until I was 12 or so most of my gaming was more about doing something with someone else and not really about the game itself. I put dozens and dozens of hours into a host of games that I was both fond of and not so fond of. Gaming was more of a social thing. Even RPGs were sibling projects where we'd work on boss strategy and shit together.

I can't say I had a real favorite game till I played Breath of Fire III. I don't even know why either. It is a solid game, but it isn't anything overly special.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:09 AM   #20
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Because it was special to you then.

Also, Super Mario Kart, Street Fighter II, NBA Jam and the like all fed into what Ves was talking about. I loved playing stuff with others.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:13 AM   #21
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I loved the damn game till I was 20 or so, and I still like it a lot. It is very charming, and I like to fake speedrun(basically do the first half in 6-7 hours) it now and again.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:21 AM   #22
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I should also mention Link's Awakening.

My first Zelda ever was Adventure of Link, so I was turned off to the whole series. When I got my first Game Boy, I really wanted Super Mario Land 2, but it came with Link's Awakening. Wasn't until a couple of months later that someone at school was talking about how neat it was that I went back and took a look again. It became a social thing, bringing the Game Boy to school, talking about progress, and working through puzzles. That's the most fun I've ever had with a Zelda game.

Then I got my Game Boy stolen right before I could finish.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:33 AM   #23
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I never beat Super Mario Kart. I could have, but every time I played Rainbow road, I'd do something to mess myself up. I didn't really wanna beat it, even though it is a racing game and you could replay it over and over. I knew I'd be sad if I ever finished it, and, I never did (sold my Super Nintendo and all the games for a N64 with Mario Kart 64). Super Mario Kart had the true Rainbow Road.

Also, Super Scope fuckin' 6. I freakin' loved that game, but, I had no idea what the fuck "calibrate target" was, so I just always randomly shot the screen when it came to that, and attempted to play with a really fucked up aim. Holy shit. That game would have never left my hands if I had a decent aim on it.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:25 AM   #24
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From the first set of games my family had (they're the first set because i simply don't ever remember getting them), Super Mario Bros. 3 was the best.

When the time came to get a Super Nintendo, Megaman X was my favourite until Yoshi's Island came out.

Then I got a Playstation with a mod chip, and like 40 games. Some of them were bleah, but of those, the ones that stand out the most are Tekken 3, Suikoden II, and Breath of Fire III. of those, Suikoden was my favourite.

At some point I got a 64. Star Fox 64 wins that shit. But of them all, Tekken 3 was my favourite multiplayer game and Suikoden II was my favourite single-player game.

Got an Xbox at some point which I barely used, a Gamecube I used less than that, and a PS2 which I adored (and still do)... but I was a teen halfway through highschool by then.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:40 AM   #25
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Mother fucking Crash Bandicoot. CTR was one of my favorite games ever as a kid. I got so good at it too, to the point where I could beat a few of the N. Oxide Ghost time trials.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:45 AM   #26
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When I first had a Super Nintendo, my favorite games were Mortal Kombat 1-3, Yoshi's Island, and Battle Toads: Double Dragon.

Later, when I had an N64, I was really into Ocarina of Time, the original Smash Bros., Golden Eye (my first N64 game), and Mario Party.

I guess that would conclude it because after that, I wasn't much of a "child" anymore.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:52 AM   #27
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Vectorman and Vectorman 2 were fucking tops, oh god I beat those two games so many times and just kept coming back for more and more punishment.

Sonic 3 and Knuckles took up a shit ton of my time too when I discovered Hyper Sonic, Hyper Knuckles, Super Tails and Doomsday Zone. I also played Sonic 2 a lot the Sonic 3 and Knuckles more because my mom would play as Tails and could help out more.

Oh fuck! I forgot X-men for the Sega Genesis. Me and my god-brother used to have our Segas red hot from playing that game for hours. Archangel was the greatest support character ever.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:59 AM   #28
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After looking at youtube, I now remember how that X-Men tormented me. Gawd that game used to kick my ass, I never beat it, my god-brother got close but couldn't beat it either. Even when we combined our powers we couldn't do it.

I was always the weak link too and dying every 5 seconds. D:

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Old 10-06-2009, 08:01 AM   #29
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X-Men 2: The Clone Wars. Oh man.

Also, I can't believe I fucking forgot Mega Man. 2, specifically. And Mega Man X.
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Nami mentioned a few of my other favorites. Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, NBA Jam, NBA Jam T.E., Mario Kart 64... I played all of those so much.
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