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Ice Car
October 3rd, 2012, 12:34 AM
Preferably NOT Pokemon, since this is a Pokemon forum and I'm sure a lot of us have grown up with Pokemon, as did I.

I grew up with Mario, Zelda, and in general just a lot of Nintendo games. NES and SNES were sort of before my time, the N64 was my first real console so to speak. Some of my later years when I knew a little bit more about what I was doing, was spent playing Animal Crossing on the gamecube. Good memories. I even remember naming some of our parakeets after townsfolk in the game, lol.

Alinthea
October 3rd, 2012, 02:05 AM
http://www.consoleclassix.com/info_img/Dragon_Warrior_Monsters_2_Cobis_Journey_GBC_ScreenShot4.jpg

Dragon Warrior Monsters instantly springs to mind. I played this more than Pokemon when it was out. I had a couple of friends playing it too, so we were always just sat, engrossed in the game, finding new monsters and breeding more! :3

I still have the same game in my games draw in my flat! :D

Kura
October 3rd, 2012, 02:17 AM
Grew up with some good games- Zelda: Link's Awakening, Blades of Steel, duck hunt, donkey kong land/country for the gameboy, golden sun came a bit later but it was so good!

I've always wanted to play Dragon Warrior Monsters, though! And Monster Rancher ;_;

Mr. Magius
October 3rd, 2012, 12:27 PM
Games I would consider a part of my childhood would be Pokémon Yellow, Pokémon Gold, the Mega Man Battle Network series and the Zero series, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, and probably a bunch of other games I'm forgetting about. Those are all the games that I would play beside my friends, or talk about all the time with them. Good times ... : )

TRIFORCE89
October 3rd, 2012, 01:19 PM
Mario, Zelda, Pokémon, Banjo-Kazooie

Grew up with some good games- Zelda: Link's Awakening, Blades of Steel, duck hunt, donkey kong land/country for the gameboy, golden sun came a bit later but it was so good!

I've always wanted to play Dragon Warrior Monsters, though! And Monster Rancher ;_;
I had/played all of those :D

Algo Fonix
October 3rd, 2012, 04:00 PM
Jet Force Gemini, y'all don't even know, man. I liked and played other games, but that one defined childhood for me holy god just blowing ants heads right off. Green blood everywhere.

Also Paper Mario and StarTropics.

Tox
October 3rd, 2012, 04:48 PM
Bomberman, Final Fantasy IV, V and VI, Digimon World, Rayman and Spyro all spring to mind.

EDIT; Oh, and Worms and Puchi Carat.

curiousnathan
October 3rd, 2012, 05:48 PM
I grew up with a variety of games some of them I loved more than others, naturally. Some of my favourite games that I still have all till this day are Spyro, Rayman, Crash Bandicoot and Odd World: Abe Oddysee.

Penta Penguin
October 4th, 2012, 04:58 AM
I grew up playing a lot of games back in the day: Bubble Bobble, Sonic, Mario, Megaman Battle Network series, Crash ps1 series and Spyro ps1 series. Ah, the memories :D

Razer302
October 4th, 2012, 05:59 AM
The ones that stand out for me would be, Sonic, Mario, Digimon world and Final Fantasy. I have most of these games still and completely love them. Still play them to this day but the consoles are starting to wear out which is getting annoying so trying to find new ones and some of the games I lost when I moved out on my own.

Rayman and Crash Bandicoot are others of note to.

ProjectMisfit
October 4th, 2012, 07:46 PM
Zelda, donkey kong, oddworld, tai fu. x3

Sora
October 4th, 2012, 10:57 PM
Not so much series (other than Pokemon) moreso certain games which include:

Diddy Kong Racing
Kirby and the Crystal Shards
Crash Bandicoot (the one for GBA)
Banjo-Kazooie

... and that's pretty much it really. I spent a lot of time at my friend's house playing his Nintendo 64 when I was younger. Sadly, that friend doesn't even remember my sister and I but he was only around the age of my sister so it's no surprise. Still, the memories I have of playing those games are very fond.

Though I'm not sure where I played Banjo-Kazooie. I forget if it was at my cousin's house, at my friend's house, or somewhere else.

Guillermo
October 6th, 2012, 09:30 AM
The original Street Fighter on PC was probably one of the first games I played, along with Sonic, Crash Bandicoot, NFS: Hot Pursuit on the PS1, crap like that. Oh and Power Rangers on PC.

HoyNeeks
October 12th, 2012, 09:36 PM
Tetris, Contra, Metal Slug, Twisted Metal. A game I didn't play but enjoyed watching someone else play was Zelda on the 64.

NatureKeeper
October 13th, 2012, 06:46 PM
http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/screenshots/9/197669/jazzjac2_790screen002.jpg

This was practically my everything before I hooked unto Pokemon, and by extent video gaming as a whole.

Now I need this game, dammit.

Fenrir Reki
October 13th, 2012, 09:23 PM
Jet Force Gemini, y'all don't even know, man. I liked and played other games, but that one defined childhood for me holy god just blowing ants heads right off. Green blood everywhere.



I never thought I would ever find someone who played Jet Force Gemini before! I used to play it all the time with my friends in splitscreen, and we would have a great time. I know exactly what you mean by shooting the alien ants heads off and having the green blood everywhere. I miss playing it...

The video games of my childhood? I don't even know where to begin. I played lots of games as a child across the N64, PS2, and Gamecube. I don't have any specific game I used to play, but all of the games I had on those gaming systems kept me occupied for years. Sadly, most of them are gone now because I sold every single one of them a few years ago, and I still regret that to this day, and a lot of the games were completely addicting to play.

Naming some of the games I used to play as a child were:

N64
Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
Mario Kart
Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask
Kirby The Crystal Shards
Jet Force Gemini
Perfect Dark
007 Goldeneye
Bomberman 64
Gauntlet

PS2
SSX
Need For Speed Underground
Maximo: Ghosts to Glory
Dark Cloud
Dark Cloud 2
Zone of the Enders
Metal Gear Solid 2
Metal Gear Solid 3
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry 2
Jak and Daxter
Jak II
Kinetica (I might have typed this incorrectly)
Final Fantasy X
Shadow Hearts

Gamecube
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
Digimon World 4
Gauntlet Dark Legacy
Super Monkey Ball 2
Luigi's Mansion
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Final Fantasy The Crystal Chronicles
007 Nightfire
Lost Kingdoms II
Super Mario Sunshine

YungKnowledge
October 14th, 2012, 12:12 AM
N64
StarFox 64
Mario Golf
Pokemon Snap
Resident Evil 2
Goldeneye 007
Perfect Dark
Mario 64
Pokemon Staduim
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Madden Series
Had alot more these were mine favorites

PlayStation 1
Dragonball Z Ultimate Battle 22
Grand Turismo
SpongeBob SquarePants SuperSponge (Birthday Gift when I was 12)
NHL Hockey 97
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
These were favorites

PlayStation 2
GTA San Andreas
God Hand
Bully
Madden Series
NBA Ballers
NBA Streets Series
these were favorites

Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, and SP.
Rugrats in Paris
Rocket Power Gettin' Air
Dystany Warriors Advance
Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective
These were favorites.

My childhood 5-15 years old. I don't even own most of these games anymore. (thanks to younger siblings)

DisesioN
October 14th, 2012, 01:04 AM
Formula Grand Prix Circuits
http://www.freegameempire.com/Img/Cache/Games/Grand-Prix-Circuits/Screenshot-3.png

Wolfenstein 3D
http://www.3drealms.com/wolf3d/images/shot1.jpg

Prince of Persia
http://cdn.walyou.com/wp-content/uploads//2012/02/Prince-of-Persia-1989.gif

XLegionxX
October 14th, 2012, 09:24 AM
huh... seems like i'm a lot younger than everyone here.

PC
Half-life
Call of Duty

Xbox
Halo CE

PS2
Twisted metal black
Mortal kombat (Dont remember which one)
Tekken (Don't remember which one)
NFS Hot pursuit 2
Dreamcast
Army men: Sarges heros

That's as far as my memory goes. Yes, it's all violent games. No, I don't know why

PokeRaidenFighter350Z
October 14th, 2012, 05:00 PM
My favorite games in the past
PS1
Marvel Vs Capcom
Parasite Eve
Spyro the Dragon
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage
Final Fantasy VIII
X-Men: Children of the Atom
X-Men Vs. Street Fighter

Sega Genesis
Sonic 1 & 2
Streets of Rage 2
Raiden Trad

Ah... the good ol times.

Nilaul
October 14th, 2012, 08:04 PM
Zelda Oracle games, played the hell out of these two. I remember replaying ages, in-order to complete the game fully, while my friend kept replaying Seasons. In my oppinion these were the two greatest Zelda games ever created.

yiliang99
October 14th, 2012, 11:41 PM
I used to play digimon battle sprit 1 and 2 at gba.
I also use to play mario kart,mario bros from nds.

awolfsquared
October 14th, 2012, 11:47 PM
http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/1614/1175655-ratchet_clank_ps2_us_gh_super.jpg
The Ratchet and Clank series was basically my childhood next to Pokemon.
I played every game up to Ratchet Deadlocked . I think the funny story and zany weapons is what made the games so interesting.

Some others.
N64
Super Smash Bros.
Mario Kart 64
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Hey You Pikachu!
Pokemon Stadium
Pokemon Stadium 2


GameCube
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Mario Party 4
Mario Party 5
Mario Kart Double Dash

PS2
Ratchet and Clank
Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Ratchet Deadlocked
Jak and Dexter
Jak and Dexter II
Final Fantasy X
NHL 02
Guitar Hero
Guitar Hero II
Guitar Hero III

PC/Online

Kid Pix Studio Deluxe don't think that counts as a game
SimCity3000
Monopoly
The Sims
Where In The World/Time is Carmen Sandiago?
Runescape
Maplestory(still play it occasionally)

Gameboy/Color/Advanced
Pokemon games(Red,Yellow,Gold,Crystal, Emerald, LeafGreen, Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team)
Megaman Battle Network 5: Team Protoman
Mario Party Advanced
Game and Watch Gallery 3

F1refly
October 15th, 2012, 01:49 AM
Ah Nostalgia. I had fond memories of Playing Spyro 2. The Oddworld series were also a big part of my childhood. Rayman 2 I played but it was a bit meh. One game I wish I could get a hold of, even though I don't have a playstation though a emulator is always an option, is Legend of the Dragoon. That game was pure awesome. Crash Bandicoot, oh how I miss thee. I would give my left arm to play your games again.

curiousnathan
October 15th, 2012, 02:34 AM
http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/screenshots/9/197669/jazzjac2_790screen002.jpg

This was practically my everything before I hooked unto Pokemon, and by extent video gaming as a whole.

Now I need this game, dammit.

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, YES!

Jazz Jackrabbit, brings back so many good memories. Oh my god, I forgot about this game. I can still picture myself playing this in Prep right up to Grade 2-3. Haha, this has made my night!

Hikamaru
October 15th, 2012, 02:40 AM
Aside from Pokemon, there were several games that made up my childhood when I was still in the days of regularly playing PlayStation.

Honorable mentions in my case especially go to Crash Bandicoot, Tekken, Spyro, Jak & Daxter and Ratchet & Clank. I couldn't get enough of the bright colorful characters and the storyline. I still play them when I can't access my computer.

That nostalgia still gets to me when I play.

Charicific
October 15th, 2012, 09:09 AM
Caesar III , C&C Red Alert 1, and BLOOD ;(
I still remember those beautiful days...I was like 4 or 6 years old , playing those games while not knowing a thing....Awesome feeling!

JayTheKing
October 15th, 2012, 09:52 AM
The first pokemon game i got was emerald when i was 10 so pokemon games dont play such a big role in my childhood as the anime did.

Game:Donkey Kong Land 2
Castlevania
Tom and Jerry
Tetris
Kwirk
I would come home from school grab my GB and play till midnight.

Ihsman07
October 15th, 2012, 10:10 AM
Haha. Oh god. I've played tons of games when i was kid. All the Mario and Zelda ones as well as Donkey Kong and Kirby, not to mention Pokemon of course. But I also played Tetris, The Banjo Kazooie series and some others I can't think of at the moment XD

Axeliira
October 15th, 2012, 10:47 AM
My first actual console was the original NES, you know...the one with the square controller? That. I grew up with that. Mainly I grew up with Mario games like Super Mario Bros, Mario Bros 2, 3 as well as Tetris, Excitebike and Duck Hunt. That was my 5-6 year old self right there.

Then I moved to Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64. The game I grew up with the most is Super Mario World. And to this day I still love that game and I can beat it as many times as I want without getting tired of it.

Mochi
October 15th, 2012, 11:00 AM
Dual Hearts, Sims, Zoo Tycoon, Grand Theft Auto, Kingdom Hearts

To name a few

Brendino
October 15th, 2012, 01:38 PM
Aside from Pokemon then, the main ones that stick out to me were the first two Sonic games on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. I don't even want to begin counting how many hours I spent on them, so much in fact that I could probably beat both of them in my sleep (well, Sonic 2 at least). The majority of the other games that we had though were sports games, since the Sega, and later the PS1 were both my dad's. I eventually gravitated towards those games as well, with the NHL and Madden games becoming some of my favorites.

LividZephyr
October 15th, 2012, 07:49 PM
My first games were Super Mario World and Super Mario Kart. Then came SNES Aladdin and a couple others I wasn't as fond of.

I mostly grew up with my N64. I got it when I was like eight and played all kinds of things on it. Like Ocarina of Time, MarioKart, Pokemon Stadium, and all of that. I got a GBC just for Pokemon a few years later and that was awesome too.

I was mostly a Nintendo kid. Have branched out a bit since then, but my heart lies with the same series I've enjoyed my whole life. Those are all Nintendo series.

Newton
October 17th, 2012, 05:24 PM
I was not of a gamer as a kid. I mostly played pokemon and Spyro and FF9.

For me, I remember mostly watching my friend play video games. He had every new game, consoles, gadget when it came to games. He was so cool and going to his place was like entering wonderland. I sucked (and still do) at video games so I wasn't realy allowed to the games. So I just watched. To this day I still watch him play games, and yell at him to go left when he is going right to an dead end.

I also remember watching my family play Myst and getting nightmares of the guy in the blue book.

Wobbachomp
October 19th, 2012, 10:34 AM
Pokemon Crystal, Super Mario Sunshine & The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

Morkula
October 19th, 2012, 02:12 PM
My childhood was pretty much Commander Keen and RollerCoaster Tycoon. I put so many hours into those games that I can't even begin to imagine. I didn't get any gaming systems until my GBC in 1999, so I was pretty much confined to PC games and going over to my friends' houses and playing.

thedestinedblade
October 19th, 2012, 05:52 PM
Probably the game that I have fondest memories of as a kid is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time; awesome beat 'em up side-scroller that I played countless times though I never manage to finish. Pokemon (obviously), Disney's Magical Quest, Yoshi's Island, and Sonic 2 are some other games with which I have great memories of during my childhood.

RedJ
October 19th, 2012, 08:05 PM
Dragon Warrior Monsters. I got it along with a spare GBC charger and a Pikachu GBC carrying case thing. Many weekends were spent playing through that game...except the cartridge didn't save, so I would always lose my progress. I didn't care, though- the game was fun and was one I didn't mind restarting multiple times, even if I never got to the end. I've since found a working cartridge, but yeah.

Others include Super Mario World, LoZ: A Link to the Past, Mega Man Legends, Final Fantasy VII, and Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy.

60
October 19th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Sims, like every single installment for the PC and gameboy advance. It's all relatively the same, but I spent so many hours on it. x) Besides that, Pokemon, and the occasional Diddy Kong Racing, I can't say I played many video games.

Seki
October 19th, 2012, 08:55 PM
Pokemon as most of you would probably say.

Aside from Pokemon, I played games such as Spryo, which I loved the Year of The Dragon version, spent countless hours on it. The Bomberman Series, especially the Fantasy Race where you ride on Rhinos and Rabbits. PES 2, where I spent countless of hours playing Master League, where I created my all-star team. Sonic R, the songs in the soundtrack are brilliant. And Snakes on my mother's nokia phone.

FrankOcean
November 4th, 2012, 05:25 PM
The only game console I had as a kid was a Playstation, so I never had the chance of playign Smash Brothers or Pokemon Snap or Mario Kart. Pretty much any N64 game.
But the Playstation is still my favorite console just because it had two of the best video games I've ever played.

Spyro and Crash Bandicoot are what made me love it. They were the only games aside from the occasional GTA I'd ever play. Not even Pokemon felt as fun for me. But, omg, Crash and Spyro I miss them so much.

Aeon
November 4th, 2012, 06:00 PM
Animal Crossing, Banjo-Kazooie, Mario Kart and Smash Bros. basically.

Olli
November 5th, 2012, 01:49 PM
Well, Pokemon was definitely the most notable of the games I grew up with, since those games were pretty much the only games I played up untill I got my Gamecube. I had already been introduced to the Mario games beforehand, and I remember I had Super Mario Land for the Gameboy Color at the time, but I was horrible at platforming games at the time, so I never really felt like playing. Once I got my Gamecube though, it came with Mario Kart Double Dash and the Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition, and for a long time I only ever played the Mario Kart, untill I finally decided to check out the LoZ game. At first I thought it was just full of demo's, and that I had to buy the games individually to actually play them, since that was the impression I got from the Wind Waker demo, which I was totally mad in love with, and with that I didn't even play the other games, since I thought the graphics were horrible in comparison to WW, and it wasn't till much later that I discovered they were actually full games, and they eventually came to be some of my favourites.

Later on I got the Wind Waker, which was pretty much all I wanted to have to do with the Zelda games at the time, since they were the kind of cartoony graphics that I loved at the time, and it went relatively well, up untill when it all became fetch quest, and I had no idea what I was supposed to do, so I let the game lie for a pretty long time. That was around the time when I discovered the other games were full games, and later on I got the Four Swords Adventures, which, compared to the other Zelda games, were relatively easy. And yeah, I pretty much stayed with the Zelda games for a pretty long time, being the only games I myself got apart from other Pokemon titles for my handheld systems, but looking at all my Gamecube games, they're all Zelda games apart from Double Dash, so it's easily my most prominent collection of games of any series.

But yeah, I've obviously played lots of other games, but none has influenced my childhood as much as the Zelda games, and they all stay very close, despite losing a few of them along the way in my carelessness lol.

Ven Bloodia
November 5th, 2012, 05:35 PM
Grew up with Pokemon Silver, Kingdom Hearts, Grand Theft Auto 3, Pokemon Ruby, and Metroid Prime in my youth.

Blaze42
November 6th, 2012, 08:03 AM
Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, Sonic Heroes, Zoo Tycoon, Roller Coaster Tycoon, and Kingdom Hearts were essentialy my childhood. (Minus Pokémon, of course)

Barney.
November 6th, 2012, 08:53 AM
My childhood was built on N64, Gamecube and GBA, with the latter two being the most prominent.

Smash Bros. Melee , Wind Waker, MK: Double Dash are the obvious choices from the Gamecube, but in terms of the maybe lesser played games, Timesplitters 2 was a massive part of my childhood.
GBA also had some classics, Fire Emblem (both 7 and 8), Advance Wars (both 1 and 2) and Harvest Moon being the main ones that sculpted my childhood.

Playful_Weasel
November 6th, 2012, 04:22 PM
I grew up with the SNES, my grandma and I would play "Bubsy: In Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind", "Donkey Kong Country" "Super Mario World" "Super Mario All Starts" every single day (around 1994). I also liked playing alone "Sim City". I miss the old days, playing it on an Emulator is fun, but its not the same.

When I first played N64 I got hooked on "Conker's Bad Fur Day" "Vigilante 8" and "Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense", after school, I played them for hours

That was until the PS2 came out and I first played "Grand Theft Auto 3", I was hooked on GTA games.

Now, I'm into playing Pokemon and "Sim City 4"/"The Sims" more than any other types of games. I still play some SNES games on Emulator with my grandma.

Valvatorez
November 8th, 2012, 11:48 AM
I grew up with a Megadrive, so my early childhood consisted mostly of Sonic the Hedgehog games, as well as Columns (I had a Gameboy, but I never got a copy of Tetris, oddly...) and The Revenge of Shinobi. Prior to Pokemon, I didn't have that many games on my Gameboy: Super Mario Land, Zelda: Link's Awakening, and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game were the extent of my arsenal.

My next-door neighbour had an N64 and a PS1, so I also had some exposure to Rayman, Banjo Kazooie and the original Oddworld, as well...although not as much as I would have liked at the time.

Sakura Rain
November 8th, 2012, 05:00 PM
I grew up on the N64/PSone but mainly N64. My absolute favorite game from childhood would have to be Donkey Kong 64, closely followed by Banjo-Kazooie/Tooie and the original Super Smash Bros. Also enjoyed the Spyro series quite a bit, Spyro the Dragon was actually the first game I ever owned, alongside DK64. brb drowning in nostalgia D;

Ice Car
November 8th, 2012, 06:16 PM
I grew up with the SNES, my grandma and I would play "Bubsy: In Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind", "Donkey Kong Country" "Super Mario World" "Super Mario All Starts" every single day (around 1994). I also liked playing alone "Sim City". I miss the old days, playing it on an Emulator is fun, but its not the same.

When I first played N64 I got hooked on "Conker's Bad Fur Day" "Vigilante 8" and "Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense", after school, I played them for hours

That was until the PS2 came out and I first played "Grand Theft Auto 3", I was hooked on GTA games.

Now, I'm into playing Pokemon and "Sim City 4"/"The Sims" more than any other types of games. I still play some SNES games on Emulator with my grandma.
Did you just say Bubsy?

Uh, wow. I only heard horrible things about that game.

Akeraz
November 9th, 2012, 01:16 AM
It'd take me an age to list every game I played during my childhood, but I'll list those that stick out. I've been an avid gamer since I was like, three, and layed my hands on a SNES controller for the first time ever.

SNES: Super Mario World, Mario Allstars Collection, Street Fighter II Turbo
Sega Genesis: Sonic, Sonic II, Sonic III, Sonic and Knuckles
PS1: Tekken Series, Final Fantasy Series (Yes, unfortunately my first experience of IV, V and VI were on PS1)
Theme Park World, Digimon World, Yugioh Forbidden Memories, Star Ocean II,
Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Resident Evil Series, Crash Bandicoot Series, Spyro I
GBC: Tetris, Pokémon Series
GBA: Golden Sun Series, Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced, Pokémon Series, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
PS2: Star Ocean III, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XII, GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, Timesplitters Series, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, Whiplash, Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3&4, Bully(Canis Canem Edit), Dragon Quest VIII
PC: TESIII Morrowind, TESIV Oblivion, Civilization 4, LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth, Age of Empires II

ahmet476
November 10th, 2012, 07:55 AM
Hmm, there are so many.

Tetris handheld
A formula 1 racer hadheld
Tamagotchi
plenty of NES games

imevil
November 18th, 2012, 03:56 PM
I remember all the Hours I spent playing Zelda Ocarina of Time and how fun it was to invite friends over fro some SSB. Other games that come to mind are the Mario and Metroid Series.

Juicy
November 19th, 2012, 12:56 AM
Let's see, my strongest memories of childhood gaming involved the SNES, GBC and N64. Our neighbours had a SNES so we would often be over there playing Mortal Kombat or Diddy Kong Country 2.At home I had a GBC with Links Awakening that was given to me by the son of one of my aunty's friends (He had two copies and gave me one, what a nice guy), Pokemon, Donkey Kong Country and Mario. Then came OoT, Lylat Wars, Pokemon Stadium/Snap and Top Gear Overdrive on the 64. I never got to own Conker's or Super Smash Bros which didn't phase me, I played them at people's houses and that was enough.

Sora
November 19th, 2012, 01:40 AM
I entered the video game scene (other than those cute reading computer games. Oh man how I loved those so much) when I was eight, so pretty late I guess? Anyways, the follow games are definitely part of my childhood memories:

Pokemon Silver (as well as Gold, Crystal, and finally Ruby).
Pokemon Stadium
Diddy Kong Racing
Kirby and the Crystal Shades
Banjo Kazooie
Crash Bandicoot (GBA one)

And that's pretty much it from the top of my head hahaha. Not sure what age you stop considering what you do as 'childhood'

Altomare
November 19th, 2012, 02:01 AM
hmmm... don't have game consoles but do remember playing Snake and Space Impact on my parent's cellphone. Ah, those were the good times...

encas
November 20th, 2012, 09:09 AM
Aside from anything in the Pokemon series, one of my first favorite games was Sonic Adventure. As a little five-year old, I loved wandering around and talking to the NPCs in the Adventure Fields. I am pretty sure I am one of the only fans of that game that enjoyed the overworld areas, but it's probably just that Sonic fans, when not ranting about Sonic's eye color, prefer straight platformer gameplay.

And around the age of nine, my sister purchased a used copy of Harvest Moon 64. I even remember that she didn't want me to tell our dad because it cost $40. Even though I have largely moved toward mobile gaming since the newer console generations, I still love playing it on my N64 from time to time. Reminds me of how some fans have called the newest installment about on-par with Harvest Moon 64...I'll lobby for a 3DS for Christmas. :D

White Mage
November 21st, 2012, 06:49 PM
I pretty much played every single PS1 game ever. I was so proud of myself for beating Metal Gear Solid at age 8. Here are the ones that pop into my head:

-Metal Gear Solid (PS1)
-Twisted Metal (PS1)
-Spyro (1 and 2) (PS1)
-Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue (PS1)
-The Lion King (Sega Genesis)
-Hercules Action Game (PC)
-Tarzan (PC)
-Spider-Man (PS1)
-GTA (PS1)
-Lego Star Wars (PS2)
-Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (PS2)
-The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
-Super Mario 64 (N64)
-Pokemon Snap (N64)
-Super Smash Bros. (N64)
-Donkey Kong Country (SNES)

Starfury
November 30th, 2012, 06:23 PM
Hard to say, since I wasn't much of a gamer when I was little. The games I remember playing as a kid were all on the Nintendo 64 and PS1, like the Crash Bandicoot 2. Those were the good times...

Banjo-Kazooie, SSB, Pokémon Stadium, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64. I can only remember these games for the PS1: Tony Hawks Pro Skater, CB, GTA and Spyro. I had good times playing that.

These are the games of my childhood. Except I barely even played them, I just usually watched my brother do it instead. x3

dudebot
November 30th, 2012, 06:33 PM
Everything Mokoko just said.

Mr. Avocado
December 3rd, 2012, 01:26 PM
My childhood was built on Mario and Pokemon games; I played Pokemon hours on end, Mario was every other day kinda thing but I loved them both and I still play them.

I remember I played Pokemon like every car journey no matter where we went.

MelchiorFlyer
December 3rd, 2012, 05:27 PM
I grew up playing Crash Bandicoot. I also remember Twisted Metal, Spyro, and Crash Team Racing. When I was eight, I finally got my DS Lite. My very first game ever was Pokemon Mystrey Dungeons: Explorers of Time.

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December 6th, 2012, 04:11 PM
Call me less oldschool, but the PSX was my first console, never had a PS2. I still have my original GameCube too, that was my favorite system. I was PC-trained with Age of Empires (1), Zoo Tycoon and Sim City. Those are the only ones I vividly remember (And still have/play). For GameCube The Sims was definitely my favorite as well as Pokemon spinoff games, Need for Speed Most Wanted(the original), Super Monkey Ball, and Medal of Honor (Rising Sun and European Assult. Never cared for Frontline); and for PSX....we had SO many games. Among the top were Spyro, Harvest Moon (I think?), some Crash Bandicoot game(dun remember which one :/) and Star Wars Ep 1. My PSX memory eludes me...

chakalaka25
December 12th, 2012, 06:33 AM
all the pokemons games, icy tower, counter strike, and rayman! :)

DowntownDumpling
December 26th, 2012, 02:05 PM
The first games we ever owned were Pajama Sam, Sonic 3, a few Need for Speed games, and (later) the first two Harry Potter games, all for the computer. I got my GBA when I was eight or so and had Pokemon Crystal, Super Mario Bros. 3, some racing game whose name I can't remember, Shrek 2, SpongeBob: Battle for Bikini Bottom, Mario Pinball Land, and a couple more. My first "real" system was the GameCube, and after a couple of years of owning it I wasn't really a kid anymore.

I also remember playing Pokemon Blue at my cousins' house and, even earlier than that, seeing PS1s in stores and asking my dad to get us one but him refusing. I do own a PS1 now but didn't until a few years ago.

Wandering~Leaf
December 28th, 2012, 12:25 PM
Hmm...I was a much huger gamer as a kid than I am now. XD But I miss playing them...fun times.
N64: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Super Mario 64, Golden Eye, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, Yoshi's Story (I'm pretty sure that's what it was called...), Star Fox, and lots more that I can't remember at the moment. XD
GameCube: Super Smash Bros: Melee, Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, Paper Mario, Lord of the Rings: The Third Age, Lego Star Wars...
PS1: Crash Bandicoot racing, or something like that. XD
PS2: Medal of Honor, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts 2, Star Wars: BattleFront 1 and 2, and more that I can't recall. :P
Xbox: Crash Bandicoot series, some Star Wars game that I can't remember, and many many more. XD

Yeah...I played more games than I should have. XD

outfox
December 28th, 2012, 12:34 PM
Pokemon Snap! I tried playing it on the computer recently because I pawned my N64, but it's not the same without the hand-held controller. heh

healingcharm
December 30th, 2012, 04:52 AM
Mario
Ratchet and Clank
Jazz Jackrabbit
Crazy Kart
Sims 2
O2Jam

Team Fail
January 1st, 2013, 09:46 PM
Mine had to be the first game I had, Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced on the GBA. That, and Super Mario Land, which I've gotten much better on.

Starry Windy
January 1st, 2013, 10:10 PM
One of my childhood games are:
(NES) Pocket Monsters (a bootleg one), Tetris, Track and Field
(PS1) Beyblade, Crash Team Racing, Digimon series, Evil Zone, One Piece Grand Battle 1 & 2, Power Rangers series (Gaorangers and Hurricanegers included), Pro Evolution Soccer (back then it was Winning Eleven in my area), and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4.
(N64) Pokémon Stadium 2, Super Smash Bros.
(GBA) Crash Nitro Kart, Kirby series, Pokémon series, Power Rangers series.

pokemanmdj
January 1st, 2013, 10:35 PM
I usually stuck around Nintendo in my childhood (Basically a Gameboy and Nintendo 64). There was Super Mario 64, Donkey Kong 64, Yoshi's Story, Pokemon Yellow, Metroid, Starfox 64, Pokemon Snap and a whole ton more.

Oh, anyone remember Glover or Hey You, Pikachu for the N64? Freaking loved those 2 games.

I shared a PSone with my brother, and we'd play Final Fantasy, Spyro, MegaMan and Castlevania on it.

Perico
January 2nd, 2013, 09:22 AM
Games of my childhood... well, I have many, but I'll pick just a few which I most appreciate and like:

- Spyro: If I had to choose only one game, it would be Spyro. I spent days and days playing it! I remember that I started playing the second game (Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage) and I think it's the one I played the most. Then I tried "Spyro the Dragon" (the first one) and finally "Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon". 2 and 3 were my favs, though the first game was amazing too. In fact, I played again Spyro 2 (just to remember my childhood) two years ago and I liked it even more. It was lots of fun!

Spyro 2
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww82/HazardGames2/spyro2_03.jpg
- Crash: I played lots of Crash games: Crash Bandicoot 2 (don't know why I always started playing second games on PSX :P), Crash Bash and the one I liked the most, Crash Team Racing (CTR). I spent hours playing CTR with my friends and cousins.

Crash Team Racing
http://www.videojuegosyconsolas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Crash-Tag-Team-Racing-3.jpg
- Donkey Kong Country: It was the first game I got when I was bought a Game Boy Color. Maybe it's because it was my first game that I like it so much, anyway, I still think its BSO was amazing.


http://www.consoleclassix.com/info_img/Donkey_Kong_Country_GBC_ScreenShot2.jpg

And those are the games that if I were asked to play them again, I would never refuse to.

Gideon Jeremiah
January 2nd, 2013, 09:27 AM
Dragon Warrior, Final Fantasy, Metroid, Legend of Zelda, Chrono Trigger, Tales, Xenogears, Elder Scrolls, etc...

I essentially played everything while home ill.

JadedGrizzly
January 2nd, 2013, 02:48 PM
For me, it was mostly the PSX, N64 and Dreamcast, I played SNES only a little bit since my uncle owned it.

PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy 7, Papparapa the Rapper and Croc
N64: Mario games, Zelda Games, WWF attitude, Kinda generic well know N64 games
Dreamcast: Sonic games and Jet Set Radio.

Of course there are more, just can't think of them right now

Sweets Witch
January 14th, 2013, 10:26 PM
The first actual console I had was a Nintendo 64 and I probably spent more time playing Donkey Kong 64 than anything else. I also had Banjo-Kazooie, but I couldn't bring myself to beat it after I played Banjo-Tooie because it just paled in comparison.

Come to think of it, I had a copy of Wario Land and I don't remember what happened to it.

twocows
January 15th, 2013, 12:29 PM
SimTower, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Starcraft 1, and Diablo 2 were probably the games that sucked the most time out of my childhood. Each of them is fantastic in its own special way.

Sooyun
January 15th, 2013, 05:34 PM
Final Fantasy: Tactics, Tactics Advance, 9 (never finished to this day), X, X-2, 12 (it's not that old, but it was the last game I purchased and I have yet to finish it)
Pokemon: Red, lost Blue, Yellow, Gold, Crystal, Sapphire was the last cartridge I ever bought, Snap, sold Hey You Pikachu, Stadium 2
Zelda OoT
Evil Zone, Bust a Groove 1 + 2 (borrowed from a cousin but now play on emulator), Soul Caliber 2, Legend of Mana, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage, Crash Bandicoot Warped (gotta emulate it now, but controls via keyboard is ebdrbcechbdb), Shadow of Destiny, Sims in the City...

In short, I like games where it's more or less open and I can choose what I want to do even if the end result isn't all that different (i.e., I can make my team the way I want, choose the fighter I want, go to this or that world, etc.). Nothing brain numbingly linear where I have no choice in customization.

mozartm99
January 17th, 2013, 11:28 AM
For me it was Jak and Daxter, gran torismo 3 and 4, zoo tycoon, and tomb raider. I still play Jak and Daxter on the ps3 with the HD collection. I also played ratchet and clank deadlocked.

CarcharOdin
January 17th, 2013, 04:27 PM
A lot of old DOS games were games of my childhood, like Jazz Jackrabbit, One Must Fall, Tyrian, stuff like that.

I also grew up with Pokemon and Legend of Zelda, with OoT and Gold/Silver being my childhood favorites.

There's also another DOS game I played in my youth that if any here has heard of, I will instantly think you are awesome:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/The_Dig_artwork.jpg
BEST. POINT-AND-CLICK ADVENTURE GAME. EVER.
And an AMAZING soundtrack to boot.

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That intro doesn't even begin to scratch the surface.

The game's available on Steam and D2D, so as far as I'm concerned you have no reason to not get it.

Gzomyndzor
January 20th, 2013, 03:26 AM
Super Mario World on the SNES! My favourite game of all time :D Played it since I was like 6, love it so much and still provides a challenge for me today (star road).

Moist
January 20th, 2013, 01:10 PM
http://forum.i3d.net/attachments/full-games-demos/14000d1204234235-free-game-duke-nukem-3d-image003.jpg
http://forum.i3d.net/attachments/full-games-demos/13998d1204234235-free-game-duke-nukem-3d-duke.jpg

The first game I can ever remember playing when I was about six (yep). Duke Nukem Forever was boring and bad but this one was WAY better.
My favourite level was and still is a tie between Babe Land and Duke Burger.

Pleiades
February 1st, 2013, 03:58 PM
Anyone else play Mischief Makers or Snowboard Kids? Those were my absolute favorites.
That, and Kirby 64. I never beat it as a kid, but two years ago I finally completed it 100%.

Mr. Avocado
February 1st, 2013, 04:02 PM
I actually sparsely remember playing a lot on the N64, specifically Mario games but I can't get quite get my head around which ones. I also enjoyed FIFA from whenever I could play; I think the first FIFA I played was '02. Lastly, I played Formula games as I was getting into my 7th year of life...ah the good times. :3

Evil Stud Muffin
February 1st, 2013, 04:22 PM
Super Mario World, most of the original platformers on the Playstation, most of the Zelda's up to MM, and god knows how many games on my cousin's genesis.

Caelus
February 1st, 2013, 10:48 PM
I remember my cousin in Europe had what I think was an NES. I might have played Super Mario Bros. on it but I really don't remember it that well.

I do remember coming to the US and my cousin here had an N64, which included games like Banjo Tooie and Super Mario 64. I used to play those all the time when I came over.