What video game defines your childhood

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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:55 pm

It's hard to pick just one. But the ones I played the most and remember the most fondly from my early childhood are Banjo Kazooie, Banjo Tooie, the first and second generation Pokemon games, Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy VII, and Chrono Trigger.

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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby GojiFan » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:37 pm

I was born in the early 90's, so I got to fully appreciate three generations of games from start to finish. I owned every system (minus XBox and DreamCast) from the 4th to 6th generation as well as being an avid PC gamer. The defining ones for me were:

-Metroid series (especially Super and Prime)
-GoldenEye
-Metal Gear Solid
-Mario 64
-Mario Kart 64
-TMNT IV: Turtles in Time
-Super Smash Bros 64
-Gran Turismo series
-Ace Combat series
-Command and Conquer series (Tiberian Sun, Red Alert 1 & 2, Generals, and Tiberium Wars especially).
-Diablo 2
-Star Wars Galaxies
-CounterStrike

Probably about 90% of my gaming hours when I was growing up were in that group of games.
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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby Creature22 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:58 pm

Man, there were a lot...

-Pokemon Blue
-Super Mario World
-Donkey Kong Country
-Super Smash Bros. Melee
-Kirby Air Ride
-The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

And I still enjoy Mario Kart Wii to a heavy extent. It's like being able to drive with just the wheel! :D
New Super Mario Bros Wii and the Lord of the Rings games are a lot of fun too.

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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby Jiragozira14 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:42 pm

From what I remember;

-Spyro the Dragon was my first ever video game.
-Pokemon Emerald was my first ever portable game.
-Super Smash Brothers Melee was my first competetive game.

Not sure if I missed anything else, but these all come to mind immediately.
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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby Beef Bigshot » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:19 pm

Super Mario world...
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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby TetsukiGroudon » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:26 pm

Pokemon and mario games.

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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby wisper15 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:53 pm

GTA San Andreas.

Mortal Kombat.

Is about it. Oh, and Resident Evil. Was all we had back then. Multiple of each, but still.
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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby mschenk » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:59 am

Maniac Mansion, Castlevania series, Betrayal at Krondor, King's Quest 6, Ultima 6 & 7

I've been playing games since the Commodore 64, but these games hold the most nostalgia for me.

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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby Dino-Mario » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:17 pm

Donkey Kong Country
Super Metroid
Metal Slug
Jurassic Park and The Lost World for arcade
Zoo Tycoon
Super Mario World
Peter Jackson's King Kong
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
Capcom's Alien vs Predator
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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby TitanoGoji16 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:19 am

NES:
- Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt
- Godzilla! Monster of Monsters

SNES:
- Super Godzilla
- Super Mario World
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition
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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby The Godzilla King » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:49 pm

- Star Wars Battlefront
- Star Wars Battlefront 2
- Lego Star Wars
- Godzilla Destroy All Monsters Melee
- Godzilla Save The Earth

Pretty much just Star Wars and Godzilla games.
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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby Starsteam » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:53 pm

Dino Crisis 2 (though I never played the full game myself until recently)
Peter Jackson's King Kong (never played the full game myself either)
Godzilla Save the Earth
SpongeBob games, can't remember their titles.
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Come to think of it, those were probably the only games we owned before 2007.

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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby Bigdog » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:10 pm

-Pokemon Silver and Crystal and the Third Generation of Pokemon. I was bummed out that I couldn't transfer any of my Pokemon to RSE, which led for me to using Action Replay, where I discovered walking through walls and had a ton of fun messing with the game mechanics. For Silver, I loved exploiting the Cloning Glitch that I had two of each first two generation starters.

-Pokemon Blue: Where I realized it was very slow and the graphics put me off. I really liked Yellow.

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-Metroid (NES)
-Duck Hunt (NES)
-Super Mario 1-3 (NES)
-Final Fantasy (NES), Final Fantasy X, X2.
-Donkey Kong Country (GBC)
-Megaman (NES)
-Megaman X (GBC)
-Monster Rancher (GBC)
-Demikids Light Version (GBA) -I really liked this game for the mechanics , fusion and the story I guess?
-Digimon World 3. Pokemon ripoff that spoiled Season 4's monsters through DNA evolution. Too bad it wasn't like Digimon World DS. That one added more Digimon collection, though I wish World 3 had DS's mechanics.
-Power Rangers Time Force (GBC)
-Yugioh, one on GBC, and then two on GBA, one on DS and the other on PS2 that revolved the Rose Wars.
-Kingdom Hearts. The entire franchise, minus any of the remastered ones and anything on Vita. Got both games, Chain of Memories and the DS and 3DS one.
-Megaman X4.
-Grand Theft Auto 3/Vice City: played Vice City when I turned into a teenager.
-Super Smash Bros Melee: Played it before every soccer game because the car had a monitor.
-Pokemon Colosseum: Why they never made a game like this ever again is why I haven't used my Wii besides Bleach and WiiSports.

I grew up with an NES and got my Gameboy Color at 8 with Pokemon Silver. Best birthday present ever. Right after the 3DS and the bundle of games I got for that on Xmas. I got all the starters the first run. I did the same for Soul Silver, but got the GTS. All the NES games were my first games, but I remember playing Matroid as my first. I always loved playing the Mario games so I could die and lose for the music.

I always loved JRPGs since I played Final Fantasy, which combined with the Pokemon anime, made me want to do the games.

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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby Variola » Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:11 pm

Donkey Kong Country
Yoshi's Island
Starfox

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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby SomeknowmeasXeno » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:05 am

Sonic Adventure 2
Shadow the Hedgehog
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Ocarina of Time
Majora's Mask
Super Mario 64
Metroid Prime
Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition
Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee / Save the Earth / Unleashed
Destroy All Humans 2
Resident Evil 4
Metal Gear Solid 2
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System
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Ultimate Spider Man
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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby Ivo-goji » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:16 am

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons.
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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby Creature22 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:16 am

Man, looking back at my list I'm forgetting a few big ones.
-The Lion King (SNES)
-Mickey Mania (SNES)

Surprisingly these were probably more prominent in my childhood then anything I've already mentioned. Especially The Lion King, which was a lot of fun; anybody have that one as a kid?

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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby 3000 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:48 am

GTA San Andreas, Godzilla: STE, Destroy All Humans! 2, and ATV offroad fury 2
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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby Legion1979 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:39 am

The original Mario trilogy, Megaman 2, Ducktales, the first two TMNT games, NES Godzilla, Tetris, Bubble Bobble...

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Re: What video game defines your childhood

Postby Giratina93 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:55 pm

Metroid Prime, War of the Monsters, and the entire third generation of Pokemon. Those games were just divine works for me, and cherished parts of my childhood.
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