Everyone needs a great nostalgia trip for the holidays.
For those who are old enough to remember the days of the Super Nintendo vs. Sega Genesis wars ("Genesis does what Nintendon't"), and perhaps even before that era, the latest Time Tech feature will bring a tear to your eye.
This would be a good time to share your favorite memories of the good ol' days. What do you remember most fondly from the 8-bit or 16-bit eras? What side of the fence were you on during the aforementioned Nintendo vs. Sega battles? What was your favorite original GameBoy game (and don't say Tetris 'cuz everyone picks that one)? What game were you just so proud to conquer? Which games did you and a friend spend eons trying to take down? Can you easily recall cheat codes, such as the iconic infinite lives one for Contra ?
I have a great many, of course. I still remember seeing Pong for the first time. Even at the age of 4, I was mesmerized because I never thought a human being could actually control something I was seeing on a TV screen. I remember digging out a 12 x 14-foot square piece of earth for my father (it was for a new wood shed) just so I could earn the original Nintendo. I remember staying up late to try and take down another Rygar level. I remember the virtual impossibility of Ghosts 'n Goblins . I remember playing Final Fantasy VI with a friend, back when such a thing was a novelty. I remember buying the Genesis off a friend and playing a full season of Tecmo Super Bowl III . I remember skipping levels in Super Mario Bros.
And really, that's just the tip of the iceberg. 🙂