Just a couple more days.
As we look back at all the years, what's the one game-related Christmas gift that you loved more than anything? The one that made you think that maybe, just maybe, Santa Claus was real?
I don't have any one in particular, as strangely enough, my most memorable acquisitions didn't occur at Christmas time. However, I distinctly recall being overjoyed at seeing Castlevania: Symphony of the Night when it came out of the wrapper. I had watched a friend play through the whole thing, and I just couldn't wait to play it. The memory is all the rosier after it became one of my all-time favorite games. I also remember unwrapping a new game for my original Nintendo. I don't remember the name of the game but the simple fact that it was another game was enough. Back in those days, they didn't release a fraction of the games they do now, and they were prohibitively expensive.
Yeah, they cost then what they do now . And in the late 80s, $60 meant a lot more than it does these days. So, just about any new game was a big deal if your parents weren't wealthy. I also remember getting a bunch of GameBoy games one year, which was great because I had gotten a little burned out with Tetris and Tecmo Bowl . I think one of those new games was Double Dragon II , which I eventually beat without ever getting hit. Another was Metroid II: Return of Samus , which I adored .
How's about you?