A guy on youtube started doing a "lets play" of Zelda: Links Awakening. This was a game I had as a child and lost. I hadn't thought about it for 15/16 years and suddenly It jumped back into my life! Watching the play-through is really really enjoyable because a) it is now in colour! b) It is bringing back memories, and interestingly c), I've found myself remembering my perceptions of the game as a 7 year old!
I never finished Zelda: Links Awakening, I have memories of having no clue what to do next and searching the whole map trying to find what to do! Based on these new videos I don't think I ever got past the second dungeon! There were a number of golden feathers that I had to collect and I cannot recall ever grasping that was what was needed! But either way I loved that game.
Thinking about other childhood games has brought up some other errors I made as a child that seem so dumb now. I had the game "Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins". I completed this one and felt like a boss...but I also remember the first time I turned it on. I got it for Christmas, started level 1, got the first 6 coins in the game and ran to my mum to tell her I'd already won the game! The rest of the game was just bonus, I had 6 golden coins...In fact I got way more. I was the mario king! It wasn't for a few months untill I got good enough to actually beat a boss and get an official "golden coin" that I realised the game may have more to it!
So anyone else got any stories from playing a game as a child and perceiving the game differently?