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#1 Posted by AcidBrandon18 (772 posts) -

The game that kind of affected my childhood was MGS:2. I remember being in 6th grade when my teacher asked the class who ran the country. I immediately raised my hand and said without hesitation "The Patriots!". She said I was wrong. I guess she has never heard of the LA LI LU LE LO. :/

#2 Posted by TheHT (11661 posts) -

Asteroids - Introduction to video games

Super Mario Bros. 3 - First time I ever wanted video games

Ocarina of Time: First time I ever went on a grand adventure in a video game

Half-Life - First time I was ever completely immersed in a video game

Deus Ex - First time I found something I could thoroughly relate with (interests-wise)

and then I grew up.

#3 Posted by LordEvilopoly90 (3 posts) -

I Have to say Baldur's Gate. First game I ever played, at the tender age of 3. Followed closely by Planescape Torment which heavily influanced my Authorship style.

#4 Posted by Neferon (262 posts) -

Super Mario Bros. I met this guy who could actually finish the game. I decided then and there that when I grew up, I would become just and good as him!

#5 Posted by Takeda (7 posts) -

Pokemon Blue Version was my childhood.

#6 Posted by gtg12 (67 posts) -

Pokemon yellow pikachu edition and Super Mario World.

#7 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Takeda said:

Pokemon Blue Version was my childhood.

Sounds about right for me as well.

#8 Posted by Erk_Forever (157 posts) -

Final Fantasy 9. The plot and the hours I spent on it were extraordinary when I was a boy.

#9 Edited by ManU_Fan10ne (662 posts) -

namco museum on nintendo 64

legend of zelda ocarina of time (i actually just started playing this game, but i watched my friend go through most of the game)

smash bros

pokemon (most of them)

#10 Posted by Galiant (2195 posts) -
#11 Posted by The_Hiro_Abides (1266 posts) -

Castlevania for convincing me that I needed an NES for my 5th birthday.

#12 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1594 posts) -

Pokemon: Blue Version, yo. That game ate my life as a child.

#13 Edited by notdavid (841 posts) -

Majora's Mask. It was the first Zelda game I ever played. I never got through the first dungeon, but the layout of Clock Town is burned into my mind. And dat moon.

#14 Edited by PhantomGardener (468 posts) -

I can't remember a single game that has actually affected my life, not in a major way anyways.

#15 Posted by JTB123 (1048 posts) -

I must have completed the original Resident Evil hundreds of times, to me it was the ultimate haunted house movie but way better because I got to control it. Probably why I can never tire of zombies.

#16 Posted by TheSilentGod (140 posts) -

Pokemon Red, Ocarina of Time, Diddy Kong Racing and Final Fantasy 9 were the biggest contributors to my childhood gaming.

#17 Posted by MeierTheRed (4941 posts) -

Had a Pong system that started it all. I mean the obvious games like Sonic, Mario and Alx Kidd, had their impacts for sure. But what had even bigger impact was the countless of games i played on Amiga. I still consider the Amiga 500 the best gaming machine i have ever had.

#18 Posted by BeachThunder (12270 posts) -

Lemmings is the first game that springs to mind.

#19 Posted by AngelN7 (2972 posts) -

Pokemon Blue and Pokemon Stadium I was way way into them pokemon when I was a kid , I remember being amazed by the effect the pokeballs made when they opened in Pokemon Stadium 2 , like literally that little light effect made my skin crawl I even got the transfer pack thingy to play the GBC pokemon games on my TV screen, that was the future right there 8-bit sprites on my SD TV, oh and I hated Digimons with all my heart.

#20 Posted by NegativeCero (3024 posts) -

Super Smash Bros and the old N64 wrestling games like No Mercy. My friends and I would play those pretty much everyday after school.

#21 Posted by BallsDeep (30 posts) -

Word Rescue, and Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon, helped me get into gaming as a child.

#22 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

FF7. I and used to play heaps of soccer, running and biking. Hardly played my playstation just the odd games of Crash Bandicoot and Tekken. I swaped Crash Bandicoot 3 for Final Fantasy 7 from someone at school before a 2 week break. After those 2 weeks all I though and dreamt about was that world and characters. It was my first RPG and I was hooked, I stopped playing sports and started putting time into my shitty Homestead FF7 fansite which pretty much consisted of a GIFopalyse and was counting down the days to FF8, loved it and loved FF9 and 10 and fell off when 12 came out...

#23 Posted by TerryTrowbridge (20 posts) -

This is hard. It's probably something on the NES. SMB3, Bad Dudes, Duck Tales, Zelda, Metroid, Contra, Castlevania 2, Mega Man, Battle of Olympus, or Life Force.

#24 Posted by believer258 (12075 posts) -

Super Metroid always has been and always will be my favorite game of all time. Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, and 3 on the SNES were also a lot of fun to play. On PS1, there were the Crash games and Hot Wheels Turbo Racing.

Sure, I had other games, but those were the games. Also, I never had any JRPG's because (dumbly) I heard the term "turn based", turned my idiot kid nose up, and never wanted to touch them.

#25 Posted by Cubical (637 posts) -

Mortal kombat it made me realize How a crap fighting game series can get covered up by a so called "Shocking blood and fatailty" gimmick that will make every other child you encounter want to play the crap gaem rather than a real fighting game like Street fighter 2 turbo or virtua fighter hell even primal rage killer instinct or fucking tekken.

and congress will try to ban the crap game make it go on and on rather than letting it die on its own fueling childerns insanity to want to play such crap just becuase they dont want them to have it. Yes this will be the game they insist on playing with you over and over again its like a sick form of tourture any attempt to get them to play a real fighting game that sucks less will fail and there are not to many that suck more than a mortal kombat game.

If only time killers got such treatment at least time killers is so horrible its funny as hell.

#26 Posted by Vexxan (4623 posts) -

Mainly the Zelda games for N64 and most Pokémon games.

#27 Posted by supercubedude (459 posts) -

I played kind of a lot of Super Mario RPG as a kid. Probably more than is healthy.

#28 Posted by KillerPidgeon (64 posts) -

I was thinking about this the other day and the games I used to play as a child. It was mainly PC stuff like Tomb Raider, Dungeon Keeper 2 and Duke Nukem 3D (My parents had no idea what was in that game, phew) but the one game burned into my mind and had me hooked for days on end was Shenmue. I'd never played anything like it before and it took a whole year to get my hands on a copy and I shall never part with it. It was one of my favourite Christmases that year. I recently went back to it the Christmas just passed to do some Let's Play videos for YouTube but didn't get too far in as everyone I knew wanted me to socialize and stuff (pfft real world socializing) I still hold Shenmue as my game of games.

#29 Posted by Halos_god (160 posts) -
#30 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
  • Doom 2 - Horror 
  • GTA 2 - Joy 
  • Duke Nukem - Style 
  • Max Payne - Emotions 
  • Age of Empires - Frustration 
  • Call of Duty - WW2 interest
#31 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

To me, the spirit of the OP seems to be not really another what's your favorite game nostalgia time extravaganza, but what game fucked up your mind so that you started to delusionally referencing crazy video game stuff as it relates to real life. For me that's probably JRPGS from the nineties. Still to this day, if I look out on a mostly sunny day, with fluffy clouds out towards distant hills, trees or mountains, I wonder what kind of adventures I could get into over the horizon, what kind of monsters need vanquishing over there, yunno the usual stuff.

#32 Posted by MocBucket62 (1260 posts) -
  • Pokemon Yellow- So many hours catching them all and having Pikachu follow you!
  • Super Mario Bros Deluxe- The GBC port of Super Mario Bros with additional features that made me love the Mario franchise!
  • Super Mario 64- After I freaking loved SMBD, this was even better and the freaking 3D graphics blew my 5 year old mind at the time.
  • Age of Empires II- The game responsible for getting me interested on Medieval history.
  • Rome Total War- The game that got me interested in ancient history.
  • Age of Mythology- Never been so interested in Mythology in my life when playing this game.
  • Battlefield 1942- This game made the WWII era my favorite American era for a while.
  • Backyard Sports Games- I freaking loved these games as a kid, kinda inspired me to actually play in little league sports in my town.
  • Super Smash Bros Melee- While the first is a classic, this was the game that got most of friends over to play. Its the ultimate party game, just saying.
#33 Edited by Ascardon (71 posts) -
  • Super Mario Bros 3 NES - incredible replayability.
  • Terranigma SNES - learned english and also tought me a little geography.
  • Secret of Mana SNES - Played trough the entire game with my friend,amazing from start to finish.
  • Age of Empires II PC - epic campaign and multiplayer.
  • Starcraft/Broodwar PC - 1000+ hours and counting this game i still play to this day 14 years after relaseNo one can stop Mr Domino PS1 - i good old gem i loved back in the PS1 era.

There is also a lot of other games ,but it will get to big of a list here.PS! Thank you for bringing this topic out it brings back good old memories kudos!.

#34 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

fallout 1&2 and daggerfall. i know i played ALOT of daggerfall as a kid, but all i can remember about it really is that damn screaching noise the rats made. thats the thing of nightmares my friends.

but yeah, i played those 3 to death and was chasing the RPG dragon ever since, kept trying JRPGs cus i didnt know any better and was never satisfied lol.

#36 Posted by Yummylee (22268 posts) -
#37 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2477 posts) -

Metroid II

I occasionally break out my old 1992 Gameboy just check if the module still works.

#38 Posted by Jimbo (9928 posts) -

Games were my childhood.

#39 Posted by JoeyRavn (5002 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@Takeda said:

Pokemon Blue Version was my childhood.

Sounds about right for me as well.

Count me in, though I was a Red child...

#40 Posted by Brendan (7978 posts) -

@Takeda said:

Pokemon Blue Version was my childhood.

#41 Posted by tescovee (361 posts) -

arkanoid, Starwars and discs of tron. when I was real young my parents would bring me to the beach and I would spend as much time there as I could, and those were the 3 games I could constantly get my quarter worth. ahhh good times...christ I feel old...

#42 Posted by Matthew9559 (9 posts) -

Socom for PS2 got me into online gaming which was huge for me, I was hooked from there and then started playing PC games more which brings me to my next most influential game for me. Diablo 2. I was addicted to that game and loved farming for the best loot.

#43 Posted by Fwankenstein (33 posts) -

Resident Evil.

Was never able to take my mind out of the gore since.

#44 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Age of Empires I & II

Lego Racers


Deus Ex

Diablo II

Memories *tear of joy*. I didn't know English very well at the time, making some of the games particularly difficult. Thankfully my mum was an English teacher so picked it up fairly easy.

#45 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

Playing find the sausage with my old choirmaster.

It wasn't very fun though; even when you won you were still fucked.

#46 Edited by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -
#47 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19375 posts) -

MapleStory made me become much more objective oriented and obsessed with percentages.

#48 Posted by clubsandwich (3795 posts) -

Resident Evil 2, played it when I was like 10. Dude, that game gave me some serious nightmares, also, made me love survival horror games. :D

#49 Edited by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

Civilization III. I ordered it out of a Scholastic book catalog because I liked the cover art. Upon playing it, my young mind was blown by how awesome it was. It is still one of my favorite games ever and taught me more about history than my 6th grade history teacher ever did.

#50 Edited by SexualBubblegumX (542 posts) -

Final Fantasy 6, oh my I played that game too much. I went through it more times than I could count, each time rasing each character to lvl 99.