I am nearly 40 years old. That's my excuse. For what, you ask? Well, you see, I got an Xbox Series X and I've been playing around with it, enjoying the integration of libraries of games from all generations of Xbox. I was looking through the Black Friday deals the other day and I noticed that Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 was only $10. I have always wanted a copy of Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti and this is one of the first times it's been available outside of Japan, plus I only have like 6 digital copies of Dig Dug, and that can't possibly be enough, so I decided to buy it. You might think that means that the oldest game I've played on my Xbox Series is that 1989 NES game, but, you see, that collection also comes with a bunch of other games, including Dragon Spirit: The New Legend, a really great NES Vertical shmup that I had never played but instantly fell in love with. That's another 1989 banger, so it doesn't really change things, but while I was enjoying that vertical shmup goodness I noticed that the collection also included the 1984 NES version of Xevious, a game that I've never really liked but have at least 4 digital copies of at this point. So I booted that up and gave it a whirl. I actually think I liked it more this time than I usually do, especially because I could see how it helped inspire Dragon Spirit.
At that point I was all in and I already had a copy of Midway Arcade Origins in my digital library, so I downloaded that and used the awesome power of the Xbox Series X, with its high tech SSD and its 12 teraflops of performance to play a couple rounds of Robotron 2084, a 1982 classic that pretty much invented the twinstick shooter genre.
So yeah. I used my less than 1 month old expensive piece of new gaming tech to play a bunch of emulated NES arcade conversions and an emulated version of a 360 game that itself was emulating a 1982 arcade banger.
The truth is that as much as I enjoy all the new fangled tech and current gen games, I also like having access to the classics on one system, and sometimes you don't want to play an ultra-realistic looking Viking murder simulator. Sometimes you want to play some frickin' Dragon Spirit.
So, fellow olds, what's the dustiest old piece of software you've played on your less than a month old system, and why?