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Daloblast

Lego star was the complete saga and pokemon soulsilver

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gcunit

This is a toughie, and kinda depends on where I draw the line on childhood (some might say I'm still experiencing it).

My answer will probably differ from others in that these two games didn't particularly register with me much as video games, I didn't play them much, but they reignited something inside me, a love that has stayed with me ever since.

In the late 80s the Atari arcade Star Wars games were ported to the Amiga and somehow a copy of Star Wars and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi turned up at my house.

I'd obviously been somewhat into Star Wars as a little kid (born 1980) as we had had some of the figures and I had a Millennium Falcon, but I had been deprived access to the films themselves as they were hardly ever on UK TV, and home VHS recordings had been lost.

So when I heard the audio samples of "Red 5 standing by", "You're all clear kid - now let's blow this thing and go home!" and "You cannot escape your destiny. You must face Darth Vader again" from the films, they stirred something really deep and I just had to watch the films, so sought out retail VHS copies of the trilogy and reconnected with half-forgotten memories in a way (i.e. watching each one hundreds of times) that will always stay with me.

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MysticGengar

Hm... I have 2 answers.

1. Pokémon White. Diamond got me into the series, but this game helped form me after I moved, and helped me through a slighly rough time that could have been a LOT worse otherwise.

2. New Super Mario Bros Wii. It was the game that got me INTO gaming all the way. I still have extremly fond memories of 100%ing the game with my dad from start to finish. It's still (likely) the only game I have ever gone for 100% and finished the job.

Every time I think of these games, I just get a rush of joy. The wild battle theme from Pokémon White always just makes me get the largest grin and I feel fantastic. I even cried when I watched a Mario Series Melody and the NSMBW title theme came on. Cheesy, but they always left a major impact on me.

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Heavyarms55

I'd say 3 games had the greatest impact on my childhood.

First: The original Pokemon Red and Blue gave me one of the first reasons I remember having to actually wanting to know how to read - learning "difficult" words like "attack" "defense" "special" etc (I was 5 years old and those aren't words the average 5 year old can read) as well as my falling in love with those games led to a life long obsession with the series that continues to this day.

Second: Advance Wars - the first new game that ever led me to want a new video game system. Advance Wars drew me in and I begged my parents for a GBA and the game and it led to my appreciation of turn based strategy games that has since branched out to Fire Emblem and Sid Meyers' Civilization.

3rd and finally: Mario 64 the game was just such an impact on me. Having most of my previous experiences with gaming be 2D titles Mario 64 was really just an incredible experience that holds up pretty well today - despite the wonky camera.

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Heavyarms55

gcunit wrote:

So when I heard the audio samples of "Red 5 standing by", "You're all clear kid - now let's blow this thing and go home!" and "You cannot escape your destiny. You must face Darth Vader again" from the films, they stirred something really deep and I just had to watch the films, so sought out retail VHS copies of the trilogy and reconnected with half-forgotten memories in a way (i.e. watching each one hundreds of times) that will always stay with me.

As a kid I must have rented Star Wars on VHS a dozen times - for each of the trilogy. Honestly I am not sure why my parents didn't just buy a copy until I was much older because they must have spent more on rental fees than it would have cost to just buy them. (not that I knew any better at the time)

When I read your comment I actually read "You're all clear kid! Now let's blow this thing and go home!" in Harrison Ford's voice. Such an iconic moment.

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Street fighter 2.
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KingMike

@Heavyarms55 I probably alone nearly paid off the rental store's copy of Final Fantasy "II" for SNES through rental fees.
Though with video games, it was certainly a lot harder to just buy any game you want any time. (especially before finding out about used-game stores, but even then some games were tough to find until online. I am probably very alone in repeatedly asking to buy a copy of Tecmo Secret of the Stars from FuncoLand until one eventually turned up. That was when they kept the carts all behind the counter and you had to read the price lists and ask them one by one if they had each game you wanted.)

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Heavyarms55

@KingMike FuncoLand... Man, there's a nostalgic name.

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NintendoByNature

FuncoLand... where kids went to be offered pennies for their gaming devices and accessories

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Illusion

Illusion of Gaia.
I played through that game with my mother when I was struggling to read, but with her help I'd learned to read and experienced one of the greatest stories of the SNES age.
That game will always be the most special to me.

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AstralOrange

Super Mario 64. Although I played dozens of games before it, the first true "WOW" moment I had in a game was when I played this for the first time, at a demo kiosk in a Blockbuster. Also it was the first game I ever 100%'d which was a huge accomplishment for me back then.

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AxeltheBuizel

Pokémon Diamond was my first Pokémon game and really kickstarted my love for the franchise. If it wasn't obvious from my profile picture I absolutely love the Pokémon in Sinnoh, and in terms of the Pokémon themselves it is probably my favourite region in that regard, partially due to the nostalgia I have from first playing it.

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MysticGengar

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Same dude. I also started with diamond. As much as I love Unova, I do have a soft spot for Sinnoh.

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Dogorilla

Pokémon Platinum was my first Pokémon game and I remember crying when I finished it because I didn't want it to end. (Thankfully there was a lengthy postgame!)

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KingMike

@Illusion Got the game for Christmas after release, spent the vacation playing it only for my save to get erased near the end. Spent a day speed-running it to catch up.

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redd214

Link to the past, favorite game of all time.

Super Mario Bros 3 - really started my love affair with games

Gran Turismo 1 - I had always been a car nut even when I was a little kid but this game pushed the boundaries of what a video game could be. I had notebooks full of testing and tune info. Would spend an entire weekend trying to shave a couple seconds of my lap time. Man what a great experience for 13 year old me!

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Illusion

@KingMike good stuff. I play it annually. When my mom and I got stumped in angel village finding secret entrances, we actually called the nintendo power hotline for help. Great memories.

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Dezzy

I grew up with the NES and SNES generations, although nothing on either of those consoles really grabbed me at the time. I wasn't aware of any of the games that I would later discover (e.g FF6, Super Metroid, Link to the Past). I basically thought Super Mario World was the most advanced game in existence when I was young.

The first thing that really had a massive impact on me was Ocarina of Time, when I was a teenager. That game just felt like it changed everything. At the time it came out, nearly everything about it was revolutionary.

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Trajan

@Heavyarms55 Funcoland was awesome back then. What happened to them? Local one turned into an EB games, then a game stop.

For me its hard to pin down. I think Link's Awakening was my first big adventure. Didn't beat it until I was a teenager though.

Pokemon Blue and then Goldeneye 007 were obsessions.

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@Trajan I am not entirely sure what happened to the company itself, but most locations in my area did the same, I think Game Stop/EB Games bought them out.

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