Now I always remembered being absolutely obsessed with Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda growing up in the 90's, but after recently uncovering a few boxes of my childhood school papers at my family's place, the word "obsessed" took on an entirely different meaning. These boxes contained plenty of random essays, math tests and writing guides, but they also held hundred of drawings, stories, and projects themed around the worlds and characters of my favorite video games of the time. Little did I realize that I used nearly every creative opportunity I could to express my love for the games that brought me so much joy in my younger days. Even if that just meant drawing Pikachu in as many different ways I could think up.
I've gone ahead and put together an in-depth video highlighting some of the more noteworthy grade school papers and projects from my childhood, ranging from simple drawings of Pikachu, an Oracle of Ages board game, a reimagined version of Ocarina of Time's story and much, much more. Please, bear in mind that I've never been a great artist, so you can probably imagine how cringe-worthy some of these projects must be, but I thought it would be an absolute waste not to share some of these with the world, purely on how silly and wholesome some of them are.
When I first lifted the lid on those boxes and realized what was inside, all I could think about was how much of a chore it was going to be to go through all those papers. But what I didn't prepare myself for was how much fun I was going to have, laughing at my old spelling habits, and slightly regretting cutting up a perfectly good Zelda strategy guide for a project. I hope this brings you a few laughs, and if it sends you on a quest to go searching for your own nostalgic essays and etchings, I'll know I've done my job right.
Did you have any particular habits growing up that stemmed from video games? Do you have kids, siblings, or relatives that just won't stop drawing Mario, Pikachu, etc? Feel free to share your stories down below!
Well, pokemon got me into trying to do art, still trying actually.
Games in general are a big part of who I am, I'll play anything that has a decent story.
Great video, @Ziondood! It's simply fascinating to think back on my life and realize just how much video games played a part in my growing up. How many school projects I did about games I was into at the time, and following the timeline of my life and seeing how that has informed the kinds of games I play to this day.
You chose well. Squirtle is the best starter.
Don't @ me, people! =p
I found my sister’s old Pikachu backpack and it’s rather interesting, yellow, furry and with big pointy ears. I was a little late for the Pokemon craze being a millennium baby so I remember the Gen 3 hype more than anything. My first main series game, other than Coliseum and XD, was Pearl which I got with my DS that I bought with my First Communion money, rather ironic given the whole Satanic affair. I fell in love with it and spent over 300 hours on that alone but Platinum and Heart Gold remain the highlights of the series for me. Gen 5 was pretty great and the season mechanics were cool but Gen 6 ruined the series for me. Y was the last time I’ll ever pre-order a game and while I did enjoy Sun, Ultra Sun wasn’t exactly much of an improvement. Sword and Shield just reinforced my reasons for being over Pokemon and I’m just glad I have my original cartridges for when I want to play Pokemon games I actually enjoy.
I've made a bunch of stuff, though most of it has been more recent. Made this (https://www.reddit.com/r/Breath_of_the_Wild/comments/bvc638/made_this_little_guy_from_soapstone/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x)
korok last year for an art class, and I remember drawing a really awful picture of Mario riding Yoshi after playing Super Mario Galaxy 2
My friend and I made our own version of Pokémon with like 100 monsters we drew back around 1999. Sadly I think it was all lost to time.
I was the one the others laughed at just because i liked nintendo games the most when i was in primary school. If I could go back and change it I wouldnt, it was worth taking the bullying for it.
This reminds me of when I was going through some of my old things about a year ago. I found an old journal I kept in 2nd grade that was full of drawings, stories, short comics, and very bad handwriting. XD I was a pretty Pokemon-obsessed kid!
Probably the most fascinating story in there (complete with bad drawings) was kid me battling another kid I knew at the time in a stadium. I had a Gyarados, the other kid had a Butterfree. My Gyarados went nuts, I calmed it down, then the battle went on and I won (of course!). I called Hyper Beam "Mouth Beam" since I didn't know the name at the time.
I wanna be, the greatest master of them alllll!
these are all kids under the age of 30. Im 36 played pokemon at 16 you are all children
I didn’t originally get around to watching this video since it was a bit longer but I was curious and saved the link I just watched it now and have to say this is one of the most wholesome things I’ve seen on here in a long time. I was smiling the whole time and I needed this since I’ve been having a rougher morning. Thank you so much for sharing this, Zion.
Laughing a lot at some moments)) It is impressive how a simple game can develop a new creative arts talent. Nintendo influenced your school grades in the same way as https://writix.co.uk/essay-examples/swot-analysis inspired me to begin writing essay examples and make swot analyses. It's like nintendo and writix discover pupils' and students' aptitudes to create, research and study via interactive methods. I hope that educational buildings' administration will consider these facts and ways to educate teens since they are more effective than simply learning.
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