I just realized...

  • That reminds me, lol... I used to have an N64 cartridge with a piece bubble gum in it. I couldn't figure out why it wasn't working sometimes, until I looked at the contacts and saw a hard piece of blue... gum! Geez, that really grossed me out. (Bought the game used)


    I remember being a wee lil' lad and asking my parents for a Nintendo 64 whenever it came out. My parents did eventually get me one, but we had to sell the SNES to get it. Made me really happy at the time, but it makes me super sad now! We used to have a crap ton of awesome games for the SNES! All Donkey Kong Country games, Starwing, Super Mario Kart, etc. Still makes me sad to this day. :'(


    But my love for the Nintendo 64 is strong. It's basically the console I grew up with. I remember playing Super Mario 64 for the first time and everybody gathered around me to look at the game. "Wow, Mario even blinks with his eyes!" Stuff we take for granted now, was something really special back then. It's kind of funny. :D Of course I can't forget about the 3D Zelda games and how they fueled my fantasy, lol. I used to pretend to be Link all the time with my friends. Great times, great times!

  • Yes. I used to race home after school when I was in Kindergarten so I could beat my sister home. The first one through the door was Mario the other was Luigi, we had the Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt Combo

  • Kokiri forest was such an amazing 3D world, until that first glimpse of Hyrule Field *dreamy eyes*
    And that was after spending far too long on Mario64 and Lylat Wars (Starfox 64, you non-brits). I remember the only reason I watched Fellowship of the Ring was because someone said it was a bit like Zelda, so I guess I can thank Nintendo for my other fanboy adventures.

  • I love reading your memories.


    I skipped the SNES so the jump from NES to N64 blew my mind.

    Kokiri forest was such an amazing 3D world, until that first glimpse of Hyrule Field


    I thought Kokiri Forest was a big area when I started the game, then Hyrule Field happens.
    The first boss battle was pretty kick arse too. It took em a few tries to figure it out. Of course now you kill it in udner a mionute and say "next" but taht very first time enetering the room, being all dark and misty. waqlking there aimlessly until you decide to check around and target the ceiling. That eye contact moment with Gohma, when you weren't expecting it.


    I really enjoyed my N64, ina way it is still one of my favourite consoles because of how much it meant to me. Mario Kart, OoT and MM, Jet Force Gemini, Perfect Dark. And even games that now people'd mock me for liking bu7t back then I thought they were cool, hahah, like Xena and the Talisman of Fate. :X'D:

  • No one cares about my memories, I grew up with the Wii.



    Mario Galaxy is my favourite Mario game. I grew up with the NES and N64. So you grew up with the console that has my favourite Mario game on it.


    It'd be interesting to hear about your excitement for the Wii. As my boring adult mind processed the Wii quite differently to your exciting child mind.


    So nonsense. Reminisce away.

  • Mario Galaxy is my favourite Mario game. I grew up with the NES and N64. So you grew up with the console that has my favourite Mario game on it.


    It'd be interesting to hear about your excitement for the Wii. As my boring adult mind processed the Wii quite differently to your exciting child mind.


    So nonsense. Reminisce away.


    I'll make a thread for the Wii's 10th birthday soon enough.