*Top 5 Video games when you were a Kid!*

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  1. FiVE1ZERO

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    Hello again Folks! I love this Gaming thread especially when ppl talk about their childhood so Just wondering:
    WHAT IS YOUR TOP 5 FAVORITE GAMES YOU PLAYED WHEN YOU WERE A KID.!? Can be anything from Atari to Nintendo to Arcades to even those Tiger electric handhelds,ANYTHING! Please try to stick to your childhood not any modern games like COD or Halo unless you were a kid around that time;)  Hope to see what ppl come up with. Here's mine: (Damn this is tough!)

    #5 - DuckTales for the NES
    1st game I ever beat and thought I was King of the world. I remember bragging in elementary lol. Will always have a special meaning to me.

    #4 - WWF WrestleFest (Arcade)
    Being a product of the 80's this was (and still is IMO) my favorite Wrestling game ever! I loved how LOD was the final Tag team in Saturday nights Main event mode and they were difficult AF! Also the charm to this game was the Royal Rumble mode. Still to this day I'll play it on my Pi.

    #3 - Bad Dudes (Arcade)
    This was my gateway to the Arcades. I have so many fond memories of playing this game with my brother @ my 7-11. Had the NES version and it was ok but nothing beats this arcade Co-op beat up. Most ppl might say Double Dragon is better but I enjoyed Bad Dudes more.

    #2 - TMNT the Arcade game (Arcade)
    Before X-Men destroyed my piggy bank,this game existed. Turtles were huge in the 80's and I was a big fan! I sometimes think I'm a bigger Turtles Fan than Transformers but Transformers had a cooler toy gimmick. Anyways I remember being a kid and waiting for my turn to play Donatello (No one wanted Ralph lol) and the graphics felt like it came off the cartoon. Trying play it now still brings a smile to my face but oh man is it repetitive lol. I loved the Skateboard stage and the battle against Krang was epic! (And expensive lol) truly a classic!

    And Now for my #1... Drum roll...!!

    #1 - NINJA GAIDEN 2 "THE DARK SWORD OF CHAOS" (NES)
    Hands down this game will always be a part of me even when I'm gone from this world. From the awesome storyline and cutscenes to the music this game had it all. I use to be able to beat this game with 1 life! As a kid I remember all my friends would come over to see me play this and this was before Twitch lol. Anytime I boot up my Pi I always visit this game just to see if I still have it and I'm still good at it. Also this game bring me memories of my Dad who took me to Toys R Us which was odd bc he was a penny pincher and usually didn't buy me any games even if I did good in school. This was also around the time my parents separated and my mom had custody of me and this was my dad's week so perhaps that was the reasoning why I love this game so much (also Ninjas were cool!) I can't help but think of my Pops everytime I play this game.
    RIP Dad:rolleyes: .

    Anyways that's my Top 5 of all time when I was kid. Of course Nowadays there are better games but these 5 games are what I loved as a kid. Sorry for this crazy ass essay and your list doesn't have to be like mine but hope to read what others come up would. Peace;) 
     
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    CV3, CV4, CV2, Ninja Gaiden 1, Super Metroid
     
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    Pokémon Silver
    Legend of Zelda Oracle of seasons and ages
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater
    Donkey Kong Country
    Sonic the Hedgehog
     
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    1. Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
    2. Need For Speed: Most Wanted
    3. Gran Turismo 2
    4. Madden 05
    5. Star Wars: Battlefront 2
     
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    1. Super Smash Bros Melee
    2. Pokémon Emerald
    3. Jurassic Park Operation Genesis
    4. Impossible Creatures
    5. Halo 3
     
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    1. Space War
    2. Pong
    And then we waited for three more games to be made.

    Okay, I'm not quite that old.
    1. Dig Dug
    2. Ms. Pac-Man
    3. Super Mario Bros
    4. Legend of Zelda
    5. TMNT [Arcade] (And this one can be interchanged with about forty different NES games based on my mood.)

    I was 17 when the SNES came out, so I'm limited to the first three generations.
     
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    Duck tales nes
    Smb3 nes
    Metroid nes
    Legend of Zelda nes
    Mega man 2 nes
    Good times good times
     
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    5 Aladdin for Super Nintendo
    4 Castlevania 4 for Super Nintendo
    3 Mortal Kombat 2 for Super Nintendo
    2 Golden Eye for N64
    1 Resident Evil 2 for the Playstation
     
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    Super Mario Bros. 3
    King's Knight
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4: Turtles in Time
    Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong Quest
    Sonic 3 and Knuckles
     
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    Overwatch.... .. :p  just kidding.



    1) Wonderboy in Monsterworld (genesis)

    2) Final Fantasy 6 (FF3 on snes)

    3) Landstalker (genesis)

    4) Chrono Trigger (snes)

    5) Mega Man 2 (nes)

    Honorable Mentions:
    Super Mario Bros 3
    Super Metroid
    Street Fighter 2
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Mega Man X
     
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    Arcade:
    Hogan's Alley
    Carn-evil
    Streets of Rage
    Streets of Rage 2
    Q-Bert

    Computer:
    7th Guest
    Living Jigsaw
    Tie Fighter

    NES:
    SMB3
    AoL
    TLoZ
    SMB2
    Spot the Videogame

    SNES:
    DKC3
    DKC
    Tetris Attack
    DKC2
    Mario Paint

    Sega Genesis:
    Ecco the Dolphin
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Sonic 2
     
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    For me, my favorites would have to be split b/t live arcade and home video games, although the list could just keep going, I'll try to limit it.

    ARCADE in no specific order:
    Spy Hunter
    Mat Mania
    Guantlet
    Crossbow
    Q-Bert
    Mention: Arkanoid

    Home Systems (coleco vision and nes)
    Burger Time
    Pepper II
    Zelda
    Tyson's Punch Out
    Dragon Warrior
    Mention: Tetris


    Honestly, there are way too many great games. These stuck with me that I could list off the top of my head. There are so many more.
     
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    5. Pokémon Crystal (GBColor)
    -last Pokémon game I played, difficult to limit just one. As far as games I started playing Yellow up until this point, any one could have made the list. great memories as a youngster and the clear Purple GBC.

    4. Metroid Fusion (GBAdvance)
    -didn’t own many GBA games, this of course was a mainstay. I remember after a specific Nintendo Power Issue getting this. still one of my all time favorites. Definitely left a lasting impression.

    3. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube)
    -It was between the original and this. Of course my excitement for the original can’t be matched but the second edition was my favorite. many great memories. Kirby was my goto.

    2. Perfect Dark (N64)
    -definitely the most played N64 game for me. 2nd would be original Smash Bros. , Just all around loved this game, all the fun customizable multiplayers.

    1. Halo 2 (Xbox)
    -Loved the campaign gameplay but especially live, countless hours. Fun times.


    Honorable mentions:
    WWF No Mercy (N64)
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 (GameCube)
    Mario Paint (SNES)


    Not much of a gamer these days, who knows that could change. Wow, It was so difficult to narrow down to only 5. I had to ponder a bit. I did not list main Mario titles for myself as those are a given or else I wouldn’t have much of a list.
     
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  14. ByteBack

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    Very difficult to limit this to just five, but here I go...

    • Sonic The hedgehog
    • Zillion
    • Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
    • Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis
    • Double Dragon
     
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    Wow, this is hard.
    Like Boulder, I'm going to have to limit myself to anything before the Genesis/SNES era, since I was in my early teens by that point.

    3-5 are in no particular order...

    5) Mega Man 2
    4) Ninja Gaiden II
    3) Castlevania III

    2) TMNT (arcade) - second favorite game of all time. Played the hell out of this at the bowling alley while my parents were doing league bowling. I can beat it easy on 2 credits, haven't accomplished a one-credit run yet.
    1) Q*Bert (arcade) - my favorite game of all time. I'm loving the Q*Bert love in this thread :rock 

    Honorable mentions: Contra (NES), Donkey Kong Jr (arcade), Mr. Do (arcade), Ms. Pac-Man (arcade), Dig Dug (arcade), Shinobi (arcade), Double Dragon (arcade), Snoopy (Game & Watch), Donkey Kong II (Game & Watch)

    Amen, brother.
    Definitely my favorite of the series as well, I could also kick its butt. IMO, it improved on the frustratingly punishing difficulty of the first game.

    I had to look this up, because I didn't know Streets of Rage was in the arcade. Turns out Sega had their own version of Nintendo's PlayChoice 10 in arcades at the time. I don't remember ever seeing it o_O 
     
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    It depends on what you mean as a kid. Like does high school count? Or before that?

    If it does, then:

    Super Metroid
    Twisted Metal 2
    Resident Evil 2
    Castlevania Symphony of the Night
    Mega Man X4

    If you mean only until high school, then:

    Super Metroid
    Mega Man 2
    Mega Man X
    Ninja Gaiden 2
    Castlevania Bloodlines
     
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    I'm just gonna go 80's across the board:
    Combat - Atari
    Pit-fall - Atari
    Double dragon - Arcade
    Mario Bros - Arcade
    Contra - Arcade
     
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    SMB 2, SMB 3, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Shadowgate. All NES.
     
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    As for retro I played on the Xbox Live Arcade.
    1. TMNT 1989 Arcade
    2. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
    3. Sonic the Hedgehog
    4. Pac-Man
    5. Double Dragon
    As for games from the 21st century:
    1. Alien Hominid
    2. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    3. Rayman Raving Rabbids
    4. Roblox
    5. Toontown Online
     
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    Hmmm...just as a kid? Trying to make mid teenage-hood a cut-off:
    1)."Combat" Atari 2600
    2). "Super Mario Bros" NES
    3). "Super Mario Bros 3" NES
    4). "Super Star Wars" SNES
    5). "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time" SNES
     
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