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Introduce yourself to the Retro Gaming Tribe here!

Welcome to the Retro Gaming Tribe on Snapzu. I thought it would be great to have a discussion post for us to introduce ourselves in. Please let us know a bit about you, your collection, and your favorite games.

I started gaming around 4 or 5, maybe picking up a controller earlier, with my brother's ATARI 2600. The first game I played might have been Pac-Man, Asteroids, or Space Jockey for the system, but I'm a little fuzzy on that. I later moved on to gaming on my brother's NES and Tandy 1000 computer and then on to the consoles my friends in school had so I shared something in common with them. That path led me to the Sega Genesis, Sony PlayStation, and finally the Nintendo 64 before I started really collecting and playing any system I could get my hands on.

My current collection includes the following consoles and handhelds: ATARI 7800, Colecovision, Intellivision, NES, original Gameboy, Gameboy Pocket, Sega Master System, Commodore 64C, Apple ][gs, SNES, Genesis, Game Gear, Sega CD, 32X, TurboGrafx-16, Panasonic 3DO FZ-10, PlayStation, Saturn, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, XBOX, GameCube, Gameboy Advance, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 4, Wii U and a PC that can run most new stuff well and DOSBox installed for the classics.

Some of my favorite games would be Asteroids, Donkey Kong, Super Mario Brothers 3, Contra, Contra 3: The Alien Wars, Decap Attack, Diddy Kong Racing, Crash Bandicoot, and Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX.

5 years ago by ZombiePharmer with 2 comments

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  • Nospine (edited 5 years ago)

    I've been gaming for as long as my memory serves me. I started at around the age of 2 - 3 watching my father play SNES and then N64. I would occasionally grab the controller when playing Super Mario 64 and move around and whatnot. By the age of 4 I had this great collection of games for my N64 which I would play daily. I also had (and still have) a SEGA Nomad where I used to play Sonic games and a couple other titles. Fast forward a couple years and I had a Macintosh computer where I mostly emulated a bunch of systems... From Arcade, to SNES and N64. A lot of my childhood games come from the emulators in that Macintosh computer.

    I've always been a Nintendo/SEGA kid, but when the last gen systems were released I branched out and bought a Playstation 3.

    My current collection includes: SEGA Master System, SEGA Genesis (HD graphics variant), Sega Geneis II, 32X, SEGA Nomad, SEGA Dreamcast, NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Gamecube (with the Gameboy player attachment), Nintendo Wii, Wii U, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance SP (Frontlit & Backlit), Gameboy Micro (Famicom variant), Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS, NIntendo 3DS XL, New Nintendo 3DS (EU and JP), New Nintendo 3DS XL (US), Playstation 3, Playstation 4, PSP 2000, PSP GO, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nvidia Shield Android TV Console, and a High-end gaming PC.

    I would say that my favorite titles are found in the Sonic The Hedgehog series, especially the Genesis and Dreamcast titles, but I also love The Legend of Zelda, Bomberman, Mario, Megaman, Pac-Man, and a bunch of other classics. ( I could go into details of the specific titles but that would take a while, heh)

  • Idontmindturtle (edited 5 years ago)

    Most people wouldn't really consider me to be a big retro gamer, but I love old games. I've tried collecting the SNES and the n64 libraries before (PAL), but everytime I get into it, I give up. My collections are at five games in total for each system and I consider them complete for me. Both those collections are just the games that I played when I was a kid either at my house, or at friends houses... I never even owned a SNES. My parents weren't too fond of videogames and didn't tend to buy many (we never rented either), but I don't think I lost out. I loved the games I had, I played them to death, and I love playing them again now. It's hard to build nostalgia on games I can't remember playing, so I am not going to bother.

    Collections are: N64: Mario Kart, Wave Race, Mario 64, Wayne Gretzkys 3D hockey, and Goldeneye. Snes: Link to the past, Mario Allstars, Street Fighter 2, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Kart.

    Adult me on the other hand... well... Adult me has a bit of a problem. I've always wanted a complete collection and I am finally giving it a go at the age of 30. I didn't play the Gamecube the first time around, but due to the amazing library, and the current cost of Gamecube titles... I am giving it a go! About 160 games in and loving it! I think its terribly underrated for what it is... but I shouldn't start about getting into that uninvited because you may not have the hours free to read the end of the post..

    Edit: On a side note, I also have the original Gameboy clearcase model too, just like I had as a kid. Home consoles were never big in the house as I mentioned earlier, but I did alright with the Gameboy. Games are dirt cheap for that system too, and if I see games I played as a kid, I pick them up. I still rank Link's Awakening as the best gaming experience I ever had. Listening to Ballad of the Windfish still makes me teary.

    One memory that always brings a smile to my face is ten year old me buying primal rage, being ridiculously disapointed with the shitfest it was, and trying to take it back to the store owner for a refund. My logic behind him having to refund me was that there was an error with the game because "default" changed all my settings. Did not understand what default meant, just thought it meant error.