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In honor of the release of Far Cry: Blood Dragon we'd like to take moment to relive some of our favorite gaming moments from the '80s.
I was a kid in the '80s. I remember riding my bike through the creek after school and playing with Super Soaker in the park, but some of my favorite memories from my childhood center on games. Ms. Pac-Man was one of the first games I ever played and I remember thinking it was the best thing ever and begging my parents for quarters so I could try to get past the first maze (it took me a long time.) Ms. Pac-Man was also the first version of Pac-Man I had ever seen, so I thought it was the original game. In fact, years later, when I finally came across the original Pac-Man cabinet, it felt really surreal, like I had just seen one of my relatives naked.
Later in the decade, my buddy Terry and I became obsessed with the NES game Double Dragon II: The Revenge. However, neither of us owned the game, and our parents wouldn't buy it for us, so every weekend we would scrounge around for change until we have enough to rent it, then we'd ride our bikes down to the local video store. One week we rented the Jaws video game instead and immediately regretted it. We went back to Double Dragon the next week. I think we spent enough money renting it that our parents probably should have just bought the game for us.
What about you? What are some of your fondest '80s gaming memories? If you weren't alive during that decade, what are some of your fondest gaming memories of playing games from the '80s or what is one of your favorite gaming memories from a game that paid homage to the decade: think games like Double Dragon Neon, Hotline Miami, or 3D Dot Game Heroes.
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I was born a decade too late for memories straight out of the 80s, but I still can't help burning at least a few quarters every time I see a Galaga/Ms. Pac-Man machine, mostly on the former.
i wasn't born in the 80's,i did get blood dragon though
That decade where I wasn't even close to being born yet...those were the days...
i was born in late 1995 making me currently 17, i'd say that my favorite game based on the 80's would be hotline miami, it's a pretty fun game...never managed to finish it though :\
None, given that I was born too late for any of them.