Video games have been such a big part of my life ever since I was a child. There are so many different eras to choose from, each with their own highlights.
There was a time around the late 80s or early 90s where I first had access to any sort of console. It was at an after school daycare situation and we would all huddle around the TV, watching and playing games like Kid Icarus, Mega Man, and Ninja Gaiden.
I didn’t yet have my own console so this was when I became first mesmerized by video games and their mysterious worlds.
But I think the most cherished memory I have was getting an NES console for Christmas one year around that time. I was probably 8-10. I remember it coming with Mario and being absolutely obsessed. I would play that game for weeks or months until I finally beat it. I was lucky that I was able to enjoy that experience as a kid and am thankful for that.
What are your favorite video game memories?