My greatest childhood memories came from the 80’s; the 90’s were fun too but the 80’s memories will always remain special.
I’m not sure why I always yearn for the past, it could be the fact that I’ve lived my happiest days during those years, maybe even because things has changed and I miss those times when life was less complex… the times when the simplest things made me happy.
I’m sure other bloggers may have already posted about a similar subject, but you have no idea how much I enjoyed writing this post, so this is mostly for me.
I used to be obsessed with video games. In this post, I will only talk about game consoles I’ve owned from the year 1982 until 2000, and since I love PC games too I’ll post photos of my early computers as well.
This is going to be a lengthy post! *deep breath*… here goes!
Nintendo Game & Watch was my first handheld electronic game and these two were my favorite from this series. Each one came with two game difficulty settings (Game A & Game B), they were also equipped with a built-in alarm clock, hence the name Game & Watch.
This one was a favorite too, my first dual-screen Game & Watch
If you have never played Game & Watch and would like to try, you can play this one in [here]
A mini version of the popular Arcade game.
Atari 2600 is the most recognized game console, a true classic.
I bet everyone had one of these!
My first 8-bit home computer, Commodore 64 was very popular in the 80’s
These are Commodore 64 peripherals that I’ve used, Commodore 1541 Floppy Drive (left) & Commodore 1530 C2N Datassette (right)
The games came on these floppy disks, and they actually are floppy!
We used to call it “Family Game“, not sure why though!
An EPIC game console, this was the best birthday gift ever!
It reminds me of the Iraqi invasion ’cause I bought it in the summer of 1990… later on I bought a vibrant yellow Gameboy from the ‘Play it Loud!’ series and I still have it — it was similar to the original with the monochromatic display.
Another classic, probably the most popular 3rd generation game console.
Sonic the Hedgehog was more enjoyable on this one!
My very first PC, I think I bought it in early 1992. The main operating system was MS-DOS
when I start-up my PC I’d get a dull black screen with the following MS-DOS command-line…
…entering the command C:\>WIN will start-up windows which was Windows 3.1
not much color in there, eh?
A very popular game console in it’s day but never was one of my favorite…
Sega Mega Drive II is from the 4th generation game consoles.
A 5th generation game console. Playstation was a huge improvement in the gaming experience, surpassing both SNES and SEGA Mega drive.
I loved it a lot! the emerald green color looked awesome. I remember that mine also included a phone handle hanging on the right-side of the monitor with a pre-installed fax software and answering machine. A ‘voice recognition software‘ was also installed, it was so cool to be able to control my PC with voice commands!
Minesweeper, I mostly enjoyed it in a computer lab during a boring lecture!
… 1995, that was also the year when I first used mIRC.
I’ve never liked laptops, this was probably my first and only laptop…
A compact Playstation. The LCD screen was pretty cool too, even though the display resolution was not so great.
Playstation 2 the “bulky” version, it is said that it was the best-selling console of all time.
in 2004, PS2 Slimline was released, it looked better and most importantly it was much quieter!
That’s it for this part, hope it brought back some good memories 🙂
On the 2nd part, I’ll post some of ‘my’ most memorable games…