Sessler's Soapbox: How Adam Got Into Video Games

Posted: January 11, 2011
Sessler's Soapbox: How Adam Got Into Video Games
Adam celebrates the release of his favorite game of all time, Ghosts n' Goblins, on the Wii Virtual Console.

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  • ghetto2u

    on a side note when the hell is Super Ghosts N Goblins going to be released for psn or xbla i mean come on its a classic

    Posted: January 11, 2011 11:19 PM
  • ghetto2u

    i guess this makes me old i got into gaming playing nes
    super mario bros/duck hunt

    and of course if youve never got a chance to use the arcades it was an experience

    Neo-geo for life!!!

    Posted: January 11, 2011 11:15 PM
  • Darlux

    Super Mario World changed my life forever!

    Posted: January 11, 2011 11:03 PM
  • Nerdi_Master

    Commodore 64 introduced me to gaming, Aztec Challenge and Pitfall were my favorites on that thing. Then of course came the NES, and it just kept getting better from then on.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 10:22 PM
  • R3V3NGE

    Random super nintendo games left to me by my older cousin,and then golden eye,super mario 64, ocarina of time.. Gosh that was such an awesome time to get into gaming, some of the most memorable parts of my childhood.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 10:22 PM
  • gamerjes

    Duck Hunt.... and whatever those old games were on the Commedore (bad spelling) computer, on the old green screens.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 9:45 PM
  • AngelsandDemons

    I remember playing GYruss at the local drug store as a lad. They placed the games at the exit of the store and my mom gave me a quarter. The music still holds up today. I was pulled in. I never could find it at Toys R Us when I got my 5300 :-(

    Posted: January 11, 2011 9:24 PM
  • Sorrior

    I have several favorite games all for various reasons.

    Breath of Fire 3/4 some of my first rpgs and alot of fun not to mention i still remember that late night i finally beat the guy in the volcano as a kid. I loved 3 so much i imported a copy from Europe for my psp still wanting 4 to be released for it as well.

    Xenosaga games cause of the epic story i remember renting 1 before i bought it at least 5 times ina row

    Tales of Eternia/destiny 2 i remember how this game blew my world with it;s combat system and story( it was my first tales game/action rpg) I now also own it on my psp from an import copy.

    legend of Zelda OoT i still remember that commercial in the theater and thinking i have to see this movie only to find out it was a game. I remember so many things from that one like how frightening the forest temple was at first or how before i owned a copy i could never figure out where the kokiri sword was. Or the craziest bit how i succumbed to getting a players guide to find the forest temple in the lost woods. I was just one systematic search away but i gave up and still feel stupid to this day.

    last is star ocean 3 i still remember all the time i spent on that and the countless hours i played it.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 9:23 PM
  • Shimodi

    Early 80s, bowling allies, Ghosts 'n' Goblins, and scrounging for quarters... That must be a common theme among older gamers.

    Hey, does anyone remember how on some games you could grab a quarter, moonwalk on the carpet, and rub the quarter on the metal trimming of the coin slot to get free credits?

    Posted: January 11, 2011 9:02 PM
  • jonnyboy199

    Descent and Descent 2, those were the best years of my young childhood.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 8:46 PM
  • djs2477

    If you watched the old episodes of X-Play you would what his favorite game was. It's the reason he has the vein popping out of his head.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 8:44 PM
  • Twistednerve84

    Halo: CE/God of War are my favorites. Also, am i the only one who couldn't take his their eyes off the monitors in the background??

    Posted: January 11, 2011 8:28 PM
  • doctordro

    Games that introduced me to gaming were probably Super Mario Bros. 3, Duck Hunt, Maniac Mansion, and Zoda's Revenge for the NES. Never did get the Super Nintendo so I just stuck with my cousin's hand-me-down NES until the N64 came out.

    As for my favorite game of all time that would be the original Perfect Dark (not the crappy prequel on the 360)

    Posted: January 11, 2011 8:10 PM
  • Zane00

    well I guess when it comes down to it, the game that got me "hooked" would be Legend of Zelda OoT, I saw the commercial on TV and worked all summer to get enough money for the 64, and then for LoZ when it came out, I've beaten that game over a dozen times, and would do it again too, after that the craze just continued

    Posted: January 11, 2011 8:06 PM
  • TomHoang

    Final Fantasy VII for me.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 7:56 PM
  • themashz

    Banjo Kazooie and Super Mario 64.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 7:52 PM
  • LeonEscobar

    Sonic Adventures- dream cast
    Jet Set radio future- xbox
    Toy soldier game with The main character being sarge- dont remb system tho it was realy good

    Posted: January 11, 2011 7:38 PM
  • baka2011

    LOL! Awesome Soapbox, I decided to look up some of the games on Youtube. Wow, I forgot almost all the games I played in the late 70's early 80's.

    1. Canyon Bomber
    2. Superman
    3. Karateka *in the brand new computer lab at school*
    4. Journey Escape

    Thanks again for a stroll down that memory lane when it was ok for a 12 year old to play against a grown man at the arcade without being offered some candy that was in the first seat of his van...good ole dayz!!!

    Posted: January 11, 2011 7:35 PM
  • sion8

    Metroid: Fusion and Metroid: Zero Mission great games then I found Pokemon Crystal and I bought it cheap. like pokemon But I love Metroid.

    P.S. Other M was a good game.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 7:33 PM
  • Scantenii

    Perfect Dark on Nintendo 64...

    P.S. Screw you...The Laptop Gun is not cheap...

    Posted: January 11, 2011 7:25 PM