My very first own game was The Jungle Book for Gameboy. Got it together with the Gameboy Pocket for my 8th birthday. One of the best days in my life! I've played other games before, but only at my cousin's or friend's.
Back then I always wanted to have all the Disney games, so the next ones my brother and me got were games like The Little Mermaid, Hercules, Lion King and Mickey Mouse Magic Wands. Fun fact: The first games I was ever interested in were Diddy Kong Racing and Donkey Kong Country 3, thinking you could play every game in the world on your Gameboy....... but so Rare and me kiiinda had history even before we ACTUALLY had history, if that makes sense
The first Rare game we actually got was Donkey Kong Land. I've always loved the boss music so much!
Of all Rare games the ones we own to date are DKC 1-3 (also the ones for GBC and GBA), DK Land 1-3, DK64, BK & BT, Conker's BFD, JFG, PD, Mickey's Speedway USA, Killer Instinct Gold, Blast Corps, Goldeneye, Conker's Pocket Tales, SFA, Kameo, Viva Pinata.. yeah, I think that's it. Not really counting probably, but I'll also list Timesplitters 2.
Perfect Dark was the hardest to get. Back then I wanted to have it for my 12th birthday and sat next to my mother when she was about to order it via telephone. The seller, however, recommended her not to buy me the game.... so she didn't. That was such a very, very sad moment for an innocent, poor little girl. But a little later my brother and me saw it in a store (which is kind of odd, since it has never been released in Germany). He took the price sticker and put it over the age restriction...which is how we finally got our hands on it
Besides the Rare games some of my all time favorites include the Pokemon main games, Dragon Quest Monsters, Ôkami, Monster Hunter series, Zelda series (MM <3), Lufia series, Golden Sun, Fantasy Life, Smash Bros series (Melee being on the top), Mother 3... wah. I have played too many amazing games, wish I could list all of them here to do them justice!
You have probably noticed I'm a very big Nintendo fan. However, I'm open to everything and there are other games on other platforms I'm dying to play, but I can't do everything simultaneously
Also, my brother and me were never spoiled with games and consoles. For example, our mother wouldn't allow us to have an N64, even if we bought it ourselves...or that's what she said. We (only being around ~10 and 12 years old at that time) saved absolutely every penny nonetheless. In the end, she was so touched by our determination that she gave us the last few bucks, and so we had our very first home console. SNES came a few years later, but to this date I still don't own a NES! Will do someday in the future though, I'm sure of that.
By the way, I'm 25 years old now, if that's from interest to you.
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