I recently saw the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (which was excellent and you should all see it like eighty times), which started a conversation between a friend and I about old-school videogames and our memories with them. This in turn made me bust out my old NES and Super Mario Bros. 3. The game unsurprisingly took a bit of blowing and cleansing with a Q-tip and Windex to finally get the game to work, but it was worth all the trouble. While playing I got to thinking about some of my favorite memories of these old-school videogames.
My earliest, and fondest, being of sitting with my dad on the couch playing Antarctic Adventure for the ColecoVision. I remember hearing my dad say the title for the first time, but thinking the title was “Aunt” Arctic Adventure and the penguin was trying to make his way to his Aunt. I was too young to know about the actual continent of Antarctica and the put two and two together.
So my question to you, my dearest of doves, is this: what fond memories do you have that involve retro games? Tell me in the comments below!