I’ve been really delving into retro gaming lately through through the use of emulation as well downloading old PC games off www.gog.com (Great Old Games) It’s been fun going back and checking out on stuff I missed out on or even stuff I used to own that I haven’t played in years. So I’m wondering what consoles you guys have owned or still own? And what games did you have or what games did you enjoy? Even though thread title says consoles you can talk about your computer games as well. Anything you owned or played at home. My first experience with gaming was through IBM PC DOS based games. My older brother had an Atari 2600 but I guess they sold it or junked it before I was born. I had so many computer games over the years I really can’t list them all here. The first console system I owned was the NES. Of course I had the pack in Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt. Duck Hunt was an interesting pack in title but it got old fast. Also owned Contra and Super Contra. Those were great. My brother and I would try to do perfect runs through the games without dying. Had a baseball game called Bases Loaded which I think I got as a birthday gift. Funny since I think baseball is kind of a boring sport, but the game was fun. No licensed teams or characters, not that I would have known who they were anyway. Also had a game called Spy Vs. Spy (another gift) which was based off the characters from the MAD Magazine (which I wasn’t familiar with). Fun multiplayer game but probably not something I’d revisit today. Also had Ninja Turtles II which was based on the popular arcade game. This was a big deal at the time since it did a pretty good job of capturing the arcade experience at home. Except 2 player only. Had a game called Wrath Of The Black Manta which was ok but not really that great. It was sort of like Shinobi or Ninja Gaiden but not as good as either of those. I remember it only having five or six levels which I thought was kind of disappointing. Might have to go revisit that one though. Also had the original Final Fantasy which was pretty epic. I had to buy a strategy guide because the game was so massive. Huge accomplishment beating that game. Cool music and obviously it inspired a very long running series which continues to this day. My favorite game that I actually owned was Crystalis. It’s an action RPG in the vein of Zelda but so much better IMHO. The story, gameplay, and music was incredible. It’s also one of my favorites because it’s sort of a hidden gem. Most people hadn’t really heard of the game or played it and it never got any sequels, shockingly. Sort of a forgotten game at this point which is a shame because it really is one of the best games of that era. That was all I owned. But I would borrow games from my friends all the time so got to experience many other NES classics but I’m just going to talk about the ones I actually owned here. Although I borrowed some of those games for such a long time and my friends never asked for them back so I guess I sort of owned them. I gave them back eventually... Later on I moved on to a Sega Genesis, which I’ll discuss in another post.