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My favourite video games during childhood

favourite childhood video games

Ohh video games.

Christmas always reminds me of video games, as I often would get games consoles or games for presents. My parents have given me over the years:

  • Yellow original size game boy
  • Sega mega drive
  • Playstation 1

My brothers also had games consoles, so I basically grew up watching them play the Sega Master System and being the annoying little sister that wanted to try and play!

childhood video games

Here are some of my favourite games I played while growing up:

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

We had this built into the Sega Master system and it was my favourite game. I remember my brothers being really good at it, but I wasn’t great at getting past the first level! I’ve played it online since, as there are some sites that let you, and I’m still not much better! Those stupid birds always kill me!

Super Mario Brothers 2

I had this on my big yellow game boy and I remember this one so well, because unlike the first Mario game where when you got game over, you had to start again, this one saved your progress so you could just select continue and re-start the level.

I was so close to completing this, with only the last level to go! I think I got to the last boss a couple of times but could never complete it.


This is another Gameboy game that my friend had, but I used to borrow it all the time. I don’t know why it was so addictive, but it just was!


This is one of the games that came with my Playstation 1 when I got it for Christmas and I loved it! I’ve spoken to a few people about it since but not many people seem to know it.

It’s a platform game with a girl and a jester. I would LOVE to be able to play this game again!

Donkey Kong

This is another game that I loved on the Gameboy. I loved how the game cartridges were yellow, just like my Gameboy. I think I had Donkey Kong 1, 2 and 3 and spent hours playing them.

Kirby’s Dream Land.

This was another of my friends games. Well, it was actually her younger brothers. It’s a really simple game, a big pink round thing that just went around sucking things up and spitting them out at enemies to kill them.


This is one of the first games on PC that I played. My friends had it at their hours and we used to go over and play. We loved it how they would shout kamikaze and all the cute phrases they came out with!

Crash Bandicoot.

My all time favourite game on the Playstation 1. The first one was actually the best – even though I did have the others. I think I like this one the most because before I had my own Playstation, I used to play it at one of my friends house and we would take it in turns – handing over the controller whenever one of us died.


I spent HOURS on Tekken on my Playstation 1. I also remember playing it with my brothers quite a bit, as well as friends.

At uni, we had a PS2 and would play it then – the best thing about it is that you just hit all the buttons and get combos, so most of the time we could win the boys who were pro’s at video games!

Street Fighter.

This is a game I had on my Master System and again, I loved it! Button bashing games are clearly something I have a talent for, as that’s basically what this game was all about.


Now I feel all nostalgic!

What were your favourite games growing up?


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  • Christie

    I was so jealous of everyone that got Alex Kidd built in! I only got to play it at my uncles and that wasn’t very much, and I loved it 🙁

    Worms, Crash Bandicoot and Super Mario Bros were all faves of mine too. My sister bought a Mega Drive off Ebay a couple of years ago, think it’s time to set it up again!

    I also loved the Lion King game, and Casper and Louigi’s Mansion. God I feel old. x

    • Corinne

      Ahhh! You can get Alex kidd on xbox as a vintage pack or something if you want it!

      I think I’ve played the Casper game before and loved it! I feel old too haha.

  • Sally.

    Gosh I totally forget about Crash Bandicoot, I played that way before Mario Kart! My favourites were Mario Kart, Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Cooking Mama, Animal Crossing and the Sims. I still play most of these actually but just the 3DS or newer version!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

  • Elanor

    This is a great post, got me thinking about all the games I used to play.

    I shared it on my gaming group’s Facebook page (Geeks & Gamers) to give everyone else a trip down memory lane 🙂

  • Tarnya

    You loved a lot of the same games that I loved! Although I honestly couldn’t stand WORMS, my brother used to play it for hours and I just never got into it!!

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