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I just can't resist not to post this :D We're currently at one restaurant, and the waiter gave us two free glasses of champagne, because, I quote, "we haven't seen a good couple here in months, champagne is on us ! Congrats" :D:D:D Hopefully we'll get even more free alcohol :D:D:D
Between the controversy surrounding the Mass Effect 3 ending, the speculation about the PlayStation 4 and XBox 720, and the push for 3D technology in, well, everything, I found myself waxing nostalgic for the games of my youth.
The games of the late 80s/early 90s didn't have intense graphics or realistic sound effects to keep us coming back for more. No, these early titles had to be either so addictive or have such an intricate storyline that we couldn't help but play them over again. Whether we were indulging ourselves in the slaughter of our 8bit enemies or frantically fitting tiles together to clear lines on the board, the first generation of video games still holds a certain charm to those of us old enough to have seen their heyday.
And so I present what I consider the top 5 games of my childhood. No worries - I didn't include the typical Mario or Zelda. While I enjoyed those games well enough, this list is slightly more obscure. Instead of the "best" games of that era, I chose those I played and replayed, whose theme songs remind me of halcyon summer days spent in front of a console and an air conditioner.
Brutal Mode Walkthrough
(It is recommended that you follow this walkthrough level-by-level for the best results)