UM writes: Oh boy, this article certainly brings on the nostalgia train. My first family computer was a Hewlett Packard Bell 386 waaaay back in the early 1990s, which had the old trustworthy Windows 3.1 as the operating system along with sporting a whopping 8 megabytes of RAM and 50 megabytes of storage under the hood. A pretty sweet rig, huh? My dad bought this beast through work since it was important for him to have a computer due to the nature of his job at the time. He paid a dumbfounded $3000 for something that is literally worthless now! This was a few years before the Internet became mainstream (though we got dial-up a year later) so my curious pre-teen self-taught myself how to use it without the aid of the world wide web.
While learning, I searched every nook and cranny until I found something interesting or fun on this novel thing they called a desktop computer. To my still-developing, puny brain’s delight, I found some hidden entertainment (no, not porn!) in the form of games! Before this moment, I believed that video games only existed on my Nintendo or GameBoy, so the thought of having them hidden on this hunkin’ machine–used by my Dad no less–was pretty surreal. Gaming was a big part of my life back then (and I guess it still is, since I have my own not-so-serious gaming YouTube Channel), so this was pretty great at the time.
In retrospect, I have no idea how they actually got on my computer since there’s no way in hell my Dad would have put them there or even known how to. Nonetheless, for whatever reason, the following games were secretly installed on my first desktop computer and boy did I ever play the crap out of them.