A Childhood Summed Up By Video-Games

The writer from IM PLAYIN takes a look at some of the video-games that featured in their time growing up.

"For me, Sonic really encapsulates my early years of gaming. The original Worms, along with the first Tomb Raider, were the first games that I ever owned, but they weren’t the first games that I ever played. I remember playing Sonic on my cousin’s SEGA Mega Drive, way back in the early 90s… when I was about 6 or 7. At the time I’d never played a video-game before, because my parents couldn’t afford to buy me a console and there were never any arcades about for me to take myself off to for an afternoon of Metal Slug or Time Crisis. I can remember being mesmerised by the brilliant colours, the blurry, bright blue of Sonic and the deep reds and oranges of Dr. Robotnik. The fast paced play style had me hooked almost instantly, and I was sucked in by the speed of the game; it felt like I couldn’t take my eyes off of the screen, through fear that Sonic might fly off of the tracks."

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