miércoles, 10 de noviembre de 2010

A favourite game when I was a child?
My favourite games were always videogames, until today. My father give me a videogame console when I was four, and I never stoped until now. It was a NES game system, also known as "Nintendo", and was one of the first on his class.

but that wasn't a game, it's a game plataform. I´m not sure about the very favourite one. Mario Bros was the first one that capture my atention.

But I'll talk about "Duck Hunt", a very famous and funny game of that age. Duck Hunt, as the name says, is about hunting ducks. On the screen apeared two ducks flying on random direction, and you had to aim and shoot against the ducks with a toy gun; then, your asistant dog went and came back with the hunted ducks, or laught at you if you miss all the shoots. I remember that sometimes I wanted to shoot the dog when laught at me, but you couldn´t. It's a nintendo game after all.

I played this game almost everyday since when I was four, until the gun had problems, That was near when I was six. I played this game with my father and a uncle. Until today I believe that my father made that gift, but only because he wanted to play, but obviously he couldn't buy the console for himself (my mother would never allow that) but if is a gift for his little first son, looks fine.

And I like it because it was very interactive, and caught my atention, because I didn't understand how the console knew where I was aiming. And I must say... I had a skill with the gun since then, I don´t know why, but I felt confortable and confident with that weapon (just a toy, but I was four-five)

(my girlfriend will laught about this)
another game that I liked a lot (and like and play until now!) i´t's Tetris.

and it's very easy to play, a never ending group of geometrical pieces will be falling from the top of the screen at diferent speeds depending of the level, and you have to make them reach the ground making columns with the other piezes. Sounds easy until the speed became to increase and you don't have the time enought to put them on the perfect position. Played almost everyday too when I was a child, two or three times at least per day, and now I try to play it almost once per day.

I played this game with my father too. He was (is) very good with this, and have a very fast mind, with maths and organizing things to fit (he's a engineer). At that age I believe that play at that speed (no more than one second or two) per pieze was imposible, and my father was a super tetris player, but now I´m almost that good, but my father is better even today (he plays too) and every challenge that we made, he won every one. Maybe someday...

I like it because make me think, a lot and fast, very fast. And... because I love the music of the game! (russian music). I believe that is very useful for young kids, to improve logical skills, a very good help when one grows.

5 comentarios:

  1. Tetris!!!
    I great game. Is a classic, one of the best

  2. Hello David
    there were very funny games, I remember them when I played, and makes me feel a little nostalgic.

  3. lol!

    I loved duck hunt when I was a child. In fact, when I made the list of the video games I'd never forget, duck hunt was one of them.
    I didn't own a NES [Nintendo Entertainment System :P], but my cousins from San Bernardo did have one. So everytime I went to visit my granny (my mom's mother) I would slip to my cousin's room and play. Even though I was around 3-4 years old, I could still remember the images when the dog laughed at me - and I haven't seen them in like, 15+ years.

    About Tetris, you know I like it a lot too... but never got to play the classic version since I didn't know the music until a month ago.
    Mmm... logical thinking... I can see the kind of geek that turns out from little gamer kids by playing tetris... the geeky, otaku, military kind... mmm...

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  5. Oh, and as you could read, I laughed from the very beginning. Specially since I didn't know that you tried to play Tetris everyday.

    Remind me to show you the shooting minigame I have for Wii.
    [And if you're talking about interactive games, we should try playing Wii Sports together. That was also in my list... I can spend a whole afternoon playing that XD]