Diary #017 – Lady Bug
I didn’t grow up with comics, I grew up with video games, and these are really exciting, special memories for me.
Something that I think is really important, as well as just fascinating, is telling our very own personal stories about our experiences with games. It is a fact of our minds that we kind of “rewrite” our own memories of things, partly each time we recollect them, and partly just due to the fact that we tend to most often recollect (and strengthen) our memories of games (and things in general) that we have in common with others in our social interactions – the games that get talked about the most by other people are the games we can often kind of… “get stuck” remembering.
Our gaming histories are typically a lot richer than just Mario.
These are the games that I really grew up with, that really left strong impressions on me, that helped shape me and inspire me – it’s very comforting and exciting to sift through these thoughts!
We all experienced these childhood games in our own very personal ways, and THOSE are the best stories. Those stories are what make games special.
The Coleco version is the only one with the SPECIAL bonus level – the vegetable harvest! It was a proud, proud moment today when I got it.