Have your ever wanted to know what kids today would think of the video games that I grew up with in the 70s and 80s? Check out Crispin Boyer and Shawn Elliott article titled, "Childs Play."
Your average gamer these days is in his late 20syoung enough to still find new ways to destroy brain cells, old enough to worry about bills and 401ks, and wise enough to reminisce about the good ol' days of videogames. But was the age of Pong, Atari, Mattel handheld football, and Donkey Kong really all that great, or are we just blinded by fuzzy, warm nostalgia?
That's the question we askedand answeredback in the November issue of EGM, in which we rounded up nine children of the PlayStation generationages 9 to 12and forced them to play a variety of titles from the late'70s to the mid-'80s. Now read what the little scamps had to say, plus check their comments on a bonus gameSuper Mario Bros.that got cut from the EGM article. If you grew up with these classics, prepare to feel very old.
I still remember my brother and I saved up $50.00 one summer by mowing and cutting people yards. Then we blew our dough on the new Pac-Man game cartridge for our Atari 2600 game console. I played the hell outta that game.
Now people are selling an Atari 10-1 joystick for under $20.00.