Gemini73 wrote:30 years ago I discovered Gauntlet in an arcade in Saundersfoot in Wales while on a family holiday.
Think I spent all my pocket money that day...
I made a similar discovery in 1986, 31 years ago. In the summer after my 'o' level resits, me and 2 friends took the train to Clacton on sea. After playing all our usual favourites we encountered "Gauntlet". Similar to you, this cleared the 3 of us out.
This time 13 years ago (10th Sept) Burnout 3 Takedown was released.
It was the first game I'd ever pre-ordered.
It was the first time I'd booked a day off work to play a game. Those were the days of ordering from Gameplay to get it the day before. I was in the pub with work colleagues on the Thursday, knew it was at home and was so excited at the thought playing it.
I'd only got Xbox Live in the July so this was the first game were I felt I would be starting on an equal footing ability wise.
Loved it. Spent pretty much the whole weekend playing it online with people from here.
This was the start of probably my favourite ever spell for gaming with PES 4, Star Wars Battlefront, Outrun 2 and Halo 2 all to follow shortly.
I'd gone from never pre-ordering a game to pre-ordering all of these plus Doom 3 which ended up getting pushed back to the following spring.