Happy Video Games Day everyone!! Whether you’re a fan of Nintendo, PlayStation, X-Box, Sega, mobile gaming or even retro classics like Atari or the Commodore, today is the day to shut those curtains tight, stock up on snacks and game the day away!
In celebration I’m going to list the favourite gaming moments I’ve had throughout my life and would love to hear some of your own!
This is where it all started, my first ever video game on the NES! A truly iconic game that has stood the test of time, I’ll never forget discovering the Mushroom Kingdom for the first time. Mario is still going strong too, every one of his games is almost guaranteed to be an exciting play!
The very first Pokemon game on the Game Boy! Everyone had their own favourite starter (mine was Squirtle) and who can forget catching their very first Pikachu!? There were 151 to catch in this first game (did anyone manage to get a Mew?) which seems like a tiny amount compared to the 800+ there are now!
ROUND ONE, FIGHT! My first introduction to Street Fighter was with the second game on the SNES, with only eight characters to choose from it was easy to try them all out and find your favourite, Chun-Li FTW!
The very first Mario Kart! One of my all time favourite series, from humble beginnings on the SNES we are now up to our eighth instalment with a deluxe re-release on the Nintendo Switch which I think is the best in the series.
“Kick! Punch! It’s all in the mind” I was obsessed with this quirky PlayStation game when it first came out and have fond memories of free-style rapping over every song (usually messing it all up!)
Being a huge fan of Japanese RPGs, Final Fantasy VII came along and blew me away! A huge expansive story and world to explore that I probably sunk 80+ hours into and probably my favourite selection of characters from the Final Fantasy world. A remake is due to hit the PS4 in the next year or so and I can’t wait to play it again with updated graphics!
Bringing us bang up to date is the brand new Legend of Zelda game on the Nintendo Switch, possibly the finest game of the whole series (although I’ll always hold a candle to Link’s Awakening on the Game Boy!) it’s a perfect example of how exciting video games can be!
If all this talk of gaming has got your trigger finger itching for some goodies it would be well worth checking out our selection of Gamer Clothing and Gamer TShirts as well as some of the other assorted giftware we have. We’ve got a great selection and I’ll include some of my favourites below. Enjoy Video Games Day everyone!!