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What video game did you play most as a child?

HHH67

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i would say me between

Simpsons Hit and Run
Smackdown shut your mouth
Fifa 07
 

Saylick

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Hard to say which game had the most playtime (couldn't really check like we can nowadays) but I spent countless hours on the following games as a child (i.e. OG PlayStation):

- Crash Team Racing
- Twisted Metal 4
- Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense
- Legend of Dragoon
- Breath of Fire 3
 

CalebRockeT

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SNES
  • Super Mario World
PC
  • All the NovaLogic titles when my parents bought our first PC in 1997 (Flight-sims, Delta Force series, etc)
  • Most of the Blizzard titles since the late 90s (Primarily Diablo II + Lord of Destruction expansion and Warcraft III and The Frozen Throne expansion)
  • Starsiege Tribes and all of the Tribes games that were released in the years following
Xbox/360
  • Tiger Woods golf series (played this from all the way through EA releasing Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, after cutting ties with Tiger in 2013; was sad to see it die)
  • NCAA Football
  • Madden
 

FaaR

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Considering the NES didn't come out until 1986 in my country and I was not far from 15 years old by the time I got mine (so don't really consider me a child anymore at that point), I'd have to say probably Donkey Kong.

...Yes, the Game&Watch version. Kind of counts as a console, doesn't it? :p
 

purbeast0

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Super Mario Kart
Mortal Kombat 1 and 2
Street Fighter 2 and all of it's iterations
Killer Instinct
Mario 64
Golden Eye
 
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repoman0

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Crash Bandicoot 2 and Spyro the Dragon

Honorable mention to Gex 2 and Croc
 

JPB

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NES

TMNT The Arcade Game
Blaster Master
Maniac Mansion

SNES

The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past
Contra III The Alien Wars
Super Ghouls N' Ghosts
Super Mario World

I had to list all of these because they were all played equally. Probably thousands of hours each. So can't say.
 

digiram

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Sonic games
Joe Montana and Madden Football
Warsong (Langrisser)
Shining Force 1 and 2
Shinobi
SF 2
MK

I pretty much played all of the fighting games on Genesis. Later on won an SNES in a fighting game comp, and got into all of the SNES rpg: Chrono Trigger, Mario RPG, Earthbound, Breath of Fire.

As a teen, I was either chasing tail or playing games in the middle of working/school.. good times!!
 

ch33zw1z

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Depends which stage of childhood, but I'd have to say MegaMan's were at least half of the time I spent playing games when I was under 16. I started in on fps after that with Wolfenstein, quake, then went competitive on UT99 for a while. Huge time sink when playing competitive. Then real life took over and I got thru little stages where I play a lot, not so much now....they kinda just make me really annoyed
 

BarkingGhostar

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Combat/Tanks Plus on the Atari 2600. The eighties were a hug gap of not playing. Then ~1992 Sid Meier's Civilization on 286 PC. The Nettrek on a Silicon Graphics and then not again until 1998 with Half-Life and Team Fortress Classic in 1998/99. I then made the transition after the first year of the Xbox and played Ghost Recon 2002, and Rainbow Six 2003. I continued on with console up until two years ago when I walked away from gaming--did I grow up?
 

JPB

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Sonic games
Joe Montana and Madden Football
Warsong (Langrisser)
Shining Force 1 and 2
Shinobi
SF 2
MK

I pretty much played all of the fighting games on Genesis. Later on won an SNES in a fighting game comp, and got into all of the SNES rpg: Chrono Trigger, Mario RPG, Earthbound, Breath of Fire.

As a teen, I was either chasing tail or playing games in the middle of working/school.. good times!!
I remember back in the day, everyone was comparing Shinobi to Ninja Gaiden. I liked both equally.
 

sham63

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I almost thought the Magnavox Odyssey, but when we got the 2600 that thing never saw the light of day again. The games I played the most were probably space invaders, asteroids, and pole position.
 

snoopy7548

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Probably either Super Mario Bros. 3 or Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!. They are still two of my favorite games.
 

KentState

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I can barely remember what I played a few years ago, let alone in the 80's when I was a kid. All I know is we got a NES for Christmas and have had pretty much every console from Nintendo, Sega, Sony and MS since then. If I had to single in on a single game, I would probably beat Zelda at least once a weekend over the summer. That map is imprinted on my brain.
 

zinfamous

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Probably Street Fighter II.

But when I remember that I got to a point where I could clear Contra without a single death, I must have played that a lot to get there, haha.

I remember spending a lot of time with Super Mario Bros and SMB3, Faxanadu, Kid Icarus, Simon's Quest.

I know I played FFII way more than FFIII, and Super Metroid. I think my fastest clear time in Super Metroid was just under 2 hours.
 
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