These are most of the handheld console games I've played, starting from probably the 90's. My older sister and I both played video games. I started by watching over her shoulder while she played Super Mario Land. It was the biggest way we bonded because we didn't talk to each other about anything else. That's somewhat how we still get along. The difference is that now we're playing Grand Theft Auto and The Sims games on a PS3 instead of Mario and Kirby games on the old Gameboy. Actually, I think it was just me who played Kirby games.
In the picture are two Gameboys (belonging to my older sister; they still work, but I don't buy batteries for them anymore), a Nintendo DS Lite, Super Mario Land, Kirby's Dream Land, Spanky's Quest (a game about a monkey who fought fruit monsters by hitting them with coconuts; bubbles, apparently, but I thought they were coconuts), Pokémon Yellow, Pokémon Silver, Pokémon Crystal, Hamtaro Ham-Hams Unite, Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, Shrek 2: Beg for Mercy, Naruto: Ninja Council, Pokémon Emerald and Pokémon Fire Red. I look at all these things, especially the first Gameboys, and think it's pretty cool how much the technology has changed. If I remember correctly, the first game of mine that was in full color was Pokémon Crystal. It might be a funny thing to be grateful for, but I'm glad that video games exist, since I wouldn't have gotten along with my sister any other way. She sometimes counted on me to help her with video games, and that normally never ever would have happened. She was older so she didn't need help from a kid, but sometimes, she got stuck on games and I surprisingly could help her out. It was thanks to her though, since I learned how to play games better because of her. When we got a Nintendo 64, we had Mario 64, and I was too scared to fight Bowser when he was the final boss, since I was five or so at the time, but she beat him (really easily it seemed) and I thought she was the coolest person ever. We had that type of relationship.
Anyway, I'm sure you can see that I've been playing video games for quite some time. I'm getting to be a relic here.
Does anyone out there remember the game Spanky's Quest? There was an SNES version that was in color, but the one I had was black and white. I thought it sure was a wierd game, but it was fun. The thing was, though, the instruction manual didn't say anything about what the backstory for the game was. I had no idea what Spanky's quest was. I was maybe five or six at the time, and I was curious about why the monkey was fighting fruit and stuff. Another enemy besides fruit in the game are crows; they show up when I took too long getting through a level. My little kid mind thought up a backstory: that Spanky looked like he was little, but didn't seem to have any parents for some reason. So I decided that Spanky's parents had been kidnapped by an evil crow boss and he had to fight the crow's minions to get them back.
Fun huh? I never finished the game because it might have been too hard, so that also might be why I made up a backstory. Games back in the day were usually pretty simple, so there were more chances to use my imagination. That's one reason why I liked them so much.
Chain of Memories was fun, but I wasn't so good at handling the card system. The Shrek and Naruto games were okay, but I wasn't so good at those either.