Heya everyone, Cloudman here. It's now December, which means tis the season for putting up the tree,
hanging the lights, and getting into the jolly ol' Christmas spirit. So I thought I'd get into the wonderful time with a Cloudy thread,
...thread. I'm hoping I can do a few of these in the month of December, but I can't make any promises. So yeah, let's just start with this one...
So I think it's safe to say most of us have asked for a game or two for Chritsmas, and have some great memories of it, opening presents to find that game you've wanted for so long, booting it up and playing in the cheerful mornin' filled with glee and excitement, or possibly finding that huge box on the side which held a brand new console. I've had a few of those myself. Here's a few I can remember.
2001, during the end of November, I remember walking into a Game Stop and seeing a small crowd huddled around a game demo. I went in closer and was amazed at what I saw. Cars were rushing to the screen, rockin' music was playing, and characters were fighting at fast speeds. My mind was blown. It was the first time I saw Smash Bros Melee in action. I wanted it so bad, so I asked for it for Chistmas. Eventually Christmas Eve rolled over, and I could only stare at the presents in anticipation. I eventually fell asleep, but my excitement could not be held back for old. I found myself up at 6, bursted to the tree, and opened my gifts. Among them stood a Gamecube and a copy of Smash Bros Melee. I took out the contents, hooked it up to the TV in my room, and got lost in it. I think I played for several hours, and I found my favorite character in a mere 2-3 hours, Falco. It was one of the most exciting Christmas years I could remember, still giving me sparks of joy typing about it now, as well as years of fun.
Another wonderful Christmas memory was in 1996. I was a dumb fat little boy browsing a Sears for whatever reason, and I see a few kids playing a game. This time it was Super Mario 64. This was the first time I saw a 3D game, and before, I only played 2D platformers. So when I first saw this, I was in shock. I got my turn, and started playing the first world of Mario 64. I was in utter awe. I could move in all directions! I could jump on things, and ride turtle shells! There was also a scary giant chomp chomp jumping at me! It was awesome! So of course, I asked for this game, as well as a N64. This wait must have been more painful, since the N64 came out in September, haha, but December came around, and I was hoping to get Mario 64. I would sneak into my father's closet to see if I could find anything. I did find Mario 64, which get me so excited! I couldn't wait to play it! Of course, I got it and loved it. I was my favorite Mario game, and might still be now. That was the start of another great couple of years of fun with my friends. : )
So that does it for my video game Christmas stories. You have any similar ones like mine? Feel free to share, and I hope you'll all continue to have wonderful Christmas times ahead : ) And also, as always, thanks for readin'!