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Early 90s - Mid 90s

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1. Sega Genesis/Mega Drive - Game Hardware
My grandmother got me and my brother this I'm thinking in 1992 because we got Sonic 2 with it. It was quite a surprise! I still remember playing Sonic 2 with my little brother back then and by myself figuring out how to play it without reading any manuals or anything. I was 4 years old at the time I started playing video games. I think I may have even played some NES games before this that my dad had as well so I've been playing games all my life pretty much.
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2. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
Me and my brother had a great time playing through this. I can remember making it as far as the Oil Ocean Zone and even making it to the boss fight maybe once or twice. I never made it to the end though until years later when I played the Sonic Mega Collection even then I used cheats. Damn, it's a tough game. I remember my mom being genuinely impressed by the fact of me picking up the game and playing it without reading the instruction manual! I was four at the time so she was impressed!
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3. Sonic Spinball - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
This is a game to this day that I never beat as well...

I can say now that I've beaten it even though I used cheats to do it.
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4. McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
This was the first game I ever beat. I'll never forget the night I beat it the first time. I went and woke up my mom and my brother and was so excited to tell them I beat it!!
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5. Sega Game Gear - Game Hardware
We never got a lot of games for the Game Gear but we still loved playing it. I remember me and my brother had two individual trees put up in our bedroom the year we got this and I believe this was under mine.
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6. Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble - Game Gear
I never did beat this either...I want to go back and beat it one of these days.
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7. Super Columns - Game Gear
My mom mainly played this game. I couldn't remember the name of this game for the longest time until the other day I found a video of it on YouTube. I want to actually get this game again and play it for myself. Maybe I'll even let my mom have another crack at beating it.

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8. Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) - Game Hardware
This was another gift from my grandmother which she must have given us in 1993 because from what I remember this was given to us a year after the Genesis was. It was another great system.
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9. Super Mario World - Super famicom and SNES
A masterpiece of a game. I can remember playing this a lot as a kid. I just remember being so pumped during that final battle with Bowser!
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10. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Super famicom and SNES
This game was more my dad's than me and my brother's. We tried playing it several times but we never could get far in it. It wasn't until 2009 that I actually beat this thanks to the Game Boy Advance version.
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11. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - Super famicom and SNES
I loved playing this game! Another masterpiece!
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This was a calendar my parents got for Christmas in 1993. They never did use it though. Close to 20 years late I found it and later decided to use it myself. It now hangs over my desk. The dates don't match up, but you know the calendar will be good again in 2022!! XD

This was a gift from my mom and dad in like 1992/1993. I remember lugging little Ren around with me everywhere after I got him. Well, I took him out to eat at Chili's one night with my family and I forgot him at our table. I remember realizing it shortly after we left and told them I forgot Ren. My dad refused to go back stating that I had to learn not to bring toys with me to restaurants...My mom later called Chili's up and asked them if they found Ren, but they said they never seen him.
Not one of my favorite childhood memories.

Well, I wouldn't see little Ren for close to 20 years after that. It wasn't until April 2012 that I was online and found a listing for the Ren I lost on a website selling older and even some newer toys. I asked her if she could get him for me and she said she would. He arrived a few weeks later. Guess what I did that night? I took little Ren out to eat with me and my mom except this time I didn't forget him at our table!! He now sits on my desk holding the hand of his mate: the Muddy Mudskipper Fan Club T-Shirt Stimpy.


1997

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14. PlayStation - Game Hardware
It was 1997 that I began to keep track of the gifts I got each Christmas in a journal I got from my mom. We got the PS1 this year. Of course back then it was just the regular Playstation. I remember one of my cousin's playing Crash Bandicoot at my grandmother's house, (not the grandmother who got us the Genesis and SNES though), when we went over to visit one time the summer before. I watched him playing it and I was amazed at how awesome it looked!! I told my mom that I wanted to get that game so bad! Well come Christmas I got what I asked for!!
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15. Official Sony Playstation Memory Card - Game Hardware
Couldn't get very far without one of these.
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16. Crash Bandicoot - PlayStation
Fantastic game!! Awww, the memories.
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17. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back - PlayStation
Even better than the first one. I think of the three Crash games this one is my overall favorite.
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I also got the strategy guide for Crash 2, but we got a leak shortly after Christmas in our living room and it just happened to be over the spot where I left my game guide and it was ruined...
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1998

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19. Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped - PlayStation
I loved this game as well!! I think the second one is my favorite though. It was a slow year for games this year. I never wrote down anything else other than this one for 1998. We did get a new Playstation though because our first got to where it wouldn't read discs properly...
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1999

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20. UmJammer Lammy - PlayStation
I ended up getting this game because it was like a sequel to Parappa the Rapper at the time. I played a demo of Parappa on the Playstation demo disc that came with our first Playstation and I wanted to get it. Unfortunately we never could find it for sale anywhere except in one place but at the time I found it I couldn't get it because it was at a time of the year that wasn't near any holiday...I did get it years later though with a used copy that had everything in it like new from a video game store in my area so it all worked out in the end. But, anyway, I loved this game and it entertained me for years after.
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21. Pokémon: Yellow Version - Game Boy
I really loved Pikachu/Pokemon at the time so I had to have this game.
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2000

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22. Game Boy Color - Game Hardware
Finally a move to glorious color!! What a time to be alive.
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23. The Grinch - Game Boy Color
I need to go get my hands on a copy of this game again. It's my favorite Christmas game. I enjoyed this much more than the PS1 game of the same name. I would like to go back and actually beat that one though.
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24. Pokemon: Gold Version - Game Boy Color
I got Gold and my brother got Silver.
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25. Crash Bash - PlayStation
I never did get Crash Team Racing in 2000. Looking back on it I wish I had though because I rented it and played a demo as well from a Pizza Hut demo disc we had and it was great. I did on the other hand get Crash Bash which was my least favorite out of all the Playstation Crash games. I've never played any of the newer ones but I may one day. Anyway, I remember I really wanted this game at the time and I didn't get it from my parents when I woke up and went out with my brother to the living room to look at the gifts. I got it later that night when we went to my grandmother's place, (my grandmother who's house I went to and seen my cousin playing the original Crash game). It was VERY frustrating. I tried beating it over and over but never could and for years it remained the only Crash game I played that I never beat, (beside the PS2 games and other newer Crash games). Well, I finally beat it in November 2010 after close to 10 years of owning it!!!!!
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26. Pokemon Pikachu 2 GS - Other
I loved taking care of my Pikachu 2. I carried this around with me pretty consistently up until about 2004 I'd say. I later ended up giving it to my friend Joe who is still a huge Pokemon fan. I know he'll give it a better home than I could.
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2001

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27. PlayStation 2 - Game Hardware
Damn, that was a great Christmas!! We woke up to a PS2 this year and what a leap it was from a Playstation. Not only was it our first PS2 but it was also our first DVD player back when VHS was still our main form of watching movies.
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28. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - PlayStation 2
I was LONGING for this game for at least a year before I got it. I played Metal Gear Solid and a while after I got this game magazine that had this little tiny article in it that had a picture from the Tanker section. From there I wanted it right then. When I finally got it I wasn't disappointed. I could've played as Snake more but I didn't mind Raiden.
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29. Okage: Shadow King - PlayStation 2
This was a random game my mom picked up for me that she thought I would like. At the time I played it I had never really played an RPG before. My brother played them more than I did and was a fan of the Final Fantasy games. They never interested me so when she got this for me I was wary of playing thinking that this was gonna be something that I would find boring. I began to play it and it really drew me in with the story. It took me like six months the first time I played through it to beat it but that was mainly because I was playing MGS2 through that time as well. I ended up letting my friend Joe borrow it from me one time and he really liked it as well. I don't understand why more people haven't played it. It deserves a sequel as well.
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30. Harvest Moon 3 GBC - Game Boy Color
Another good Harvest Moon game I got. I got the other ones for my Birthday and other holidays.
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31. Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo - PlayStation 2
This was actually my brothers but I played it more than he did. I was more of a fan of Gundam than he was and I don't know why my parents never got this for me. It was an alright game but I never could beat it because it was too damn difficult!!
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2002

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32. Nintendo GameCube (GCN) - Game Hardware
The next year we got the Gamecube. It was another great system. That gave us hours and hours of enjoyment.
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33. Nintendo GameCube Wavebird Wireless Controll... - Game Hardware
Mainly my brothers but I used it a good bit as well.
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34. Animal Crossing - GameCube
The reason we got a Gamecube. We spent hours and hours playing this game decorating our houses and paying off our loans and catching bugs and fish as well as digging up fossils. The DS game and Wii seem to be pretty much like this one except for a few additions but they are all entertaining.
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35. Sonic Mega Collection - GameCube
This is the game that got me back into Sonic!! I'm ashamed to admit that I had kinda forgot in a way how good Sonic's Genesis games were that I played as a kid. With this game my mom randomly picked up I remembered how awesome those games really were and this time I'll never forget.
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36. Sonic Advance - Game Boy Advance
I beat this 100% which was very fulfilling. I never did that with Sonic Advance 2 & 3. Mainly because the bonus stages were more difficult.
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37. Fairly Odd Parents: Enter the Cleft - Game Boy Advance
An alright game my mom randomly picked up for me as well. I still have to beat this at some point.
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38. Shrek Hassle at the Castle - Game Boy Advance
Another random game she got me. I never got too far in it though.
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39. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin - PlayStation 2
Aaa, the first Hitman game I played. I played a demo of this in like March or April of 2002 on an Offical Playstation Magazine demo disc and from there I wanted to get this game. I got it for Christmas that year with the game guide.
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40. Ninja Assault - PlayStation 2
I saw it in an Electronics Boutique and at the time I was into ninja stuff so I got my mom to get it for me for Christmas. I didn't really like it in the end though. It was alright but I actually forgot about it and hadn't even listed it as even been played by me on here until a few days ago. My brother liked it better.
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41. Dragon Ball: Volume 1 - Akira Toriyama

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42. Lupin III, Vol. 1 - Monkey Punch


2003

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43. Max Payne - PlayStation 2
Another great game I got. I had rented it originally during June 2002, and really enjoyed it even though I used cheats to get through it. I don't know why it took me so long to get this!
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44. Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X - PlayStation 2
I think I got this from my aunt Shari from Sam Goody's. We went there and she said she'd get me whatever I picked out and I decided on this! I wish I would have gotten the Gamecube version really because of all the other R.E. games being better in my opinion, load time wise anyway, on the Gamecube. I remember picking out a camera as well.
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45. Action Replay Max (PS2) - PlayStation 2
A Great gift. Too bad the disc doesn't work with the PS2 I got now.
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46. PS2 Eye Toy Camera - Game Hardware
Interesting idea but poorly executed. I could never really play the damn thing properly unless the room I was in was lit very well and even when I thought it was the Eye Toy would still act like it wasn't!!
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47. Eye Toy: Play - PlayStation 2
I got this with my Eye Toy. This is the main game I played with my Eye Toy, (I only got two).
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48. Billy Hatcher & the Giant Egg - GameCube
Mainly my brother's but I tried playing it. I never did beat it.
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49. PS2 DualShock 2 Controller - Game Hardware
Replacement controller for the one I dropped so many damn times.
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2004

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50. Silent Hill 3 - PlayStation 2
This was the first Silent Hill game I played. My mom thought I'd like it so she got it for me and she was right. I loved it at the time I got it and it led me to playing all of the others. When I went out and rented Silent Hill 2 though Silent Hill 3 became overshadowed. I still like it though!!
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I have received many video games over the years for Christmas. I thought that it would make an interesting list to compile all of them by year. I had to go back and look over my old journal that I kept that had all the stuff I got each year written down in it. Here's all the games I got over the years. I think that this covers most of them.

NOTE: Since Listal has changed the way Lists can be made I've decided to include more than just video games on this list!! I'll have to go back and add toys, comics and various other gifts I've received that were memorable. (12/27/2013)

- Vergil

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Dec 23 12:20
Very nice list! Love the comments.

I remember this feeling of excitement you got when opening your Christmas present and you finally got the game you were longing for weeks... The good old days, man...
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Dec 23 13:38
I loved the Sega Game mear when it forst came out. Ive always been a big gamer so when I was in the Navy I bought a game gear coz it was small enough to keep it in my footlocker w/o taking up alot of room
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Dec 24 2:45
Yes, they were the good old days alright. Christmas isn't the way it used to be...I guess that just happens when you get older though. The magic begins to fade...It's still a magical time of year for me though.

The Game Gear was great. I hope you had the A/C adapter for it...
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 28 22:48
I agree - using batteries is a waste of resources, space, and money. They still sell new Game Gear adapters. My old one had been broken for a few years and so I bought another one on Ebay, a newer model which was unopened.

I played Tails Adventure this past year. A great game if you like the character Tails and the classic Metroid/recent Castlevania formula.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Nov 12 1:31
Great list. This list brings back good memories as well.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Nov 12 2:22
Glad you liked it, AVPGuyver21!!

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