I recently wrote a post about Tekken 5 and it got me thinking of fun gaming things I used to do with my friends and family and what kind of stuff we all do now.
Back in the day!
For example, I have a friend who I used to play loads of Singstar (in case you don’t remember!) with – it was always so much fun, going around to her house, playing some Sing Star, watching a movie. But, that was high school, and now she’s a mum and plays a lot on www.partybingo.com with some of our other school friends. It’s never really been my kind of thing (I think she mostly goes for the chat rooms) but one day I might decide to join her.
But here’s a run-down of some of the stuff I used to play with my friends:
It was all about the Sega!
At my house
Anyone who came over – my friends, my cousins whoever – would play with me and my sister on the Mega Drive. The best games here were:
Bomberman! So much fun! I remember there was a level with traps in the floor and we’d drop bombs in them so they’d pop out where the other players were
Streets of Rage. This is actually the first thing I ever reviewed here. Fun, as long as your partner doesn’t decide to beat you up
Sonic 2! The multiplayer was essentially just a race across selected stages.
My cousins had this beauty!
At my cousin’s House
I have 2 sets of cousins, but only one set had a Nintendo 64 that we all played. And these were the games:
MarioKart – I am still an expert at this game! Well, I like to think so.
Goldeneye – The only game from a film that was any good! I was always Boris
Pokémon Stadium – Heck yeah! I was so jealous that my cousins had Mewtwo and I’d not reached that far in Yellow yet!
Poison was more my song but…
At my friend’s house
This is the one who plays on Party Bingo these days. Like I said, we played a lot of Singstar. My song was “Poison” by Alice Cooper. The 80s version was the best! This was normally followed by watching a really crap horror movie we’d rented (remember DVD rentals!?).
Ahhh back in the day
With my Sister
As a rule, anything I played with my cousins, I also played with my sister. But we also played Neopets together. There were loads of cute creatures to chose from, and some fun mini-games too.
Where would I be without my tactician
With my Girlfriend
To be honest, me and Jo don’t play a lot of multiplayer games. We play a lot of single player games, together, or she watches me play or vice versa. Examples:
Playing Final Fantasy VII together, naming the characters, deciding who would play what role.
Currently playing Fire Emblem : Path of Radiance together. I’m really hoping that one day we can play the new Fire Emblem X SMT Game together.
Actaully, we really like Atlus games, and tend to watch each other play them
Currently playing Shadow Hearts together. We’re trying to take screenshots for my Shadow Hearts Resource/Fan Site