Forgotten Games

With a few exceptions, the focus of this blog has been a nostalgic journey through my memories of gaming as a kid. Also, I like to discuss how I enjoy sharing similar memories with my own children. From my first experience in front of a coin-op arcade game in the early 80’s to relaxing with a modern day PS3 title, gaming has always been one of my favorite ways to relax. This blog is a nice hobby and I’m really enjoying the opportunity it’s given me to play through many of these old games again. But the fact is, there was many more games that hold a special place in my heart than I have time to detail and review here.

As a kid, I had oodles of time. But, looking back, I wonder how I actually managed to get in any gaming in at all. I was a very active child. I was skinny as a twig and always out on my bike or exploring the neighborhood. Looking at me today, you’d never guess it. But regardless, I played through what had to be hundreds of games in my youth. Several notable titles come to mind; Contra, Operation Wolf, Commando, Ghosts n Goblins, Faxanadu, Karnov, Ninja Gaiden, the list goes on.


I can tell by viewing my site stats, that I actually have quite a few readers. Many are one-time viewers that sent here through search results for a particular game, but there are also many that seem to be frequent readers. I’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate. If you have any particular memories of a specific game, either one I’ve reviewed on the site or not, please feel free to share them. If there’s a review you would really like to see, please let me know. If it’s a game I’m not familiar with, and you hold it in high regard, I’d love to check it out.

Thus far, I’ve covered nearly every NES game that really stood out in my mind as a kid. There’s a few I’m holding back for another time (Final Fantasy, Ninja Gaiden, to name a couple), but most of what I consider to be my core “Cannot Live Without” NES Collection have already been discussed. So in the coming posts, I’m going to switch my focus a bit. Again, if you have feedback it’s greatly appreciated. Stay tuned!

Old Game Hermit


3 Responses

  1. Don’t know how familiar you are with these series but they come in high regard: Uncharted, Jak and Daxter, Sly Cooper, Prince of Persia, Telltales The Walking Dead, Ratchet and Clank, Fire Emblem, Monster Tale, Yu-Gi-Oh! (Nintendo DS series), Puzzle Quest, Sonic the Hedgehog, Ace Attorney, Chrono Trigger, Skylanders, Singularity, Kirby, Borderlands, inFamous, Persona, Tales Of, and Dragon Quest.

  2. Good list. Many of the games you mention are certainly on my radar. Several I own already. I’d love to be able to plow thru games quicker. But sadly, I have limited time in which to play. I’m certainly getting there.

    Chronotrigger and ChronoCross will be getting special attention in the near future.

    • Yeah, I too have a huge backlog of games but can’t seem to find the time to play them. Not to mention all the critically praised games released during this generation that I have yet to buy. Unless I hit the lottery and find myself with all the free time in the world I doubt I’ll ever get to them all in the foreseeable future.

      Anyway, looking forward to your Chrono reviews.

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