Over the years there have been some really good games consoles. Unfortunately, they become outdated very quickly and all of your favourite games get taken away by the mists of time…
There were two old consoles I once owned which featured some absolutely cracking games. The first of these was the N64. Nintendo really did excel themselves with this bit of kit and it had a brilliant array of games. ‘Banjo Kazooie’, ‘Jet Force Gemini’, ‘Mario Kart’ and ‘Diddy Kong Racing’ all used to be great fun. Some people were not keen on the large and oddly shaped controller but I never found it to be a problem. It was a wonderful games console and there were so many colourful and cartoony games. And who can ever forget the sublime, ‘Goldeneye’? It still ranks as one of the best first person shooters ever made as far as I’m concerned.
The other games console that is sadly no more is Tapwave’s Zodiac. This was a handheld system that ran games from SD cards; it was also a video and MP3 player. I am not sure why it never took off because in many ways it was well ahead of the completion. I suppose it is all down to the way things are marketed.
The demise of the Zodiac meant the end of one of my favourite games ever, ‘Legacy’. This was the best role play game that I have seen. It wasn’t particularly complex or involved; the thing that made it such fun was the simplicity of the gameplay. I still miss that one very much and the thought of it brings a tear to my eye.
I suppose that we all have found memories of certain games. It is a shame that they have to go away to the great console in the sky.I am so excited about this weekend everyone! It has been a seemingly endless amount of time since I’ve even thought about being on a canal boat, and it wasn’t even that expensive when we split the cost between us. Inspired idea Hilary, and I picked up those stainless bolts that you asked me to get!