When I was 18 I used work as a bingo caller and after work I loved playing the video games in the arcade. This was a long time ago and *gasp* there were no games consoles available to play at home. Well, actually there was the ZX Spectrum but it wasn’t really like the console gaming you see today. Think ‘Pong’
My favourite Arcade game was Dragon’s Lair featuring Daring Dirk on his amazing adventure through the lair to rescue his Princess Daphne from the Dragon. I completed the game Christmas 1983.
1. Super Smash Bros
2. Mario Kart
You start by choosing your character, then your kart and finally your course, or set of courses if doing a grand prix. Then it’s time to race avoiding obstacles like chain chomps, penguins and snowmen and picking up items from the item boxes which you can use to attack the other racers, like shells, or help your race, like speed-up mushrooms.
I remember my older kids mocking me in the earlier days because I would move my controller around like a steering wheel, but I had the last laugh when they brought out the steering wheel for the Wii remote, I’d had years of practice. We all get very competitive when playing Mario Kart, but it’s always good fun.