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NMLewis heads into the Petalburg Woods. Watch here and sing along as he hums his way through the Hoenn region.
I grew up playing the Kirby series, Crash Bandicoot Warped, Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories, "lower quality" PS1 games, Super Godzilla, The Lion King (SNES), Jurassic Park (SNES), Timon and Pumbaa's Jungle Games, Pac-Man, Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite!, and SpongeBob SquarePants - Legend of the Lost Spatula.
I also played SMB, SMB 3, Kirby's Adventure, Gauntlet, Ice Hockey, World Class Track Meet, and Duck Hunt a lot with my cousins when I was younger. They had the Power Pad to play World Class Track Meet and I had so much fun playing with them.
This isn't exactly related to the thread, but thinking back makes me remember when I went to ToysRus with my family and they were having a clearance sale on all SNES games. I don't exactly remember what else there was, but I was so indecisive and I ended up getting frickin Super Black Bass. -_- To this day, I still regret it. I could have gotten EarthBound or Chrono Trigger if I knew what it was at the time!
Harvest Moon, Rune Factory, Monster Rancher, Hamtaro are the few games I remember growing up with. Sadly they don't make Monster Rancher or Hamtaro games anymore, but I still play Harvest Moon/Rune Factory to this day.
Manic Miner/Jet Set Willy - classic early platformers & incredibly difficult
Elite - still one of the greatest games ever made & well worth playing *cough* emulator *cough*
Sim City, Theme Park, Rollercoaster Tycoon
Arcade games like Bubble Bobble, Star Wars, Tempest & Battlezone
Well, appart from some ancient PC games, pretty much the only non-Pokémon games I had as a child were on the Playstation 1&2. As for specifics...
Most of my memories about the PS1 involved racing games or platformers. Some examples include the three Spyro games (the latter two I've played so much I can 117% complete in under 12 hours because bragging rights), the second two Crash games and... Actually, that's about as much as I can remember on the platformer side of things. Huh. Anyway, as for racing games, well... Crash Team Racing (pretty much my favourite racing game of all time), a couple Grand Turismo games, LEGO Racers, the obscure Hydro Thunder and... That's about as much as I can remember on the racing front. Oh, and Air Combat.
As for the PS2... The Ratchet games (particularly Gladiator), the Legend of Spyro games, Crash Nitro Kart/Tag Team Racing, Sonic Unleashed, Dragon Quest: Journey of the Cursed King and Dark Cloud are all games I'm particularly fond of.
We could never afford much in the way of games or consoles when I was growing up. We had a SNES with Super Mario All Stars, and since I always had a Game Boy of some kind I had a fair few non-Pokémon games for that ... Mario Kart and Golden Sun, off the top of my head. Though I had my Advance when I was a teenager, so whether that's growing up with a game is up to you
This is probably one of the reasons that I'm a very casual gamer now
Mega Man X series, Sonic the Hedgehog series, Super Mario Bros series... a lot of the classics really. I think I had a pretty good start on gaming tbh.
Mainly SNES and N64 titles of course, with a dash of Gameboy/GBA and Gamecube.
Pokémon pretty much dominated my childhood, but I do remember enjoying the early Super Mario Bros. games (1, 2, and 3), Tetris, the Super Smash Bros. series, the Mario Kart series, Sonic Adventure, and Luigi's Mansion. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon get honorable mentions.
EDIT: I forgot about Killer Instinct!!! Omg why did I own this game when I was younger, it was so violent! But so goood~ <3
Super Mario and Pokemon have been the two main games I always loved and grew up with - there was a time when Grand Theft Auto, Resident Evil, and Silent Hill where high favorites of mine (along the way those games started getting to repetitive and boring for me).