Gamers who grew up in the 80s/90s, what’s a “Back in my day” younger games wouldn’t get?

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  1. Is this Twilight Town theme from Kingdom Hearts?

  2. People today just care about the graphics and FPS. For us the game was good if it was fun.

  3. Minecraft could let you join any random persons game this got me so many friends on the Xbox 360

  4. Not turning the PS1/PS2 off because you didnt have a memory card, and had to pray it wasnt turned off during the night.

  5. I was born in 99 but most of my things were hand-me-downs. I still remember the day i lost my scrap of paper with all the level codes 😅
    Also this isn't an 80s/90s thing, but I really miss backwards compatibility. It used to be a staple of console gaming.

  6. I still use save codes for some games. 🤨

  7. being told to look up page x line y and word z in the game manual and enter it to be able to play the game as a way of anti piracy

  8. Getting that kid that beat a certain level to come over and play with you. To beat that lvl for you and give them your favourite toy for the week for their troubles.

  9. Cheat code books in the library, and you needed to play on channel 3

  10. 8 Mb of ram is hilarious 😂😂😂

  11. No hackers born in 2006 so idk what it’s like not to see em or hear about em

  12. OMG KHII MUSIC. i was humming along and then it hit me.

  13. I mean, doesn’t og doom have quick saves?

  14. I couldn't afford the save cartridges so I had to keep shit on. That guy was fancy

  15. i love the Traverse Town music in the background

  16. Most of these are a 2000s issue too. I read the shit out of those cheat books on the toilet. (No pun intended)

  17. Guys I swear were not that stupid we understand most of this stuff 😂

    Im not even a gamer and I knew of it-

  18. I remember playing jak and daxster 2 at my grandmas for vacation didn’t have a memory card after about 20 some hour the ps2 either got turned off or died so I lost all my progress

  19. When I was growing up, the Civilization series used square tiles.

  20. Talking about game manuals, I miss the amount of lore they had, like the Halo 3 manual had the canonical names for each race xD idk about the rest of the games tho afaik maybe Halo 1 &2 had them, but I think by the time Halo Reach came out they were doing the little slip that just gave you a promo code and the bare instructions how to start the game.

  21. Though I didn't grow up in the 80s / 90s, I imagine that one of the experiences is having a game that is complete on arrival. too often now we have microtransaction garbage and broken games getting patched, with the initial players practically being testers. It's beyond frustrating to behold. Also yeah, I wish I got to have a freaking game manual, or even a disk the contained the game instead of letting you play the game after downloading it. Ugh.

  22. I know about the code saving thing. I have an NES with Megaman 2 on it that uses the same thing. It’s so cool

  23. Many games required you to start from level 1 unless you had a cheat code you could get from a friend who was a couple years older than you.

  24. Not exactly 80's but i played the remaster of Tomb Raider 1 a bit ago.
    holy shit the realism in laura's jumps

  25. I used to know every vice city cheat code for ps2 by heart, but only muscle memory

  26. Your games only worked on channels 3 or 4 depending on the system and the tv

  27. i didnt grow up in the 80s/90s but the code thing doesnt seem farfetched literally only because of geometry dash levels with similar mechanics

  28. Cheat code books that you had yo get at a bookfair, or if you were poor like me you'd quickly write down the ones for the games you had.

  29. That background music got me hella nostalgic.

  30. There used to be a rumor before looking stuff up online that mew was under a truck in pokemon red

  31. Kids nowadays will never quite understand MW2 lobbies

  32. I still remember when i got my ps2 but i didnt have a memory card and i couldnt turn that shit off cause id lose my save. i went to a sleep over and my mom turned it off cause she didnt know i lost days of progress

  33. Having to use 8 floppy disks to install a game on your PC and hope that there is no interruption or corruption, otherwise you had to start all over again.

  34. Something modern gamers don't get: Before you got to play Warcraft 3 online you had to let the internet sing you the song if its people

  35. having to fix your game by getting a pencil to rool the strip back into the cassette tape

  36. You got a whole ass book with lore and stuff along with the game.

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