SudokuHoward Garns was an architect who was the creator of Number Place, or more commonly knows as Sudoku, in 1979. Sudoku is a puzzle game played by many. It can be played either through mobile apps, to puzzle books. I remember when I was a kid absolutely hating this puzzle because I didn't know how to solve it, when out of the blue one day I just figured it out, and ever since it has been my favourite puzzle.
Howard Garns, 1979.
Wikipedia, 27th Oct 2017 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Garns
Pokémon Trading Card GamePokémon TCG is a tabletop game that involves collecting, trading and playing with Pokémon playing cards. I've been playing this card game for forever, and to this day I still collect them. Pokemon has been a big part of my childhood and I don't think I'm giving it up any time soon!
Logo and info, Bulbapedia, 25th Feb 2020. https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Trading_Card_Game
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card GameKazuki Takahashi is a Japanese manga author-illustrator who created Yu-Gi-Oh! that became a regular feature in the magazine Shonen Jump in 1996. When I was a kid, I played this card game so much with my two older brothers. I can vividly remember how much we played it, that we even had the Yu-Gi-Oh! duel disks, and had all 5 pieces to Exodia The Forbidden One. We collected the cards so much we had over 600 cards each!
Kazuki Takahashi, 1996.
Yu-Gi-Oh! logo https://www.yugioh-card.com/oc/
Crash BandicootCrash Bandicoot is a platformer game that was developed by Naughty Dog, and released on the Playstation 1 by SCEA and Universal Interactive Studios. The number of times I got frustrated as a kid playing this game was too many times to count. I've played and finished the remastered version, and even now, I get extremely frustrated. I love it, it has a lot of good childhood memories.
Naughty Dog, 9th Sep 1996.
Image, Bandipedia, https://crashbandicoot.fandom.com/wiki/Crash_Bandicoot_(video_game)
Spyro The DragonSpyro the Dragon is a platform game developed by Insomniac Games and Published by Sony Computer Entertainment and Universal Interactive Studios. This is one of my all-time favourite games. I used to play this game with my Nanna all the time, and every time I play, I'm just reminded of those memories with her that I'll always cherish.
Insomniac Games, 9th Sep 1998.
Image, Spyro Wiki, https://spyro.fandom.com/wiki/Spyro_the_Dragon_(video_game)
Pokemon YellowPokemon Yellow is a special Pikachu edition of the Pokemon games that were released on the GameBoy in 1998. Pokemon Yellow, along with Pokemon Leaf Green, was one of the first Pokemon games I ever played that started my still current obsession with the games/animated series.
Nintendo, 12th Sep 1998
Image: Bulbapedia https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Yellow_Version
The SimsThe Sims was Developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts (EA). The Sims is a life simulation game, where you can create either yourself or a character of your own, and play out their life. I recently watched a youtube video of someone playing Sims 1, and had mad flashbacks to when I used to play as a child. Looking at the graphic difference compared to The Sims 4 is crazy, but it was good for its time.
Maxis, 4th Feb 2000
Harry Potter and the Philosophers StoneHarry Potter and the Philosophers Stone game was published by EA Games. It's based on J.K Rowling's novels and film adaptations. As a kid, I was, and still am, completely obsessed with the Harry Potter series. This was one of my favourite games to play because I could live out my Harry Potter dreams.
EA Games, 15th Nov 2001
Ty the Tasmanian TigerTy the Tasmanian Tiger is a 3D platforming game developed by Krome Studios and published by EA Games for the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox systems. I played this game all the time as a kid with my Nanna as she loved these kinds of games. Every time I see or think of this game, along with Spyro, it makes me think of happy memories with my Nanna. EA Games, 8 October 2002
Ref, line 1 and image, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ty_the_Tasmanian_Tiger
Uno AttackUno attack is an adaption to the original Uno game, but with a twist involving an electric card shooter that will shoot out between 0-12 cards when the button is pressed. This game was famously played in my household as a child. It was a new years eve tradition to play this all night until the fireworks at midnight. We'd play, getting our scores way into the 1000s.
Pokemon Leaf GreenPokemon Leaf Green is one of the first remakes of the original Pokemon games that are set in the Kanto region. I remember how I used to watch my brothers play, but not for long before they decided they didn't like it and gave it to me instead. I played for hours upon hours, collecting all the pokemon and leveling them up as much as I could, thus starting my obsession with the series.
Nintendo, 29 Jan 2004
Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessTwilight Princess was the last Zelda game that was created for the Game Cube, but the first for the Nintendo Wii. This was my first ever Zelda game, and also my first Wii game. It is my absolute most favourite game to this day. I remember the first time I finished this game, I cried because it was over. The number of hours I put into it was ridiculous. Nintendo, 19 Nov 2006