Creative Christmas: Day 2

Ho, ho, ho, internet!

Kim of Later Levels has created this awesome Christmas community collaboration event thingy, and I’m in, I guess. Basically, there are 12 holiday themed questions you answer on set days, in a format of your choosing. Answer as many as you want, however you want to! Go check out the official post if you wanna get involved.

Today’s question:

You’re wrapping presents while listening to cheesy festive tunes, and start to reminisce about holidays past. What’s your favourite Christmas gaming memory?

My Answer:

This is a tough one! Video games and Christmas have gone together like cookies, milk, and Santa for me since I was 5 years old. As a spoiled only child (one of the few perks of having no siblings), my parents always had the latest video game things under the tree for me (and so many cool Lego sets too… man, I loved those). Two Christmas gaming memories stand out in my mind – one is kinda sad, the other very happy. I’m going to go with the happy one! Tis the season of joy and whatnot, right?

I’m not sure how old I was, but I found an expected video game shaped present waiting for me under the ol’ cat-ravaged Christmas tree. When I opened it, it was a brand new copy of Diddy Kong Racing for the Nintendo 64. As cool as it was, I didn’t have a Nintendo 64 so I was instantly crushed… Why did Santa tease me with this game I couldn’t play?? How did he not know I had no console to play it on??

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I really thought Santa was a jerk.

My Mom and Dad smirked at me as I was stressing out. After letting me suffer for a few seconds, they told me to open the bigger box-shaped present under it. Guess what it was? A brand new Nintendo 64! It was a moment of pure surprise and joy that I’ll never forget. I spent that entire day playing my first 3D game ever. I’ll never forget the upbeat tunes, gorgeous tracks, and the ever-encouraging Taj the Genie. Diddy Kong Racing will always have a special place in my normally cold, cranky heart for this reason.

22 thoughts on “Creative Christmas: Day 2

  1. diddy Kong racing is easily one of my favorite games from my childhood! I loved taking out the hovercraft and playing the stages that had water portions (after mercilessly spinning out a few times). Thanks for sharing your memory!

    -Luna ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Hahahaha! What a great story! I’m glad that you had such a great memory with Diddy Kong Racing! My biggest Christmas memory was getting Ocarina of Time, which is not only my favorite (for good reason), but also the very first Zelda game I’ve ever received. Needless to say, it was an important part in shaping my love for the series and Nintendo as a whole. Other awesome gaming memories include getting Super Nintendo as a gift, along with Super Mario World and All-Stars. It was my first real system, since NES and Game Boy were hand-me-downs from my cousin. Super Mario World is one of my favorite games, too, so the Christmas effect has been strong for me and gaming! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Aw! That sounds awesome too. Ocarina of Time is still my all-time favourite video game (sorry Lightning, haha). That game got me hooked on the Zelda series, but I think A Link to the Past was my first. And wow, I have so many Super Mario World memories too! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜€

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