My first favorite game was probably Dragon Warrior I&II for the Gameboy Color. It wasn't the first time I'd played an RPG--I had the original DW on NES just like everyone else and also got Final Fantasy: Mystical Quest on the Super Nintendo. But this was the first RPG that I really, really got into. It was a whole world to get lost in, right there on my tiny GBC. Zelda: Link's Awakening was certainly good, but felt a little claustrophobic in comparison.
mega man 4[/QUOTE]I seemed so sure of it back then. It could have been Mega Man 4. It could have been Super Mario Bros. 3, Punch-Out!!, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as well. Yeah, it was probably one of those four. Those are the ones I played the most when I was a kid.
While Mega Man 2 was probably my first favorite game (I got it for Christmas knowing nothing about it and was put off by the box art, but I ended up playing with it more than anything other gift), I have to give a special mention to the original Final Fantasy, which I got about 8 months later. Never had I loved a game so much that I carried the map and instruction booklet to school with me, or had I made up games on the playground using the various monsters, weapons and spells. What made me love it even more was that my cousins HATED it; they couldn't understand the appeal of a game where you didn't swing your sword yourself in real time. That truly made it a game for me and me alone.