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Game Gear. It wasn't even something I asked for as a kid but it was so cool getting my first system that was just MINE. That thing massacred AAs but between the battery pack and wall/car chargers I was set. I don't have a pic of that year but here's me opening another Sonic game
Part of me wants to say NES as that’s what started my gaming journey; but I have to go with SNES as I’ve enjoyed the games on that system more! Super Mario World is still my all-time favourite game and Donkey Kong Country 2 is high on my list as well!
I'll tell my least favorite only because we still laugh about it...
My girlfriend (now my wife [MY WIIIIFE!] one year got me Power Gig for Christmas. "Bri, what's that?" you're asking? Great question. It was a pretty bad Guitar Hero/Rock Band knock off but she had no idea. We returned it. 😁🎄
Silly, but all the gaming themed gifts I’ve received over the years from my best friend. She has given me Mario items, a hat like Links and some Zelda art because I love her. Still waiting for a Navi fairy lol
The PS4. I had always been a casual gamer but I had been dropping hints to my wife how I'd love to have one. She surprised me with one that XMas and I think that system brought me into full "gamer" mode. Runner up is her surprising me with the hard-to-find Wii many years ago.
The N64. I had an uncle who worked for the computer company Gateway and he was fairly high up in the company. He was super generous with his money and one Christmas got a N64 for each of his siblings families (3, fitting I know). I will always remember that Christmas.
I had been saving up for an N64 and my parents surprised me by buying one and paying the rest of it. It was one of the only times they went over budget for me on a gift and I remember how big of a deal it was for me.
Definitely when I got my switch two years ago. It took me to the dad gaming and now here to C3 for which I am extremely grateful. Honorable mention to xmas 1997 when I got a PS1... first time I got a gaming system for me lol, my brother was in college and we had just moved. Merry Christmas!
Got an N64 for Christmas back in the day. My brothers & I each got a controller too. Only problem was my parents thought a game came with the system like the SNES did. Simple trip to Blockbuster fixed that. Everyone in our family played the Battle of Hoth level that night. Mind blown over graphics.