Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Childhood Nostalgia


Recognise it? Probably not.

That, my friends is my childhood. Yes, I went around shooting crazy mushrooms with rayguns on world of ice and tacky backgrounds.

But seriously, though. That is a computer game I played on...

MS-DOS.

You remember it. MS-DOS. The basics. Text commands. Black screens, "computery" fonts. So this is the game I grew up on. "Keen" was its name. You controlled a little boy in a football helmet who saved the world.

I was actually playing the game this afternoon, using a program called "DOS-Box". It is an emulator, so basically I can run DOS while windows is running (oh, check sarpics for screenshots of DOS-Box and another screen shot of "Keen").

It's the basic side scroller. You are armed with a ray-gun (limited ammunition) and a pogo-stick (higher jumping, hard control), and face many an enemy. They are actually rare, most of the game involves boarding lifts and making your way through repetitive levels. But you know why it doesn't matter?

Because every time I play it, I go back to my youth (I'm talking 3s and 4s), playing the game. My sister and I would play it together, as we do now. It is so much fun. I mean, it's just so great.

Ah...

So here's the deal. On The Guest Blog the next few days, comment on things that you remember from your childhood.

Check sarpics.

And LOTW. I've gotten none this week. Posted by Picasa

9 comments:

Abby said...

omg first one to comment... YES!!!!!

Carissa said...

omg... second to comment.... YES!!!!! what if i had a traumatic childhood? jkjkjk!

angie said...

what is LOTW???

Jen said...

LOTW= link of the week.

okay..... I'll think of something. =)

Frances =) said...

. . .my childhood is wwaaaaayyyy too long. And random.
And Taiwan-ish. . .
~Frances =)
P.S. It's also completely in Chinese, I might add. . .

Jesse said...

I prefer the program that allows me to run a Linux on your windows. Much more awesome.

Frances =) said...

Wow. . .no new post yet.
And your losing commentors. . .well, it's a 3 day weekend. . .so I guess people were just making you THINK they weren't gonna comment so they can surprise you with a surprise (no duh) bombardment of comments or something! Yay! (I like to be optmistic. . .)
~Frances =)

a comical angie said...

i was born a small black child... if no body recenized that quote, it was the beginning of the movie THE JERK, starring Steve Martin.

Anonymous said...

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