Hello everyone, and welcome to the Open Forum, which is hosted by Kotaku's reader-run blog, TAY. This is a place to talk about life, video games, or anything else, so feel free to hop in and join in the topic discussion, or comment about anything. Then, when you're done, feel free to peruse the articles on TAY, AniTAY, and TAYClassic. Is this your first time on TAY or the Open Forum? Then check out this handy TAYtorial! If you still can't get enough of us, stop by the IRC Chatroom. Finally, if you need to reach an admin or author, find them fast in the DirecTAYry.

I've been retro-gaming like mad recently.

My brother-in-law bought a Commodore 64 about a month ago, and we've had a couple gaming nights that have involved this wondrous monstrosity. Has anyone tried Summer Games? Holy crap is it hard, frustrating, hilarious, and fun!

Well, this prompted me to go through my ROM collection for all my NES, SNES and Genesis games that I had hidden away on an external hard drive. I cleaned them all up and got some emulators for my Wii. I must say, I've been missing most of these games, and didn't even realize it. Nostalgia is a powerful emotion. Games like Gradius, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Battletoads make me feel so happy and energetic!

Advertisement

So my question is: What is the one game from your childhood that can always turn that frown upside-down?

If you don't want to talk about this, then feel free to talk about anything else!