Tell me you grew up in the 90s without telling me.

1 : Anonymous2021/09/06 15:56 ID: pj2599
Tell me you grew up in the 90s without telling me.
2 : Anonymous2021/09/06 15:59 ID: hbtkrcb

That code didn’t work on Mario

ID: hbuaz3v

Also it's from the 80s, not the 90s.

ID: hbto4se

Should of had the Contra guys instead.

ID: hbtpewp

You mean Bill Rizer and Lance Bean?

3 : Anonymous2021/09/06 16:30 ID: hbtp049

It was a simpler time back then, before the Internet really told you everything.

You used to hear rumours of secret areas and the story about the guy at the arcade who faced a secret character by never losing a round and doing a super difficult and specific set of button presses.

It was a golden age. Most of it wasn't true of course but it felt like anyone could discover something new and there were real mysteries to explore.

Now everything is spoiled immediately and there are specific instructions for everything.

Yeah I'm old but I'll stand by this.

ID: hbtqct6

I agree with you. The secretes and playground talk at school made games seem huge and mysterious

ID: hbtqfdb

I remember for super metroid I figured out a trick to have skill effects combine and linger . Vague on the details right now. Been awhile. I submitted it to nintendo power and it was published. They gave me a special copy of super contra for it.

Was pumped when that happened.

Good luck today getting something published before someone else found it.

ID: hbty6x2

I remember in the original Pokemon games there were always horribly complex methods that spread around school on how to actually get a Mew, none of which actually worked.

And then someone figured out the correct sequence to force the game to spawn a Mew by essentially manipulating the code to force a spawn due to integer overflow errors, years after the fact, and it was every bit as complex as all those stories. If someone had told it to me back then, I wouldn't have believed them any more than any of the other "methods."

4 : Anonymous2021/09/06 19:06 ID: hbuamac

I really hate that meme. Also I grew up in the 90s and never even know the Konami code existed.

ID: hbub46v

The Konami code was from the 80s anyway

5 : Anonymous2021/09/06 16:00 ID: hbtkvix


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6 : Anonymous2021/09/06 16:52 ID: hbts5eg


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7 : Anonymous2021/09/06 16:36 ID: hbtpyry

We had "DLC" in the 90s... we just called them "expansion packs," and we bought them in boxes.

8 : Anonymous2021/09/06 16:03 ID: hbtldo8

Contra 40 lives…. only way have a remote chance to beat this game

ID: hbtmo26

Two words: Game Genie

ID: hbtq30n

I could one life it when I was younger. My adult self don't know how I did.

ID: hbvcbox

It’s THIRTY lives.

All these comments are disheartening because so many of them are wrong.

9 : Anonymous2021/09/06 16:26 ID: hbtojts

Pogs > Pog

10 : Anonymous2021/09/06 17:17 ID: hbtvk93

Buying a new video game involved begging Mom and Dad to take you to Toys R Us, where you'd grab a little slip of paper from the video game section and take it to the person at the cage who would reach into that cave of wonders and pull out whatever your heart was set on that day

11 : Anonymous2021/09/06 18:08 ID: hbu2kyz

It totally caught me off guard the first time I was playing a fighting game and was given the option to quit to the title screen and save my progress. I remember leaving the console on overnight.

12 : Anonymous2021/09/06 16:55 ID: hbtsjg5

Was really a beautiful era of gaming. It's why I can't get this code out of my head, if you know it, you know it...007-373-5963.

ID: hbttr8d

Haha!!! Code to go right to Tyson lol, still hardwired in my brain too

ID: hbtu10i

Lol I don't know why, I am 42 now n played it when I was in my single digits, but it's like a phone number I never forgot. Yet I cant remember my families first phone number, but if your ever playing Mike Tyson's punch out or punch out in the arcade, the code works lol

13 : Anonymous2021/09/06 16:17 ID: hbtn83z

Raining tanks cheat.

14 : Anonymous2021/09/06 16:20 ID: hbtno0w

How do you turn this on?

15 : Anonymous2021/09/06 16:20 ID: hbtno1m

Quarters, quarters, and more quarters

16 : Anonymous2021/09/06 17:08 ID: hbtudkw

Ahhh yes, good to see you old friend. Had to do this before the Konomi screen disappeared when you first loaded up the game.

17 : Anonymous2021/09/06 17:16 ID: hbtvf97

This is 80's yo. Get your Lifeforce on. Konami code and Mario???

18 : Anonymous2021/09/06 17:51 ID: hbu0cz4

Reset button

19 : Anonymous2021/09/06 18:52 ID: hbu8qca

Channel 3

20 : Anonymous2021/09/06 19:06 ID: hbual73

Demo disc for ps1

21 : Anonymous2021/09/06 19:09 ID: hbub0ls

Please, stop gatekeeping old things. Yes, people born after the 90s know what cheat codes are. They're even in new Lego games.

22 : Anonymous2021/09/06 19:52 ID: hbugtvu

So if you played the Balan Wonderworld Demo, you could get a unique costume for the main game which you couldnt get any other way. When they took the demo down because it was showing people how bad the game was before release, they added a cheat code into the base game so you could unlock it naturally. There was even a slightly cute tweet where you had a chance to 'figure out' the code before they posted what it was normally.

So at least they did that instead of having those costumes be DLC. Thats still like, 1 good point to a ton of archaic bad gameplay design decisions though

23 : Anonymous2021/09/06 20:28 ID: hbulkje

*Select - Start

if you want a player 2.

24 : Anonymous2021/09/06 20:33 ID: hbumc28

Always select start since two player was best

25 : Anonymous2021/09/06 21:18 ID: hbusdax

It made sense to buy physical games back then because you could store the paper you wrote the cheats on in.

26 : Anonymous2021/09/06 21:41 ID: hbuvdvi


27 : Anonymous2021/09/06 21:49 ID: hbuwc2h

What is up with all these "you must be old to get this meme" popping up here the past few days? And most of them arent even a good use of it, as the Konami code is older than the 90's.

28 : Anonymous2021/09/06 23:23 ID: hbv7z2h

Sorting these comments by CONTRAversial.

...(I'll see myself out).

29 : Anonymous2021/09/06 17:05 ID: hbttzcq

Cartridges > discs obviously! Who is this “Sony” and why doesn’t it’s game have my save files? Ugh I’m just gonna go play Diddy Kong Racing and not worry about your “Legend of Legaia” thing except I’m gonna come over every day and play it…

30 : Anonymous2021/09/06 17:18 ID: hbtvqqx

Where were you when Bob Dole fell off the podium?

31 : Anonymous2021/09/06 19:19 ID: hbucecw

You bought a game, and it played out of the box. No install time, no day one updates, no DLC, no microtransactions.


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