I myself wanted one of those remote controlled air planes. I thought that’s the coolest thing ever. Once I grew up and had the money, I never bought it.

  • thisisbutaname
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    323 months ago

    I never got that Gameboy I wanted, but that’s OK, I’m made up for it using emulators years later.

    • @SidewaysHighways@lemmy.world
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      Emulators were a godsend as a kid. I was lucky and had a cousin who was way into that stuff and set me up with several burned cd’s with zsnes and tons of ROMS when I was around 12. I experienced so many more games than I would’ve otherwise!

      People talk about needing the CRT filters and blah blah to have a realistic experience, heck. Sharp pixels, Save states and Fast forwarding through unskippable stuff have been part of the experience for me for 25 years! Fanmade romhacks and expansions (like for chrono trigger, which I would never have experienced without emulation) are awesome!

      • Also: Rewind is the coolest feature. Even better than save states, it’s like you can undo every stupid mistake without having to plan ahead. It would have blown my mind as a kid.

        • @SidewaysHighways@lemmy.world
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          Yeah I’ll admit I keep rewind active and do use it, but I do start feeling a little cheat-ish-ness when I abuse that one lol.

          Definitely has let me experience more games more fully though. So I think it’s a good functionality.

          Maybe I should think of it as retro gaming on easy mode

    • @smort@lemmy.world
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      Same here. Got one a Miyoo Mini+ and put a community OS on it and a curated set of ROMs. 10 year old me would love it!

      But turns out as an adult I just don’t have much use for it. The down side of being much more in control of how I spend my own time lol

    • @Num10ck@lemmy.world
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      3 months ago

      i finally got the gameboy and the screen was so dim it was unusable, and the batteries 4x AA lasted maybe an hour.

      • @pikasaurX4@lemm.ee
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        53 months ago

        If you really want to play games on the classic devices, consider checking out IPS screen mods that add a backlight to most models of gameboy. I’ve also seen rechargeable USB-C battery packs mods people install