Monday, September 3, 2012


Gamers will probably know what N64 means. Non-gamers probably won't. Siblings of gamers may know.

I am the sibling of someone who used to be obsessed with video games.

When we were little Tall One played video games all the time. And he was good too. (Still is.) He had (has) a knack for breezing through games while I sort of lost interest in playing and just sit at his side to watch. We spent a lot of hours like that: him playing, me watching.

The one game that seriously challenged him was Donkey Kong 64, the Donkey Kong game for the N64. It defeated my brother for years, until he finally decided to beat it once and for all.

Of course, once Tall One made that decision, it was only a matter of time before he won.

Tall One defeated that game, then eventually lost interest in gaming. He got rid of most of his games, I think including all the Nintendo stuff. He definitely did get rid of the N64 and all its games.

Coming soon: did Tall One regreat getting rid of the N64?

A green N64


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I bet all that gaming kept his fingers limber for playing the bagpipes. Or vice versa.

Madam Lost said...

To Debra She Who Seeks - you are a kindred spirit. I received so much criticism for allowing unrestricted access to gaming by those who could not see the skill sets these games teach. As long as I felt that Tall One was developing into a well balanced thinking and caring human, I trusted him to follow his own path. :-)

Sarita Rucker said...

Debra -- Hmm, I never thought of that. It definitely helped with hand-eye coordination, and kept him active. He could never sit still while playing. :)

Mom -- Hi.