But back then there were really only two outlets for my obsession. They were pizza parlors and the Atari 2600.
My friend Rob had an Atari 2600, so I sort of lived there. When we weren't playing Dungeons and Dragons, we were building calluses and creating blisters on poorly made joysticks.
Anyway, I've been aching for some retro good times on my iPad. This past week, I got my wish in spades. Atari has finally jumped in to iPad euphoria with both feet with a single App that offers 99 original retro games.
The right foot holds perfect video recreations of the video arcade originals:
The left foot is full of original titles for the Atari 2600:
All in all, I'm in retro heaven.
I wonder if I can get Nintendo to do that with the Mario franchise?
What have you purchased simply because it reminds you of your more formative years?
Thanks for reading, off to write!