As technology goes, I’m a bit of a technophobe. I don’t upgrade my phone unless I really really need to, I miss MySpace and I never ever upgraded from my PlayStation 1. I’d thought about it many times and only dreamed about the graphics of a PlayStation 2 but I couldn’t do it. My PlayStation 1 games were far too precious and hold too many childhood memories to even contemplate getting rid of so even to this day, I still play my PlayStation 1 games and I still love them as much as I always did. The nostalgia I feel when I hear the start up screen is unfathomable. So for all you old skool kids out there, here are my top 5 PlayStation 1 games!
5. Crash Bandicoot
Specifically the first one, where you have to work your way around the levels of the islands and defeat a couple of bosses along the way. I loved Crash, as did so many other people. It was infuriating as crap at times like seriously, how did a tortoise just kill me? But so satisfying. Especially the ‘boloboga!’ noise his mask makes.
4. 40 Winks
I have come across very few people who have even heard of this game but it was one of my favourites growing up. I also found it quite difficult and actually only completed it once at like the age of 15. You play as either Ruff or Tumble and work your way through your nightmares and different worlds to save the winks.
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone
I think one of the things I love most about this game is how bad the graphics are and how completely unlike the film it actually is. But damn, you just can’t beat it. I love exploring the castle and collecting all those stupid ass beans for Fred and George. Oh and not to mention the infuriating mine cart challenge at Gringotts, arghhhh!
2. Disney’s Tarzan
This was one of the very first ever PlayStation games I had. In actual fact, I think it may have come with my PlayStation when it was bought so I was very young when I first played this and I remember playing it with my dad and we would do one level each. I still can’t complete this game 100% though!
1. Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
You would be shocked to know how many times I’ve completed this game. Not just this one though, all 3 Spyro games for PS1 but Gateway to Glimmer will always been top of the pack. I love everything about Spyro, the gems, the levels, the annoying little challenges and always having to complete it 100%. This game requires absolutely 0 effort from me now as I know where every tiny little thing is but it doesn’t take away any enjoyment at all. Playing it sends me right back to being young and carefree and I can get so lost in this game.