Cameras are a rather ubiquitous commodity these days, found on everything from cell phones to the Nintendo 3DS -- and hey, if you want a really good image, they even make devices that do nothing but take pictures! Neat! As such, capturing memories of childhood moments that can be relived and experienced over and over again for years to come is a snap.
But back when Mega Man first burst onto the scene in the late 80's, it was another story. There were cameras, to be sure, but they were more often of the dedicated, expensive type that used rolls of film to capture images. What's more, the processing and development of said film typically did not take place until the roll was used up, meaning you likely wouldn't even get to see the pictures for quite some time (unless you were using a Polaroid instant camera, that is).
And video cameras? Well, those were even rarer.
Rare, but not unheard of.
As luck would have it, Tyler of iretrogamer over on Retroware TV would have many memorable moments from his youth recorded by his father, who did just so happen to have such an enviable device. This has allowed him to share many gaming-related moments from his youth in a series titled "My Retro Life," including this week's episode, which chronicles the first time he played Mega Man 2, as well as when he received a copy of his very own from his parents.
Check it out:
While there are many hype videos, previews, unboxings, and more on YouTube, there's comparatively little (if anything) quite like this, chronicling the same sort of process from all the way back in 1990. As such, it's a rare treat to get to peek back at not only the games, but also the styles, the technology, and even the types of homes that are reflective of the era.
If you'd like to see more of "My Retro Life," you can view the full playlist on YouTube right here.