I used to be crazy about video games as a kid. I had the Samurai TV Video game that had many different games. Naturally, there was the traditional Mario Brothers and Bricks, plus there were games like Legendary, Islander, Road Fighter, King Kong, Chess, and even Mahjong, which I didn't know how to play back then!
I also had several pocket video games. Among these, my most favorite was Oil Panic. This is what it looked like.
I liked Oil Panic most because it was a dual-screen game. Hence, double complication level. You had to keep an eye on two screens at the same time! Plus, this is one game that I have actually completed all the way through... right to the end. :D
I had no idea it was such a popular game until I did a Google search for it today, to find an image for this post. Frankly, I wasn't expecting to find a single image, but I found several! In fact, I even found a youtube video showing the game in action! Have a look...
So the top screen shows the inside of the second floor of the 2-storey building. The guy on the second floor can collect maximum 3 drops in his small container, which he then has to empty in the big drum carried by the guy on the first floor, making sure that he doesn't spill it instead on the people standing at the ground floor level.
I was addicted to this game like crazy. It was my favorite companion back then on train journeys. I had really mastered the art of watching both the screens simultaneously. Man! What concentration I had while playing this game! I feel amazed just by thinking about it now!
One of my cousins in Patna (an year elder to me) has actually managed to free the princess in Mario Brothers. He and I were competing for high scores on this game during one of my holidays at Patna. That's the historical occasion when I actually completed it!
Can you imagine my delight? I actually managed to beat a Mario Brothers princess-winner at a video game! Hahahahahaha! I was sooooo happy that day! :D
Oh boy! What days! What simple pleasures in life!
Did you play video games when you were a kid? Which one was your favorite? Have you ever managed to reach the end of a game?
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