It was 1999, the internet was dialed, Google was in beta, iPod wasn’t a thing and little me received his first ever console in December of ’99.
At the time I was a young introvert kid coming back from a minor larynx surgery and Christmas was just around the corner. I remember waking up in the hospital with a new toy on my side, a lego-looking train toy, and I couldn’t imagine that at home I had a PlayStation 1 under the tree.
I remember clearly which games I had to play on my PlayStation as a kid, much like today (big) most games costed a fortune (10 contos) 49,99€. The most iconic game being Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (which came with the console), and later Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
This little fella kept me company for many years, along side Gex, Le Mans 24 Hours and Tomb Raider. I’m really elated to be able to dive deep into Crash, this time on PC with the N. Sane Trilogy and the remastered looks albeit the same core level design and timings.
For someone that started his gaming adventures with the second installment of the game, I’m quite happy to have something new to look forward along some new and fresh looks on the old levels.