Thank you to Allison @ Geek Banter and Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom for hosting this blogfest! The game I've chosen is Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo. When I finally upgraded from the NES to the SNES in 1995, one of the first games I bought was Donkey Kong Country. It was the first game I'd ever played that had really cool looking 3D graphics. It felt way ahead of the other games out there at the time and I was hooked immediately. And as you may already know, I love music, and I was blown away by the soundtrack to this game. Its ethereal, trance-like music, coupled with the state of the art graphics, made for a gaming experience that transported me into another world. Donkey Kong Country is a game I'll always remember, and the music in the clip below really takes me back.
Another item related to gaming that deserves a spot in this post is a fantastic book I read last year about the ultimate gaming experience, a virtual reality role-playing game, titled Ready Player One. It is a dystopian novel about the most elaborate Easter egg hunt through a virtual utopia. If you're interested in video games, role playing games, 1980s pop culture, with a sprinkling of romance, then you'll love Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
Be sure to check out the other awesome bloggers participating in this blogfest. Thanks, Allison and Jamie!