Which past gaming year/moment would you time travel to? ("Time Loader" Keys - Ended)

If you could time travel, which past gaming moment or year would you return to?

"Time Loader" is a game about returning to the past, with tons of nostalgia for the 90s.
If you had a time machine and could travel to the past, which year or moment in gaming would you return to - and why?
Do you have fond memories of a certain time in your life with gaming, favorite game/console releases, or gaming cultural moments? Alternatively - are you having the most fun gaming in the present day?

Let me know why in the comments below, and in a few hours I'll DM Steam keys for "Time Loader" to thoughtful replies! (All done for today!)

Notes:
- Please use at least 150 characters in your reply
- No ChatGPT or other AI-generated responses please! Give us an honest, personal answer - It doesn't need to be long :)
- Share some details; what game releases, memories, or other elements made the moment you picked so nostalgic?
- Limit 1 key per member (including past discussions)
- We've finished the entry period for keys today, keep an eye on your DMs for keys later.

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  • I would travel to the time when I had the PS1. To think that at that time the games were so much fun and without having multiplayer. When I met the playstation it was a before and after, the graphics and playing in three dimensions blew my mind. The Grinch, Toy Story 2, Agent 007, Mission Impossible, Metal Gear... Excellent memories. Thanks Ben!

  • I second this. Playing in 3D was such a step into the future at the time and some of the longest running franchises become popular at this time. I always get giddy when I recollect the good times I had playing Tomb Raider, Tekken, Turok and Bloody Roar (one of my favorites of all time such a shame it lived in Tekken's shadow and only got couple of more sequel) at home on a console in 3D. It was truly a great time to be a gamer. I also hold the original NES in high regard. Finding the easter egg in the secret room in ghosts n goblins, 99 life glitch in Super Mario Bros or when the cheat code for Contra spread like wild fire at school. 80's gaming was awesome in it's own right. Seeing games go from simple graphics and concepts in Atari games to something like Super Mario, Contra or Double Dragon was also revolutionary and mind blowing or when Dragon;s Lair at the local arcade had the first cartoon graphics. It literally was like watching a cartoon on tv although the gameplay was not as challenging as other arcade games like Ikari Warriors or Contra.

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  • I second this. Playing in 3D was such a step into the future at the time and some of the longest running franchises become popular at this time. I always get giddy when I recollect the good times I had playing Tomb Raider, Tekken, Turok and Bloody Roar (one of my favorites of all time such a shame it lived in Tekken's shadow and only got couple of more sequel) at home on a console in 3D. It was truly a great time to be a gamer. I also hold the original NES in high regard. Finding the easter egg in the secret room in ghosts n goblins, 99 life glitch in Super Mario Bros or when the cheat code for Contra spread like wild fire at school. 80's gaming was awesome in it's own right. Seeing games go from simple graphics and concepts in Atari games to something like Super Mario, Contra or Double Dragon was also revolutionary and mind blowing or when Dragon;s Lair at the local arcade had the first cartoon graphics. It literally was like watching a cartoon on tv although the gameplay was not as challenging as other arcade games like Ikari Warriors or Contra.

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