Children, Video Games

Ryan’s video game adventures

Starfox 64Well, this week Ryan beat Starfox 64 that we downloaded a couple of weeks ago from the Wii virtual console.

The boy cracks me up, because he just doesn’t know what he can’t do.  He’s only six.  He can’t beat Starfox 64.  Not at six.

Shoot, it took me and Tina weeks to beat the original Starfox on the SNES back in the early 90’s.

What I find so funny is that he does this with all his games, and it started back in the fall of 2005 with “War of the Monsters” (WotM) for the PS2.  We were in the midst of moving and staying with my mom for a few weeks back in ’05 and we kept the Playstation hooked up to a small TV in the bedroom for entertainment.  A lot of the toys were packed away, so the kids spent an unusual amount of time in front of the TV.

Anyway, at the time, Ryan was 3 years old, getting ready to turn 4.  We dug out an older PS2 demo disc with WotM on it, and that quickly became his favorite game.  He had beaten that demo (even at age 3) in just a week.  So, for his fourth birthday we bought him the full game.

Within two weeks, he had beaten the full game.

So, as I say, he just doesn’t know what he can’t do.

Here is a couple of Starfox videos I found on YouTube that show the endings of the two games… The original Starfox, followed by Starfox 64.

The original Starfox has some of the best original video game music in history.  The strings are incredible!

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