Tonight was something different.
See, the cheat works by running Woody halfway through the level, jumping on a rubber ball, landing on a shelf between two other shelves, and then crouching until the star at the top of the screen starts spinning.
Tonight, the phone rang just as I fired up the SNES, and I had to go answer it. As I hung up the phone, I heard the boy exclaim "Daddy, I did it! I made the star spin!"
I ran to his side and looked at the screen. Naturally, he'd started the game on his own. More than that, he had Woody crouching on the special shelf and the star was spinning.
It's not a huge technical accomplishment, I realize. But here it is, three hours later, and I can't stop grinning every time I think of him looking up at me, controller in hand, saying "Daddy, I did it!"
I've known a few 11 year olds who like to play video games, but really couldn't manage a platformer to save their lives. Not bad.
Yeah, but how good is he at Lion King?
My 11 year old son became obsessed with Psychonauts. It was the only thing he'd do with his daily allotted videogame time until he had defeated it.
He's moved on to other games now, but I think the way he was drawn to that particular one says something about his future with the hobby. Namely, that he can spot a good videogame when he sees it.
aw, that's just the cutest thing i ever heard. i hope i can be that proud one day. lol
It's funny how our kids are able to elicit such joy in us when the pride factor kicks in.
I recall his scream of joy when he finished the first Forsaken Fortress level of Wind Waker (when you skulk around in a barrel). He was thrilled when he reached the little sister, but then got real disappointed when he got tossed out to sea without being able to put up a fight. Although I tried explaining to him that he had succeeded nontheless, it's hard for a kid to understand.
my four year old loves cars and naturally loves car games. I got him need for speed hot pursuit 2 becuase its so easy to get into and just play. He is GREAT at it - even being the cop and calling in for help to stop other cars.