What was your most favorite game when you were around 1 - 5 years old?
My favorite game was surprise, surprise, Super Mario World. Unfortunatly, my friend owned the game, and I don't go to his house often. There was some kind of saving problem on his snes, so we had to start over all the time. The even badder part was that his snes broke, so we couldn't play it anymore. Over the years, I was reminded of super Mario world, and was just wanting to play that game. Then In 2010, I discovered this site and lunar magic. I couldn't be any closer to super Mario world now. My friend doesn't even have a clue that I am doing all this stuff with super Mario world.
Again, not that young, but mine was Sonic 3 and Knuckles, definitely. I already liked the 2 individual games, but the linked game was the ultimate experience. I still consider it an excellent game, but it isn't my favorite anymore. (That would be Cave Story or EoSD, btw.)
Easily Pokémon silver, which I had to play on my sister's GBA because I didn't have one. I remember I was distraught after I had been playing for a few hours and got a bunch of progress, only for me to drop the GBA and make the game crash.
Mario World, Mario RPG, Mario 64, Mario Super Star Sega, Mario Bothers, Mario 2, Mario 3, Mario Land, Mario Land 2, Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart Double Dash, Mario is Missing, Yoshi's Island, Mario Party 4, Mario Sunshine, Mario All Stars, Dr. Mario, Paper Mario, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Mario Bros. Delux, Super Mario Advance, Super Mario Advance 2, Super Mario Advance 3, Super Mario Advance 4, New Super Mario Brothers, Super Smash Brothers, Super Smash Brothers melee.
Yoshi's Island carries so many memories for me. Back in the day of its release, the Internet wasn't prominent so I had no idea what the game actually looked like. All I saw was the "Super Mario World 2" title tacked on to the box and it was an instant request on my Christmas list of 1995. Days before Christmas, I snuck into the basement where all our gifts were stashed. I saw an SNES game box shaped item with my name on it. Just had to know if it was Yoshi's Island. I teared a very small piece of the wrapping paper, which just so happened to be right over the egg in the "Yoshi's Island" title. I rejoiced. On Christmas Eve, my cousin gave me another copy of the game, so come Christmas Day I had two copies.
At first I was quite surprised that the game was very different from the original Super Mario World, but grew to love it even more. It took me almost two years to 100% it. My parents used to only let me play on the weekends during the school year, plus the game was pretty challenging for me at the time, so I would sometimes spend days or weeks trying to beat one level. In particular, I remember it took me so long to unlock Extra 1, because of those four deviously hidden red coins in 1-7. I must've searched all over that damn level for weeks, before miraculously jumping on that lone log to reveal that hidden spring ball. That game was so unpredictable and evil at times that it would just randomly through curve balls at you like that.
I've played plenty of platformers before and after that, but nothing quite matches the quality of level design and creativity of Yoshi's Island in my book.
The first game I ever played was, surprise, Super Mario World. After that my older brother showed me the first Kingdom Hearts game, and from then on I was hooked. But my favorite game when I was young, I'd have to say it was Kingdom Hearts 2. But now, my favorite game is a tie between Paper Mario Sticker Star and Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix.