Not long ago I was locked inside during the harsh weather of an Ohio winter when I discovered some new emulation software I could install and play some of the games I owned as a youth.

Now, some of you may scoff at that already, but I simply do not have the room to house every console known to man in my living room. Furthermore, it was my obsession with all things tech that got me started with the real possibility of whether or not an Amazon Fire Stick could run old school video games.

The answer is, it can and can’t. That all depends. Regardless, I set upon a quest to start playing some games I liked, along with others I never had a chance to finish for one reason or another.

That “one reason” was typically difficulty: if you ever owned the NES and tried to play Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or the Mega Man series, then you feel my pain. Even a Game Genie wasn’t enough to plow through the first Final Fantasy. (Which I incidentally did twice, with the game crashing both times at the final stage and wiping my save data!)

With a limited amount of time on my hands, I decided it was more important to see as much of these games as possible. Therefore, you won’t find any hardcore gaming advice here: I cheat. Yes, cheat codes, save states, and even turbo buttons are among the arsenal I use to plow through my bucket list of retro video games.

That should make me feel dirty, but it doesn’t. Everyone else can spend 60 hours defeating what takes me significantly less time… time I then use to play more games!

So, there you have it. What started as some Facebook posts about my retro gaming exploits has now moved into the public realm of the world wide web for all to see. (And so, they don’t get lost in that social media abyss either.)

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