Did you ever play that pokemon game on the nintendo.. Pokemon arena or something? With all the freaking arena games like.. The bomb guys that look like pokeballs exploding, or the sushi game, or the damn game with the lick-a-tongues (however you spell their name)?
Pacman on Atari. (Yes, in fact I am old) the first games I obsessed over were the early to mid Build engine games. (Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, Blood, Heretic, Hexen) I sank so much of my childhood into those games playing with my dad. In fact to this day, I still play games with him, though we switched over from PC to Xbox. He's the one that got me into gaming, and I'm the one that keeps him into it.