In terms of time spent playing, Parlour Games is one of my favorite Sega games of all time. As a kid, I really liked snooker (aka billiards or pool) and this was the first game that allowed me to play as much as I wanted. I was super happy on that day when we stumbled upon the game at Toy Liquidators. Prior to that I could only rent the game from Vimy Video; I’m sure I rented it more than once.
Another memory associated with this game is taking this game to my cousins’ place and playing it with them. Whenever we got a scratch in billiards, the game would play a sound. I’d mimic the sound with my own invented syllables, and my cousin would mimic me. Good times, though sometimes the game would glitch after a scratch and play the sound indefinitely. That was pretty grating.
If I ever got tired of billiards, I could play Darts or World Bingo. I mastered Darts pretty quickly, but World Bingo was a lot harder. It was kind of an odd game to me because it was a game of chance. My mind couldn’t really process the fact that there are some games with uncertain outcomes. I was used to doing X to get Y. Later, I noticed that if I bet really fast, more types of rewards would show up. I started playing the game with my rapid fire unit. 😀
Below is a video of me playing each game in 2015. Didn’t realize how good the computer was, or maybe my skills have deteriorated over the years. As always, hope you’ve enjoyed this museum post!