I was 13…I think. My dad used to come home with huge wads of cash (he was a big boss in the Dairy Queen Mafia). I was a little punk back then and when I’d see money laying around, I’d claim it for myself. One day I claimed about $600 for myself. “What to do with this money?” I thought. “I know! I’ll buy a Sega Saturn!” I called up a friend of mine who rode over on his bike and I told him I’d pay him $50 to ride to toys ‘r’ us, buy me the Sega Saturn and bring it back. I also ordered Panzer Dragoon, Sega Rally, and a Sega Saturn Steering wheel.
He returned about 3 hours later with all my booty which we happily unpackaged and hooked-up. My parents asked how I got all this stuff and I just said I found it. They didn’t believe me of course and were convinced I was selling drugs or something. Imagine that?! A 13 year old selling drugs! Of course, I was selling drugs too but not making quite enough to buy a Sega Saturn with.
My favorite games were NiGHTS, Guardian Heroes, Panzer Dragoon, Mr. Bones, and please don’t judge me for it… Space Jam. Don’t ask me why I liked Space Jam. *dodges tomatos*
Later on, when I was older, I admitted to my dad that I had taken the money. He made me pay back 7 times what I stole! I ended up working it off all summer long. But for Panzer Dragoon…. back then I felt, it was worth it.