Bubble Bobble was numero uno for me ..... I played it with my friend until we beat the crap out of it. What ?! Again level one ???? OK, I'll finish it one more time.
I was flashed by Yars' Revenge on the Atari VCS 2600 @ the age of 8.. This immediately got me hooked on videogames.. I specially remember playing The Faery Tale Adventure on the Amiga for about a gazillion hours, too..
The Secret of Monkey Island is awesome, just like all MI games. Those were the times. In Europe 8-bit computers were very often used for gaming like Atari 800XL, Atari 65XE, Commodore 64, Amstrad, ZX Spectrum. The last one was my first gaming hardware. Also awesome gaming experience I had on Amiga 500. It was amazingly popular computer in Europe.
Your grandma played video-games? That's nice!
Btw.. Where did the gamespot guys hid you all this time?