Now I will tell U all about How I came to know of the 8-Bit video games an how much I enjoyed them.
Note: cassettes= cartridges.
When we first came to Haryana(Northern State of India)I and my bro were 6 and 10 years respectively and we made two new friends(both were brother and sister). on the first day when we stayed there they called us to their home for dinner. and before the dinner the parents were talking and we got to know each other. they showed us this THING. it was a VIDEO GAME(although we had an atari we used to call 8-bit video games as Video games and nothing else). and that too the one that they showed us was a SPECIAL one, the very first video we saw was special, their TV could play Video games!!!. They had to insert the game into the back side slot of the TV and there was a Wireless Game controller!!!!. since there is no such thing as nintendo here in india, everything that we get are custom made variations of the original things. and then first game that they showed was "KUNG-FU" it was that game in which there was one on one fighting and we were the character with the red pants and we could jump and punch and kick. whenever we punched the character would say something like"ku-Ku" and it was very catchy thing. then they showed us MARIO and other games, because of which we immediately fell in love with it.
After we left them, at home we were saying "Ku-KU" again and again and then we decided to Buy a Video game. We were first on a search for something just like the one we found there, their tv name was CROWN Tv., but after many days of searching it was not found. one night when My father was returning from a business trip we saw him coming with some big box in his hand and it was a VIDEO GAME!!! and the one he bought was a console model and the company was the Official video game maker of the nation "media" company.(we didn't know all these then)
That day we set up the video game and started playing the whole day, every console came with its own free cassette with 99999999(no kidding) games(actually some ten with all others repeated with some variations), but since ours was some special packing we got the official media 64 in 1(separately purchased but only available in that place) which is like a LEGENDARY cassette in INDIA there are many other 64 in 1s but none is good as this.
I will fill u all in some details first. In India the 8-bit games are a standard and every one if owns a video owns only this and a video game cassette costs more than a PS2 game(Last time I checked Ps2 DVD=Rs.65 Video game cassette= RS.150 or more) and then some cassettes are of different price than the other, since everyone knows the value of the 8 bit games. Every cassettes comes with more than one game. all cassettes(cartridges) are custom made by some person and mass produced, instead of one game in one usually games come in more than 5 game in one. and lower the number of game in one cassette higher the price(4 in one~Rs.350!!) of the cartrigde.and there are many games which are of different names but same game with different variations, for example, there a version of contra which has 30 sub games, and we can select any stage and have any permanent fire power.
There are different brands of Video games and none is different from the other. Its a real different world here. any other infos wanted? post in comments and the entry about how we enjoyed 8-Bit gaming is next.:D