Boys toys story

FullSizeRenderMy brother and I always used to play on the arcades during our family summer holiday,one year it would be The Simpsons arcade machine, the next Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (as they were so named in the UK first time round). And if memory serves we completed the latter…several pound coins lighter.

One thing that we could never pass up was a shoot ’em up, the only proviso being that it had a gun that you could hold, so whether it was Operation: Wolf, Time Crisis 2 (damn you pesky peddles) or House of the Dead (nice pump action shotgun addition) or Area 51 we were sure to give it a go, all the while perfecting our Martin Riggs/John McClane holding the weapons stance. None of this guns held at the side Tarantino rubbish you understand.

Gavin had always been the one with the better shot, so his pound always lasted longer, with me always having a continue countdown much earlier than he. It was always the same at home as well, he always got further on everything such as Goldeneye at home as well.

And so we spied Aliens: Armageddon, the years may have passed but the oh so serious stances still remained and so was the result, yep, Gavin lasted much longer than me. Long enough even for me to create this little video.

Perhaps he can stick to the shooting and I’ll pen the witty one liners?

FullSizeRender - CopyIt was if time had frozen and we were back in the arcades on holiday almost 20 years ago…not that Frozen silly!!! (sings) Him winning never bothered me anyway!

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