Earliest date I can recall are between 2002 - 2006
By no means was I "up to date" and all of these were gifts from family, maybe even hand me downs.
I only had a single cartridge. A X-in-one games
Was it 64 games in one? 80 games in one? My memory doesn't help me on this any more.
What I can remember is the selection menu to select a game was column(s?) of just text names, then it'd take you to the game itself. It had multiple pages
Games I remember in the list:
- Circus Charlie
- Balloon Fight
- Duck hunt-esque*
I sadly cannot remember more by name as I loved just those ones. I may recognise others visually though but I don't have enough to work from now
The menu was plain text with no decoration, the closest example I can find is
Console & Controllers
This is where it gets a little unusual. From what I can recall it was very similar to a Nintendo 64 in shape, except the power buttons which were grey and diagonal in the corners, and was a small rectangular shape.
It had a cartridge in the same space/area as the N64, as I recall seeing the label of the cartridge in view
Controller wise, I had something that had the centre "handle" so to speak, as I distinctly remember being confused if I were meant to hold it via that
I also had a light gun for maybe-duck-hunt. Child me could not understand how it worked and continued to be amazed.
The closest I've found in photos to my memories of the gun are as follows. And I've also edited a N64 image for the buttons / shape
This may very well be a 3rd party console no one has heard of, or my memories could be completely wrong, but I'd love to know and have a name so I could give them another look!