It’s time to celebrate the Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanza/ Festivus Holiday season, so all around Cinema Blend we’re enjoying Twelve Days of Christmas. Yes, we know traditionally the “12 days” start with Christmas, but we plan on being celebrated out by that time, so we’re pushing the twelve days leading up to the holiday.

Here in Blend Games we’re celebrating by counting down by reliving some of our favorite holiday gaming memories, in an effort to boost your Christmas spirit. There’s nothing quite like finding a new game console under the tree. So without further ado:

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

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Throughout my childhood I was ludicrously lucky with Christmas. I’d spend at least five business days drafting an extensive wish list and to the best of my knowledge, everything ended up under the tree on Christmas morning. I can only think of one thing I didn’t receive, and I’m extremely grateful for it.

That one thing was the 1993 shooter Lethal Enforcers – the Sega CD version, no less. You’d go to five different crime scenes (a bank, a hijacked airplane, etc.) and shoot criminals. Hostages would jump out and yell, “don’t shoot!” Which seems like a very good way to get yourself shot. It was originally an arcade title, and I remember it being a lot more fun when you had to pay fifty cents to play it for a couple minutes.

I’d say it was the worst game I ever asked for but, as previously mentioned, I owned a Sega CD. I’m not completely sure why my parents didn’t get it for me. They probably deemed it too violent. I guess they drew the line at the revolver-shaped controllers that came with the game. While I don’t agree with the decision, I can’t argue with the result. My parents had unwittingly saved me from a disappointing game. Isn’t that just as good as buying me an actual gift?

Well, no, but it’s cheaper.

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