Just worked the evening shift with a guy who grew up in the same backwater town as I did, and I suddenly (and very distinctly) remember borrowing The Legend of Zelda (NES, 1987) from him, back in the day. For those who don’t know, this game was one of the first games that featured an internal battery to facilitate data saving – which, it turns out, was the reason I had to go into hiding for a couple of years… By mistake I deleted his progress, his character, and all his effort put into this classic game. He had the blue ring and the white sword, I remember that much. The blue ring cuts received damage in half and turns Link’s outfit, well, blue. The white sword is more powerful than the wooden sword, but less powerful than the magic sword. Having acquired these items seemed like a big deal to me, so I just left the game at his house without saying anything and avoided him for the next couple of years. That was almost 20 years ago. Now we have once again crossed paths. He doesn’t seem to remember it, though. Maybe he moved on. Anyway, I’m sorry Daniel. Really.
I’m so sorry!