Nathan Martin's Personal Game History

  • ExciteBike

    1. This was one of the first games I played. I got it for a birthday present and instantly was hooked. Still to this day I don’t think I have played a game more.
    2. This game taught me eye coordination. Keeping watch for different ramps and oil slicks helped. Also, hand coordination. Pushing different buttons on the controller helped increase my speed with typing and other things.
    3. Moving the bike up and down and pushing a button to accelerate helped with hand coordination. The different
  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat
    1. I loved Mortal Kombat growing up. It was a great game to play with my uncle. I played it mostly with him to spend time together.
    2, Memorization and Timing were two huge skills this game taught me. 3.The concept of having different moves and different buttons did different things helped with memorization. How to do certain combos and special moves worked that skill. Also, counterattaking was important so timing played a large roll with this.
  • Guess Who

    Guess Who
    1. This game was my family game. Every Sunday I’d play with my mom and grandparents. It was our go to game.
    2, This game taught me communication and memorization
    1. Having to ask what their person was wearing or looked like helped my communication skills. Remembering what they said and what questions I have already asked built my memorization skills.
  • Hide and Seek

    Hide and Seek
    1. This game helped keep me and my friends outside and active. It was great at dark and in the summer to get outside.
    2. This game taught Evasion and Exploration.
    3. Thinking of the best hiding spot gave me exploration skills. If I was found, running back to base gave me evasion skills so I didn’t get tagged.
  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater
    1. Tony Hawk was my first game on the Playstation. It is what got me into more hardcore gaming. I spent hours upon hours playing it. It was the first game that I didn’t stop till I got 100% completion on everything.
    2, Risk Assessment and Reaction Timing were the two big ones for this game.
    1. Different moves could give different scores. 30 seconds left and I need a big move to hit the high score; do I take the risk and throw up something huge and daring?