When I was a tiny Toots, I came out of the womb in a sequined jumpsuit tap-dancing and twirling a baton. I knew very early that I was a little different. If I ever had any doubt that I was queer, the truth was solidified when I asked for and received Strawberry Shortcake Musical Match-Ups for the Atari 2600. I saw it at a Sears on the Atari display, and I had to have it. My little eyes beamed with excitement, as I was mesmerized by the fluorescent lights sparkling off of the shiny silver box. How I lusted to run in the fields of Strawberryland with my little Shortcake, being chased by the despicable Purple Pieman and Captain Cackle. I wanted to stop by Apple Dumplin’s house for tea with Teatime Turtle. A day wouldn’t be complete without a long walk by the creek with Huckleberry Pie and Pupcake. Such sweet simple times. Thankfully I never mentioned this game to anyone at school….
Even at the tender age of 6, I knew the repercussions would be too terrible to bare. So I kept Strawberry Shortcake’s Musical Match-Ups a secret for all of these years. I put this game in my Gamer’s Closet, shut the door and tossed the key. Now I want to bust down the doors of my Gamer’s Closet for the world to see.
Does anyone else have a game they have played, and kept it a secret. It’s time to ‘fess up. Let us know what’s in your Gamer’s Closet. Inquiring minds want to know.