One of the biggest spinoffs of the Sim City franchise, The Sims started a massive franchise that people are still playing today. While the new versions have all sorts of fancy stuff (that costs a buttload of money), we still have a soft spot for the original, which came out all the way back in the distant year of 2000. Here are some of our favorite moments from the game!
Building your first house was mindblowing!
Nothing was better than taking yourself and the sim you made of your crush on the hottest of dates.
Not to mention finally getting around to making your house as spiffy as possible.
And using mods to just make everything even more gorgeous.
Though let's get real, the part we all looked forward to was seeing what kind of crazy situations we could put our sims in.
Like lighting everything on fire.
The memories just get crazier from here...
I mean, who wouldn't want a toilet in their living room, right?
Or a pool that wraps around your entire house?
Awwww yeah, gettin' that sweet, sweet love bed.
Or some creepy-ass trophies.
What was with this weird set of hangers?
Or getting this super ominous message...
Then you could become a Hollywood superstar!
When Death himself came for you...
But of course, the best part was making everything FABULOUS!
There are a lot of sights and sounds of the internet from the early 2000s that bring back a flood of memories, but just hearing the word "Neopets" can cause intense flashbacks. We spent hours raising our virtual pets and catering to their every need. If you grew up playing Neopets, these memories are burned into your brain, probably forever.1. First, you had to pick your petsNeopets IncAgh! This is already too much pressure!2. Don't forget to pick up your daily ration of omeletteNeopets Inc.The easiest way to provide for your growing Neo-family.3. And stop by
If you were like me, you can probably thank your childhood spent playing video games for your strong reading skills today.I learned me grammar skills from games too.Know Your MemeNot only did we have to learn to read to master the games we played, but we also honed our skills on countless copies of Nintendo Power, that great monthly supply of tips, tricks and walkthroughs. But there were also a few great book series based on video games, including the Worlds of Power books.Pictured: how to write a book report in third grade and still have fun.
These days, when pretty much every video game ever created can be bought and downloaded in minutes, it's hard to believe we used to trudge down to the local arcade with rolls of quarters in our pockets.Like Totally 80sWhether you lived near a full-blown arcade,KOTTKEa bowling alley with a handful of games, Slateor a local pizza joint with one lonely arcade cabinet,Redditthere was something magical about popping a quarter into one of these machines and playing until your luck ran out. It's an experience that most of us haven't had in years, which is a shame because
Clueless was one of the most influential movies of the 90s. The slang they used, the clothes they wore, and their Beverly Hills attitudes made Clueless an absolute classic. Seriously, everything about it was basically perfect.First of all, you had Alicia Silverstone who had the best hair in the world. Paramount PicturesShe had the coolest car everParamount PicturesShe had the most awesome best friend who wore coordinated outfits togetherParamount PicturesThey weren't afraid to stand up for themselvesParamount PicturesCher was confident, cool, and awesomeParamount PicturesShe wasn't afraid to go for what she wantedParamount PicturesEven though it didn't always work out