This just reminds me of the time I was whining I never got to play Super Mario World except by rental or in a friend's house because I didn't have a Super Nintendo. I frequently bitched and whined about it never dreaming it would be obsolete. Years later, I ended up playing the game on an emulator and later, I realized that some old games were still re-released together with other games as either downloadables or you might think, collector's edition. In my case, I just played Super Mario World on a Game Boy Advance emulator and I realized that the game was still cool even after so many years.
Another one was the Megaman series. Yeah I know I'm one big Megaman fanatic and addict although I never played the handheld Megaman games neither do I plan to own too many gadgets. So I did enjoy the Megaman NES games then later, I found myself playing Megaman X3 (that really HAAARD game) up to X6 on the first Playstation game. Eventually I had a Playstation 2 (and I am getting sad I'll miss the cool games I played with it) which I enjoyed. Later, I would play Megaman X1 and X2 on the Megaman X collection and Megaman 7 on the Megaman Anniversary collection. When I played them, I found them to be cool retro games and kept saying, "A cool game does not easily its coolness! I may not be able to play it now but I can play it later!"
The same can be said about my favorite fighting game franchise, Tekken. Even if I am now playing Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Tekken 6, I still miss the old Tekken games such as Tekken 1, 2 and 3. Tekken 3 was a real cool game for the Playstation One and for me, it was better than Tekken 4 which again, latest does not mean the coolest. Tekken 3 for me remains a cool retro-game in its own respect. At times, I find myself still playing Tekken 5 or Tekken Tag Tournament (which for me, wasn't as great as its sequel Tekken Tag Tournament 2). Still I cannot deny each of those games were cool in their own respect.
Whenever I think about it, a cool game never gets out of my head. I still wish I could play some cool games that I wasn't able to play in the past. So what's going to be next in my retro-gaming? I can't really tell and I'm not getting any younger. Yet the feel that the games for me won't easily lose their coolness is still there in my mind.