It's Christmas morning and there are presents under the tree. You'd been pining away at that Super Nintendo for months. You start tearing away like a mad fiend at the wrapping paper and what do you find but...
"Oh wow...A ColecoVision." "It was the one you wanted, right?" "Sure, Dad, sure".
We've all been there in some small way at one time or another.
That kid above? That's me on my birthday. Age nine, I think? Look at how happy I look getting that crappy Tiger Handheld version of Sonic 2! Look at the bliss on my face! I was jazzed to have that thing, until I actually played it and realised it was kinda a piece of garbage.
No matter how humble you are, we all know that feeling. So in the spirit of the Holidays, we here at Kotaku invite you to share your stories of triumph and heartbreak in the comments below.
(P.S. Love ya mum and Dad. Happy Holidays and thanks for all the amazing gaming memories.)