I think that reaching the last level of Castle of Illusion signaled the end of my video game playing days. Since, I've dabbled in Loderunner and The Incredible Machine, but I really don't get wrapped up in it. I find that the advent of a third dimension in video game play is a little too demanding of my willingness for involvement-- sort of like dating a guy without a car. You're always going to end up putting more into that situation than you'd like.
However, a friend of mine has turned me on to the magic of Adult Swim's Robot Unicorn Attack-- starring a close cousin of what I imagine to be a Spandex Pony. With a happy soundtrack, and comfortingly nostalgic side scrolling action, this is a game I could easily play for 5 minutes or 30, and not risk exacerbating my acne or smelling my room up with stale socks.
And the soundtrack? Why, it's Erasure's "Always". I thought you might also enjoy the horrifically awesome video; so timely in it's transitional setting of winter to spring...
Trying to beat my high score of 23340,