I used to think SNK was just a company that made shitty Street Fighter knock offs.
Back in the early 90’s, I read in some random game mag with a SF2 guide that Ryu and Ken were brothers, separated ay birth. I believed this for years.
Chun-Li was pronounced “Chun El Aye”.
Upon discovering the early Vs. games from Capcom, my friends older brother made us believe that Capcom had bought out Marvel.
Each console had it’s own manufacturer and company. I’d say shit like “Noooo! Genesis and Playstation wont release any Final Fantasy games ever!!!” I had no concept of developers/publishers/etc.
I used to think Art of Fighting 3 was the best fighting game I have ever played, despite playing titles like SF2 and RB2 and thinking they were lame because the sprites weren’t that cool.
I really thought I could buy a Neo*Geo AES for under $100 if I looked hard enough on the internet. Back in 1998. I have no idea what I thinking. Shortly after, I discovered emulation.
I used to get so angry at bosses that I would simply believe the developers were sadists and made the game difficult just to piss me off. This is why I still haven’t gotten past the 3rd level in Contra III.