Some amazing stuff posted here ... a lot of which I remember.
Shinobi on the game gear consumed me.Me too.
I also lost a lot of time to:
27 floppy discs it took to install !
Then once installed, I could use this:
to get onto bulletin boards ... oh the days
As for minidisc, I still have a mini-disc player/recorder in a drawer somewhere. Mine had an optical input so I could rip straight from a CD player onto the disc with minimal loss of quality. Its a pity they never really hit it big time, I really liked the format.