It's 1989, I'm staying after school in the school library to play Moon Patrol on my high school's Apple IIe. I'm with Mike, David Erb, and possibly an Englebrecht or two... and my nemesis is this game. I'm absolutely lousy at it.
Now, courtesy of the internet and emulation, I can exact my revenge on Moon Patrol and finish the game! Woo-hoo!
Of course, this was only the 'beginner' level, and finishing it meant I had to then hit the 'expert' level.