I first played at a friend's house in 2004. I loved the game and it was almost always my first choice when my friend asked what we should play. About a year later, I got my Gamecube and this was the first game I bought with it. A few months later, I made a new friend who owned the original Smash Bros. so I got to see what that was like. I was very excited about Brawl from the moment I first heard it was coming, and purchased it the day it was released.