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17 Unforgettable Childhood Moments From Playing "Crosscountry Canada"

AKA the best computer game of all time.

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1. Doing a little dance of joy in your seat as the welcome screen loads.

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2. Groaning at how far way your delivery city is from where you're starting.

You want me to drive across the country?! ...Oh, I guess that's the point of the game.
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You want me to drive across the country?! ...Oh, I guess that's the point of the game.

3. Balking at the cost of taking the ferry.

I'm a truck driver, not a millionaire!
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I'm a truck driver, not a millionaire!

4. Taking the ferry anyway (because you didn't really have a choice).

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5. Wondering why so many diners and cafes are named after you.

Why am I a truck driver if I clearly own a nationwide chain of restaurants?
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Why am I a truck driver if I clearly own a nationwide chain of restaurants?

6. Getting irrationally excited when you cross into another province.

Even though you literally haven't left your computer chair.
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Even though you literally haven't left your computer chair.

7. Rolling your eyes at the killjoy policeman.

What, a person can't take a nap in their truck anymore?!
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What, a person can't take a nap in their truck anymore?!

8. Cheering at the animation when you finally pick up your commodity.

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Cutting-edge 1991 graphics!

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9. Having absolutely no idea what your next commodity is.

The answer is "rapeseed"? That's a thing?
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The answer is "rapeseed"? That's a thing?

10. Gambling on whether or not to pick up hitchhikers.

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11. Ignoring the game's warning about hitchhikers.

(Don't pick up hitchhikers, kids.)
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(Don't pick up hitchhikers, kids.)

12. Breathing a sigh of relief when your hitchhiker turns out to be nice.

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13. BUT THEN cursing the game when your hitchhiker frickin' robs you.

Don't steal my rapeseed, dude!
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Don't steal my rapeseed, dude!

14. Paying through the nose when you run out of gas on the highway.

Hey, 80 cents a liter was a lot in 1991.
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Hey, 80 cents a liter was a lot in 1991.

15. Marveling at the awe-inspiring graphics depicting some of our cities' best sights.

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16. Enjoying a sense of accomplishment when you finally arrive in the city where you are to deliver your commodities.

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17. Feeling a deep sense of national pride as the success animation plays at the end.

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And then immediately starting an all-new game.