I got hooked into gaming "back then" with C64 and its catalogue, and I've been playing games since. I wanted to have a job in the game industry - a game tester, so I could just keep playing games.
Are you bad enough dude to recognize the loader screen without looking at the reference? ;D
C64 reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Commodore64.jpg
Loader screen reference: http://www.lemon64.com/games/details.php?ID=2085&coverID=2507
edit: Changed the dark "scene" a bit
Dagnabbit, Animation Shoppe threw the colours off. Huh, it was PSP and not AS after all. How odd.
edit: Added looping and improved the dude on the loader screen