I consider 1997 to be the last year of my childhood. I turned 14 that year, and I just had an overall great year. The N64 was new and I had a blast playing newly released games for it like Turok, Mario Kart 64, Goldeneye, and Star Fox 64. You could still rent SNES games at any rental store, and there were a few SNES games that I hadn't gotten around to playing yet that I played for the first time that year like Chrono Trigger (my favorite SNES game of all time) and Secret of Evermore. I had a great summer that year as well and did a ton of stuff with friends. I also really enjoyed seeing all 3 Star Wars movies in theaters when they re-released them. I also went on a road trip in August with my mom, sister, and grandma down to Nevada to visit my uncle in Reno. That was pretty fun too. After 1997, it seemed like my life started getting a lot more complicated...which is why I consider it to be the last year of my childhood. It was the last year that I basically relaxed and had fun the whole year without having to worry about a bunch of crap.