I guess here's a funny story to shamelessly flex my gamer title.
So I was a huge fan of Sonic Heroes as a kid; to this day it has to be my favorite Sonic Adventure era game in the Sonic franchise because I grew up with the classics more, despite being a millenial. And I can agree with my brothers that Bingo Highway was and is a pain, and I'm not really a gambler so I know jack squat about adult Bingo. Still, I'd play it night and day because I enjoyed that game a lot.
Well, one day I placed it into my PlayStation 2 after playing some games on Sonic Mega Collection Plus because I felt like playing Sonic Heroes. Only problem was how badly scratched the game was. Well, it started up as normal (God, this sounds like a generic creepypasta rn) and booted to the PlayStation 2 logo and then took forever to load but then immediately went straight to the Red Screen of Death. To this very day, my reaction to that is... "WHAT!?" I'm pretty sure seeing the PlayStation 2 logo means it's supposed to launch the game, not the error screen. Why would Sony program that! It's like they were deliberately trying to lure children into a false sense of security so they can scare them. Maybe? idk.
Well, since I was deathly terrified of this screen as a kid, all it took was seeing just a tiny little speck of red at the center of my screen for me to immediately plug my ears, shut my eyes, and bury my face into my bed simultaneously before the animation could even finish playing and transition to the loop and the warning text would show up. I pretty much fell asleep like that, I was that scared of it. It was late at night because I stayed up late since it was summer meaning there was no school the next day and the fact that this happened to me at night only made it more horrifying to me. Of course, blocking my ears and eyes didn't help because when I woke up in the morning I uncovered my eyes and ears to get up out of bed, completely forgetting that the screen was still there which, of course required looking up and pointing my head forwards which means I caught a glimpse of the Red Screen regardless. I immediately yelped and fell out of my bed in terror and lay petrified on the ground. My nerves were freezing cold.
Obviously it doesn't scare me anymore, but I'm still frustrated that I can never play Sonic Heroes ever again, unless I manage to get my hands on a new copy which I don't think there's a PlayStation 4 port of it yet and the PlayStation 5 came out way too early.
Also, fun fact: Sony actually got sued in small claims court due to the "inappropriate error screen" on the PlayStation 2, obviously referring to the Red Screen of Death which terrified hundreds of Japanese children. Apparently this wasn't their intention so they offered a settlement and a free game of their choice from their game library.