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First Video Game you ever played

#1  Postby dalv8409 » Apr 11, 2011 8:28 pm

What was the first ever video game you played if you can remember it? What platform/console or computer was it on? Would you play it again if you had the chance to bring back memories?

I will go first, my first video game was Jurassic Park on the Amiga. Even though I had the Amiga A1200 (technically it was my brother's) I had the A500 version of the game (I did manage to get the AGA/A1200 version which had improved graphics and sounds). Would I play it again? Maybe yes since I still have an Amiga and the game did still work but since it's in the attic I can't dig it out at all so maybe sometime in the future.
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Re: First Video Game you ever played

#2  Postby jim » Apr 11, 2011 8:44 pm

Well... the first Game I remember playing is Asteroids. that really made a huge impact in my life, that and space invaders.
Home gaming, my Uncle had an old Atari, with pong on it.. I remember that from when I was about 7 years old.
My first PC...
Amstrad cpc464 (with the green screen, we were not rich enough to be able to get a full colour screen, though I saved up and got a modulator so that was nice).

Roland in the caves. You were basically a flea type thing that had to hop out of a cave, platform style.
And no, not even for nostalgic reasons would I ever suffer 5 mins of loading a screaming, screeching game, just to be fantastically disappointed.
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#3  Postby Wiðercora » Apr 11, 2011 8:55 pm

Either Sonic or Jurrassic Park for the Sega Megadrive, or Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider or Destruction Derby 2 for the PlayStation.

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#4  Postby Kaleid » Apr 11, 2011 8:56 pm

We had the Amstrad CPC464 with a colour monitor :P The first game I remember playing on it was Chuckie Egg. You were a jumpy farmer who had to leap across platforms collecting eggs, and you had to avoid psychotic chicks who would kill you if you touched them (although if you avoided the birdseed, they'd slow down to eat it). Once you had beaten a few levels, the monstrous, evil mother hen (who had previously resided in a cage in the corner of the screen) would swoop down to kill you.

Very basic, very repetitive, and very addictive :)
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#5  Postby akigr8 » Apr 11, 2011 9:00 pm

The first I remember playing on was our Grundig TV with a built in console, around 1979.
I found many of the games I used to play here.
Here's a two player Tanks game. Classic!
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Ballspiele, probably the game I played first.
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Luftkampf, two player showed. (Airplane vs U-boat) :dance:
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Fussball, footy game. The ball was not round
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Autorennen, car race game.
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No, I would not play them again because thinking back they were really simple.
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#6  Postby SafeAsMilk » Apr 11, 2011 9:17 pm

My first system was the NES in 1987, so I'm assuming Super Mario was the first game I played. Legend Of Zelda shortly after...I used to play that game at least once a year, but I sorta fell off. My older brother had an Intellivision, but I don't know if we brought that out until after we already had the NES. I do remember a game on it called Night Stalker which was pretty dark and creepy, I'd play it again for atmosphere alone. That and Pitfall. Now where's my cane?
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#7  Postby SPMaximus » Apr 11, 2011 9:37 pm

cant remember my first video game, played a ton of games like crash bandicoot and other shit when i was like 2 feet tall, the first PC game i bought was Battlefield 1942 :popcorn:

Edit: Just remembered that we used to have a NES (might still be somewhere in the basement :P)
only game i can recall playing on it is Duck Hunt :smoke:
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Re: First Video Game you ever played

#8  Postby Grimstad » Apr 11, 2011 9:48 pm

The 1st game I played probably would have been pong. The 1st system I ever had was the Fairchild Videocart System around 1977.
The first game I ever personally bought was Battle Bugs

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Re: First Video Game you ever played

#9  Postby tuco » Apr 11, 2011 9:57 pm

Definitely, what is called Pong was first.

Then arcades, Asteroids*, Galaxian, Space Invaders (never got into Pac-Man for some reason) is what I would call serious gaming. Got some money on my birthday and spent it all with 2UP, alternatively button-coop. Possibly, the best birthday ever!

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Re: First Video Game you ever played

#10  Postby AlohaChris » Apr 11, 2011 10:33 pm

I first played "Pong" on this contraption:
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#11  Postby Paul G » Apr 12, 2011 10:04 am

Probably comething on the C64. The first console I owned personally was the N.E.S. Duck hunt and Mario Bros came with it.
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#12  Postby babel » Apr 12, 2011 10:29 am

Wow... must have been on this console:
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It was a game in which you controlled a plane and had to shoot/bomb everything in sight.
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#13  Postby Fallible » Apr 12, 2011 10:44 am

Frogger, The Hobbit, Thru the Wall and Chucky Egg on this: Image
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#14  Postby The_Piper » Apr 12, 2011 10:46 am

AlohaChris wrote:I first played "Pong" on this contraption:
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I don't remember the first game that I played.
My first home system was something like that, that my dad picked up at a yard sale in about 1979.
A generic "Pong machine". My sister and I had some pretty heated competition. :lol:
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#15  Postby Fallible » Apr 12, 2011 10:47 am

Kaleid wrote:We had the Amstrad CPC464 with a colour monitor :P The first game I remember playing on it was Chuckie Egg. You were a jumpy farmer who had to leap across platforms collecting eggs, and you had to avoid psychotic chicks who would kill you if you touched them (although if you avoided the birdseed, they'd slow down to eat it). Once you had beaten a few levels, the monstrous, evil mother hen (who had previously resided in a cage in the corner of the screen) would swoop down to kill you.

Very basic, very repetitive, and very addictive :)


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Re: First Video Game you ever played

#16  Postby jim » Apr 12, 2011 11:07 am

Just found this on youtube.
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#17  Postby LucidFlight » Apr 12, 2011 11:10 am

An archaeology text adventure on the ZX81. I vaguely recall typing in commands about where to dig. The object was to discover (in a given area) certain items of value, though I can't remember exactly what they were. Must've been around 1981.

First game I owned was Escape on the ZX Spectrum. You had to run around a maze, avoiding different dinosaurs, until an axe appeared. You would then run over the axe to pick it up, then head for the exit. There were five levels of difficulty: level one had one dinosaur, level two had two, and so on. Level five had the pterodactyl (I think) which could fly over the maze walls — ooh, scary!

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Re: First Video Game you ever played

#18  Postby Mazille » Apr 12, 2011 11:17 am

I remember playing some Game & Watch or other at the hairdresser's, so I guess that was about the first one.
The first games I really remember playing were Tetris and Mario on the GameBoy.
The first PC game I ever played was Red Baron.
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The first game that really rocked my world was Golden Eye on the N64 back when I was... 11, or 12 or something. Awesome game and the only one of the mentioned ones I would probably play again.
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#19  Postby natselrox » Apr 12, 2011 11:19 am

I am yet to play one.
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#20  Postby The_Metatron » Apr 12, 2011 11:28 am

Luxury!

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Montgomery Ward at one time sold a console that contained an embedded version of Pong, which we played on a 19 inch black and white television. There were switches that would let you change the paddle size, the ball speed, and ball angle, I think.
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