#1 Posted by S3v3nS1ns (47 posts) -

What was your first game you ever played? Mine was Super Mario Land on Gameboy when I was 3 years old.

#2 Posted by rickyyo (157 posts) -

I can't really remember. Must have been Jill of the Jungle or Commander Keen.

#3 Posted by mosespippy (4439 posts) -

Solitaire. Dad got a windows laptop from work in probably 1991 or 1992 so I would have been 3 or 4. I remember watching him play it and then him letting me play. It was the first time I was allowed to stay up past my bed time, which was 8.

#4 Edited by Marcsman (3286 posts) -

Pong ( when it was the ONLY video game out)

#5 Posted by mikeeegeee (1575 posts) -

Duck Hunt, I think.

#6 Posted by spraynardtatum (3670 posts) -

Mario Bros and Duck Hunt combo.

#7 Posted by Wheady (101 posts) -

Mario Bros on the NES. Good memories.

#8 Edited by Sinusoidal (1802 posts) -

My parent's pong machine. Though I might have dug that out of storage sometime after the woody Atari 2600. The first game I played on which was Combat. I do know my first RPG was Adventure. If you can call Adventure an RPG. First NES game was definitely Super Mario Bros. First Sega Master System game was Alexx Kidd. First Genesis game was Space Harrier II. First Super Nintendo game was Super Mario World. First PS1 game was Final Fantasy VII.

Nothing's been quite as memorable since, though I do know the first PS2 game I played after I actually owned the system was Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked, and I didn't do much gaming at all between the late nineties and the mid 00s since I was busy being cool and poor, making music and being in a band or three.

#9 Posted by MentalDisruption (1670 posts) -

I think it was some Kool-Aid Man game on the atari.

#10 Posted by barfqueen (65 posts) -

Serpent on the original GameBoy.

#11 Posted by Brodehouse (10129 posts) -

Help me out guys. The first game in my memory comes at 3 years old but it is blurry as hell.

The first game I ever played was on an Atari console, I would assume the 2600. I used a one button joystick, I remember that fully. Big red button.

It was a sidescrolling(?) car game where you drove to the right, and would have to squeeze your car through little tunnels and in between walls. I remember it in black-and-white, or at least a rather monochrome color scheme.

Anyone know this game? I'd get a kick out of unraveling this 24 year old mystery.

#12 Posted by tastyhouse (113 posts) -

combat for the Atari 2600. I think it was included with the system.

#13 Posted by Clonedzero (4196 posts) -

when i was like 3 or so i was hospitalized with some hardcore respiratory disease, i had to live in a bubble for a couple weeks and then spent awhile more recovering at the hospital.

But the childrens room had this atari machine with donkey kong on it and i hogged the FUCK out of it.

#14 Edited by gokaired (570 posts) -

Due to my older Brother it may have been one of the Street Fighter II :P

#15 Posted by AlecOfTheWest (290 posts) -

A game on the original playstation called Pepsiman.

#16 Posted by plaintomato (599 posts) -

Does the Merlin count? It guess nostalgia is super expensive: http://www.amazon.com/1978-Parker-Brothers-Merlin-Handheld/dp/B002YZ8RFE

If not, then Double Dragon in the Peter Piper arcade.

#17 Posted by BeachThunder (12407 posts) -

Lemmings, maybe?

#18 Edited by Kidavenger (3628 posts) -
#19 Edited by cloudymusic (1230 posts) -

I have a really hard time being sure what the "first" game I ever played was, but it was probably either Parsec or Hunt the Wumpus for the TI-99/4A.

#20 Edited by TehBuLL (613 posts) -

The first game I remember is top gun on the nes. Also fuck that game. Besides random pinball games. Years 3-5 were pinball heavy. I'd take one side and dad the other. Real team building except that he was wasted and in hind sight let me down with his performance.

#21 Posted by BisonHero (7034 posts) -

I had some neighbours and cousins with games back when I was quite young, and in some cases I can't even recall if I was playing or watching them play back when I was like 5 or 6. So it was either Link to the Past, Sonic 2, or DOOM 1 or 2.

#22 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1894 posts) -

Defender II on the Atari.

Super Mario Bros was a very close second.

#23 Posted by Karmosin (223 posts) -

I think it was super mario allstars

#24 Posted by Random45 (1279 posts) -

I think either Snake Rattle and Roll, or Super Mario Bros. I can't really remember which was first, but they were both significant to my childhood that I remember them.

#25 Posted by ADAMWD (613 posts) -

Super Mario World. The SNES was the first gaming hardware I got, and SMW came with it.

#26 Edited by Deadmanforking (579 posts) -

Sonic 2 on the Mega Drive.

#27 Posted by Mathey (457 posts) -

I think it was Asteroids, a sitdown cabinet played at a local rec center.

#28 Posted by Guesty_01 (382 posts) -

Super Breakout, maybe.

#29 Edited by JadeGL (962 posts) -

Man. Something on the Commodore 64. The first games I really remember playing were Barbarian and Winter Games. I remember thinking Barbarian was really cool looking, and I don't think my parents understood that it involved beheadings and such. Winter Games I was really good at a few of the events (bobsled, Biathalon) but could never do some of the other events (figure skating) in the game. I was about 4 at the time.

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#30 Posted by Aetheldod (3723 posts) -

That is a though one , have in mind that I was probably 3-4 years old and was an intelevision game D: outside of that I dont remember

#31 Posted by BaneFireLord (2957 posts) -

Not Now Said the Cow back in the mid 90s. It was an edutainment game that was a retelling of the Little Red Hen story with a hip-hoppin' crow trying to make a bowl of popcorn.

#32 Posted by Slay3r1583 (639 posts) -

I don't remember the exact game. What I do remember though is my parents got me an Atari 2600 and a stack of games from a yard sale when I was a wee lad. Some of the games I remember from the stack were Adventure, Pitfall, Barnstorming, Fishing Derby, and Pole Position.

#33 Edited by crusader8463 (14428 posts) -

"Peekaboo" or "got your nose" with my mom. Woman was a master at those games.

#34 Posted by TheHT (11776 posts) -

Pong or Asteroids. I played them both in the same sitting, but can't remember which I tried first.

#35 Posted by derganove (12 posts) -

Motor City Patrol for the NES.

#36 Posted by Hunter5024 (5962 posts) -

Ecco The Dolphin.

#37 Edited by Slag (4863 posts) -

Pac-Man I think? Something in the Arcades

Super Mario Bros. was the game that cemented my love for the hobby though.

#38 Posted by Hippie_Genocide (729 posts) -

It was either Donkey Kong on the ColecoVision or Berserk on the Vectrex. Man, I loved the Vectrex.

#39 Posted by EXTomar (4943 posts) -

Probably Combat for Atari 2600.

#40 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1481 posts) -

I started with one of the best, Super Mario World. Parents bought me a nes for a birthday and that was all i played for a long time.

#41 Edited by Daneian (1251 posts) -

Don't remember for sure but i think it was either Mario Bros or Ghostbusters 2 on the NES. Still amazed I didn't just give up then and there.

#42 Posted by CrimsonAvenger (302 posts) -

Donkey Kong 64. First and hardest video game I've ever played. I was about six years old when I first played it and that was around 2000. Still never beaten it though.

#43 Edited by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

It was probably Duck Hunt but I'm not 100% sure. I know the first one that I owned was Pokemon Red for the Gameboy (I had a Gameboy pocket).

#44 Posted by JasonR86 (9724 posts) -

A Colecovision game. Maybe Donkey Kong Jr.

#45 Posted by mr187uk (136 posts) -
#46 Posted by living4theday258 (679 posts) -

Either Donkey Kong Country or Super Metroid. Cant remember which one.

#47 Posted by uniform (1838 posts) -

Ms. Pac-Man on a cocktail cabinet in ’83.

#48 Posted by MoistKiwi (14 posts) -

Sonic 2 on Genesis

#49 Posted by Brodehouse (10129 posts) -

"Peekaboo" or "got your nose" with my mom. Woman was a master at those games.

At least you played it with your mom. My uncle from Calgary still has my nose.

#50 Posted by jamesyfx (69 posts) -

I really can't think what the first video game I ever played was.

The first game I remember properly was Duck Hunt on the NES, but I have earlier memories of messing around with an Amstrad computer that ran games from cassettes.. I don't remember any details of the games, just that they took absolutely forever to load up.