First game you remember playing?
First game you remember playing?
I don't remember the names, but we had a BBC computer and a simuation game where you make some choices and it determines whether the river floods and destroys your crops or other outcomes.
Also Minesweeper at my uncles house or a side scrolling helicopter game on DOS where you pick people up.
Not sure but probably one of these:
SMB1, Alex Kidd, Fantasy Zone, Hang-On, Wonder Boy, Astro Warrior, Pit Pot, Ghost House, Mega Man 1 or 2, Castlevania, TMNT (NES), Goonies 2 (NES)
We got an SMS near the european launch, and some friends had NES. A couple of years later I played Amiga, Mega Drive and some IBM PC games.
Early system progression goes something like this:
I could be wrong, but I think it was Mario Bros arcade. Not super Mario bros, but the single screen one with the crabs. Or maybe it was breakout cocktail, as my mom was a bartender and I had to hang out in the bar while she worked and that was in there. Or maybe Donkey Kong? Man, it’s hard remembering that far back.
First game I ever played was Alex Kidd in Miracle World on the SEGA Master System. I was about four years old at the time, and I don't think I ever made it further than the third level. I ended up revisiting it a few years ago in the format of a This Is the Run-style series, beating it on the seventeenth run. It... doesn't hold up all that well, truth be told. The jumping physics are weird and the hitboxes for making contact with enemies are pretty dubious if not straight-up busted. Nostalgia carried me through, though.
This all reminds me that there was a remake in development which released a few months ago May have to check that out if it's reasonably priced.
A game called GORILLA GORILLA that was on an IBM XT. It was a BASIC programmed Donkey Kong clone that only used ASCII. I've had a look around to see if I can find any reference to it, but nothing comes up. It may well have been something that a dude at the university my parents worked at just made and it got distributed locally.
PC - beauty and the beast from infogrames on dos on my uncle's pc
Console - sonic spinball on my mother's then bf's genesis , its what made me a gamer honestly ,my sister (6 yrs older) had a nes before i'd played that and used to play bubble bobble and mario on it but i was never allowed to touch it . if not for always wanting to play his when he moved in it wouldn't have led to getting me my own genesis and i doubt i'd be here today or at least leaned towards consoles/controllers the way i do.
Galaxian, I had to have my mother hold me up so I could reach the controls. it was an upright arcade machine at a submarine sandwich shop, walking distance from the apartment complex my parents lived in. That building still exists and is now Mexican food place. Until recently it was called ” In and Out Burritos”.
First game ever was between two DOS games - either Digger or Alley Cat.
What I can remember:
In Digger you play a sort of digging creature or vehicle underground, making tunnels collecting money and avoiding enemies...
In Alley Cat you play an umm... alley cat jumping onto people's window sills, getting inside to catch mice while avoiding dogs...
It was likely Gran Trak 10 (1974), Sub Hunter (197?) or Monte Carlo (1971). By at least 1975 I was playing video games or the earlier electro-mechanical games. If you are 53 years old or older you probably played an electro-mechanical game. Most of teh earliest arcades had both because in 1975 there were only a dozen really wide spread vidoe games.
Up until a few years ago I had forgotten that some of the early games I played were actually mechanical games. I was lucky enough to live near what would be later called a "family sports bar" in Abington Mass. It has both early video games and electro mechanical games.
The game at the left is Chexx and if you went to an early arcades in the 1970s there is a 99% assurity you saw this game. Games like this dominated araches in the 1960s and 1970s. But this game stayed in many arches into teh 1980s because it was pretty good - easy to understand how to work - like foosball.
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