First game you remember playing?

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First game you remember playing?

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#2  Edited By GTxForza

For me, it's either F-Zero or Super Mario All-Stars on SNES.

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#3  Edited By Arjailer

Space Invaders arcade machine in the Butlins holiday camp in Ayr (Scotland) around 1980-ish - we also saw Star Wars for the first time in the Butlins cinema on the last night of that holiday.

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Super Mario Brothers

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Defender on the 5200. I had no idea what was happening!

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@chamurai said:

Super Mario Brothers

+ Duck Hunt

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Ladder on Kaypro II

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#8  Edited By rawdanger

Alpine Ski in a 7-11 in Riverside CA, probably 82 if I had to guess? I know I played Atari prior to that for sure, but don't actually remember it like I remember Alpine Ski.

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Mega Man 3 or Ski Free on Windows 3.1

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Hmmm definitely something on my dads Atari 2600. Probably Combat or Breakout.

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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.

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I genuinely don't know. Possibly Radar Rat Race on the Vic-20. Time's a blur.

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SMB1

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#14  Edited By alianger

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)

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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.

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Early system progression goes something like this:

SMS

MD

GB

MCD

GG

PC

SNES

PS1

Better PC

GBA

PS2

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Duck Hunt. Screw that dog.

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Super Mario Bros.

Ran HEADLONG into that weird, brown owl RIGHT outta the gate.

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The Super Mario World.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2

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One of the first three Sonic games, I think. I also remember watching a neighbor playing that weird Pac-Man adventure game, and playing some Sesame Street educational games on my grandparents PC, but I don't know if any of those came before or after Sonic.

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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.

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Asteroids and tabletop Pac-Man. They were available at my parents watering hole. Yes that means I’m super old.

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That Mario/Duck Hunt combo cart.

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Pong was my first I think, been gaming since day one.

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#25  Edited By wollywoo

Wizard on Commodore 64. I'm not quite that old, though, my parents were always just a few years behind on tech stuff.

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@marino: This game is a mixture of Namco's Pacman and Rally-X.

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#27  Edited By MalikaCheema

The first game that I played a lot was Super Mario. F-ZeroX, Road Rush, King of Fighters,

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@corporalgregg: Alas! I had a Famicom and we didn't get it bundled with Duck Hunt.

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ET in the Atari. Go home all the way.

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@gtxforza: Basically, yeah. You wanted to get the most dots, but also wanted to avoid the other player/car. You couldn't turn around, so once you picked a lane, you were stuck.

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Cabbage Patch Kids for Colecovision. Shameless Pitfall clone but I didn't know the difference. Thought it was awesome.

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Moon Patrol on my friend's Atari 2600 Junior. Must've been 1987 or '88.

Blew my sweet 9 year old mind. It's crazy how far technology has come since then.

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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.

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I don't know if I played it but the first game I remember seeing is Elevator Action for the Atari.

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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.

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#36  Edited By avantegardener

I think it's probably Space Invaders in an arcade or possible an Atari 2600. The game I probably remember most vividly from early on, is Ocean's Batman in 89 on a friends Amstrad 464.

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Pitfall on the 2600.

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Shaq Fu and The Lion King on the Genesis.

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Thinking it was Little Nemo Dream Master or Kirby on the NES

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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.

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I think it was Peanut Butter Panic for the TRS-80 Color Computer.

That or Asteroids at the local Kroger.

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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”.

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First game ever: Frogger arcade machine

First console game ever: Metroid on NES

First game I ever owned: Super Mario Brothers + Duck Hunt

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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...

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I don't think it is even listed in the wiki.

It was a He-Man game for the spectrum. The footage on Internet doesn't match my memory, which is closer to Pitfall with a sword, but maybe it was a bootlegged version.

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Excitebike, I think?

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Mighty Bomb Jack

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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.

Chexx was a common electro-mechanical game
Chexx was a common electro-mechanical game

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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Either Super Mario Bros. + Duck Hunt or Super Mario Bros. 3. I played both a whole bunch when I was 2 or 3.