What is your earliest video game memory?

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#1  Edited By mordukai

Playing Asteroids on the Atari 2600. 

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#2  Edited By manurok1

The day I got my N64 when I was about 4.

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#3  Edited By skilzlost

most vivid memory was prob playing that wierd jungle game on the atari..


but my fav games where when i got my amstrad.

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#4  Edited By Luke

Some Atari 2600 game... like Pitfall or E.T. or something. 

I remember the joysticks and console more than the actual games being played :p

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#5  Edited By VWGTI

Getting the NES with Mario Bros/Duck Hunt on Christmas morning 1986 or 1987. I was like four and that console made me the gamer I am today.

I also have a fond memory of winning the SNES at the Christmas school raffle in the early 90's. It had just come out that year. All of my friends were jealous and the other kids cried.

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#6  Edited By BigBoss1911

Hm....probably when i was watching my brother play some tank game on the SNES.I was probably like 3 or 4.

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#7  Edited By skilzlost
@Luke:
@Luke said:
" Some Atari 2600 game... like Pitfall or E.T. or something.  I remember the joysticks and console more than the actual games being played :p "
thats the one :P pitfall..
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It was either playing Pac-Man arcade at some restaurant, or playing SMB/Duck Hunt on NES. Forget which I did first.

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#9  Edited By InsanePotato

Original Super Mario Bros when i was 4. The theme music and basically every level is now permanently burnt into my brain ;).

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#10  Edited By TheGodPoet

My dad connecting my N64 to the T.V and me putting in Mario I think at 3 years old.

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@VWGTI said:
"I also have a fond memory of winning the SNES at the Christmas school raffle in the early 90's. It had just come out that year. All of my friends were jealous and the other kids cried."
That's awesome.
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#12  Edited By Out_On_Bail

getting overly frustrated at Donkey Kong. 


Then once I mastered it I would brag relentlessly about it.  My mom said it used to drive her crazy
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#13  Edited By kingsfan2099

Asteroids at the corner market when I was like 5. They had a step stool for the shorter kids to be able to see the screen. It was awesome.

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#14  Edited By Sunjammer

Playing some kind of maze game on my neighbor's Atari (can't remember which one). I remember it as all white on black, pacman-like, and you're this dude running away from spiders or something in a maze. I think you could shoot too

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#15  Edited By LiquidPrince

Pong, or Sonic. I can't remember which I played first. I didn't play pong when it was first released obviously.

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#16  Edited By RandomHero666

Q*Bert on Amiga.. so many fond memories of that game.

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#17  Edited By zolika

Wizard of Wor on C64.

I played some Pong clone before that, but I don't really remember.
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#18  Edited By Snuffy

Watching my dad play some form of Tomb Raider... Yeah, I'm kinda young.  :P

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#19  Edited By Serker

Playing Plok and Uniracers on the SNES.

The most vivid memory is either my brother playing Tekken with his friends or...

When he was losing in Starcraft and he had to go to the bathroom so he let me play, and all he had were a few uplifted, half dead Terran buildings.
I thought it was the coolest thing.

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#20  Edited By Arjuna

My mother getting a sonogram and me thinking to myself, "Check out those graphics!"

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#21  Edited By ahoodedfigure

Holding down the reset switch on my Atari 2600, and making the ducks and bunnies in the shooting gallery stage in Air-Sea Battle spaz out, twitching  back and forth in a state of permanent reset.  Was hilarious until Dad heard my laughter and saw I was fiddling with his expensive toy...

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#22  Edited By lethalki11ler

Donkey Kong Country was amazing! couldn't stop playing when I was a kiddd

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#23  Edited By Ket87

Playing Frogger on the Atari 2600 with my mom of all people.

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#25  Edited By eric_buck

The earliest one I can think of was playing Goldeneye with my friends on the N64, or maybe it was playing Pokemon on the GB colour... or playing Batman on the original gameboy. Not sure which one came first...

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#26  Edited By cc23574

When I first played Tetris on the Gameboy.

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#27  Edited By the_stig

Playing River Raid, Dig Dug and Superman on my Atari.

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#28  Edited By gimmysumcowbel

Super Mario Bros for the NES when i was a little little boy.  and Ninja Turtles :)

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#29  Edited By sparky_buzzsaw

Seeing Quest for Glory boot up for the first time and being introduced to the world of Spielberg.

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#30  Edited By MeierTheRed

Snoopy for Commodore 64 on a monochrome tv

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#31  Edited By JJOR64

Playing Super Mario Bros. on our old NES before we sold it and got a SNES.

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#32  Edited By Systech

Sonic the Hedgehog on the Genesis.

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#33  Edited By Jimbo

Probably watching my bro playing Boulder Dash and Dizzy.  I think it's totally awesome that there was a time where games came on cassette.

First game I remember being 'in to' was Iron Lord on the Archimedes at school.  Good times.

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#34  Edited By ToxicAntidote

When i for the first time played a video game. I was about 2 years old, and the first game was Super Mario Brothers on the NES.
 Sweet memories.

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#35  Edited By citizenkane

Opening my brother and I's SNES on Christmas Day 1991 when I was 3 years old.

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#36  Edited By sgthalka

1982 or 1983 ... my neighbor had ColecoVision and I was obsessed with the Smurfs game. We had Atari 2600 -- I loved Barnstorming, Pitfall, Haunted House, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pac-Man, Grand Prix, Enduro.

My mom worked at a bowling alley at the time, so we'd spend non-school days with her. The arcade had some of the greatest cabinents ... Donkey Kong, Zaxxon, Dig Dug, Bagman, Pac-Man.

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#37  Edited By sgthalka

I SEE YOU, KANE

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#38  Edited By citizenkane
@sgthalka: sgthalka!
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#39  Edited By mrbiggie

I remember playing on my Dads Commadore 64... unfortunately, I don't remember the game.

The next memory I had was playing NES - Ten Yard Fight and Super Mario Bros.

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#40  Edited By Optiow

The day that I played as Kermit on my friends Ps1.

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#41  Edited By mordukai
@mrbiggie: Was the game Blue Max by any chance?
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#42  Edited By The_A_Drain

it's either Pac-Man, Space Invaders or Adventure on my uncles Atari 2600, I think it was Adventure.

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Either Tron or D&D on Intellivision

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#44  Edited By Simbyotic

Playing the original Prince of Persia, and my dad yelling at me because I was playing shit

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#45  Edited By ShadowKiller

Opening up a limited edition Gameboy color that was yellow with pokemon on it, along with a copy of pokemon yellow. I played the shit out of that game.

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#46  Edited By mordukai

I found this on wikipedia. Man! it sure brings back a lot of memories. 



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#47  Edited By flaminghobo

Earliest video game memory is playing Baldur's Gate on the PC, I really had no idea what I was doing being around 4 or 5 at the time but I still treasure the game even today.

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#48  Edited By ElectricBoogaloo

Playing Super Mario Bros. on the NES when I was about five. First game I ever played.

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#49  Edited By gingertastic_10

thinking that playing video games were the hardest thing you could do.......i died a lot playing kirby...i was like 8 then :/

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#50  Edited By auspiciousqueue

I have two very different and fond memories that I can't figure out which was first:


  • Playing Sonic in my friends living room in our sleeping bags for hours while we played two player in the casino level. As well as after school playing Sonic on Game Gear during the after school program. I still remember that code to get to all the levels that one of the older guys showed me.

  • In California (where I was born and raised)  they had a laundry mat that had video games under the tables where  you could fold your clothes on. I would sit and play Mario, Legend of Zelda, Kirby and many others.