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#1 Posted by Jonnyflash80 (531 posts) -

 What is the very first video game you remember playing? For me it was Xevious. I vaguely remember playing it on an arcade machine in some shopping mall when I was very young.

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#2 Posted by haggis (1674 posts) -

First video game? Shit. Probably Combat on the Atari 2600.

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#3 Posted by 71Ranchero (3417 posts) -

ET on 2600

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#4 Posted by Remedy25 (142 posts) -

Asteroids on the Atari 2600, ah those we're the good old days! 

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#5 Posted by Marcsman (3693 posts) -

Pong
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#6 Posted by the_shref (42 posts) -

i remember playing frogger on the atari :)

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#7 Posted by Murdouken (769 posts) -

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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#8 Posted by HS21 (2731 posts) -

It was a choose your own adventure game. I had the choice between choking on my umbilical cord or exiting the womb. I've been playing since then and the game has taught me a lot. Now I absorb knowledge like I absorbed my twin in the womb. 

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#9 Posted by VanderSEXXX (587 posts) -

that would be tetris and mario back in 1985. :p

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#10 Posted by takedown50 (33 posts) -

I think it was sonic the hedgehog for the megadrive (or genesis if you live overseas) I was born too late to enjoy an atari and a nes

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#11 Posted by Steve_C (1768 posts) -

I have a  mixture of early memories. It could have been:

  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World (master system)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (master sytstem)
  • Sonic 2 (megadrive)
  • Streets of Rage 2 (megadrive)
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#12 Posted by drewbs (2795 posts) -

Sonic 3.

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#13 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3547 posts) -

DKC1, 2, or Earthworm Jim, when I was extremely young. I didn't start gaming until I was fifteen really ;)

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#14 Posted by flaminghobo (4781 posts) -

Baldur's Gate.

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#15 Posted by RipTheVeins (1724 posts) -

Either Mortal Kombat II as Milena on the Genesis or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: The Manhattan Project as Michelangelo and my brother was Raphael.  

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#16 Posted by mjk1 (231 posts) -

Probably Yogi Bear on the Spectrum

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#17 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2263 posts) -

I can't exactly remember. It was either Sonic or Crash Bandicoot 2. But I'm not 100% sure.

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#18 Posted by ZeroCast (1882 posts) -

I am still trying to remember the damn thing till this day. 
 
It was some kind of pixlated Golf game between 1992 and 1994 or something. Its name is something I have yet to discover.

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#19 Posted by DarkShaper (1381 posts) -

Man, I feel way to young to be here now, since I started on  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

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#20 Edited by Buck (151 posts) -

I'm pretty sure it was Super Mario 64 in a toy shop. I was probably 4 years old at the time and it was the first time I ever touched or had seen a console/game. I did nothing but jump around in the castle and thought it was awesome, while my sister was pissed because I didn't do it right. One of my best memories haha.

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#21 Posted by phrosnite (3519 posts) -

Tetris or Super Mario Bros.

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#22 Posted by Galiant (2237 posts) -
@ZeroCast said:
" I am still trying to remember the damn thing till this day.   It was some kind of pixlated Golf game between 1992 and 1994 or something. Its name is something I have yet to discover. "
I was going to say Mario Bros. for the NES, but this sounds so hauntingly familiar...
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#23 Posted by Buck (151 posts) -
@DarkShaper said:
" Man, I feel way to young to be here now, since I started on  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. "
You're not alone hehe :)
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#24 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

There were a few educational games but the first real game was Heroes 3 the second was Red Alert.

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#25 Posted by citizenkane (10887 posts) -
Duck Hunt, because it is the very first game I played(when I was 3 years old).
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#26 Posted by TwoLines (3613 posts) -

River raid!
Awww yeah!

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#27 Posted by Halberdierv2 (1999 posts) -

super mario bros, when i was about 5.

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#28 Posted by The_Painted (183 posts) -

Skate or Die, I think... Possibly Super Mario Bros.

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#29 Posted by slax0r (29 posts) -

It had to be Super Mario Bros.  Before then, I didn't really know what a video game was, since I was only five.  
 
Of course, Star Fox taught me the word methodically.

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#30 Posted by citizenkane (10887 posts) -
@DarkShaper said:
" Man, I feel way to young to be here now, since I started on  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. "
Damn, you make even me feel old.
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#31 Posted by Arkasai (734 posts) -

I have some fond memories of Duck Hunt...and I think a Castelvania game...but that might've been later on SNES.  I remember the first game I beat on my own was Final Fantasy 2 on SNES, and it took me months.  

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#32 Posted by ZeroCast (1882 posts) -
@Galiant said:

" @ZeroCast said:

" I am still trying to remember the damn thing till this day.   It was some kind of pixlated Golf game between 1992 and 1994 or something. Its name is something I have yet to discover. "
I was going to say Mario Bros. for the NES, but this sounds so hauntingly familiar... "
I don't recall playing Mario Bros. for the NES, but here's something awesome ; I just found out through our wonderful Giant Bomb database that I played this Golf game on the NEC PC-8801! 
 
At least that narrows it down to this game or this. There isn't a single picture regarding the later other than the cover but I am finally relieved after ages of searching :D.
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#33 Posted by White_Silhouette (511 posts) -

NightStalker... 
thank you Game room for reliving some great memories.

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#34 Posted by luce (4056 posts) -

super mario bros. or duck hunt
 
one of those

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#35 Posted by HODGEY3000 (343 posts) -

mortal kombat 3
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#36 Posted by RetroMetal (748 posts) -

Space Invaders arcade unit.  Probably around 1975-76.

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#37 Posted by Vonocourt (2196 posts) -

Gunstar Heroes on the Genesis.

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#38 Posted by Slurpelve (688 posts) -

sonic 2

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#39 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Super Mario World probably.

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#40 Posted by VoodooTerror (616 posts) -

some two player submarine game me and my bro would play on either the master system or genesis, really cant remember the name tho. 
 
i wish i could, id love to get a copy now

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#41 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4314 posts) -

It was either an Atari 2600 baseball game, pokemon red, Kirby, or Legend of Zelda. Can't remember.

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#42 Posted by Gre (167 posts) -

I can remember playing an ASCII-based helicopter game on the Commodore Vic-20.  I think there was a space invaders clone and a soccer game too.

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#43 Posted by c1337us (5877 posts) -

River Raid on 2600.

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#44 Edited by Jams (3043 posts) -

I think Alone in the dark, but I can't be sure... or it was like river raid but on the master system.

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#45 Posted by ZimboDK (863 posts) -

Pacman, with a mind-blowing  2 colors. Green background, white maze, Pacman, pellets, ghosts etc.

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#46 Posted by ajamafalous (13710 posts) -

Super Mario Bros., NES.

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#47 Posted by Matterless (354 posts) -

The grocery store in my hometown had Paperboy,  Donkey Kong, and Ikari Warriors out front. So one of those.
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#48 Posted by eatalargefrog (45 posts) -

duck hunt

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#49 Posted by WickedFather (1694 posts) -

Uncle Bouncy's Less than Fun House.

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#50 Edited by Insectecutor (1254 posts) -

 Mr. Do
 Mr. Do
Except it was a bootlegged version for the BBC Micro called Mr. Ee. I sank an imperial crapton of time into that. Also Repton, Spaceman Sid, Shark and Stryker's Run, which was one of Chris Roberts' first games.