First Games Played by Platform

The first games I played on a given platform.

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  • This is the first game I can remember playing on an arcade machine. It was in a restaurant near our house in Montana when I was about five years old. I loved spinning the trackball, but I died very quickly.

    I now have the Centipede & Millipede 360 Arcade game at home, but it isn't the same without the trackball.

  • This was the first and only game I can remember playing on an Atari. It was at a friend's house and I remember it being black and white. I'm not sure how old I was.

  • I can't remember the exact occasion, but I'm pretty sure this was the first game I played on the Nintendo Entertainment System. I consider it to be the best platformer I've played on any system to this day.

  • This game came on the IBM PC junior my parents bought around 1988 (I was eight years old). I might have played a PC game before this on a computer my dad borrowed or through school, but this is the first PC game I can remember playing clearly. It got me hooked on adventure games and gaming in general.

  • This is the first game I can remember playing on the Sega Genesis. It was at a friend's house in Iowa when I was about eight. I believe he also had Altered Beast.

  • This is the first game I played on the Game Boy. It was at a friend's birthday party when I was about nine.

    The Game Boy is also the first game system I ever purchased.

  • This was the first game I played on a Super Nintendo. I played it at a friend's house in Iowa when I was about thirteen. I remember liking Dhalism because he could hit from far away.

  • This is probably the first game I played on the Nintendo 64, although we played Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire the same night and I'm not sure which one was first. I was about sixteen and I remember thinking the 3D graphics were incredible.

  • This is the first game I remember playing on a Playstation. It was at a band camp in Montana when I was about seventeen. The guy who owned the system was very good and would pull off ridiculously long combos that seemed to break every bone in his opponent's body.

  • I first played the Game Boy Advance at my cousin's house in the summer of 2001. I remember being impressed by the graphics, but the game itself isn't anything amazing.

  • DDR was the first game I played on the Playstation 2. I don't remember which version it was, but I know it was in college and I was 21. I thought it was quirky, but fun.

  • This is the first game I can remember playing on the GameCube. It was in a friend's dorm room in college when I was 21. It took me a while to understand that it was easier to knock people off the screen than to knock them out.

  • This is the first game I played on the Xbox. I was 22 and spending the summer in New Jersey. I remember seeing ads for the game on TV and thinking it looked too colorful and hectic, but once I started playing it, I was hooked.

  • This is the first game I played on the Xbox 360. I purchased it when I bought my system in 2006.

  • This is the first game I played on the DS after I bought one for my wife in 2008. Ok, I bought it for me, too.

    We played the game a lot, initially, but stopped after a couple weeks and haven't played much since.

  • I played my first Wii game at a friend's party in New York City in 2008. My girlfriend (now wife) knocked me out in boxing, which she still reminds me of from time to time.

  • This is the first game I played on the Playstation 3 at a friend's party in 2009. I enjoyed playing bass and singing.

  • The first game I remember playing on an iPhone. I'd tried it before on the PC, but playing on the iPhone feels easier because of the touch screen.