What was your first game?

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  1. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    What was the very first electronic game you can ever recall playing? Any platform. If you can, try and tell us the year as well for extra nostalgia points.

    From me it was Vortex Blaster on Sega SC-3000H. My very first shmup, incidentally (my shared favourite genre of game along side arcade fighting games). The game was released in 1984, but I'm pretty sure I played it in '85.

    I remember dad brought home the unit one day with a big grin on his face. Distributed by John Sands electronics, and bought from a local Tandy. Within hours we'd fired the thing up and written a few programs in Sega Basic for laughs. I think Vortex Blaster was an original cassette that he got with it.
     
  2. juppy

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    I think it was Fighter Pilot for my Amstrad CPC 6128, around 1985. Although I had played other computer games at school a bit earlier.

    Edit: reread your question.... and my answer is actually Pong, a mate had a birthday party and they had it on their TV... although I cant remember if I actually played it or just saw it being played. Was probably 1980 maybe??
     
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  3. Brett

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    Space Invaders on a hand-me-down Vic20, would of been 1989.
    Joystick wouldn't register left, made things interesting.
     
  4. Goobers

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    it was sonic on the primary schools after day care sega megadrive. that was the good old days.
     
  5. SpudBoy

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    hmm.. think the pc first game i played was captain comic on my dads old 386 compaq laptop.

    first console game i played was on a mates 2600 - he had 64 games built in so it was likely river raid, plaque attack or something like that.

    first console game i owned was SMB/Duckhunt on NES though.
     
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    Tabletop Galaga. Was in primary school from memory so mid eighties sometime.
     
  7. glasnt

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    First game played was SkiFree on my dad's work computer..
    First console game was Super Mario Bros on the NES, w/Ducky Hunt. Also, California games!
    First purchased with my own pocketmoney was Pokemon Red ^_^
     
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  8. Fraggle

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    Early 80s for me...Space Invaders on the ol' Apple IIe :lol:
    Or it was Donkey Kong on Game & Watch...not sure which was first :confused:
     
  9. Narcoticx2

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    Pitfall and River Raid on the Atari :)
     
  10. Fresh79

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    My first was Spannerman on the Amstrad CPC64.



    This is in colour, but I only had a monochrome screen in 84.
     
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    Pinball machines pre 1976, space invaders 1977?

    My first game owned was Parachute game and watch 1980
     
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    probably carman sandiago, or some early Mac SE game, prince of persia, some kind of side scrolling chopper game where you parachute out etc, those I remember vaguely
     
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    I think it was called combat maybe this? It was on atari and i can barely remember it or the atari.. i must have been 5 or something
     
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    My cousins were spoilt, and had a ColecoVision and an Atari 2600. I remember playing Centipede at their house, but I can't remember much more seeing as I was so young.

    The first video gaming I did at my place was on a Commodore 64. The earliest game I remember playing is Kung-Fu Master.
     
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    Donkey Kong, on the super nintendo seriously must of been about 4 so looking at 1998-1999
     
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    Alex Kidd In Miracle World the one build into the sega master system II
     
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    Console: Darius Twins on SNES (first console).
    PC: I can't remember my absolute first, but something along the lines of jezzball & ski or die on MS-DOS.
     
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    Keen 4. My dad got it thrown in when he bought our Acer 486 with 32mb of ram and a 14" crt.

    Those were the days, when I struggled with games like that... Now im hammering my way through Grid with a logitech Driving Pro GT
     

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