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Your first game / gaming memory

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by elvis, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Rubberband

    Rubberband Member

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    So does this count? Maybe as my first programming memory ;)

     
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  2. callan

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    1977 - On our way to a Kangaroo Island family holiday.
    Sneaking down from our hotel room with my sister in Victor harbour to play Night Driver and Pong in the hotel lobby. We thought they were amazing.



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  3. BuuBox

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    Great thread. :thumbup:

    My first gaming memories are of a NES at a friend's house. I think we were playing Dr. Mario, Battle Toads, Donkey Kong and maybe Zelda. I used to love visiting them!

    We had an XT at home at the time, but no games (that I can remember). From there I got a SNES, must have been around 1993 as it was the Super Mario All Stars bundle.

    I had a similar experience with Banner Mania on a 286 in the early 1990s, great fun as a kid. The 286 also had the shareware version of Jill of the Jungle on it. :D
     
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  4. CAESAR

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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Great early VGA game that never gets enough love.
     
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  6. PersianImmortal

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    I tread carefully for the first time into the wretched hive of scum and villainy that is the Retro forum :)

    The first game I remember playing was the 1978 handheld Mattel Soccer, and I got it as a birthday present (I turned 7 that year). These are not my photos:


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    It was a fairly well-designed game for a handheld of the era, because I remember being entertained by it for quite some time. Sample gameplay (again, not mine):



    However, my awareness of gaming came at a time when the market was being flooded with great games. Shortly after this soccer game, I got to play the then-newly released Space Invaders at a local arcade, and I really started to get a taste for gaming!
     
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  7. WuZMoT

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    Early 90's my family got a 486SX for my brother for Uni, it booted to a dos menu not windows 3.11 by default, this thing had a bunch of shareware pre-loaded.

    This is probably one of the first games I can remember playing when my parents let me try it:


    it also had Jill of the Jungle., the original Duke Nukem and Galactix to name a few.

    I've been glued to screens ever since.
     
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  8. Utetopia

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    This i believe is mine as well. My cousin and i revisited this game on PC a couple of years back to see what happens after you clock level 99. It starts going backwards haha.

    And Outrun. The glory days.
     
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    My first memory of gaming memory would have to be from Primary School, but I can't remember the name of the game. I know there were Dragons that you had to appease and a series of mazes that you needed to complete to finish the game, I played it on the Apple IIE.
     
  10. MUTMAN

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    far from my first, but certainly still one of my fav's
     
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    I have Mattel Tank Battle. Very much like minesweeper or battleship I guess.

    Yes I said have mine is still on my possession and works well. Still fun too.

    I was going plug in with our pong clone.
     
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    I loved Scarab of RA, wish someone would do a remake.

    I grew up on Apple IIe then classic macs so have many memories of games on those platforms, but my oldest memories would be of Intellivision.
    Many INTV games, cant recall the oldest but my sister and I played a lot of Utopia.
     
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    I played a lot of Utopia great game.
     
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    Ah, we're alright. We're all too old and tired to be villainous. :)

    Aaaand now I need to track this down.
     
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    For me it was a game whichs name has escaped me, I recall it was on a bbc micro and involved time travel to Victorian England via usage of what was essentially an egg timer. Unfortunately that’s all I can remember :( after that it was Rockfall on the ZX Spectrum and Alex Kidd on the Master System :)
     
  16. PersianImmortal

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    Old scum it is then ;) Posting in the Retro forum means I'm officially admitting that I'm old. Can we retitle this forum from Retro & Arcade to Old School Cool or OG Gamers please?


    Would it be Wizardry from 1981? That's the one I played a lot of at a friend's house, have fond memories of that game. I used to play a lot of Dungeons and Dragons, so these types of games were very exciting for me and my friends. Yes, we were total losers :)

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    Loved Wizardry. What was the one where you could remove limbs and heads?
     
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    Either Moon Patrol or Space Battleship Yamato on a Bandai handheld unit. Not really sure which I played first.
     
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  19. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Those bloody tapes :lol:

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    Handheld games, forgot all about those! My brother had Oil Panic from Nintendo, drove me crazy. Not the gameplay. The annoying sound fx.
     
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