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Your first game / gaming memory

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

  1. adamsleath

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    ...the only reason i played moon patrol arcade game..was that it was the closest machine to where i lived :D but i was obsessed with games. same goes for time pilot. i had roll upon roll of 20 cent pieces. lol
     
  2. power

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    Moon Patrol was so good, I loved the music and it really had a one more go vibe. funnily enough my first experience was on our 8 bit Atari. I didn't play it on arcade for many years. Still love the game though.
     
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    I'd literally never played it until I made a whole cabinet for it. :lol:
     
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    Definitely a similar feel to the Rolling Thunder games. The first RT was released 3 years after EA, and you can definitely see the influence and enhancement (3 years of hardware development at that point in history was huge).
     
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  6. HuggyBear

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    How have I never seen this?

    Close enough to the original, but faster and with explosions!

    That 80s action movie look is fantastic.

    I must have it...
     
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  7. Dwarfer66

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    I am actually playing at this very moment good old Dungeon Hack
     

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  8. PersianImmortal

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    Somebody should have told you that you don't need the Carpentry achievement to unlock access to Moon Patrol :)
     
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  9. Phido

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    Family trip up to surfers paradise, dad decided one day at Grundies was cheaper than going to a theme park (and we had done dream world and sea world so really unless we went back for another day.).

    So we as 3 sons and a father spent all day playing 4 player coin-up teenage Muntant ninja turtles until our thumbs hurt. Must have been 1989 or 1990, as it was the machine located at the very front of Grundies arcade, must have been a new release. Was totally awesome. Computer games became a family bonding experience.
     
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    My remembrance may be crapped out but I seem to remember a huge arcade of all new, glossy machines at Expo '88?
     
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  12. Sledge

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    Earliest game i can actually remember playing would have to be either Galaga or Amidar.
    Not sure which i played first.
     
  13. Sledge

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    Downtown?
     
  14. matz

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    Alley Cat on an IBM XT Clone...
     
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  15. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    Oh Gawd, I think I remember that!
     
  16. connico

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    You should try to buy one and get the family together again hahaha
     
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    back when you had to park the hard drives.
     
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    who remembers these?

    pretty sure we had one as I remember the controllers and gun attachment - also the picture.

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  20. vladtepes

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    Specific timeline is a bit of a blur but

    Console:
    back in the day we had an Atari and that had pong, and various other 'basic' games of that kind. I recall a driving game of some sort too (alos very basic). Those 'paddles' were awesome :

    Computer:
    Our school had TRS80's and I suppose they must have had some games, but I can't recall specifically.

    Probably some time later, a mate had a Commodore and I remember playing "BC's wheel" and thinking how truly staggeringly awesome the graphics were. "Wow, we're IN the future" :)
    We then got an Apple ][+ and my favourite game of the time - Lemmings.

    Arcade:
    Tabletop games pretty much only real these when we were on holidays.
    Frogger was great and later when graphics were much better, Space invaders, Xevious asnd Galaxians.
     
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