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Video Game Virgin: What's the first game you remember playing?

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jamesclarke555    41

The PacMan clone "Snapper" on Acorn Electron.

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Gerowen    1,090

Pitfall on the Atari 2600

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c.grz    375

First console video game: Donkey Kong for Coleco Vision

First handheld video game: An old LED game of Baseball. I can't remember the manufacturer.

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dead.cell    1,698

My first game:

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+Majesticmerc    871

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I had the best possible start to my gaming hobby :p

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shakey    1,126

Pitfall and Pong on the atari. But my best memories is of playing Mario Brothers on the NES. Used to actually move the controller right or left and actually jump when I moved mario... was so young then :p

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g33kb0y    2

Who Framed Roger Rabbit for the Apple II. I had a Franklin so it didn't play very well. Also had a green screen, so the graphics were awwwwwesome. :)

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123456789A    4,708

Ms. Pacman/Star Raiders on the Atari 400

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We also had a "Basic" Programming cartridge with it, but I always thought it was some kind of game I couldn't figure out. :D

I still have my Star Raiders!

The first game I remember playing was probably Defender, also for the 400.

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Anibal P    1,998

PacMan

Donkey Kong

Dig Dug

all at the arcade

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+jamwheat    162

I don't remember the title, but a game on a Sinclair ZX-80 (old bubble keyboard!) around 35 or so years ago.

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slamfire92    1,136

Combat for the Atari 2600.....Once I discovered it was 2 players only, I cried and bitched so much, my parents took me to town and bought me Ms. Pac Man (I was a bratt). Not proud of that, but what the hell, it worked! :D

Good memories with that POS system. Ms.Pac Man, Pitfall, Asteroids, defender, Chopper Command, Robot Tank, Solaris, Star Raiders, Lazer Blast, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Megamania, Jungle Hunt, Enduro, Space Cavern, Keystone Kappers, Battlezone, Berzerk, Reactor, Q-Bert. David Crane and Activision ruled the roost back in those days. Also loved Saterday Mornings for the videogame oriented cartoons. God dang it was fun being a kid back in the 80's! I feel sorry for today's youth, having to deal with all of the political correctness and the constant pressure put on them these days :no:

Anyone here remember a cartoon named "Mighty Orbots"?

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+jamwheat    162

Heh. Who remembers sitting for hours typing in a game program from a PC Mag into the old C64? PLay for a while, turn it off, and have to re-type again if you want to play again (no way to save back then)

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Arceles    403

Dark Chambers for Atari...

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Dot Matrix    7,047

Q-Bert, River Raid, Asteroids, Star Raiders, Armor Ambush, The Empire Strikes Back, Pac-Man, and a Barnstorming game I cannot remember the name of all on the Atari 2600.

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SiCKX    373

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scratch42069    16

The first game I remember playing was the horrible ET game for Atari 2600.

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DirtyLarry    2,073

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaxxon

when I was young ;) I'm 30

What a great, great game Zaxxon was. Sincerely and truly loved it. It was HARD as all hell too. Great one here. (Y)

Q-Bert, River Raid, Asteroids, Star Raiders, Armor Ambush, The Empire Strikes Back, Pac-Man, and a Barnstorming game I cannot remember the name of all on the Atari 2600.

Pitfall, Stampede, Smurfs, Danger (I think), Combat, Kaboom, Yars Revenge, Circus (I think), Empire Strikes Back, Tennis, and of course, Adventure, Berzerk. Those are the additional ones I remember...

EDIT - Had to do it after I remembered those. Some classics on that list. And it seems I made some up as well. :laugh:

EDIT 2 - I swear that Wikipedia page is missing some. I know FOR SURE Tennis was an Atari 2600 game, it was one of my favorites. And Nevermind, did not realize there was a second list. :/

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Anibal P    1,998

Heh. Who remembers sitting for hours typing in a game program from a PC Mag into the old C64? PLay for a while, turn it off, and have to re-type again if you want to play again (no way to save back then)

Did thaty, but the games for PC and converting PC Jr games !!!!

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+Gary7    7,368

Pong

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Ambroos    803

Apogee's Hocus Pocus on our neighbours' PC running Windows 3.11 ^^ Or perhaps before that some game where you had balls bouncing around, and where you would click it would start generating a wall. You had to put all balls in their own rooms (as small as possible), if they would hit the wall while it was building itself you'd lose. Does anyone remember the name of that game? It was brilliant! Played it on Windows 3.x on a laptop with a trackball behind the display, really weird but pretty epic :D

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Fezmid    127

Heh. Who remembers sitting for hours typing in a game program from a PC Mag into the old C64? PLay for a while, turn it off, and have to re-type again if you want to play again (no way to save back then)

What?! The Commodore 64 had both a tape drive (you could use any old cassette player - although it'd take a good 5 minutes to save/load a program) and a floppy drive! I remember typing in programs (from Ahoy! magazine, for example! :D ), but you could always save 'em. :)

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tsupersonic    1,311

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on Sega Genesis in 1994

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LoSt187    0

Mario/Duck Hunt on NES in 1991

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