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First Video Game

Post by Kameko » Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:17 pm

What video game/s were your first?

The first video games I remember playing on the computer (back when it was Windows 3.whatever) were:
-Pacman
-Commender Keen
-King's Quest (which I could never figure out how to complete)
-Space Quest
-Wolfenstein 3D
I remember my dad bringing home his computer from work so he could play Doom II because it wouldn't run on ours.

For consoles it was the SNES with Mario and Kid Icarus. I liked Kid Icarus more then Mario even though I sucked at it and could never make it past the second level.
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Post by Sailorasteroid » Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:03 pm

It was some weird mathematics game for the Atari where you had to race cars and answer math problems. Damn you, edutainment!
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Post by yoshmaster5 » Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:26 pm

Monster Bash for Computer or Sonic 2. I'm not sure which was first.
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Post by LadyFlameSniper » Fri Jan 07, 2005 6:37 pm

The earliest games I remember playing were Super Mario Bros 1-3, Double Dragon and Duck Hunt on my friend's NES when I was around 5. And then when SNES came out, Street Fighter 2, Contra 3, and F-Zero


And also these. They were the first ones I owned:
Super Mario World
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Post by MarioKnight » Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:22 pm

I can't remember what the first game I played was, way too long ago to even try to remember. The first game I owned however was the 2-in-1 cart with Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt that was packed with the NES and Zapper back in the day. That was back in the spring of 1990. Before then I was an avid gamer via others, but can't remember what games I had played before then.
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Post by Slrjoecool » Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:31 pm

It was definentally one Atari game or another...

I would assume either Pac-Man or River Raid, but I'm not sure...
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Post by Tiff » Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:56 pm

Hrm..I don't remember which was the FIRST-first, but I remember a group of firsts:

Atari: Space Invaders, and this game where you..like...bounced a ball off of a stick thing to break away this colorful wall. I think it was called Break Out, or something.

I also had a Commodore 64 (i think that's what it was called) computer, and I had jeopardy, wheel of fortune, family fued, and some smurf game.

On my dad's IBM, we played Duke Nukem and Where in the world is carmen sandiego ^^;;


On Nintendo, it was Mario Brothers, Duck Hunt, Gyromite, and Track & Field.

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Post by ParaKiss_Groupie » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:02 pm

Oh wow. First video game? I have no clue. I've always played them. It was probably Mario Bros. or Duck Hunt, but it also could have been Pac-man. That was like, years ago.
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Post by Jonathan » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:45 pm

I think my first video game was either Ms. Pac Man, or Sonic 1.
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Post by KoiNoVash » Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:22 am

Tiff wrote: I also had a Commodore 64 (i think that's what it was called) computer, and I had jeopardy, wheel of fortune, family feud, and some smurf game.
T_T I've never met anyone else who had one! I had the same games and this one that taught the Alphabet (I was 4) and an early version of paint.

As for consoles, I know we had an Atari, but I don't remember which one.... so I'll go with Super Mario Bros./Duck hunt for NES as my first specific game.
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Post by Tiff » Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:30 am

KoiNoVash wrote:
Tiff wrote: I also had a Commodore 64 (i think that's what it was called) computer, and I had jeopardy, wheel of fortune, family feud, and some smurf game.
T_T I've never met anyone else who had one! I had the same games and this one that taught the Alphabet (I was 4) and an early version of paint.
T_T I feel so bonded with you.

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Post by Sailorasteroid » Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:07 am

Oh, yeah, you're all high and mighty with your Commodore 64s. We had a VIC 20 and we liked it that way!

Semi-OT, but I've always thought this really cool. The first video game ever created was done only a few miles down the road from where I live, at Brookhaven National Laboratories. It was a Pong-type game and was built in 1958 for the lab's visitors to demonstrate computer technology.
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Post by Butterscotch » Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:47 pm

I must have been Super Mario Brothers. ^_^

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Post by doodlebuguk » Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:18 am

I think I can remember playing games on my Dad's Commodore 64 and my cousin's Atari, but the first game I had myself was Kirby's Dreamland for the Game Boy. :oops: It started my obsession with cute japanese things. :)
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Post by Lady of the Light » Sun Jan 09, 2005 1:00 pm

I, like so many others who have already posted, had that two-in-one cart that had Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt. Since I was like, 4 or 5 when I first started playing these, I would go slightly insane. Like in Duck Hunt, where the only way to play in my opinion, was to go right up to the screen and blast every duck in sight at least five times. I tried to shoot the dog, but alas, it didn't work...
My friend and I would play Super Mario Bros, and Super Mario Bros 3, and we would always fight over who got to be Mario, because Luigi wore green, and that was very uncool. XD
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Post by ParaKiss_Groupie » Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:23 pm

Lady of the Light wrote:I, like so many others who have already posted, had that two-in-one cart that had Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt. Since I was like, 4 or 5 when I first started playing these, I would go slightly insane. Like in Duck Hunt, where the only way to play in my opinion, was to go right up to the screen and blast every duck in sight at least five times. I tried to shoot the dog, but alas, it didn't work...
My friend and I would play Super Mario Bros, and Super Mario Bros 3, and we would always fight over who got to be Mario, because Luigi wore green, and that was very uncool. XD
I hated that fuckin' dog. ^^ I kept trying to spare the ducks and shoot him instead.
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Post by peachvampiress » Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:31 pm

Hmm.... That's a tough one for me. My mom was the one who played video games for me and introduced me to them. My earliest memories are of her playing Super Mario Brothers 3, but she also had one of those ninty one games on one cartridge things that she played often.

The first video game I played was probably this Sesame Street game that taught me the Alphabet and Numbers. I only played the Alphabet game because the Numbers game scared the shit out of me with it's music and graphics. It was just one of the many freakin' ridiculous things that scared me as a kid.
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Post by Akarui Kibuno » Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:57 pm

I think the first video game I remember playing is a Sonic game on the Megadrive. The first one, I think... Teehee, makes me feel so young when reading about the Commodore stuff you're speaking about (and I have no clue about that of course LOL) :D
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Post by shansen » Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:21 am

My friend had an Atari, and I remember playing the old Mario Bros. game (that got pretty tough as you progressed ... at least, it seemed tough at the time).

Another friend had an Intellivision ... I remember playing Sub Hunt, Snafu, Tron Deadly Discs, and Lock 'N' Chase, among others. (There's actually a game, "Intellivision Lives", for PS2, XBox, GameCube and PC which has 60 of these games. I might look into getting it ...)

Also, I learned about games written in QBasic - mainly Gorilla and Nibbles. I found them on our high school's computer - good times there.

The first system I ever owned was the NES, and with it was Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt. I got pretty good at Duck Hunt. It was especially fun to have two players - Player 2 could control the ducks with the controller. I used to control the ducks, and could frequently dodge my friends' shots. (Sadly, it took me a long time to pass SMB ... I actually passed SMB2 before the first one. It's kind of sad, seeing how now I can finish it in under 10 minutes).
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Post by MiariTrunks » Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:19 am

The first games I ever played was Super Mario Brothers/Duck Hunt and Dig-Doug for the old NES.

Dig-Doug was super addictive.

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