Lots and lots of "First video game" threads, but what i'm interested to know is what the first game you paid for with your own money is.
And must be a console game which excludes PC, Amiga, Amstrad, Spectrum, BBC. Basically anything that shipped with a keyboard doesn't count.
If you want include what you thought of it then, why you bought it (if you can remember) and what you think of it now. And if you've still got it.
Need for Speed 2 - PS1
Had read numerous praising reviews of NFS1 on the 3DO but didn't really fancy having that console. NFS2 basically influenced me to buy a Playstation. It was new out when i saw it in a shop (1997), i wanted it, so bought a PS1 with it to play it on.
I really enjoyed it at first, of course being my only game (aside from the demo disc that came with the console) i played it often. Other games joined the collection over the months but it remained my favourite driving game. Then Gran Turismo 1 came out in '98 and made NFS2's flaws glaring.
Always kept it for prosperity, still got it now. Played it a couple of weeks ago and it's better than i remember. Obviously completely outclassed in every respect nowadays, but still enjoyable.
What are yours?