First video game you ever played?

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#1 Posted by joshyjess (51 posts) -

Do you remember what was the first video game that you ever played? I'm pretty old school (well pretty old as well), my first game was actually the original pong in 1972 - 73. I remember watching my parents hook it up to our old black and white TV, and was amazed at the idea of actually playing a game on the TV. Since then I've played countless games, but I can still remember like it was yesterday playing a video game for the first time (even if it was nothing more than batting a little ball back and forth).

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#2 Posted by RSM-HQ (8610 posts) -

Kirby 3. I know this is my first game because have old photos of me attempting to use a controller correctly lol.

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#5 Posted by Speeny (1978 posts) -

Honestly I think it was Monsters Inc or Atlantis The Lost Empire. Both on the PS1.

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#6 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (19282 posts) -

I think it was Alex Kidd on Sega Master System.

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#7 Posted by DaVillain- (38135 posts) -

Here's a hint:

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#8 Posted by I_Wizard_I (3 posts) -

Inazuma Eleven on Nintendo 3DS around in 2008.

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#9 Posted by HEATHEN75 (819 posts) -

Probably Pac-Man at a 7-11 or the mall arcade.

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#10 Posted by jdc6305 (5057 posts) -

Galaga in 1980

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#11 Edited by wufako (9 posts) -

Super Mario Brothers

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#13 Posted by robert_sparkes (3314 posts) -

Safari hunt master system.

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#14 Posted by Baconstrip78 (1396 posts) -

@joshyjess: Warlords on Atari2600 at my cousins house at Christmas 1982.

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#15 Posted by Clefdefa (750 posts) -

Super Mario with Duck Hunt on the NES

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#16 Posted by Sevenizz (4075 posts) -

Missile Command, Asteroids, or Space Invaders on the Atari 2600.

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#17 Posted by Raining51 (1145 posts) -

Possibly Bubble Bobble on my sister's NES.

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#18 Posted by pook99 (890 posts) -

I wish I knew the answer to this question but I have no idea. I actually don't know if I played an arcade game first or an atari 2600 game first.

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#19 Posted by npiet1 (2527 posts) -

Smb3, zelda, space invaders, Duke Nukem 3D and quake 2. They were the first games I played. My parents were gamers but could never transition to dual analogue or mouse and keyboard

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#20 Edited by AssCrown (2 posts) -

Had an Atari 2600 and an NES and I can't remember if my first game was Asteroids, Pac-Man, Duck Hunt or Gyromite. I do remember breaking off a few of the pins for the controller ports (edit: on Atari 2600) which severely limited directional movement when playing games. Lol I think most games you could only move down or right. Dang kids, why they gotta break everything?

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#21 Edited by JohnAWomack (2 posts) -

I think the first video game which i ever been played that is call of duty in my schooling time and i am totally enjoyed this game. The last series of COD is call of duty Black ops 4 which is really good and the rumors about next COD series is ,call of duty ghost 2 which i really want to play.

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#22 Posted by SBan83 (42 posts) -

Mario on original NES at my friend's place back in 91 or 92.

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#23 Posted by JoannYoung (12 posts) -

This is one of my favorite topics to discuss. I remebered in my childhood I used to play Mario on a big system which was fun really.

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#27 Posted by xantufrog (11700 posts) -

No idea :-(

I'm assuming an arcade game, but might have been an Apple II or NES game...

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#28 Edited by MclarenMaster18 (1713 posts) -
This is my first game I've ever played was.
This is my first game I've ever played was.

This Mario Compilation is still a lot of fun to play but sadly I lost my SNES :(.

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#29 Posted by dragonps (1704 posts) -
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Outlaws 1985, I distinctly remember my Uncle raving about it and him handing me the joystick to play

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#32 Posted by slappie (3 posts) -

donkey kong duh

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#33 Posted by Shantmaster_K (1524 posts) -

The earliest I can remember, I think it was Tetris back in '94-'95

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#34 Posted by pmanden (745 posts) -

@mclarenmaster18: Play it on emulator, though it is not quite the same feeling.

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#35 Posted by pmanden (745 posts) -

My first game was either Smurf or Asteroids on Atari 2600 in the early 80s. Loved it. Loved the graphics. Back then you could easily count the pixels. Heck, I have even built a lego model of Pitfall on Atari. It looks pretty close to the video game.

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#36 Posted by deactivated-5d78760d7d740 (16386 posts) -

First one I ever owned was Spyro for gameboy. I can't remember the first I ever played.

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#37 Posted by Juego123 (4 posts) -

Super Mario Brothers or Dangerous Dave

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#38 Posted by CrimsonBrute (25468 posts) -

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#39 Edited by Valery_Petrov (5 posts) -

First videogame I've ever played was Prince of Percia, released at 1989 on MS-DOS PC

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#40 Posted by Infamy (13 posts) -

Streets of Rage!

And some Power Rangers fighter on Sega Genesis

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#41 Posted by CaliforniaLuminous (25 posts) -

Age of Empire

World of Warcraft

Red Alert

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#42 Edited by bartix (6 posts) -

Super Mario


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#43 Edited by ChriSh_ (3 posts) -

Lol, Cant remember .but I would recommend this game when you have a very busy schedule.

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#44 Posted by dari0h (7 posts) -

Yes, also something from some ancient console you hook up to the TV. Maybe Space invaders or Super Mario or some other obscure ancient game. I remember you would put yellow cassettes in the console, they were hot merchandise back in the day. We would trade them amongst ourselfs... Or maybe even Tetris on some handheld console.