What was the first video game you remember playing?

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#1 Larry11
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I'm an avid gamer, but I've been trying to think of the first games I remember playing and really loved. I remember sneaking into my cousins dad's study to boot up his mac to play Monkey Island, where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? And Myst (which I wasn't very good at). If you're a gamer, what do you remember playing and why?

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Chip's Challenge

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#3 Telekill
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Alphabet Zoo on my dad's Commodore 64. This was around 1986? 🤔

I feel old.

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Photos exist of a baby me holding a controller 'playing' Kirby 3.

Do not think I could play it well considering I was incapable of knowing what to do. Probably bashed the buttons. Even then, the game would be considered retro for that time period as well.

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#5  Edited By omegaMaster
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Pretty certain it was Tekken 3 on the PS1. I remember my father hooking up the PS1 to the TV.

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#6 mrbojangles25
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Tetris.

or maybe the Snake game where the body keeps growing.

One of those two.

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#7 robert_sparkes
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I have vague memories of duck hunt but my first proper memory was sonic on the mega drive.

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#8  Edited By Poarstman
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My first upon initially starting with the Gameboy was either ren and Stimpy videeeeediots or Megaman 4

I don't remember in which order though

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#9 Yams1980
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Not sure if its the first, but one of the first games was Dig Dug on an Atari 130xe, a bit after 1986 or as late as 1987 or 88.

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Either centipede or asteroids.

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Might have been Monsters, Inc. Scream Team on the PS1 though I'm not 100% sure.

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Super mario bros 1 on the NES.

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Vice city.

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Super Mario Bros on NES.

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Elite on the BBC Micro. i think there may be some text adventures before that but Elite is the first one where i remember the name :P.

Initially i had to load it from cassette which took an age. then the mighty floppy disc arrived and really cut the time down.

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#16 hrt_rulz01
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Hmm that's a tough one... I'm pretty sure it was something on Sega Master System. Probably Alex Kidd or Wonder Boy.

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#17 Eoten
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My family got an NES in '89. With it was Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt. So Super Mario Bros was probably the first video game I ever played, and I still play it on occasion, having played through it just a few months ago. It's every bit as fun now as it was then.

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#18  Edited By BdazmedPrim
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Tank 1990 on the Dendy

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Gyromite

My brother had Rob the Robot, which was released with Gyromite and Stack up. I could just about play them games. I must have been about 2 or 2 years old.

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#20 HEATHEN75
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Probably Space Invaders or Missile Command on my uncles Atari.

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#21 Peasly
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Paperboy and Space Invaders on my Atari. Donkey Kong on some hand held device when I was really young..!!