Do you REALLY remember your FIRST Video game ?

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the Model 1 EU Sega Genesis.

I still have that EXACT same cartridge and the EXACT same console nicely packed away. About the only things I own from my childhood.
 
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Such an interesting question! My first game was either Super Mario Bros. (NES) or Metroid II: Return of Samus (GB), I can't recall which was first. Both blew me away as a kid!
 
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Toy Story 2, The New Tetris, and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 on the PS1, my family's first console. I don't quite remember which I played first, or when we got it; plus It burned out pretty early on though (2003?), and we moved to Nintendo from that point on, with the exception of the original XBOX. Man those days really changed my life. I knew I wanted to make my own games....
 
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The first game that really grabbed my attention was Star Raiders on the old Atari 8-bit line of home computers. That was back in 1979. Amazing game, the godfather of 3D shooters! This was just merely two years after the release of the first Star Wars movie. Crazy! Sad thing is that it shows my age a lot. :(
 
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The first game that really grabbed my attention was Star Raiders on the old Atari 8-bit line of home computers. That was back in 1979. Amazing game, the godfather of 3D shooters! This was just merely two years after the release of the first Star Wars movie. Crazy! Sad thing is that it shows my age a lot. :(

Ha, don't worry about it you're not alone there's a few oldies among us and it was a great game.
 

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SMB on the NES. I was 4, and i saw it played by my older cousin.
Needless to say, for my 5th birthday I asked for a NES with SMB.
Then there was Gradius, Zelda, Metroid, Castlevania, Kid Icarus...
 
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The first game that really grabbed my attention was Star Raiders on the old Atari 8-bit line of home computers. That was back in 1979. Amazing game, the godfather of 3D shooters! This was just merely two years after the release of the first Star Wars movie. Crazy! Sad thing is that it shows my age a lot. :(

My first Atari 800 XL game as cartridge.I can´t believe it.:cry:
It has a manual on RED PAPER,impossible to copy at that times.
Thank you,i´m not alone.:grog:
 

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Oh, I forgot to add that while I may not know the first I played, I certainly know the oldest - the Game Boy Pocket I bought for 30 € in 2013 still had the receipt in the box: 1998.5.30 at a toy store that moved across the city but still exists!
 
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Oh, I forgot to add that while I may not know the first I played, I certainly know the oldest - the Game Boy Pocket I bought for 30 € in 2013 still had the receipt in the box: 1998.5.30 at a toy store that moved across the city but still exists!

That’s a good price for the time I think.
Though I do remember getting my first PSP in Barcelona, while on holiday. I can’t remember the price but I do remember it being much less expensive than buying it in the UK — not that I paid for it, my parents took care of that. Just as they have for most of my collection.
 

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My first Atari 800 XL game as cartridge.I can´t believe it.:cry:
It has a manual on RED PAPER,impossible to copy at that times.
Thank you,i´m not alone.:grog:
Hmm, interesting! The manual here in Canada (and I assume the same as the USA version) was in color but not red paper or anything fancy to prevent photocopying. Reading the manual was a must for such a complex game (for the time), and I can understand why they would try to block people's attempts to copy it. That reminds me of one manual that was really hard to photocopy back in the PSX days... Wipeout 3. Pale blue letters on white paper. Really hard to get a good output. :rofl: A good scanner would have done the job, though!
 
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My first game was jetpac for the zx spectrum. I can still remember my mum taking me to the shop to get it and me spending ages to pick a game. My mum kept saying that jet pac looked rubbish and to pick something else. She gave up eventually and let me get it. Little did we know that jetpac even today is considered one of if not the best game ever on the zx spectrum.
 
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Hello.:)

It doesn´t have to be your first played game,maybe you´ve seen it on TV or by a friend or on an electronic exhibition etc.

Did it influence your whole life ? Have your parents instanly have to buy an console or PC ?
Please share your FIRST Video game experience.:)
Thank you.
i got this game since i was 3 1/2 and i really enjoyed it was Super Mario World for the GBA
 
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My first game was jet pac for the zx spectrum. I can still remember my mum taking me to the shop to get it and me spending ages to pick a game. My mum kept saying that jet pac looked rubbish and to pick something else. She gave up eventually and let me get it. Little did we know that jet pac even today is considered one of if not the best game ever on the zx spectrum.
Did you know you can play it in Donkey Kong 64 ?
 
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