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What was the first game you ever played?

Discussion in 'Retro Gaming and Vintage Computing' started by BowdonUK, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Illuminist

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    I don't remember being that savvy back then. I do remember killing the ninja and fat man and then exiting and re entering the screen for hours to fight them over and over

    @joey1211 did you play zorro? It was similar
     
  2. flea.rider

    Hitman

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    no a classic was total annihilation spent may days on that .. well they seemed like days
     
  3. Thekwango

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    same, didn't have my own computer till the c64 which was bought of the same cousins when they got bored!
    still got one of those in the house - was the shark game version though. they could not have been good for our eyes!
     
  4. Illuminist

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    But it felt like we were dismembering sharks for real,
     
  5. Illuminist

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    Thanks to you guys I just turned my phone into an Amiga 500 and I'm playing it came from the desert on it. Cheers!
     
  6. jsmoke

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    I remember the spaceship console thing what was or called?
     
  7. Illuminist

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    Tommy tronic!
     
  8. Flibster

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    Something typed in from a printout on a home built orange box thing.

    Genuinely can't remember the first game that was shop bought. Probably was Commodore PET though.
     
  9. something daft already!!

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    I think I had been to the cinema to see Star Wars when it was first released and my brother took me into the arcade which was opposite and we played:



    I was 7 at the time. After that we got a Binatone home console which had tennis, squash, "football" which were all just variants on bat and ball games.

    edit:

    This:
     
  10. DEL 707

    Mobster

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    My dad bought a Colecovision with the Atari adapter off my uncle, with a load of games, when I was very young. So can't remember what I would have played 1st, loved me some Time Pilot though.

    I do remember the 1st game I played on my Spectrum +2.
    Horace goes skiing.

     
  11. jsmoke

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    I had a couple of horice games.
     
  12. Thesnipergecko

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    Mine would of been one of the classic Atari games, Pac-man, Space Invaders, Combat, Breakout with the paddles (who remembers those!?). One of those anyway.
     
  13. cheesyboy

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    I've got one of those machines in my attic (bought froma boot sale about 10 years ago for £3.50), though I've never actually tried it. Before my time, first time around, but would like to try it when I get chance.
     
  14. joey1211

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    No, never came across that one.

    Defeating the end of game wizard in Bruce Lee was simply running to the other side of the room. :)
     
  15. Illuminist

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    I was to young to really get what was going on in that game, same with Jet set willy and monty mole, infact most c64 games.
    Here is zorro, almost the same as bruce lee.

     
  16. joey1211

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    Looks terrible! And that music :confused:

    Ah Monty on the Run. The game that if you did not pick the correct 5 items from a choice of 21 at the beginning, you could not complete it. Now that's replay value :)

    Edit: 20,349 different combinations
     
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  17. Ninco!

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    I was brought up on Airfix and Scalextric, computers were not really something on the radar as a kid. We never owned a computer until the 386 generation.

    First experience of playing games at friends houses:

    Manic Minor, Chucky Egg & Horace Goes Sking.
    NES Duck Hunt and the Motorcross Game (was in awe).
    SNES Mario Kart & Street Fighter 2 probably the first games where (like online multi players today) we were borderline addicted. Bunking school to play. :eek:

    For me, a lot of my games were purchased when we used to go on holiday so it influenced the game choice (I never heard of The Simpsons at the time!?).

    Nintendo Game and Watch - The Legend of Zelda
    Gameboy - The Simpsons & an F1 game.
    PC - Grand Prix Unlimited & Aces of the Pacific
     
  18. lokiss

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    Pontins 1982. My introduction to Video games, I was greeted with a Monaco GP sit down cab in the main foyer. The machine still looks amazing today with the digital readouts and fully formed wheel and shifter.
     
  19. jsmoke

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    I remember the monty games.

    I'm going to start a list of all my spectrum games.

    Commando
    Daley Thompson decathlon
    Hyper sports
    Outrun
    Supergran
    Harrier attack
    Yie ar kung-fu
    Manic miner
    JSW
    Spellbound
    Daley thompsons supertest
    Beach head
    Sabre wulf
    Chuckie egg
    Donkey Kong
    Make-a-chip
    Horrice goes skiing
    Hungry horrice
    Skool daze
    Robocop
    Bubble bobble


    Tbc...
     
  20. cheesyboy

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    Killed more than one joystick playing these :D

    My dad discovered in the final 1500m event on Decathlon, if you gave the computer opponent a headstart, say waiting 15 seconds before moving at all, then you would more easily beat them.

    Landing the ski-jump in supertest was a real SOB!