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What game first got you hooked on gaming?

By Dawn1113
Apr 7, 2012
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  1. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Booster Posts: 249   +45

    I love sonic, but it was not my first game.
  2. Redmond

    Redmond TS Rookie

    Super Mario, on PC Starcraft 1.
  3. McNasty

    McNasty TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Legend of Zelda for NES.
  4. milespower

    milespower TS Member Posts: 43

    Of course, I said that referring to the thread's title. Saying that Mario Bros. was addicting and not referring Sonic is, atleast here in Europe, a blasphemy (Sega was A LOT more famous in Europe than Nintendo back then). But, since the forum is American, as well as most of the members in the topic, I kinda understand. Altough Sega gained significant market in the US as well. But I'm going offtopic now.
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,307   +265

    Yeah - I remember the popularity of Sega being much higher in Europe. The system didn't really show any dominance in the US till all the sports titles hit and then the Mortal Kombat games being less censored. I also think you might be surprised by how many of our members are European or in Europe.
  6. NJinvincible

    NJinvincible TS Rookie

    First Desperados: Wanted dead or alive then AoE 2. AoE is still my fav game.
  7. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,359   +449 Staff Member

    Command & Conquer
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,434   +218

    Probably Tomb Raider followed by Homeworld.
  9. mglucas

    mglucas TS Member

    Dune II - The Building of a Dynasty, best gamer ever and ever!
  10. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 375   +64

    I played a lot of Tomb Raider on Playstation. Early on, I remember there was a rumor -- a gag, I think -- about some kind of "Lara Croft Nude Cheat." My two older brothers stayed up one night trying to manage the complicated combination of moves. They later told me they eventually got it -- but there was no naked Lara to reward their efforts.

    They say she exploded or something.

    Looking back now, I doubt any of that was true. :D
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  11. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Maniac Posts: 631   +14

    Now this is a classic...I remember the good old days...first game that I got addicted to was Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) :D
     
  12. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,434   +218

    Mine was Tomb Raider: Revelations on the PC. At the time I was too new to PC gaming to know anything about cheats.
  13. DamianN7

    DamianN7 TS Member Posts: 24

    Mine was Tetris and 1942 :) Then came supermario. Thats was on Nintendo and atari systems. My first PC game has to be starcraft and civilization.
  14. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Maniac Posts: 631   +14

    Oh and also just to add the first PC game that I became addicted to... Codename Eagle
  15. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,307   +265

    If we're tossing in PC games I'd have to say probably Kings Quest, Space Quest, MechWarrior, A-10 Tank Killer and Leisure Suit Larry.
  16. jtobscure

    jtobscure TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Space Invaders. And I played Pong, too.
  17. nazartp

    nazartp TS Enthusiast Posts: 203   +10

    Elite. Way back in the 80's when 64kByte of RAM was enough.
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  18. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Booster Posts: 249   +45

    Ninja Gaiden
  19. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Addict Posts: 414   +112

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  20. OortCloud

    OortCloud TS Rookie Posts: 34

    I played arcade games and games on the Atari, but it was Elite on the BBC micro for me that first really showed that games could be more than simple fare.
  21. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 238   +17

    The first game was hangman on my Apple 2 plus. My neighbour worked for IBM as a programmer and taught me basic language and how to program this game.
  22. Imst1

    Imst1 TS Rookie

    I got really hooked on Counter Strike, I remember joining tournaments and such just to play with different players near our area.
  23. arfmaster

    arfmaster TS Rookie

    Super Mario Bros, Contra and Gradius. Those memories w/ my bro playing especially on Contra
  24. Lyle K

    Lyle K TS Rookie

    Here's a blast from waaaaaaaay back!
    And probably dates me!
    ZORK!
  25. DADEO1

    DADEO1 TS Rookie

    The Intellivision by Mattel. That baseball game, oh that baseball game. We had games going on with the stereo blasting in smoke filled rooms for hours. (a couple times for days) I still have mine stored away. The other one we got a kick out of was a quarter mile drag racing game on the Atari.


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