Weekend Open Forum: What's the first video game you ever played, and on what platform?

By Jos ยท 125 replies
May 21, 2010
  1. nestorius

    nestorius TS Enthusiast Posts: 34   +6

    Space Invaders on the Trash 80 model 1 during 1975,76 but I also dearly loved Adventure, Hunt the Wampus and Hammurabi. Those were the days. My monitor was an old TV set with the video output from the computer kluged into the video in of the B&W 12" TV. I think the mass storage was a Radio Shack tape recorder with a slight modification that allowed me to save and load programs. The computer had 64K of dynamic RAM to execute the programs that were written in Basic.
  2. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    First game I ever played was Super Mario Brothers at a friends house and it was awesome. First game I owned was Tetris when I got a Gameboy which I still have. I always messed around with computers since my parents owned one but my real interests started with some fighter jet simulator, and eventually took off when I discovered an RTS called C&C =D, and haven't turned back since.
  3. arkantos

    arkantos TS Member Posts: 46

    Super Mario 3 on Family Computer triggered me into gaming. But it was Game N' Watch with the Fireman-like kind of game that I first played.
  4. The FIRST video game I played was PONG in a pizza parlor in 1977. We thought it was the coolest thing in the world (what did we know....I was only 16 at the time).
  5. Super Mario Brothers on SNES, i guess after that, Mortal Kombat 2 on the SEGA Genesis...
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Arcade table console....Space Invaders/Galaxian, then Missile Command when the trackball tables came out.
  7. Pong on a Coleco Telstar, I think they called it Tennis, back in 1976. Later I played Space Invaders and Asteroids at a local bowling alley, before moving up to a Magnavox Odyssey2 (around 1980?) and playing sports games like Football and Baseball. Ah, the good old days...
  8. techtonic

    techtonic TS Rookie

    Super mario.......In a SEGA console....
  9. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Guru Posts: 271

    Hangman program that I had to write (code) to execute...then PONG next ( was so much easier to play with friends who couldn't, do code! ) on Commodore 64 with tape back-up. Out Run (driving game) Missile Command, Battle Zone, Mr Dig, Meteors \ Asteroids, on a "FOX machine" ( AMSTRAD copy ) a 3 inch floppy made Game Loading "simply futuristic". Gauntlet and Parsec when the mono-chrome screen got upgraded. My paper route "wage" spent when I started playing the arcade games eg. Speed Freak http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racing_video_game#Arcade_racing_games_timeline. And stopped playing Arcade Style games when Frogger- rip off came out and my "Game and Watch" replaced the spend spend spend :)
  10. arkantos

    arkantos TS Member Posts: 46

    Super Mario 3 on Family Computer triggered me into gaming. But it was Game N' Watch with the Fireman-like kind of game that I first played.
  11. C-64 - It was probably Spy vs. Spy, Archon, Aztec Challenge, Boulder Dash, Pole Position, or Spy Hunter. I remember being so frustrated using the one button joystick that never seemed to move quick enough.
  12. Played Pong in 1973, It was a video game and console all in one. Very bacis but it was a video game
  13. Silence

    Silence TS Rookie

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on sega
  14. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,668   +988

    Hard to recall the exact game that was my first but I remember my first console, the Atari XL800 that used cartridges. I remember playing Pacman, Defender, Missile Command, Spy vs Spy, Karate, Enduro, among others.
  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

  16. Pac-Man on Atari. ^_^ I'm feeling the nostalgia.
  17. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Oh wow... It must have been ping pong back in the early 80's, on an old atari that is still up un my attic. My most memorable gaming was at the arcade, playing Joust.
  18. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    I meant "Pong". It's been a while :)
  19. Chase HQ on ZX Spectrum
  20. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    was way too long ago LOL ...

    it was in the late 80s, i don't remember the titles, i started with those handhelds, then had an Atari 2600 with 100s of games built-in.

    Yeah to the 1 that said Diablo II, i bow to your great taste LOL ;) ...

    I'm still playing it & need to find time to finish it (with LOD)

  21. Good Ol wolfenstein 3d and I logged some hours on it.
  22. pole position from the atari console back in the 80s. wasnt even 10 back then ><
  23. ahh yes... wolfenstein. the good old days with the good old graphics ;) wish i could go back to my youth play it on my old pc again *sigh*
  24. chaboi390

    chaboi390 TS Rookie Posts: 83

    My First game was a wonderful RTS and FPS game in one, i might check on that, any ways, my first game was "Machines Wired For War". And what an Enjoyment that was,

    Only if that game was recreated again, because win7 or vista can not support it anymore :( , But still, it logged my lots of hrs in my youth !!! :)
  25. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,957   +214

    Out Run on the Commodore 64 loaded by tape was probably one of the first, but it's difficult to remember :)
    Later on I had a Sega 8-bit system which I played amongst others Alex Kidd in Miracle World on
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