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. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +168

    Like many others, pong. On a dedicated home console.
  2. Abuse, on PC (Windows 95). Lots of Blood & Gore, and I was only 6! Man, I loved it... played it constantly... would do anything to fire that laser-rifle once more.
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    It was either Wolfenstein 3D where I would keep playing until I got motion sickness or Street Fighter II where I would keep playing until I got blisters on my thumbs.
  4. Dig Dug Version PC.

    1987, well is wonder years....

  5. Modena

    Modena TS Booster Posts: 143

    The first game I ever played was Super Mario Bros. I was 3 years old when I started playing.
  6. I don't know if it counts, but since I was a baby, my older brother had amiga with full plenty of games. Ocasionally I played on it since I was able to.

    Then was an pegasus era (I still don't know, what clone it was), but it was pretty short, and ended when first PC arrived to my home. I think the first computer video game which I played many hours and still remember (and still play from time to time) was Doom 2.

    That's my short story :p
  7. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 180

    We had one of the original PONG consoles. It had 2 dials and 2 switches to toggle between tennis and pong (although it was really the same game).

    Not too long after that though my parents gave me an Intellivision gaming console. Sigh. It was one of the best presents I ever received.
  8. mighty magus on CIP03
    (Z80 compatible)
  9. natefalk

    natefalk TS Rookie Posts: 78

    Black Cauldron on PC was the 1st game.

    Super Mario on NES was the first console game I played.
  10. cant remember which game but i know it was on the ps1
  11. Solaris on the Atari 2600. At 8 years old it was literally outerspace.
  12. Swanen

    Swanen TS Rookie

    Uncertain which game that was the first, but it was on a Commodore 64.
  13. It was Test Drive on c-64 :)
  14. whiteandnerdy

    whiteandnerdy TS Member Posts: 69

    pit-fall on Atari 2600. then i graduated to N64 after that caught on fire. first computer game was doom on a library computer in school
  15. Duke Nukem on PSX =)
  16. King's Quest I on a Zenith PC
  17. jterrero6755

    jterrero6755 TS Rookie

    Gyromite or Duck Hunt for NES

    cant remember which i played first
  18. First console game played: Beserk for Atari 2600 (first corridor shooter ever made)

    First handheld game played: Wrestlemania Tiger games handheld (really early 90's or late 80's)

    First arcade game ever played: either Galaga, Ghosts n Goblins, or Rolling Thunder (around 1984 I believe)

    First PC game ever played: Blakestone (early 90's)

    First owned console game played: Warhawk for PSX (wasn't allowed to own a console until I was like 15)

    First owned handheld game played: Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle for Gameboy (the original pea-green screen white brick) (early 90's)

    First owned PC game played: Sub-Space ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SubSpace_%28video_game%29 ) What a fun game this one was, wonder if the Euro servers are still up for this game? (1998 when I owned my first PC)
  19. I will always remember Dragon's Lair in the arcade... Don't think it was my first, but a favorite from childhood.
  20. Fire ant on the commodore +4
  21. Grimrocker

    Grimrocker TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Ironically when i first played Space invaders on an Atari back in the late 80s I actually hated it. Then a few years later I got hooked on to the original Prince on the PC and never looked back since then.
  22. Baldanders

    Baldanders TS Rookie

    Pong, on an original standalone machine in a mall arcade.
  23. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    Hero's quest (later became Quest for Glory) , Intel 286 :)
    Man that game was tricky.
    You had to enter commands to the guy on the screen by typing. Like:
    "take wallet"
  24. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    bru my mom used to spend her life playing Gold runner and Mappy (the original nintendo)

    I used to spend my life (after the [police, space, heroes] Quest series) playing Baldurs Gate, Dungeon Keeper and Halflife against my brothers.
  25. guylambert

    guylambert TS Rookie

    Snake, on a micro running CP/M
    Closely followed by Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
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