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First video game you ever owned?

  1. BfoBarney profile image60
    BfoBarneyposted 5 years ago

    I am not asking the first video game you ever played, instead the first YOU ever owned and played.

    For me it was Tomb Raider (1996).

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      zEric7xposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The game system I owned myself was the original PlayStation. the first game I remember owning was Spyro the dragon.

    2. SherryDigital profile image60
      SherryDigitalposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Mario Paint!

    3. dungeonraider profile image83
      dungeonraiderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Alpine Skiing on the Odyssey2 game console.  My friends all had Atari sad

    4. Greekgeek profile image96
      Greekgeekposted 4 years ago in reply to this


      Followed by Choplifter (1982) for the Apple ][+.

      I loved Brøderbund games.

    5. PenHitsTheFan profile image81
      PenHitsTheFanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Pong, but way after it was cool and way before it was cool again.

    6. Ironman1992 profile image60
      Ironman1992posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think it was super mario on the 64.

    7. Anurag2008 profile image88
      Anurag2008posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Delta Force 2.

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      Lybrahposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Kings Quest was so much fun!  So were the winter olympics.  I had such an old school computer--Atari ST I think it was called.

    9. Stevennix2001 profile image81
      Stevennix2001posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      the original super mario bros that my parents bought me when i was a child.  However, the first video game I actually bought for myself was Final Fantasy VII.

  2. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    Mine was Mario Brothers

  3. Max Dalton profile image80
    Max Daltonposted 5 years ago

    Super Mario Bros.

  4. kids-toy-box profile image52
    kids-toy-boxposted 5 years ago

    Tomb Raider in 2001! I got it free with my very first mobile phone--the Ericson T20.

    1. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this


  5. SimeyC profile image88
    SimeyCposted 5 years ago

    OMG I am old - the first game I ever owned was Pong. It was a self contained console with two controllers and four varieties of the pong game.

    1. BfoBarney profile image60
      BfoBarneyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Being old however is not a bad thing! You were able to witness the birth of many gaming technologies and platforms, I envy you really.

    2. Kris Heeter profile image86
      Kris Heeterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm with ya - mine was Pong.  I could sit there and play for hours - what a novelty it was back then!

    3. helmutbiscut profile image76
      helmutbiscutposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Mine was Pong too!  Loved my Atari!  My dad and I would sit and play for hours!

    4. Reality Bytes profile image94
      Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I had the same console. smile

  6. Matt in Jax profile image80
    Matt in Jaxposted 5 years ago

    Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt when I bought the original Nintendo. Definitely an amazing time. I miss that orange gun with the loudest spring trigger I've ever heard.

  7. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    We only had a PC when I was growing up (starting at about age 10), so my first video game was Dig Dug. Followed by Commander Keen and Crystal Caves (gotta love Shareware)!

  8. Winterfate profile image98
    Winterfateposted 5 years ago

    4D Boxing for the PC, followed closely by Legend of Kyrandia, also for the PC. smile

  9. Greek One profile image81
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago


  10. Greek One profile image81
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    second game...


  11. Diane Inside profile image86
    Diane Insideposted 5 years ago



  12. Gatti profile image82
    Gattiposted 5 years ago

    I believe my first game was either Diddy Kong Racing or Zelda Orcarina of Time can't remember thatt far back to be sure which was first.

  13. CyclingFitness profile image91
    CyclingFitnessposted 5 years ago

    Not sure if I had Streets of Rage or the Original Fifa Soccer first. Both were fantastic games for the Mega Drive

  14. AshtonFirefly profile image82
    AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago

    Winner's Circle: Horse Competition

    starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

    I was like 12.

  15. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    We were lucky, a friend of our parents owned all the rental 'video games' on the island (here in Guernsey). These were the type you used to put 10p in to play them and they were common place in bars, arcades and hotels. This friend first loaned/gave us a proper 'tabletop' version of 'Asteroids', hence I became brilliant at it because we had it for months and never needed to put any money into it, and then later he swapped it for us so we could have PacMan instead (I also got very good at this). Ultimately the PacMan tabletop 'died', and the friend gave us permission to donate it to a local charity in case they could fix and sell it. No idea if they did or not! Essentially we 'owned' both games at the point we had them as he would never have asked for them back.

  16. David 470 profile image87
    David 470posted 5 years ago

    I believe it was Sonic 2 for SEGA Genesis or one of the other sonics...

    You say you played Tomb Raider? Tomb Raider was also one of my early childhood games. I love that game and still play the new ones, however, Tomb Raider is not as popular like it was in the 1990's sad

    There are restarting the whole Tomb Raider franchise now.

  17. jonsswagger1978 profile image60
    jonsswagger1978posted 5 years ago

    Pitfall on the atari 2600 was my first game ever.

  18. ttocs profile image95
    ttocsposted 5 years ago

    Pokemon Yellow smile

    1. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Great game back in the day -- need to catch up with all the new pokemons. Heartgold and black etc..

  19. JBBlack profile image60
    JBBlackposted 5 years ago


  20. Chaotic Chica profile image83
    Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago

    The first game I ever owned was for the black and white Nintendo GameBoy (I got it after the color versions came out thus making it affordable) and that was Zelda.  I wouldn't own another system until two years ago when I agreed to get the Wii (ironically another Nintendo system).

  21. amberlewis profile image60
    amberlewisposted 5 years ago

    The first game i ever owned is The Sudden attack. Its a shooting game. i love to play it.After this game in  2011 i didn't purchase any other game.But i think i purchase a new game for my palystation 3 soon.

  22. videogameviking profile image90
    videogamevikingposted 5 years ago

    Pac-Man for Atari

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    A Forest Storyposted 5 years ago

    Ico for the PS2

  24. Midasfx profile image63
    Midasfxposted 5 years ago

    Final Fantasy 1987 for Nintendo

    I still play it to this day. ^_^

  25. jcmayer777 profile image78
    jcmayer777posted 5 years ago

    I'm pretty sure it was megamania for the old Atari system.  That or Pitfall.

  26. Johnjfernando profile image60
    Johnjfernandoposted 5 years ago

    My first game was Super Mario World 2 & 3 for the first Nintendo.

  27. heatblast92 profile image85
    heatblast92posted 5 years ago

    Pokemon Red, when I was twelve

  28. meldora profile image59
    meldoraposted 5 years ago


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    WhoBeYouBeposted 5 years ago

    Pong, on Atari?... something like that

  30. Dallas Matier profile image88
    Dallas Matierposted 4 years ago

    Atari 2600. My first game was actually 100 or so games in a single cartridge - all of them kind of rubbish.

  31. Shanna11 profile image92
    Shanna11posted 4 years ago

    Kingdom Hearts on PS2.

    But then again, I run on the young end of the spectrum here....

  32. Al Shield profile image77
    Al Shieldposted 4 years ago

    Alex Kidd - the built in game on the Sega Master System 2.

    Never got around to finishing it though...

  33. prowlingginger profile image60
    prowlinggingerposted 4 years ago

    Frogger on Atari

  34. prowlingginger profile image60
    prowlinggingerposted 4 years ago

    Frogger on Atari

  35. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Pong that you hooked up to the TV set.

    1. SimeyC profile image88
      SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That's what I'm talking about! I had exactly the same thing as my first video game!!!

  36. Kalux profile image90
    Kaluxposted 4 years ago

    Atari! Warlords. I would love to play an Atari now.

  37. Gatti profile image82
    Gattiposted 4 years ago

    Command and Conquer Red Alert!  It was an amazing video game.

  38. CornrowJezus profile image60
    CornrowJezusposted 4 years ago

    Super Mario for NES

  39. JKenny profile image93
    JKennyposted 4 years ago

    Space Harrier on the Sega Master System.

  40. sabrebIade profile image84
    sabrebIadeposted 4 years ago

    Super Mario World (1990)

  41. Galaxies profile image60
    Galaxiesposted 4 years ago

    Super Mario Bro.//Duck Hunt
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 <~epic

    had to put both smile

  42. hildred profile image93
    hildredposted 4 years ago

    I honestly can't remember which SNES game was our first/we got with system when we bought it. Maybe Ken Griffy Jr. Homerun Derby? I do know we've had Tetris Attacks (the Mario one) for what seemed eons.

  43. InsomniacZombie profile image59
    InsomniacZombieposted 4 years ago


    1. dungeonraider profile image83
      dungeonraiderposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Still looks like one of the great things of all-time man has ever created.

  44. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 4 years ago

    Atari - Wizball.

    I wish someone would bring a version of it out again - I loved that game.

    Edit: it wasn't an Atari - it was a Commodore 64. It used to take half an hour just to load the game!

  45. truebluewriter profile image75
    truebluewriterposted 4 years ago

    lol i think mine was the war chess game that had to be loaded on DOS. I needed a couple of floppys for that one.

    1. truebluewriter profile image75
      truebluewriterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      if were talking about console games tho then prolly a mario game or pac man

  46. Mr Pud profile image60
    Mr Pudposted 4 years ago

    Crash Bandicoot. Great game haha.

  47. Jonathan Janco profile image81
    Jonathan Jancoposted 4 years ago

    Atari Space Invaders for me too. But once I got Super Breakout it was all over.

  48. warchild75 profile image46
    warchild75posted 4 years ago

    Mine was chuckie egg on the zx spectrum, Legend of a game, showing my age though I guess, after that it was the great game Bruce Lee!.

    1. SimeyC profile image88
      SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wow what a blast from the past! I forgot all about this game!

  49. shin_rocka04 profile image56
    shin_rocka04posted 4 years ago

    I was 4 years old. We had just gotten the NES. My first game was Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt. Good times.

  50. FF Commish profile image78
    FF Commishposted 4 years ago

    This is a GREAT thread for nostalgia!!