What's the very first video game you ever played?

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  1. Docmo profile image90
    Docmoposted 11 years ago

    What's the very first video game you ever played?

    Whatever our age, millions of us play video games in their various forms, on various platforms. What was the very first video game that you ever played- on what platform ( PC/ Nintendo/ XBox/ Playstation/ SmartPhone or was it one of the older generation consoles...


  2. ThoughtSandwiches profile image76
    ThoughtSandwichesposted 11 years ago

    Yeah...that would have been Pong.  I'm old.

    1. Sunshine625 profile image87
      Sunshine625posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thomas we need to have a bong competition one day. I mean Pong!smile

    2. ThoughtSandwiches profile image76
      ThoughtSandwichesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Linda...I think it's pretty hard to find a Pong game anymore...that said...I totally accept your bong challenge!

    3. Sunshine625 profile image87
      Sunshine625posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      We had one, but sold it on Ebay a few months ago! I wish Docmo would have posted this question sooner!

  3. Georgie Lowery profile image91
    Georgie Loweryposted 11 years ago

    I'm old, too. Donkey Kong on the original Atari, oh, about the mid-80's I'd guess.

  4. Sunshine625 profile image87
    Sunshine625posted 11 years ago

    Mine was Pong also! I'm old like Thomas smile

  5. heatherleex profile image60
    heatherleexposted 11 years ago

    I've played a bunch of video games on many platforms since I was old enough to use a joystick and pull a trigger.

    I think Pong was one of my first games, but it was my parent's Atari of course--seeing as how such games were out before I was!  I also remember playing way too much Duck Hunt on Nintendo when I was younger.

  6. profile image0
    KDuBarry03posted 11 years ago

    My first game was Pokemon! Never will I not be a Pokemon fanatic!

    1. Docmo profile image90
      Docmoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Just exactly how young are you, Keith? Lol

    2. profile image0
      KDuBarry03posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'm only 20 years old lol. Grew up with pokemon!

  7. flashmakeit profile image60
    flashmakeitposted 11 years ago

    The fist video game was Pac-Man and I also enjoyed it as an arcade game.

  8. Nexis19 profile image60
    Nexis19posted 11 years ago

    Resident Evil. It was that feeling of helplessness I felt when i was in a hallway with one bullet and two zombies to deal with. The horror!!!

  9. MickeySr profile image78
    MickeySrposted 11 years ago

    Way, way back at the beginning of home computers, I had a Texas Instruments console that you connected to the tv for a monitor . . . I was the only person I knew who had any manner of computer at home. I got a book on BASIC (an ancient computer language) well before anyone came-up with GUI shells and you actually had to know a computer language to make it do anything, and I wrote a little program for my kinds to practice their arithmetic.

    It would ask randomly generated addition and subtraction problems . . . if your answer was incorrect it would say 'sorry, please try again' and if your answer was correct it said 'good girl Sarah' or (Natalie whoever logged on). It was the 1st and easily the crappiest 'game' I ever played. 

    . . . yikes, so, what am I, 100 years old?!

    1. Docmo profile image90
      Docmoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome - I remember writing one on BASIC. - not too dissimilar to yours on an old IBM. Unix console. The sense of achievement was amazing!

    2. MickeySr profile image78
      MickeySrposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes Docmo - this was all very new technology and most folks assumed they would never have their own computer, in their house, so, being a high school dropout, I was quite pleased with myself . . . though, friends thought I must certainly be a genius.

    3. Greekgeek profile image80
      Greekgeekposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      i programmed a fair number of BASIC games. Did you ever try your hand at creating tge classic Lunar Lander game? There was code for it floating around some early home computer mags.

      But the first games i programmed were low-Res graphics!

  10. jeolmoz2 profile image56
    jeolmoz2posted 11 years ago

    I am trying to remember and I narrow it down to Ms Pacman or Centerpide

    1. Sunshine625 profile image87
      Sunshine625posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Centipede will always be my favorite video game, followed very closely by Tetris.

  11. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    Donkey Kong on the Coleco Adam computer using a small black and white TV as a monitor.  I love that game and the computer.  Then the next was Mario on the first Nintendo.

    1. Docmo profile image90
      Docmoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      My first 'proper' platform game was Mario on the Nintendo too!

  12. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 11 years ago

    Ghostbusters on the Commodore 64....................................

  13. lburmaster profile image74
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    Nintendo 64. I don't even remember the games that I first played. The earliest I remember was duck hunt. Loved it ever since!

  14. TheSingularity profile image60
    TheSingularityposted 11 years ago

    My experience with video games was Mario Paint for Super NES. That was the one that used a mouse rather than the traditional SNES controller. I was 5, and my grandfather got me the console for Christmas, '92. He passed away before he could give it to me. Even being so young, it felt very special to receive something special from him after he was gone. That system sparked my interest in technology and creativity, and my memories of that holiday are very fond.

  15. securityproducts3 profile image42
    securityproducts3posted 11 years ago

    I think mine was Sonic! man those were the days.

  16. Blond Logic profile image92
    Blond Logicposted 11 years ago

    My first was  Pong. I remember thinking "This will never catch on"! Boy was I wrong.

  17. mismazda profile image59
    mismazdaposted 11 years ago

    Super Mario on Nintendo..and I loved it..however I never owned a video game before..I always played with my family and friends.

  18. profile image54
    gautams1posted 11 years ago

    The first game that I ever played was Pac-Man. My parents were hooked on the game when I was young. They bought an Atari and we had Pac-Man competition. Great question, brings back memories.

  19. teddi6 profile image61
    teddi6posted 11 years ago

    My very first was Pong, on the old Atari system.  When it froze my brother and I knew exactly what to do to "re-set" it, this was before there was a such animal as a re-set switch.
         Oh, and mustn't forget about blowing into the open end of the cartridge to "blow the dust out" -  which actually worked.

  20. eternals3ptember profile image61
    eternals3ptemberposted 11 years ago

    Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past on the Super NES

  21. Greekgeek profile image80
    Greekgeekposted 11 years ago

    A Pong clone. Yes, video games got mimicked even back then!

    Also the games on my beloved Merlin, but I'm not sure if that counts.

  22. profile image0
    CatsPageposted 11 years ago

    The very first video game that I played was "Space Invaders" on Atari.   I loved it.!  I think it is probably one of the best games ever created..!

  23. profile image52
    Airam72posted 11 years ago

    One of my favorite video games of all times is Pac Man. I remember playing it on my Atari. Great memories!,

  24. swainstyle profile image59
    swainstyleposted 11 years ago

    Pong on the Magnavox Odeyssey! It was amazing! I couldn't believe I could control a stick on the TV! LOL!

  25. tipstoretireearly profile image80
    tipstoretireearlyposted 11 years ago

    I'd have to say Pong, which was played on a TV.  It was amazing at the time.  It was actually more fun to play than many of today's video games even though it was so much less complicated.

  26. victoria1800 profile image72
    victoria1800posted 8 years ago

    The first video games I remember playing was chucky egg, I loved that game. I also remember a Daly Thompson game where you had to keep shaking the joystick to make your player run a race etc.
    Both games were on the Spectrum Amstrad, they don't make them like that anymore :-)

  27. Angel Guzman profile image78
    Angel Guzmanposted 6 years ago

    Sonic the Hedgehog, Duck Hunt, and Super Mario Bros were the first games I remember playing smile


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