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...
Thomas we need to have a bong competition one day. I mean Pong!
Linda...I think it's pretty hard to find a Pong game anymore...that said...I totally accept your bong challenge!
We had one, but sold it on Ebay a few months ago! I wish Docmo would have posted this question sooner!
I'm old, too. Donkey Kong on the original Atari, oh, about the mid-80's I'd guess.
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.
My first game was Pokemon! Never will I not be a Pokemon fanatic!
The fist video game was Pac-Man and I also enjoyed it as an arcade game.
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!!!
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?!
Awesome - I remember writing one on BASIC. - not too dissimilar to yours on an old IBM. Unix console. The sense of achievement was amazing!
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.
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!
I am trying to remember and I narrow it down to Ms Pacman or Centerpide
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.
Ghostbusters on the Commodore 64....................................
Nintendo 64. I don't even remember the games that I first played. The earliest I remember was duck hunt. Loved it ever since!
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.
My first was Pong. I remember thinking "This will never catch on"! Boy was I wrong.
Super Mario on Nintendo..and I loved it..however I never owned a video game before..I always played with my family and friends.
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.
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.
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.
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..!
One of my favorite video games of all times is Pac Man. I remember playing it on my Atari. Great memories!,
Pong on the Magnavox Odeyssey! It was amazing! I couldn't believe I could control a stick on the TV! LOL!
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.
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 :-)
Sonic the Hedgehog, Duck Hunt, and Super Mario Bros were the first games I remember playing
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