First Video Game Console?
I remember it like it was yesterday as my first video game console was back in 1992 and it was a Sega Genesis that included the video game, Sonic The Hedgehog 2. Played it like there was no tomorrow when I was a kid
My first game console was a Game Gear, which I also loved playing Sonic the Hedgehog on and some other games.
Wow.....I must be getting old.....my first was an Atari........then followed by an Intelivision system.
I've seen em all, from my mother's original Pong system through the Atari/Colecovision era, through the first home arcade mini-boxes (we had both Donkey Kong and Pac-Man), through the NES/Genisis revival, through the SNES/Turbographix 16/Sega-CD systems of the 16-bit era, through the 32- and 64-bit battles when Sony first came into the fray after they tried to take over Nintendo, all the way until now...which is when I've taken a huge leave from videogames almost entirely because they've all gone the way of the dodo...so sad...
- Christopher Dapo (an original "Wizard")
Family had an Atari 2600 that we picked up from somewhere, a garage sale perhaps? Had Defender, Missile Command, Pac-Man, Space Invaders.
Honestly though, It wasn't until The NES that I really got into video games.
My first console was the Odyssey. It wasn't terribly popular, but I remember enjoying it. I can't remember the name of any of the games, but I know there was a racing game and one that had a guy with a pick ax. After that I think we got the NES.
Hard to say... I think it was the NES system. The game that stands out as first is the original Super Mario Bros. for that system followed by the original Zelda.
My first was a Radio Shack Pong console, I think from about 1976. I've never been able to find another one like it on the web, but I remember it had two sliders built into the main console. Tennis, Hockey, Handball, and Practice. That got old quick.
Then, for a couple of years I would tag along every time my mother went to a department store so I could wait my turn to play Combat on the Atari 2600 they all had on display. When they came down to $130, I bought one. $30 a cartridge, and I was making $1.85/hour working at the local drugstore. 1980, I think.
I used college as an excuse to buy a Commodore 64, so I could write papers on it. In 1984, that was $200 at Target. The required 5.25" floppy drive was also $200, and finally, the printer was $200. That was a lot of dough for a student to fork out back then. I might have used it for two papers. But the games were pretty good.
I didn't get another console until my rich brother-in-law bought me a PlayStation for a gift. Then a PS2, then a Wii for my own kids. That covers 36 years of gaming.
Great question man...brings back so many good memories. My first, and still my most favorite console ever, is the NES.
Same here! Well, for me it was in 1998 at five years old. But the Sega Genesis and "Sonic The Hedgehog 2" were my first console and game. I've been a die-hard "Sonic" fan since.
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