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« on: October 10, 2005, 06:45:25 PM »

What was the first console title you ever played?  Think old school folks...
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2005, 06:48:18 PM »

Pong, for teh win!
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2005, 06:50:23 PM »

yup pyperkub beat me to it by about 10 seconds... i think im gonna hafta go with pong

though my memory is funny because i was like what? 3 at the time?
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2005, 06:56:06 PM »

Geez... uh... the people across the street had an Atari, but I don't know what game it was that I played.  It may have been Frogger?

The first console game I played and actually owned was Duck Hunt!
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2005, 06:58:28 PM »

Pong.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2005, 07:17:05 PM »

I dont know what the game was, but it was on one of the early Intellivisions.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2005, 07:17:45 PM »

Frogger or maybe even E.T.  Or perhaps Strawberry Shortcake.  Don't remember which game we had first...
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2005, 07:18:22 PM »

Phantasy Star II
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2005, 07:27:22 PM »

Combat for the atari, still love that game

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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2005, 07:33:21 PM »

ditto on Pong, here.  But I only played it once  smirk

After that it was Combat for Atari (or whatever that first pack-in for the 2600 was)
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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2005, 07:37:14 PM »

Strawberry Shortcake on the Atari.  It sucked.
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2005, 07:41:57 PM »

We had an Atari 2600 and a bunch of games: Pac-Man, Asteroids, heck I don't know.

I sold the whole setup to Laner awhile back.

Hey Laner - what games did I play when I was a kid?   biggrin
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2005, 07:42:41 PM »

Pong on the Telstar
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2005, 07:56:44 PM »

Well, I had an Atari 2600 as my first home console. While I owned quite a few titles, I don't remember which one was my first. Lots of good memories though.
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2005, 08:12:12 PM »

I think it was "Pitfall" on the Intellivision.
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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2005, 08:50:00 PM »

Mario

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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2005, 09:00:01 PM »

My first console gaming experience was over at John Arnett's house. The lucky bastage had a 2600 before anyone else.  So I spent lots of time playing before and after my piano lessons there - I remember, Space Invaders, Combat, Basketball, and Superman particularly...

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I sold the whole setup to Laner awhile back.

Hey Laner - what games did I play when I was a kid?


IIRC, a lot of the pre-Space Invaders Atari games... Outlaw, Hangman, Othello, 3-D Tic Tac Toe; and the typical arcade ports - like you said, Pac-Man, Asteroids, etc.  biggrin
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2005, 09:32:54 PM »

No idea - My brother had an Atari.  I played a lot of games on it.  I don't remember what kind of Atari it was, but it had a tape drive attached to it.

The three games I remember playing most clearly are Escape from Epsilon, Pole Position, and BoulderDash.  

I first played the original Super Mario Bros on NES at a babysitter's house.  I remember having the WORST time getting past that first Goomba.
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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2005, 09:36:25 PM »

I'm guessing it had to be Combat on the 2600...
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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2005, 09:39:34 PM »

my first was Pong...on one of these, an APF TV-Fun...

i still have it in my closet and it works great Cool

as for consoles that play something other than Pong, my first was something on an Atari 2600...probably either Asteroids or Combat.  my first NES game was Slalom...not the greatest, but quickly followed by a little SMB.
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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2005, 09:42:40 PM »

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 That's funny!  The first at-home console game I ever played is what came with the NES - Mario Bros.  But I'm not a "youngin", just got a late start.  I sucked at it, laughed hysterically at first, but eventually hated the constantly falling, croaking, etc.  and starting over again.  

However, the next game was The Legend of Zelda... and the rest is history! Tongue
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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2005, 09:44:56 PM »

Some baseball game on the Atari.  Thank GOD it was Mario on the NES a few years after that!
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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2005, 09:53:54 PM »

It was either Pong or War on my neighbor's Atari 2600.
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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2005, 10:09:29 PM »

Pac Man on Atari 2600
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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2005, 10:10:23 PM »

Not including Pong at my local Sears, Space Wars on the original Atari 2600 somewhere around 1976 I believe.

My brother and I got the Atari 2600 as a Christmas gift in 1976 ( I think )
We also got 6 games as gifts. I think one was Football, Combat, Space War, the racing Game that had its own controllers, and two others.
One I think was Baseball.
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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2005, 10:11:18 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2005, 10:48:17 PM »

Temple of Aphai for the Commodore 64.
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« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2005, 10:56:44 PM »

Chopper command for the 2600 is the first one I can remember.
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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2005, 11:31:44 PM »

Atari(first system) - Football, possibly Madden? - Then of course Pong.
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« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2005, 11:55:09 PM »

Pong on a very expensive Radio Shack brand 'home entertainment system' that contained pong, hockey (pong w/ 2 paddles on each side), and a light gun shooting game.  Not an official console, but still the first game I had ever played on a TV.

A few months later the Atari 2600 came out and I got to play Space Invaders... I was sure gaming wouldn't get any better than that moment.  Until I got an Intellivision that is smile
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« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2005, 12:06:12 AM »

First console game:

Atari 2600 - Adventure
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« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2005, 12:37:44 AM »

Combat or Space Invaders on the Atari 2600 I reckon.  LOTS of fond memories with the 2600.
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« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2005, 01:30:55 AM »

The first I can remember is The Smurfs for the Colecovision.  I know we had an Atari, but I don't remember playing anything on it.
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« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2005, 02:11:17 PM »

Atari 2600

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« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2005, 06:35:13 PM »

Adventure on the Atari 2600

Followed by Raiders of the Lost Ark.


I also recall some game that was released as a part of a contest of some kind....   I think they released 3 carts or something that had stuff you had to do in order to win the contest.    I can't remember what that was though...

Then we got the beloved Intellivision and Sea Battle was where it was at!
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« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2005, 06:52:16 PM »

Well I can't recall for sure but I'm guessing the first console game was Atari 2600 Adventure. JC Penny (or Sears maybe?) had Atari 2600 booths set up where you could play a variety of 2600 games. I'm pretty sure out of all of them Adventure was the first one I got to play.

Spent a lot of time in that department store. And was thrilled when other department stored started doing the same over the years. Can recall a record store that had the Atari 2600 version of Empire Strikes Back up that was coveted by every kid.

Then a G. Fox store had a bunch of computer and video games set up on their third floor which was a gold mine for me since most kids didn't travel up there so had gotten to play a lot of Activision games without inturruption and checked out some of the weirder consoles like the Odysee.

Good times.
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« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2005, 07:11:16 PM »

Djungel Jim on a atari something. My parents bought it against me and my brothers will :lol:  

We changed our minds pretty fast though biggrin
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