What was the first game you played?

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  1. Jarl Van Damme

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    I couldn't agree more!
     
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    Was either Number Munchers or Oregon Trail back in elementary school on an old Apple desktop.
     
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    @ChaosDecides: I've never heard of those, I'll check them out.
     
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    Number munchers is just a game to teach kids math, nothing exciting. Oregon Trail will have you pulling your hair out, it has a notorious reputation.

    Remember this was back in the late 80's so the games were pretty primative.
     
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    This classic masterpiece:

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    I played this thing more than every other game, and I'm proud of it.
     
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  6. Insidious Mental Pollution

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    I played this thing more than every other game, and I'm proud of it.
    While not my first, I sunk many hours into that too!

    My first?  Why, Pong! 

    (although I was more just playing with the controller than the game itself)
     
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    @ Dalph & Insidious Mental Pollution: Classics are amazing, they are like mentors that teach us so much about the "gameplay over graphics" concept. 
     
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    Totally this.  I would never argue that nostalgia factors heavily into how we see classics, but when you play a game that was legitimately great and break it down it's often very easy to pick out what made it addicting (the attention to detail, a certain reactivity, engagement, a certain 'flow').  Beautiful graphics are something to appreciate, but gameplay is absolutely king.

    My list of favorites is well represented by the old and the new.
     
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    Aladdin on the Sega Genesis, I loved it so much and I still do.
     
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    I always wanted to play that one, I had to settle for the SNES version, which wasn't half bad either.
     
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    First pc game and first game ever was the demo of Outlaws:

    My first console game was most likely sonic 1.
     
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    My first console game was most likely sonic 1.
    And yet another Sonic fan added to the list  :rock-right:
     
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    So many of you can remember. I can't remember the first game I played....it's been so long and I was so young.  >_>  It might've been a demo game that our Amiga 500+ came with, if only I can remember what they were....
     
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    First console game I played was the very first Mario game when I got the NES as a gift. I don't remember what the first game I played at the arcade was.
     
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    @ Druzzell: Oh no Druzzell, don't give in to the old man syndrome: "It is all so confusing... just resting my eyes... and remembering... it's all coming back to me..."  :p

    @ ChaosDecides: Mario and Sonic have initiated so many of us into games, it's like they were there, every step of the way during our childhood.
     
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    Castlevania for NES. Man, who would not like to smash Dracula in the face with an epic whip? 

    Since then, I always loved Castlevania. I've been playing some of its games until Castlevania Judgement. 
     
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    @ Julius Lioncourt: I wish they resurrected the old Castlevania series, those were the greatest games I've played in my life.
     
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    And eventually the unthinkable happened when you could play a Sonic game on a Nintendo console.
     
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    The first game I ever played was also my first rage-quit in history!

    It was The Empire Strikes Back, on Atari 2600...  I never wish to play that game, EVER AGAIN!  Haha!
     
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    I had a friend who tried to convince me that you could eventually defeat the AT-ATs and experience other parts of the movie.  How little we knew back in those days!

    Seeing Super Mario Bros. for the first time in arcades was such a treat (and a trip).  That machine devoured an endless stream of my quarters, it was so different from everything else at the time.  Sonic I got along with my Genesis, loved it, so addicting...  but I never was very good at it.  Actually, I REALLY sucked at it, lol, but the music and colorful graphics kept calling me back.
     
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