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Mario on the Nes :)
I honestly don't know. When I was about two years old, the family had a Commodore 64 and a few floppy disks with a good dozen or two games on each. So, I'm sure it was one of those, but hell if I know what the actual game was. The ones I remember are Alice in Wonderland and a couple of Batman and X-Men games. Oh, also this Black Hole game that was basically a variant of Pong.

Console-wise, definitely Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt cart.
Super Mario Bros 1 on the NES.

I was around 6-7.

By today's standard, I was probably a late entrant.

Now, I see kids that are a bit pass the toddler stage play video games.

I've always wondered what difference it would make in terms of cognitive development.
Post edited March 23, 2013 by Magnitus
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Licurg: It was a game with an archer on one side of the screen, and you had to shoot arrows at stuff that came from the other side of the screen. I'm pretty sure it was called "Bows & Arrows" but I can't say for sure. Played it first in 1995.
Was it this game? Used to play it as a kid as well on my dad's computer, along with a game called "bangbang.exe"
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X3R022: Actually the game was called Sopwith. My mistake. :D
Sopwith was my first as well :D
1989, Game Boy, Super Mario Land
1992, PC, Rodent's Revenge
Donkey Kong.
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X3R022: Actually the game was called Sopwith. My mistake. :D
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Adzeth: Sopwith was my first as well :D
Heck yes! I knew there had to be someone else out there. =D My brothers and I used to play that game. One controlling "x" and "z" and the other controlling "." and "/" and the spacebar. Good times.
The Galactic Plague - AMSTRAD CPC
I am certain that I've played games before the one I'm about to mention, but my earliest gaming memories are quite hazy and I didn't play any games prior to this one to any significant degree.

Anyway, back when my parents bought the first computer I ever used (we actually had a Commodore years before that, but I was very little at the time and I only recall watching my brothers play games on it), I borrowed a PC game from a friend of mine which I already saw at his house. It was called Croc: Legend of the Gobbos.

Today, the game wouldn't be considered anything special; it's a typical 3D platformer with all the inherent problems games of that genre suffer from. But as a kid, I still managed to draw some enjoyment from it.

I wonder if we will ever see the Croc games (or any other Fox Interactive games, for that matter) on GOG. I would be happy to buy and play them (again, in the first one's case) for their amazing soundtracks alone.
Well, the first system for gaming my family ever had was the Atari 2600, it's been there as long as I can remember (I think my brother got it for Christmas when I was two years old, perhaps even younger) so the first game I ever touched must have been one from the famous "32 games in 1" cartridge that was included with the Atari 2600.
Pong. I do remember some all-night Bard's Tale sessions much later on. What came in between those two though... no idea.
Absolute first, and in fact my earliest memory, was Thomas The Tank Engine on ZX Spectrum.
Don't judge, I was only three at the time. Plus I graduated quickly to the ZXS version of Shinobi.
Sim City on the Apple II. However, this was at school, so I was only allowed five minutes before the teacher's rules forced me to "share". That's hardly enough time to activate every single disaster. :(

Not long after I got to play the first Super Mario Bros on my neighbour's NES. She also had Tetris, but aside from having my mind blown at the ending screen I don't remember playing it.
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Licurg: It was a game with an archer on one side of the screen, and you had to shoot arrows at stuff that came from the other side of the screen. I'm pretty sure it was called "Bows & Arrows" but I can't say for sure. Played it first in 1995.
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441635: Was it this game? Used to play it as a kid as well on my dad's computer, along with a game called "bangbang.exe"
Yeah, that one :D