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Inspired by tinyE's comment on a different thread.

The first game I ever played was a very simple game called Red Baron. It was two dimensional and almost pointless, but my brothers and I still had tons of fun playing it.

EDIT: Actually the game was called Sopwith. My mistake. :D
Post edited March 23, 2013 by X3R022
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X3R022: Inspired by tinyE's comment on a different thread.

The first game I ever played was a very simple game called Red Baron. It was two dimensional and almost pointless, but my brothers and I still had tons of fun playing it.
It's here on GOG if you want to bring some nostalgia to your life :-)
I played my first games ever on an old Atari system. Speaking of PC, my first game ever was Prince of Persia, followed by SimCity. I was a 6-year-old kid who didn't know how to play city sims, so I just plopped down roads and airports randomly until I ran out of starting funds. :p And I could never beat the clock in Prince of Persia without cheat codes, but I had not problems finishing individual levels.
I'm not sure, but it was probably some Atari game..
Probably that one with the Eskimo and a polar bear... (Frostbite, maybe? I always forget that name... :P)
Post edited March 23, 2013 by Stooner
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X3R022: Inspired by tinyE's comment on a different thread.

The first game I ever played was a very simple game called Red Baron. It was two dimensional and almost pointless, but my brothers and I still had tons of fun playing it.

EDIT: Actually the game was called Sopwith. My mistake. :D
Super Mario Bros on the NES, in roughly 1988. I was born in 1983 so I must've been 4 or 5.

The game you mentioned made me think of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33K22THIgoo

Menfred Von Krashenberns Flying Circus
I think it was Q-bert on a small and cheap 1-game handheld somewhere in the 1st half of the 80s.
can't remember but I can almost guarantee it would be a Commodore 64 game
Sonic 1 on the mega drive back in 1992
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.
Post edited March 23, 2013 by Licurg
its grand prix 2 from microprose
Dino Wars on the TRS-80 Color Computer, I think.


I remember Sopwith, that was a fun game.
Probably not exact, but the first one I have any memory of playing was Adventure on the Atari 2600.
I am not sure where to draw the line, but the first electronic home video game I remember seeing was Pong, at my cousin's home. I was a very small kid back then, but I was very envious to my cousin.

I think the first electronic arcade coin op I saw was Space Invaders, which was a magical experience. I was too young to play it, but just watching others play it was enough for me.

But even before Space Invaders, I faintly recall some mechanical arcade games in the local amusement park. I liked one where you were supposed to shoot at helicopters and enemy tanks with your tank, all the objects were actual physical objects behind the glass. And then there was some shark shooting game where the image of the shark was projected to the screen, the image moved around and you tried to hit it with your gun.

Even though they were mechanic games, they already felt pretty much like electronic arcade games, even though normally the only object was to get as many point as possible in the given time, a timer which went to zero. There were no lives, no extra time if you shoot enough enemies etc.
Post edited March 23, 2013 by timppu
The earliest gaming experience I remember was Superfrog on my cousin's Amiga.
Something on an Atari 2600. I was really young (perhaps 2 or 3?) and I have absolutely no idea of what game it was. But I do remember playing Enduro, Pitfall, Space Invaders and River Raid back on that console.