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The first console I played on was the...

Intellivision/Atari 2600/Magnavox Odyssey 27 32.14%
NES 23 27.38%
Sega Master System 1 1.19%
Sega Genesis 4 4.76%
Super Nintendo 4 4.76%
Playstation 1 6 7.14%
N64 5 5.95%
PS2 1 1.19%
Xbox 2 2.38%
Dang...there's only 9 options, I pick other! 11 13.10%

It was 1982.  I was either 6 or 7 at the time.  I have a brother and sister that are several years older than me, and they pooled their money together and bought an Atari 2600.  They initially had two games: Combat and Adventure.  Adventure is still an awesome game that I like to play to this day.  It was like the godfather of the Zelda series.  Not long after, my siblings bought a bunch of other games: Space Invaders, Asteroids, Missle Command, and several others.  These games were so much fun to play and they were nice enough to let me have plenty of turns.  Then Pac-Man came out and this game sucked on the Atari 2600.  It seemed like my siblings lost interest shortly after getting this game, but I still loved video games, so I basically inherited the system from them, and I kept getting video games for Christmas and stuff.  All the kids on my block had an Atari too.  It was awesome!  It was 1982.  It was the best time ever for a kid to discover gaming!

The next year was 1983.  I kept getting Atari games.  I'd get some money for good grades; buy a game.  Grandparents would visit; get a game.  Birthday?  More games.  As the year progressed I kept getting fun arcade ports: Donkey Kong, Kangaroo, Elevator Action, ....  For some reason, the games kept getting cheaper and cheaper at the stores.  And while all the kids played Atari at the beginning of the year, by the end of the year almost no one else was playing Atari.  No one but me.  And I was running out of new games to play.  New games just weren't coming out anymore, but I didn't realize it until the end of the year.  Then it seemed like all the games were gone, nobody cared, and there was no indication that the games were ever coming back.  It was terrible!  It was 1983.  It was the worst time ever for a kid to discover gaming!

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Flilix said:
I'm too young for the poll.

The first games I played were PC games for kids, I think the very first one was called Klikkerdeklik.

The first 'real' games I got were Pokémon Emerald and Disney's The Wild, which I both got together with a Game Boy Micro when I was 6 years old.

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Its got to be a Konami game. Probably either Super Cobra, Penguin Adventure, or Knightmare. I mostly used to watch in awe as my brother played with his childhood friend.

First console I played on is the Atari 2600, but counting computers, it would be the MSX.

December 15, 1988. My second day in America after moving from Jamaica at age 7. My neighbor from across the street comes over with his NES. I’d never seen a video game system before and it was quite interesting. The very first video game I played was Double Dribble. We went from that to Contra, then Life Force, then Rygar, and a few other games I can’t really remember. Been a gamer ever since. Those were the days...


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John2290 said:
First game I played was Oregon trail or Wolfenstien. Can't quite remember. First console game I played was either, california games, Double dragons 2 or Super Mario bros 1, 2 or 3...maybe terminator 2 on Comador 64. Hard to tell, My memory of childhood seems to be in a thick dark fog now. First console game I played and owned was either Crash 2 or GranTurismo or perhaps something off the 96/97' PS1 EU demo disc. Damn, this is making me kinda depressed that all I can remember is small details from reiterating the memories in more recent times with no visuals or anything to back it up. It may not have happened at all for all I know, my life could be a lie.

Didn't know we were going to get philosophical here, but your point is well taken.  We all do this...a lot.  Dreams become memories, our family's stories about us become memories, and our false recollections do as well.  It certainly makes finding the facts in our history difficult.

For me it was probably Donkey Kong Jr on the Atari 2600.  Great graphics, great gameplay.  Just an overall great experience for the time.  It's possible the actual first game may have been Combat, since I loved that game and played it a bunch, but Donkey Kong Jr was the experience I was most enthralled with at the time.  This is probably around 1982.

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that would be this beauty :



My first gaming memory is playing Donkey Kong on the colecovision. i was i think 4 at the time
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NES something. Probably Contra or Mario

Marach said:



that would be this beauty :



My first gaming memory is playing Donkey Kong on the colecovision. i was i think 4 at the time

I still have mine, bought in 83' right before the crash. Was 8 when I got it. 43 games, 3 regular, and 2 Super Action controllers. 2600 was my first, but this blew it out of the water. I had the trackball and steering wheel, but returned them because they didn't work properly. Basically useless/unsupported peripherals. 

- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

Pitfall on Atari 2600. It is actually one of my earliest memories. I was 2 (I think) at the time.

First video game I played must have been one of those LCD games. Got my first one during a visit to Melilla.

Mr_No said:
I remember the first game I've played was Super Mario Bros on the NES, and maybe some Duck Hunt.

If we are talking home consoles, then I also remember playing the NES at a friends house. Can't remember if it was Mario first, but I do remember messing with the Zapper and Duck Hunt.

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