Thursday, August 08, 2019

Your Turn

First video game you remember playing.

57 comments:

Moose said...

Pong.

MyDogSmiles said...

Pong on Atari

krdnnc said...

Pong

sandybrook said...

PacMan

Ann said...

Pong.

Someone Said said...

Pong.

BCMC said...

PONG

Troy Dyer said...

I loved pitfall on my atari2600

ElCartero said...

Probably Pong.

Trapped said...

Mario Brothers loved it and save the prince and got a lot of free games, showed my nephew something he didn't know..
He was sooooo impressed with his T I had to teach him how to do it.. He went on to win tournaments in the mall 5-7K.
He would always want to give me some money but I would say, use it towards your college, less hours you have to work..
PacMan

Zebra Seasoning said...

Pong.

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

Some sort of Star Trek rip off where ships that looked vaguely like Star Trek ships would appear in front of you and you had to shoot them with lasers and photons.

A few months later, Pacman came out and ruined video games.

Alf Landon said...

Pong

momo said...

pong

Farmgirl said...

Pong

Sultan of Swing said...

PAC MAN OF COURSE

Vulture said...

Pong

Count Jerkula said...

Pong

Dennis said...

Pong in the mid 70's then Pacman on the atari 2600, christmas 1982.

alan said...

super mario bros and pong

Mark Andy said...

Pong, yeah I'm old

Simon said...

PAC man

Do Tell said...

Pong. My dad bought Colecovision when it first came out and that was the only game available for it at the beginning, lol.

Mooney said...

At the arcade is was Galaga. On Atari it was pong and asteroids. The one that I could never figure out was dragon slayer.

Amartel said...

pong.

ElCartero said...

Wow, lotta old people here :)

momo said...

So most of us are in our 50s. pong is a tell

roundeye said...

Pong tabletop at the Playboy Club in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Low Key said...

Pong

RandomJ18 said...

Tetris

Frosty said...

I don't recall but I was in a maze of twisting passages, all different.

hothotheat said...

Pong

gauloise said...

It was probably one of those handheld games, not sure if those count.

Used to spend so much time with friends writing upside down words on the calculator and thought it was so much fun, lol. Times were simpler then

gauloise said...

forgot about speak and spell

Madame_ovary said...

Pole Position on my Commadore 64

kelli grrrl said...

Pong...and I thought I was super cool cuz I could do the small paddle with the fast ball.

tinydancer61 said...

Definitely Pong, then I moved on to the handheld football games that were just dashes on a screen. Later, I became quite astute at PacMan in college. Lotsa quarters put in that machine during Happy Hour in my favorite college bar on Friday afternoons! Now, they bore the shit out of me! LOL

AbbyRock said...

Pong

Vita said...

The arcade table version of Pong at a restaurant. Not long after, the same friend I had been with got Atari/Pong. I had to wait a few more years for my own, but I was hooked!

mooshki said...

I played Oregon Trail before Pong.

Jennifer said...

Pong. My parents had it when I was really young. I've been thinking about buying them Pong plug n play for fun.

tatty said...

Pong

Carl said...

Ugh, to remind myself that I'm old.

The first computer game I ever played was back in the early 1970's in the CRF facility at the University of Toronto.

The game was SpaceWar played on a vector graphics terminal connected to a PDP-11 minicomputer. That computer had an 80 megabyte (yes, 83 million binary bytes) that was the size of a small refrigerator.

For the time, it was an amazing experience.

emeraldcity said...

Magic: the gathering......based on the card game, the original 1997 version, newer editions are too full of cgi rubbish, the original pc version is most like the card game. 22years on and it is still good for days/ weeks of fun before you get to the end of agame.

Aquagirl said...

I’ve never played a video game. I was too busy selling Girl Scout cookies.

Ava said...

Pitfall was the best!

Ava said...

I was hoping someone would say Oregon Trail!

KnowsAllSeesAllTellsSome said...

PacMan

More Cowbell said...

Pong.

Samantha the 1st said...

Last question asked specific month and day - this question pins down a span of years.

DarylsBigFan said...


I used to sell that stuff for a living. All thru college. Major department store.
Must have sold thousands of Atari systems. They were $49.99 most of the time. Sometimes you had to give the customer a little push.

Then we started selling Colecovision, which was slightly more $$, but had improved graphics. By then, games systems were flying off the shelves. No sales technique necessary.

Great times.

Robyn S said...

Pong (or a clone), on the Coleco Telstar console. @tinydancer61 - all the boys in school had that football game - I can still here the sounds it made!

Moose said...

Reading this made me think -

we seemed to have hopped straight from Pong (1972) to PacMan (1980)...

but not one person mentioned Space Invaders (1978).

James Howlett said...

I still have my Atari and it works. I have been trying to sell it for years.

Unknown said...

Does Merlin count?

OKay said...

Super Breakout on the Atari.

SarcasticBimbo said...

My grandparents were gadget people. If there was something new, they usually got it. Their first VCR was a Sears and it cost something like $700.00 when they bought it. But that sumbitch was still running 25+ years later.

Anyway, they had Pong and I could play that shit with my eyes closed. Then they got an Atari 5200 and SuperBreakout was the SHIZNIT!!! Q-bert was awesome, too. And Frogger. I wish I still had that system.

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