For me, it was...Pong. In vivid grey and white.
For me, it was...Pong. In vivid grey and white.
Pong for me too! On an old Grandstand unit with a hard-wired rifle on it. I ripped the gun off and played Cowboys with my mates - Boy I regretted it afterwards
My first 'Arcade' memory would be standing on a footstool to play Moon Cresta though - I absolutely loved that game...my very favourite until roadblasters came out!!
Either Donkey Kong 3, Dragon's Lair, or M.A.C.H. 3.
Well, THAT made me feel old.Originally Posted by Escape•From•Jenny•Island
I distinctly remember playing Computer Space at the local skating rink when I was just a wee lad. How a po-dunk town in KY had one of those, I'll never know. The nearby bowling alley had a Pong machine tucked in the pool room that I used to play too. Lastly, around that same "era," I remember the local department store had a Gunfight machine at the front of the store that my brother and I used to play for hours while my folks shopped.
Rom Beggars + Dump Demanders = Teh Suck
Arcade wise the VERY first game I played was probably NIGHT DRIVER. I remember my parents taking me to Las Vegas in 78. We stayed at the Circus Circus which had two arcades. One had older machines the other upstairs on the boardwalk had all new shiny Space Invaders about 30 of them (but each had at least 5 kids waiting for them). Other games I remember from that trip were TANK and GUNFIGHT.
Home Console Wise it was the original Odyssey or RCA STUDIO II owned by friends.
My first game on my own Home Console would have been Atari 2600 VIDEO OLYMPICS, followed by GUNFIGHT and COMBAT.
Aha! Now we see the violence inherent in the system!
Galaga was my first and still favorite. Learning the patterns, getting the double ships or the shield...fun times! One of my local concert venues has a Galaga cab that I want to buy. Games on it are still 10 cents per play, so my friends and I will go down there and take turns in two-player mode. I love arcades.
I don't remember this, but according to my Mom I would play Pong against myself.
Man, I am gonna REALLY date myself here... The first video game I ever played was "Starship 1" at a roller rink... I think it was around 1977... *sigh* I think I will go drink some Metamucil now or something...
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- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
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the castlevania arcade game
Why should there be obstacles in a video game?!
Pretentious Archiver , because games are important and stuff
my very first was a pachinko machine my dad had in his gameroom
my first video game was asteroids, the local red sauce italian joint had one in the bar area and i felt like such a big kid going over there to play it. i was one of those really annoying little kids who would mash the buttons in demo mode like i was playing, and when a grown up did play i'd stand there watching them.
NEW ENGLAND CLASSIC GAMING-NEXT TRADEMEET pretty soon... IN BOSTON
i know the first i played was MS. Pacman. The first i have memories of playing is Cyberball (my interest in games started late)
Eyes - Pete and Pete, Bullet Ballet
Ears - Exploding Hearts , Tattle Tales
Hands - Neutopia II, NBA Live 05
As a kid, the only arcades I ever got to visit were the one by my aunt's "cabin" aka trailer park, and the one in Alpena, MI, where my grandparents lived. As such, my first arcade game I THINK was the Simpsons, or the original TMNT game. I remember playing Street Fighter 2: WW when Hyper Fighting was out just because it was the only one I had on the super nintendo, and I remember thusly getting my ass beat in the game by a guy playing Guile.
Originally Posted by shai hulud
I rocked at Cyberball ! I won the state tournament
The first arcade game I remeber playing was like Sinistar or frogger.....maybe pac man
But my all time favorite is still Cyberball.
I do own Contra and Robocop.
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The first arcade game I can recall playing was a Cinematronics Space Wars which was located at the Shakey's Pizza when I lived biefly in Cheyenne.
Shakey's Pizza....how's that for dating oneself?
The very first arcade game I've played is Rampage (I believe). I love Rampage. That game is so cool to me.
I remember my first arcade was a rollerskate rink in Oshkosh WI where I grew up as a small child. I can't be sure which one was the first, because I played them all for as long as I could scam quarters from my mother. I can still hear her "I brought you hear to rollerskate not play those silly Atari's"
My mm called them "Atari's"
I think the first one I played was sprint. You know the black and white top down raceing game? I was probably drawn to that one first because I was a younk kid and back then, a steering wheel on an arcade machine drew small children to them like flies to a bug zapper
Combat, cocktail table. My neighbor had one when they were still pretty new and I used to go over there and play it with his daughter.
If i remember correctly the first arcade game was Pac Man, i played it during some holiday in Spain or something like that.. many many years ago
My first was Battlezone. It was located in the game room of this little cabin/vacation complex on a lake somewhere in New Hampshire. My initial reason for being in there was to play Ping Pong on the giant table, but the four cabinets in the back corner soon stole my attention. I wanted to play Battlezone because of its unique looking design and "stick figure" graphics. I also thought it was a big deal that I had to stand on a milk crate to play the darn thing. While there were three other games there, I only recall Centipede. I wanted to play that one too, but the trackball was all busted up.
New England Classic Gaming - Violent fighting to come again!
For me it was galaga or pacman.
Those are the earliest I can remember.
Kirby's my bitch!
Space War from 1977. I used to beg my mother to take me to the Paramus mall in NJ to play this game.
My first arcade game I believe was Pac-Man, as I have a VERY faint memory of playing it on a cocktail cabinet, but the first game I have a vivid memory of playing was Time Killers when I was around 9 or so, at the local water park. I don't care what anybody says, that game rocked!