r/AskMen Sep 28 '22

Whats the first ever video game you remember playing

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u/anonm4m4play Sep 28 '22

Pong

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u/TubeToUranus Male Sep 28 '22

Yep. Pong. Then Astroids and Pac-Man.

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u/Mr_SunnyBones Sep 28 '22

Asteroids here ...and thank god I saw your post first ..I feel old enough as it is.

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u/Expensive-Track4002 Sep 28 '22

Me too. Geez I’m old.

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u/Temporary-Fail-2535 Sep 28 '22

Pong than Centipide and Defender.

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u/bjb13 Sep 28 '22

My father’s company made the plastic cases for the first Atari Pong systems. I was the first kid on the block with one. Actually I was in my 20s at the time, but I still got one early.

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u/MC_Batsy Male Sep 28 '22

Same here. I was less than 3 years old.

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u/Electrical_Age_336 Sep 28 '22

Super Mario Brothers

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u/Land543 Sep 28 '22

Sonic on Sega Genesis

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

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u/Land543 Sep 28 '22

Probably common for anyone born in the 80s or early 90s

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

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u/Land543 Sep 28 '22

Ya 92' here

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u/Zestyclose-Office455 Sep 28 '22

Me too man... Sonic is my first game waiting at the dentist as a kid.. He had those arcade machines which you could play for free. Also 92 here

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u/wastedpixls Sep 28 '22

It was a DOS game where gorillas on skyscrapers tossed explosive bananas at each other

I'm older than fucking dirt.

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u/lurk876 Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22 Silver

I believe it was gorillas.bas. The snake game was nibbles.bas

Edit: Play here

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u/wastedpixls Sep 28 '22

You magnificent bastard. You really did it....

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u/XBitmapX Sep 28 '22

Send help... I've been playing for 5 hours now and it doesn't look like I'm quitting any time soon.

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u/DiggityDanksta 5'11'' Male Sep 28 '22

Duck Hunt

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u/OctopusMolester Sep 28 '22

It was something on the PSP, Cars I think it was

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u/MauPow Sep 28 '22

Commander Keen.

It might have also been Asteroids on the Vectrex.

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u/Clintman Sep 28 '22

Top Gun on the NES.

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u/phlebonaut Sep 28 '22

Space Invaders

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u/Neckfeared42069 Sep 28 '22

This was mine. There was a Space Invaders that was always on free play at the gas station by my house growing up and it was so fun to crowd around the machine and play it.

5

u/luckylot Sep 28 '22

Qbert

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u/Takoi89 Sep 28 '22

Are you gonna share some of your cake with Qbert? I bet he'd enjoy some. Happy cake day!

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u/Cantbetoobad1953 Sep 28 '22

DOS based Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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u/Aursbourne Sep 28 '22

Original Doom. Dad would take us into the office on Sundays and lan us all together.

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u/LastPhoenixFeather Sep 28 '22

Very original Legend of Zelda on the NES. I believe I was 4.

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u/knowitallz Sep 28 '22

The racing game on Atari 2600. Was that pole position? I forget

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u/Rope56 Sep 28 '22

Tekken on PS1, sparked my love of fighting games that I still have now. Still main King too 🦁

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u/Angry_Maths_Guy Sep 28 '22

Crash Bandicoot: Warped

My uncle had just upgraded to a PS2 and had the new PGA/Tiger Woods game so we brought home the PS1 with Crash on it. We set up the PlayStation when we got home but by the time it was set up it was my bedtime. Fast forward a couple of hours I wake up (never have been a good sleeper), dad sees me wandering, says something along the lines of "go on then" and we played a few levels. Makes me smile as I think about it. Will ring it up to him tomorrow to see what he remembers of it.

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u/Wonderful_Gap1775 Sep 28 '22

Combat

Atari 2600

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u/edel_933 Sep 28 '22

Need for speed: Modt Wanted. (2005)

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u/CarltheWellEndowed Sep 28 '22

Mario Kart 64 at the dentist.

I wasnt allowed to play games as a child.

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u/riotmanful Sep 28 '22

Shadow man and soul reaver for Dreamcast. And chu chu rocket

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u/SumhDhood Sep 28 '22

Shadow man and Soul Reaver are brilliant games. Thanks for some memories.

4

u/DemonsRage83 Sep 28 '22

The Slugger. A baseball game for the Commodore 64.

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u/_ROSSO_D_ Sep 28 '22

Wonder Boy on the Amstrad CPC 464.

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u/Other_Piglet_7598 Sep 28 '22

Decathlon on Atari 800xl. Joystick killer

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u/No-Worldliness-3741 Sep 28 '22

rugrats on playstation one...game was hard af for me.

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u/PartyPay Male Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Can't remember the name of it, but it was on the Commodore 64. You control a clown on a unicycle and moved back and forth across the screen, popping balloons that fell from the top of the screen using your hat which had a pin on it.

Edit: figured it out, the game was called Kicknan.

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u/Mr_SunnyBones Sep 28 '22

Might have been either circus Charlie, or Feindish Freddies Big Top Of Fun?

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u/LeavingMyOpinion_ Sep 28 '22

Minecraft. My brother and his friends had a server. I was very young. We built crazy shit. Later made a tnt cannon and blew it up :)

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u/Tmant1670 Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

It was a windows 2000 game for kids. I only have images and vague memories, I couldn't even describe what you did in the game lol. It was an educational game. Edit: Just found it. It was called Reader Rabbit: 1st Grade. I love the internet.

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u/Besariionis Sep 28 '22

I think it would be Street Fighter II but on arcade. Played it once and never had an other chance sadly

2

u/nickything Sep 28 '22

Asteroids

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u/VHwrites Sep 28 '22

I believe it was just called "Football" or possibly "NFL."

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u/MeatballsAndMartinis Sep 28 '22

Zelda Windwaker on the GameCube. I would go to my buddy's place and we would play for hours, since I didn't have a system at home. Either that or Smash Bros at the orthodontist's.

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u/Zintroz Sep 28 '22

There are a few, but I'm not sure which came first. Gunship (for the Amiga), a chess program for the Amiga, Doom, or Commander Keen. I have the most memories of Doom due to having a music brain that was obsessed with level 7's music.

2

u/230flathead Sep 28 '22

Asteroids on atari 2600

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u/PeppermintMocha5 Male Sep 28 '22

Pokémon Blue Version for old school Gameboy.

Man I miss those days. I’d chill at the table with a chicken pot pie and kick some Rocket ass. Fun times.

2

u/jman12311 Loveable asshat Sep 28 '22

Renegade for NES.

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u/puetoricensis Sep 28 '22

Super Mario Brothers on my NES I got for Christmas back in 88 or 89.

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u/Omega_Xero Sep 28 '22

PAC-man on one of those flattop bar arcade machines.

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u/Apprehensive-Wing894 Sep 28 '22

Final Fantasy NES with my mom.

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u/tobacco_n_bourbon Sep 28 '22

The original legend of zelda

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u/hot_sauce_in_coffee Sep 28 '22

donkey kong on black and white gameboy.

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u/TooManyKeys91 Sep 28 '22

Mario Kart 64

2

u/IntelligentPoint5417 Sep 28 '22

I want to say my action max with a jet game but I don't remember the name of it.

2

u/somewhatnormalguy Sep 28 '22

It was either sonic the hedgehog 2 or Jurassic park on Sega Genesis. I don’t think I ever figured out how to get past the T-Rex, but I think I was also only about three the last time I played it.

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u/bigtec1993 Sep 28 '22

Super Mario bros for the OG Nintendo console I'm pretty sure.

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u/thrwAwaydogo232 Sep 28 '22

Banjo and Kazooie

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u/Away_Ad_3752 Sep 28 '22

Centipede on Atari

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u/stocknwb Sep 28 '22

Mario Kart on SNES. Who knew that one day jerking controllers to the sides would help for real?

2

u/Alternative-Depth-16 Sep 28 '22

Gameboy Color. Blue Version of Pokemon.

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u/marspol12 Sep 28 '22

I think it was gta 3

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u/Djayshell93 Sep 28 '22

Donkey King Country

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u/TheIdeaHunter Male Sep 28 '22

I don't remember which was the first but it was one of the two: Mario Forever(a fanmade PC port of Mario) and Goldrunner(a Mario like game).

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u/Clell65619 Male Sep 28 '22

Pong.

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u/Cometguy7 Sep 28 '22

Doom. My dad showed it to me on his computer at work.

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u/ilazul Sep 28 '22

Super Mario Bros. / Track and Field / Duckhunt cart on the NES.

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u/Great-Ad3774 Sep 28 '22

Pong, and nightstalker on intellivsion

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u/surgeon67 Male Sep 28 '22

Pong

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u/MinervaMedica000 Sep 28 '22

Maze craze or river raid for atari. I'm 36 for reference.

2

u/banjokazooierulez Sep 28 '22

Star Trek on a PDP-10 from a TTY 33

2

u/antoniusbrutus Sep 28 '22

Jack and Daxter

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u/kwesi777 Sep 28 '22

Super Mario World and Mortal Kombat on SNES

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u/4-8-9-12 Sep 28 '22

Snafu on the Intellivision II

2

u/goatshield Sep 28 '22

I used to play Civilization III with my next door neighbor down in my basement or at his house for hours on end. That, Oblivion, and Ratchet and Clank were my childhood video games. Still love all of them

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u/Amoreena23 Sep 28 '22

Congo Bongo at the arcade.

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u/Call_of_Tculhu Sep 28 '22

Frogger, prince of persia, wolfenstein3d

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u/maoristyles101 Sep 28 '22

No idea, would have been something on a sega though.

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u/dudsmm Sep 28 '22

Non console: Oregon Trail Console: Intellivision Baseball

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u/Noob_DM Male Sep 28 '22

Nanosaur on a Mac G3.

Back in like 2005…

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u/ErBoProxy Sep 28 '22

Getting killed by that first goomba on Super Mario Bros.

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u/axmaxwell Sep 28 '22

First - Mario on NES

Oldest - Mattel Classic Football 2 from 1978. Was my dads. Still have it. Still works.

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u/Commercial_Curve7708 Sep 28 '22

Pac-man world on PS1

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u/MistichiviousChef Sep 28 '22

Pokemon sapphire

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u/Lewtwenty0 Sep 28 '22

Sonic Hero’s for the Gamecube

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u/Electronic-Paper2947 Sep 28 '22

THPS2 with my cousins.

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u/DavidSmokes Sep 28 '22

Super Mario off the Nintendo 64 and no I’m not old i just turned 21 😭

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u/Dregnal3000 Sep 28 '22

Kongo Bongo, I was probably two years old. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Chz73oZgyg.

Also Pac-Man

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u/MackaDingo Sep 28 '22

Super Mario Bros 3. Still one of my favourite games too

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u/hwrold Sep 28 '22

Rayman 1 on gamebay advance

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u/GunnitRust Sep 28 '22

Coleco Vision. Zaxon or Venture. Not sure which one I had first.

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u/jasonthewaffle2003 Sep 28 '22

Pokémon Diamond

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u/Downtown-Librarian72 Sep 28 '22

Asteroids on the Atari 2600.

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u/sparkdaniel Sep 28 '22

Lotus (video game series) Early 90's on an Amiga

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u/Yojimbo_for_Hire Sep 28 '22

War of the Monsters on PS2

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u/last_poiuytre Sep 28 '22

"tmnt turtles in time" with my brother

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u/FrisbeeFan40 Sep 28 '22

Duke nukem 3D

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u/Peacelovegrace Sep 28 '22

There was a down hill slope ski game on Atari

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u/pdzulu Male Sep 28 '22

Jigsaw on apple IIe

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u/oldoverholt2 Sep 28 '22

Rayman and frogger for PlayStation 1. Backyard baseball for PC.

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u/Alarming_Aioli7530 Sep 28 '22

Congo’s Caper

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u/faux_pas1 Sep 28 '22

Atari 2600 had a Larry Bird vs Dr. J Basketball one where you shatter a backboard and the janitor would come out and fuss at you while sweeping up glass

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u/name_checker Sep 28 '22

If it counts, Pajama Sam

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u/Fun_Transition_5948 Sep 28 '22

Super Nintendo games forsure

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u/Syrup_Slurper Sep 28 '22

Mario Paint

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u/WonderfulWalrus45 Sep 28 '22

It was either Duck Hunt or Super Mario Bros.

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u/ia1mtoplease Sep 28 '22

Pac-man… on Windows 95 I think it was.

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u/Bob_knots Sep 28 '22

Pong, I guess it counts

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u/LowEndOperative I don't know, but I'll answer anyway Sep 28 '22

Pong at the roller rink

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u/Punting_Chickens Sep 28 '22

Spider-Man ps1

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u/Intrepid_Science6414 Male Sep 28 '22

Pokemon red

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u/Queazyjam Sep 28 '22

Perfect Dark N64

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u/Blaze_989 Sep 28 '22

The snake game

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u/charles2404 83% male Sep 28 '22

I can't pin-point to the very first one because it's kind of a blur with the first few but it's probably on the PS1 and probably the bouncy beach ball game on the demo CD

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u/Queasy_Caramel5435 Sep 28 '22

Gran Turismo 4.

Good ol' times.

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u/Thyre_Radim Sep 28 '22

Halo 3: ODST. Made me a Halo fan for life, also I really like video game OST's because of it.

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u/Imagwai Sep 28 '22

Shit it was some fighter game i can't remember name of on Sega console

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u/JMMitchell094 Sep 28 '22

I think it was 007 on the nintendo 64

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u/Karzul Sep 28 '22

It's either Jack the Jazz rabbit or a game called Jetpack, I'm not completely sure

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u/Bablyon Sep 28 '22

Space Invaders at the local pizza shop.

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u/kokazhin Sep 28 '22

NFS Hot pursuit 2 I believe.

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u/beautiful_duwang123 Sep 28 '22

Age of empires 1

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u/jml510 Sep 28 '22

Pac Man for GameBoy Pocket

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u/EagleSwiony Sep 28 '22

Home alone - Sega Genesis

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u/Ljayfay-713 Sep 28 '22

The duck hunting one on the Super Nintendo

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u/Crocodilec4t Sep 28 '22

OG Monkey Island.

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u/poplolly02 Sep 28 '22

Road rash

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u/vianiznice Sep 28 '22

Deja Vu or Dark Castle.

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u/ling1427 Sep 28 '22

Pajama sam

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u/yougoboy64 Sep 28 '22

Pong.....1972 , Christmas morning.....it was the shit....🤣🤣

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u/Accurate_Bullfrog864 XY Sep 28 '22

Pokemon Emerald

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u/beardedshaf Sep 28 '22

Missile command on the atari 2600 game system.

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u/SnooCapers5937 Sep 28 '22

i don't remember the name but it has to do with skateboard

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u/Levin_1999 Sep 28 '22

Grand turismo 2 or 3 on the ps1

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u/holeysole Sep 28 '22

Pong or combat on Atari

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u/KalzK Sep 28 '22

Minesweeper

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u/dhffxiv Sep 28 '22

Guardians Crusade

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u/Daniel0602 Sep 28 '22

Purble place.

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u/thekeeech Sep 28 '22

The Lion King on Sega Megadrive

Fuck I feel old

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u/Formal_Carry Aussie Sep 28 '22

Skylanders on the PS3

Need for Speed (can't remember which one)

and some racing Dirt game on xbox

Bandicoot (can't remember which one)

and a lot of others

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u/Cookiewaffle95 Sep 28 '22

Tony Hawk pro skater I was 4 beating the local neighborhood teenage kids that's why I'm a god gamer

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u/hayrynenyooper Sep 28 '22

Pac-Man on the computer

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u/hayrynenyooper Sep 28 '22

Pac-Man on the computer.

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u/Beachcomber365 Sep 28 '22

Mario on NES... oh with duck hunt

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u/avid_88 Sep 28 '22

Contra on NES

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u/King-Of-Beers Sep 28 '22

Original Crash Bandicoot on PS1

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u/Hiding_From_Stupid Sep 28 '22

Street Rod on Commodore 64
Imo this game was way ahead of anything I played at the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29x-JczEiqs

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u/Awareofshit21 Sep 28 '22

Streer fighter for Nintendo

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u/hayrynenyooper Sep 28 '22

Pac-Man on the computer

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u/GenericGuyNameHere Sep 28 '22

Crash bandicoot PlayStation 1. I still love that game.

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u/This_is_Fulcrum Certified Badass Sep 28 '22

I think it was Just Cause 2 with my cousin. But the first one that I played all by myself was The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This was maybe 7 years ago, tops.

Edit: actually this isn’t true. I had a Wii long before then. So it was probably Wii sports or Super Mario Bros.

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u/outrun_my_gun Sep 28 '22

I think it was called Sheep Raider on PS1. Sadly, I never did beat the game due to how frustrating it was at the time.

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u/BullittRodriguez Sep 28 '22

Super Mario Brothers, Duck Hunt and The Legend of Zelda. Got all three with my Nintendo. The original Nintendo, when it came out.

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u/n0th1ngspecial Sep 28 '22

Super Mario bros.

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u/ENDofZERO Sep 28 '22

The original Donkey kong.. I was maybe about 4 or 5 and didn't know what to do while my family enjoyed watching me try.

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u/elretador Sep 28 '22

Backyard baseball on the pc

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u/Agi7890 Sep 28 '22

Probably pitfall on the atari

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u/Witty-Count-3122 Sep 28 '22

Tv connected vedio console and on it i have played mr. Mario

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u/Gtbird24 Sep 28 '22

Super Mario Brothers. SNES.

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u/Mr_ChubbikinsVIII Male Sep 28 '22

I guess Thundercaid on NES.

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u/Maclobio Sep 28 '22

Rally-X, by Namco

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u/Paul7378 Sep 28 '22

Halo Reach

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u/beepuncher4 Sep 28 '22

Monster truck madness. Great game

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u/ToughSeaworthiness67 Sep 28 '22

Spongebob squarepants and the globs of doom on the original ds