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Earliest Gaming Memory

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What is the earliest gaming memory you have?

For me it was when I was 4 and I walked into my parents room and saw my dad playing a 2600. I remember he had a bunch of games next to the system and I asked him if I could play too and he let me play Joust.

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For me it was being led away from the house to the corner store by my Mom so my Dad could secretly hook up the Atari 2600 they got their friends in Florida to mail up to us before it was available in Canada.

Got back home from the store and my brother and I were blown away. They also picked up Pac man to go along with Combat.

That was a Friday evening, needless to say I had an amazing weekend.

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Dad hauling a chair over so I could try my darndest to play a pinball machine when I was about 3. :)

*huggles*
Areala

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Going on Christmas holiday to my Uncle and Aunts batch down in Papamoa, Tauranga. They let us into the main house and we were treated to the sight of a home console plugged into the TV aerial socket playing Pong. God it was great. Two version of Pong, 2 bat and 4 .......

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Either playing Mario 3 with mom, or being scared of Dr. Robotnik in Green Hill Zone.

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Firing up the old Commodore 64 and playing "Pooples the Christmas Adventure".

Although it wasn't so much of a game, but more of an interactive coloring/activity book.

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playing Legend of Zelda. i remember being blown away that my dad had found the entrance to level 5 after it felt like we had burned every bush and bombed every rock possible. you see, my dad wasn't a gamer really (he did love some Space Invaders tho!) so for him to discover this secret blew me away.

years later i found out that he heard some of his firemen friends discussing it and got some tips from them.

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I had to look in the Nostalgia off-topic thread to remember, but I'm pretty sure it had to be the mini arcade-style Pac-Man machine. I was definitely only 3 or 4 when I first tried it. Loved it, but the music got really annoying.

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my earliest gaming memory was with the NES. my mind was blown when my friend told me about the up up down down left right left right B A select start code for Contra. that was the first game i played in my life

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My first game ever, beside the Mario/Duck Hunt game, was Pin-Bot. When the robot babe showed on the screen, I hoped my mother wasn't watching.

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I'm not sure if my earliest gaming memory was with the Atari 2600 or the NES. I remember being 5 or 6 and my first NES games being Top Gun (landing the plane :D ) and Metal Mech (which is awful) Then I got Street Fighter 2020 and Mafat Conspiracy, both of which aren't top-shelf but pretty decent.

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My first gaming memory is at my aunt's and cousin's place..

Every weekend me and my mother visited my aunt, and my cousin had a NES.

The earliest memory of that is that my cousin owned Zelda II...

So I played the game, deleting his save file, but not on purpose.

He was mad at the times then, but later on I bought his NES with the game with it

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My first real vivid memories of gaming are drawing maps for Bard's Tale and playing Ultima IV...earlier memories are just blurry playing arcade C64 games.

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Mine are going to my grandfather who was quite the electronics geek and playing pong on his older black and white CRT tv back in the beginning of the 80's.

My parents had a hard time prying me away from that screen.

I also remember he had stacks of old magazines, many of them listed but still missing on this website. I recognize many covers. Seeing the pics of the games in the magazines blew me away!

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I got a famiclone console for Christmas (NES was never released in my country) with Tag Team wrestling and Hokuto no Ken.

Was pure bliss kicking butt, I was 4 at the time. Only many years later did I discover to better games like Mario and Rockman (Megaman)

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Repeatedly falling to my death in SMB level 1-1 and the joy I felt when I first beat that stage. :lol:

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when i get Sega Genesis in 1993, i was very excited so i play Sonic 2 for all day lol i think i get rental games as well.. one of them was Mortal Kombat 1 :D

 

it was awesome memory for me

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I think my earliest memory was seeing the NES when I was 5, maybe 1987 and I watched my neighbor who was maybe 14 or 15 at the time play Faxanadu.

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Stayed a friends house around 6 years old and played battle tanks on his 2600 in the basement.

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NES the first Super Mario for me and duck hunt. I know I did see some arcades before that and played a few but I don't remember what games except the flipper machines but those are not vidya and while I don't remember I probably played some form of pong before that but so many years ago difficult to know for sure so Mario and duck hunt it is.

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I think my earliest memory was seeing the NES when I was 5, maybe 1987 and I watched my neighbor who was maybe 14 or 15 at the time play Faxanadu.

One of my all time favorite games. Hope you got to play it later.

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