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Windows What was the first game you played?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Loom, 14 Aug 2008.

  1. Loom

    Loom New Member

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    Well, the first computer in our family was a Commodore-64 but I can't remember the first game we got! Le-mans was among the first - it's a racing game played with a paddle controller - and also Fort Apocalypse, a helicopter game.

    One of the first games we played on our XT was... Tetris, causing the 7,8 and 9 keys to wore out :hehe:. Any way, the more memorable games included Grand Prix but I must say the one that stands out is Kings Quest III - that was the very first quest/adventure game I have ever played.
     
  2. Daveofthedead

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    i had a Commodore-64 to but don't no wot i use to play on it. i use to have a floppy drive for it too :)
     
  3. Shadowed_fury

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    Proper old games that I can remember, and that stand out, are Sonic on the mega drive. And X-Wing / Tie Fighter, on floppy discs.
     
  4. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    probably tetris on the gameboy, if not then golden axe on mega drive
     
  5. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Punch and Judy on the Amstrad CPC, or Granny's Garden on the schools BBC Micro.
     
  6. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Lego Racers I think.
     
  7. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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  8. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    laugh at me if you will, but Solitaire... on windows 3.1 in non-native windows games, that'd be Commander Keen (one of them) and Agent Sam
     
  9. alastor

    alastor Well-Known Member

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    Possibly Snake on the BBC B or something like that...old skool.
     
  10. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    In terms of actual computer games (as opposed to video games), then 3D Monster Maze on the ZX81 in 1982.

    In terms of video games, it would have been Pong on a bright orange console thing (possibly Binatone?) in the late 70s.

    God, I feel old.
     
  11. cjmUK

    cjmUK Old git.

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    I had one of those early (Binatone) video games (you know - the two 'bats' and a ball versions of tennis/squash/football/etc), and I played a 'famous' game, Nightmare Park, on the Commodore Pet in 1980, but it was programmed rather than purchased.

    The first real computer I had was the Commodore 64 in 1982; I assume it came with some sort of game but I can't remember it. But I do remember going out on the 27th Dec (the first shopping day post-christmas) and buying China Miner for £7. £7 was a lot of money to an 11 yr old and it was my entire budget. At that time, Manic Miner wasn't yet published for the C64, but I ended up with the better deal. China Miner has the full 16 colours and was harder & longer... better all-round basically.
     
  12. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    I thought the 64 wasn't released in Europe until 1983?
     
  13. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    I don't remember but if you discard the Binatone and the Galaxy defender handheld thing I used to use in the back of the car on journeys then it would have been a game for the commodore Vic 20.
     
  14. Loom

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    Nice, I don't think we had a floppy drive, just the sluggish tape drive. Wait, let me Google commodore ,8,1 then I'll tell you... :googled: OK, so we had a floppy drive. Need to take some memory pills. Hope I'm not turning into a zombie. :jawdrop:
     
  15. ChromeX

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    Sonic on the mega drive, I got a sega for my 3rd christmas. Tbh I think it was more for my dad :p it took me a while to get into it. We used to have an old atari 2600 knocking about aswell, cant remember what games we had though.
     
  16. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Not a clue, probably something on the schools BBC computer
     
  17. cjmUK

    cjmUK Old git.

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    I got mine at Xmas '82; easy to remember - it was my first year at senior school... I had bragging rights over the sorry Speccy owners. 4 colours? Pfft!
     
  18. trasyd

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    spectrum 48k game called survival i think lol oh and treasure island dizzy!!
     
  19. Red 5

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    Our first systems were a Grandstand 3600 mkIII and a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k, in unknown order. The first games I definitely remember playing would be either the Grandstand or the Spectrum version of Spy Hunter. I loved Spy Hunter.
     
  20. M4RTIN

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    no doubt something crappy lol, my first pc was an amstrad cpc464, but it was a plus model so it looked like a computer and had a monitor of its own. ooh and it had burnin rubber built in on the basic cartridge, great game that was, if you just left the car on the starting line it thought you had done an infinite amount of laps lol
     
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