Must have been Space Invaders on an Atari of a friend. But i remember the Amiga games the best. Got that after the Commodore 64 and it was EPIC !
Stunt car racer, Geoff grammonds Grand Prix, north vs south, turrican, shadow of the beast, Wings, F18 Interceptor, Gunship 2000 .... the list goes on and on.
Now i get to think of it , i spent my entire life playing videogames, its kinda ridiculous actually. From when i was 6 years old and it never stopped.
I'm with you Quick, it was so long ago it's really hard to remember what the first game I ever played was. I know that I played Tank Pong, Space Invaders, Missile Command, and similar games on both the TRS-80 and Atari Console (2600?).
They were all fun but nothing peaked my interest that much until I got to play Zaxxon on the Colecovision.
Yay! +1! Have you seen an Alsatian around here by any chance? That good little doggy was carrying my large hadron collider for me.
Do I get +2?
I actually can't be sure what my first game was. I have a really hard time recalling anything much from my childhood. I think it was something like Dizzy Egg on a friends system of some description although I don't remember what it was. From there it was my cousins' ZX spectrum I believe and Dan Dare. My first gaming system of my own was an Atari 800XL I remember that though.
Atari Stunt Cycle...the console version for your TV...I think it was Atari's 2nd console game after Pong. First coin-op was probably "Frogs". Hard to remember to be honest...I was pretty young and those machines were starting to pop up everywhere.
Mine was a machine that plugged into the TV ( well my dad's ) which had various version of Pong on it, Kept me out of trouble as I wasn't allowed to have a go if I misbehaved , then 1980 rolled around and we got an atari 2600 ! ( the wooden one ) and it was in colour! good times.
Technically it was a game my dad created; pretty cool actually. Otherwise it was Sonic/ Alex Kid on the Master System. My sister used to turn the controller thinking that would make her toon change direction. Pretty sure she never caught on. Good times!
I remember playing various arcade games growing up, favorites included Bagman, Elevator Action, 1942 (yes, you remember it), Dig Dug and a few others. Then in about 1983 my folks got the Atari and it came with some shitty game and they bought Tennis which was a glorified version of Pong. We got Pitfall which I fucking loved, Raiders of the Lost Ark that frustrated my 10 year old brain to no end, Cosmic Ark that was an adrenaline rush and Keystone Cops that I thought would be sooo awesome but was rather lame.
My first love though was Tombraider II in 97 and BF42 in 2002. There was a lot of years in my teens & early 20s where I didn't even own a console. Too busy chasing pussy I guess.