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Not sure what I first played, but I know combat on the VCS is the first game I saw when I was about 2, probably shortly after I would have played pacman or Frogger.

Arcades came later, Out Run Deluxe whilst on holiday in Benidorm, summer 86. Shortly followed by Kung Fu then Track and Field :-)

Edit - Remember thats all wrong, first arcade game was space invaders black and white cocktail cabinet at a friends house, probably 1982 or 1983.  Not long after his Dad sold it so he could buy a ZX Spectrum Confused


Edited by radfoo - 30 September 2016 at 8:46pm
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Probably it was Time Pilot on the Atari VCS 
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First game was likely something like 2088 on the Spectrum, that or Head Over Heels or Ghostbusters.

First arcade game I recall was Robocop ... (Recently got the PCB to relive my childhood, got the 1cc so my 7 year old self has closure now )
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I was 10 years old. Close to my home was a store that had three arcade games. One of them was Street Fighter 2. I was mesmerized by it.  I played one game with Chun Li and was beaten to death by Ryu who kept spamming hadoukens.  I still love and play the game and I think every piece of it is legendary.
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 First game was Pong at cousins house.

The first arcade game -Asteroids at the local pool/snooker hall
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For me Altered beast and golden axe! Played in a small arcade room in the downtown area.
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First for me was Target renegade on the ZX spectrum, the first game to make my jaw drop was SF2.
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Outrun 2 sit down when I was 10 at Skegness.
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The first game i played back in the eighties would be Ninja spirits for the C64. First type of gaming console we owned.
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It was space invaders in 1980 they had put one in the local chip shop, that was it I was hooked!
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Space invaders, it was in our garage, my dad had to repair it.
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One of the first Arcade games I remember playing was King of Fighters 94, I was something like 10 years old.
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My first was Pacman on a Taito cocktail cabinet. I was sneaked into a pub while the boss was out (I was 6 at the time) and had to hide under it quietly when he unexpectedly popped back in briefly.

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Ghost Goblins here

I had 6 years old ...great times ..
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God knows the exact first one I played, but Gyruss was the game I remember playing for 8 hours straight once with my brothers when I was but a young lad.

Let me rephrase that, I watched for hours and had a few games...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pinball Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2017 at 12:34am
For video games, I grew up on a uni campus and had access to mainframes. I probably played something earlier, but I do remember playing Star Trek on the Video Genie computer in the late-1970s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyaxjAoYwYs

Also played Asteroids on cross-channel ferries at the same time!
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