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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Onionclyde Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2005 at 2:56am

There was a machine running Circus Charlie and a cocktail table beside it running Galaxian in this little pub in Galway my folks used to take me to when i was really wee. Every year they'd change the games in the machines and I ended up growing really fond of all of them.

Cause there wasn't much selection (and not much else to do as a kid in a pub) i used to play what they had a lot and actually got quite good at some of them;  after having sponged enough 10p's off my folks to buy the machines.

First game I ever got really hooked on at home was Crystal Castles on the Atari 2600. I loved that game! :)

 

 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2005 at 1:58pm

space invaders in the pub for sure.

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in guildford we had the smallest arcade ever about 6 machines.you took your life in your hands going in there was frequented by half witted morons.And yes i did go in there.but  the games where so good and they had one cab that was always turning new pcbs every fortnight so we where spoilt for choice.galaxian donkey kong jump bug bezerk missile command gunsmoke i played em all and loads more besides but then i along with a few others on certain sites am a half witted moron.so i could get in the arcade.could you lol?????

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First game i played was Pong, my dad bought me a box which plugged into the tv, it had two knobs on it and that was it! oh the joy of black & white!

First arcade game was Asteroids, in my local swimming baths, then a space invaders cocktail in a dodgy small "arcade" at the local shops. Remember my mum panicing because she thought i would get -"addicted to those video games" Guess she was right then!!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote megalomaniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2005 at 11:56am
Think it may've been Bruce Lee on the Amstrad something or other, had a green monitor I remember that much  (anyone know what I mean?). First actual arcade game could be either 1942, Robocop, After Burner or Wrestlemania.....They had them all at my local leasure centre at one time or another not sure which I played first though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote revowp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 December 2005 at 5:08pm

My earliest recollection is playing Boot Hill with a mate on holiday in Rhyl or Prestatyn. There was also Bandido that springs to mind but not sure if it was the same time or holiday. I would doubt it tho.

My addiction for Vids started with Donkey Kong tho. Kept us fit too... Whoever got to the arcade first got the machine  

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My first memory of playing a video arcade machine was Dig Dug in a chippy in Poole, Dorset when i was 9. We were there on holiday and went in to get our tea.. i managed to scrounge a couple of 10p's off dad and away i went..chuffed to bits.

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The 1st arcade game I ever played was Snow Brothers. Still love it now! It was at my local video rental store. They changed it for a 4 player TMNT machine but they soon got rid of it because we all hung out there all day long without even looking at any videos   

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My first pay and play game would have been Gang wars 1989, wicksteed park, kettering. you cant beat the classics
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Space invaders original upright type

Building in westgate wakefield, about 4 doors down from Boons, It used to be some kind of hardware / spare parts store.

Guessing around 1981 so I was about 10 (could be wrong)

Caused quite a stir when it arrived, was proberbly the first arcade machine to hit wakefield.

 

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Space Invaders on Hastings Pier(St. Leonards), also there used to be *tons* of cabs at the "Rotunda"(a circular building amazingly ;-) at Folkestone(Kent).  Great memories, especially queuing(oh yes) for Star Wars(sitdown/environmental), and there were 2 of 'em!  Also loved Astron Belt, Space Raider and Firefox(Laser disc).

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote caseh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 February 2006 at 3:05pm

First computer game was Bubble Bobble on my brothers pride and joy which was a spectrum 48k

First console game was Mario Bros. on the Atari 2600, again my brothers.

First arcade game was Yie Ar Kung-Fu, although for some strange reason I always think it was The New Zealand Story and Final Blow as these are the games that got me hooked on arcades.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AHampton2k Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 March 2006 at 2:15am
Probably Pong on a system that had paddles with dial knobs on it (don't remember the name). I was around 5 or so.
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i think it was a black and white car race game, maybe sprint..... on holiday in wales. Sega turbo then Star Wars.......
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MOXY Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2006 at 1:28am
well i remember playing space invaders in alcudia,majorca in 1977,then defender later on in whitley bay,those were the days...........sigh
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DnA Karaoke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 May 2006 at 10:08pm
The first game I played was Pong around 76 or 77 I think in a pub called The Cheeky Chappie in Kennington - sadly this pub has since been knocked down to make way for housing
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote shandyboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2006 at 11:41am
I think the first arcade game I played was Centipede in a pub whilst we were having a family meal when I was a kid.

I can still remember hassling my dad for more 10p's :)

I can also remember a pub near a walk we went on in Ilkley that had a cocktail Galaxians, and I instantly fell in love with the scrolling star field and was hooked...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ColinD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2006 at 12:38pm

There was a frogger with a starfield on it that I used to play - I realised many many years later it must have been a dodgy galaxian conversion !! - Cheers, Col

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for me i think it was frogger on a bbc some point in the 80's

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First video game will have been one of the bat and ball games, either Tennis, Football or Squash (all identical games really)...

First arcade game, Space Invaders...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote andyman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 February 2007 at 8:14am
There was a cafe in Cov called 'The carousel', I was 10 or 11, In the order that he got the machines.

1. Lunar Lander U/R
2. Space invaders U/R
3. Scramble U/R

Enough money was put in these 3, In about 2-3 years of my life. It started then.

I used to go to Birmingham most days by train to go to Dayvilles arcade, The basement was awesome.

Good old days.

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