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My first was pong in a shack in Llandudno North Wales on a piss wet afternoon.

Can't remember exactly when but it cost 2d, so it must have been during either pre-decimalisation or during the change over.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Favouredson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 March 2007 at 3:47pm

Mine was in the 'lovely' town of Maldon in Essex sometime in the late 70's. It was some rubbish racing game which had a conveyer belt type contraption with the track printed on it and the cars were, I'm fairly sure, projected on to it. You got a free credit for beating the score or time or whatever.

I got so bored with it I tried to crash off the side of the road and discovered that if you steered over to the extreme right of the track you could not crash or get hit by the other cars and you (nearly) always got a free credit.

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tempest in butlins when i was a kid.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cosine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 July 2007 at 9:01pm
I struggle to remember what I did last week, but I would put money on Asteroids in the early 80s, back when the fairground arcades were actually decent.
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Boot Hill in weymouth 1977 was my first arcade play on the pier , just couldn't stop playing it , that and sea wolf (had to stand on the block of wood to see).

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote forcefulfil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 October 2007 at 8:42pm

Asteroids in my local amusments,WOW!was amazing, used to spend most of my spending money on it, agh memories,must be getting old now,when 10p,s were massive.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darthbob1425 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 October 2007 at 10:32pm

 

It was Pontoon on a Fairchild Channel F when I was about 5/6 years old (178/79???).  My dad had picked one up from somewhere and brought it home.  We only had two cartridges and as I remember we spent more time with those bizzare triangle headed controllers in pieces on the coffee table as my dad tried to fix them than actually using them.  It not only started me on the slippery slope of video games but thanks to my dads fustrations taught me more swear words that I could use in a lifetime - sigh - thanks dad. 

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Mine was TANK by Kee games remember playing in a war museum god knows how old I was then! then it was Breakout at a garden nursery near me then Asteroids at my local swimming pool in Southend

 

 

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qix at a bar near the college.

later they changed the cab for a defender one, then galaga.


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A lovely big 4 player Gauntlet I think was my first arcade experience at school lunch time in the youth club, the fights that used to break out if you got the food before someone else.  They had a double dragon in there too. 

One of the first time I went to a proper arcade was in Brighton on my own I remember seeing Streetfighter 2 I was half way through a game and some tall scarey looking bloke came over and put a load of money and then just stood away from the machine.  Bit a bit naieve I thought he was been friendly and had put the money in for me and he didn't take kindly to me pressing the continue button when I was beat.  Luckily I legged it before he gave me his own streetfighter moves.

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Centipede Atari 2600.
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console - atari pong standalone

computer - impossible mission on vic20

arcade - Caterpillar at the local leisure center
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first coin op was space invaders part 2 then quartet, dedicated 4 player Cab, at martello caravan park in Walton on the Naze.

first holiday i had, the day after we wnet to the pier there and was intorduced to the delihts of bugy boy, Rtype, enduro racer, APB, super hang on and continental circus??!! (it was a strange sit down machine, which depending on of you turned left or riht spun in that direction.

i was hooked from that point on

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Skykid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 March 2008 at 3:42pm

 

I really can't remember the first coin-op - I think it may have been Pac Land. I would have been really young.

Balls, this is upsetting actually, its something I'd like to remember!

I remember the first videogame I played (console) which was Donkey Kong on the NES.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mgh1973 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 March 2008 at 5:59pm

The first I can remember playing was a centipede cocktail. I can't remember where.

Also remember a local arcade having a Boot Hill, gauntlet and Rampage.

My local swimming pool also had a scramble, gravitar and sit down starwars. I spent lot of pocket money on Gravitar.

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mine was galaxian but i dont know when it was on my first holiday abroad so it must have been early 80s
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First arcade game? Really not sure, but it's likely Rush n Crash/Speed Rumbler. Earliest arcade memory I have anyway.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote graphicfx2k5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2008 at 12:57am

Well I think it was Sprint the original B/w version.   You know the black car...white car... ;-) Then I have wicked memories of Moon Patrol ;-) damn that was a kool game

Gotta love bars.....and Malls ;-)

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Tetris.......or lemmings :P
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