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Turbo_Genesis_64

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OK! Do you remember the first time you played a Nintendo system for the very first time? Which system was it? Was it at a friend's house or a store?

Well, I'm positive the first time I played the NES was at a Kmart display, around 1987. Obviously, the graphics and music were mind blowing for the time. I thought the Zapper was cooler than the pads, it took awhile for me to prefer them over joysticks. The game that impressed me the most was Kung Fu even though I wasn't that good at it. It wouldn't be until Christmas 1988 that I actually got my own NES.

Anyways, what's your earliest Nintendo system story?

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I got my NES for Christmas of 87 (I think) I got the R.O.B. set with Gyromite and Duck Hunt and in addition I got Capcom's Ghost and Goblins. Before the NES I played arcade games and my friend's Atari 2600. That got me turned onto video games. I remember getting hyped for the NES when I saw some of the box art, screen shots, commercials, and the black Nintendo choice player guide and I knew it was the system for me. To this day the NES tied with the Genesis for my favorite console. Even though I was only in 5th grade at the time I knew the NES was a special system with special games and it lived up to every bit of the hype.

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Thanks Tony! Cool new avatar too!!!

Initially, I thought the SMS seemed cooler than the NES, but by the end of 88' it was clear to see the NES had the better library of games. The Christmas I got a NES Action Set (SMB/Duck Hunt) my brother got the Sega Master System with the 3D Glasses (Missile Defense 3d). Plus, we got some other games that X-mas too! Video games are the perfect gift for kids of all ages!!

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I remember playing a NES when I was 3. I think I was playing Super Mario Bros. 2.

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Tails

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God... i had my nes when super mario bros came out i got the one with Duck Hunt included and the gun...this was on my birthday back in 88 i was 2 years old man good times... i still have the system just no plugs or controllers or games for that matter but the system is still intact

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JoeDiddley

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My mum got a 2nd job to get me a nes for christmas in '89 :)

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I got the NES for Christmas my freshmen year of high school. Got the gun and the R.O.B. as well. Good times.

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My dad brought the SNES home with him along with Super Mario World. It's what got me into gaming.

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The first Nintendo game I played was either Donkey Kong at a Showbiz Pizza (now Chuck E. Cheese) or Vs. Super Mario Bros at a roller rink back in the 80's. I got an NES in Febuary '87. Came with R.O.B., the gun, Duck Hunt and Gyromite, and I got SMB and Hogan's Alley right off the bat as well. Wiki says that the bundle pack cost $250 back then, roughly $500 today. Getting it was a HUGE deal. If we had not underwent a move causing me difficulties adjusting to a new school, I don't think I would have gotten an NES until the price went down almost two years later. So that was the silver lining in my angsty preteen cloud.

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When I was a kid I first picked an NES controller (with the cold hard fact of the SNES hooked up to the other TV and along with the the PSX), with the 2 Zappers I somewhat owned, NES advantage, and 50 other games including Super Mario Bros.1,2,&3, Duck Hunt, Blaster Master, Ikari Warriors, Pro-am 1 &2, Metal Gear, and many others :)

Then the SNES was there...

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I think around 1986, there is this store in Switzerland named "Franz Karl Weber", they had a display where all the little kid gather for trying the NES, it was Ice Climber, if i remember well for EU it was the game in bundle with the console.
Then a friend received one NES for christmas, and i played many times with him with Castlevania and Super Mario Bros. However i never had a NES, my choice for the 1989 christmas was the Game Boy with Super Mario Land and Solar Striker!

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It was a couple of years ago, when the cube first came out. I was about 5. I went to my cousins house, once, and while I was there, they let me play it. They had Super Smash Bros. Melee. It was awesome. I grew up on that game. For 2 years, after school everyday, I'd go to my other cousins house, and after I finished my homework, I got to play with them. Another time was at a hotel in Montreal, (Quebec, Canada) My dad paid for some games I could play while we stayed. I played Mario Kart 64 with my cousin (the one whos house I'd go to after school). That was awesome, too.

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Bikeage wrote:

The first Nintendo game I played was either Donkey Kong at a Showbiz Pizza (now Chuck E. Cheese) or Vs. Super Mario Bros at a roller rink back in the 80's. I got an NES in Febuary '87. Came with R.O.B., the gun, Duck Hunt and Gyromite, and I got SMB and Hogan's Alley right off the bat as well. Wiki says that the bundle pack cost $250 back then, roughly $500 today. Getting it was a HUGE deal. If we had not underwent a move causing me difficulties adjusting to a new school, I don't think I would have gotten an NES until the price went down almost two years later. So that was the silver lining in my angsty preteen cloud.

My parents promised me a NES and a dog when we moved in 1987, but they didn't follow through!!

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Xkhaoz

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I don't have good memory, so here I go. I think it was when I was about 5 and I played a 64 at my babysitters house. I have another memory when I played a SNES but I can't remember if it was before or after that. Other than that, it's just blurry.

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astarisborn94

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It was in Christmas, 1999. I got Super Mario 64 along with an Nintendo 64 for Christmas. I loved that game to death and the Nintendo 64 will forever remain as my favorite childhood console.

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Blue_Protoman

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I first played Super Mario 64 in 1997, when I got my first game console, the N64. I was 3.

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Back in the mid to late 80s or so got the NES ! Came with the Mario Brothers/Duck Hunt cartridge and gun. Back then they gave you two controllers also. I remember when my brother made me mad I would take the old NES controller and bash him in the back of the head and run away as fast as I could so I would not get beat up. I was 5 or so.

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Nintendo 64, first game played on it? GoldenEye.

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My first handheld was the Game Boy Color, in 1999. My first GBC game was Bugs Bunny: Carrot Crazy (it was actually pretty fun). My first handheld first-party game was Super Mario Bros. Deluxe.

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I was 4. Super Mario 64 was the game. (I also had a NES and SNES, but the N64 was the newest thing.) So many memories. My first and favorite game. I also played Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3, and some other NES and SNES games I had.

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