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Topic: Did you play games for an Atari system before you owned a Nintendo system?

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Rhansley64

21. Posted:

I wasn't even born yet so no i start with the NES just like any other 3 Generation Gamer.

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Outrunner

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Yeah, that's the one. We played that on my cousins Atari. His console was weird lookin. Like it was made of wood, lol.

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NEVER!

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Still own and love my 400, despite no one ever seeming to remember that it existed. Miner 2049er is the original great platformer archetype IMO

A friend had one of those. The membrane keyboard was horrible, I remember typing in games out of magazines and saving them on cassette -- pure torture and even worse if the game was crap! You could still play fun games on carts and use regular Atari joysticks though. We played a whole lot of Chopper Command on that thing...ah, the memories...

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cheetahman91

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Nope. Played Sega and Nintendo consoles first.

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26. Posted:

Nope, I played NES. That is, until the Genesis came out.

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Link-Hero

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No, I started with the SNES when I was about 3 years old in 1993/1994. Though, I have played some Atari games in flash form on the PC, and also on one of those plug & play Atari consoles. I liked some of the games I've played. They are very simple, but fun.

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Hoffkage

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I started with the NES but a friend of mine had the Atari 2600 so sometimes we exchanged them to play truly retro stuff.

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jayo

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Not me. I was born 2 years after the NES came out! I don't think I was even aware that Atari even existed(or for that matter, anything pre-NES)!
I guess that shows how hard the game crash hurt Atari!

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JebbyDeringer

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Yeah I got an Atari 2600 Jr for Christmas. I remember seeing it at the toy store and I can't remember if it was $100 or $50 but I asked for it because I knew it was in the price range of a possible gift. Later (still before Christmas) I changed my mind, I wanted a Nintendo but knew it was too much so I would save up for it. Well I ended up with an Atari because my grandparents had already bought it for me. Anyway I wasn't all that impressed. My friend had Super Mario Bros which felt light years ahead of anything on the Atari and my other friend had Zelda 2 which was equally amazing. I had Donkey Kong Jr, Commando, California Games, Winter Games and perhaps that's all. I still played some of the games quite a bit especially the BMX in California Games. The next Christmas I got a Nintendo with a blue Nintendo carrying case that had Mario & Luigi on it, man that was the best gift ever. My brother went on to get the SNES & N64 for birthday's in later years and I thank him for that. I bought a Playstation mainly for Resident Evil 2, Capcom's 2D fighters & Megaman, Final Fantasy 7, & Gran Turismo. But discovered a lot of other great games. After that my Nintendo days were over until last year when I picked up a Gamecube and then a Wii.

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NotEnoughGolds

31. Posted:

That was before my time.
I guess my brother had a Colecovision during that era.

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IlikeVideoGames

32. Posted:

Yes had an ATARI a few years before we got our NES on a nice Christmas morning. Used to play Pac-Man, Mario Bros. and Frogger all the time.

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Bikeage

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Got my first Atari in 1981 at age six. The system that started it all or me. The console and games are long gone..... I got an Atari Flashback 2 last year and it's got me checking Ebay regularly for a sweet deal.
About 15 years ago I bought a 2600 and Yars Revenge at a secondhand store for five bucks, no cables or controllers, and one of my drunken friends chucked it at some meatheads as we drove by. And it was a terrible throw, it just smashed in front of them on the pavement. So lame. I made him buy me a pizza for that.

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vandil

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Prior to the NES, I had an Atari 2600 and a Magnavox Odyssey.

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Rare

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My older brother had a 2600 (Woody), and I was forever sneaking into his room to play it when he was out. Later, he upgraded to a Commodore 64, which left me drooling. I finally got my own NES in '88 ...Happy days! :)

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Burning_Spear

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I actually owned one of those Pong consoles with the four variants of Pong before graduating to the Atari 2600, the Atari 5200 and, later, the NES.

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Corbs

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First system I got was an Odyssey 400 Pong system at a garage sale in 1980. The following Christmas I got the Atari 2600 and played it until I got the Commodore 64 to tide me over until the NES came out in the US.

Through all of my friends, I basically had access to just about every system of that era including: Atari 5200, Colecovision, Vectrex, Intellivision, and Odyssey 2. It wasn't until I got on the internet that I was able to go back and buy all of these consoles that I missed owning first time around. :)

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