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Topic: What's your earliest gaming memory?

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SepticLemon

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For me it would've been the time I tried out the Atari Star Wars game, the full cockpit version, in the arcade at the Caister Haven Holiday camp in 1989! I was 5 at the time and I loved it, diving in and out of the trench, shooting walkers, and just watch the crazy vectorgram display go nuts when you shoot stuff down! At the same time I also played quite a bit of Karate Champ, Sky Kid and a racing game made by Sega that I can't remember the name of, BTW it wasn't Outrun if that's what you're thing of...

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But the most important moment in my Gaming life came when I was about 6 and I visited a local youth club that had an NES hooked up to the TV and giving turns out to kids playing Super Mario Bros 1. When it got to my turn, the guy who hosts the club told me how to jump over pipes and how to kill gombas, and the rest became a long love affair for video games!

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I tink it was Super ario Bros 3, and also is my irts emory. if is not, for sure it was Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Game Gear.

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Playing Super Mario World at around the age of three. I was already schooling all the older kids I knew. :D

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Pong and Breakout. I remember i liked playing with the controllers even when the game wasn't on. Those were simpler times... lol

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Playing Super Mario World at around the age of three.

I wish I was playing games when I was that age, I always felt that starting gaming in 1989 felt a little late, then again the 90s was great for the SNES and MegaDrive so maybe it's not too bad...

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It was 1979, I was 8 years old and they opened up a pool hall/arcade near where I live. I popped a quarter into Asteroids and the rest is history. I can remember it like it happened 5 minutes ago. It smelled like Pizza and Nazareth's Hair of the Dog song was playing in the background at full volume. The floor around the arcade games was sticky from where people had spilled their soft drinks.

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SepticLemon

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Corbie wrote:

It was 1979

Dang, ten years ahead... I feel like a noob now, lol.

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Noire

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That was a gift from my parents when they actually played video games. We had an SNES with some classic games, but Super Mario World was my favorite. I used to think my dad was the best because he could beat Bowser and I was still too young and inexperienced to even attempt it.

I kinda get teary-eyed when I think about it...Now I just play games by my lonesome...

Maybe New Super Mario Bros. Wii will get them to play again. Maybe.

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Having 4, playing some Sesame Street kiddie game on the Atari 2600, thankfully, my mom bought more games after that, the ones I remember are Pitfall, Ms.PacMan (this one I played the most), Kangaroo, some Muppets game, Galaga, Millipede, a 32in1 cartridge, and even the infamous E.T., I actually kind of liked it.

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PhoenixSage wrote:

I kinda get teary-eyed when I think about it...Now I just play games by my lonesome...

Heh, I felt like that when I returned to the same arcade a few years back when the Atari Star Wars wasn't there. Instead a House of the Dead 2 machine was in it's place. Plus Karate Champ and Sky Kid was not seen anywhere either, though I did stumble on this weird PacMan clone involving a labybird. I'll hunt on KLOV to see what's it's called.

edit: Oh, heh, it was pretty easy to find, it's called Lady Bug, though the one at this arcade had a nicer looking cabinet than this!

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Ohh man, I'd have to say... RBI Baseball '94 for the Sega Game Gear, or Super Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo.

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Well i wasnt born with an NES in my hand....i started playing videogames later soooo mine was playing pokemon on the gameboy color.

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cryptonic wrote:

Well i wasnt born with an NES in my hand...

Heh, I really wanted to be born with an Atari 2600 Joystick in my hand, that way I would appreciate the system a bit more...

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Ladybug is one of my favorites. I used to play that and Pepper II at the local grocery store while my mother shopped.

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Pacman and Galaga at the dry cleaners. My dad would take me every now and then and we'd stay for about an hour and play.

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waiting for my dad to bring the Atari to our house, playing megamania, and a bunch of other games when I was 3, back in '83
it's actually one of my earliest memories. I feel so nostalgic right now ;):)

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LOL...I was just playing MegaMania on my Atari XEGS. Great game.

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Terra

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N64 at christmas back in '97. It came with Goldeneye 007, International Superstar Soccer 64 and SM64. Very Nice.

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N64 at christmas back in '97. It came with Goldeneye 007, ISS and SM64. Very Nice.

Whoah, now that's pretty late. I'm surprised you're even aware of the Terranigma game, that was released in 1996 in PAL regions.

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I'm a retro gamer, so I came across it ages ago (Not exactly sure when) along with the rest of the trilogy on a reto website (Again, can't remember which) but I got a chance to play it. My Dad has a SNES and all I needed to do was find a copy of the game cartridge online.

It's not my favourite game of all-time but I chose the name because it's such an unusual name

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