First game ever played in my parents home-80's

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Re: First game ever played in my parents home-80's

Post by tux » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:12 pm

Something on a ZX81 but i have no actual memory of it if im honest, we had Savage pond and Flight sim so one of those.

First proper memory is 'Up up and away' on Atari 65xe. Black and white TV with those rotor dials on the front!

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Re: First game ever played in my parents home-80's

Post by Hitman_HalStep » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:29 pm

one of those multi pong\tennis machines or if you mean computer or console then something on my brother's spectrum,most likely either jetpac,psst or cookie.
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Re: First game ever played in my parents home-80's

Post by skooldaze_eric » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:47 pm

Crazy Chase on the Philips Videopac.
Think it still is at my parent's home somewhere.

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Re: First game ever played in my parents home-80's

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:51 pm

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Re: First game ever played in my parents home-80's

Post by Spector » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:31 pm

Combat on the old Atari VCS. The wooden one!
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Re: First game ever played in my parents home-80's

Post by RetroMartin » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:04 pm

Er I remember Tetris on Gameboy but I know for a fact the first could have been one of 65 different Commodore Amiga games....damn my youth!
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Re: First game ever played in my parents home-80's

Post by Lil Chillbil » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:11 pm

the house of the dead when I was about 4
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Re: First game ever played in my parents home-80's

Post by AmigaJay » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:05 am

Pong or multi tennis variants around grandparents house around 1982. First computer In our own house was a Commodore 16 in 1984....oh dear...no nostalgic love for that piece of crud!

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Re: First game ever played in my parents home-80's

Post by BlackBelt1976 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:11 am

I remember playing Hang On SMS - good old days :)
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Then Safari Hunt/Hang On for the SMS and also Scramble Spirits- good times :)

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Re: First game ever played in my parents home-80's

Post by learnedrobb » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:21 am

First game I ever played at home?

Galaxians on the C16.
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Re: First game ever played in my parents home-80's

Post by Swainy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:54 am

Hitman_HalStep wrote:one of those multi pong\tennis machines or if you mean computer or console then something on my brother's spectrum,most likely either jetpac,psst or cookie.
A binatone game console. I think mine was a hand me down from my cousin :)
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Re: First game ever played in my parents home-80's

Post by RetroAerosmith » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:07 am

ditto those cheap tennis/football/squash pong things, computerwise it was squirm on the commodore64 which i bought a few months before xmas before getting a C64.i used to just look at the cover thinking how good it was going to be.
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Re: First game ever played in my parents home-80's

Post by STranger81 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:36 am

Harrier Attack on the Amstrad. I can go about this all day!!

I remember my mum worked from home a fair bit when I was a kid rather than go to the office, so she bought herself a computer. I can still remember my dad bringing all the boxes in and setting it up, and I hated it because I couldnt understand how the monitor couldnt play cartoons.

Then one day I came into the dining room to see my dad at the computer with noises coming from it, I had a look to see Harrier Attack in all its glory, and my dad was using the joystick that came bundled the computer. I was hooked from that very moment!

We played the Amsoft games that came with the computer for most of the day, and then later came the revelation from my dad that shop on the high street that he got the computer from had loads of games, so we went down and bought a handful. And then every saturday for the next 3 or 4 years!!
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