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The first game you EVER played on your 8-bit computer.

Post by Scooby1970 » Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:53 am

Ok, when you first had your C64/CPC/Spectrum/Oric/MSX/Dragon32 etc, what was the first game you remember playing on that machine?

I remember loading up two games, but I can not remember which one I played first. They were Hunchback and Harrier Attack. I remember seeing Hunchback on a C64 in a shop, and just knew I wanted that game, and Harrier Attack was bought with the 464.

Once I played on them, I was hooked for life and spent all my pocket money and later all my pay on games, games and more games!

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Post by golgo13 » Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:00 am

Once we had figured out the problem with loading software onto the rubber key 48K speccy (the ear cable was only plugged halfway into the socket on the back of the Speccy). I had to first go through the Sinclair tutorial and education software before I could fully appreciate Horace Goes Sking. Which was followed up by Harrier Attack and Chequered Flag.
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Post by Opa-Opa » Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:02 am

Mine was a frogger clone and a game called Blitz on the CBM Vic-20.
Living in a coastal area I was always hanging around arcades and was so happy to have my own frogger :)

Blitz was a simple game where you had to bomb a load of buildings to clear the screen in order for your plane to land, the plane would fly from left to right and drop down a "line" each time it entered from the left hand side untill all the buildings where gone or you hit one.

After that I got a game called "magic mirror", a text adventure that I got really into but never finished. I am still hunting for a copy of that game if anyone has one for sale..?

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Post by revgiblet » Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:08 am

Opa-Opa wrote: Blitz was a simple game where you had to bomb a load of buildings to clear the screen in order for your plane to land, the plane would fly from left to right and drop down a "line" each time it entered from the left hand side untill all the buildings where gone or you hit one.
I had that on my Vic-20! I remember buying it in my local game shop.

The first game that I played on my Vic was Tornado - which was a sideways scrolling shooter - like Scramble in that you had forward firing missiles as well as bombs, but not like Scramble in that it wasn't in a cave of any sort.

On my C64 the first game I played was Clumsy Colin's Action Biker.
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Post by Spiff » Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:16 am

Whatever the first game was on the bundled Cascade 50-cheapo-games-on-one-tape compilation.

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Post by Kaptain_Von » Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:36 am

It's a toss up between Avenger and 3D Defender on the ZX81. I can remember getting them on the same day from the local WH Smiths. Unfortunately the past 25 years have not been too kind on the old brain cells so I will take a guess at it being Avenger as that was my favourite ZX81 game ever and almost cost me my 'O' level exams back in 1982 after spending far too much time playing it instead of revising.
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Post by Scooby1970 » Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:36 am

I delibritly left out the ZX81 and Vic20 computers and wanted to concentrate on the "real" 8-bit computer wars, but never mind, I had a ZX81 before the CPC.

The first games I ever played on my ZX81 were Death Race 2000 and Defender... Now those were the days!

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Post by koopa42 » Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:39 am

Krazy Kong on the ZX81 - wow, what a game :D

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Post by Kaede » Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:44 am

Scooby1970 wrote:I delibritly left out the ZX81 and Vic20 computers and wanted to concentrate on the "real" 8-bit computer wars, but never mind, I had a ZX81 before the CPC.
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To be fair, they were all great machines that had their own strenghts...

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Post by psj3809 » Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:55 am

Was round my mates house and he had Zzoom and Spectral Invaders on his Speccy. Had to get one so begged my folks to get one for Xmas.

First game i actually bought was Jet Set Willy which blew me away back then. Never had a chance to complete it but just liked finding new rooms !

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Post by I-Ball » Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:17 am

First machine I ever played on, and first game I can remember playing full stop was Lock 'n' Cashe on Intellivision.

And on my own first machine, Speccy 48k+, 3D Haunted Hedges.

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Post by Mayhem » Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:17 am

Ghostbusters on the C64. Not a bad way to start!
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Post by Ash » Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:24 am

I'm pretty sure it was Paperboy on the C64. It was a great conversion and remains one of my favourite games to this day.

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Post by pipesfranco » Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:46 am

jet set willy 48k speccy

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Post by White Demon » Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:48 am

First game I played was some Galaxian clone on the Vic20. Can't even remember what it was called.

On the C64 it was Mastertronic's Formula One Simulator and Olli And Lissa, in that order.

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