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Nostalgia sets in with number 4

Nostalgia sets in with number 4

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Preemfunk

Yep yep


scottrb1981

Got my first NES in 1986, been gaming since then.


reddittisfreedom

1986: dad brought it home, in a grocery bag, with the gun, duck hunt/mario, zelda, and excitebike... said his co worker's son had it all taken away due to bad behavior.


jap2112

Intellivision anyone?


AsuranFish

Me! My favorite game was Advanced Dungeons and Dragons.


Tsukikishi

I still hear the snoring dragon….


antisocialoctopus

Yeah! I started with Intellivision. Wore that little disk d-pad right out on both controllers


himynameisjaked

i lost so many of those fuckin cheap plastic things to put over the number pad for each individual game.


H-town20

Those were called “overlays”


RaininBooty

Oh shit I forgot about those plastic sheets!


Falls4trolls

B-17 BOOOMBEEEER


antisocialoctopus

Burgertime, frogger, and Qbert!


AxeMaster237

Pretty sure mine was Colecovision. I know it's different, but I always think of them as kinda the same.


bosco9

I had a Coleco and the games were way better than the Atari (or at least the graphics were), like comparing a PS4 to a Switch


GrimpenMar

Still have my ColecoVision in my basement! Scared to fire it up and let the smoke out. Did find a collection of Colecovision ROMS and have played some of my favourites in emulators.


_Face

Ditto. Controller was kinda fucked though. Am I playing a video game or making a phone call?


11ej25

Didn't intellevision have that type of controller as well?


PancakeBuny

Came here for intellivision :D


OrdinRiff

That was my first. NIGHT STALKER was a pointlessly named game I played a lot.


Den_M_83

Hell yeah! We had Bomb Squad, B-17 Bomber, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Mission X, Snafu, Burger Time, Lock and Chase and Tron. It worked better than our Atari.


Mondo114

Looks like a weird phone! That was my first. I also had Tiger games early on too. I imagine those would count?


sea0tter12

Yup, that was my first!


krisjoon

I’m with you!


Manypotatoes9

No Sega Master System?


NoMansSteve85

This was mine. With alex kidd built in


ItsAllGoodWinston

Did you pause on the scissors, paper, rock challenge? Or hold up and smash a+b when you died to continue? Good times.


lasertitsnow

Sega master system here too. Sega master system and Nintendo entertainment systems hardware was nearly identical.


dontshoot4301

The controllers were equally uncomfortable. I love how it really took until ps1/n64 that they considered whether the controller fit well in a hand


showpony85

Sega Master System here too, I still have it in a box somewhere!!


Funky0ne

Mine had Hang On built in. Good times


MrHookshot

2


jibbyjackjoe

Super Mario 3, yoshi, and the devil known as teenage mutant ninja turtles


4seriously

That gd water level...


Laxcougar18

Electric seaweed nightmares!


Deepseat

I was really young and had no idea what the oxygen tanks were, my brother told me the turtle was having sex with it and I believed him :( Edit: They're bombs, not oxygen tanks. Whoops!


TropicalBiPolarBear

They were diffusing the bombs I believe


Z0MBGiEF

When I was about 6-7, I lived with my mom in a small apartment and a coworker of hers who also had a son. He was about 3-4 years older than me. We were like unofficial brothers. One night he told met that a Super Mario Brothers movie was playing on tv (this was like 1987 way before the actual movie came out). Anyway, for about an hour and a half I sat there watching this movie, asking him when Mario was going to be in it. He'd reply "Any minute now, just wait, I saw it on the commercial..." Needless to say Mario never came out, I watched the movie until the end credits... It was Ben-Hur. Kids are fucking morons.


theoriginalmofocus

This...killled...me every time... it was an omg moment when you or someone got to that point where what like you had the turtle van or something after that?


Battlejesus

I could reliably beat the dam level but I was usually so beat to shit that I got to explore like 10 minutes with the turtle van before game over


Skeltzjones

Fuck that water level but how amazing was the music in that game. Megaman 2 as well. NES composers created real works of art with a very primitive instrument


Josh-Medl

I thought Yoshi didn’t appear until super Mario world?


MrHookshot

Hell yeah, mario/duck hunt, and zelda. Few others I remember, still haven't beat zelda 2.


GlockGuy214

Duck Hunt could only truly be played with the Nintendo Zapper, not pictured. Me and my friends would lay under a blanket under the table and act like snipers. A found childhood memory.


tehm

One of my first projects as a kid was using an old 80s "electronics kit" and some parts found in my dad's junk drawer to double the length of the zapper cord for duck hunt... Bricked my first one after endless tries, second one worked after about the fifth. Still does afaik. ~7 year old me was SUPER proud.


Nofindale

You forgot TMNT and Chip&Dale Rescue Ranger :)


Climbtrees47

Excite bike too!


acdev

You remember the water level in TMNT? That’s what I first think of.


chappYcast

My mom helped me fill in the empty fold out world map for Zelda. Fond memory.


flowsfuturistic

If you didn’t hold an NES controller until you had painful creases on the inside of your pinkies, get off my lawn.


XboxVictim

Used to get blisters on my thumbs from playing Ninja Turtles


Breaker-of-circles

A+B combo to kill those pesky foot ninjas with one strike. Though I am not that old. We got the NES as a hand me down in 1997. Almost PS1 era.


ChaosSoulReaper

4


nirvana13a

Snes gang, super Mario world still one of the best games of all time.


ChaosSoulReaper

That's the game that got me into gaming


gorka_la_pork

True story: I first played Super Mario World on Christmas Day in 1994 when I was 6. I have played it on every single Christmas Day since then with one exception (the year I went to basic training in the Air Force). Sometimes I go for 100% completion, sometimes I speedrun it, and sometimes I just pick it up for five minutes and finish Yoshi Island before returning to my family. But any way, it's more of a holiday tradition to me than turkey dinner <3


ChaosSoulReaper

That's actually pretty cool to have that kind of tradition


Shadowarrior64

I started out with donkey kong country. Beautiful visuals and music (even better in the sequel).


BathroomParty

First game I have clear memories of playing is A Link to the Past


TEST_Entity_1

I replayed mario rpg again recently, the games a masterpiece!


captancraft

14 first handheld was DS lite. Still have and play with both.


The_Squidly

With you here. Hope they do those diamond and pearl remakes justice


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fastpixels

There are tons missing. my first was colecovision.


davebrewer

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/ColecoVision-Controller-FR.jpg/1280px-ColecoVision-Controller-FR.jpg Mine, too! Colecovision gang!


573IAN

Zaxxon, and Pitfall! Two of my all time favorite games.


damage78

Same with me!


fpsFlatline

1


Hingis123

Me too, I suppose. Had a Commodore 64 as my first ever computer, and I'm sure I remember using a joystick rather than a pad.


jumpmanzero

Commodore joysticks were pin-compatible with Atari joysticks - joystick #1 would work with a C64. Not as cool as this one though-[Epyx Joystick](https://www.vintagecomputing.com/wp-content/images/retroscan/epyx_joystick_large.jpg)


RBiscuit

OMG I loved that joystick. That is until one of us broke the tip off playing a track and field game and needing to left/right the hell out of it to win some of the events.


classicelectronics

Same here, though if Pong was pictured I’d pick that. 😄


bluechimera

Yeah, I picked number one because there was no image for pong controller, I was born in 77 LOL


classicelectronics

73 here. Plus, where’s the Sega Master System controller? No Intellivision? No Colecovision?


bluechimera

Yeah I noticed that sms was missing too. I forgot about colecovision / intellivision to be honest


NoSpam4U2

No Magnavox Odyssey 2 or Vectrex?


PhilemonV

Born in '65. I was looking for the pinball flipper button.


Acidmoband

It's heartwarming you're older than me. Good luck, fellow old person.


RBiscuit

I agree with the sentiment but think it should just be a quarter slot for both pinball and arcade cabinets. Edit: OMG, thanks for the silver.


IronhideD

1972 here. My question exactly. They always forget at least a few of those.


CajuNerd

Hey there, fellow 77-er.


Foamingcleanser

Yep, fellow 77’er here. #1 was my first, sadly.


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dbvirago

I was working in a bar about 1975 then they rolled in this new table game called Pong. 45 years later, still playing.


wintermute_ai

1 as well, but where’s Turbo Graphix 16 or 3DO?


045675327

1 as well but I used a 7800 controller, player 2 got the 2600 one.


balls_jr

Damn 3's don't seem to be too popular in this thread I guess Edit: ok, we're getting there now lol


MoonGas

3 was something I’d only ever play at a friends house, Nintendo vs sega was real, none of us could afford to have both.


BeatrixtheSeaCamel

Yeah and back then we had video stores and we didn't buy these games, we rented them. While we were there we would always try to peek around the curtain.


kazrick

I had a Sega Genesis and played it a ton but my very first machine was the NES.


heart_in_a_jar

I noticed that too! Had to scroll pretty far down to find my people.


Cobblestone_Rancher

THERE ARE DOZENS OF US!


CovertOwl

Sonic 2, Sonic 3, Panic on Funktron, and Gunstar Heroes all day.


FFpain

I found my people.


kilIerT0FU

SEGAAAAAAAA!


xulyx

3 gang


captainbluebear25

3! In Aus it was the Sega Mega Drive.


bendskenobi

Mega Drive in South East Asia too! First games: Golden Axe, Sonic 2, Streets of Rage.


Advanced_Rich6334

9


pm_me_egg_pics_

Sly Cooper, Jak series, Tony Hawk, Ratchet and Clank and so many more masterpieces


victordinary

MX vs ATV, Kingdom Hearts 2, Final Fantasy XII and an unspoken classic Snoopy vs the Red Baron


FollowMeOutOfTheCave

ATV off-road fury, metal arms, crash bandicoot, that bomber squad game, dak and the power of juju, sonic, star wars battlefront 2


Hotwing619

Same here. Good old ps2.


MxRisky

its so good I bought a ps2 to play the games I already had for the console when it broke


Minnon

Late millennial/early zoomer gang


-acm

What even are we lol


jconley4297

Whatever is convenient for a given situation


Jonas_Wepeel

Young enough to use tiktok. Old enough to have 401(k)s.


LiberalismIsADizeeze

Lmfao great explanation. I just turned 24 and I feel like this age group is in limbo between millennials and zoomers edit: got dammit on my throwaway account. I promise I’m not an alt righter


THOMASTHEWANKENG1NE

Dern kids and their dual sticks.


NoYouwashme12

6


RealFlyForARyGuy

Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Donkey Kong 64, & Super Smash Bros.


ShiftSandShot

I feel like Mario, Kart, Zelda, Star Fox, Goldeneye, and Smash Bros were all games that you NEEDED to have.


RealFlyForARyGuy

Goldeneye and Perfect Dark


revintoysupra

I musta played star fox 64 1000 times and beat it every way possible…. Or maybe I didn’t… digging mine out rn


Puzzleheaded-Ad8704

Ahh, the vestigial third hand club! Best controller ever


NoYouwashme12

Ha yeah, confusing holding patterns depending on the game but easily still one of my favourites


NJ_Legion_Iced_Tea

Am I the only one who has never had a problem with it? It's clearly designed to have either a d-pad grip, or a stick grip.


tgg11

Every once in a while a game would use them all and it could be stressful.


TheGreatSwissEmperor

o7


0MD7

17, I started only last year


The-Cynicist

Nothin wrong with that, everyone starts on different platforms at different times in their lives. You’ll be nostalgia tripping on the first games you played before you know it lol.


charlottedoo

7


yuvi3000

Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy 7, Tomb Raider. That's where I started!


ikindalold

Spyro for sure


billiever

Recently completed the Spyro Trilogy on the Switch. Very nostalgic yet still fun to play. Highly recommend it!


The-Mathematician

As someone who started with Playstation, I have to point out Twisted Metal.


pensaa

Twisted Metal 2: World Tour. What an amazing game. I can’t find a copy of it anywhere.


oss1215

Yaassss i remember my dad getting me a ps1 when i was like 4 in 1999 , i'd spend like hours hogging the crt tv not letting my grandparents watch their shows lol


Sethars

Same but my first ones had analog sticks


RoyalFlashCraft

Ps1 gang right here Edit: named wrong console


Almond_Esq

Actually 7 is PS1 right?


screames520

5


CreatiScope

My dad was a SEGA loyalist when I was born, so we were a Genesis household.


screames520

My parents liked it because they offered biblical games lol


CreatiScope

My dad liked it because of Sonic. He was also 19 when my mom got pregnant, worrying about getting that last chaos emerald


Radiant-Coast6699

10


hotpocketthrowaway

Mario Kart Double Dash was my first game, followed by Animal Crossing, Kirby Air ride, and Sunshine


evenlyroasted

sunshine was the first game i ever beat and i wouldn’t have it any other way :)


hotpocketthrowaway

One of my favorite games of all time! I wasn't good enough to beat it when I was little though, took me til I was a teenager to be able to do it lmfao.


Jaugust95

Kirby air ride is so sinfully underrated


nrj6490

GameCube generation let’s go


Twopeaswithapod

My man


iGetBuckets3

I have finally found my people


PipperoniTook

Took me enough scrolling


Imagimoor1

And the game Windwaker


Radiant-Coast6699

While windwaker wasnt my first game it was my first zelda game and made me fall in love with the series


Sonic7662

Sonic Adventure 2 Battle anyone?


discofevercat

14


General_-_Kenobi

Same here, Wii for life o7


Adam_the_ginger

The wii is what got me into gaming, and my mom regrets buying it


Danny_Tamberelli

Your mom just misses spending time with you.


Go03er

Wii was my introduction, DS was what got me into it Just way more convenient


mrn111

1


Nomoretales

Number 1 gang . Doesn’t seem to be to many of us on this thread.


Deep_Grady

There's dozens of us!


C-Human

Past our bedtimes.


nightshift31

I had Commodore 64 then got my Atari, so a keyboard was my first


Pratham_Gupta

i start with gameboy advance


RCascanbe

Yeah where are the other handhelds like the ds and it's variations, the Gameboy, the psp, PS Vita and so on. Also mouse and keyboard.


tokhi1001

8 first, then 7 for me


wiked7778

Another 8??? Brother!!


SelitosOne-Eye

Had to scroll way down to find another 8. Sonic adventure was my shit


Ljudet-Innan

The second one. My dad had to drain my thumb blisters.


thequietsun

11


Lemon-juicer

Still have no idea how my tiny 5 year old hands were able to use that big ass controller.


understater

That original controller was HUUUGE!


warpcaster

Finally! Was starting to think I was alone here in 11 gang


yuckybutt

Yessss I scrolled way too long to find my 11 gang!


m3ch1979

Yes, 11!!


SnooHamsters8480

12


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360 was my childhood lmao


Jums12

Finally.. another 12


TheHotBoxer420

Finally, I found someone that started with a 360. Minecraft, bo2, and lego batman 2 were the shit


SpaghettiScribble

I just sat and played the minecraft tutorial on the 360 with my friends


DJzombiehunter

Good times, good times


808_808

Broooo I played that tutorial so much too. I didn't buy the game for a while, the tutorial was enough. I remember being fascinated by the auto generating cobble bridge


theniknock

9


kenmcmorran88

3


Living-A-Meme

Endless hours of sonic and nba jam haha


PrizmX2

16


xainok

2


SockPrison

Intellivision with that wacky disc thing and the sheets you had to insert for each game…


CosmicCreeperz

“Had to” insert? The sheets were amazing! Could never have made games like Intellivision Baseball or Sea Battle without it…


Maleficent_Ad_5970

2


ELITEnoob85

2


Drewkoz24

Started on 11 but have played all


Affectionate-Ad-6930

Where is a keyboard?


elcubanito

I came here searching for the same thing. We had cassette player with the keyboard and a black and white clunky tv.


Benjamin_Richards

13


Mindless-Surprise932

You’re not alone


OofBidoof7

Me too


OfficialYes

Same. I still remember being so excited to play Destiny after watching my dad, and being terrible at it


liamsdad999

Where's the Colecovision controller?


Altruistic-Clue-3714

Number 4


Geek_King

My first consoles were a Vectrex, and a ColecoVision. Then my family got Sega 8bit Master System.


dabigorange

Where's the Intelivision controller? Damn, I'm old.


fuckprecalc

7


REN908PLAYS

14