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Lordwindowlicker
06-23-2009, 04:50 AM
For me it would either be the original Super Mario Bros.. boring answer, but it really set me on the path. It was all downhill from there.

http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/01856/media/SuperMarioBrosbox.jpg

KeijiMaeda
06-23-2009, 04:56 AM
Easy. Sonic the Hedgehog.

Was obsessed with it back in the days of the SEGA Megadrive.

wowzabunny
06-23-2009, 05:10 AM
GTA for pc
ooold game

JIMBO.
06-23-2009, 06:12 AM
I dont need to say what mine is since I make it so clear.

Ryuuzaki HD
06-23-2009, 06:13 AM
Super Mario world, its still one of my favorite games of all time and always will be, also a mention for Street Fighter Turbo 2 its a shame Street fighter is dead now though. :(

Lordwindowlicker
06-23-2009, 06:45 AM
Super Mario world, its still one of my favorite games of all time and always will be, also a mention for Street Fighter Turbo 2 its a shame Street fighter is dead now though. :(

Street Fighter is dead? SFIV was a great game, and it sold really well. How is it "dead"?

Ryuuzaki HD
06-23-2009, 06:47 AM
Street Fighter is dead? SFIV was a great game, and it sold really well. How is it "dead"?

Anyone who thought Street Fighter IV was good is just in denial.

IFS
06-23-2009, 06:52 AM
double dragon and battle toads, I use the play this game more than anything.

Storm Strife
06-23-2009, 07:28 AM
Rodland and Flashback.

Lordwindowlicker
06-23-2009, 08:21 AM
Anyone who thought Street Fighter IV was good is just in denial.

Or disagree with you? SFIV was a fantastic game.

Ryuuzaki HD
06-23-2009, 08:25 AM
Or disagree with you?

Nope just denial.

Lordwindowlicker
06-23-2009, 08:29 AM
Nope just denial.

Ahh, well anyone who says it wasn't a good game throws like a girl.

Ryuuzaki HD
06-23-2009, 08:35 AM
Ahh, well anyone who says it wasn't a good game throws like a girl.

I like the way you keep saying "was" its almost as if your subconscious mind is saying you don't like it anymore and that you are in denial about it.

Storm Strife
06-23-2009, 10:03 AM
I like how it doesn't actually matter.

Kawairashii hikari
06-23-2009, 10:42 AM
Crash Bandicoot totally defines my childhood video gaming experience. While Super Mario Bros was the first game I ever played it came out years before I was born while Crash came out in my generation and I loved Crash and I still do.

Takizawa Sr.
06-23-2009, 12:06 PM
Final Fantasy 9 shaped mine, I was pretty old when I started it but I didn't have the money for games before.

Seta Souji
06-23-2009, 01:05 PM
Zelda: A Link to the Past or Goldeneye. Zelda made me appreciate nintendo that much more while Goldeneye introduced me to FPS and pwning noobs.



Anyone who thought Street Fighter IV was good is just in denial.I brought SF4 and its awesome.

Ipsilon V
06-23-2009, 01:39 PM
Zelda: Ocarina of Time.... no doubt about it, it was one of my first real experiences with a story-based game, and it was epic at stimulating my mind. It just captivated me.

Akatsuki_Gurl
06-23-2009, 01:44 PM
Super Mario Bros. I love that game. I still play it a lot too ^_^

Bou
06-23-2009, 02:41 PM
Pokemon red version on the first gameboys. :D I still have it. Though... The screen doesn't work anymore. :/

Lordwindowlicker
06-23-2009, 03:08 PM
I like the way you keep saying "was" its almost as if your subconscious mind is saying you don't like it anymore and that you are in denial about it.

Nah, you're just reading too far into what I've said. If you don't like it, that's fine.. There's no shame in being wrong.

Datenshi
06-23-2009, 03:21 PM
Pokemon Red/Green, Kirby's Dream Land, Super Mario Land (all for the original Gameboy)

Half Life and Red Alert (1) for the PC.

Demonbane and Fate/staynight got me into adult novel games for the computer.

Ryuuzaki HD
06-23-2009, 03:23 PM
Nah, you're just reading too far into what I've said. If you don't like it, that's fine.. There's no shame in being wrong.

Sooooooooooooooooooo far in denial.

Dryaxx
06-23-2009, 03:23 PM
Super Mario series
Legend of Zelda series
Pokémon series..

nuff said ^^

Gandizzl
06-23-2009, 04:37 PM
Double Dragon 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3 was probably what me and my friends wasted most of our time with.
And Turtles In Time, hell that was a good game.

Miss Digital Moonlight
06-23-2009, 04:42 PM
Oh, many. For me, it was the NES. The first game I ever played on it was Super Mario Bros. 3.

Then later on, I became a Zelda fan when I played the first zelda on the nes. And later on, Kirby's Dreamland.

For me, i'd have to say either Zelda or Mario.

Lordwindowlicker
06-23-2009, 09:06 PM
Sooooooooooooooooooo far in denial.

Feel free to elaborate on what you didn't like about it.

Sparda
06-24-2009, 04:34 AM
double dragon and battle toads, I use the play this game more than anything.

Yes o YES!:)

carolina17
06-24-2009, 07:13 PM
Super Mario All-Stars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_All-Stars) is the first game I played.
It was bundled with my Super Nintendo :D

JIMBO.
06-24-2009, 07:23 PM
Super Mario All-Stars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_All-Stars) is the first game I played.
It was bundled with my Super Nintendo :D

you make me feel old.

daft
06-24-2009, 09:58 PM
Metal Slug was and is. And a bunch of arcade fighting games of different sorts.

Chibi Angel-chan
06-25-2009, 06:40 PM
Mario Party and Banjo Kazoie for Nintendo 64 were the first for me. I'd play them a little too much. XD

bambr
06-28-2009, 02:31 AM
Mortal Combat - On Sega
Various Games - On Nintendo
Afterwards I picked up computer games
Civilization 3 and 4
Heroes 3 and 4
and of course my favorite game of all
Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos and Frozen Throne

SeraphimAriaRhapsody
06-28-2009, 09:52 AM
Vagrant Story and Xenogears.

Gouki
07-04-2009, 07:02 PM
I grew up on MK, that game became my life I would do nothing but hours and hours of just playing the MK games

DeMoNoFtHeFaLl666
07-05-2009, 11:19 PM
For me, it was the NES. The first game I ever played on it was Super Mario Bros. 3.

-Batman-
07-05-2009, 11:30 PM
http://www.bigshinyrobot.com/reviews/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/xducktales_nes.jpg


The fact that nobody has mentioned this makes my childhood weep with sadness.
Just look at the box!
STATE OF THE ART!
HIGH RESOLUTION!
SCROOGE MCBLOODY DUCK!!!
THE MOON LEVEL!!!!!

Cobra Commander
07-05-2009, 11:40 PM
Probably Sega Genesis, and later Saturn.

Sonic? Third one was my favorite. All the Spider Man games, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat...and Vectorman. Vectorman was pure win. I had this one called Kid Chameleon that was pretty sweet too. I never beat it. I emulated it on my laptop last month, and I still suck at it to this day.

On the Saturn, I had fighting games mostly. My favorite was an anime fighter called Guardian Heroes. Pretty cool story line, multiple endings, plenty of carnage...I miss that one.

Dr. Thunder
07-07-2009, 05:43 AM
my first video game would have to be mortal kombat 1 it was a fun game to play with my brother we would play it all the time

Shinigami_55
07-07-2009, 06:16 AM
what i consider really my child hood experience and not the first time i put my hands on a controler as to be whit gran turismo and mgs
still remember those days...

Junior
07-09-2009, 07:37 AM
Super Mario RPG.

This game shaped me more than any other I can think of. I would spend hours staying up trying to figure out how to beat the boss. Me and my dad would always backseat play with the other, which was a good bonding experience. It was the game that got me into RPG's, which is my favorite genre. So, yeah.

http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/smrpgbattle.gif

toxic tea
07-09-2009, 07:51 AM
Zelda-ocarina of time and Mario 64 on the Nintendo 64,
first two games i played after that got addicted to the 64...and then new systems starting coming out.....
^^

MercenaryMERC
07-09-2009, 11:42 AM
It did not get into full swing until ff7.

skylinemobil1
07-09-2009, 11:59 AM
Hhaha , I think Front Mission 2 (Super nintendo) . I still have it.

I always like strategy . They like a game that bring a lot of thinking . RPG is also good either . Final fantasy 8 .....

HHAHAHAH >_<

ghosti5of6
07-09-2009, 02:31 PM
MegaMan 2 (aka Rockman 2: The Mystery of Dr Wily)

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j301/ghosti5of6/More/250px-Megaman2_box.jpg

Great game with a great soundtrack.

sapphirewyren
07-09-2009, 03:11 PM
:) Poke'mon Gold I really loved that game:)
The games were really great:D , the show sucks though:mad:

Jin~Shirato
07-09-2009, 06:34 PM
Shadow of Destiny, PS2, and Gungrave, PS2

LittleGirl
07-11-2009, 03:39 AM
I'm going to say Super Mario All Stars. Kind of cheating since thats a bunch of games, but I loved them all. As well, Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past.

kurai_cho2
07-11-2009, 04:07 AM
Mine are super mario bross, mickey mouse in wonderland, and ninja turtle..
that's my favorite game when I was childhood ^^

Apostolos
07-11-2009, 11:56 AM
007 golden eye ahhh the memories

benjamin89
07-11-2009, 12:48 PM
Donkey Kong for the good old Supernintendo, Zelda on the good'ol 64 and Pokemon on the good'ol gameboys (the first ones that came, pokemon red/blue).

aishiteru333
07-11-2009, 01:48 PM
Super Mario, Kirby, and Pokemon!!!
Those were the one's my cousins would lend me.

Aizen-sama
07-11-2009, 01:52 PM
Anyone who thought Street Fighter IV was good is just in denial.i kind of understand what u mean SFIV was not really all that good to me..i still prefer third stike

and the very first game i played was the legend of zelda ocarina of time...i still remember lik it was yetserday..i was obssessed with the game

Kitanoru
07-11-2009, 02:22 PM
When I was really young my older brother and I would often play Super Nintendo or Nintendo. We would play Zelda or the old Mario games. After a while I really got into the Super Nintendo phase and loved the games Vegas Stakes, Super Ghouls N' Ghosts, and Chrono Trigger. I also fancied Metal Warriors and The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse on Super Nintendo. My dream machine would probably have to be the Super Nintendo by far!

NorthOfTime
07-11-2009, 03:50 PM
DOOM!!!!! Thats my childhood right there. Thats right Ive been strafing and demon blazing since i was a child *beast*

Lol so the PC would be my first concole i suppose.. But after the Doom fad i was lead into the PS1 and found that Gran Turismo was my next fave game as a child.. Then came FF8 and i was hooked and would be for ever know as a gamer/nerd.. lol its ok with..

Actually During the DOOM fad i was a Nukem and Heretic and Hexen fan as well.. i love those old FPS's.. lol they rock.

Hyuga NejiSabaku no Gaara
07-13-2009, 08:00 PM
Hmm, probably either:
The Legend of Zelda Link to the Past, Majoras Mask, or Ocarina of Time..
Yoshi's Island, or Super Mario 64.

Haha, fun times^^ Too many to pick just one.

Vasarian
07-14-2009, 08:42 AM
Earthbound! One of my all time favorite game and I didn't speak a single english word at the time and played the game with a english-french dictionnary all along.

AzureFlames
07-14-2009, 10:38 PM
The game that got me in was Pokemon Blue xD
Pretty much defines my life for a few years :]

Hugo-Kof
07-21-2009, 02:56 AM
Mario Bros of NES and Street Fighter II of SNES... ahh memories memories...

Gero50
07-21-2009, 01:24 PM
Mine were
Super Mario Bros : NES
Super Mario RPG : SNES
Conker's Bad Fur Day : N64 Still play it
Donkey Kong 64 : N64 Still play it

Alphabet
07-21-2009, 04:12 PM
Legend Of Mana on PS1.
I miss that game. . .
ooshy ooshy ooshy

Barcode.
07-21-2009, 04:17 PM
Super Mario World and Street Fighter II for the SNES.

keith_m71
07-22-2009, 12:51 AM
I would have to say the three I liked the best would be Super Mario Bros, mario Kart and Mortal Kombat. My dad is a gamer nut too and we spent a lot of time battling it out with MK.

Moritani
07-22-2009, 02:16 AM
For me it'd probably be the Genesis. Though, honestly, I didn't own one until quite late. But, I remember playing Lion King on the Genesis at daycare. Beyond that I remember playing DOS games on my dad's old computer.

And Zork... Zork was awesome. (I could read at three, which helped a lot.)

Tsuki.
07-22-2009, 02:34 AM
Mario games,
Kirby Games,
Pokemon Games.

Yes. All of them. But only stuff on the gameboys. I grew up on gameboys.

Edit: Forgot my Sonic the Hedgehog games!! Love those.
Oh, and I`m not sure exactly, but the mario games must have the yoshi ones mixed in with `em.

Also! PC games . . . there were none. Wait, I lie. I played this really fun construction one when I was really little but then lost the disk. Oh, but I did play one . . . it was, like, Monkey Island or something? It was fun, and actually a floppy disk! It amazed me . . . other than that, I played the reading rabbit ones and others that were educational and stuff. >.< I actually find them fun . . . Wait! I also have the best game! Blues Clues! That`s seriously one of my favorite games! I`ve finished it at least 20 time, and still love it.

Schindler
07-22-2009, 08:00 AM
I'd say Sonic the Headgehog, or that Lion King Genises game. Street Figher was cool too. I was a big Sega fan.

Nighthawk
07-22-2009, 01:04 PM
Faxanadu and Zelda II for the NES. Action RPG's ftw.

Mrpurple
07-22-2009, 09:11 PM
Twisted Metal Hurray Sweettooth!

Bulf
07-23-2009, 01:09 PM
Probably Zelda II, and the first Mario Bros....

Drifter Uk
07-23-2009, 01:52 PM
Kingdom Hearts and Syphon Filter
Theyre the 2 games that immediately come to mind

Jimbow
07-23-2009, 01:56 PM
Crash Bandicoot and Croc (nobody knows this one probably but I played it a LOT)

Flah Blah
07-23-2009, 02:02 PM
Barbie for Super Nintendo because I'm girly and superficial and still am.

Oh and Marvel vs Capcom.

flappyx
07-25-2009, 08:47 AM
My friends & I used to always play Goldeneye 007 together.. I also used to always play Banjo & Kazooie, and Sonic Adventure

Velvet_Nightmare
07-30-2009, 02:34 AM
The original Super Mario Bros, of course, as well as Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country for the SNES, and the original Pokemon games for Gameboy.

Mavericker
07-31-2009, 10:06 PM
For me it would either be the original Super Mario Bros.. boring answer, but it really set me on the path. It was all downhill from there.

http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/01856/media/SuperMarioBrosbox.jpg

Me too. I was obsessed with it.

neilkevins
07-31-2009, 11:33 PM
Hi all...

In my Childhood i used to play Mario Bros which still my favorite game.

Lord Fluff
07-31-2009, 11:59 PM
Sonic the Hedgehog.

I remember when I was like 3-4 my brothers (One is 10 years older, the other 11) had Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles for the Genesis. I would play these all the time, never getting past like the 3rd boss, and only occasionally the 2nd.

Megaman also, since I would play Megaman 3 a lot, but not as much as Sonic.

The Rogue Devil
08-01-2009, 05:22 PM
what defined my gaming expierience was killer instinct it was the first game I ever had on SNES.

Vintniv
08-01-2009, 11:03 PM
Good question.

I will go with LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth 2. Its probably the game I played most. I spent endless hours perfecting my strategy of camping. It would piss people off, which was typically the idea I always had in mind while my archer picked off there forces from over my walls. Twas quite fun.

xXxIcyDeathxXx
08-04-2009, 01:54 AM
Zelda Ocarina of Time for sure, it was the first and best game that I have ever played, I have enjoyed many other games but none as much as I did Zelda.

Mrs_Kitsune
08-04-2009, 08:20 AM
Phantasy Star 4. I still have the Genesis and the original game. It wasn't the first game I played, but it's the game I've played obsessively.

Nara Clan Shadow
08-07-2009, 09:24 AM
Super Mario bros 3 on the NES
Metal Gear Solid on the Psone
Phantasy Star 4 on the Megadrive

sataned
08-08-2009, 03:42 PM
hmmmm
Super mario bros. , Street Fighter II and Tetris

kurai_cho2
08-08-2009, 03:47 PM
Mickey Mouse "Magic of wonderland" (If I'm not false), Tiny Toon, and Ninjas Turtle

Marshmallow Fluff
08-09-2009, 11:57 PM
Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.

The memories~

SgSpecial
08-10-2009, 12:09 AM
Super Mario bros/duck hunt. epic classics. NES *spaces out in memories*

.Sev
08-10-2009, 01:02 AM
Mine would be Claw, a sidescroller not many people have heard of. I remember playing that when I was about 5. Ah, the memories...:D

RaShayRitto
08-10-2009, 01:26 AM
mario and everything that name entails

_-Anonymous-_
08-10-2009, 01:41 AM
Oh man , i really miss the good old days when gaming was much simpler , first game of my life was battle tanks on the 8 bit console and there wore retro games like B-Wing , Donkey kong , Ballon fighters , and i cant forgot my first rpg! NInja brothers omg i miss those days. . . .

HyenaMan
08-19-2009, 04:50 PM
Diablo I. Can't wait for the third :|

Domo-Kun
08-20-2009, 09:44 AM
Counter-Strike was my first game when i was 7 years old.

Killapac
08-20-2009, 07:52 PM
Mine was Pong ooooold game

kubass
08-27-2009, 08:56 AM
Super Mario Bros and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES

Kingmelo15
08-27-2009, 10:07 AM
sonic the hedgehog for the sega game gear was the first game i played, I remember when ever you would turn on the game it would say sega or something like that, good times. But the game that i liked the most and got hooked on was FFVII.

XxWalkItOutxX
08-28-2009, 10:44 PM
Well, really, it would be the Nintendo 64, and games on it, I really loved/love Super Smash Bro's ;D

Dr. Thunder
08-29-2009, 11:28 AM
mortal kombat we my first game it was my fav game of all time

RandomRawr
09-01-2009, 02:20 AM
Pokemon.

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09-01-2009, 04:32 PM
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lilminx
09-01-2009, 04:34 PM
mortal kombat we my first game it was my fav game of all time
i love that game!!

i also liked mario and sonic. those were my first few games

jtdlives
09-01-2009, 06:06 PM
Mine would be the orginal Zelda and Final Fantasy games. I've been a huge rpg fan since, and Zelda is still my fav. series.

★Kiwi-Berry
09-03-2009, 03:19 PM
I would have to say :] Super Mario (with yoshi) all versions. Zelda (the original). Along with Duck Hunt! When I got a little older I also played the N64 with Ocarina of Time, Glover, Mortal Combat, and various other games. Gosh this brings back some good memories!

baseofnara
09-03-2009, 03:58 PM
For me it would have to be 'Sonic the Hedgehog' the first one. When I beat my older brother on that game for the first time I will never forget, he just started at the screen for a long time then laughed saying "You finally beat me, your getting good!" Good memories, the game that got me hooked into action match games is 'Street Fighter' the first one and for scary games was 'Resident Evil' the first one.
/baseofnara

Rex Cars
09-03-2009, 05:15 PM
When I think of childhood gaming, I think of my young self getting enraged at the dog in Duck Hunt.

The Grey Crane
09-07-2009, 08:29 AM
The Macross side-shooter from the Famicon. It's quite a challenge for what used to be a wee me, but a much much easier shooter considering that there are the likes of Radiant Silvergun and Ikaruga, which came eons after Macross BTW. I'd like to say i'm very good at side-shooters (a genre notorious for its difficulty) and i would like to credit good old Macross for it.

When i became a bit older i would first encounter what continues to be my favorite game EVER - Monster Rancher 2. From time to time when i'm not busy and in the mood, i still play the game, raising a monster or two and stop after maxing their stats - only to get back at it after some months. I've had that memory card containing my original game file for more than a decade now. I would like to convert it (the FILE not the game, i already converted the game) so it would be usable for the more portable PSP, i just don't know how.

KleinKiessling
09-07-2009, 11:01 PM
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I used to play it for hours and hours, plus, even though it was old, I loved it more than any other game...Oh, and Super Mario 64. I could beat Bowser before I could run, 'nuff said! And those games steered me to RPG's like Final Fantasy. In my opinion, VII beats the rest. Not because of storyline, but because of the dedication Squaresoft (Square Enix now...) put into the series. It had about 3 games, a movie, and a short anime episode titled "Final Fantasy VII: Before Crisis". Sure, other titles might be "better", but this one had a lot of planning and work put into it...And there I go, rambling again. x__x;

XxTri-EdgexX
09-08-2009, 04:58 AM
Dissidia and Devil May Cry 4

Pyro Stick
09-12-2009, 06:53 AM
Being fairly poor i only had one game for a long time, which was pokemon yellow. I was lucky enough to win pokemon silver in a competition so i didnt need to buy that. Any other game i played were borrowed from friends. Apart from pokemon, the game i played the most was probably Golden Sun.

naotavespaboy
09-13-2009, 10:54 AM
Newzealand Story on the Amstrad. It was a multiload tape thing which took about half an hour to load up. Still New Zealand story is awesome and I was really happy when they done a new version for the DS.

Fencedingates
09-13-2009, 12:00 PM
GAH!! .. The games I played when I was a kid where the ones I played at daycare cause we never had a game system. I remember playing sonic and mario party .. 4.. I think and I made a boy cry once cause I wouldn't let him win a game of mario kart LOL When I did get a Nintendo my life was Zelda and Mario :P

Killapac
09-13-2009, 12:32 PM
Pong and Battlefield 1942 is mine

tsujigiri15
09-24-2009, 12:59 PM
For me - super mario world, then later donkey kong country 1 and 2 for the snes. Those last 2 are still awesome to play today (yes I still regularaly play on a snes in 2009). Also Half life for the pc - I learnt to play fps on Half life. Gave me kinda high standards I guess. Cos I run on about a 5 year lag behind videogaming, for budget reasons, this was all in about 2000...

reikalee
09-25-2009, 03:29 AM
Mine would be the first ever Mario Kart for the Super NES. It was the very first game I've tried. My dad had no one to play balloon battle with so he handed the second controller to me. And so began my love for video games.