What game got you into gaming?

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I did have some great fun playing Alex Kidd and the original Sonic the Hedgehog on the state-of-the-art Sega console on display in the little book/toy shop at my hometown's tiny, crappy shopping mall, but the first game I ever wanted to actually own, was Super Mario World on the glorious SNES. Which I first encountered in the toy shop at Oslo City, an enormous shopping mall in Oslo. (Yeah. Nintendo in the capital, Sega in the boonies. Go figure.)

Super Mario World was one awesome game, all right - I ended up playing it almost until the PS2 came out!

I grew up on the N64/PlayStation, but the two games that REALLY got me into gaming were Super Smash Bros. Melee and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle on the GameCube.

I didn't "enter" into gaming, I was "born" into gaming. I grew up playing games, and I never stopped to think that there was another world out there. Games were all I knew.

Although, with each day, I find that I'm less and less interested...

Probably a combination of Pokemon and Dragon Warrior Monsters. I got both of them around the same time, loved both of them to death.

I'm pretty sure it was Super Mario on the NES. If not that, then probably GTA: San Andreas. I had all the cheats memorized. My brother was quite impressed.

Ultima 7 'nuff said

first game i ever played and since then i've been an avid gamer

well I'm about to show my age, although I'm not really that old :P
the game that I first played a lot of was a game on my commodore 64 when I was 13.
It was a game called Wizball. You controlled a wizards magical creation to collect icons that gave it power ups, like when you first spawned you would be bouncing in huge leaps, then you got a power up to reduce that, then to be able to fly properly. After A starting stage of like 10power ups each life you got into the real stuff of killing waves of enemies. One of the power up you could get was your cat minions creation that could collect coloured droplets from certain enemies. And that was the whole plot of the game, to add colour back to the world. After you filled you couldren with the appropriate colour you played a bonus stage, where if you cleared you could make you power ups permanant, so each life you started off a bit better.
It was also the first game where I clocked the score.
I loved that tape, thats right a casset tape of games. It had 6 games on it.

Half-Life. My dad let me run around on empty multiplayer maps when I was three. I eventually moved on to singleplayer, further solidifying my love of games.

Spyro 2 and Crash Bandicoot.

romance of the 3 kingdoms and destiny of an emperor

Hmm, while I had been fan of gaming (Mortal Kombat/Tekken mostly but other titles as well) the first game I consider got me into it was Delta Force and Blood 2. Delta Force was the first game I watches somebody play in LAN and also the first with really detailed and awesome graphics I had never before seen[1] and Blood 2: The Chosen was the first game I played[2] on a PC. And Quake 3 was the first game I played over LAN with a friend of mine.

Well, that is really about PC gaming, if I have to be correct Super Mario Bros was the first real video game I played back when I was...I don't know but very young. Probably 5-6 years old.

Oh trust me, it happens to the best of us. When I first put in MGS3, I thought to myself, 'It doesn't get much better than that'

[1] Yes, I know I laugh at it now. I've laughed at it before, too
[2] as I said, there were others before but I only used them as toys not viewed them as part of "gaming". For example Solitaire doesn't count as "gaming" to me.

I dont think a single game got me into gaming. I kind of grew up with it. I was born in '85 and have a brother that is 10 years older than me. By the time I was old enough to understand how to work a controller there was already a NES in my home with Super Mario/Duck Hunt, Ninja Gaiden plus whatever other games my brother would swap with his friends. Back then I didn't know what was considered a good or a bad game, I just played whatever was in front of me and if it sucked I just assumed there was something I was missing and not the games fault

I think gaming is what got me into building stuff or being handy in connecting things together to make it work. My brother would make me hook up the NES all the time since my hands were smaller and could move behind the TV easier....then I just got really good at it.

Carnival games for the wii! Im so hardcore!


Carnival games for the wii! Im so hardcore!


Haha! I couldn't resist, I'm so sorry!

(Just imagine in the future, kids will remember being introduced by Farmville!)

My first game was super mario bros. like half of the other people here.

I still remember quite vividly walking into that first goomba and crying

good times!


Carnival games for the wii! Im so hardcore!


Haha! I couldn't resist, I'm so sorry!

(Just imagine in the future, kids will remember being introduced by Farmville!)

My nephews at least have Kirby, Mario bros Wii and little big planet; not too different from the games that got me into gaming

LOZ: Link to the Past and Sonic the Hedgehog. Those were good days. Oh! Can't forget Pokemon

My family owned a Tandy TV Scoreboard which had 4 Pong-like games. We played that until it wouldn't play anymore.
Then it was the Magnavox Odyssey2 and "Quest for the Rings" for my first cartridge-based time thief.
My first computer game was Radar Rat Race for my Commodore VIC 20.
The game that really hooked me was "The Bard's Tale" for my Commodore 64. I played that all of the time until a piece of sand made its way into the 5 1/4" disk and scored a groove.

Long, long time ago our school had a computer (a miracle if you ask me, given the climate back then) and the first game that I wanted to play all the time was the first Commander Keen. Oh those yellow slimes and the tar. Jumping eggs (I thought they were eggs :D).

Once we had a computer at home, it was without a question Duke Nukem. The first one, not 3D, but the first "platformy" one with Dr. Proton. I got myself to the point where I could tell exactly what was in each box in each level (molecules or dynamite, you name it :) ). Good times.
Oh yeah and Test Drive 2 :).

Jesus... Alex Kidd on the Master System. Played it round a family friends house. I was probably around 5 or 6 & was hooked instantly.

Our first gaming system was a ZX Spectrum Sinclair though. Played many a game on that none of which I remember the names of other than a fighting game called Yi Ar Kung-fu.

Galaga is the first game I played regularly and got good at.

I also had a few PS1 titles that got me into gaming, can't remember any specifics besides Gran Turismo 2

What got me into gaming? My babysitter used to play D&D and once told me I'd make a great game master. So bought the Red Box basic set when it came out in 1983 and began playing/GMing. I've been gaming since then. I subsequently discovered other RPGs that I preferred over D&D like Paranoia 1e, Call of Cthulhu, and GURPS.

Oh...you probably mean computer gaming. I suppose what got me into computer gaming would be a combination of Pong and Asteroids.

Yeah...I'm old.

Dungeon Master on the Atari was the one that got me into gaming. I used to play it around my friend's house once a week after doing piano lessons when I was a kid. There were a couple of other old school favourites that cemented my love of gaming though including Ultima IV, Ishtar, Alternate Reality - The City, and The Secret of Monkey Island.

Believe it or not, Half Life 2 got me into serious gaming. I was a late bloomer.

I grew up with a SNES so I shared my childhood with Mario Kart, Super Mario World, TMNT Turtles in Time, Rock n Roll Racing, Megaman X, Mortal Kombat, Starwing etc. But more serious gaming was around with Age of Empires, spent loads of time on that game.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old republic.

God. I fucking love that game so god damn much.

Next was Knights of the old republic 2, and for some reason and some how, I loved it even more.

Winter Olympics on the Atari was what got me into gaming. nothing like a stick figure getting to the bottom of the stick slalom to be eaten by a snow monster.

Twisted Metal on the Play Station 1.

The first game that really "popped" for me and became obsession would be that great open world sand-box masterpiece of fighting and stealing, Sid Meier's Pirates! on the C=64.

Do you know when the treasure fleet arrives in Caracas in 1660?

Winter Olympics on the Atari was what got me into gaming. nothing like a stick figure getting to the bottom of the stick slalom to be eaten by a snow monster.

Wasn't that SkiFree? And didn't Winter Olympics for the 2600 get cancelled? Or did you mean Winter Games?

Or even Skiiing by Activision? No yeti in that though.

It wasn't really a game but a show that got me into gaming,in late 2008 my friend told me to start watching the AVGN which led me to start vising screwattack which ultimatley plunged me into the internet and the modern gaming scene as a whole seeing as before hand I didn't have a clue what was going one when me and my friends started getting into gaming around 2003 or so. Two games I do still remember and play from my early days before getting iinto the internet gaming scene was Starwars Battlefront and Battlefront 2.

F-Zero Racing on the SNES or Duke Nukem 3D on PC.

Depends on how you define "into gaming". The first game I ever played and fell in love with was the original Doom, way back when, but it belonged to a friend of mine and, my parents being Mac addicts, I didn't have a functional computer. The first game I ever owned and really lost myself in was either Ocarina of Time, Banjo Kazooie, or Super Mario 64. I got all three and an N64 at the same time as a present and I honestly can't remember which one I got absorbed in first.

I think I was introduced after playing Super Mario World on the NES. I also enjoyed Tetris Attack, Donkey Kong Country, and Donkey Kong Country 2 as a kid.

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