Tell Us How Old You Are, Without Telling Us How Old You Are! [GAME]

Do you remember your first game or the first game you played?

Let's play a little game... Tell Us How Old You Are, Without Telling Us How Old You Are!

When you reply, tag the person above you, and guess their age, and in your response tell us about you! What was the first game you played (outside of the coin-op arcades)? What was the first system you owned? The next person will attempt to guess your age or age range based on the "clues" you provide. You can provide a bonus clue if you wish, such as the game that got you hooked on gaming!

I'll begin...

The first game I played was on this

It was made by the now defunct, Tandy Corporation. It was sold by Radio Shack but could be purchased at Sears. Simultaneously it was the first system I owned as it was a Christmas gift from my parents. I remember feeling like a gaming demigod because I discovered a cheat accidently. If you rapid fired the shot button you'd score every time!

As a bonus clue... the first PC game I played, the game that got me hooked was this...


Yes, the first PC game I played was on an 8088 or maybe it was an 8086. It was called The Hitchhiker's Guide to the the Galaxy. The game was without graphics... text only, no controller, no graphics, no menu to save your game or load it!  A description of a scene was presented to you and you had to figure out how to progress by typing in what you wanted to do.

So... how old am I?

  • Power Pete on a 90s era MAC

  • I remember ads for sonic 2 on tv

  • Atari Stunt Cycle was my first console (and it still worked when I gave it to Goodwill in 2018)  VSmile 

  •  If going to guess 60 assuming you played Super Pong in the arcade.

  •    I never heard of Power Pete until I looked it up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxlWQB3ZIII

    Because you played on a Mac likely 68000 series on CD. I assume you didn't purchase the system, nor the game yourself. It was probably purchased for you OR played on your parents computer or possibly on a computer you either used in school, or a computer that was purchased for you.

    I'm going to go with you are between the ages of 38 - 45.

  • Offline in reply to Jay

    I had no idea until this very moment Atari made a specific console https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B1vCALQWAY for one game in the arcade. Was it pre to the Atari 2600 credited as the first home console?

    I'm going to say you are between 53 - 60!

  •  what about you? What was the first game you played? What system did you play it on? What was the first game system or computer you owned or that belonged only to you?

  • Offline in reply to Tony C.

    Yes, I'm pretty sure it was released before the Atari 2600. I just found this page: https://www.atariprotos.com/2600/software/stuntcycle/stuntcycle.htm

    I'm three weeks away from hitting your date range. Time flies - I wish I could swat them all... lol Joy