Nat S Ford (natf) wrote,
Nat S Ford
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Writer's Block: Beep, Bop, Boop

What was the first video or computer game you ever played? Did you love it or hate it, and why?


In case they change the question again, the question I am answering is:
What was the first video or computer game you ever played? Did you love it or hate it, and why?

I can't remember, to be honest. It was likely to be a text adventure on the PET at school or my brother's ZX81. Maybe Chuckie Egg and/or Ghostbusters on bro's ZX Spectrum (or my at-the-time boyfriend's speckie). Games that have stuck with me over the years and that I still greatly miss are:
  • Tempest in the arcade at the fair.

  • Ghostbusters and Chuckie egg on the Spectrum.

  • Tetris, of course, first on a Mac SE at Teddington National Physical Laboratory where I did my MSc placement.

  • Dragon's Revenge on the Sega Megadrive.

  • All of the Final Fantasy franchise from number I to number VII on the Playstation (One before it was called that).

  • Ultima V on the PC/DOS.

  • Ultima Online on the PC/Windows.

  • Shanghai Mah Jong (the real game not just the tiles solitaire) on the mac (OS9?).

  • Leisure Suit Larry on some PCs at Kingston Poly.


Any games that I played that I hated I would have only played once and so I have definitely forgotten them.

ETA: I have just remembered! Pong!
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