Do you remember the first computer game you ever bought?


#127

Woah, I completely missed out on this. I bought the original OVer Flanders Field around a decade ago. It was interesting, but went too far on the simulation scale to my liking. It also felt very… creaky? How does Wings Over Flanders Field compare to OFF?


#128

It would have been some Christmas money spent on an Intellivision game, probably Tron Deadly Discs, perhaps Adventure. I do remember getting a Intellivoice, B17 and Solar Sailor in a bargain bin but it might have been afterwards.


#129

Hell yes!


#130

SimCity was probably my first PC game. First console game was either TMNT or Al Unser Jr Turbo Racing, which I regret because it sucked.


#131

I’m lucky if I can remember last week never mind 40 years ago. However, I’m pretty sure my first computer was a TRS-80 Model 1. No idea if I ever played any games on it or not.


#132

Burn the witch!


#133

You did.
Which ones?


#134

Easy: Ultima II: Revenge of the Enchantress. I saved up my paper route money specifically to buy it and a c-64 to play it on after being mesmerized by an advertisement for it in an early video game magazine - at the time I had an Atari 5200 but I longed to play “AD&D” as a video game and I couldn’t believe a world as wonderful as Ultima II’s could exist in a game, so I had to have it.


#135

You bought an entire computer solely to play one specific game?
I mean, I realize the computer doubtless went on to do other things for you as well, but that was the initial reason for buying the computer? Just to play that one specific game?
And I must ask: Was it worth it?
I haven’t played that game.


#136

Frankly, in my case, single piece of softwares (be it a game or a work tool) have always been what motivates the purchase of some hardware.


#137

For sure. It’s not a game that aged well, but at the time it was completely unique and revolutionary. I played it for almost an entire year. I’ll probably never have as satisfying a gaming experience as that one provided. And that purchase led to almost 7 years of playing amazing RPGs and war games (and early flight sims) during the golden age of computer gaming, and no games of those types were on the consoles of the time.


#138

Yeah, me too, although purchases as an adult weren’t exactly as weighty decisions as those made as a teen. I finally bought another console 20 years later when I bought a Gamecube to play Godzilla Destroy all Monsters; and then a PS3 to play Demon’s Souls imported from Japan; and an Xbox 360 to play Mass Effect.


#139

I remember Wing Commander being the impetus for my purchase of a Soundblaster.


#140

Oh yeah - I bought a Monster 3D graphics card to play Tomb Raider.


#141

One’s first Ultima is always worth it.


#142

My first and last was IX.


#143

dirch2rz3

Wait, sorry, so you didn’t play an Ultima until IX? And so far that’s the only one you’ve ever played? I’ve honestly never heard of such a thing, I almost want to tell you to do yourself a favor and go back and play the earlier games but I don’t know how they’d hold up for someone who didn’t play them in their time.


#144

Bought? uh… Eye of the Beholder. First one, Wait , Might and Magic 3.


#145

Hmmm…I think Age of Empires 2. I had played the Age of Empires demo (included multiplayer) a ton on MSZone. Also alot of Microsoft Ants on that. Actually still think the box is still around.

I know I played pirated HL multiplayer (and mods e.g TFC) at the same time, but I don’t believe that lead to any purchases.


#146

IIRC Wing Commander made me learn how to use memory manager software.