Tired of the 30 days game challenge? Enjoy my own personal revisitation of a classic challenge! Instead of 30 daily posts that fill an entire month, this challenge is more diluted in time and it will cover all the year 2018. 52 weeks, 52 questions to understand who’s the person behind this blog. Me!
Week 1 – Your very first video game
Even though this is an easy question, a lot of years have passed since I played my very first game and it’s a bit difficult to determine my very first gaming experience. Going back to the early, very early 90s, I remember that in 1990 my parents bought me my very first TV, a 14″ green TV that still holds up very well: my Little Hulk is still workink in 2017 andis the TV I have now in my bedroom and I use it to play with all my old consoles. An this is a small tribute to her:
The Christmas after, in 1991 I got my very first console, an NES that I still own and that still work perfectly, so the very first game I played that I even own was, of course, Super Mario Bros. 1, that came together with the console. Playing Mario against my then 29 years old dad (whose name is Mario) has been a weird challenge because I didn’t know anything about the game so when my mom told me “Ok, so your dad is Mario and you are Luigi” I felt a bit confused. Since this was the first game I owned I’ve honored it in 2016 with the very first review on this blog, a review you can read here (yes, it was in italian)
However, there’s a little thing I should point out. Super Mario Bros. 1 was the first game I played that I personally owned, but the year before, again in 1990, my uncle lend me his third hand ZX Spectrum with some cassette and a wasted cassette players. Among all the cassettes he gave me, only two were working, so those are actually the first games I’ve played EVER: Pssst and Daley Thompson’s Decathlon (you cal click on the names to read my review).
I remember that when I was a young boy I had also a Game & Watch, Mario Cement Factory and a Tiger handheld, Flash; however I really don’t remember if I got them before the NES or after, but I wanted to cite them anyway. Just an honorable mention.
What was your very first video game experience? Comment below!