[Infographic] Retro Battlestations: Which Was Your First Game Platform?

Retro Battlestations


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  1. Atari 800 and Amigas here, love them both

  2. Sega Master System and Apple 2e

  3. I STILL own 8 bit Ataris and A couple of Amigas, Jay Miner was right up there with Woz when it came to system design

  4. Do text games count? I played Football, Star Trek, Colossal Cave, and GoMoKu, on a PDP-10. Star Trek was graphical, but used a lot of paper.

  5. I think ours was the first Nintendo but I’m a youngin 🙂

  6. Bally Arcade (console) and the Commodore64 (computer)

  7. Yup, of course, text games count (you mean computer text games, right?). The games I played most on my Apple IIe were text games like Zork and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

  8. Scott Adams adventureland series were fun too

  9. I liked StarCross. It was a sci-fi based Infocom game.

  10. Jeremy Georgia, I vaguely recall a title like that. Was it like “Planetfall”?

  11. Starcross was my first apple Text game, and it came in a giant frisbee. It was slightly like Planetfall, but you were on your own, as a freelancer. You were a space prospector, that sought out black holes & captured them. You have a HAL-like computer, on your ship, to keep you company. Suddenly, you run across this derelict space station, which they call, “The Artifact”. The automated systems of the space station capture your ship, and this is where the story begins.

  12. my favourite old school game is Star Raiders, still very entertaining, Archon and MULE came a close second

  13. Star Raiders was cool, because you got a keypad controller with it. It was one of the few Atari games, to have an Intellivision style keypad overlay.

  14. I have an Atari 800 it has a full keyboard, but yes the 2600 version is good too

  15. The 2600 version was surprisingly good.

  16. I have a very vague memory of the Atari 2600.

  17. Lee Robinson

    Reminds me of staying up late on IRC.

  18. I remember my 5th grade homeroom teacher showing us how to chat on the school’s Apple IIe. It was still so primitive then but so cool.

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