*How To Master The Video Games*

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This is just funny.. 🙂 Hottest tips on Pac-Man Included…. I wonder which other titles were included in the 30 most popular games… 

What was the first Video Game you remember playing?

 

how to master the video games


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Leo McDevitt
Leo McDevitt
8 years ago

I remember playing Pong back in the 70's. Fossilized bones of that game are now being dug up by archaeologists!

Stephen Gray
Stephen Gray
8 years ago

Donkey Kong was my first… on Colecovision

Tom Nuorivaara
Tom Nuorivaara
8 years ago

Must've been Super Mario Bros. 1. I wonder if the tips in this book still apply today… ha.

Ryan Douthit
Ryan Douthit
8 years ago

My dad (a master of Asteroids) owned an arcade in the early 80s/late 70s and we had our first video game system at home in the 70s. Pong Tele-Games ftw!

Oliver Caceres
Oliver Caceres
8 years ago

TMNT 2 on arcade for me

Adrián Peg
Adrián Peg
8 years ago

King Quest 😀

Phillip Ryan
Phillip Ryan
8 years ago

Pong on the atari

Mark Rodriguez
Mark Rodriguez
8 years ago

pong

Victor Pedraza
Victor Pedraza
8 years ago

Asteroids

Brett Bjornsen
Brett Bjornsen
8 years ago

I played Pong…. lot's and lots of Pong… 
it's all there was… 
Ah, when gaming didn't have choices lol

Ryan Douthit
Ryan Douthit
8 years ago

Fwiw: I still have my original Atari. Not sure why, though.

Steve Berry
Steve Berry
8 years ago

river raid, and pele's soccer.

Alejandro Elgrande
Alejandro Elgrande
8 years ago

Pong.. or maybe Space Invaders, in an arcade in Sydney, Australia.

Brad Leclerc
Brad Leclerc
8 years ago

I think it would be an ancient handheld version of Space Invaders… I say "handheld" and not "portable" because it didn't have batteries, just an AC adaptor…. it was weird, but awesome as a little kid.

Antony Greenman
Antony Greenman
8 years ago

Super Mario Bros NES

Thomas Mims
Thomas Mims
8 years ago

Tron!

Jeff Maughan
Jeff Maughan
8 years ago

wow..I had that book.

Mike Parks
Mike Parks
8 years ago

I had that book way back when. Makes me sad that it's long gone now.

Leonardo Wood
Leonardo Wood
8 years ago

Defender!

John Hauxwell
John Hauxwell
8 years ago

Pong, Space Invaders, Pac-Man – then games became too complicated for me! LOL

Rasta novascotiarasta
Rasta novascotiarasta
8 years ago

Pong on a TV Game device, followed by Commodore Vic 20 games, like Centipede, City Bomber, and Duke Nukem on the C64. Then Duke Nukem on the PC, and finally, I only play Wolfenstein Enemy Territory on the PC now.

Michael O
Michael O'Reilly
8 years ago

"The Video Games" is rich!

Also, , I may have had that book…

Thom Miller
Thom Miller
8 years ago

Hottest tips on Pac-man… "Run away from the ghosts: if you see a ghost, move away from it as quickly as possible. Also, eat the fruit."

Dawn Amburgey
Dawn Amburgey
8 years ago

MineStorm on Vectrex

David Pretty
David Pretty
8 years ago

OMG!  I'm looking at this exact book on my shelf right now.

('cept mine doesn't have the fancy "includes the hottest tips on Pac-Man" cover blurb)

Harald Walker
Harald Walker
8 years ago

Must have been Pong. I remember playing it at the house of a cousin.  Still like the simplicity of it. Next I remember playing  Pac-Man at one of those Atari arcade machines during  vacation in Spain.

Bruce Feingold
Bruce Feingold
8 years ago

Pong was the first video game I ever played.

sophie johanneck
sophie johanneck
8 years ago

what the

Ryan Douthit
Ryan Douthit
8 years ago

I also had this one: Mattel Electronics Handheld Games || Auto Race (1976)

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
8 years ago

The Legend of Zelda on my NES. I was the happiest boy, my cousins had an atari and I was the first with a Nintendo.

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
8 years ago

loll  🙂 Thats what i was thinking.. EAT FRUIT… 

Lots of pong players…. I remember pong… but i cant say it was one that i super PLAYED… Pitfall! has more of a memory for me on the atari..

Lauren Hill
Lauren Hill
8 years ago

When a quarter could buy 5 minutes of happiness.

Daniel Jentsch
Daniel Jentsch
8 years ago

The first system we owned was my grandparent's intellivision with asteroids… Don't remember the first i'd ever played though… I think "math blaster" on the apple IIe…

Matt Moran
Matt Moran
8 years ago

Pong!

Ryan Douthit
Ryan Douthit
8 years ago

I'm looking up my first TV game system and I can't find it anywhere. It apparently didn't official exist? (Still looking) It was two huge boxes (each the size of a small shoebox) with faux-wood trim and dials for controllers. One was the master controller, which picked the game settings, the other the competitor.

Michael O
Michael O'Reilly
8 years ago

From 1983 to 1985 I worked in the video game section of a mall retailer. A big part of my job was demonstrating video games to convince people that the systems were worth buying. We had the Atari 2600 and 5200, the Intellivision, and the Colecovision for most of my tenure there. As jobs go, it wasn't too bad. 🙂

Christopher Soliz
Christopher Soliz
8 years ago

Combat. My dad opened our Atari before Christmas. It's the first and last time he ever showed interest in video games. And I think I have that book.

David Pretty
David Pretty
8 years ago

HTMTVG's features tips on Astro Blaster, Astro Fighter, Centipede, Galaxian, Gorf, Moon Cresta, Phoenix, Pleiades, Space Invaders (1 and 2!), Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe, Defender, Scramble, Space Fury, Space Odyssey, Star Castle, Armor Attack, Berzerk, Pac-Man, Rally-X, Targ, Venture (my personal fav), Wizard of Wor, Monoco GP, Sky Raider, Space Zap, Battlezone, Crazy Climber and Missile Command.  _phew!_

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan
8 years ago

My first video game would have been The Adventures of LoLo. It was the only time I got to spend with my grandfather before he died and ill always remember that.

Kevin Marlin
Kevin Marlin
8 years ago

Lloyds pong in the 70s

Wayne
Wayne's Books
8 years ago

I used to own THAT book! Ah, memories…

David Bleecher
David Bleecher
8 years ago

Space War! 🙂
Actually, the first one I remember was Pong.

Andrew Konietzky
Andrew Konietzky
8 years ago

Own it.

Paul Gatling
Paul Gatling
8 years ago

I can't believe no one has said Galaga!

Holy Totemic
Holy Totemic
8 years ago

Arkanoid…anyone?

Andrew Mackenzie
Andrew Mackenzie
8 years ago

Just checked it out on Google Books which lets you search the content. Tried a bunch of different words like "robot, wizard, mushroom, player" etc. and it brings up the pages where these words occur. Oddly the word "fun" wasn't in the book?

Charlie Hustle
Charlie Hustle
8 years ago

pong, but frogger on atari is what i would consider my first

David Bleecher
David Bleecher
8 years ago

 Galaga was years later.

Steven Piotrowski
Steven Piotrowski
8 years ago

Since I am quite a bit younger than most pong players here. I'm gonna have to say Pico was the first game system I remember playing. Winnie the Pooh and Ecco Jr. were a few I remember the best on there. Not much else tho.

Miskinak D
Miskinak D
8 years ago

PONG on my uncle's GIANT PC connected to their GIANT COLOUR television (he worked at Nortel when it was hip) … I spend my summers there and felt like a "rich kid" then it was back to school on the radio shack pc with cassette loaded math games. 

good times… good times….

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