For every system you've owned, what was the first game you played?



  • Hey everyone!

    I was recently reminiscing with some friends about the first video game we played on every system we had. It's such a jolly feeling when you start up a new console for the first time with a shiny new game. What were your first video games?

    Here is my list:

    • SNES - Super Mario World
    • Sega Genesis - Sonic the Hedgehog
    • N64 - Donkey Kong 64
    • Dreamcast - Crazy Taxi
    • GBA - Pokémon Crystal
    • PS2 - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    • PSP - Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
    • Xbox 360 - Project Gotham Racing 3
    • Wii - Wii Sports
    • DS - New Super Mario Bros.
    • PS3 - Resistance: Fall of Man
    • 3DS - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
    • Wii U - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
    • Xbox One - Assassin's Creed Unity
    • PS4 - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
    • Switch - Super Mario Odyssey
    • PS5 - Astro's Playroom


  • PC-Hulk
    PS2- Ben 10: Protector of Earth
    PS Vita-Uncharted: Golden Abyss
    PS5- Spider-Man: Miles Morales

    I wrote the first games I've finished, because I am not sure about the "playing first" part.



  • As far as I am aware:
    PS1-Street Racer (maybe, I was in single digits when I played PS1 for the first time)
    N64-Pokemon Stadium
    PS2-GTA 3 and WWF Just Bring It
    Nintendo GameCube-Super Smash Bros Melee and F1 2002
    Xbox-Counter Strike
    PSP-Miami Vice
    Nintendo DS: Guitar Hero: On Tour
    Xbox 360-Rainbow Six: Vegas
    Nintendo Wii-Wii Sports and SSBB
    PS3-Resistance: Fall of Man and F1: Championship Edition
    Nintendo 3DS- Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and Ocarina of Time 3D
    PS Vita-Uncharted: Golden Abyss
    Nintendo Wii-U- LEGO City Undercover, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
    Xbox One-FORZA 5 and Dead Rising 3
    PS4-Killzone: Shadow Fall and Infamous: Second Son
    Nintendo Switch-The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
    Xbox Series X-Assassins Creed: Valhalla
    PS5-Destruction All-Stars



  • The majority of the systems I've owned I either first played on a demo kiosk or rented. So actual first played were:

    PC - Doom II
    Nintendo 64 - Star Fox 64
    Xbox - Halo (or Project Gotham Racing)
    GameCube - Luigi's Mansion or Wave Race Blue Storm
    Xbox 360 - Kameo: Elements of Power or Forza Motorsport 2

    And first played when owned:

    Nintendo 64 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Xbox - Halo MechAssault
    PC - Unreal Tournament 2003
    GameCube - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    Xbox 360 - Halo 3
    Wii U - Pikmin 3
    Xbox One - Halo: The Master Chief Collection
    Switch - Paper Mario: The Origami King



  • NES was a hand me down with a bunch of games. Beyond Mario, Captain Skyhawk, Jackal, Tiger Heli and Castlevania 3 are what I remember getting with it.
    Genesis - Sonic 1 pack-in; maybe X-Men was next
    N64 - Star Wars Shadow of the Empire
    PS1 - Resident Evil 2
    PS2 - Gran Turismo 3
    GBA - Golden Sun 2
    Gamecube - probably Double Dash
    Xbox - Halo
    DS - New Super Mario Bros
    PS3 - Orange Box
    3DS - Shin Megami Tensei 4
    Vita - Uncharted Golden Abyss
    PS4 - Uncharted Trilogy pack-in; Bloodborne after
    Wii U - Mario Kart 8
    Switch - Snipperclips



  • I can't confidently say that these are the actual first games I played (mediocre memory tbh), but at least they were among the first few.

    Game Boy Advance: Spider-Man 2
    PS2: Sonic Heroes
    PSP: Ghost Rider
    PS3: Motorstorm
    PS4: The Witcher III
    3DS: Super Mario 3D Land
    PS Vita: Uncharted Golden Abyss
    Switch: Rogue Legacy

    I'll check again later if these are accurate, and update this post if it's incorrect.



  • I'm going to stick with the first games I played when I actually owned the console for myself. There were a few (NES, N64 and the Master System) that I would have played games on at a friends house first.

    In order of the consoles/computers I (or my father) picked up:

    Atari ST - Goldrunner
    Master System - World Grand Prix (This was built into my system which rather annoyed me as my friend had Alex Kidd built in, which I technically played first.)
    Gameboy - Tetris
    Gamegear - Either Marble Madness or Columns.
    Home PC - Solitaire on Windows 3.1 (boring I know, but it technically was the first)
    Megadrive - Sonic the Hedgehog (32X - Doom)
    Atari Lynx - Chips Challenge
    Super Nintendo - Super Mario World
    Sony Playstation - Duke Nukem 3D (Ridge Racer was first on a demo unit though)
    Nintendo 64 - Super Mario 64
    Dreamcast - Soul Calibur
    Gameboy Advance - Rayman
    Playstation 2 - Timesplitters
    Xbox - Either Halo or Splinter Cell, I think it was Halo I put in first
    Gamecube - Star Wars Rogue Squadron II
    NES - Super Mario Bros
    Sega Saturn - Sonic Jam
    Nintendo DS - Mario 64 DS
    Playstation Portable - Either Wipeout or MGS: Acid (I ordered a Japanese and an NA unit somewhere around their respective launches. Hazy on what game I technically played first, the one took ages to arrive)
    Xbox 360 - Condemned
    Playstation 3 - Assassins Creed
    Nintendo Wii - Either Wii Sports or Twilight Princess
    Nintendo 3DS - Monkey Ball 3D (Might have put Samurai Warriors: Chronicles in first though)
    Playstation Vita - Uncharted Golden Abyss
    Nintendo Wii U - Rayman Legends
    Playstation 4 - Battlefield 4 (Might have tested Knack first)
    Xbox One - Rise of the Tomb Raider
    Nintendo Switch - Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    I picked up quite a lot of consoles and computers to bolster my collection around the late 2000's and early 2010's (Vectrex, Neo Geo, Commodore 64 etc) but I won't go into those.



  • Zx Spectrum-Gauntlet
    Commadore 64- Flimbos Quest
    Sega Master System-Hang On
    Gameboy- Super Mario Land
    Atari Lynx- Chips Challange
    Sega Mega Drive-Super Street fighter 2 Turbo
    Sega Saturn- Clockwork Knight
    Sony Playstation- Ridge Racer
    PC- Panzer Dragoon
    Sega Dreamcast- Shenmue
    PlayStation 2- Kessen
    Nintendo Wii- The Last Story
    Xbox 360- Rage
    Ps4- Final Fantasy Zero
    Ps3- Heavenly Sword
    Wii U- Super Mario 3D World
    Nintendo Switch- Xenoblade 2
    Xbox One X-Witcher 2
    Xbox Series S- Cyberpunk



  • I could be wrong with some of these and I'm counting the first game I owned myself not something I played somewhere else.

    NES - Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers
    SNES - Super Mario World
    N64 - Super Mario 64
    Gamecube - Super Mario Sunshine
    Wii - New Super Mario Bros Wii
    Wii U - New Super Mario Bros U
    Switch - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    Game Boy - Super Mario Land
    GBA - Crash Bandicoot XS
    DS - New Super Mario Bros
    3DS - Kid Icarus: Uprising
    Sega Master System - Shinobi
    Sega Mega Drive - Rocket Knight Adventures
    Sega Mega CD - Sonic CD
    Sega 32X - Doom
    Sega Saturn - Parodius
    Sega Dreamcast - SoulCalibur
    PS1 - Mickey's Wild Adventure
    PS2 - Ratchet & Clank
    PS3 - Resistance: Fall of Man
    PS4 - Dark Souls II
    PS5 - Demon's Souls
    PSP - Daxter
    PSV - Danganronpa
    Xbox - Dead or Alive 3
    Xbox 360 - Gears of War
    Xbox One - Ori and the Blind Forest



  • Genesis - Sonic 1 or Streets of Rage 1
    N64 - Super Mario 64
    PS1 - Crash Bandicoot 2
    PS2 - The Bouncer
    Gamecube - Luigi's Mansion
    Game Gear - GG Shinobi
    Game Boy - Super Mario Land
    Game Boy Color - Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
    GBA - Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
    DS - Contra 4
    PSP - Darkstalker Chronicles
    3DS - Super Mario 3D Land
    X360 - Gears of War
    Wii - House of the Dead 2 & 3
    Wii U - Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze
    PS4 - Onechanbara Z2: Chaos
    Switch - Bayonetta 2



  • I forgot a couple, but here goes:

    NES - Super Mario Bros.
    SNES - Super Mario World
    Game Boy Color - ???
    GBA - Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
    PS1 - ???
    Xbox - Halo: Combat Evolved
    Gamecube - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
    DS - Super Mario 64 DS
    Xbox 360 - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    3DS - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
    Wii U - New Super Mario Bros. U
    PS4 - Alien: Isolation
    Switch - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    PS5 - Astro's Playroom



  • PC - Pipe Dream or Jezzball (probably)
    Atari 2600 - Pitfall (probably)
    NES - Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt
    Gameboy Pocket - Pokemon Red
    Nintendo 64 - Mario 64
    PS2 - Grand Theft Auto 3
    Gameboy Advance - Super Mario Advance (probably)
    Nintendo Gamecube - Luigi's Mansion
    Xbox - Sega GT 2002 / Jet Set Radio Future (pack in)
    PSP - Metal Gear Acid or Dynasty Warriors (fuck!)
    Nintendo DS Lite - Pokemon Diamond
    Wii - Wii Sports (before I owned one myself) NSMB Wii (after)
    Nintendo 3DS - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (fuck!)
    Wii U - Mario Kart 8
    Nintendo Switch - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    SNES Classic - Star Fox 2

    That's only maybe half of the story though, since my whole life I've played tons of video games through friends with other systems.



  • Atari - don't remember Qbert maybe
    NES - SMB/Duck Hunt/Track and Field
    GB - Tetris
    SNES - SMB World
    N64 - Mario 64
    PS1 - Crash Bandicoot
    GC - Super Mario Sunshine
    PS2 - Final Fantasy X
    PS3 - Resistance: Fall of Man
    PSP - Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters
    PS4 - Resogun
    Switch - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    PS5 - Astro's Playroom



  • I haven't owned too too many systems but I'll mention the first game I played on a system whether I owned it or not.

    PS1 - F1 2000
    N64 - Pokemon Stadium
    GB Color - Pokemon Blue
    GC - SSX Tricky
    GBA SP - Pokemon Ruby
    PS2 - Rise to Honor
    PSP - GTA Liberty City Stories
    PSP Go (yeah I bought it) - GTA Chinatown Wars
    PS3 - Motorstorm
    360 @ a friends - TES IV: Oblivion
    360 owned - Halo: Reach
    PS4 - MGS Ground Zeros
    PS Vita - P4: Golden (also the only game I've played on Vida since the memory card is less than 4GB)
    Switch - Super Mario Odyssey
    SNES Classic - Donkey Kong Country
    PS5 - Astro's Playroom

    Extra - 1st Gaming PC Build (early-2011) - The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
    2nd Gaming PC Build (mid-2016) - The Witcher 3

    I love how Steam tracks your purchases. Made figuring this out nice n easy. I'm a bit murky on PS1, N64 and GC since I had family who owned these things before I did. Took an educated guess.



  • @mbun said in For every system you've owned, what was the first game you played?:

    SNES Classic - Star Fox 2

    How's this possible? O_O
    You need to unlock it.



  • NES - Mega Man 2
    SNES - Chrono Trigger (technically my first console and game memory)
    GameBoy - F1 Race
    GameBoy Advance -
    Nintendo DS - Maybe Mario 64 DS, but never owned it.
    3DS - Zelda: Link Between Worlds
    Genesis - Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures
    Turbographx (technically grandparents had it) - Bonk's Adventure
    PS1 - Final Fantasy VII
    PS2 - Dave Mirra: Pro Style BMX 2
    Xbox - either Smashing Drive or Spider Man, but the first game I owned was KOTOR
    GameCube - Tales of Symphonia
    PSP - Crisis Core
    Vita - Persona 4 Golden
    Wii - Wii Sports
    PS3 - Uncharted 2
    PS4 - Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
    N64 - Mario Party
    Switch - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    PS5 - Astro's Playroom

    First gaming PC build: Breath of Fire IV ( Had Ninja Turtles maybe from 2003, but my machine couldn't run it)

    Hope I'm not forgetting a system!



  • @neocweeny I don't remember that. Maybe I'm just remembering wrong. You can tell my memory isn't the best from all the (probably)s. Least that's the one that I remember sinking into first.

    All you need to do to be able to play Star Fox 2 is to load up the original Starwing, or Star Fox as it was known in US and Japanese markets. You then have to playthrough and beat the first level of the game.

    That must've been what I did. Just the first level.