What is your most addictive childhood video game?

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What is your most addictive childhood video game?

Mine. Contra. No words. It was terrific to me. Addict in full day some of my childhood days

What about you guys?

  • Profile picture of the author Mark Benedict
    I'm gonna have to pick Super Mario bros. 3 and Pokemon Yellow/Red version. I skipped meals for those games!
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Congo Bongo - I wasted so many quarters on that arcade game in the early 1980s.








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  • Profile picture of the author positivenegative
    Video games. Huh.

    What the Butler saw

    They still had many of these old machines at seaside resorts throughout the UK when I was a child. Much more fun than Super Mario, Pac-Man, etc.


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  • Profile picture of the author PaulSch
    When I was a child there was no such thing as a video game.
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    It was actually a handheld electronic game (circa:1977).


    I still own a working Atari 5200 (Circa: 1982)...



    Defender was my most additive video game for many years...and I still have a working cartridge for the 5200.


    In 1973/74 I was loving the Magnavox Odyssey my relatives owned.


    The first real video game console I owned was a Pong clone (TV Scoreboard) that I received from Santa in the mid-70's.



    With not many games to choose from on there, I liked them all...as the consoles progressed through the 70's and into the early 80's the breakout/super breakout style games were my early favs. I loved the color version of super breakout.



    I still have one of these on my porch (Circa:1970)




    Fun stuff...the wheel is nicely balanced and weighted well so the pitching motion feels quite realistic.

    Cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author perryny
      Originally Posted by ForumGuru View Post

      [CENTER]It was actually a handheld electronic game (circa:1977).

      1977 Mattel Football - YouTube
      Yup... this one definitely holds up.



      (I also still own (and my kids play with) my Atari 2600 and original ColecoVision. Good stuff!)

      As far as what I was personally addicted to...

      Miner 2049er for ColecoVision. I would wake up at 6 AM every morning to squeeze in an hour or so before I had to get ready for school.
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      • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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        Originally Posted by perryny View Post

        (I also still own (and my kids play with) my Atari 2600 and original ColecoVision. Good stuff!)
        Right on.

        Even though my nephews have the Xbox1 and a PS4 etc. almost every time they visit they ask if they can bust out the Atari 5200 or Playstation 1. It's pretty cool they go for those when I have over 300 Xbox 360 titles and a box connected to a 50 inch on a gold account...and these kids skip it all to go retro on a small TV and a collection of roughly 20 games.

        Some day I will should pop up a picture of one of my 5200 controllers...with so many buttons and switches they were notorious for breaking and they were quite expensive to keep purchasing back in the day.. What did I do when one broke so badly it was unusable? I wired the broken buttons to an old TV remote and duck taped the two controls together at the perfect angle. My boy loved that controller...his favorite controller of all time. lol

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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by ForumGuru View Post

      [CENTER]It was actually a handheld electronic game (circa:1977).

      1977 Mattel Football - YouTube






      I remember the football game, it was little red LEDs, lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author ExRat
    Hi,

    Elite for the zx spectrum -

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elite_(video_game)

    Later when I got into the Atari/Amiga I loved Powermonger, Populous and Mega Lo Mania.

    I've been addicted to this for a couple of decades -

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_Manager

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    Not sure if these are the type of video games you mean, but I remember playing an Evil Kneivel bus-jumping game for hours on a cartridge console many moons ago. Then Super Mario Kart on the SNES a bit later.
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    • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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      Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

      Later when I got into the Atari/Amiga I loved Powermonger, Populous...
      Two of my all-time favorite SNES/Sega games from the early 90's!! I was not a kid anymore but was most definitely addicted for awhile to both of those Populous engine games



      For many years my son and I did a ton of baseball management on the computer back in the day on titles like Sammy Sosa High Heat 4 and others. Gosh, HH was a great game.

      FWIW, we hammered all of the popular sports titles back then... Tehmo Super Bowl, Larussa, Lasorda, Triple Play, Madden etc. etc.

      Since nobody has mentioned it yet I will pay tribute to one of the greatest sports games of all time. Yup, way better than Punchout.


      Anyone that has ever played it will remember the supreme prowess of one Mr. Bo Jackson.

      Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by perryny View Post

    Yup... this one definitely holds up.

    I also still own (and my kids play with) my Atari 2600 and original ColecoVision. Good stuff!)

    As far as what I was personally addicted to...

    Miner 2049er for ColecoVision. I would wake up at 6 AM every morning to squeeze in an hour or so before I had to get ready for school.
    Yes, l had miner for my Atari 800XL, computer, tough game to play, (but most arcade and computer games back then where pretty unforgiving) and l did eventually get through all of the levels.

    Still have it, but the transformer has blown, so l would need to get a new one in order to use it.

    Q-Bert was a nightmare, didn't like that one much, but my most addictive,.....probably these.


    And this for my Nintendo 64.


    Being able to run freely around landscapes was pretty revolutionary back then, especially after owning a 2600.


    Still playing but it is Twilight Princess on the Nintendo Wii, but Mario Galaxy Two is next.


    I would say the appeal back then and now is the fact that you have an entire landscape to run about in, etc.


    But the graphics for the Zelda series just gets better every year.

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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    Mining games are quite popular for sure....while I decided not to invest in Minecraft because I know I don't have the time to get that involved, I do enjoy a couple of $1 DigitalDNA indie miners on the 360 on occasion.

    I have crafted a killer underground world in CastleMiner and wish I had a bit more time to work on it.. CastleMiner Z is the latest version with Zombies and and all of that, but I still prefer the original version...I'm not that much into killing Zombies while I construct fantasy worlds.



    Both are very inexpensive but quite cool games if you have are into these sorts of building games.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajbir1994
    I played Pinball in my boyhood mostly. This was very addictive game in my boyhood.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by Rajbir1994 View Post

      I played Pinball in my boyhood mostly. This was very addictive game in my boyhood.
      Yes, Pinball....

      Alien attack and the Indiana JOnes ones where my favourites.

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  • Profile picture of the author StSignal
    Sega bomber.
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  • Profile picture of the author Froggys
    Definetaly super mario.
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    You'd never have guessed...I was a Pinball fan prior to video games hitting the scene. The one machine that drew me back to the arcade to play pinball was the epic 1980 Williams release of the Steve Ritchie designed Black Knight. This innovative, taunting, dual level, multi-ball, talking machine was amazing for it's day. This solid-state machine was first to employ 2 levels and also introduced the patented magna-save to the pinball world.


    IF you are into Pinball the Pinball FX 2 video game release by Zen Studios is great...I have a shi*load of tables I play on Xbox and Microsoft makes it available for Windows as well. The tables are pretty cheap, usually around $5 for 3 tables on Xbox.

    FX 2 is not quite as fun as the real deal but it's a heck of a lot cheaper and some of the tables are off the hook cool, especially on a giant HD screen playing from your favorite angle (table view).
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  • Profile picture of the author arjupraja7
    Mine is Mario. All day I was playing with this game only, My parents getting bored while watching me hehe.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike46
    River Raid
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    Mine was Mario.
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  • Profile picture of the author FajarSidik
    mine is this



    rather difficult but fun
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    The most high tech game we had when I was a kid was to tie a small stick to a much longer stick in a T formation, call it a sword and proceed to whack the shit out of each other.
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  • Profile picture of the author MidelSunRise
    It were Mario and Harry Potter
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  • Profile picture of the author Julio
    For me is Ms. Pac-man and Super Mario Bros.

    Later years Quake 2, Quake 3 Arena, Quake 4, Counter-Strike 1.6, Counter-Strike:Source, Team Fortress 2
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  • Profile picture of the author Root13
    Super Mario and Packman
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  • Profile picture of the author Lars Berger
    Driv3r and 007 Nightfire on the original xbox. Oh man.
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