Tell Us Dammit: New Consoles, First Games

With the PS4 coming out on the US and some of us just about to pick up brand new consoles in Australia in the coming weeks, I've been thinking a lot about the games I want to play first. That, in turn, got me looking back to previous consoles when they launched. So what I want to know is: what was the first game you've played on every console/machine you've owned. Come on, this will be fun!

Alright, here we go...

Spectrum 48k: Horace Goes Skiing Spectrum 128k: Golden Axe Master System: Moonwalker Amiga: Kick Off 2 SNES: Street Fighter 2 Game Boy: Tetris PlayStation: Resident Evil Nintendo 64: Mario 64 PlayStation 2: Gran Turismo 3 Xbox: Max Payne Game Boy Advance: Metroid Fusion GameCube: Pikmin Nintendo DS: Trauma Center PSP: Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Nintendo Wii: Wii Sports PlayStation 3: Motorstorm Xbox 360: Gears Of War 3DS: Nintendogs + Cats PS Vita: Rayman Origins

Dear God I've owned a lot of console in my life.

Alright, now you go!


    Will only post this gen:

    Xbox 360: Weirdly Jade Empire. Missed out on the original Xbox so was looking forward to playing this in backwards compatibility mode. At the time it looked like BioWare were quickly becoming Xbox exclusive and that alone convinced me to get this console. Launch games bought on release were Kameo and Condemned: Criminal Origins.

    PS3: Didn't buy PS3 on launch, but got the Uncharted one-two punch of the first and second game as my first games for this system. I think that's the greatest first impression a console could've made.

    Wii: deBlob and Super Mario Galaxy. Such a fun Christmas.

    Wii U: Zombie U.

    I'm getting a PS4 on launch and will probably get Killzone and AC4.

    Last edited 14/11/13 11:20 am

      Upvote for de Blob.

        Ahhh here we go
        Snes: Tmnt IV Turtles in Time
        Sega megadrive: Sonic The hedgehog 2
        N64: Mario Kart 64
        Xbox: Halo Combat Evolved
        GameCube: SuperSmash Bros Melee
        Ps2: Kingdom Hearts
        PS3: Resistance
        Xbox360: Halo3
        Wii: SmashBros Brawl

      AC4 is surprisingly good, wish I held off for the PS4 version. I almost returned the game because the first hour bored me. But once you begin sailing its great. Im loving it!!

      Last edited 14/11/13 11:00 pm

    MegaDrive: Toy Story
    PSX: Gran Turismo
    GB Colour: Pokemon Yellow
    PS2: UEFA Soccer or something (Was terible)
    PSP: Virtua Tennis
    Wii: Zelda Twilight Princess
    Xbox360: Cod2

    Last edited 14/11/13 11:24 am

    Nintendo 64 and Super Mario 64. First console, will always have a soft spot in my heart.

      Ill be surprised if someone bought an N64 and didn't play Mario 64 first!

        GoldenEye mate..... How could you not!!!!

          Oh yeah there would've been a subset of people who got it just for that game - by the time Goldeneye came out I already owned the system (amazing when you think that game was touted at launch, came out a year later IIRC which itself was way later than the film and was the first time i can remember a movie tie in being any good!

          And then I remember the subsequent EA James Bond games which tried to cash in with the Playstation owners who'd never played the Rare original; that was your first indication as a young man, that EA were actually a bit crap!

          Oh, I played the hell out of that. Just wasn't first.

    Atari ST: Wishbringer
    NES: Super Mario / Duck Hunt combo cartridge
    SNES: Mario Kart ringing a bell, or maybe Breath of Fire
    Genesis: Sonic 1
    N64: Mario 64
    Dreamcast: Sonic Adventures
    PS: FF8
    PS2: FF10
    Gameboy Colour: Pokemon Red
    GBA: Harvest Moon: FoMT
    Gamecube: Mario Kart Double Dash
    Nintendo DS: Harvest Moon DS
    Wii: Twilight Princess - Unless we count Wii Sports, in which case it was Wii Sports: Golf
    360: GTA IV
    PS3: Don't remember, might have been a Buzz game.

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    Hmm. First game I've ever played on the console, like at a demo station or something? Or on the one that I actually purchased?

    NES: Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt. I couldn't say for sure which of those I actually played first, but I have a vivid memory of sitting on the floor with my family as it got set up and then playing Duck Hunt.
    Game Boy: We got Donkey Kong Land and Wario Blast as our first games, so it must've been one of those. Probably would've jumped into DK first.
    SNES: We got the Mario All Stars pack, then I got Super Tennis while my sister got Super Soccer. Probably would've popped SMAS in first. Actually, a few months back we went through some old home movies and found the Christmas where we got the SNES. I went full N64 Kid on the thing, it was pretty hilarious. And cringe-worthy.
    N64: Also hard to remember. I think we got Mario 64, Mario Kart, and possibly Wave Race and Diddy Kong Racing first. I know Mario 64 was the first thing I played on a 64 at the home computer show at Darling Harbour, but that's about it.
    GB Colour: Game Boy Gallery 3 was probably first, we also got Tetris DX with it.
    GBA: Hmm. I remember that my sister got Tony Hawk 2 with hers, but I can't think what I got with mine. Was Mario Kart Super Circuit a launch title? If so I guess it would've been that.
    GameCube: I either first played Luigi's Mansion or Rogue Leader at the Toys R Us demo station. Picked up both of those on launch, as well as Wave Race and Burnout. Top games, all of them. I think Rogue Leader was the first I popped into the machine once I got it.
    DS: Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt :P Or if you're going for a "proper" game, it would've been Mario 64. Think I might've picked up Warioware at launch too? And Project Rub.
    Wii: Came with Wii Sports, also got Twilight Princess, Red Steel and Wii Play. I think I might've actually played Wii Play first.
    3DS: Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars. Best most underrated launch game for the thing.
    Wii U: Guess it would've been Nintendo Land. Unless I went for ZombiU first. But probably Nintendo Land.

      Oops, forgot:
      Virtual Boy: Mario's Tennis. I got mine with six games, this one wasn't particularly great. Red Alarm and Teleroboxer are the best of that lot.
      360: Got three games with it - Blur, Singularity and Transformers War for Cybertron. I think Transformers might've been the first one I played. That was awesome. The others were pretty decent too. The first game I wanted to play for it though (and bought) was Brutal Legend.

    Sega Master System: Alex Kidd in Miracle World (or Spy vs. Spy if you don't count the built-in game)
    Game Boy: Tetris
    Atari Lynx: Crystal Mines II
    Nintendo 64: Goldeneye
    Playstion 2: Kingdom Hearts
    Xbox: Halo
    Nintendo DS: Mario Kart DS
    Xbox 360: Gears of War
    Wii: Wii Sports (or Excite Truck if you don't count the bundled game)
    PSP: Loco Roco
    Playstation 3: Silent Hill Homecoming
    Nintendo 3DS: Animal Crossing New Leaf

    I'll be getting my Xbone next week and I expect the first thing I do will be some multiplayer Battlefield 4. I will probably get stuck into Dead Rising 3 over the weekend, though at this point I don't have DR3 preordered so that might not happen. I'm planning to go move my Watch Dogs preorder money to the DR3/controller bundle.

    As for consoles I didn't actually own, I'll still list my first experiences:
    Commodore 64: Ghouls n Ghosts
    Atari 2600: Asteroids
    NES: Super Mario Bros.
    SNES: Super Mario Kart
    Sega Mega Drive: Earthworm Jim
    Amiga: Gunship 2000
    Playstation: Destruction Derby

    And I think that's every console I've ever played on.

    Game Boy: Donkey Kong Land
    Game Boy Pocket: Super Mario Land
    Game Boy Colour: Donkey Kong Country
    Nintendo DS: Nintendogs
    Nintendo 3DS: Rayman

    SNES: Donkey Kong Country
    N64: Yoshi's Story
    Gamecube: Luigi's Mansion
    Wii: Wii Sports
    WiiU: NintendoLand

    I like Donkey Kong. :) ....and Nintendo.

    Last edited 14/11/13 11:36 am

    My memory is a little shady but I'll try..

    PC - BASIC Gorillas
    NES - Super Mario Bros
    Megadrive - Sonic The Hedghog
    Gameboy - Tetris
    Playstation - The Lost World: Jurassic Park (thanks mum...)
    Nintendo 64 - Mario 64
    PlayStation 2 - Gran Turismo 3
    GameCube - Super Smash Bros Melee
    Nintendo Wii - Wii Sports
    Playstation 3 - Metal Gear Solid 4
    Xbox 360 - Halo 3

    Commodore 64: California Games
    Game Gear: Columns
    SNES: Killer Instinct
    N64: Super Mario 64
    Xbox: Halo
    Gamecube: Rouge Squadron 2
    360: Project Gotham Racing 3
    PS3: Journey (was late to the party)

    Xbox One: Killer Instinct

    SNES: Super Mario World (I'm pretty sure)
    Xbox: Halo
    Xbox 360: Kameo
    PS3: Uncharted 2

    Gameboy Colour: Pokemon Yellow
    Gameboy Advance: Pokemon Saphire (I think)
    DS: Phantom Hourglass
    3DS: Lego Harry Potter

    Mark did you forget about your Wii U =( Everybody forgets about the Wii U...

    Anyway I don't have a whole lot so:
    SNES: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
    PSX: A Bug's Life (5-9-YEAR OLD ME LOVES MOVIE TIE-IN GAMES, extra shout-out here to Aladdin on SNES)
    Windows: Age of Empires (I'm counting this here for the sake of fleshing out this super short list)
    Wii: Wii Sports (first game I bought was Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz)
    3DS: Pokemon Y

    What I remember:

    Intellivision: Shark Shark
    Amiga: Faery Tale
    NES: Mario/Duckhunt
    Megadrive: Alien Storm
    PS1: Tekken 2
    PS2: Gran Turismo 3, GTA3
    Gamecube: Mario Sunshine
    PS3: Resistance

    PS4 will be my first console bought at launch, I have AC4 and Killzone preordered.

    Memory may be a little hazy, but in rough chronological order:

    Atari 2600: Pitfall
    Gameboy (brick): Super Mario Land
    SNES: Kid Klown in Crazy Chase
    Gameboy Color: Pokemon Silver? (Stretching the first game thing, all gameboy games before this one)
    N64: Goldeneye 64
    GBA: Golden Sun
    Gamecube (might have been before GBA, this one's hazy): Super Smash Bros Melee - according to wikipedia chronology, since for the life of me I can't remember
    DS: Starfox? Aside from the Metroid Prime Hunters demo that came with it, don't think I played DS games initially, was busy with FF tactics GBA cart
    Wii: Red Steel
    360: Guitar Hero World Tour
    PS3: Demon's Souls
    3DS(XL): Skylanders Spyro's Adventures (I was waiting for Fire Emblem, ok?)
    Wii U: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

    Kind of interesting how I have that hazy period in the middle when the SNES / N64 stuff remains so clear.

    NES: Super Mario Bros
    Gameboy: WarioLand
    N64: Mario 64
    PS2: Grand Theft Auto 3
    PS3: Not actually 100% if it was COD Modern Warfare or not.
    Xbox 360: I think it might of been guitar hero.
    Xbox One: So far AC4 and BF4 pre ordered, might add either Forza or NFS to that.

    Funny how memorable those old consoles first games were, they were typically some of the best on the system for the entire life, while current consoles your first game doesn't seem anywhere near as memorable.

    In order of console acquisition:

    Master System: Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Built in)
    Game Boy: Pokemon Yellow
    PS1 : Gran Turismo
    PS2: V8 Supercars Race Driver (It was my brother's console & games,) , Tekken Tag Tournament (On mine)
    PSP: Tekken Dark Resurrection
    PS3: Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction
    Gamecube: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Gameboy Advance: American Dragon: Jake Long
    PSVita: Persona 4 Golden

    Last edited 14/11/13 12:36 pm

    The past, it's so dim! In very rough chronological order of when I played them:

    Apple IIe: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
    SMS: Either Alex Kidd in Miracle World or Teddy Boy
    C64: Tanks (or whatever it's called)
    PC: Leisure Suit Larry
    Gameboy: Tetris
    NES: Megaman 2 or 3
    Mega Drive: Sonic 1
    Atari Lynx: California Games
    Sega Game Gear: Sonic 2
    Mega-CD: Sonic CD
    SNES: Super Mario World
    PlayStation: Tekken?
    Game Boy Advance: Super Mario Advance
    Nintendo 64: Super Mario 64
    Sega Dreamcast: Crazy Taxi
    PlayStation 2: Probably Tekken of some sort as well?
    GameCube: Luigi's Mansion
    Xbox: Halo
    Nintendo DS: Super Mario 64 (wait, didn't I already play that?)
    Xbox 360: Portal (in the Orange Box)
    Wii: Wii Sports
    PlayStation 3: Uncharted
    Nintendo 3DS: Rayman 2
    Wii U: Nintendo Land

    Arcade Machine: Soul Edge
    Atari 2600: Human Cannonball

    edit* Apple IIe: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego (Can't believe I forgot this)
    edit* C64: Loderunner
    edit* PC: Populous or Magic Carpet

    Master System: Does Alex Kidd count? if not then California Games
    Mega Drive: Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    Sega Saturn: Panzer Dragoon
    Sega Dreamcast: Sonic Adventure

    NES: Duck Hunt
    SNES: Gods
    Nintendo 64: Mario Kart 64
    GameCube: Rogue Squadron 2 - Rogue Leader
    Nintendo Wii: Wii Sports/Rayman Raving Rabbids
    Wii U: Sonic and the obnoxiously long titled racing game
    Game Boy: Kung Fu Master
    Game Boy Advance: Pokemon Sapphire
    Nintendo DS: Pokemon Soul Silver
    3DS: Ocarina of TIme 3D

    PlayStation: Final Fantasy 7
    PlayStation 2: Tekken Tag Tournament
    PlayStation 3: Tony Hawk Project 8
    PS Vita: Persona 4 Golden

    X-Box: Dead or Alive 3
    Xbox 360: Guitar Hero 3 - Legends of Rock

    I think that covers most of it

    Last edited 14/11/13 12:02 pm

    PC - F29 Retaliator
    Megadrive - Altered Best, Gynoug, EA Hockey
    SNES - Streetfighter 2
    Mega CD - Cobra Command
    32x - Doom
    Sega Saturn - Virtua Fighter, Panzer Dragoon demo
    Sega Dreamcast - Crazy Taxi
    PS2 - WRC 1
    GameBoy Advance - Streetfighter 2
    N64 - Turok
    Xbox - Sega GT
    GameCube - Star Wars Rouge Leader
    Atari Lynx II - Pit Fighter
    Atari Jaguar - Tempest 2000 (so so addictive).
    PSP - Killzone
    Wii - Wii Sports, Excite Truck (still my fave Wii game)
    WiiU - Nintendo Land
    Sony PS Vita - Wipout, Uncharted
    Xbox 360 - FIFA World Cup 2006 (awful game). Remember the Sven Goran Errickson mid match cut scenes made him look like somehting out of the Walking Dead.
    PS3 - Resistance 1

    Hmmm I think i have a a console collecting problem as I still have all of the above bar the Lynx II.

    Last edited 14/11/13 12:03 pm

    Commodore 64 - (I can't even remember, possibly Spy VS Spy or Pitfall or something)
    Atari 2600 - Dodge-Em
    Master System - Alex Kidd in Miracle World
    PC - Commander Keen
    Megadrive - Sonic 2
    Snes - Mario Allstars
    Gameboy - Kirby's Dreamland
    PC 2 - Quake
    N64 - Mario 64
    PSOne - Ridge Racer 4
    PS2 - Soul Reaver II (won it in a comp before I got the console)
    PC 3 - Serious Sam 2nd Encounter
    Gamecube - Super Mario Sunshine
    GBA - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    DS - Mario 64 DS
    PC 4 - Oblivion
    Wii - Zelda Twilight Princess
    360 - Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (won it in a comp before I got the console)
    PS3 - Uncharted
    3DS - Rabbids 3D (shutup, it was free and I was waiting for Pilotwings)
    PC 5 - um... Mafia II all maxed out?
    WiiU - New Super Mario U
    PS4 - Killzone

    Last edited 14/11/13 12:15 pm

    OK, let's see

    Hanimex 677: Pong

    Intellivision: Burgertime
    NES: Super Mario Bros.
    Atari 2600: Pitfall
    Sega Master System: Alex Kidd In Miracle World
    Gameboy: Tetris
    SNES: Super Mario World
    Mega Drive: Sonic The Hedgehog
    N64 Super Mario 64
    Playstation: Crash Bandicoot
    Gamecube: Super Mario Sunshine
    Playstation 2: Gran Turismo 3
    XBox: Halo
    Nintendo Wii: Wii Sports
    Playstation 3: Motorstorm
    XBox 360: Kameo: Elements Of Power
    Nintendo 3DS: Super Street Fighter IV 3D
    Nintendo Wii U: Nintendoland

    Last edited 14/11/13 12:09 pm

    Amiga: Fiendish Freddie's Big Top of Fun, Superball 2, Silkworm
    NES: SMB
    SNES: Killer Instinct
    N64: MK64
    GCN: Luigi's Mansion
    Wii: LoZ:TP
    Wii U: Nintendo Land

    Gameboy: Donkey Kong
    DS: Mario Kart
    3DS: Mario Kart

    PSX: Abe's Oddyssee
    PS2: Tenchu Stealth Assassins
    PS3: Red Dead Redemption

    XBOX: 007 Nightfire
    360: Borderlands

    Atari 800 - Star Raiders
    Vectrex - Bezerk
    Atari Lynx - Stun Runner
    Sega Megadrive - Mortal Kombat
    Atari Jaguar - Alien vs Predator (totally blew my mind and scared the shit out of me)
    Sega Dreamcast - That fun boxing game, whatever it was called and Ridge Raaaaaaacer.
    Playstation - Tekken
    PS2 - Metal Gear Solid (whatever number it was) , bought it just for that.
    XBOX - Halo of course.
    PS3 - Can't remember.
    360 - Also can't remember.
    iPhone - Tiny wings.
    DS Animal Crossing, considering getting a 3DS to play the new one.
    Wii - Wii Sports.

    N64: Mario 64
    Xbox: Halo CE
    Xbox 360: Halo 2 (wierd I know, but I had never spent money on Xbox Live and my 360 came with a month of it, so I was pretty excited to play online)
    PS3: Demon Souls

    Never owned that many consoles, obviously...

    Most of these are a little hard to recall because I used to play other people's consoles before getting my own.

    Atari: Frostbite
    NES: Either Trogg or RoboWarrior, maybe Double Dragon
    Master System: Alex the Kidd in Miracle World (or Secret Commando, not sure)

    SNES: Super Mario World
    Mega Drive: NBA something or other

    PlayStation: For some reason I want to say Tomb Raider but I think it was something earlier than that.
    N64: Either Shadows of the Empire or Mario 64, I think Shadows.
    Saturn: Nights?

    Dreamcast: Sonic Adventure
    GameCube: Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
    XBOX: Republic Commando
    PS2: State of Emergency... I think

    Wii: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    XBOX 360: Saints Row
    PS3: Ratchet and Clank

    Wii U: New Super Luigi Bros

    Mega Drive - Sonic 2
    PS1 - Gran Turismo
    PS2 - NBA Street
    GC - Fire Emblem Path of Radiance
    360 - Eternal Sonata
    PS3 - Batman Arkham Asylum
    Wii - Wii Sports

    GB - Tetris
    GBC - Pokemon Silver
    GBA - Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
    NDS - Yoshi Touch & Go (JPN version)
    PSP - Lumines
    3DS - LoZ Ocarina of Time 3D

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