One of the reasons I’ve started to learn how to design build games was some very fond memories of playing games when I was a small child.
The first game I played came with the TRS-80 was a rather simple game called “Dino Wars” a game which involved two dinosaurs doing battle. I remember the sound that game used to make was deafening. I also recall that your were able to just simply run away from the other player, the dino character would eventually disappear off into the distance, and would just be a pixel on the screen. The roaring sound would eventually get softer has he moved away. I guess this must have been high tech back then.
Not a game you could play for very long, but it is the earliest I can recall.
The next one which I used to play with my brother till make hands were sore from using the joystick was Buzzard Bait. I loved that game with a passion. I later discovered this was a “Joust” clone, not even the original. Never got past level 10 to my dismay. Those pesky Pterodactyls kept knocking me off.
When we got a PC I moved on to all the Sierra classics like Kings Quest and Space Quest.
I’m curious to know what were the earliest games other people in the community started with?