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What was my first computer and what were some of my favorite games?

I was tagged by Denis Gobo in the latest blog meme: What was your first computer and games you’ve played?

 

Well  mine was the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

I got it when i was 9 years old and I only used it to play games. No programming for this kid just yet. That came a lot later.

This baby had a tape drive whose sound I really enjoyed imitating to annoy my mom :)

 

 

 

 

 

So what were some of the games? These are the four I remember:

Grand Prix Circuit

This was my first intro into the world of F1. I can still remember the “eeeeee cccccc  beep beep beep” sounds of the engine and tires. Ahhhh, those were the days…

 

 

The Chessmaster 2000

My first chess program. I was taught chess at the age of 4 by my uncle and have played it more or less actively since. I remember staying up late for many of nights trying to beat it.

 Chessmaster_2000

 

Frogger

The one, the only, the ultimate - the frog! Up, down, all around, left, right, jump with might! Such simplicity yet so playable. Even today I like to play a game of Frogger now and then.

 

 

 

Popeye

This one I enjoyed playing but i haven no clue why. Probably to bring out my romantic side as the game was filled with hearts and winning the lady. :)

That’s it.

 

I’m tagging Jeff Smith, Peter Larsson, Adam Machanic and Robert C. Cain to tell us what they had and played with.

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# re: What was my first computer and what were some of my favorite games?

My first was ZX80, then quickly ZX81 and then later ZX Spectrum with an impressing amouont of 48k RAM instead of the measly 16k original RAM.

The game I mostly played was something "underground". You explored tunnels and could travel by standing in some kind of bubbles.
I even draw a map of the tunnels along with progress in exploring.

I also constructed hardware to the Spectrum. Me and my neighbour were connected in a network so we programmed network games too,.
2/20/2009 8:02 AM | Peso
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# re: What was my first computer and what were some of my favorite games?

Ahh, I reminiscence those times :)
2/23/2009 11:20 AM | Remote DBA
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# re: What was my first computer and what were some of my favorite games?


My first was ZX81, I was thirteen and we had to write games on our own ...

A few weeks later the 16k module was available. 16k RAM! Marvellous!!! :-)

2/23/2009 5:48 PM | bjoerns
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# re: What was my first computer and what were some of my favorite games?

Found it!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underwurlde
4/24/2009 4:00 PM | Peso
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