What RPG introduced you to the genre?

I believe that Miracle Warriors, also by Sega, was released in the US even before Phantasy Star, which would make that game the first RPG I suppose. I also thought that Dragon Warrior had preceeded Phantasy Star, but I guess I was going by the Japanese too. :slight_smile:

Phantasy Star was my first console RPG though. My first RPG at all would probably have been Temple of Apshai for the Apple II. Yes, I suppose that does date me right there.

BTW, I own and have beaten Miracle Warriors… only about ten years after it was released though. I have no idea what got me through that game, it was sheer hell because the map system was too damn cryptic and there was hardly no animation except for a screen flash or wiggle. Looking back on it, I see it as the seed that Shining Force grew from, lots of similarities. Don’t play it unless your absolutely hardcore.

Methinks I have found a fellow old schooler in Rune Lai :slight_smile:

1st RPG would be Phantasy Star on the Master System

RPG that really got me in the genre of RPG’s was the incredible Lunar on the Mega CD (still the best RPG).

1st videogame I played was Pong on my brother home pong machine back in about 1982.

Game that got me into gamming and hooked was Jetpack on the Spectrum.

Hey, I played with a Atari 2600 back when they were new! :smiley: I missed Pong though. Methinks Team Andromeda is quite old school as well.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. I think in 1994 or 1995. And to those who don’t consider an RPG: Go to hell, it’s an Action-RPG.

First PRG played: errrm. either PDS, Shining Force (emulated) or FF7. I was playing these things around the same time so I can’t recall which was first.

First game played: Again more vaguries. I say Sonic 2 on the MD/Genesis but it may have been Super Mario Bros on NES

Yeah mate I’m in my mid 20’s. I just missed out on the Atari 2600 stuff (not that old ;)).

The Spectrum 48k got me into gaming

Shining Force 3 and PDS, at the same time really :stuck_out_tongue:

I got thenm both for a birthday in 1998, although I had been playing (mainly action platform and racing) games before that in the 16 bit generation.

Pong came out before the Atari 2600, didn’t it? I mean, at least the Atari had Pac-Man. Pong was three lines and a square? :smiley: I didn’t get into gaming until I got my SMS though (and I’m also in my mid-20s).

Let’s hear it for the people born in the 70’s!!!

:slight_smile:

Anybody else here have an Intellivision??

You know, you just really made me feel old with that comment. :slight_smile: I didn’t have an Intellivision, but I had a Colecovision. Does that count? :slight_smile:

[quote=“Abadd”]Let’s hear it for the people born in the 70’s!!!

:slight_smile:

Anybody else here have an Intellivision??[/quote]

Yes I still have mine. PGA Golf still plays ok, even after all these years

Nice.

(And yeah, Collecovision counts ;))

Favorite games on Intellivision:

Tron Deadly Discs
Baseball
Fish Fish
That one frog game where you jump and eat the bugs…
Boxing

Good times :slight_smile:

[quote=“Abadd”]Nice.

(And yeah, Collecovision counts ;))

Favorite games on Intellivision:

Tron Deadly Discs
Baseball
Fish Fish
That one frog game where you jump and eat the bugs…
Boxing

Good times :)[/quote]

:). my fav’s were Super Cobra, PGA Golf, Frogger, Night Striker

Ooh, I also forgot Sea Battle :slight_smile:

Man, the memories are coming back… Old gamers of the world, unite!

[quote=“Abadd”]Ooh, I also forgot Sea Battle :slight_smile:

Man, the memories are coming back… Old gamers of the world, unite![/quote]

:). Never got to play Sea battle

[quote=“Abadd”]Wow… You guys are n00bs!!!1!! (j/k)

First console RPG: DragonQuest. The very first one.

But, if you want to get technical, I played Zork and Wizardry on PC before that (I think… kinda fuzzy).

First video game? Don’t remember. I was about 2 or 3 years old (and it was either on Atari or Intellivision… Oh wait… actually, I think it was on PC)[/quote]

Good grief. I was beginning to think I was old. I remember playing Zork as my first “rpg”. When I was seeing things like PSO2, I was getting concerned.

To be honest I dunno what my first game was. Maybe that apple game with the two tanks that shot at each other… or maybe an Atari game of some sort… don’t really remember.

First game: Duck Hunt - and it is still fun :slight_smile:

First RPG: Final Fantasy VI