Throwback Thursday: What Are Your Favorite Video Games From the Past?

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Video games have come so far from the days of Atari or Sega, to become not just a tool for entertainment, but for learning as well. What video games from the past remind you of your childhood? Were you able to beat any classic titles? Tell us your classic video game stories in today's Throwback Thursday.

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Rose Richardson November 18, 2014 at 9:19 am

My best game of all time was Galaxy where you would shoot the bombs and if you did good your single shooter woulb become a double shooter! Die you aliens!!!!


James A. FIscher, RN, MSN October 20, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Pong, the first game.


Ailea Barnett October 17, 2014 at 8:04 am

I know I'm a day late but my favorite game was final fantasy.


Ervin S. Boulware October 16, 2014 at 9:34 pm

There were no video games when I was a kid. In our neighborhood we played 1- dodge ball, 2- hide and go seek, 3- the girls jumped robe, 4- the girls & boys played jacks and of course 5- we all spinned the bottle


S Coby October 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm

My favorite game would be Super Mario World i was a 80's baby to the 90's gaming was the best time of my life.


Danielle October 16, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Tetris, Centipeede and Galaga


Denne October 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm

My favorite was Pac Man. Even now if I come across a Pac Man game I usually have to stop and play.


robin October 16, 2014 at 11:24 am



Paul Schley October 16, 2014 at 9:28 am

I still have an Intellivision game. The baseball and football games are still the best. In an arcade, Mrs. Packman still raises my blood pressure!


Leola Funderburk October 16, 2014 at 9:27 am

My favorite video game from the past is Burger Time.


Pam October 16, 2014 at 9:16 am

Pac-Man and Galaga. Sometimes you can still find these two in arcades.


Gabi October 16, 2014 at 9:08 am

Pitfall and Frogger on Atari! Classic!


Lori October 16, 2014 at 9:07 am



Cathy Carini October 16, 2014 at 9:07 am

My fave was always Frogger, with PacMan a close second.


Anna Norrell October 16, 2014 at 8:22 am

There were not video games in my childhood. Late teenager years it would be "Pac Man".


Romunda Williams-Davis October 16, 2014 at 7:41 am

My favortie game was Pac Man...still love it


Ken Butler October 16, 2014 at 7:23 am

My favorite throwback video game was called Burgertime, from back in the 80's your player would try to build burgers to score points being chased by condiments and veggies that you would bait them to a ledge and make them drop. It had about 10 different levels that got faster and faster, I stayed up all night a many times trying to beat the highest score.LOL!


robin October 16, 2014 at 11:25 am

what was you highest score you remember it


Marie Schanke October 16, 2014 at 6:51 am

Breakout from Atari. Go 80's!


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