What Was Your Favorite Childhood Video Game?

Whether you played on a Magnavox, Atari, Sega or Nintendo system, do you remember the video games of your youth? What were some of your favorite video games? Share your thoughts in today’s Throwback Thursday.

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Debbie Austin August 19, 2015 at 9:12 am

They did not have video games when I was a kid....We played out side from sun up to sun down......and during school year...we stayed in and did home work....no TV until homework done and then only until 9:00 pm....then to bed we went....no TV in our rooms....only one TV for the entire house

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Nikki August 3, 2015 at 7:14 am

Galaga was MY game!

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mary tranello July 31, 2015 at 12:24 pm

NONE - I was born in the days where we played outside all day. Rode our bikes, played dodge ball, skipped rope, built forts etc. But the 1st game I played as a young adult was PONG.

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JUDY July 31, 2015 at 11:52 am

My favorite games were PacMan, Donkey-Kong, Mario Bros.

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K. T. July 31, 2015 at 8:32 am

I played video games and played outside. My favorite games were Legend of Zelda and Paperboy.

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James A. Fischer, MSN, RN-BC July 24, 2015 at 2:03 pm

None. we rode bikes.

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Margaret Osterman July 23, 2015 at 7:36 pm

I'm 62 so there were no video games in my childhood. I was 20-something when they came out. My favorites were Pong, Asteroids, & Pac Man.

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Bobby July 23, 2015 at 7:04 pm

I loved to play mortal kombat taking turns calling winners against my brothers. Figuring out how to perform combos and fatalities was the best and we even had to head to the library in order to print out pages full of combos and codes. Of course Sonic the Hedgehog series 1~3 was the greatest game we loved to play. Getting through the special stages, obtaining the chaos emeralds and then transforming into Super Sonic oh those were the best of our prime years.

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Denise Lee July 23, 2015 at 7:02 pm

PAC-MAN

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Micky July 23, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Etch A Sketch

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Margaret Osterman July 23, 2015 at 7:38 pm

I liked Etch A Sketch too! You "rebooted" it by holding it upside down & shaking it.

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Robbie July 23, 2015 at 5:04 pm

There are a few of us left around! I played outside, rode my horse, helped put up hay, gathered eggs, weeded the garden, milked cows, hiked in the woods, waded in the stream, gathered tadpoles, collected butterflies, went sled riding, almost threw my dad off a trailer trying to learn to let the clutch out on the tractor, shot pool in the basement, once I got to college I played pinball machines in the student center, that was before video games, didn't need 'em!

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aj July 23, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Amazing....There were no video games when I was a kid and we just had to go play, and guess what, use our imaginations to come up with games. Even if it was a board game, you were still doing it with a group of friends and having fun in the meantime.

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Lina July 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Mario brothers on the original nintendo system that was the size of a VCR.

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Rashard Catten July 23, 2015 at 12:26 pm

The Legend of Zelda.....NERD!!!!!

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John Wood July 23, 2015 at 11:55 am

So of my favorites were : Super Mario on the Nintendo Console. And Sonic The Hedgehog

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C July 23, 2015 at 10:39 am

At the arcade, it was probably Ms PAC MAN and Frogger. On my brother's subsequent Nintendo system, I have to say I enjoyed playing Super Mario Brothers and Gauntlet. Favorite childhood game for me? Dungeons & Dragons! A painting on the front of the module and an active imagination went a very long way.

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Paula David July 23, 2015 at 10:27 am

Galaga!!!!!!!!

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Tori July 23, 2015 at 10:15 am

Ms. Pac Man and Centipede. Good times!

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Joyce July 23, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Me too, I loved Centipede.....Absolutely Good Times!!

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Robert O'Connell July 23, 2015 at 10:08 am

Playing hide-n-seek outside. Electricity hadn't yet been invented.

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Bonnie H July 23, 2015 at 11:33 am

Me too...when I wasn't reading a book! LOL!!!

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Trudy July 23, 2015 at 9:53 am

Asteroids!

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Bonnie C July 23, 2015 at 9:30 am

I didn't have any video games as a teenager. I watched tv for electronic entertainment, but was more often found reading a book (and what wonderful adventures I had traveling around the world through the miracle of the written word).

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Mari July 23, 2015 at 9:13 am

Qix

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Robert O'Connell July 23, 2015 at 10:07 am

BAM! Nice choice.

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Cathy July 23, 2015 at 9:10 am

Well, first - way back in the day - the infamous PONG! But after that, Frogger & PacMan.

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Renee Concepcion July 23, 2015 at 9:02 am

Pac-man and Space Invaders

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Sandy Rippon July 23, 2015 at 8:53 am

There weren't any video games when i was a kid. I guiess I'm too old. We played board games - Monopoly, Trouble, Parcheesi (one of my favorites), Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land (you name it we played it) plus I was a tomboy and loved my army men and especially my erector set. We had a family game night every week. Also, my Mom taught me how to play card games and we played gin rummy all the time. I couldn't even tell you how to play a video game. When I bought Nintendo for my kids, I couldn't even play Mario Bros but it only took them a couple days to figure out the short cuts and catch the princess.

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Cathie July 23, 2015 at 8:47 am

How about there were no video games when I grew up.

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Anna Norrell July 23, 2015 at 8:47 am

Pac Man - I could never play the games today. You would go into a bar and a table for two had the pac man game in it.

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Debbie July 23, 2015 at 8:46 am

I actually had 2 favorites. Tetras and Ms. Pacman

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Yasmine July 23, 2015 at 8:46 am

Anybody remember Q-Bert?

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Laverne Richardson July 23, 2015 at 8:21 am

Pac-Man was and still is my favorite

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Yvette July 23, 2015 at 8:19 am

Two actually.....and this is really a throwback....Space Invaders and Ms. PacMan!

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Mia Lacy July 23, 2015 at 8:17 am

Mortal Konbat was a must in my playing days also Zelda was another fav!!!

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Chuck July 23, 2015 at 8:05 am

DRAGON'S LAIR

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Nancy M Gallagher July 23, 2015 at 7:19 am

Sky Raider (an Atari game). It was in one of the arcades on the Boardwalk in Ocean City. I could always get the highest score of the day!

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Lisa July 23, 2015 at 6:14 am

Frogger!

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