Local community center in my hometown opened up in 1981 when I was 9 and first got access to Atari and it was the first local arcade… but by then I remember being disappointed at some of the games they chose, although I liked Zaxxon and Breakout.
Prior to that, I’d played videogames on my Intellivison at home… and also in little arcades while going camping…
Ok: I think it MUST have been Breakout. If I liked the game in 1981 already when I was 9 and didn’t have it on my Intellivision at home, that means I must have played it either after getting intellivision but possibly _before_ then when I was 7 or so. I remember liking Pinball as much as video games.
Ok, so Breakout it must be. First video game, 79% certainty.
wait.. but I got a USED Intellivision and it was released in 1980, so probably 1981/1982. Ok. I’m still going to go with Breakout + pinball as firsts but I may have to revise my ‘gaming history’ a little.
Good memory and logical reasoning test for me here. Thank you!