What was your first hand held?

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  1. Worzi

    Worzi Active Member

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    Hand-Held Football Games

    I had both the colleco and mattel versions, But Mattel was my first (I broke it after about 6 months and saved me money for the colleco). It was the next best thing to atari for those long family vacations.
     
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    man, there are some old memories...I know I had the donkey kong one with 2 screens - someone had posted pics of it in another thread here.

    I had a few of them but I think they were stored in the part of my brain where the dementia is kicking in, coz I can't remember which ones they were.
     
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    I had the Donkey Kong jr one - (I think it was) only had the one screen. Though really the first type of these games i had was the space invaders style calculator - it was the rage back in school as we could pretend it was a normal calc and then play the spacie game on it (which was just connect the line to make up the 8 lol).
     
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    I had a hand held called BattleStar Galactica Space Alert. Loved it to bits and god was I good at it.

    Followed it up with Sub Chaser and Armoured Battle.

    If your interested in playing a few of these a guy has re-created them to play and can be found here.

    Have fun.
     
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    Ya Worzi same here. I played the hell out of that football game. I would try to flip the score board and if I remember correctly it would freeze up cause it didn't do more than 2 digit numbers.
     
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    I forgot all about that game. I dont recall actually owning it, I think I played a friends quite a bit though. I do remember having a space invader type version of that. It had a 1/4 inch joystick to move the guy back and forth.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Mine was Donkey Kong, the one in the 70s-kitchen shade of orange. I had Parachute too, not sure which one I had first though.
     
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    Various Game & Watches..... damn i wish i still had those:(
     
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    Lol this is a great thread,
    My first handhelds were Trojan war and Parachute, 2 single screen games i got for christmas ... i played them till my thumbs developed callouses from the hard plastic buttons.... i had to walk 4 km back to my school cos i missed my stop cos i was clocked Trojan war one morning...... Those were the days :p

    Beechey
     
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    You mean apart from the ones playing 'spacies' on their Casio FX82 calculators at school in the 80's ;)

    I had a very basic basketball game, in the mid-late 80's which was on an lcd screen.
    Only had a few buttons, and how hard you pressed the fire button, got the ball in the hoop. :)
     
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    Mine was a Game & Watch: Helmet.

    Given to me in Christmas 1980 or 81 by my neighbours who had just picked it up in Hong Kong. I played it so much that Christmas day that my mum took the batteries out. I screamed. Hard.

    When the batteries were put back in, the clock blinked 12:00, you see. It was BROKEN!! I screamed some more. Mum had to go next door and ask the neighbours to set the clock for me so I would stop screaming.

    Mum and I were just talking about that the other day. Funny sh1t.
     
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    Mine was the game &watch "Fire" - bounce the babies from the burning building into the waiting ambulance - great for the reflexes lol
     
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    My first was a Game & Watch Manhole - the original brown one, not the re-released blue 'widescreen' one :). Like others, it was either a birthday or xmas present and it got a great deal of use. Hmm, might have to go and look for one on ebay now...

    For the G&W fans who are keen, Nintendo Japan released a club members only cart for the DS which has Donkey Kong, Green House and Oil Panic, and are pretty much perfect clones of the original G&Ws. You can find them on ebay. Definitely worth tracking down for reaching that nostalgic high.
     
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    How much would these hand held retro things be worth these days? I'm cleaning out house and finding all these things and wondering if they'd be of value and worth storage.

    I have the old hand held Donkey Kong 1, 2, Junior, a lot more hand held Nintendo games like Mario Bros. I also have the old NES Famicom, the SNES, a Playstation.

    Are they worth trying to sell?
     
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    first handheld

    yeah that orange nintendo single screen one, that was fun... game AND watch :) my brother got the donkey kong double screen cos he'd saved up more pocket money than me ;( - maybe that's why he's into economics now?
     
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    my hand held was Heidi, my first girlfriend... lol
     
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    What was your first hand held ?

    Her name was Michelle and even at such a young age we had dreams of getting married. I wonder were she is now
     
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    me pacman too. . that was fun, mouth was moving and ate . . lol
     
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    how about mario it is qualified? ?
     

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