I was thinking now that I, and a believe a lot of you, am from a generation in which games already existed before we were born. Some people I talk to these days don't even know what an Atari is. Well, "gaming culture" or whatever the crap that is isn't that big around here in Brazil yet, but I always thought that Atari was a piece of culture that wasn't that easy to be dismissed. I think, in the end, it's all about when you started playing games, and if someone was playing before you in your family. My brother had an Atari, so I was born with a console at home. I play videogames since I was a baby and have never stopped since. Says a lot about me I guess. When I was four, around 1989, we got a Master System, and then a Mega Drive in early 90s, and then, around 1996 I think, I was the one who got a PS1, since my brother had lost most interest about games that time, and then a Dreamcast in 2000/2001, and then a PS2 in 2005, and then an Xbox 360 in 2008 I believe. Somewhere around that I got an old "Phantom System", which was nothing more than a NES, but made by a company named Gradiente here in Brazil. There's a lot of those and there are still a lot in the making, by lots of different companies.
Anyway, I was thinking back and trying to remember the first game I ever played. I can't recall that far back in my life, it must've been Pac-Man, Enduro, Pole Position, Mario Bros, or some other game we had for the Atari. But I can remember the first game I finished, and that was Superman for the Atari. It was a great feat back then since most Atari games had no ending, so that's probably why I remember so vividly. Plus, sometimes it was hard just figuring out what the hell you have to do in a game. I remember clearly I had to capture Lex Luthor's gang (and Lex himself), save Lois if she got captured, and rebuild the bridge that Lex had blown up. To this day, I still think this is the best Superman game around (even though it really sucks). Not that there's a lot of competition.
This is exactly like the cartridge I had. I found it some other day but was too lazy to scan or take a picture. Lots of Atari games were released here by this eletronics company called CCE.
I was wondering what was the first game you guys here on Destructoid played or finished? read