Top 5 Old School Video Systems
This Saturday My 107.3 will be hosting our second “Call of Duty” tournament. And this time we are playing MW3 or Modern Warfare 3. Over $2,000 in cash and lots of great prizes will be up for grabs, for more details check out the events section here at my1073fm.com. Now if you are like me, this is not exactly my cup of tea so it got me to thinking about the gaming systems I had while growing up. Here is a list of the 5 gaming systems I had as a kid, and make sure you check back tomorrow for my top 5 favorite games of all time.
In 1972 Atari introduced Pong to the world as one of the first computer games ever created, Pong was basically just like tennis, but it was played from the comfort of your couch. The goal of Pong was to defeat your opponent by being the first one to gain10 point, and could be played with two players or one player against a computer controlled paddle.
The Atari 2600 was released in 1977 and was the first gaming system to use game cartridges and plug in controllers. I spent many hours in my room playing the 2600 and perfecting my game play on games like, Combat Pitfall, Breakout and Pac Man. The original price believe it or not was $199
Intelevison was made by Mattel and went on sale in 1980, with twelve games titles available when it launched, Intelevison had better graphics and sound than its competitors, and the promise to release a compatible keyboard that would turn the system into a home computer. Some of the game titles included, Q Bert, Dig Dug, Donkey Kong, Frogger and my personal favorite Pole Position.
ColecoVision hit the video game scene in 1982 and was a huge success.The ColecoVision console came with Donkey Kong included and 12 other games were available at the launch of ColecoVision, with another 10 games released just a few months later. Some of the game titles I played as a kids were Centipede, Galaxian, King Fu Superkicks, Motocross Racer and my favorite Pit Shop and YES I was spoiled and had the steering wheel controller.
in the summer of 1985 Nintendo or NES for short made it's debut, and was the first gaming system to be produced in a country other than the USA. When NES launched 18 titles were available with 27 more titles available a few months later. This was by far my favorite gaming system while growing up, due to the graphics, sound and gaming titles. Games like Duck Hunt, Popeye, Donkey Kong Jr., Baseball Stars and the one I spent the most time playing Tecmo Bowl Football.