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My first electronic handheld game....
« on: August 17, 2010, 09:02:24 PM »
It was around 1982-83 when my parents bought the first handheld game for us.
We played it with my brother the whole day in our summer holiday.
I don't remeber exactly what happened with it than, I think it was sold or exchanged to a different handheld.
Almost 28 years passed and  a few weeks ago as I checked the new listings on our auction site and I saw something very familiar.
It was a Tronica Goal Keeper, my first handheld game ever!!!
I think it was the first step to be an addict of electronic and later arcade games! ;D
It was in good condition and just 10 eur, I couldn't miss it:




Something else, I recieved  a package today, it's the latest catch(6 eur):



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Re: My first electronic handheld game....
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 10:26:54 PM »
I don't remember this particular one  :arrow:



Very similar aspect than the Game & Watch by Nintendo. Did you have them (original Nintendo models) in Hungary back in the days?

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Re: My first electronic handheld game....
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2010, 08:04:43 AM »
I don't remember this particular one  :arrow:
Very similar aspect than the Game & Watch by Nintendo. Did you have them (original Nintendo models) in Hungary back in the days?
Yes, Nintendo handhelds were very popular in Hungary, especially the double screens(Donkey Kong, Green House, Mickey & Donald, etc.)
I have a complete collection of these (just Bombsweeper is missing), but my biggest treasure is this:






This was the first handheld game Nintendo ever made! ;D

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Re: My first electronic handheld game....
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2010, 12:10:34 PM »
My first is this:
Astro Thunder 7

Bought it last year in Osaka. The collection has grown since then. Compensating for stuff I never had as kid I guess ;)
It still has the coolest sound FX of any handheld I know. The in-between level sample WOOT!

My treasures are these:
The Tomy Slimline Speedway

In mint condition, this thing looks cooler than any phone made today! The fake leather case is gorgeous.
And this Mattel Gravity

Stunning shape!
« Last Edit: August 18, 2010, 12:19:32 PM by Blanka »

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Re: My first electronic handheld game....
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2010, 02:06:51 PM »
Nice collection of oldies, thanks for sharing! ;D

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Re: My first electronic handheld game....
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2010, 03:15:18 PM »
Nice topic  :-* :-*

My first one (circa 1982)  :arrow:

Snoopy Tennis:



Unfortunately I don't remember where I put it  :'( :?
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Galaga - PacMan - Donkey Kong Red Cab - Track & Field Upright - Tempest - Burgertime - Gyruss - Defender - Track & Field Cocktail - Robotron 2084

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Re: My first electronic handheld game....
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2010, 03:19:17 PM »
If anybody wants to know what handhelds are for sale time to time in Hungary, I can post them. ;)
Please let me know.

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Re: My first electronic handheld game....
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2010, 04:50:16 PM »
my first-one was......



must still have it somewhere in my attic i think...
even then i loved DK!
my friend at the time had this:


because this was "part 1", i had "part 2" , we exchanged many times


later i had one of these:


folowed by :



thisone was alot of fun too !
« Last Edit: August 18, 2010, 04:57:56 PM by Etienne [NL] »

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Re: My first electronic handheld game....
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2010, 05:16:56 PM »
Mario Bros rules, I always take it with me on holidays, coming handy on long flights! ;D

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Re: My first electronic handheld game....
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2010, 09:16:58 PM »
Maybe you guys already know this:



click the picture..
« Last Edit: August 18, 2010, 09:19:51 PM by Etienne [NL] »

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Re: My first electronic handheld game....
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2010, 10:26:31 PM »
I never had a handheld. I thought they were dodgy compared to the "real" game computers and home computers at the time.

However I did play DKjr and actually liked it a lot, those Nintendo's sure were the best around....

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Re: My first electronic handheld game....
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2010, 10:57:55 PM »
The best tabletops IMO were the Entexes (Crazy Climber, Spiders, Super Cobra, Galaxian, Pac Man 2), the Bandai's (Pengo, Burger Time, Zaxxon) and the Parker (Q-bert). Those were very close the real arcade games, and all have very nice looking VFD displays, a technology Nintendo never used.

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Re: My first electronic handheld game....
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2010, 11:06:16 PM »
Watching all these first G&W models recall good memories. I recognize them all, because we used to play them all at schoolyard, exchanging them to each other during the playtime :P
But to go back on the topic, the first G&W I personally had was this double screen Marios Bros   :arrow:



It was the best one for 2 players ...on the same time!
I guess I still have it ...somewhere  ::)

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Re: My first electronic handheld game....
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2010, 06:43:54 AM »
...... because we used to play them all at schoolyard, exchanging them to each other during the playtime :P

i feel deja vu  :D

this section is a great addition to DLF/ALS bruno !

by the way, i was just browsing the web, and i forget about thisone  :oops:



i did not own it , but a friend of me did, i was hooked !

there was another version of this too...
i remember the pain in my right thumb... ;)


anyone here has one of these ?
« Last Edit: August 19, 2010, 08:45:33 AM by Etienne [NL] »

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Re: My first electronic handheld game....
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2010, 08:57:11 PM »
I still have my very first handheld game (still with box and manual), a Nintendo Game & Watch Chef, bought around 1983(?) for I think 99.-- DM, I played the hell out of it  :D. Sorry, no pic, it's currently still at my parents place, maybe I pick it up tomorrow.
Over the years I collected some more, though the collection is not complete. I also have a few other handhelds and tabletops (Coleco Pacman), but not many (also at my parents place).
I also still have a sales flyer from the time when I bought my Game & Watch, the german distributor then was callled Bienengräber, they called the games "Tric-o-tronic" :D

Here's the flyer:




Here's a Tomy Alien Chase Table Top that I found on the fleamarket last year, it's a two player versus game:







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