Day 1 – Very first video game
Perfect place to begin, though I will admit I am dating myself with this admission. No matter, it’s where my little gaming journey began.
My very first game was a hand held game from Nintendo called Donkey Kong Jr. My mother purchased it for me right before we embarked on a nine-hour flight to Europe. Considering that I was around four years old at the time, it was quite a brilliant move, because I was absolutely engrossed in that game for almost the entire flight.
In fact I became so devoted to this game that I could play it through multiple times in a row.
Strangely enough, this did not result in my becoming a Donkey Kong fan. But I can thank Donkey Kong for being the first reason I became a huge gaming nerd. Thanks DK Jr! <3
For anyone interested in playing it, I found a simulator online. Oh nostalgia! Play it here: http://www.pica-pic.com/#/donkey_kong_jr/