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What Was Your First RPG (PC or Console)?



  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member


    The temple of apshi was my first. I remember you got this book with the game and when you came to a room it told you what page to read. I was so young I never used to bother reading and often had no idea what I was doing. It was for our TRS-80 and had no real graphics. Not really sure you can call it a computer game by todays standards. It was more of a first attempt to move off pen and paper.

    Wizardry is the first game I remember that was actually a fully graphical "dungeon" and might and magic is the first one I played where you actually moved around the world....god I hated running into sprites !

  • viddsterviddster DerbyshirePosts: 220Member Uncommon
    There were probably some earlier ones, but the one that I remember and always springs to mind is Dungeon Master on the Atari ST, although Rogue also has to have a mention.

  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAPosts: 1,585Member Uncommon
    King's Quest II.  I <3 Roberta Williams.
  • Stuka1000Stuka1000 Posts: 950Member Uncommon
    Going to show my age now but my first was a text based adventure game called Zodiac on the Oric 1
  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Sioux City, IAPosts: 3,828Member Common

    Originally posted by muffins89
    King's Quest II.  I <3 Roberta Williams.
    Thanks for mentioning Mrs. Williams. I had no idea who she was so I Googled her. Thanks for that :)

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  • VassagoMaelVassagoMael Covington, LAPosts: 555Member
    BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception on Commodore 64 is the first I remember. 

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  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 3,660Member Rare

    Pc or console? Where are we, in the kindergarten? :)

    I'm not quite sure about my first, in the mid '80s, on C64, probably Ultima IV, Pool of Radiance, or Bard's Tale (tales of the unknow).

    On PC somewhere in the early '90s EoB or Pools of Darkness (the 4th of the series).

    On console... lol. I've never touched any consoles so far, except PSP because of VCS (can't help it, Vice City rocks)

  • MawneeMawnee Spring Hill, FLPosts: 227Member Uncommon
    Wizardry: Proving grounds of the mad overlord.
  • jdlamson75jdlamson75 Jacksonville, FLPosts: 998Member Uncommon

    AD&D for the short-lived Aquarius...hooked up to a black and white tv.  Total awesomesauce.



  • kastakasta Mineola, TXPosts: 512Member
    Aklabeth would be my first.  Followed by Wizardry : Proving Grounds and Ultima I.
  • apocolusterapocoluster newport news, VAPosts: 1,326Member Uncommon
    Phantasy star on the sega master system

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  • tarodintarodin canovellesPosts: 117Member Uncommon
    rings of pwer
  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Anderson, InPosts: 2,883Member Uncommon

    StarFlight 1986


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  • SwaneaSwanea Vegas, NVPosts: 2,366Member Uncommon
    Hard to remember clearly honestly.  I think it may have been Lufia?
  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,807Member Rare
    Originally posted by Kingmob23
    Originally posted by severius
    Atari 2600, Adventure Wikipedia link   Adventure Box CoverWwe

    Well if we are counting those than my first was Advanced Dungeon and Dragons for the Intellivision.

    Same here. AD&D on the Intellivision was my first too.  The good old days.

    However I think I do remember playing Atari's Adventure too.  It looks familiar but it's been so long ago and my memory has been affected by a great many of things since then.

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  • Stone_FountainStone_Fountain Posts: 232Member Uncommon



    A good friend of mine's dad worked for EDS, they had 2 Apple computers and a Beta VCR when my parents still had a black and white TV lol. He had this game and we played it ALOT on the downstairs PC in 1984.

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    In 1980, these 2 P&P games were hot stuff. Though we had some AD&D and MERP books, these two titles were the most fun at the time. Fun times.


    He also had an Intellivision and D&D on it. I stayed up all night playing it a few times. For me personally, when I got my first PC, I bought Pool of Radiance in 1990, my first AD&D PC title. I have the Forgotten Realms Collection still in my library. 


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  • hpistihpisti BudapestPosts: 76Member Uncommon

    Bard's Tale, Wasteland, Dragon WarsSSI Gold Box series, Ultima

    Bard's Tale III I still have on my hard drive :)

  • Stone_FountainStone_Fountain Posts: 232Member Uncommon

    This title ofcourse, was my first real MMO. I logged on for the first time March 23rd, 1999. My first billing was April 23rd, 1999 for my first Paid Sub. 

    First PC Game: Pool of Radiance July 10th, 1990. First MMO: Everquest April 23, 1999

  • immodiumimmodium ManchesterPosts: 2,162Member Uncommon

    On the Amiga

  • BenediktBenedikt PraguePosts: 1,406Member Uncommon
    on PC probably EOB1, but before that i already played some dungeon crawler on sinclair spectrum 128.
  • BrenelaelBrenelael MainePosts: 3,797Member Uncommon

    The first game I'd actually call an RPG by modern terms due to it having a Leveling Mechanic would be Rogue. Awesome game that I still play every once and a while.




  • RoguewizRoguewiz The Lone Star StatePosts: 635Member Uncommon

    Final Fantasy 1 for the NES, Followed by Legend of Zelda, then Crystalis, and then Legacy of the Wizard.


    Rogue was the shiznit.  Totally forgot about that.  Yea, that was my 1st one too.

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  • FlyinDutchman87FlyinDutchman87 London MIlls, ILPosts: 283Member Uncommon
    Secret of Mana for the SNES
  • KyarraKyarra Posts: 750Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by severius
    Atari 2600, Adventure Wikipedia link   Adventure Box Cover

    This would be my first RPG also. I remember finding the easter egg in it also, where the developer or writer or something like that hid his name in the puzzle somewhere. Let me tell you it was also scary getting chased by the black dragon.

  • mrputtsmrputts Beaver, PAPosts: 226Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Roguewiz
    Final Fantasy 1 for the NES, Followed by Legend of Zelda, then Crystalis, and then Legacy of the Wizard.

    If LotW counts as rpg than that was my first. Otherwise it would be


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    Followed by Dragon Warrior, FF1, and Zelda

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