Oh yeah, I had all the classics.
It all started with the Atari, and I played the original version of Pong. But that got addictive, so my parents took it away.
A few years later, we got a Texas Instruments Ti64. I don't remember any of the games we got (they were all crap, but there was one which resembled something close to space invaders), but I do remember that all the games came in a cartridge, and we stored the data on audio cassettes. Even those at the time were a novelty. That computer only lasted us one year, before the keyboard broke. Next.
Then the mother of them all, the first clone PC XT
that we bought for something like 5k CAD. Came with two (yes, two! How amazing is that?) 5 1/4" floppy drives, and no HD
. Can't remember what the processor speed was, but it was enough to play Police Quest without too many problems. Oh wait, it was a problem, because we kept on having to flip disks all the time from one screen to another, and saving games was a pain in the arse.
So we upgraded to an AT
286, with a 20mb Hard Disk. Megabyte. That was a cool word. Finally, we could load King's Quest on the hard disk, and not worry about damaging floppies again. Unfortunately, the hard disk suffered a failure, and the computer was mothballed.
Then I got a used Apple Mac Classic. Still with the monochrome screen, and a 1200 baud modem. Haven't looked back since.