Lahdgren Posts: 38 Registered: 4/15/2020
Lahdgren
# 1 - Posted on 1/12/2021 23:55:09

This is an idea I came up with for a forum game. The rules are simple find a game that was released on your birthday, if there isn't one available on your birth year keep going until you do.

For example my birthdate June 9th 1993 doesn't have a game release so I go until I find a year that does. In this case it was 2003 which was Donkey Kong Country for GBA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_in_video_games

Post what you find and it's your gaming birthstone, you also have to add it to your wishlist or playlist.

tarzanslam Curator Posts: 300 Registered: 1/25/2016
tarzanslam
# 2 - Posted on 1/13/2021 2:11:18

I like this challenge! However, being born in 1979 makes it a difficult since recordkeeping on game releases doesn't appear to be very good from 41 years ago. I'll keep looking but the closest I could find was Prince of Persia for the Apple II on October 3, 1989 when I turned 10 years old.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Persia_(1989_video_game)
https://www.completionator.com/Game/Details/2872

There were some games released in 1979 but I have no idea if it was on my birthday. I'd like to think that Superman for the Atari was since it was released in '79, man I loved that game when I was 4 or 5 years old.

Post Edited on 1/13/2021 2:13:14
dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1794 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 3 - Posted on 1/13/2021 20:12:24

Yeah, I suffer from old fart syndrome (relatively speaking) as well and don't have oodles of info for game releases on my birth year.

I fall somewhere between the arcade release for Defender and the PC release of Ultima.

Post Edited on 1/13/2021 20:13:31
Drymonema Curator Backer Posts: 376 Registered: 5/31/2016
drymonema
# 4 - Posted on 1/13/2021 20:40:14

Since it's tough finding exact release dates for early game decades, I think the closest to my DOB I can find are Block Gal in arcade, and the Sharp X68000 console. Obviously both winners.