While I'd like to say that my gaming history extends back to the 1980s, I'm not quite sure it does. Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of Rage, Street Fighter II Turbo, which were all early '90s pieces.
I did have an Amstrad CPC back in the day when this happened to my friends. I have played titles like Paperboy, Postman Pat, Knightmare, Gauntlet and Ghostbusters on that machine, so perhaps it would be back in the very late 1980s, that I made my dÃ©but in gaming.
Haha! I've been gaming for 4 decades and I'm not even 30!