Anyone know of this game where a boy gets his dog stolen by aliens or somesuch thing and he goes on a mission to get his dog back. It was a sidescrolling platformer.
Commander Keen, maybe?
My first computer gaming experience was on the Commodore 64. We had a lot of games for it, but the most memorable for me was the port of Mr Do's Castle.
I used to play games on my granddad's first PC, too ... usually played Dune II, which I think was the first RTS game ever, published by Westwood (the same guys who eventually went on to make Command&Conquer and Red Alert).
When our family got our own PC, my first game ever was Mechwarrior II. Probably the best in the franchise.