This doesn’t necessarily fit within the “first game” thread or the “games you remember through non-gaming memories” but it’s somewhat similar. I was just sitting here at work when I had this memory of a weird little game I played a long time ago back when my family ran a computer store.
They would build custom computers and re-build computers and sell them. This was right before Best Buy and other stores really pushed their geek squads / computer gurus and before Windows 95. We would get these WIZ demo discs that featured the first game in a series of games. I got stuff like the original Duke Nukem, and Commander Keen.
Well, there was this weird little game called Cosmos Cosmic Adventures, and it was a platformer where you had suction cups for hands.
It was pretty fun, and colorful, but definitely falls within that realm of “hey, remember that one game, where you did the one thing?”
What are your “Remember that one game” gems?