In chronological order, with honorable mentions for the same platform noted in parentheses.
Combat for Atari 2600 (plus Breakout, football)
Friendlyware for MS-DOS
Pinball Construction Set for Apple ][
Pole Position arcade console (plus Offroad)
Marble Madness arcade console
Bard’s Tale III: The Thief of Fate for Apple ][
SimCity for Apple ][
Nintendo Golf for GameBoy
Klondike Solitaire for Mac OS 7
Triple Yahtzee for Mac OS 7
Risk for Mac OS 7
PGA Golf III for Sega Genesis
Mario Kart 64
Snake for Nokia mobile phones
Mario Kart Wii
Sparkle for iOS
Wii Sports and Wii Sports U (particularly golf and disc golf)
Klondike Solitaire for iOS (Mobilityware version)
Taberinos for Flash
Bounzy! for iOS (plus Holedown, Physics Balls)
Townscaper for iOS
What I find most interesting about this list is how many of these games I still play and can play, even though the top game on this list dates to 1980. The bottom four are all in regular rotation—I play Taberinos in a legacy desktop Flash player—and many of the others I’ve played in the past couple of years, thanks to still-working consoles and MacMAME. Last spring I played Wii Sports disc golf as a nightcap for almost two months straight.
Also, I need some new games.
Drafted 2023/01/02 at 1:08 pm. Published with clarifying edits and epilogue.