The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Despite his many achievements, Link has always been rather lazy.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
And again. That bed? Still warm.
Until the reboot
So that's a fairly extensive flashback for you. I certainly feel satiated for now, but how about you? Are there any first screens that you feel I unjustly missed out? There are bound to be. So let me know in the comments. But do be aware that I put a overall ban on fighting games and Mega Man, because neither tends to have a 100% guaranteed start point. Just so we're all clear.
And while you're here, check out some of our related features, because why the hell not? The most awesome games (if you never push start) would be a good place to start (Ho ho!), as would The Top 7... Best Beginnings.