Tuesday, May 29, 2007
1978 Mattel brought us the mother of all handheld games, football.
This handheld interpretation of a sport was nothing like football. You had to maneuver your red dash from one end of the screen to the other as fast as you can and avoid the other identical red dashes that were NOT you. The games LEDs were so primitive that the game would actually get superhot if you played for more than 30 minutes.
This was a completely different game from the Auto Race Game. The goal of the auto race game was to move your red dash from one end of the screen to the other and avoid identical red dashes that were NOT you.