Friday, April 22, 2016

Addictive Retro Fun

This is Mattel's Classic Football game.  We got it when it was first released in 1977 and it's the first handheld video game my brother and I ever played.  I'm pretty sure it was one of the items circled in the Sears Christmas Wish Book catalog. 

The game consisted of a tiny thin cursor that blipped down the football field.  The goal was to dodge the other "players" in the game and get to the other side.  It was as addicting then as any smartphone game is now.  We fought over whose turn it was.

My brother now has it on display in his garage and when I saw it, the memories came flooding back and I stood there with a smile on my face and chuckled at how something so simple gave us such joy. 

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2015: Boldface
2014: Ciudad Ju├írez En La Noche
2013: Live It Up!
2012: The Last Supper
2011: New York Always Stands Out
2010: Visitor Number 933 To Room 525
2009: Makes A Nice Desktop
2008: Leaning Tower Of Texas
2007: It Should Be Called “Thimble Shot”
2006: Southern Hideaway
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

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