Classic Video Games

From: Jeff Hellige <>
Date: Fri Jul 11 19:50:49 1997

At 06:38 PM 7/11/97 -0700, you wrote:

>When I was in high school, there was a precursor to the Lynx/Gameboy/etc.
>crowd that was a football game. There were little red LED's(?) to represent
>players, and you had up, down, and run buttons to control the quarter back.
>It was very simplistic; you basically just ran the quarterback until you got
>a touchdown (but I think you could do a fieldgoal?) Anyway, I think Radio
>Shack sold one, but it may have been someone else.

        Yes, I remember these quite well...they made the most annoying
'blips' and 'beeps'! I don't recall who made them or what they were called,
though I believe Coleco made something like it at one time. I remember they
were really popular when I was in junior high, about 1979-80 or so and that
the teachers must have had quite a collection of similar games the way they
were always confiscating them! I also had a fairly neat blackjack handheld
at about the same time.

       Amiga enthusiast and collector of early, classic microcomputers

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