Classic Video Games

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Fri Jul 11 22:30:43 1997

Whilst in a self-induced trance, thedm (and others) happened to blather:
>Sounds like Mattel Electronic Football. My friends and I were the reason
>they stopped letting us take to school! damn...that was ages ago.

[big snip]

Coleco was mentioned... My brother had a Coleco back in the Jr / H.S.
daze... which was pretty eazy to win. From what I remember, the LED's could
be controlled with two brightness levels, the brighter ones were you, and
the dimmer ones were the badguys.

I stumbled across it about a year ago or so, while moving... Not sure if my
brother or I ended up with it (---Still unpacking--- :-( ) but it still
worked at last check.

This is one of those things that I took apart as well... but it actually
got back together and still worked! ;-)

Trivia: On the Coleco, there was a 6-tone "good sound" -- touchdown,
methinks. It went something like this (bad replica of staff to follow :)


Anyway, there was an episode of Hart to Hart (Robert Wagner & Stephanie
Powers... remember?) that used those sounds for automatic door openers /
security system at a millionaire/billionaires house... I remember hearing
that, and saying so. No-one believed me until I went and got the game and
started playing it... then the family was mad that I was making noise
during the show! But at least I proved my point. ;^>

Have fun, and get ready for my next post! See ya,
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Roger Merchberger       | If at first you don't succeed,
Programmer, NorthernWay | nuclear warhead disarmament should *not*  | be your first career choice.
Received on Fri Jul 11 1997 - 22:30:43 BST

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