All hail mighty PONG!! I still have my Telstar Alpha from when I was a kid. It no longer works that well, (and only b/c my previous students loved it so much they broke it!), but it will remain a treasured part of my childhood.
"Do you believe, you believe in magic?
'Cos I believe, I believe that I do,
Yes, I can see I believe that it's magic
If your mission is magic your love will shine true."
Montgomery Wards must have thought the "World" only played Tennis They forgot all of the other sports.
Actually, I used to beg my mother almost daily for something like this. She had heard a report that they left "burn-in" marks on the TV screen and refused to ever get one. In fact the day I bought my own Nintendo in the 90's she told me not to leave it on too long because it would ruin my TV screen.
I have a similar story: My family got an Atari 2600 one Christmas, but my mom read a similar report, and wouldn't let us hook it up to the color TV. So we had to use the 13" B&W model in my sister's room. To this day, I still don't know what most Atari games looked like in color.Actually, I used to beg my mother almost daily for something like this. She had heard a report that they left "burn-in" marks on the TV screen and refused to ever get one. In fact the day I bought my own Nintendo in the 90's she told me not to leave it on too long because it would ruin my TV screen.
By the time NES rolled around, I successfully lobbied to use the big TV, and won that time.
We have the technology lmfao
People love to rip on how primitive and lame the old games like this are, but I still have fun playing them to this day.
I don't get that little bit they have under the price. "You've seen them advertised. You know." Know what?
Atari 2600 was awesome back then. I loved the Activision games, especially Pitfall & River Raid, but there were alot of fun games. I bought an Activision CDRom for my computer, but using the keyboard or a joypad just isn't the same. With some games, you gotta use a joystick. If they made an Atari joystick for the computer, I'd rock that CDRom for all it's worth.
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