...at home 1 Button 1976 3 quarters (3 stars) Fairchild Channel F Fairchild Semiconductor Game Systems Hockey Joystick Paddle / Rotary Knob Sports T Tennis

Tennis / Hockey

The Game: Activated by leaving a cartridge out of the slot, powering the system up and pressing one of the selector keys, Tennis and Hockey are built into the system. Timed games can be selected, and the traditional rules of each sport apply. (Fairchild, 1976) Memories: An interesting indicator of how new the idea of …

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Tic-Tac-Toe / Shooting Gallery / Quadradoodle

The Game: The first Channel F “Videocart” packs three games into one bright yellow package. Shooting Gallery is a straightforward target practice game in which players try to draw a bead on a moving target. Tic-Tac-Toe is the timeless game of strategy in small, enclosed spaces, and Quadradoodle is a simple paint program, long, long …

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...at home 1978 5 quarters (5 stars) Action Strategy D Fairchild Channel F Fairchild Semiconductor Game Systems Joystick

Dodge It

The Game: Trapped in a square or rectangular arena, the player is represented by a mobile square. Another projectile punches its way into the arena and begins ricocheting around; points accumulate rapidly the longer the player’s square avoids contact with the projectile, but starting at 200 points, an additional projectile is added every 100 points, …

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