...at home 1 Button 1 dime (0 stars) 1978 F Football Joystick Magnavox / N.A.P. Odyssey2 Sports


The Game: Woooooo, Packers. Classic pigskin comes to sluggish life in this over-complicated video game edition. Despite the Odyssey’s full keyboard, the game forces players to look up plays in the manual and execute them with joystick commands. After that, aside from some minimal control of whoever has the ball, it’s a bit like watching …

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...in the arcade 1 Button 1981 5 quarters (5 stars) Arcade Climbing F Joystick Maze Rock-Ola Side-Scrolling SNK Speech Synthesis


The Game: As an unnamed but cartoonishly cute little hero, you are powerless to watch as your girlfriend Cheri is abducted by a boatload of pirates. Only then are you inspired to act, chasing after the heavily armed pirate ship in your defenseless balloon. You dodge cannonballs as you try to reach the pirate ship’s …

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...in the arcade 1981 4 quarters (4 stars) Arcade arcade games only arcade games only Arkadia Retrocade Available In Our Store F Gremlin Joystick Jumping Konami Sega


The Game: You are a frog. Your task is simple: hop across a busy highway, dodging cars and trucks, until you get the to the edge of a river, where you must keep yourself from drowning by crossing safely to your grotto at the top of the screen by leaping across the backs of turtles …

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...in the arcade 1 Button 1981 3 quarters (3 stars) Arcade Available In Our Store Climbing F Joystick Nichibutsu

Frisky Tom

The Game: Tom the plumber smells a rat – actually, he smells a lot of them, and they’re all crawling around the plumbing, breaking pipes and planting bombs. While this is generally atypical rodent behavior, Tom only cares about knocking the rats off the pipes, fixing the broken sections, and making sure the bathtub at …

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...in the arcade 1 Button 1981 3 quarters (3 stars) Arcade F Joystick Shooting At Enemies Side-Scrolling Sun Electronics

Funky Fish

The Game: You are an unknown species of brightly-colored deep-sea fangly fish who appears to subsist on cherries and has range weapons, radar and a fuel gauge. (I did mention that this was an unknown species, didn’t I?) Smaller critters emerge from a handful of indestructible “spawn points” on the screen, represented by stuff like …

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...in the arcade 1 Button 1982 4 quarters (4 stars) Arcade F Joystick Maze Shooting At Enemies Speech Synthesis Stern


The Game: You’re back in the maze, but this time, the stakes are increased, the danger is increased, and your strategic options are only slightly increased. Touching the walls, the robots, the robots’ laser blasts, or even your own ricocheted lasers are deadly. And of course, the inevitable appearance by Evil Otto is also deadly. …

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...in the arcade 1 Button 1982 4 quarters (4 stars) Arcade arcade games only F Ground Troops Joystick Military Paddle / Rotary Knob Taito Tanks

Front Line

The Game: In a very genteel and almost inappropriately cute game about armored combat, you’re a lone footsoldier fighting your way through a platoon of enemy troops, trying to take out as many of them as you can until you find your way to a handy empty tank. (Nice of the enemy to allow your …

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...at home 1 Button 1982 3 quarters (3 stars) Atari 2600 VCS Climbing Collecting Objects F Game Systems Imagic Joystick

Fire Fighter

The Game: It’s a three-alarm fire! Or so the packaging would have you believe. It’s actually more of a .5-alarm fire, giving you more than enough time to extinguish the blaze and rescue the poor soul who’s trapped in the building. Higher diffuculty levels actually give the game some challenge. Needless to say, letting the …

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...at home 1 Button 1982 4 quarters (4 stars) Activision Atari 2600 VCS Available In Our Store Collecting Objects F Game Systems Joystick

Fishing Derby

The Game: You (and a friend, in the two-player game) are sitting on the dock of the bay, watching the time float away, and trying to catch some dinner at the same time. There’s only one problem: apparently Roy Scheider led you to this fishin’ hole, because there’s a shark roaming the waters near the …

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...at home 1 Button 1982 2 quarters (2 stars) F Magnavox / N.A.P. Odyssey2 Shooting At Enemies Side-Scrolling Two Joysticks

Freedom Fighters!

The Game: Using the left joystick, you control the movement of your ship within the confines of a screen filled with mines, alien aggressors, and occasional purple “confinement crystals” which you have to catch, because these contain human prisoners of war. The right joystick engages your hyperdrive, enabling you to go zipping along in true …

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...at home 1982 5 quarters (5 stars) Available In Our Store Collecting Objects F Game Systems Intellivision Intellivision Controller Jumping Mattel Electronics

Frog Bog

The Game: One or two players control one (or two) hungry frogs, each on its own lily pad. Flies flitter past overhead, and it’s the player’s job to get his frog to jump to just the right altitude, facing just the right direction, and to send his frog’s tongue snapping out to gobble up a …

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...at home 1 Button 1982 2 quarters (2 stars) Atari 2600 VCS F Game Systems Joystick Jumping M Network Mattel Electronics

Frogs and Flies

The Game: As one of two lowly bullfrogs, your task is simple: try to nab the greatest number of insect morsels possible on your froggy tongue while hopping around the lily pad. Hey, not every frog can live the wild life of Frogger, can they? (M Network [Mattel], 1982) Memories: An exceedingly simple game, the …

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