Computer games these days, what are they all about? Interaction, the quality is almost film like, animation and effects to die for.
Simon, the first of the modern interactive computer games was a 4 coloured circle that lit up in a sequence of continual flashing lights and noises. You had to memorise the sequence and press the colours accordingly. It was a ‘brain teaser’, these days they would call it an educational tool. To us it was a little bit of witchcraft, shit witchcraft obviously, and it soon got boring.
Perhaps that’s why it didn’t really get the respect or longevity it deserved though it certainly paved the way for many games that followed.
Those jolly nice folk at snollygoster have created a hand drawn tribute t-shirt that would make a great gift for any retro fans of cool things from our past.
You should take a look at some of their other stuff, it’s pretty amazing, great gift ideas you won’t find on the High Streets, all tastefully done for people like you who want to buy things that are a bit different to the mainstream.
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By the way, did you know the world record for consecutive hits on ‘Simon Says’ was set in 1985 in China by mathematician Young Chow Mein. He clocked an impressive 11,674 in a row. The UK record is 17.