Monday, Oct. 25, 2010

Mattel Electronics Football

Long before Nintendo released the Game Boy, Mattel had one of the first successful portable gaming devices. Football, released in 1977, was simple — navigate your running back around defenders (red LED blips) to score. The wildly popular game set the stage for the portable gaming devices that flooded the market in the early 1980s. Mattel released a "classic" version of Football in 2000 without the iconic LEDs.