For science fiction fans, the 70s are a golden age. We had Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, Star Trek and a legion of other shows and movies. And we had electronic toys and games like never before. Consider Space Laser Fight, a simple LED game that is barely more than a fire and dodge game. Not much to look at by today’s standards, but you have to love the box art.
For those of us of a certain vintage, the Magnavox Odyssey Game System was the toy to have one Christmas long ago. My neighbor had one and we played the hell out of it. Getting two people on that controller was sure a pain though.
In honor of GDC this week, I bring you toys from the adorably bizarre Qbert.
Another Milton Bradley video to board game translation!
I think it is hilarious that there are all these board game versions of video games, and ten years later video game companies were making video games of board games.