The 1980s were the golden years of toys. Stephen Lacey writes.
The evolution of gaming in the 80s is particularly fascinating, not only for the brisk pace at which new technology was developed but the fact that it all seemed to happen simultaneously. Dozens of enterprises and studios rose and fell over the years, and certain platforms and types of games came along only to quickly [...]
Donkey Kong was the most prized Nintendo Game & Watch in my collection that consisted of Octopus, Fire Attack and Parachute. What set it apart from the others was that it was one of the first dual-screen Game & Watch titles (and one of the earliest multi-screen portables).
I remember pestering my parents to get a Game & Watch and we schlepped to Paddy’s Markets and I stood in front of a glass topped counter and got one. In all truth, Egg wasn’t very exciting – you controlled a wolf (!) with four buttons who used his hat to collect eggs laid by hens in the four corners of the screen.