Kids say "Classic" Video games Really Weren't All That Good

Electronic Gaming Monthly got 9 kids (aged 9 to 12) to play the classic video games Pong, Donkey Kong, Handheld Football, Tetris, Super Mario Brothers, E.T., and Space Invaders.I never liked the classic games all that much either, but it…

Oct 17, 2003

Electronic Gaming Monthly got 9 kids (aged 9 to 12) to play the classic video games Pong, Donkey Kong, Handheld Football, Tetris, Super Mario Brothers, E.T., and Space Invaders.

I never liked the classic games all that much either, but it was a riot to read the transcriptions of what the kids said. My favorite line (about Mattel’s Handheld Football) — “I don’t see how this has anything remotely to do with football.”

(Well, I admit it, I spent hours playing that Football game…)