Gotcha  (Arcade)   1973


First color videogame, first videogame to cause controversy


Arcade system: unique (TTL chips)

Gotcha arcade
ORIGINAL POSTER +Screenshot of the color version (breasts controls)

Gameplay video

Gotcha  arcade
Magazine review - Videogames (1982)


1) Controversial due to the controls being perceived as pink rubber bulges that were meant to represent breasts and were squeezed in order to control the action.

2) Released in October 1973.

3) First home color video games is a games for Fairchild Channel F console from 1976, Altair 8800 computer games in 1976, and Breakout demo (first Apple 2 computer game) from 1977.

4) Released in black and white and color (limited ammount) versions. Game uses real color (rather than the colored cellophane overlays used to mimic color).

5) Emulated in: DICE (monochrome version only).

6) Second color game was released in october 1973 in arcades - "Wimbledon" (color Pong clone). Picture below.

Wimbledon (1973) - second color game ever

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