1969 in video gaming

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Notable events[edit | edit source]

  • SEGA's Missile was an electro-mechanical shooter and vehicle combat simulation that featured electronic sound and a moving film strip to represent the targets on a projection screen. It was also the earliest known arcade game to feature a joystick with a fire button, which was used as part of an early dual-control scheme, where two directional buttons are used to move the player's tank and a two-way joystick is used to shoot and steer the missile onto oncoming planes displayed on the screen; when a plane is hit, an explosion is animated on screen along with an explosion sound.[6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. D.S. Cohen, Killer Shark: The Undersea Horror Arcade Game from Jaws, About.com, http://classicgames.about.com/od/arcadegames/p/KillerShark.htm, retrieved 2011-05-03 
  2. 2.0 2.1 1969 Sega Duck Hunt (Arcade Flyer). pinrepair.com. Retrieved on 2011-05-03
  3. Duck Hunt (1969) at Museum of the Game
  4. Grand Prix at Museum of the Game
  5. Bill Loguidice & Matt Barton (2009), Vintage games: an insider look at the history of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the most influential games of all time, p. 198, Focal Press, ISBN 0240811461
  6. Missile at Museum of the Game

Video game releases[edit | edit source]

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Hardware releases[edit | edit source]

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