Milton Bradley's Simon - Simple And Addictive Electronic Gaming
By James Grahame
The year was 1978. Disco was in full force, and Milton Bradley released a spaceship shaped electronic game with four lighted color buttons. The game was Simon, and this little UFO was one of the hottest toys of the late 1970s. Simon has been through numerous iterations over the years, appearing in rectangular, pocket, and cheap-asian-ripoff versions. It's even available as a Mac OS X freeware app.
Handheld Museum reports: "Simon has been an ongoing product for MB/Hasbro since it's debut in 1978, and can still be purchased at Toys R Us and other toy stores (though the version they sell now is clear). They've also made several versions of the Simon game over the years including the 2-player Super Simon, handheld Simon and even a
keychain Simon. The newest incarnation is Simon2 that you can actually flip over for a 2-player head-to-head style game."
See The Handheld Museum's Simon page for more...