1975: Steeplechase - the first one-switch game?

Image of Atari's 1975 Arcade Video Game - Steeple Chase.The first ever commercial one switch playable game is Atari's Steeplechase from 1975. Up to six players could crowd around the machine, using a single illuminated button to make their horse jump on-coming hurdles. There's a short video-clip up on Google Video - don't expect too much obviously!

It's a very basic game, but actually quite competitive fun. The nearest equivalent is a version written for the Atari VCS - which can be played on the superb 'Stella' emulator.

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1 Responses to '1975: Steeplechase - the first one-switch game?'

  1. # Blogger OneSwitch.org.uk

    Steeplechase made it's way to Communist Russia too in the 1970's:


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