Game Classification

Touch Me Atari (U.S.A.), Atari (U.S.A.), 1974  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming




Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Training


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

Touch Me Players had to follow the pattern in which the lights lit up, getting three tries before the game was over. It was stylish, but unpopular compared to the other, more engaging games out there. The concept had merit, though, as Ralph Baer proved when he released essentially the same game in handheld form in 1977, coloring the lights and calling it “Simon”. Atari saw the success Simon was enjoying and scrambled to develop a handheld version of Touch Me, which they released in 1978. It was too late, though; Simon was the game that resonated with consumers and lives on as a cherished memory.

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Arcade