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Football [Model 2024]

Handheld game published 44 years ago by Mattel Electronics

Not listed in MAME yet.

Football © 1977 Mattel Electronics.

TECHNICAL/MACHINE PICT.
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Model 2024

TRIVIA

Football was released in June of 1977 as the second game released by Mattel (Auto Race was the first) and sold through Sears. After less than 100,000 were made, Sears (using a computer model based on initial sales figures) determined that the games would not be big sellers, and most of the production for Football and Auto Race was stopped. Within 6 months, it became obvious to Sears that their prediction was wrong, and production was started up again and reached previously unknown levels! (Reaching as many as 500,000 units a week by mid-February, 1978).

STAFF

Invented by: George Klose, Richard Chang
Programmed by: Mark Lesser

SOURCES

Game's picture.