Post by parrothead on Sept 16, 2009 1:00:11 GMT -5
Both were released in 1978. Some sources say that Computer Othello was Nintendo's first video arcade game; however, a serious Japanese video game expert created a website titled "Jap-Sai", and said it came first, but neither source proves. If either one was released in late 1978, then the other one could of been released earlier. Most companies started with clones, some with sports-based or classic board game-based.
I've heard Computer Othello cited as the first enough times to believe it came before Block Fever.
Although don't forget Nintendo themselves announced that their first arcade game was the horce racing game EVR Race during their Iwata Asks interview about Punch-Out, so any speculation is moot.
Like all major events and technologies, videogames had a blurry early period where things have only been loosely recorded, and the solid facts are held in the memories of those involved. Nintendo's pre-history was everything before 1980. We just have to wait for facts to come out in interviews.
Post by parrothead on Sept 25, 2009 16:57:00 GMT -5
I thought you said EVR RACE is all mechanical. Wikipedians believe it counts as a video game, since it uses video tapes like how interactive movie games like Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair and Konami's Badlands use laserdiscs.
Ridiculous. The technology for laserdiscs wasn't around back then, and videotapes couldn't be used in that way (which is why they weren't).
Games like Wild Gunman used a film reel that would skip to various frames depending on whether you shot or missed the gunman, which was a different technology altogether.
But so far we really know nothing about EVR Race other than that it was Nintendo's first mechanical arcade game (and presumably their first arcade game other than the Laser Clay Shooting system). We don't know how it worked or what it used to play, as the only reference to it to date is a passing reference in an interview about a different game.
Post by parrothead on Sept 28, 2009 1:35:50 GMT -5
Well, it is still unclear whether Computer Othello or Block Fever came first. Although, most sources claim that Computer Othello came first, they don't prove why, so it's perhaps a mystery. There needs to be at least the months they were released in. Thinking about this part reminds me of the Dice Game seen on The Price Is Right.
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