Video Games 1979: Adventure
Atari released Adventure for the Atari 2600. It is recognized as the first visual adventure game, or action-adventure, and has one of the first known Easter eggs in a video game.
Video Gaming Platforms in 1979
Texas Instruments released the TI-99/4, the first home computer with a 16-bit processor. NEC released the PC-8001, the first in the PC-8000 Series of home computers. Atari released the first two models in the Atari 8-bit family: the Atari 400 and Atari 800 home computers. They featured custom graphics and sound processors, including hardware sprites.
Mattel test marketed the Intellivision console in Fresno, California. It was released throughout the United States in 1980. Milton Bradley Company released the first handheld game console, the Microvision. Nintendo’s Gunpei Yokoi began development on the Game & Watch, released as a line of handheld electronic games in 1980.
- First home computer with a 16-bit processor: TI-99/4
- First handheld game console: Microvision by Milton Bradley
- Commonly known first playable MUD
- First known Easter eggs in a video game: Adventure
- Galaxian: the first game to feature enemies with individual personalities
- First graphical role-playing games for home computers: Temple of Apshai
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