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Touch-Me

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Description

A "Simon Says" type game in which you must push the buttons in the same order that they light up. Each time that you do so, the game will light up another sequence with one more button added. The game did not prove profitable as pinball machines and video games proved more attractive that pressing light-up buttons. The controls were just 4 buttons that light up. In 1977, Milton Bradley released a home version knockoff of Touch-Me called Simon that added tones to the light patterns. Simon was the biggest selling toy of Christmas 1977. In 1978, Atari released a handheld version calld Touch Me (no hyphen) that did not do as well (possibly because Atari's home game had small, closely-spaced buttons).

Touch-Me was produced by Atari in 1974.

Atari released 137 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Atari was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari during the time period Touch-Me was produced include: Doctor Pong, Gotcha, Coupe Davis (Pong Doubles), Pong Doubles, Snoopy Pong, Puppy Pong, Gran Trak 20, Pin Pong, Pursuit, and Gran Trak 10

Specs

Name Touch-Me
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1974
Type Arcade
KLOV/MOG # 12694
Sub-Type Skill game
Class Wide Release
Genre Skill
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Machine flashes a series of lights and corresponding sounds, and the player must press the black buttons the machines only controls in the order given by the machine. The game then repeats, but with another term added to the sequence. Three mistakes are allowed before a game over.

Touch-Me KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Trivia

In 1977, Milton Bradley produced a widely popular handheld game, Simon that was based on the gameplay of the arcade machine, but with improved, more aesthetic sounds, and color-coded buttons, though the basic four button design remained.

Simon's success was cemented when it became the highest selling toy in Christmas of 1977. Atari attempted to produce a handheld version of TouchMe and tap into Simon's success in 1978, but consumers considered it a knockoff of the Simon game, despite the opposite being true. The handheld Touch-Me, as such, could once again not compete with the competition, and became a commercial failure for Atari.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Touch-Me Census

There are 14,827 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,883 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 8 known instances of this machine owned by Touch-Me collectors who are active members. Of these, 8 of them are original dedicated machines.

Wanted - There are 5 active VAPS members currently looking for Touch-Me.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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Manuals

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 22; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 22; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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