It was the year of electronic games, and none was more addictive
or irritating than Simon - a big round lump of plastic with
four coloured quarters that flashed and beeped at you. To win you
had to match the sequence, if you got it wrong Simon would growl disapproval at you.
adverts claiming the contrary, Simon was a single player game, and
it wasn't until 1979 - with the arrival of Super Simon -
that families could play properly together. Perhaps as a result
of the ensuing fallout, in 1980 MB Games released Pocket Simon
- so you could go and play the game as far away from the rest of
the family as possible.