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Atari Touch Me and 2 more
« on: March 15, 2013, 10:48:50 AM »
Bought a nice Touch Me, it was in a lot with 2 other handhelds for a nice price




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Re: Atari Touch Me and 2 more
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 11:27:29 AM »
How nice is that "Touch Me"!
I'm still trying to find one too (as I've kinda given up on finding the cab).
By the way, I always wondered: does it play that famous Sam Fox song when you win?

I recently found Simon, his circular "cousin", still great fun too.

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Re: Atari Touch Me and 2 more
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 01:38:45 PM »
nice clean "touch me" example, bela, but of course the upright cab is what i want :arrow:

all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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Re: Atari Touch Me and 2 more
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 01:40:29 PM »
Wow great, that Touch Me would probably the only hand held I'd want........after all it's an Atari.

Read in "Atari Business is fun" that they had developped more hand-held games but guess who blocked them ? Yup the management guys who were afraid to loose their 2600-selling bonusses....nothing really changes sometimes....

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Re: Atari Touch Me and 2 more
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 04:58:43 PM »

I bet that game would be banned today for "sexual innuendo" or something like that.

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Re: Atari Touch Me and 2 more
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 06:44:21 PM »
Yeah....they intended the Touch Me arcade machine to have the boob-like controls like those of "Gotcha" but it was changed for marketing reasons if I'm not mistaken....

The pocket Touch Me looks like a calculator because......it's in a modded calculator housing.....
The big mistake IMHO are the too small buttons. Ralph Baer was pretty smart to take it to the next level and make a "party"/multi-player game out of it with HUGE buttons.