Tomy not only produced the Strolling Bowling game we all loved, but it also produced a set of simple, wind-up, T.H.I.N.G.S.-like games called Skill Squares. There were many great Skill Squares (including Rescue Copter), but one of the best was Goin’ Ape.
Not to be confused with the Tony Danza movie of the same name, Goin’ Ape was a little game in which you tried to knock colored balls into the looped arms of a swinging monkey. If successful, the monkey would drop the balls into a bin on the other side of the square. You could then rate yourself by the categories listed on the back of the square.
I unfortunately couldn’t find any video or other pictures of Goin’ Ape anywhere, but this one is still for sale on Ebay!
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