Pocket Simon by Milton Bradley

Has this ever happened to you? While sitting on an airplane, the person sitting in front of you leans his or her seat back, leaving you no room to play with a full-sized electronic Simon game on the plane! What to do?!

Why, if you owned a handy-dandy pocket-sized version of Simon, this wouldn’t be a problem for you!

Milton Bradley has released multiple pocket-sized versions of their popular Simon game over the years. The original version, released all the way back in 1980, was black in color just like the original Simon. This clear one was released in the mid-1990s, and plays just like the original pocket version.

Unlike most modern handheld games, this miniaturized version of Simon contains no headphone jack, and if there’s a volume switch on mine it doesn’t appear to be working. I wonder just how long a kid could play this thing during a cross country road trip (or an adult on an airplane) before driving the people around him or her nuts?

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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