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Super Simon is like Simon, Only Super
During Thanksgiving, I dedicated a significant portion of my time to immersing myself in a meticulously preserved edition of the classic electronic game, Simon. Even though I'm not particularly skilled at it, I derive immense satisfaction from the colorful lights and electronic melodies it produces. This rekindled interest in the classic game prompted me to delve deeper into the history of Simon, ultimately leading me to discover and engage with the often overshadowed gem from the 1980s, Super Simon.
Super Simon, which debuted in the same year as Pocket Simon (1980), unfortunately never achieved the same level of popularity as its miniature counterpart or the original Simon game. However, what sets Super Simon apart and makes it truly "super" is its inclusion of not four, but a whopping eight buttons. This significant increase in the number of buttons made Super Simon an ideal choice for intense head-to-head competitions. As stated on the packaging, Super Simon boasts five action-packed games, each offering three distinct speeds and four varying levels of difficulty. It's quite an enticing package, wouldn't you agree?
Here's a fascinating tidbit of history for you: The original Simon game made its debut in 1978 at the iconic Studio 54 in New York City, where it instantly captured the hearts and minds of its audience, paving the way for its enduring success.