Gazmo IV Clas­sique

www.bit.ly/Gaz­moIV A Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon’s nos­tal­gia-driven web brows­ing this month re­minded us of Gary Penn’s Gazmo IV Clas­sique, which comes in a fetch­ing shade of early-’70s or­ange and fea­tures four built-in games (not in­clud­ing mode vari­ants and dif­fi­culty switches). Flick the en­tirely fic­ti­tious con­sole’s chunky ‘on’ switch, se­lect your game, then punch the big red start but­ton and you’ll be treated to var­i­ous twists on Pong in “glo­ri­ous Monochro­ma­tique CRTVi­sion”. Rally gives you con­trol of both pad­dles and asks you to keep the ball in play for as long as pos­si­ble; Bull­dog lets you be­come the ball, dodg­ing a mess of pad­dle traf­fic on your way to the op­po­site end of the screen; Keeper is a penalty shootout ac­cu­mu­la­tor; and in Dodger you must avoid the balls en­tirely for your high score.

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