The History Of Video Games On TV

Hardware Meets Interactive Television

Year: 1987

People slept on the Captain Power series as it was the first series that interacted with real-life toys. Viewers that had either of the toy fighter ships could shoot at or avoid enemies on the screen as the show played. If you got hit too many times, the cockpit on the toy would open and eject the pilot but if you won, you got, well, a series of beeps indicating that you were awesome.

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