I remember when I was in the U.S in 1987, I played a game
called "Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future." It
was a game that came on VHS videotape. You used a
starship-shaped gun to fire at the screen; when you were
hit, you "died," causing the canopy, pilot, and the chair
to eject, thereby ending the game. In many ways this game
was heads above others, especially considering how good
the graphics were.
Here's the advertisement:
"DON'T JUST STAND THERE. FIRE BACK!
"Lord Dread(tm) is threatening the future of the
human race! Captain Power(tm) battles him in every week
on TV and he needs your help.
"Grab your PowerJet XT-7(tm)... Fire invisible beams
at enemy targets on his TV show...and SCORE! Or be hit!
"This is not a test. The TV show WILL FIRE BACK!
"Sure, you're good...but are you *great*?
Get Captain Power interactive videotapes with three
different skill levels. Practice with the PowerJet XT-7.
And practice some more.
"Are you going to help Captain Power and the Soldiers
of the Future(tm)? Or are you just going to stand there?
"The Power of the future is in your hands!"
Special 25th Anniversary Issue
300 issue of the Amazing Spider-man
The game was done by Mattel.
Lauri Christopher Gardner (firstname.lastname@example.org)