Video games have certainly come a long way since the industry's humble beginnings in 1972, when Pong broke into the mainstream. Despite all the technological advancements, though, it’s always fun to look back and remember the classics, and this puzzle on the golden age of gaming does just that.
This 1000-piece puzzle from photographer Jim Golden, which is recommended for ages 12 and up, depicts a photo of numerous retro video game consoles, controllers, and cartridges. In the mix, you’ll find consoles like Atari and Intellivision, along with the original Nintendo Entertainment System, its famous light gun, and copies of Super Mario Bros. and John Elway's Quarterback (among plenty of other titles). It’s currently available on UncommonGoods for $18 or Amazon for $22.
After getting your fix of the classics, learn about the advancements in modern video games like facial recognition, voice recognition, high-def displays, and more by heading here. Or, if you'd like to stick to the retro stuff, check out these other old-school gaming products.
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