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- April: SEGA releases Bomber, an early side-scrolling video game and a shooter game.
- October: Cinematronics releases Space Wars, the first vector graphics arcade game.
- In June, the SEGA VIC Dual, one of the first unified arcade system boards, debuts with Safari, using a Zilog Z80 (8/16-bit) microprocessor.
- The Taito Z80 arcade system board debuts with Super Speed Race, using a Zilog Z80 microprocessor and RGB color model with 16 colors.
Video Game Console
- Atari develops the Game Brain (model C-700), a dedicated console and the first Atari system to utilize cartridges. Only a handful of Game Brain prototypes are produced, and none are released commercially.
- ↑ Bomber at Museum of the Game
- ↑ http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=bomber&page=detail&id=26089
- ↑ http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=space-wars&page=detail&id=2564
- ↑ Safari at the Arcade History database
- ↑ http://mamedev.org/source/src/mame/drivers/vicdual.c.html
- ↑ http://system16.com/hardware.php?id=628&gid=1478
- ↑ http://mamedev.org/source/src/mame/drivers/sspeedr.c.html
- ↑ Goldberg, Martin (2003). Museum of Home Video Gaming. Archived from the original on 11 February 2006 Retrieved on 18 February 2006.