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F > FAIRCHILD > Channel F  > Software list > Software detail

Channel F

Video Whizball  

Very original concept where you have to push "boulders" (big red squares) in oponent's goal, by firing missiles at them.

If a boulder crushes a player, this player disappears for a few seconds giving a clear advantage to its oponent. Same thing happens where a player is hit by his oponent's missiles.

Though the concept is quite original and the realisation impressive for the Channel-F (multiple boulders bumping into each others, bouncing on the walls and deviated by missiles), the gameplay is quite boring.

You can play against the system or a friend.

Video Whizball is also known as containing one of the earliest easter-egg is videogame history. After a specific manipulation, the name of the programmer appears in the center of playfield (see last screenshot below).


menu / options
game selection

knock boulders through your oponent's goal

there are now 4 boulders

blue player shot green one down

blue player has been crushed by a boulder

one of the earliest easter egg

 Fredric Blĺholtz Channel F page - Scans, docs, screenshots and more!

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Source : Fairchild System Gallery

year of release 1978
companies Fairchild
type game
media cartridge
systems Fairchild Channel F
number of players 1 - 2 players (versus)
staff Brad Reid-Selth

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