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Forget the PSP -- portable widescreen gaming became another Nintendo first with the introduction of the Wide Screen series in June 1981. This range boasted screens that were thirty percent larger than their Silver and Gold predecessors, and saw players protecting a fortress against Indians (Fire Attack), tossing fish (Chef), and saving paratroopers (Parachute).

We're sure we've seen that Octopus somewhere before ...

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PARACHUTE
Released: 19th June 1981
Series: Wide Screen
Units produced: ~1,200,000

OCTOPUS
Released: 16th July 1981
Series: Wide Screen
Units produced: ~1,200,000

CHEF
Released: 8th September 1981
Series: Wide Screen
Units produced: ~500,000

EGG
Released: 9th October 1981
Series: Wide Screen
Units produced: ~250,000

FIRE
Released: 4th December 1981
Series: Wide Screen
Units produced: ~1,200,000

TURTLE BRIDGE
Released: 1st February 1982
Series: Wide Screen
Units produced: ~500,000

FIRE ATTACK
Released: 26th March 1982
Series: Wide Screen
Units produced: ~500,000

Michael Panayiotakis

21/06/08

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