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Video Whizball

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Title Screen

Video Whizball

Developer: Fairchild
Publisher: Fairchild
Platform: Fairchild Channel F
Released in US: November 1978[1]

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Video Whizball is notable for containing one of the first Easter eggs found within a game.

Easter Egg

After playing a match to completion, both sides must have their square be destroyed by either the other player or a red square. While both squares are destroyed, go back to the menu to start a new match and change the settings to Game 43 and Score 67.

Once this is done, the game will load the field with "REID-SELTH" at the center, referring to programmer Brad Reid-Selth. The name is fixed at the center of the field, is treated as an object, and is indestructible.

(Source: Digital Press)

Hidden Text

Starting at offset 0xBFB, and taking up the last five bytes of the ROM, is the name of programmer Brad Reid-Selth's daughter.

(Source: Digital Press)