If you grew up before video games, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots were the closest thing to virtual reality you had as a kid. As you took the command of your ‘bot, your goal was simple: knock the other guy’s head off before he tried to do the same to you. Couldn’t be easier.
The game was pretty analog by today’s standards, but back then there was no greater thrill than shouting, “I knocked your block off!”
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots 60’s Commercial
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots 70’s Commercial
Damn you Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots! Can’t we all just get along? pic.twitter.com/uR6azWcMFq
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