Developer - Fairchild
Publisher - Fairchild
Release - 1976
You have the X's, the machine has the O's. The object is to get your three X's in a line before the machine gets its O's in a line. You always get to start first.
How the Hand Controller Works in Tic-Tac-Toe. Either hand controller will work for Tic-Tac-Toe. The dot in the square indicates which playing position you are in. Moving the hand controller knob to the left or right steps this dot to automatically cycle to the next line so that eventually it will cycle through all nine positions. To get the feel of the cycle, simply push your knob left or right and see the resulting pattern. Remember to stop the dot in the playing position you wish let your controller knob return to its neutral center position.
Pull Up and Plunge Down. Once the dot is in the playing square where you want your "X," pull up on the hand controller and an "X" will appear in that square. The machine will then put in its "O" and the message "Your Turn" will appear telling you that you can move the dot to a new position. The machine will not respond if there is an X or an O already in the square.
To get rid of the game in progress, or for a new game at the conclusion of the one in play, plunge the hand controller down. This erases all X's and O's and starts a new game. No other hand controller movements work in Tic-Tac-Toe.