Stop Watch Game

By in digits on June 7, 2015

DIGITSCasio Digital 80s Stopwatch

Digital Stop Watch Game Returns!

“It’s all just a little history of bits repeating.”
– ninjas.digital

Casio Stopwatch GameNot everyone will recall the various games, intended or not, built into the early digital wrist watches but the quintessential, – the ‘pong’ – , of the genre involved double-tapping the stopwatch button.

Predating the mouse double-click, the most common versions of the game were:

  1. Stopping the timer at exactly 1.00 second
    (it was still exciting at the time to control characters on screens)
  2. Double-tapping as fast as possible
    (less than 0.1 seconds considered ‘good’, given the sensitivity of the button)
“…once again retiring myself from a sport that has enriched the lives of so many…”
– ninjas.digital
First Attempt

First Attempt

On My First & Last Attempt

In the rare need of a stop watch one day, my phone filled in and revealed the ‘time tapping’ game in a new form! Above, using the interval lap timer, was my first and LAST attempt – once again retiring myself from a sport that has enriched the lives of so many…


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