US2455992A - Cathode-ray tube amusement device (1947)

Patent for the first proto-shmup :)

"The game can be made more spectacular, and the interest therein both from the players and the observers standpoint can be increased, by making a visible explosion of the cathode ray beam take place when the target is hit."

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