I've recently picked up some old games at local thrift stores. Here are some pics - some are electronic others are just older type action games. Been running into allot of different stuff like this lately
Post by Duke of Crydee on Jul 4, 2014 23:29:46 GMT -6
OMFG That chicken game is HYSTERICAL. I NEEEEEED IT! I just watched videos of it in operation on YouTube and now I REALLY NEED IT. lol
I swear one of the best parts of this hobby is finding things you never heard of or totally forgot about. This easily makes the list of something I never heard of but is fantastic. You DO NOT see that kind of raw creativity or lunacy in toys nowadays.
Post by waywardmonk on Jul 17, 2014 19:09:11 GMT -6
Man, I had that Digital Derby game when I was little. Forgot all about it until now.
That chicken game. I went somewhere when I was a kid and there was a giant tic tac toe machine with a live chicken in a window next to it. Every time it was the chicken's move, some feed would fall where he was supposed to peck and made it look like he was playing. Those were the days.
Fireball Island was one that I remember loving as a kid. I would love to own it as an adult but good luck finding one reasonably priced.
Dude, that and Dark Tower.
Um, Hasbro? If you're reading this. Feel free to take a break from making more Monopoly games and trying to reinvent Yhatzee and maybe check eBay once in a while. You're leaving money on the table here!!
Tomy’s Turn The Terrible Tank appeared in 1979. I was in my mid-30s when I acquired the game, but my nephew was just the right age to be fascinated by the action and delighted by the noise (second only to that produced by Hungry, Hungry Hippos). I was intrigued by the design of the tank.
Here’s how the game worked. The motorized tank ran along a track between two players who shot steel balls along that track at the tank. Hitting a lever hanging from the underside of the tank caused the vehicle to change direction. The object was to get the tank to your opponent’s end of the track where the tank would trigger a spring loaded gun turret, causing it to “explode”! The first player to do this five times was the winner. A lot of rapid fire was necessary to keep the tank switching back-and-forth and hitting a turret.
I haven't been finding any games like these in thrift stores in my area. I did find an obsolete game system a few years back that wasn't totally unlike the Commodore 64 but it may have been from a few years before that one. I can't recall its name but it had the same "realistic" graphics the Commodore did .
Post by Duke of Crydee on Nov 5, 2014 22:09:41 GMT -6
Damn I need to start hitting up thrift stores with a pocket full of C and AA batteries! $5.00?! Nice!
Over the past month I picked up a Coleco Head-to-Head Basketball (the one w/ the circles on it), Mattel Baseball, Mattel Football 2, Mattel Basketball (which cost me $40 in soldering supplies to put a new 9-volt connector on it)....but the coolest one I got was a Radio Shack Astro Thunder!
The picture isn't of mine but what's cool about it is it's a VFD game that's in 3D. I've never seen a tabletop game with depth before. There must be others but this one is pretty cool. Very Sci-Fi.
Another cool thing is it has like 6 different levels, you have to survive long enough to hit 1,000 (not done it yet) and to kill ships you need timing. You don't just blast all over.
The COOLEST thing though is the 3rd level. Likely buried in the middle to hide it and try and squeak by copyright infringement. lol....the level starts off with a piece of John Williams Star Wars music and the whole level is similar to the TIE Fighter battles of the Star Wars arcade game. Dual ships swooping in from the sides...pretty cool.
The main name for the game though was the Grandstand Firefox F-7.
Post by Thor Laserpunch on Jul 15, 2016 19:09:05 GMT -6
I was into HeroQuest when I was about 9 or 10. That was my introduction to RPGs I guess. Luckily, my friend got me into weed and Cypress Hill at the same time so that socially awkward period of being obsessed with creating characters also included a healthy dose of bowing to peer pressure. I had HeroQuest sitting on my shelf until a few years ago. The box was beat to hell and I figured I'd be lucky to get $10 for it. Shoulda checked eBay first I guess.
Turn the Terrible Tank, I would've totally just used the tank as a toy as itself. I remember a game Forbidden Bridge or something like that got a lot as a plastic army dudes/Battle Beast playset. If a game was too much like a toy, it became just a toy. Mousetrap was just a hideout for the Joker and Riddler, that sorta thing.
I think I still have Omega Virus. That was a cool game. Playing alone is a sad experience though