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Post by dr_bob » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:00 am

i was a huge fan of the tomy 3D games when I was a kid , I still reckon they're pretty impressive now .
I ended up buying em' all via eaby , collectors marts and the like , I've all them bar a really obscure tank one:
heres my smallish collection{which needs a dust):
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from the top left down thats "jungler, astro wars, firefox f7, scramble[grandstand],Caveman(mentioned earlier), alien attack (aka Tomy's 'Scramble')and galaxy invader 1000.
the tomy 3D's are thundering turbo's, sky attack , Jungle fighter , shark attack 3d and space attack .
Off screen is a dogfighter stereo one as well.

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Post by Commander Jameson » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:11 am

I have an Astro Wars that has languished in my Mum's attic for ooooh, 20 years...just got it out last week to find it has a blown screen...really frustrating as you can power it up and hear it going through Attract Mode, but YOU CAN'T SEE IT!!! :(
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Post by psj3809 » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:19 am

Used to love these before i had a Spectrum.

Had to do a 'trip down memory lane' and buy one of them i had as a kid, i thought it was brilliant - Firefox !

Had different levels, skill settings, great tunes and some very good gameplay My mate had some of the famous Space Invaders / Astro Wars type games but i really liked Firefox for its 'stereo sound' and different levels.

Bought one off ebay about 2 years ago and still have the odd go on it

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:29 am

Commander Jameson wrote:I have an Astro Wars that has languished in my Mum's attic for ooooh, 20 years...just got it out last week to find it has a blown screen...really frustrating as you can power it up and hear it going through Attract Mode, but YOU CAN'T SEE IT!!! :(
May I nominate this for a 'mini-mame' project?

Remove the existing screen.

Replace it with a screen that accepts a composite input (the usual donor is a PSOne LCD screen, quite cheap but decent and easy to work with).

Obtain a DTV unit (C64 DTV or Megadrive perhaps, possibly a Namco one?).

Gut this and store innards in the Astro Wars cab, connecting tv output to the new screen (easy as its composite) and the stick input to the joystick/button on the cab.

Tada! A fully functional multi game cabinet in high res colour :D
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Post by gmintyfresh » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:54 am

Amidar

Had this since I was little, the screen glows in the dark and has two variations of Amidar. I've finished the easier version if I remember correctly

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Post by dr_bob » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:49 am

gmintyfresh wrote:Amidar

Had this since I was little, the screen glows in the dark and has two variations of Amidar. I've finished the easier version if I remember correctly
thats cool!
I've the "jungler" one which has the same case design too..

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Post by gmintyfresh » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:50 am

dr_bob wrote:
gmintyfresh wrote:Amidar

Had this since I was little, the screen glows in the dark and has two variations of Amidar. I've finished the easier version if I remember correctly
thats cool!
I've the "jungler" one which has the same case design too..
Woah please post a photo I'd be really interested!!!

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Post by gmintyfresh » Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:18 am

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There's a dig dug in the same style on ebay

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Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:00 pm

I had a pretty obscure one called Crazy Monster , were you had to get a can of water to pour on a tree , which would grow apples - quite bizarre
Has anyone played this one?
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:08 pm

Never heard of Crazy Monster, but your description intrigued me so I looked it up at the Handheld Museum site:
http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Grandstan ... onster.htm

Rather nifty looking. Out of curiosity, are your parents hippies?
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Post by Panic Button » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:17 am

I collect these babies... Check out my collection - and it's grown considerably since then!

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Post by resident paul » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:40 am

Panic Button wrote:I collect these babies... Check out my collection - and it's grown considerably since then!

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Post by thl » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:09 pm

Smegaman wrote:I had a couple of Konami handheld LCD games, my fave was the Turtles one but I could never ever finish it. Please tell me it was impossible! :P Also had Top Gun and Star Trek which had some digital speech if I remember properly.
I remember playing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles handheld LCD around the start of the 90s. Also Tiger which is another electronic brand, had also made several LCD games such as Double Dragon 2, Shinobi and Megaman 2.

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Post by Dudley » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:55 pm

resident paul wrote:
Panic Button wrote:I collect these babies... Check out my collection - and it's grown considerably since then!

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What with fencing then?
That's what he collects.
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Post by BSA Starfire » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:25 pm

It's so weird, I found my old frogger tabletop in the top of the wardrobe yesterday, forgot I even had it! Put some batteries in and it still works a treat, shame the battery cover is lost.
It's pretty neat however, good version and nice style :-)

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