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I think this has been asked before but....

Post by CLOADM » Mon May 05, 2008 7:54 am

Hi!

I seem to recall this being asked in a letters page before so i apologize up front - but...any plans for a feature on handheld games like the ones made by Grandstand and Tomy?
Speaking as someone so old that i had to serve my early gaming years before Sir Clive brought computers into our living room i have fond memories of games such as Munchman and Invaders From Space, not to mention the infamous Blip (i used to play that for hours - my folks must have hated me!) and the slightly more passable UFO Invaders, which also doubled as Breakout at the flick of a switch!
And when i wasn't gaming i was playing with my Starbird and that black enemy ship which i can't remember the name of.
I think my prized possession was the Tron handheld though...mmmm.....Tron...handheld......
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Re: I think this has been asked before but....

Post by paranoid marvin » Mon May 05, 2008 7:59 am

CLOADM wrote:Hi!

I seem to recall this being asked in a letters page before so i apologize up front - but...any plans for a feature on handheld games like the ones made by Grandstand and Tomy?
Speaking as someone so old that i had to serve my early gaming years before Sir Clive brought computers into our living room i have fond memories of games such as Munchman and Invaders From Space, not to mention the infamous Blip (i used to play that for hours - my folks must have hated me!) and the slightly more passable UFO Invaders, which also doubled as Breakout at the flick of a switch!
And when i wasn't gaming i was playing with my Starbird and that black enemy ship which i can't remember the name of.
I think my prized possession was the Tron handheld though...mmmm.....Tron...handheld......
Well , there's been a feature on someone who COLLECTS them , so I'm assuming & hoping that they are going to be classified as retro games
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon May 05, 2008 1:09 pm

I sincerely hope they'll be covered soon. With the recent collection featured, they have an ideal source for reference.

In the interim, this book may interest you: Electronic Plastic
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Post by oldtimer » Mon May 05, 2008 1:15 pm

Hey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ive got a Blip......
Great little machine.. :lol:

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Post by CLOADM » Mon May 05, 2008 2:56 pm

Blip was great, just a bit noisy if i remember rightly. Kinda like that circular plastic car track thing attached to a steering wheel you could put your hot wheelz on...what was that called....??
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Post by The Master » Tue May 06, 2008 1:17 pm

Just before the ZX80 dominated my life, Astro Wars, Pac-Man and Defender hand-held units were my gateway drug. I'd love to see a full feature too.

Well, Astro Wars was more table-top than hand-held, but still. Still got that one!
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Post by madblokeything » Tue May 06, 2008 2:53 pm

i have a very good(huge) collection of hand held /table top games ....

astro wars started live as galaxy II
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Post by The Master » Tue May 06, 2008 3:52 pm

Nicked the music off Moon Cresta, too ;)
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Post by yethboth » Fri May 09, 2008 3:14 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:I sincerely hope they'll be covered soon. With the recent collection featured, they have an ideal source for reference.

In the interim, this book may interest you: Electronic Plastic

I also hope Retro Gamer magazine cover this as well in the near future please.


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Post by rossi46 » Fri May 09, 2008 3:20 pm

Astro Wars -

Do-do-doodle-do-do. Do-do-doodle-do-do. Beep, beep, beeeeeeeeeeeep..!


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Post by retr0nut » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:33 pm

'Matchbox Steer N Go' might be the noisy car steering wheel thing.
I still have one from my childhood in my Parents loft.
There was a wire arm inside a plastic mountain with roads around it.
On top of the wire was a light and you had to keep the light on the road as a motor turned the moutain.
The little car followed the light using magnets both under the car and on the wire arm.

Maybe this is it ????

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Post by carmel1 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:41 am

And Jet fighter and the Space Invaders range from CGL i believe they also did a pacman type game

also Coleco as well and not forgetting Entex

lastly CEX (when they were in whitfield street, just of TCR) used to have lots of handheld game watches, table top electronic games etc, they even had an electronic scrabble game that i hadn't seen since the early 80's and a trip to selfridges at the western end of oxford streert

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